BodyMedia Core 2 Armband

By Jonah Comstock 04:45 am August 29, 2013
Over the past two years, there have been a few efforts to make activity trackers more like jewelry. The Misfit Shine's market strategy turns on the simple elegance of the device, and Misfit CEO Sonny Vu has said many times that invisibility and fashion are the two options for making a wearable device catch on. BodyMedia -- whose armband device is the most-data-intensive, but also the most...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am May 27, 2013
When Jawbone acquired BodyMedia last month, it made a big splash in the health and fitness tracker space: the two companies are both major, visible players in the quick-moving field, and we predicted that the acquisition would make other competitors like Fitbit and Basis nervous, and possibly lead to further acquisitions and mergers in the field. MobiHealthNews caught up with former BodyMedia CEO...
By Jonah Comstock 05:00 am April 30, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization. In the biggest digital health acquisition of the year so far, San Francisco-based Jawbone is acquiring Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia, the company announced this morning. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. This is the first major consolidation in the contentious wearable activity tracker space, and the second mobile...
By Jonah Comstock 03:45 am January 10, 2013
By Jonah Comstock and Brian Dolan Self-tracking, self-monitoring, and using smartphone peripherals to encourage health habits are emerging as big themes at this year's CES, getting coverage not just in the tech press, but also in mainstream outlets like CNN and the Wall Street Journal. While the big companies focus on filling in holes in their product lines and staying competitive with one...
By Jonah Comstock 11:20 am January 7, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization. This weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, BodyMedia announced the Core 2 Armband, a smaller, more streamlined version of the company's wearable tracker. Although the Core 2 (about the size of an iPod Nano) is considerably smaller than the existing FIT armband, lately famous for its use on the newest season...