Jawbone Next to Add Features [video]

Jawbone Next to Add Features [video]

We recently reported how the inevitable “feature creep” has appeared in the FitBit product lineup, and now Jawbone has announced a similar development. The company’s new UP3 fitness band includes additional sensors. According to the company press...
Feature Creep Strikes Fitbit

Feature Creep Strikes Fitbit

As I have been predicting here for a while, consumer wearable Health Tech products are going to have to keep adding features in order to stay competitive and to grow their market. This is a familiar trajectory for many consumer product categories. For example, look at...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...
Wearables Help Save $5 Million in Health Cost

Wearables Help Save $5 Million in Health Cost

The healthcare savings to be found in Big Data from fitness bands and other wearable Health Tech devices are not just a “someday maybe” dream. According to a story in MedCity News, representatives from JFK Health have reported saving $5 million over the...
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