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Scanadu unveiled its Sensor prototype (Video)

Scanadu / Dr Alan Greene and Walter De Brouwer, unveiled its prototype Sensor at the Wired Health Conference in New York . They made the demo with their small "Tricorder". Just held on his temple and in 10 seconds, we get Heart-Rate, Breathing Rate, Temperature, Pulse transit and Oxygenation detection displayed on the iPhone screen. Scanadu device is planned to be released in 2013 at an "affordable" price for the mass market.

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Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product...
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Pairing and using an Android Wear Smartwatch on an iPhone ?

It is now possible. 

Noticeable change in the usual Apple wallet-garden biztech model but it keeps iPhone on a safe position, independant from Smartwatch market.

Yet, the features are not as performant as for an Apple Watch.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 2, 2:23 PM

In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product manager for Wear, how he’d managed to get Android watches working with iOS and how much they could do with an iPhone. Then my first notification came in on my newly paired Huawei Watch and my carefully laid plans evaporated.    That’s how it goes with smartwatches. They’re meant to keep you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket. You’re supposed to glance at the notifications and smile inwardly, knowing that you can ignore that ping and focus on who you’re talking to. At their best, they do exactly that. At their worst, they derail a conversation.   They’re also still nascent. Very few people have had to bother grappling with the idea of notifications and computers on their wrists, because not all that many people are buying smartwatches. There’s a real sense that everybody’s waiting to see how things shake out, and I don’t blame them. Smartwatches aren’t really ready for everybody yet, not the way that smartphones are. But the smartphone comparison is apt: nothing drove innovation in that space faster than healthy competition between Apple and Google. If competition is what it takes to get smartwatches ready for the mainstream, even Apple Watch users should be glad about Android Wear coming to the iPhone.

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Misfit and Speedo launch their Swim tracker

Misfit and Speedo launch their Swim tracker | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearables company Misfit has partnered with Speedo to create a new activity tracker designed with swimmers in mind. The Speedo Shine is functionally and aesthetically similar to the earlier Misfit...
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The "Speedo Shine" is launched today in Apple Stores at $79.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, September 1, 1:30 PM

Like the original Shine, the Speedo Shine has one notable advantage over many of its competitors: it doesn't look like technology. The device is slim (just 8.6 millimeters thick) with a battery that can last up to six months and is made of machined aluminum that's waterproof to 50 meters. And instead of a full display, it uses 12 LEDs set around the device's perimeter to let wearers track their progress toward their daily activity goal.  This absence of a fine-tuned counter might be a welcome change for those tired of zealous activity trackers that needle them over every step, but it's not clear if this lack of accuracy might also apply (in a less welcome fashion) to the Speed Shine's performance in the pool. Misfit says that it's run batteries of tests on the device's accuracy while swimming, but isn't making any specific claims because, it says, real world conditions are just too difficult to control for. This means that until there are hands-on reviews, it's difficult to know just how accurate the Speedo Shine is when you're giving it your all in the pool.  The Speedo Shine goes on sale for $79.99 on September 1st in Apple's stores and online at Misfit and Speedo's websites.

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Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients' | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
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The original game called "Wizard" was developed by Professor Barbara Sahakian and Tom Piercy at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge


It was adapted and is edited by PEAK, one of my favorite brain game developer which is currently making me play one time a day to its title on iOS.


Read also the University of Cambridge study results

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Tapping Into The Emotional Internet

Tapping Into The Emotional Internet | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics -- heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable..
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Richard Platt's curator insight, August 24, 3:04 PM

Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics: heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable technology that clues us into specific human emotions.  -When this data is shared across networks, we’ll enter the dawn of the “Emotional Internet.”  -  This is not a purely theoretical concept. Already, there are efforts to measure and quantify human emotion in a machine-readable way. Affectiva, an emotion-measurement technology firm, has collected more than a billion frames of spontaneous facial expressions, using the data to develop technology that can detect several types of emotions.   - One of the initiatives of Microsoft Research’s Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) division, meanwhile, is to explore human-computer interaction. It has designed a prototype scarf that employs sensors to discern the wearer’s mood and, via Bluetooth, the moods of others.  Another company, Spire, manufactures a small stone-shaped sensor that can be clipped to a bra strap or belt and is able to pick up on your stress levels.  Much of this research and development is part of the emerging field of affective computing, which examines ways to create sensors and computers that can detect and respond to human emotions.

