Pebble

By Aditi Pai 01:10 pm December 16, 2015
Redwood City, California-based smartwatch company Pebble has launched a new app for its devices, called Pebble Health. The device first gained popularity in 2012 after it had one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns at the time for its first device, raising $10 million.  Shortly after the campaign ended, the company tapped fitness app developer RunKeeper to be the first app to integrate...
By Aditi Pai 12:40 pm October 1, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based Pebble, maker of an activity-tracking smartwatch has added continuous fitness tracking and sleep tracking to its smartwatch. The company also lowered the price of its devices by $50 so it's original model now retails for $99, which is around the price of popular activity trackers including Jawbone and Fitbit. Pebble's higher end device, called Steel, now costs $199....
By Aditi Pai 10:42 am July 2, 2014
Ecommerce website, SwimOutlet.com, has launched a public beta for its swim tracking platform. The website helps swimmers track, share and compare the workouts they monitor with waterproof activity trackers. The platform, called Swim.com, received 5,000 beta requests within its first 10 days, according to the company. “Swimming can be a lonely sport even in a busy pool, but we’ve built a platform...
By Jonah Comstock 07:19 am June 19, 2014
Fitlinxx, the enterprise-focused activity tracker company, has released a new version of its Pebble tracker, which lengthens the battery life and adds smartphone syncing for the first time. The Pebble+ looks almost exactly like the Pebble, but has new components, according to Fitlinxx CEO Dave Monahan. He told MobiHealthNews that in addition to the mobile sync and longer battery life, the new...
By Jonah Comstock 06:24 am September 6, 2013
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Gear smartwatch will launch with 70 native apps -- 12 of which were officially revealed by the company on launch. Of those 12, two are fitness apps RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal. The two apps, which recently announced an integration with each other, will allow users to track fitness and nutrition, respectively, from their wrists. RunKeeper is not a surprising...
By Jonah Comstock 05:30 am August 15, 2013
When Medtronic acquired Minnesota-based home health company Cardiocom last week, it was easy to get confused. Medtronic, a company whose most famous product is an implantable heart monitor, could just as easily have bought Cardiocomm Solutions (two M's), a company with a mobile ECG monitor as its flagship product. With a boom of young companies and, apparently, only a certain number of health-...
By Jonah Comstock 12:37 pm July 31, 2013
One way or another, the wrist is going to be a consumer battlefield. In the world of health and fitness tracking, smartphone connected devices like Fitbit Flex, Jawbone UP, and Basis Band have scoped out the wrist as the ideal place for accelerometers, pulse, and galvanic skin response sensors to give people feedback about their workouts. In the mobile computing sphere, startups like Pebble and...
By Jonah Comstock 11:21 am June 19, 2013
Scanadu CEO Walter De Brouwer (right) and Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy (center) Scanadu, the startup building a suite of smartphone-connected medical diagnostic tools for home use, is extending the Indiegogo campaign for its premier SCOUT device an additional month after hitting the $1 million mark. The extension, coupled with the fact that the company is only $300,000 away from the top funded...
By Jonah Comstock 10:31 am May 29, 2013
Misfit also released a picture of a black version of the Shine with a leather band. Misfit Wearables announced that it is once more pushing back the shipping date of its crowd-funded Shine tracker, and that the device will no longer support Android at launch. Supporters of Misfit's $846,000 Indiegogo campaign this past January will now have to wait until mid-July for their trackers. The Misfit...