February 5, 2015
At the end of 2014 NBCUniversal launched a new digital fitness offering, called Radius. The multi-platform service provides consumers with unlimited access to fitness videos for a weekly, semi-annual, or annual subscription.
The media conglomerate's fitness app, available on iPads and iPhones, is part of a multi-platform fitness offering from the company. Subscribers can also access Radius via...
January 8, 2015
It's looking increasingly like Baltimore, Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour wants to give Apple HealthKit a run for its money. At CES, the company announced a partnership with Android device maker HTC as well as a new app for integrating other fitness apps and devices called UA Record.
"Mobile innovation has completely changed people’s lives in recent years, making us more...
July 22, 2014
Fogg speaking at SXSW last year
Retail pharmacy company Walgreens is bolstering its rewards program by training some of its pharmacists and online customer reps in Stanford psychologist and mobile health expert Dr. BJ Fogg's behavior change methodology, called Tiny Habits. Over the years Fogg has had considerable influence in mobile health through his advisory services to industry, published...
July 16, 2014
Samsung might partner with Under Armour to market Samsung's wearable health devices, according to a report from Yonhap News. The report also suggests Samsung and Under Armour are pursuing this partnership to counter Apple's relationship with Nike, which has been going strong for a few years now.
Nike and Apple's relationship was highlighted recently when the smartphone maker announced that Nike+...
July 14, 2014
San Francisco-based workout training app developer Skimble announced this week that the company’s flagship app, called Workout Trainer, will be highlighted on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab S devices. The company also announced Workout Trainer has reached 14 million downloads. (Correction: Originally this article incorrectly stated the app would be preloaded on certain Samsung devices.)
July 2, 2014
Wheaties might be the only cereal where the box is more famous than the food inside. Since the 1930s, the front of the "breakfast of champions" box has been dedicated to a sports star of the day, including the likes of Lou Gehrig, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods. Now mobile health is finding its way onto the cover of the box -- or at least, helping determine its fate.
General Mills, which makes...
June 24, 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5
This Friday, Samsung is launching a new version of its latest smartphone, called the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. The new phone was developed in partnership with Sprint and MapMyFitness, which was acquired by Under Armour for $150 million last year.
Samsung added a textured shell to the Galaxy S5 Sport so that users might benefit from the added grip. The phone will also be dust...
May 21, 2014
There are now more than 100,000 apps on the iOS and Android app stores, according to a new report by research firm Research2Guidance, double the market size of two and a half years ago. They project the mobile health app market will have produced $26 billion in revenue by the end of 2017, up from $2.4 billion so far.
Research2Guidance also found that the average app publisher has seven apps and...
May 15, 2014
After Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness for $150 million last November, both companies more or less said that it would be "business as usual" post-acquisition, with MapMyFitness and Under Armour continuing to operate as they had before. At a talk at the HxRefactored event in Brooklyn this week, MapMyFitness co-founder and VP of Innovation Strategy Kevin Callahan shared some insights into how the...
January 27, 2014
MapMyFitness, the fitness app suite recently acquired by Under Armour, and MyFitnessPal, an online and app-based wellness tracking platform, have announced an integration, allowing users to sync data between the two platforms. MapMyFitness said in a statement that the integration was a much-requested feature.
Although it provides exercise tracking through integrations with apps and devices,...