heart rate sensing

By Jonah Comstock 08:29 am April 27, 2015
Mayo Clinic's Apple Watch app for doctors As the Apple Watch begins to find its way into the hands of consumers, it's also becoming clearer that there's a lot of interest in the health features of the device. On April 24th, the day the Apple Watch began shipping, MobiHealthNews found 264 Apple Watch apps related to health or fitness in the Apple AppStore, including apps from Humana, Cerner,...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am January 6, 2015
The new heart rate-enabled devices Fitbit announced in October have begun shipping and are now available for purchase online, the company announced. The $249.95 Fitbit Surge, which the company calls a "fitness super watch" and the $149.95 Fitbit Charge HR, a heart rate tracking version of the company's new flagship device, will be available for purchase by the end of the month at Best Buy,...
By Brian Dolan 11:47 am September 10, 2014
The Apple Watch, announced on-stage at an event in California yesterday, didn't live up to the rumors that it would offer advanced health sensing -- rumors that built up around the "iWatch" thanks to months of reports about Apple's growing team of medical sensor experts. Why did Apple hire a sleep expert like Roy J.E.M. Raymann from Philips Research -- a senior scientist at Philips Research who...