Are Fitness Bands Losing Out to Smartwatches?

A recent report from Gartner predicts that in 2015, half of the consumers who are considering a fitness band will choose to buy a smartwatch instead. Part of their reasoning is that the feature set for smartwatches is overlapping those of traditional fitness bands,...

CNET Survey Finds Fitness Gifts Popular

In a recent holiday shopping survey, CNET found that fitness wearable devices made it to the top 10 planned gifts this year, jumping up to the fifth place position. They came in right behind small kitchen appliances, which were in fourth place. (The number one gift on...
Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Gone in 15 Seconds: New Fitness Watch [video]

Fitness bands continue to blur feature sets, and the Nabu from Razer is no exception. The company describes it as a “social smartband.” Yes, it counts your steps and estimates your calorie burn, and it sends your data to an Android or iOS smartphone via a...
IDTechEx: Sensors Woven into Washable Fabric [video]

IDTechEx: Sensors Woven into Washable Fabric [video]

This is a fitness product, and as such, I wouldn’t usually cover it here in Health Tech Insider. But this shirt from OMsignal is special because its sensors are woven directly into the fabric of the clothing. Other systems print sensors onto the fabric, or...