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[FR] L'homme augmenté : Notre humanité en quête de sens

[FR] L'homme augmenté : Notre humanité en quête de sens | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Le Cahier de veille 2015 de la Fondation Télécom est en ligne. Sa thématique : "l'Homme augmenté, notre Humanité en quête de sens". Il fait le

Via EVELYNE PIERRON, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Bonne synthèse de recherches sur le thème de "Enhanced Human", en français "Humain Augmenté". La convergence NBIC, NanoTech - BioTech - Systèmes d'Information - Sciences Cognitives. 

A lire aussi sur le sujet le recueil scientifique "L'Humain Augmenté" aux éditions CNRS.

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Under Armour’s connected fitness apps now have 140 million users

Under Armour’s connected fitness apps now have 140 million users | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

CEO Kevin Plank said : “We are growing our community at more than 30 percent year over year and so far in 2015 these users have voluntarily logged over 1 billion workouts and more than 5 billion foods.”

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Comparatively Fitbit sold 11 millions unit last year.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, July 28, 2:30 PM

The dashboard Under Armour is building, within UA Record, will focus on four key metrics: sleep, fitness, daily activity, and nutrition.

“We think the consumer needs a dashboard that just says ‘How am I doing?’,” Plank said. “If I can look on my cellphone and I can figure out my bank balance, my stock price, or the weather in any given city — the fact that I have no measure or barometer of my health except for going to see a doctor ever 12, 1,8 or 24 months, we think is really a crime.”  -  Another element to the health dashboard that they are focusing on is defining success for the consumer and providing the user with context.  -  “This isn’t just about knowing that I took 8,000 steps yesterday,” Plank said. “But because I took 8,000 steps, how did it make me feel? And more importantly, how did that work with how I slept or what I ate that day? And we think that having that information is going to allow them to make better decision to live healthier and enriched lives — affecting ultimately, obviously, fitness, but we think there’s an outlook for us to affect global health, which gets us so excited.”

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Wearable Fitness Is More Than Just Tracking Your Steps

Wearable Fitness Is More Than Just Tracking Your Steps | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearable fitness technology is more than just tracking your steps as researchers push smartwatches to greater sophistication.
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a good overview of what challenges and opportunities are behind the Fitness tracking wearables in terms of Science and health research. Fitbit, Apple, Google, Samsung, Withings, all of them set up a bright articulation between their B2C retail model and an ethical healthy long-range vision.

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Here are the two things to watch from Apple's earnings report

Here are the two things to watch from Apple's earnings report | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Investors will watch iPhone sales, and look for any detail on the Apple Watch when Apple reports earnings on Tuesday July 21.


  • Revenue: $49.22 billion, via Yahoo Finance (would be growth of 31.5%
  • EPS: $1.80, via Yahoo Finance (would be growth of 41%)
  • iPhone units: 49.4 million, via Fortune (would be growth of 40%)
  • Gross Margin: 39.5%, via Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray
  • Revenue guidance: $50 billion, via Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray
Olivier Janin's insight:

Apple Q3 earnings will be released tomorrow.

The estimations (Fortune) are exciting. iPhone sales should be soaring to 50 millions units.

For Apple watch, Apple doesn't plan to report sales. The estimation could be made in the report through "other products" category. 

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[FR] Quantified-self Meetup #3 de Lille, report

[FR] Quantified-self Meetup #3 de Lille, report | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Le Quantified-Self MeetUp édition #3 de Lille a été l’occasion d’échanger sur les actualités dans les domaines innovants des Wearables Tech..

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Tech & Mindfulness, Neurosciences, Tech & Fashion, Google I/O, Privacy ...  les sujets abordé ont été enrichissants. Chaque participant a pu partager ses connaissances et ses expertises. Cette 3ème édition a été un succès. La 4ème aura lieu en septembre.

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Hacking Into Healing: The REAL Future of Medicine

Hacking Into Healing: The REAL Future of Medicine | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
With these new advances in science, we have a choice to shape the new paradigm in health and medicine.
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A great perspective description of what could be the Future of Medicine. Between Psychoneuroimmunology and disruptive bio-hacking opportunities based on critical research results (like the recent discovery of functional lymphatic vessles in the brain),  and more defensive historical Medicine and the next wave of Big Pharma.


read also Business Insider article :  There may be a way to 'turn off' chronic diseases with electricity — and it could be the future of medicine

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Sophia Nguyen's curator insight, July 29, 5:57 AM

This is a good perspective on how healing is important to the future of medicine. This article also talked about how people are looking back at the ancient practices of medicine to learn the power of healing and how to use it effectively.

