sports wearables

By Jonah Comstock 03:05 pm September 12, 2019
Like a swimmer emerging from an impossibly long dive, swimming wearable maker Instabeat has resurfaced after a long, self-imposed stealth period. Long-term industry insiders might remember the Beirut, Lebanon, company (now partly based in San Francisco) that raised more than $50,000 on Indiegogo back in 2013 for a heart rate tracker and heads-up display that attaches to a swimmer’s goggles,...
By Jonah Comstock 04:51 pm May 4, 2017
TuringSense, which is developing interactive wearables for sports and physical therapy, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding. The company also raised $3 million in its first round two years ago. The newest round was led by VC firm and returning investor Ideosource, with participation from new investors The Core Group and Fenox Venture Capital.  The company calls its category "...
By Jonah Comstock 02:20 pm August 5, 2016
The Olympics aren't just for athletes. It's also an opportunity for sports tech companies – including makers of vitals-monitoring wearables, fitness and training apps, and other digital tools – to show off their technology on an international stage. In Rio, athletes are looking for every edge to compete, and that includes the latest gadgets. Samsung offered gifts to every athelete and included a...