August 5, 2019
Sleep tracking, iOS support comes to Google Fit. Google Fit saw an update on Friday that allows the health tracking app to connect with sleep apps and services, thereby allowing users to monitor their rest within Google’s product. The tool’s iPhone app has also received a boost that brings the run, hike or biking route summaries of the Android version those pairing an iPhone with a Wear OS...
July 31, 2019
Peloton pulls the plug. Owners of the first generation of Peloton’s exercise bike touchscreens will no longer be receiving new software updates for their device, the company announced in a message on its support page. The touchscreen will still be able to access content, but the company is recommending that these users purchase a hardware upgrade so that they may continue to receive new feature...
April 26, 2019
Everyone sleeps. But not everyone sleeps well. And the quality of your sleep can have far-reaching effects on your mental and physical health.
Considering all that, it’s no surprise that sleep health has become one of the major focuses of consumer-facing digital health plays — although research has shown that it’s less popular than diet or exercise tracking, and most popular among the “worried...
February 26, 2019
Apple is testing sleep tracking functionality for the Apple Watch and, if all goes well, intends to add it to the wearable by 2020, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports that Apple has been testing the feature at secret sites near Cupertino for several months.
Apple hasn't responded to requests for comment on this matter, but when MobiHealthNews spoke...
December 6, 2018
It looks like Apple's not yet done with Beddit, the sleep-tracking device startup it acquired in May 2017. An FCC filing uncovered by VentureBeat suggests strongly that the company is planning to launch a new version of the device, likely with more traditional Apple design but retaining the Beddit brand.
Launched in 2013, Beddit's under-the-sheets strap leverages ballistocardiography (BCG), a...
NADI, FIJI - OCTOBER 25: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Cambridge attend the unveiling of the Labalaba Statue on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand (Photo by Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)
October 25, 2018
Prince Harry appears to have turned his attention from wedding rings to the Oura ring, a smart wearable that uses heart rate, motion, and temperature sensors to track sleep.
During his royal tour to Australia and New Zealand the newly minted Duke of Sussex was spotted donning the ring-shaped wearable, driving speculations as to what it could be before People Magazine identified it as the Oura...
October 18, 2018
Mountain View, California-based Beddr has launched Sleep Tuner, its first health wearable. The device is an FDA-registered sleep sensor, worn on the forehead, which measures blood oxygenation, heart rate, and sleep position, as well as stopped breathing events.
“The device affixes to the forehead with a medical-grade adhesive, and the adhesive is changed each test night so it’s easy to apply and...
April 2, 2018
Samsung is developing the long-awaited successor to its Gear S3 smartwatch and could launch it sometime this year, according to a report from SamMobile, a blog focused on all things Samsung. Citing insider sources, SamMobile co-founder Martin Reinders revealed the scoop during a Facebook Live chat last week.
SamMobile's info on the rumored device is sparse, but Reinder said it is codenamed...
February 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.
“We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
January 16, 2018
In a new study of 934 mobile phone users, 100 percent said they used a mobile phone for health-related purposes, but only 28 percent used an app to track sleep. By contrast, 53 percent tracked exercise and 48 percent tracked diet.
The data comes from an online survey conducted by NYU with the help of survey management company Toluna, which did the recruitment. Verizon provided funding. The study...