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Brain-Shaped Light Installation Feeds on Your Thoughts

Brain-Shaped Light Installation Feeds on Your Thoughts | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
It's like an infinity mirror for brainwave interpretation.
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The biofeedback loop is very well designed here.  "This experience of seeing your brainwaves represented on an external object in-turn influences the brainwaves that you are creating, which are then represented again on the external object," tells Laura Jade.

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The Move From Data To Decisions

The Move From Data To Decisions | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

It’s said the average person makes 35,000 decisions per day. Whether at home or on the job, these decisions mold who we are -- and determine where we’re going.

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The Data science is a key for the Internet of Humans to provide relevant insights to the end-consumers.

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Google has developed a cardiac sensor wristband

Google has developed a cardiac sensor wristband | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Google has developed and started testing a cardiac sensor wristband.
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Google intends to be more accurate than HR Wearable Trackers on the market. Particularly by using bio-impedance technology (and not infrared photopletysmography as Apple Watch for example). Google watch embeds Valencell Technology, one of the key Tech actor which succeed to license its HR tech in numerous devices, from headset to wristband. 

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How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
A slew of mental health apps are coming out of academic institutions, research clinics and a number of start-ups. They all seek to facilitate the management of serious mental illnesses—such as severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
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The App "Priori" is developed by researchers at the University of Michigan. 


One of the challenge is to calibrate  and certify the scientific accuracy of the voice recording  system. It depends on numerous parameters, the Smartphone itself, its OS, the artefact removal ...


Nowadays, the deployment of Digital-health App is iterative, their model of development is based on open-innovation and lean start-up.


So it needs data to be measured to set up models. To code the machine-learning metrology system able to interpret the variations of the core-measure among a full set of contextual data.


Want to get in ? Are you bipolar or not, you can enroll to the research program on https://umclinicalstudies.org/HUM00000606

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Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches last quarter, says IDC

Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches last quarter, says IDC | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
With only a single product to its name, Apple has already taken the number two spot in the global wearables market, according to market analysts IDC. The agency's quarterly wearable report claims...
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  • Fitbit kept the lead with 4.4M units sold for 2Q15
  • Apple sold 3.6M units (IDC estimation)
  • Xiaomi entered the ranking at the 3rd place with 3.1M units
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Spotify Running: finally the music adapts to your stride!

Spotify Running: finally the music adapts to your stride! | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
I always wanted to run in music ! In 1995, the era of the Walkman mixtapes 20 years ago, I was preparing my mix-tapes of DrumNBass that I was listening on my Walkman to over-motivate myself. Problem: my stride naturally followed the rhythm of the music, the beat. So every new track, my race was changing. And …
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Spotify hits with "Running" feature.  We tested it and our rating is 4/5 And you ? 

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One in Two Users Fears Personal Health Data Is Unsafe on Fitness Apps and Gadgets

One in Two Users Fears Personal Health Data Is Unsafe on Fitness Apps and Gadgets | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
More than 45% of wearable and mobile app users worry that hackers may steal their personal health information, according to a survey conducted by Healthline. O
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The Internet Of Things Is About Data, Not Things

The Internet Of Things Is About Data, Not Things | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Companies today are grappling with the Internet of Things (IoT), a large network of physical devices that extends beyond the typical computer networks, encompassing devices, industrial equipment, sensors, and extended products. For some manufacturers everything they build could feed into IoT, from cars to buildings or even consumer products. While [...]
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Boardroom To Bedroom: Should Your Boss 'Watch' You While You Sleep?

Boardroom To Bedroom: Should Your Boss 'Watch' You While You Sleep? | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Taking A Data-Driven Approach To Sleep Should companies take any interest in how their employees sleep? Sleep is one of the most intimate parts of our lives. Our dreams withhold our deepest fantasies, secrets and fears. As the head of a tech company devoted to health, I was asked to answer [...]
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This is the third contribution of Cedric Hutchings - French Withings CEO - to Forbes in a couple of months. 

