May 27, 2013
When Jawbone acquired BodyMedia last month, it made a big splash in the health and fitness tracker space: the two companies are both major, visible players in the quick-moving field, and we predicted that the acquisition would make other competitors like Fitbit and Basis nervous, and possibly lead to further acquisitions and mergers in the field.
MobiHealthNews caught up with former BodyMedia CEO...
February 20, 2013
With its topselling fitness tracker the Nike+ Fuelband, Nike is clearly invested in the mobile health -- or at least mobile fitness -- space. But Nike competitor Reebok (a subsidiary of Germany-based Adidas) has also dipped its corporate toe into the mobile health lake in recent years. Now the company is announcing that a mobile fitness app will be a major component of their 2013 "Live with Fire...
February 13, 2013
Activity tracking device maker Fitbit has announced a major upgrade this week, its devices now wirelessly sync to Android devices using Bluetooth 4.0. At launch, syncing will be enabled for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II, with more promised to come.
Just like they do now with iOS devices (and the Microsoft Surface tablet), the Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip, and the forthcoming...
January 21, 2013
Nike announced Friday the opening of a developer portal for the Nike+ API. At the same time, the company announced a partnership with popular calorie-tracking and weight loss app Lose It!
Although Lose It! currently integrates with several other devices, including the Fitbit line of activity trackers and the Withings connected weight scale, Lose It! will be the first third-party app to integrate...
May 8, 2012
Recent months have brought a flurry of industry metrics, market predictions, investment rounds, research announcements and more that have fueled the rising trend of wearable health devices. This past February MobiHealthNews reported on market predictions made by ABI Research: In five years the number of wearable wireless health and fitness devices will hit 169.5 million. That’s up from almost 21...