fitness tracking

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

A Japanese hospital has placed an order for MEDIROM’s MOTHER wearable device. MOTHER was first unveiled at CES 2020, and has been pitched as a self-charging activity tracker that uses thermoelectric technology to turn body heat into the electricity needed to power the device. MEDIROM claims that MOTHER has generated considerable interest from the medical…

Virtual Gym App Uses Biometric Fitness Tracking

Virtual Gym App Uses Biometric Fitness Tracking

Biometric heart rate monitor manufacturer MyZone recently launched its new MZ-Remote app, a virtual gym training tool that aims to help people recreate the gym workout they are missing out on in their own home. MyZone manufactures the wearable biometric sensors and designs the software used by many gyms around the world for certain classes…

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

California-based Fat Statz has filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics alleging that its patented technology is used in the Samsung Health app. According to Fat Statz via Capshaw Derieux, the company’s representation for this case, the technology behind the patent was intended “to address the motivational needs of people with health and fitness goals.”…

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Apple is planning to make even more thorough use of biometric sensors for fitness and health-related purposes in future versions of the Apple Watch, according to new information from reputed tipster Max Weinbach and the EverythingApplePro channel on YouTube. Weinbach says that Apple is working on functionality that will leverage sensors in the wearable devices…

UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

A new project by UC San Francisco (UCSF) is asking for volunteers to share their biometric data in an effort to track the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Citizen Science project is an initiative that welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to participate by downloading an app and signing up through UCSF’s Eureka Research…

Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami Teams with Chinese Athletics Association on Smart Wearable Devices

Huami has announced a partnership with the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) in a formal agreement that will see the two sides team up to develop smart wearable devices. “The official partnership will promote the sports spirit and healthy lifestyle to the whole society, which also has a positive impact on building a leading sports nation,” said Yu Hongchen, the…

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

In an effort to help its customers keep track of their fitness activities when at the gym, Apple is partnering with the gyms themselves to launch the Apple Watch Connected program. Because fitness trackers tend to rely on GPS to detect distance travelled — like going for a jog or bike ride — using it…

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

Senators Wear Apple Watches During Impeachment Trial Despite Electronics Ban

According to Roll Call, at least seven U.S. senators were wearing an Apple Watch during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this week, despite rules of decorum that say no electronic devices or phones are permitted in the chamber. Senate leadership guidelines state that all electronics should be left in the cloakroom during the trial in…

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Smartwatch and fitness band maker Huami has debuted several new wearables this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Although its Amazfit brand has up until now been reserved for its line of fitness bands and smartwatches, Huami unveiled its first foray into the earbud market with the new Amazfit EarBuds line. The Amazfit PowerBuds…

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

Wearable technology company NURVV has announced the launch of its NURVV Run insoles at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The insoles contain 32 biometric sensors embedded within them, and are capable of capturing data from the wearer’s feet at 1,000 times per second per sensor. The data captured is fed to the iPhone-compatible NURVV Run…

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Financial Services, Smart Cards, and Video Games in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payments and financial services are key themes in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. Apple’s mobile payments platform, for example, got reader attention with its ongoing expansion in the wake of Apple’s launch of its own mobile-first credit card: Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe And a bona fide credit card…

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

American Express and Vitality — a life insurance and investment company — have teamed up to launch a new credit card that rewards users based on how physically active they are. The Vitality American Express Card — available to existing Vitality members with eligible policies — will offer cash-back rewards depending on how physically active…

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung is rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The update specifically concerns the user interface, and will allow owners of older Galaxy Watch models to enjoy a slew of features that are currently only available on the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, which debuted earlier this year.…

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Global Life have joined forces to develop a new algorithm that calculates a person’s biological age based on the health data captured with Garmin’s wearable devices. The algorithm is part of SCOR’s Biological Age Model (BAM), which is being rolled out through a collaboration with the Taiwanese insurance company Nanshan.   The…

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor are joining forces to develop better heart rate monitors. AliveCor is a producer of personal ECG technology, while Huami is best known as a manufacturer of smart watches and other wearables. The two companies will leverage their respective expertise to design and manufacture new ECG devices that are expected to ship globally…

Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Sports injury startup Fathom AI has launched Fathom Pro, a wearable sensor-based system aimed at reducing injuries resulting from running and providing recovery exercises based on biometric feedback. Fathom Pro uses three compact sensors, each the size of a quarter, that the user places on their lower back and just above each ankle. These sensors…

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

New Apple Watch Will Be Very, Very Aware of What’s Going On with You

Apple has unveiled its newest line of smartwatches, and the devices are more aware than ever of what’s going on with users. For one thing, the Apple Watch Series 5 features a built-in compass and updated Maps app that can better locate users and help them to get where they’re going. It also features a…

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm Survey Details Rise of AI, Biometrics in Consumer Headsets

Qualcomm released its “2018 State of Play” report on the consumer market this week, at its IoT Industry Analyst Workshop. The report’s findings, based on surveys of 6,000 consumer across China, the UK, and the US, outline a couple of key, ongoing trends. One is the rise of the voice interface for consumer electronics, with…

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay has completed testing of its bitcoin payment device, and plans to start shipping the solution soon, the company has announced. Dubbed the Flip, the device can be loaded with US dollars exchanged from the user’s Bitcoin account. In appearance it looks almost like a large poker chip, but in function it is essentially…

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