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+...
April 21, 2014
Over the past few days much has been written about Nike reportedly laying off a majority of its FuelBand engineering team -- a story that CNET exclusively broke late last week. According to the report, as many as 55 engineering employees of Nike's 70-person strong hardware team were let go or possibly recruited by other divisions within Nike.
CNET also reported, citing anonymous sources, that...
January 27, 2014
Last week MobiHealthNews reported that one of Apple's most recent hires -- assumedly for its rumored iWatch team -- Nancy Dougherty, was a former employee at high profile company Proteus Digital Health.
Following that story, we received a tip that Apple has also hired Michael O'Reilly, the former chief medical officer of Masimo Corporation, which specializes in pulse oximeters. At the very end of...
March 12, 2012
For the first time ever, Nike has made available an API that lets developers build apps that work with its fitness offerings. While the API is only available in a limited beta for developers participating in a hackathon at the SXSWi event in Austin, Texas, this week, the move is likely to lead to wider availability in the near future.
According to a report over at TechCrunch, Nike made the API...
August 3, 2011
GravityEight, a web-based platform for personalized wellbeing, announced this week a partnership with MedHelp to lead its online health channel. MedHelp will provide tools and applications for GravityEight’s health channel, which has already used the open APIs of wireless sensors like Nike Plus, the Withings Body Scale, and the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach to integrate their user data.
June 8, 2010
Polar has inked a deal with Nike to connect a wireless-enabled heart rate monitor, called WearLink, to Nike+, one of the most high profile connected fitness products on the market. Users strap the WearLink accessory around their chest and it transmits the user's heart rate wirelessly to their Nike+ iPod Sport Kit or Nike SportBand.
The new accessory enables users to monitor their beats per minute...