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Fitbit Ultra

Fitbit Ultra | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Fitbit has been a star in the wearable fitness tracker scene for quite some time. No wonder - it was one of the first devices that was small and pretty enough to be worn around the clock and it is able to track both activity and sleep.


Fitbit’s strength is that its functionalities are very simple due to the single-button control. Each press of the button cycles the display (OLED) through one of six modes (steps, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, flower (overall recent activity level and clock). Yet the device collects an immense amount of data that can nicely be viewed in several Fitbit apps or the Fitbit web application. Additionally, even more details can be logged, such as individual foods and workouts from your smart phone or computer. And weight and other health indicators such as blood pressure, glucose, and heart rate can be included as well.


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Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches | Web of Things | Scoop.it
adidas is to trial its miCoach system at the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, with team coaches able to monitor athlete performance on tablet devices.

 

miCoach is a suite of devices and software built into sports apparel that monitors the performance of athletes — such as heart rate, movement and goal achievements — in real time while they are training or in competition. Hardware includes the SPEED_CELL — a device which can be attached to the bottom of footwear to give data on speed, pace and distance, the HEART RATE MONITOR and the PACER Bundle, which monitors cardio performance and provides post-workout analysis.


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By 2016: 100M wearable wireless sensors

By 2016: 100M wearable wireless sensors | Web of Things | Scoop.it

The market for wearable devices will exceed 100 million units annually by 2016, reports ABI Research in a new study. A study released by ABI last June estimated that 80 million of those units would be fitness sensors. 


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Wearable Smart Meter Turns Fitness Into An Interactive Game @PSFK

Wearable Smart Meter Turns Fitness Into An Interactive Game @PSFK | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"One company operating in this space is Switch2Health (S2H)- a company producing simple, wearable technology that keeps track of an individual’s fitness achievements and provides incentives through a scalable platform that rewards healthy behavior. As users complete a specified amount of high-level exercise, the device presents a simple code to reward positive behavior that can be redeemed at the S2H website for various promotions and prizes. Users can also access personal health statistics on the site to track their progress over time. PSFK spoke with CEO and President Seth Tropper of S2H."

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The Future Of Health Care Is You

The Future Of Health Care Is You | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Devices like smartphones, Fuelbands, and Fitbits are capturing increasingly insightful data, giving us instant feedback on our health, from how we eat, sleep, and exercise, to our heart rates, blood pressure, and stress levels. For those seeking more complex data about themselves, companies like Wellness FX, 23&Me, and San Intelligence are offering the chance to look at our own individual blood chemistry and DNA and make healthier choices based on that info.

 

The technology is going to progress faster than we realize. Soon we’re going to be drinking milkshakes containing microchips that can feed back to us the state of our physical selves in real-time. And as we reach that point, the most productive health change you can make is to exercise a little better or eat a little more mindfully.

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GPS-equipped shoes

GPS-equipped shoes | Web of Things | Scoop.it

His GPS-equipped shoe is from GTX Corp. in Los Angeles, and costs $299 plus a monthly wireless subscription. This is an example of the widely predicted Internet of Things (IoT), where anything with intelligence (including machines, roads and buildings) will have an online presence, generating data that could be put to uses currently unimagined. Industry watchers disagree only on how far along we are -- and which science-fiction setting best depicts what's coming.

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The Growing Hipness of Mobile Wellness

The Growing Hipness of Mobile Wellness | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Your mobile wireless carrier may soon have a say in the way you think about health and wellness. AT&T, through its Emerging Devices unit, plans to offer for sale health-tracking clothing equipped with wireless sensors that enable you to track your heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs -- and then send all this data to a site where a physician can access it. The first offering will be a version of the E39 body compression shirt, originally designed by Under Armour for the NFL scouting combines and other world-class athletic competitions. Now imagine yourself as a high-performance weekend athlete, effortlessly transmitting your heart rate, skin temperature and activity levels to the Web"

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