Fitbits newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

February 11, 2019

Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corporate employees and health insurance members. The idea is to offer a fully subsidized wearable that helps the company dig deeper into the corporate and business worlds. The new devices are available as a wristband with the option of…

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Apples Watch isnt the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers

September 18, 2018

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headquarters on Wednesday. While Apple loves to be first to things, that statement is false. AliveCor has held the title of first since late last year for its KardiaMobile device, a $100 stick-like metal unit you attach to the back of a smartphone. Ironically,…

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The LTE-connected Apple Watch was reportedly a big hit and Apple is just getting started

November 18, 2017

Smartwatches are in the midst of a resurgence, and the biggest name on the block, Apple, just retook the crown. SEE ALSO: Yes, you can buy an Apple Watch for $25—but you’ll have to work out a lot The latest wearable band report from market analyst firm Canalys claims Apple shipped an estimated 3.9 million units during the third quarter of 2017 to take the top position, driven by the…

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Smartwatches surge to take the wearable crown

September 30, 2017

Smartwatches have overtaken fitness trackers in the wearable market.Image: Getty Images Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world.  The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC’s latest wearables market report. Smartwatch shipments grew 60.9 percent in Q2 2017, a massive spike in consumer interest in a category that many were ready to give up on as recently as this April. The…

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Nokia and Xiaomi ink patent and equipment deal, Xiaomi buys Nokia patents

July 6, 2017

A year after buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft, Xiaomi is digging into the global intellectual property pool once again. Nokia has announced that it has entered into a wide-ranging patent licensing and purchase deal with Xiaomi, the Chinese maker of smartphones, wearables and other hardware, which will also become a customer of Nokias for networking equipment. The deal covers three main areas: Nokia and Xiaomi have inked a cross licensing…

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