November 6, 2012
Mountain View, California-based iHealth Labs announced today the launch of a suite of smartphone-enabled health monitors, which are mostly updates of devices that were already available from the company, a subsidiary of China-based medical device company Andon Health.
Best Buy has already begun stocking the Bluetooth-enabled devices, which include the iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale, the...
November 30, 2011
According to a new report from UK-based Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. Considering the Apple AppStore only launched about three years ago (mid-2008), a prediction for app downloads five years from now is...
October 18, 2011
iHealth announced this week the US availability of its wireless connected Digital Scale. The scale allows users to transmit their weight information via Bluetooth to iOS devices, where they can use a free app to track weight data over time with charts and graphs. The suggested retail price for the scale is $69.95.
MobiHealthNews broke the news about the device in September, along with an iHealth...
September 14, 2011
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As part of its ongoing mHealth feature, MIT Technology Review has a new article on obtaining a major achievement for iOS health device manufacturers: Getting Apple to carry a device at its brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Apple's retail locations already sell iPhone-compatible health and wellness devices, including the Withings Body Scale and...
June 22, 2011
Withings announced this week that their Blood Pressure Monitor receieved FDA approval and was shipping immediately. Today, competitor iHealth announced an aggressive push into expanding their BP3 Blood Pressure Monitoring System into multiple national retail chains. Both devices feature blood pressure monitoring via free applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
iHealth received FDA...