New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

New Sensor for Better Heart Monitors

Many fitness devices measure your heart rate, but they often require an uncomfortable chest strap, or they simply may not be all that accurate. The Chinese company PixArt Imaging recently announced a new sensor that addresses this problem. The PAH 8001 is a tiny...

Bluetooth Earphones Also Monitor Fitness

Wireless earphones are convenient; they don’t have wires that can get tangled or flop against you while you work out. Fitness monitors are helpful. They monitor your heart rate and other measures while you exercise, and can communicate this data to a smartphone...
Health Tech for Sports Finds Home at 2015 CES

Health Tech for Sports Finds Home at 2015 CES

When I think of Las Vegas, I think of excess on a grand scale. And I think of International CES, the biggest electronics show in this country that happens every January in Las Vegas. CES is a big tent to be sure, but this year it will be a little bigger. The Consumer...
Samsung and Under Armour to Join Forces?

Samsung and Under Armour to Join Forces?

Nike just did it; they chose to partner with Apple and now their popular FuelBand fitness tracker will only talk to iProducts. Now comes word through the Korean Yonhap News Agency that Samsung may be looking to pick Under Armour for their team in the Health Tech...
Staples Puts On Wearables

Staples Puts On Wearables

You’ve decided that you want to purchase a new wearable fitness device, so you hop in your car and head to your nearest office supply store. Now, that may not sound like a reasonable plan to you, but if your destination is your local Staples store, it just might...