When we talk about the wearables and healthcare industry together, a round of feelings begins to move like any picture frame. While on one side the benefits they offer, on another the level of dependency which can be seen these days. If you are the one planning to/have come with a healthcare wearable, you might […]
Jawbone, once rivaling Fitbit for the top spot in the fitness wearable market, has begun liquidation proceedings after years of lackluster product launches and job cuts. Hosain Rahman, the CEO and co-founder of Jawbone, has already established a new startup, Jawbone Health Hub, which will work on connected products for the health industry, says The […]
Jawbone might pivot to the medical industry as it exits the consumer market, according to people close to the company. It has already sold all its assets for the Jambox speaker business, and has heavily reduced its customer support staff. The private company is apparently talking to several investors about a new funding round, aimed […]
After settling patent infringement lawsuits in the run-up to Christmas, Fitbit supposedly offered to acquire Jawbone for an undisclosed amount. The two firms have been at each other’s throats for a few years, accusing each other of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. Jawbone originally sued Fitbit in May 2015 and Fitbit filed a counter-suit […]
Wearables of the future might be used as a diagnostic tool to spot disease early, according to a study by the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers collected approximately two billion measurements from 60 people for the study, who wore between one and eight commercial wearable devices. Using that data, the researchers were able […]
Despite the popularity of fitness trackers and the spike in exercise wearables, rumors are swirling that Jawbone may be exiting the wearables technology competition. The company recently announced that it has ceased the manufacturing of its UP fitness trackers and is selling off its entire inventory to a third-party seller. But CEO Hosain Rahman has […]
The Internet of things (IoT) continues to be an investment darling for venture funds who keep on dumping record amounts of cash into the industry. In Q1 2016, IoT startups charted their second highest funding quarter in history across all subcategories save one – wearables. According to analysis by CB Insights, investor interest in IoT […]
With a new season kicking off, Major League Baseball (MLB) has finally approved its first professional wearables that they’ll allow on the field this season. The league has been opposed to wearables for several years. But this year, two products made the roster: The MotusBaseball, which measures arm exertion and stress levels and the Zephyr Bioharness, […]
One step beyond the basics of fitness tracking.
Jawbone and Misfit fight back against the smartwatch.
Hear more from Lumoid’s Aarthi Ramamurthy at Wearable World Congress.
Sometimes less is more—and this is one of those times.
Don’t hold your breath.
It measures running, standing, working out.
Hint: Not monster watches or rubber bracelets.
Too much information can be hazardous to your health.
Jawbone’s Up is just the latest example.
Tracking the hours I spend hugging my pillow has helped pinpoint my problem.
Our wearables will inevitably talk to our appliances. We may not like what they have to say.
If you’re making a step-tracking wristband, please stop now.