Oliver Duric

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Budget-friendly Ticwatches cut the cost of Android Wear

Folks looking for a useful smartwatch and not wanting to splash hundreds of dollars now have a new budget-friendly option on their hands. The latest …

Wearable Tech

Wearable AI is the next hot tech trend

It wasn’t long ago that personal computers were the height of technology. While significantly smaller than the industrial-sized mainframes of the past, modern desktop PCs are still bulky objects that take up a lot of space. Laptops and notebooks are considerably more portable, but even these are …

Workplace Wellness Programs Track Your Health, But How Far Should They Go?

Healthy is good for people so it must be equally good for their employers. Not so fast. Employee wellness programs have exploded across our fibit-ized lives. But as connected wearables track our body’s every movement, (with questionable accuracy), larger questions are bubbling up about our …

The quantified kid: Wearables for children are on the rise, for better and worse

Previous Next<p>1 of 6<p>Close<p>Anyone with kids will be uncomfortably familiar with the feeling of helplessness that comes from them getting sick, …

Wearable Tech

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

Sleek, high-tech wristbands are extremely popular these days, promising to measure heart rate, steps taken during the day, sleep, calories burned and even stress.<p>And, increasingly, patients are heading to the doctor armed with reams of data gathered from their devices. "They're essentially asking …

Study finds Apple Watch is most accurate wearable at measuring heart rate

When it comes to measuring heart rate and calories burned, not all fitness trackers are created equal, based on the findings of a scientific study that pitted the top wearables on the market against each other.<p>The in-depth study conducted by researchers at Stanford University was published today, …

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.<p>The study involved 6,158 participants …

Apple Watch

Microsoft not throwing in towel on wearables yet; introduces new smartwatch

Microsoft appears to have something new and exciting in the works. Looking to rejoin the wearables competition, after its Band 2 device didn’t go over so well last year, it has introduced plans for its successor, but with a twist.<p>This TrekStor-designed watch, which doesn’t have a name at the …

Wearable Tech

Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate review: A different kind of fitness wearable

Measuring your heart through your ear, but is it worth the high price tag?<p>Most fitness trackers want to keep one eye on your heart rate – and why …

Consumer Tech

Why Asia's Healthcare Startups Don't Need VCs To Disrupt The Market

I’ve noticed that the bulk of funding for health and medical technology startups are from venture capital. American startups such as ZocDoc are backed by Khosla Ventures, Funders Fund, Atomico, while Oscar Healthcare is backed by Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Google Capital and Fidelity …

6 Surprising Foods That Are Messing With Your Sleep

You <i>know</i> that having a double-shot latte after 4 PM or plowing through too much sugary dessert will keep you from snagging a solid 8 hours of z's. What you probably don't realize is that there are a number of nutritious foods—ones that doctors and dietitians agree are part of a healthy, varied …

Video Shows Benefits of 2GB RAM in iPhone 6s

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they didn't mention that the new iPhones carry 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6. The 2GB RAM was later confirmed in Xcode and benchmarks. This increased RAM allows the iPhone to keep more Apps and data active in memory.<p>iDownloadBlog recorded this …

Fitbit plays the long (battery) game with update to Surge activity tracker

Good for those 10-hour runs<p>Fitbit is rolling out a significant update to one of its dedicated fitness trackers this week.<p>Starting Wednesday, the Fitbit Surge — a large, GPS- and heart rate-sensing Fitbit that's aimed at athletes and fitness enthusiasts — will get a software update that will …

Aging population to help drive global mobile health market to $49B in 2020

The global mobile health market is expected to top $49 billion by 2020, according to research firm Grand View Research, which made the same …

Digital Health

Are digital health technologies really good for our health?

Countless entrepreneurs around the world have launched digital health companies in the last decade and more than 100,000 mobile apps are currently on …

Frédérique Constant Aims Upscale For Their Refined Horological Smartwatch

“If the roast beef is right, they’ll be back,” said Thornton Mellon and that has been the motto of Swiss watchmakers since the beginning of the burgeoning smartwatch revolution. It’s the expectation (potentially flawed) that old customers will stick with the brands through thick and/or thin and …

Swatch CEO signals plans to add to smartwatch range: Swiss paper

<i>ZURICH (Reuters) –</i> Swatch plans to add to its new smartwatch range, the Swiss watchmaker’s chief executive told a newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.<p>The Biel, Switzerland-based company is competing with Apple and other watchmakers in the budding smartwatch market.<p>“Our product is called …

Touch ID built into iPhone display one step closer as third-party company announces new tech

The possibility of Apple embedding the Home button into the display of a future iPhone model got a step closer today as a third-party company announced technology that allows fingerprints to be read through Gorilla Glass.<p><i>TNW</i> reports that Sonavation has developed ultrasonic fingerprint sensors …

The FDA doesn’t want to regulate wearables, and device makers want to keep it that way

As the FDA determines how to regulate health trackers, the tech industry lobbies the agency<p>The Food and Drug Administration doesn't want to take away your Fitbit.<p>That was the philosophy the FDA broadcast earlier this year when it unveiled its "draft guidance" for low-risk medical devices, a …

Kuaiwear’s Multisport Biometric Headphones blur the lines between fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset

Over the last year, two of the biggest product categories experiencing growth and development have been fitness tracking and wireless headphones. The inclusion of Bluetooth 4.0 into more devices has helped curb the frustration of poor battery life and inconsistent connectivity. It only seems …

Remember that crazy WWDC opening video? Apple just shared it on Youtube

Apple did something out of the ordinary to open WWDC this year. Before CEO Tim Cook took the stage, the company played a bizarre opening video that showed a behind the scenes look at the opening number it had planned but that never came to fruition. Featuring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader, …

Report: Global mobile health market valued at $10.5B in 2014

The global mobile health market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.5 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to a new report …

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we'll all be cyborgs by 2030

At the Exponential Finance conference on June 3, he predicted that humans will be cyborgs by 2030, according to CNNMoney.<p>"Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking," Kurzweil said. "We're going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves. In my view, that's the …

Sony reveals SmartBand 2 wearable with heart rate monitor

Companies often unveil new a product by putting an executive on stage and making them say nice things about it. Other times, they'll launch a fancy webpage and put up glamorous photos of whatever they're launching. Sony, on the other hand, appears to be unveiling a new product today by accidentally …