BodyMedia FIT Armband

By Jonah Comstock August 16, 2013
A new report from "consumer troubleshooting" site FixYa shows that proprietary chargers, data inaccuracies, and missing features are some of the top complaints consumers have about their wearable activity trackers. Using data from consumer issues and complaints posted on FixYa, the company put together a list of five of the most high-profile devices -- Fitbit Flex, Nike+ Fuelband, Jawbone UP,...
By Brian Dolan May 2, 2013
According to a recent survey conducted by Parks Associates in March, about 5 percent of households with broadband internet have at least one digital fitness device -- like a Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or BodyMedia FIT Armband. The survey, called Digitally Fit: Healthy Living and Connected Devices, polled about 10,000 broadband-enabled households. The survey found that memory improvement mobile apps or...
By Jonah Comstock April 30, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization. In the biggest digital health acquisition of the year so far, San Francisco-based Jawbone is acquiring Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia, the company announced this morning. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. This is the first major consolidation in the contentious wearable activity tracker space, and the second mobile...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2013
One thread MobiHealthNews has been following since 2010 is the changing role of the payer in digital health. The buzz at the mHealth Summit suggested that 2013 could be a big year for payers taking on more proactive, preventative measures to reduce their own costs and improve the health of their clients. Health insurer and self-styled "global health services company" Cigna has announced a...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2013
The BodyMedia Core 2 Armband, with "jewelry-like" customization. This weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, BodyMedia announced the Core 2 Armband, a smaller, more streamlined version of the company's wearable tracker. Although the Core 2 (about the size of an iPod Nano) is considerably smaller than the existing FIT armband, lately famous for its use on the newest season...
By Jonah Comstock November 23, 2012
Wearable health trackers are making a lot of news lately, with three major product launches in the last month, but one big question that remains is what will it take to drive adoption of these trackers, not just among health nuts and tech enthusiasts but among most of middle America? One solution to that problem is media visibility. Feel Rich's partnership with Text4Baby and the NFL and NBAs'...
By Brian Dolan July 25, 2011
Source: Qualcomm Telecom giant Qualcomm has been one of the drivers of the wireless health trend these past few years, but this month the company has demonstrated its commitment by organizing a fitness challenge for a couple dozen Qualcomm employees. The Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC), which started earlier this month, features 32 Qualcomm employees divided into four teams....
By Brian Dolan June 30, 2011
BodyMedia Fit Armband While 2011 has brought with it a number of mobile health investment disclosures, there have been few mergers and acquisitions. GlowCaps-maker Vitality is one of the few exceptions. MobiHealthNews recently caught up with Zeo co-founder and CTO Ben Rubin to discuss the state of M&A in the consumer health space, and which company he believes to be the next likely...
By Brian Dolan January 5, 2011
As is now tradition, MobiHealthNews is heading to the big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the Digital Health Summit on Friday. I'll be moderating the mobile health focused session, which includes representatives from WellDoc, AT&T, GreatCall and Epstein Becker. All week mobile health and connected fitness news announcements have trickled out ahead of the big event. Expect...