3 interesting notes about this paper : 

  • the insights about sleep-activity mashes up data collected through the Withings wearables and complementary surveys.
  • the trend for Wearables company is to publish articles that share deep insights ont their users data which became massive. Jawbone Lead Data scientist published such results a month ago ("What makes people happy?"). 
  • it is not banned to pusblish massified data even if they are guaranteed as anonymous in TOU.


By extension, it appears that such communication are able to reinsure audience and consumers, as well as nurturing the scientific research field. It definitely offers a positive image of the Wearable and Digital Health Tech companies (Samsung Simband ; Apple Research Kit ; Google Health Kit ...)

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Apple Watch owners are actually pretty pleased with the device, study shows

Apple Watch owners are actually pretty pleased with the device, study shows | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
People who don't consider themselves techies are big fans of the Apple Watch.
Olivier Janin's insight:

This data are coming from an Apple study based on 800 respondents.

And Apple is to announced his Q3 Earnings tomorrow, so this is biz-com orchestration.


Nevertheless are the KPI interesting, as well as their processing by Apple marketing.

  • Comparable are iPad and iPhone adoption/satisfaction rates at their beginning, It makes sense.
  • Distinction between techies and mass-audience. What about generations ? I think Net-Gen. (25-35 yo) must be considered.
  • criterias are : overall satisfaction / design / quality / performance / battery / ease of use


I worry about this last: with only 43% satisfaction, the design issue remains on how to achieve a new UX/UI syntax for our small wrist-screens paired with our Smartphones.

 
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The Difference Between Fitbit And GoPro

The Difference Between Fitbit And GoPro | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Today, the technology industry is caught in a landslide of hype about “unicorns” -- the term adopted by many to describe the rare class of startup that..
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A remarkable business approach comparing FitBit and GoPro model. Is fitness tracking a unique market or the segment of a bigger one ? 

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What Makes People Happy?

What Makes People Happy? | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
What makes people happy? The Jawbone data science team looked to find which parts of our daily routine impact our mood throughout the day.
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"Know thyself" wrote Platon.

Data science is the key to better understand humankind and to deliver accurate self-care recommandations. Congratulations to Jawbone team for this POC on this data field, and to share it online. 

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An Evening with the Consciousness Hackers

An Evening with the Consciousness Hackers | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
“We’ll be able to tell our kids that we used to hook up arbitrary electrical signals to our brain,” the meet-up organizer said.
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This Consciouness Hacking  group engaged a very promising creative path mixing electrical quantifying techs and mindfulness benefits for humans. Keep it going folks ! 

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Art Jones's curator insight, July 7, 10:39 AM
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#QuantifiedSelf

#IOE  #Futurist


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Garten began by describing Muse’s ability to distinguish a calm mind from an active one, then got into one of its more cutting-edge features, which, though it has not been rolled out commercially, a hacker can set up. With the hack in place, she said, once the user has succeeded in learning to control brain activity (specifically, to vary the speed of electrical pulses by closing his eyes or breathing deeply), he could potentially use the feature to interact with and control physical objects. Garten described it as “telekinesis.”

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Ikea's Wireless Charging Is Almost Like Having Magic Furniture

Ikea's Wireless Charging Is Almost Like Having Magic Furniture | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Cheap and easy wireless charging sounds like Nikola Tesla’s fantasy brought to life. It’s downright futuristic to think your smartphone could suck up juice just by placing it near a power source.

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This tech is really a game changer in our wearable area, as charging our numerous devices is a constant frustrating friction with all of these cables to keep close. This is to change

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Fitbit Surging 13% After Analyst Says It's In Shape And Ready To Sprint

Fitbit Surging 13% After Analyst Says It's In Shape And Ready To Sprint | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Fitbit shares are spiking more than 13% after the dual publication of May sales results -- which showed Fitbit devices outsold Apple Watches -- and a bullish Wall Street note that said Fitbit sales are in shape and poised to take off.

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Interesting figures : 

  • Fitbit will ship 16 million devices this year
  • Fitbit sold over 10 million fitness trackers devices last year (from TechNewsToday.com)
  • RBC surveys of potential wearable-device buyers show that consumers are more included to purchase a fitness tracker than a smartwatch.
  • Fitbit sold 850,000 of its devices in May, beating the 777,000 AppleWatches sold during the same period.
  • Fitbit Inc. jumped more than 50% in its public trading debut earlier in the month and has gained another 18% since that day. But according to RBC Capital Markets, this growth is just the beginning. 


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