Tag Archives: wearable

Fitbit debuts Inspire wearable, but only for employee health plans

Fitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it’s the way it’s being made available that’s the biggest difference. Called the Inspire, the wristband can’t be purchased directly, but instead is issued to users through corporate health initiatives or insurance providers.

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Fitbit’s latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance

Fitbit has quietly released a new activity tracker, but don't expect to buy one yourself -- if anything, it'll be issued to you. The company's new Inspire is a fitness band intended for companies that plan to issue wearables en masse, whether it's y...

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Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen -- not a novel concept, but s...

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AI-tuned robotic knee helps amputees walk within minutes

Amputees who receive robotic limbs can't usually start using them right away. It typically requires hours of manual tweaks to adapt to their particular movement styles, and they may need to come back for more if anything changes

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Johnson & Johnson will study Apple Watch stroke prevention potential

Johnson and Johnson is partnering with Apple to investigate the impact its Apple Watch may have on detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as the outcomes its may have for these patients, including its potential for helping prevent strokes. The new research study will involve Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a J&J Family of Companies member, as well as US-based adults … Continue reading

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Withings Move analog watch, Move ECG, BPM Core land on CES 2019

Health, both digital and physical, has become one of the core focus of tech companies these recent months, even years. Google has been rumored to be working on a variety of medical wearables and Apple has equipped its Apple Watch with an ECG. Not to be outdone, Withings, one of the pioneers of this young health tech market, is announcing … Continue reading

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If You Think Flats Are Boring, These 15 New Pairs Will Change Your Mind in 2019

As fashion experts , the new year gets us beyond excited for up-and-coming trends - especially when it comes to shoes . We're predicting that flats will be even bigger in 2019. There are so many stylish options that work with dresses as well as jeans and trousers.

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Omron HeartGuide blood pressure watch now available to preorder

Blood pressure monitor brand Omron Healthcare has introduced HeartGuide, a new wearable blood pressure monitor. HeartGuide is the first device of its kind, according to the company, which is now accepting preorders for the smartwatch. Unlike many similar healthcare devices, HeartGuide doesn’t look like a medical gadget

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New iPhone XS cases, Apple Watch bands go live, no iPhone XR clear case

Apple is more or less denying rumors that its 2018 iPhones aren’t exactly selling well. It is, however, definitely taking steps to convince more buyers to bite. Not a fan of the default iPhone XS and XS Max colors

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Wear OS Version H silently rolls out to improve battery life

Is Google itself downplaying the relevance of its Wear OS smartwatch platform? That seems to be the case when nary a mention of smartwatches was made in its latest Google Assistant dump of new features. And now it has almost silently made an update to Wear OS, simply called “Version H” that you’d think would actually be of interest to … Continue reading

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