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Nokia rebrands all Withings products a year after acquisition

Nokia has rebranded all Withings products and will be retiring the brand, a year after acquiring the French health-tech company for $191 million. The three wearables, Go, Steel, and Steel HR, will remain part of Nokia’s portfolio. Go is a simple E-Ink activity and sleep tracker with one year charge, available for $50. Steel does […]

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Halo Wearables see hydration tracking as future of wearable market

Halo Wearables, a wearable fitness startup, wants to bring hydration tracking into the mainstream with Halo Edge, the company’s first wearable. Instead of monitoring heart-rate and step-count, Halo Wearables believes tracking hydration will prove more useful for athletes. See Also: Fitbit buys Pebble as wearables consolidation continues “Hydration for us is another element which has […]

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Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

Google Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle. The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for […]

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Report says Rio athletes want more out of their wearables

Wearables are becoming commonplace in practice games and training, but have received a lukewarm response from athletes, unhappy with the lack of advice or instructions. Athletes see the advantages of using wearables, according to a report from Lux Research, but want to see wearable providers take more of an active role on the advice side. […]

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Germans couldn’t be bothered with your fitness tracker

In Germany, almost half of the people that own a fitness tracker have stopped using it and more than 85 percent said they have no interest in purchasing a fitness tracker. It is dire news for the wearable market, of which fitness trackers make up more than half. Fitbit, the industry leader, sells more fitness trackers […]

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Love my health wearable, hate its sickly battery

Wearables owners in the U.S. can be split into two camps: fitness tracker and smartwatch owners, the former slightly more popular due to Fitbit’s hold on the market. So it’s no surprise to see health functionality as one of the most important reasons for owning or wanting to own a wearable in a survey conducted […]

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IoT could soon be calling BS on your gym workout

The Internet of Things (IoT) may be coming to your gym workout, with a new app dedicated to bringing all equipment online and monitoring the status, popularity, and potential issues in real-time. Life Fitness, an industry leader in gym equipment, has built an app for gym owners, called LFconnect Protect. This should, according to Life […]

America trumps Europe in fitness wearables

A new report confirms that Americans really love their gadgetry, buying almost twice the number of smartwatches and fitness wearables than Western Europeans. An article by Warc.com cites a recent report by research firm Kantar Worldpanel that broke down wearable buying patterns in the U.S. compared to Europeans. The report found that an average of […]

Wearables not just for your wrist: Xmetrics CEO

Today, most wearables fit onto your wrist and provide a wide range of information. But Andrea Rinaldo, CEO of wearables firm Xmetrics, believes that single-function wearables attached to different parts of the body are the future of the industry. In an interview with Wareable, Rinaldo said “it is very important that the subject is the […]