activity trackers

Fitbit stock jumps 10% after beating in Q1 with 3 million devices sold

Fitbit shares are up 10 percent on the news that the company beat Wall Street's expectations. Fitbit today reported a loss of 15 cents per share rather than 18 cents per share. Reported revenue also c

Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans' consumer and privacy rights.

Moov locks down $12M Series B as it brings new wearables to market for real-time coaching

Motivation is hard to come by. If you’re lucky, you have friends that will go to the gym with you to keep you in line. If you’re wealthy, you can hire a personal trainer. But if your friends have

Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating

The Garmin vivoactive HR is the Swiss Army knife of health wearables

There are a plethora of ways to track and improve your fitness, from a simple notebook to hiring a team of Crossfit coaches who will work your core until you scream. One of the most compact and capabl

Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker

Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now

The Garmin vivofit 3 makes me want to move again

I’ve long been an activity tracker kind of guy. I strapped them all onto my fleshy wrist: the Fitbits, the Nikes, the Polars. I’ve watched circles fill up on my Apple Watch and I’ve

Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone. This ruling seems to make it less

Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology busin

Fitbit Blaze is a whole workout in a wearable

Fitbit Blaze is a $199 fitness tracker available for purchase starting today and it comes with quite a few fun features to help get you moving. A lot of Fitbit's family of fitness trackers do prett

Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

Fitbit has long been the king of wearables and an IDC report released today says James Park and Co. still wear the crown. But Xiaomi is quickly gaining power. A lot of power. Fitbit managed to ship 21

Fitbit Plummets 16% In After-Hours Trading

Fitness gadget-maker Fitbit tumbled 16% in after-hours trading, with investors disappointed by the company’s guidance for the current quarter. Fitbit is forecasting $420 million to $440 million in r

Fitbit Crushes Expectations In Q3, But A Follow-On Equity Offering Drags Its Shares Down

Following the bell, Fitbit announced its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $409.3 million, and earnings per share using normal accounting methods of $0.19. The company’s

The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine

Here's a random tidbit about the <a target="_blank" href="http://store.misfitwearables.com/products/misfit-shine">Misfit Shine</a>, the activity tracking device from <a target="_blank" href="http://mi

Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies

The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

Last week, a small crowdfunded project called the Healbe GoBe made news, as backers and journalists questioned the company's claims that it could measure caloric intake using a wearable device. While

Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accura

The Wearables Market Is Wear It’s At

Basis Science may not have two turnables and a microphone, but the company may have a deep-pocketed new owner in Intel (should the deal go through). On the heels of its market merry-go-round and possi

Ex-Apple Engineer Launches Moov, The Next Generation Of Wearable Fitness Tracking

Welcome to the next generation of wearable fitness tracking! The first round of fitness trackers focused on introducing the idea of data to your daily activity and workout, but a new company called <a

Apple Patents Headphones With Integrated Activity, Health And Fitness Tracking

Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that could fit in with its apparent plans to get into health and fitness tracking in a big way: the document describes a headphone
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