July 13, 2011
Popular Bluetooth headset maker Jawbone announced two things today: $70 million in new funding and plans to launch a new fitness device, called UP, later this year.
The wristband will monitor users movement and sleep patterns and pairs with a smartphone app that analyzes the data and provides users with challenges and social recommendations. Jawbone calls it "functional jewelry."
June 24, 2011
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers made an undisclosed seed investment in mobile fitness app developer WorkSmart Labs, according to a report over at AllThingsD. The investment was made through the firm's iFund, which was established in 2008 with $100 million to make investments in iPhone app developers. In 2010 the fund doubled in size to prep for the then-imminent launch of the iPad....
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...
September 9, 2009
At a company event today Apple announced a new iPod nano that has a video camera, FM radio and a pedometer. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that the step counts and estimated calories burned data collected by the iPod nano can be sent to the user's Nike+ iPod account for tracking.
"iPod nano is the world's most popular music player with over 100 million sold," Jobs stated in a company release. Despite...