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By Chris Gullo January 10, 2012
iHealth Lab made an unexpected move this week at CES: It unveiled the iHealth Smart Glucometer, which attaches to the iPhone the same way Sanofi's iBGStar device does. iHealth Lab announced more than just the glucose meter: It also unveiled a Bluetooth-enabled version of its Blood Pressure Dock and a new design for its Wireless Body Fat Scale. The company expects to begin shipping each of the...
By Chris Gullo January 10, 2012
Fitbit unveiled its first product outside of wearable activity monitors this week at CES: the Aria WiFi Smart Scale, a connected weight scale similar to Withings' WiFi scale offering. The Aria scale measures weight, body fat percentage, as well as BMI and uploads the data via the user's home WiFi network to Fitbit's online portal. The device is expected to launch in late April and will retail for...
By Chris Gullo December 5, 2011
Jawbone's UP wristband As obesity increasingly becomes a worldwide epidemic, especially within children and adolescent populations, solutions to the problem are poised to become a major focus within mHealth. A handful of approaches were discussed during a panel, "Obesity, Diet, and Physical Activity," at the 2011 mHealth Summit held in Washington, D.C. this week, including a noteworthy study by...
By Chris Gullo November 4, 2011
Bluetooth headset maker Jawbone released Jawbone UP this week, a continuously-worn wristband sensor that tracks daily activity and sleep patterns. The device retails for $99.99 and is available starting November 6 at retailers including Target, Apple Stores, and Best Buy. The UP band's sensors track steps walked, pace, calories burned, and active versus inactive time. Its sleep sensor tracks...
By Chris Gullo October 5, 2011
Fitbit launched its second generation fitness tracking device, called Fitbit Ultra, which features new metrics and wireless features. The company also announced the launch of its first iPhone app. These are the first new product launches since the company debuted its flagship offering back in 2009. Like the original Fitbit device, the Ultra is a wireless-enabled, fitness and calorie tracking...
By Chris Gullo September 8, 2011
iHealth told MobiHealthNews this week that it plans to launch two new products, the iHealth Digital Scale and iBaby Monitor. A separate company called iBaby, a partner of iHealth's, created the baby monitoring device. The products join iHealth's BP3 Blood Pressure Monitoring System as competitors to Withing's connected device offerings. The iHealth Digital Scale records and uploads a users'...
By Chris Gullo 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...
By Chris Gullo August 19, 2011
A new article from lifestyle blog Lifehacker, 'How I Got in Shape with the Help of Technology,' reviews multiple consumer connected health devices, including Fitbit, Withings Scale, RunKeeper and BodyMedia Fit. Writer Adam Pash combined the devices with regular exercise over an eight month period and lost ten pounds in the process. Back in 2009, the New York Times' David Pogue and AllThingsD's...
By Brian Dolan August 3, 2011
"Personal wellness is like the green tech movement," said Jef Holove, recently appointed CEO of Basis, in an interview with MobiHealthNews earlier this summer. "I believe it is one of the most important trends of our time, both on the individual level as well as a societal level." "Regardless of your stance on it, the current national debate on healthcare has dramatically increased awareness of...
By Brian Dolan 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...