In a blog post today, Google officially unveiled the latest update to Android Wear, Android Wear 4.4W.2. The update focuses primarily on things to improve fitness, though they could also be used in other atmospheres. Importantly, Android Wear now supports smartwatches with GPS sensors, allowing you track your run and calculate things ... Read More »
Ready to get your Google Fit on? Google has just released a preview of the recently announced Google Fit SDK, giving developers a chance to wrap their brains around how they’re going to use your phone, smartwatch, connected scale and more to help keep you fit and healthy.
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Today at Google I/O, Google announced its new Google Fit platform, a service to aggregate and collect your fitness data in one area. The platform is a collection of APIs that can be integrated into health and fitness apps to bring them into the Google Fit web. Once the user gives permission, the app can ... Read More »
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Starting today, Android users finally have another option in wearable fitness trackers from one of the world’s largest sport and fitness companies. The Nike+ FuelBand app is available now on the Google Play store, ready to start tracking your fitness, with a few caveats.
Despite persistent rumors, and denials, that Nike’s FuelBand is being discontinued, ... Read More »
Remember that rumor that surfaced last week that claimed that Google is prepping a new service to help you track your fitness? The program is expected to debut later this month at Google I/O, but it looks like we won’t have to wait that long to get more ... Read More »
If you remember, we dedicated a section of our HTC One (M8) review to the Fitbit integration. Our interest was piqued by having that functionality built into the smartphone itself. You can read the review for our full take, but the TL;DR version is that while it is a nice add on ... Read More »
Samsung has already announced three new wearable devices: The Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit. All three are full fledged smartwatches with displays and a variety of sensors. However, with such advanced hardware comes a high price tag. What about those that want a basic fitness band at a low price ... Read More »
The Qualcomm Toq is probably my favorite smartwatch hardware to date, but the software still has some catching up to do. The update rolling out today for both the Toq and the companion app checks at least one more box by turning the device into a basic fitness tracker.
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Last year at CES 2013, there was hype about wearables that didn’t quite deliver. While multiple companies did show off plans and prototypes, there were precious few ready to actually ship a product. Through the rest of the year, we saw those wearables and more trickle out slowly with varying purposes, designs and degrees of ... Read More »
We’ve seen connected scales rising in popularity over the last few years as people increasingly look to quantify their diet and exercise. The less resistance in tracking that information the more likely you are to continue with it. And a scale that wirelessly passes your information to your devices streamlines the process quite a bit.
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