passive tracking

By Jonah Comstock May 20, 2015
RunKeeper's current Spotify integration. Music streaming service Spotify made some unexpected health and fitness related announcements at its press event today, TechCrunch reports. The company's app will actually use the phone's accelerometer to detect the pace of a user's run and select music with a tempo to match. If the pace of the run changes, so will the song. The second part of the...
By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2014
RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs More and more fitness devices are flooding the market, but Jason Jacobs, CEO of RunKeeper, thinks they are on a "road to nowhere." In an onstage interview with Xconomy editor Curt Woodward at the publication's Mobile Madness 2014 event in Cambridge, Massachusetts yesterday, he talked about how he sees the space changing. "We built this app for the phone and then we...
By Jonah Comstock November 5, 2013
Basis Science has added some new passive tracking features to its Basis Band activity tracker. After downloading a firmware update, a new feature called Body IQ will allow users to passively track when they are walking, running, and biking. "We focus on trying to make data collection as passive as possible for people," Basis Director of Marketing Damon Miller told MobiHealthNews. "What that means...
By Jonah Comstock September 19, 2013
Moves from ProtoGeo, the Finland-based passive activity tracker startup, released its Android version, demonstrating that the company intends to press on despite possible competition from Apple's new iPhone 5s and 5c. "It's very exciting times for us because there's so many things going on in the activity tracking marketplace," CEO Sampo Karjalainen told MobiHealthNews. "Apple and Google are...