Device Watches What You Eat

Device Watches What You Eat

Calories consumed minus calories burned. If the result is greater than zero, you will probably gain weight. If the result is less than zero, then you’ll probably shed pounds. Simple enough, but difficult to track. Fitness bands and other devices can do a pretty...
Set It And Forget It

Set It And Forget It

One of the biggest problems with any wearable electronic device is that they need electricity to operate. And in most cases, this means that you need to use batteries. And batteries must be replaced or recharged. And the more often you have to replace or recharge, the...
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...