wearable fitness trackers

By Heather Mack 03:32 pm August 18, 2016
Health and fitness apps may potentially reveal data-enabled insights into the daily lives of those who use them, but what they sometimes fail to reveal are the ways they use the data collected on users. A recent study from the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, DC-based think tank that works to advance responsible data practices, found that -- compared with other apps in the iOS and Android...
By Heather Mack 02:50 pm August 16, 2016
Jabra, maker of wireless sports headphones that offer in-ear coaching and fitness tracking with a companion app, has teamed up with online, physician-directed fitness and nutrition coaching program TrainerMD to offer Jabra's newest products in a pilot study that will test out how wearables might fit in as part of a prescribed health program. The program, 360 Health, is a HIPAA-compliant software...
By Aditi Pai 10:00 am May 22, 2014
In the first quarter of 2014, Fitbit held the majority of the market share, according to a report from Canalys. Fifty percent of the 2.7 million wearable shipments belonged to Fitbit. The report added that the recall of Fitbit Force devices because of skin rashes apparently did not slow Fitbit's sale momentum and only affected the US and Canada. Canalys separated shipment metrics into two...
By Aditi Pai 12:48 pm February 3, 2014
Health and fitness wearable computing devices will be a main driver of the 90 million wearable devices that are expected to ship in 2014, according to a report from ABI research. Shipment estimates for healthcare wearables are approximately 13 million in 2013, 22 million in 2014, and 34 million in 2015 whereas health and fitness wearable shipments are 32 million in 2013, 42 million in 2014, and...