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

    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 accuracy on wearable step counters, by determining where a user is wearing it and adjusting the way it analyzes movement as a result. The patent specifically details automatic detection of when… Read More

  • Slimstick: Seiko's walking aid gadget gets an update

    Seiko Japan’s Slimstick [JP], a pedometer, hit stores in Nippon last year and proved to be a huge hit among body-conscious Japanese girls. Now the company added five new colors to the three existing ones (zebra gold, silver, pink, white and piano black), but the specs remain unchanged. Read More

  • Nintendo-made pedometer trademark unearthed

    Combining trademark search engine ninjary with a bout of boredom, NeoGAF user “Shiggy” managed to dig up some documents detailing a conspicuously generic pedometer. What’s interesting about that? The document has Nintendo written all over it. Joystiq theorizes that it may be part of some sort of Wii Fit tie-in. Be it that this isn’t just some idea long since shelved… Read More

  • Sony NW-S203F MP3 Playing Pedometer Reviewed

    The vial-like Sony NW-S203F is notable not only because it looks like a marital-aid, it also comes with a pedometer. That’s right, you can use its 1GB for listening to music as you run, but you can also use it for tracking how well you ran as well. If you’re a blogger like us, not very well. The controls work by twisting the knob right or left, and slid up or down into three positions. Read More