September 2, 2014
Japanese electronics company Epson will launch its health sensing smartwatch, called Pulsense Watch, and fitness band, called Pulsense Band in September. Consumers can preorder the device on Epson's website until then. The company first announced the devices at CES in January.
The Pulsense Watch costs $199, while the Pulsense Band costs $129.
"The Pulsense product line will be Epson’s first smart...
August 31, 2011
Silicon Valley-based startup Striiv announced plans for its dedicated portable fitness device -- of the same name -- which encourages users to exercise with virtual worlds and real-world fund raising.
The Striiv device is a standalone pedometer (no mobile phone required) that can hang on a keychain or attach to a belt. Its sensors are able to differentiate between walking, running, climbing...
July 14, 2011
This week Jawbone officially announced plans to launch a connected fitness device -- UP -- which the company has been working on for the past two years. As we reported earlier, the company's as-yet unreleased UP device will have plenty of competition from other dedicated or peripheral connected fitness devices.
By our count there are 10 other devices like UP either in the market today or coming...
November 23, 2010
Digifit, Withings and Zeo announced a "health triad" partnership this week that brings users an online dashboard that includes data from personal wellness devices like Withings' connected scale, Zeo's sleep monitoring device and Digifit Connect accessory wireless transceiver, which communicates with more than 80 different fitness sensors. Users of Digifit's new iPhone app will also be able to...
July 6, 2010
Gerson Lehrman Group: The wireless "trend is quietly and swiftly permeating the medical sector." More
From paper records to mobile records: Vancouver, Canada-based Community Home Support Services Association (CHSSA) supports elderly people who live with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes. It recently switched from paper records to mobile phone powered documentation. Here's...