Brace yourself for a slew of Finnish health hardware: Nokia has just announced that it plans to buy the digital wellbeing and wearables company Withings for $190 million.
If software is needlessly complex and tedious, almost no one is going to use it. This fundamental tenant of technology has been one of the biggest barriers for any kind of widespread embrace of calorie tracking. Researchers at MIT are looking to change things with a new voice-activated prototype for logging nutrition.
Pebble has been the “little wearable that could” ever since it debuted its first smartwatch on Kickstarter in 2012. Since then, the company’s added impressive hardware and software piecemeal over the last three years, and its latest addition is Pebble Health.
Autonomous cars and phantom internet planes are exciting and all, but Google X also has a division that’s focusing on something more interesting: human life. Now, it says it’s working on a wearable that could be used to help it.
Given the explosion of sex advice and tracking apps for smartphones and the popularity of wearable fitness trackers, it was only a matter of time before they were combined into devices for more intimate activities. Perhaps it’s an idea whose time has come: two companies have announced plans to release “sex trackers”.
The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy—all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that’s poised to change. Soon, it might be the space around you that do the monitoring.
If you track your fitness on your smartphone—and are serious about results—chances are pretty decent you've tried MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness or Endomondo. Guess what? All three of them belong to sportswear company Under Armour as of right now.
I have a dream, a dream about the perfect piece of wearable tech. It would be a band with all the simple notification powers of the best smartwatches and all the health tracking powers of a full-on fitness tracker. The Fitbit Surge is so close that it hurts.
Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple's HealthKit and corresponding Health app—not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!
Right around this time every year, the world starts to make sense. It gets darker earlier and I get tired earlier, which means I get a better night of sleep. It turns out that I'm not just imagining things. When we go to bed is still determined by that impending darkness, even if our time zone tells us something…
The Apple Watch wants you to work up a sweat. Apple's newest gadget is a pedometer and a heart-rate monitor, and it comes with a robust array of fitness tracking features, including three separate rings to track your movement.
Who better than everyone's favorite manic pixie hyperbolic memoirist, David Sedaris, to write about the agony and the ecstasy of Fitbit ownership? No one, considering how well his latest essay in The New Yorker reads as a love note.
We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs. But how's an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper's brand-new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a sprint.
Lately, all the talk has been about the fitness-tracking, health-monitoring smartwatch that Apple is assumedly building. But a patent granted to Apple today shows the company wants to get into fitness tracking not just on your wrist, but in your ear, with sensor-laden earbuds to measure your athletic performance.
Everybody loves these Fuelbands and other activity trackers because they supply you with troves of data about your everyday life. Sometimes, however, it's a little bit too much information.
Lark, the folks who made the wristband alarm clock to track your sleep, now has a wristband to track your life. Called Larklife, the wristband tracks your steps taken, calories burned and distance traveled and your diet and sleep too.
The Jawbone Up is everything I ever wanted in a fitness tracker. Because it's a bracelet, it's always with me. It goes everywhere, it's positively ambient, and ridiculously fun. That's great. Don't buy it. Without a big fix, it's garbage.