heart rate monitor

  • TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

    TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

    TomTom only introduced its lineup of GPS fitness watches about six months ago, but it’s already iterating on the design with a big new feature addition. The new TomTom Cardio watches, which include a multi-sport and a running-specific version, offer built-in heart rate monitoring, via an optical sensor located on the underside of the watch’s face. The sensor is actually built by… Read More

  • Apple Patents Integrated Heart Rate Monitor For Smartphones, Hover Touch Sensors

    Apple Patents Integrated Heart Rate Monitor For Smartphones, Hover Touch Sensors

    Apple has been issued a couple new patents by the USPTO today, including one for hover touch sensing the likes of which we’re starting to see rolled out in Android-powered devices lately like the Samsung Galaxy S4. Another patent issued today covers an embedded heart rate monitor that could add one more sensor to the iPhone, with potential for biometrics and fitness apps. Read More

  • New Balance 2-In-1 Headphones Include A Heart Rate Monitor

    New Balance 2-In-1 Headphones Include A Heart Rate Monitor

    iHome and New Balance teamed up to create a strapless heart-rate monitor/headphone combo that allows you to perform all of your favorite exercise measurements in a package about as big as a pack of gum. The headphones require a quick, firm touch to sense your current heart-rate and the information is audibly presented in to your ears. That’s literally all we know right now, so… Read More

  • Qualcomm SSLS: Wireless + Medicine and how the iPhone ties them together

    Qualcomm SSLS: Wireless + Medicine and how the iPhone ties them together

    Speaking at Qualcomm’s Smart Services Leadership Summit, Dr. Eric Topol’s introductory presentation is focused on the role of wireless devices in the medical field. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple demoed the capabilities and value of the iPhone to the medical community for monitoring purposes. There are various medical devices in the works and already out on the market that could… Read More

  • Textronics releases DIY heart rate monitor kit

    Textronics releases DIY heart rate monitor kit

    Are there any interactive clothing developers in the audience? Well, maybe you know someone that does then. Textronics has announced a “Design Your Own” kit (PDF) for those inclined to make outfits with textile electrodes that can monitor your hear rate. The sensors are able to capture ECG-quality data from your blood pumper and the entire kit is machine washable. Get yours now… Read More