December 22, 2020
Connected fitness company Peloton, a unicorn famous for its connected-bicycle offering and virtual fitness classes, has acquired Precor, a major manufacturer of commercial fitness equipment, for $420 million. The acquisition is expected to close in early 2021.
WHAT'S THE IMPACT?
The acquisition will allow Peloton to bring much of its manufacturing in house and have more control over the supply...
November 18, 2020
Long-term data on ambulatory monitoring patches. Scientists from the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Johnson & Johnson have unveiled three-year study data for iRhythm Technologies' Zio wearable ambulatory monitoring patches at this year's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. The mSToPS study examined 1,738 participants who were a mean age 73.7 years at the time of...
September 16, 2020
While Apple’s big announcement yesterday was around a new blood oxygenation sensor, the company also rolled out a new video fitness class offering which could turn out to be even more impactful for the company.
Apple Fitness+, a diverse subscription platform of fitness videos designed to be used in conjunction with an Apple Watch and its activity-tracking functions, brings Apple...
September 8, 2020
Peloton, the fitness company best known for its connected stationary bikes, has just added the second generation of its bike and a lower priced version of its connected treadmill.
Peloton Bike +, which is at a higher price point than the original, has additional software developed to guide users through yoga, stretching, meditation, and the more traditional spin classes.
The bike, which costs...
June 2, 2020
Change Healthcare acquisitions target pharma customers. Nashville, Tennessee-based health IT company Change Healthcare has announced its second major digital pharmacy acquisition in as many months.
Yesterday came news of its $208 million purchase of PDX, a decades-old integrated retail, specialty and outpatient pharmacy software maker. In early May, Change had picked up eRx Network, the maker of...
May 8, 2020
This quarter Dexcom raked in $405 million in revenue, compared to $280.5 million in 2019’s Q1. This represents a 44% increase year over year (YoY), and beats the company's revenue goal by $46.7 million. Dexcom attributes its success to its growing user rate.
The gross profits from Q1 were $258.7 million. However, operating expenses have increased, coming in at $215.4 million in 2020 Q1, versus $...
February 27, 2020
And the band played on. Peloton has come to terms with members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), which had brought a lawsuit against the exercise machine maker over alleged copyright infringement. The association said at the time that Peloton had been illegally featuring music from Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and others.
The parties also said they have now entered a joint...
February 6, 2020
Direct-to-consumer, direct-to-phone. New York City-based home testing startup LetsGetChecked has launched its first mobile app for iOS. Through it, consumers will be able to order more testing kits from the company, integrate with services from wearables partners like Fitbit and Apple, and address the results of their tests one-on-one with a LetsGetChecked professional.
"We want healthcare to be...
December 5, 2019
#Pelotonad. Peloton has found itself in the middle of controversy as a recent television ad released by the company was panned by many as sexist. The roughly 30-second video, in which a husband purchases the connected exercise bike for his wife as a Christmas gift, has generated a backlash consisting of Twitter hashtags, viral parodies and a roughly 10% drop in Peloton’s stock price; however, the...
November 15, 2019
The increased spotlight on Google’s healthcare privacy practices doesn’t seem to be letting up, with the Washington Post publishing a story this morning detailing a botched arrangement between the tech giant and the National Institutes of Health back in 2017.
The two groups had a research arrangement centered on more than 100,000 chest X-ray images provided to Google by the NIH. However,...