November 25, 2015
For MobiHealthNews readers in the United States, it's almost Thanksgiving, a holiday that's about being grateful but one that is also all about food. And for many of us, the days and weeks after Thanksgiving are the time to think about getting rid of all that turkey weight -- whether that means joining a gym, downloading a free food tracking app like LoseIt! or MyFitnessPal, or signing up with...
September 11, 2014
Weight Watchers announced that its app will now sync with activity trackers Jawbone and Fitbit so that users of the diet and food logging program can see how their fitness data correlates with their nutrition data.
"Losing weight and keeping it off is best achieved by focusing on both eating and activity, and most of us need skills and support to do both," Weight Watchers Chief Scientific Officer...
May 6, 2014
Weight Watchers' ActiveLink device
During its quarterly conference call with analysts last week, Weight Watchers confirmed that it had acquired Silicon Valley-based weight loss startup Wello for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition had been rumored for about a week leading up to the conference call. As Weight Watchers CEO Jim Chambers and CTO Dan Crowe explained on the call, the Wello...
April 22, 2014
Instructional video fitness app maker Fitnet raised $1.4 million from Valleys’ Ventures and CIT Gap Funds for its fitness app, Fitnet. Before this funding round, Fitnet was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and with some startup capital from the founder, the company's total funding to date is just under $2 million.
Fitnet's iOS apps offers users guided workouts that...
April 21, 2014
Weight Watchers is in talks to acquire virtual fitness coaching startup Wello, according to a report from TechCrunch. Wello, a Rock Health company, launched in July 2012. The company connects people to professional trainers via two-way video messaging. Users can choose a trainer or discipline that's most interesting to them.
In November 2012 they raised $1 million from Kleiner Perkins, Mohr...
March 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Azoi announced Wello, a smartphone case that measures a user's vitals including blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, and temperature.
"All too often, health problems go undetected until they are too late to address," Azoi CEO and founder Hamish Patel said in a statement. "We believe that through improved self-awareness of key vitals, technology...
February 21, 2013
Wildflower Health's Due Date Plus app.
Rock Health held the demo day for its fourth class this week, highlighting some impressive accomplishments from its newest batch of 14 portfolio companies. Last year, MobiHealthNews reported that this class would start with an increased $100,000 investment from Rock Health, shortly after the incubator signed on Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. This is also...