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...
New Fitness Band is Free! [video]

New Fitness Band is Free! [video]

There’s a new fitness band on the market from GOQii. It looks like many other fitness bands, with one important difference; it’s free. You get one at no charge when you sign up for the health and fitness services that help you make the most of the device....
Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

Unlocking the Secrets of Sweat

An article in IEEE Spectrum describes work by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. They started with the fact that signs of over-exertion and dehydration can be detected in a person’s sweat before the problem...
New Ear-Worn Fitness Tracker [video]

New Ear-Worn Fitness Tracker [video]

Wrist-worn fitness devices have been the standard for the current generation of fitness trackers. Their features range from simple step-trackers to designs that can monitor heart rate and oxygen levels without a chest band. New generations of fitness trackers are...
Two-Way Wrist Video Communicator [video]

Two-Way Wrist Video Communicator [video]

Would you wear this? A new company called Arubixs is developing a new kind of smartphone that you wear on your wrist. The Portal smartphone is designed to be rugged, waterproof, and flexible so that you can carry your phone without worrying about damaging it in spite...