May 10, 2018
Digital health was a topic of discussion this week at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston as researchers and clinicians from around the world presented their most recent study results. The focus of these studies included wearables, AI, and web-based platforms.
One new study presented at the event found that popular consumer wearables can accurately measure induced paroxysmal...
February 24, 2014
Samsung announced two smartwatches over the weekend, Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, which are set to launch in April. The main differences between the two devices is Samsung Gear 2 comes equipped with a camera and the Gear 2 Neo does not.
The company made some general changes to its original smartwatch Galaxy Gear, such as switching operating systems, from Google's Android to Tizen and extending...
February 18, 2014
Despite how long the smartphone has been around, it still hasn't completely replaced the pager in healthcare. Now the smartwatch is getting its chance to try to knock out the beeper. Longtime secure healthcare messaging vendor CellTrust is offering a new pager replacement software that can run at least partially on Samsung's smartwatch offering, Galaxy Gear. CellTrust's app-based solution, called...
November 14, 2013
Consumer wearable devices are a growing market. According to a recent report from Berg Insights, the category that includes fitness trackers, smart glasses, and smartwatches will have shipped 64 million units worldwide by the end of 2017, up from 8.3 million in 2012.
As the biggest consumer shopping season of the year begins, the fitness tracker arms race is heating up, and the longtime...
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...
September 5, 2013
The iPhone version of Argus.
This week, Samsung launched its entry into the smartwatch race with the announcement of the Galaxy Gear at a press event in Berlin, Germany, and the watch will serve as a fitness device as well. The watch will get a special version of Azumio's Argus fitness app which also incorporates capabilities of Azumio's Instant Heart Rate and Instant Fitness apps.