Microsoft Band Sells Out

Microsoft Band Sells Out

It looks as though those predictions about wearable Health Tech products being the hot gift this holiday season were on target. If you try to buy a Microsoft Band on the product’s website, you will find a message asking you to “Check back in 2015, or visit...
$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

$55 Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker [video]

Two trends are inevitable in the wearable Health Tech market. One is convergence; devices will take on more and more functions, eliminating the need for many separate devices. The second is price reduction. While many companies have plenty of clever intellectual...
Running Hat Monitors Heart Rate

Running Hat Monitors Heart Rate

If you’re headed out for a run and want to track your heart rate, you may strap on a chest band which can be uncomfortable. Consider a new alternative: the LifeBeam Hat. This $99 device is an excellent example of how wearable technology can...
Wearable Interest on the Rise

Wearable Interest on the Rise

The market research firm Futuresource Consulting recently released the results of their recent survey of consumer interest in wearable technology. In October, the company repeated a survey that they had conducted just five months earlier in May 2014. The survey...

Chinese Company Invests in Misfit

Misfit is one of the leading fitness band makers. Recently, it was widely reported by Reuters and other sources that the Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is part of a consortium that has invested $40 million in the company. This appears to be part of a larger strategy...