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Apple confirms Watch OS update tweaks heart rate monitoring

Apple confirms Watch OS update tweaks heart rate monitoring | mHealth | Scoop.it
Your Apple Watch taking heart rate readings less often is a feature of the latest system update, according to a support document on Apple's website.
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Report: Activity trackers aren’t dead, but smartwatches are closing in quickly

Report: Activity trackers aren’t dead, but smartwatches are closing in quickly | mHealth | Scoop.it
As smartwatch ownership rises at a quick pace, activity tracker ownership has begun to plateau, according to a new report from The NPD Group.
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Doctor on Demand launches virtual mental health visits

Doctor on Demand launches virtual mental health visits | mHealth | Scoop.it
Mobile telemedicine company Doctor on Demand has found a promising new use for its technology platform --- enabling customers to have virtual visits with a mental health professional. The San Franc...
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Apple goes all in on health with Fitness and Workout apps

Apple goes all in on health with Fitness and Workout apps | mHealth | Scoop.it
Apple has gone all in on fitness, making it one of the focuses of its new Apple Watch. Apple unveiled two new apps for this purpose: Fitness and Workout.
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Our LG Heart Rate Monitor Earphone review

Our LG Heart Rate Monitor Earphone review | mHealth | Scoop.it
Heart rate monitors are no longer the exclusive domain of fitness gadgets. The last 12 months have seen sensors make their way into smartphones and
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Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment | TechCrunch

Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment | TechCrunch | mHealth | Scoop.it
Migraines aren't just awful headaches. They are a neurological condition that often come with cluster of syndromes before and after pain starts. These are..
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Where Wearable Health Gadgets Are Headed

Where Wearable Health Gadgets Are Headed | mHealth | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, I'm shown a tech product and I can’t figure out why it was created. One great example of this was…
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Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones | TechCrunch

Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones  | TechCrunch | mHealth | Scoop.it
Health and fitness monitoring is a popular function in many of today's wristband wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone UP, for example, but a new company..
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Jawbone's Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use

Jawbone's Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use | mHealth | Scoop.it
Even if you're disciplined about wearing a fitness tracker every day to track your steps and sleep, there's a good chance you haven't gone the extra mile and started tracking your food. While so mu...
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Misfit steps up sleep tracking game with Beddit integration | Digital Trends

Misfit steps up sleep tracking game with Beddit integration | Digital Trends | mHealth | Scoop.it
As part of a new partnership, Misfit Wearables has just announced a new integration with the super-advanced sleep tracking device Beddit
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Cue lets users perform medical diagnostics at home

Cue lets users perform medical diagnostics at home | mHealth | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, self health monitoring was largely limited to weighing ourselves and sticking a thermometer under our tongue. For everything else we went t...
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Microsoft's Smartwatch Might Work With iOS and Android | Digital Trends

Microsoft's Smartwatch Might Work With iOS and Android | Digital Trends | mHealth | Scoop.it
A new report says that the Microsoft smartwatch will be compatible with iOS and Android devices. It's unknown when the company's first wearable will arrive.
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11 Apple Watch Health Apps That Will Get You Moving

11 Apple Watch Health Apps That Will Get You Moving | mHealth | Scoop.it
The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much..
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How Does the FDA Regulate Mobile Medical Apps?

How Does the FDA Regulate Mobile Medical Apps? | mHealth | Scoop.it
Last month, the FDA released new guidance regarding the regulation of mobile medical apps, to replace its earlier version from 2011. Since that time, the amount of health and medical apps on the market has exploded, with the release of Apple's Health app with iOS 8 cementing mobile health as 'a thing'. Needless to say, it is about time for a regulatory update.
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Apple Health Has a Long Way to Go, But It's Far From Hopeless

Apple Health Has a Long Way to Go, But It's Far From Hopeless | mHealth | Scoop.it
Apple Health is nowhere near perfect, but it's far too early to declare it a disaster.
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Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition

Your smartphone can now tell you if you have a heart condition | mHealth | Scoop.it
How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac
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Runtastic Orbit Hands-On: A Fitness Tracker With a Few New Tricks

Runtastic Orbit Hands-On: A Fitness Tracker With a Few New Tricks | mHealth | Scoop.it
Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favorite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different!
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Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone

Fitbit Steps Into Windows Phone | mHealth | Scoop.it
Fitbit is launching a Windows Phone version of its app on Monday, letting users sync and share their fitness data via a native app.
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A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies | mHealth | Scoop.it
Quantified Care will offer mobile health devices and advice for doctors and patients.
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Migraine Tracking App Is Like Having a Doctor on Call

Migraine Tracking App Is Like Having a Doctor on Call | mHealth | Scoop.it
Most migraine apps are dumb. They act like glorified notebooks for you to track symptoms and self-diagnose; nothing more. Migraine Buddy, an ambitious Android app developed in S...
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Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds | mHealth | Scoop.it
A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also...
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SandPiper turns your smartphone into a lung monitor

SandPiper turns your smartphone into a lung monitor | mHealth | Scoop.it
SandPiper is a lung monitor aimed at those with respiratory ailments and is designed as a cheaper alternative to conventional lung monitoring devices. The T...
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The new Adidas fitness tracker isn't a smartwatch, it's a modern heart rate monitor

The new Adidas fitness tracker isn't a smartwatch, it's a modern heart rate monitor | mHealth | Scoop.it
The new wrist-worn fitness tracker from Adidas eschews typical smartwatch features, like a screen, for a fitness-focused experience.
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