April 12, 2017
Wearables are at something of a crossroads right now. While companies might have previously differentiated new generations of wearables with new sensors and sleeker designs, now consumers are looking for something more: wearables that don’t just track their life, but help them improve it.
Garmin’s newest device, the vívosmart 3 activity tracker announced today, boasts a number of new features...
March 20, 2017
Global pharmaceutical company UCB has launched Wellness4U, a health and wellness platform for people living with immunologic disorders which includes, as one aspect, an activity tracker pilot program.
"Our medicines treat thousands of people around the world and we are engaging with patients, their families and healthcare professionals to address their unmet needs," Todd Edwards, vice president...
March 10, 2016
Nestle is conducting a two-year clinical study with data company Medidata in China to assess the impact of physical activity and nutrition on adults with joint discomfort. The study will use Garmin fitness trackers and a mobile app.
“The research program, developed in collaboration with dedicated experts from Nestle research centers in Lausanne and Beijing, is extending Medidata and Nestle...
July 29, 2015
Garmin has been in the wearable business since at least 2003, but the company has only been in the highly competitive consumer fitness tracker market -- with its VivoSmart and VivoFit lines -- for a little under a year. And in that time, the company has only managed to capture between 10 and 15 percent of the market, according to their own estimates. Their fitness segment posted a sluggish 5...
September 4, 2014
GPS navigation maker Garmin has announced a new activity tracker, called Garmin Vivosmart.
The device offers many of the same features included in one of Garmin's other activity tracker, called Vivofit, like heart rate tracking, step counting, sleep monitoring, and time spent doing various activities. But the new tracker is more of a smartwatch because it offers notifications...