fitness tracking devices

By Brian Dolan October 20, 2014
Fitbit Force This week there's a new report about leaked details of an upcoming Fitbit device -- this is the third device that has leaked from Fitbit in recent weeks -- The Verge reports that the Fitbit Surge will cost about $250 and will offer GPS-enabled distance tracking, heart rate sensing, and call and text message notifications. That would make the Surge the first Fitbit with GPS and the...
By Brian Dolan July 31, 2014
By 2018 an estimated 75.7 million consumer health and fitness devices with integrated wireless connectivity will ship, up from 23 million such devices in 2011, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. The research firms points out that Bluetooth Smart-connected devices are the most popular, but devices that make use of the fitness and health-focused ANT standard also have a foothold. The...
By Aditi Pai May 24, 2013
Mountain View, California-based iHealth Lab, a subsidiary of Chinese medical device company Andon Health, announced a new device this week, the Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker. As part of the announcement, iHealth also formed partnerships with two fitness tracking companies, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper. iHealth's new fitness device comes as a wristband or belt clip, and unlike most other...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2012
According to a forthcoming survey from Pew Internet Project, 7 in 10 American adults are self-trackers of some kind. Sixty percent of Americans are tracking weight, diet, or exercise, said Associate Director of Digital Strategy Susannah Fox, who previewed some results from the survey at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston last week. One third track health indicators or symptoms, and one...
By Brian Dolan April 18, 2011
A recent IDC survey confirms that there is still a lot of growth potential for adoption of personal health monitoring services among consumers. IDC Health Insight's latest study based on an online survey of 1,200 people explores consumer's health technology use and purchase behavior of personal health and fitness monitoring, mobile health applications, medical care in non-traditional settings,...