Tag: Fitness Tracker

How Samsung’s Bio-Processor taps into the Growing Mobile Health Market in 2016
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How Samsung’s Bio-Processor taps into the Growing Mobile Health Market in 2016

“With improvements in smart, fitness devices and an increase in consumer health consciousness, more and more people are looking for ways to monitor various personal bio-data, or fitness data, to constantly manage their health. Samsung’s Bio-Processor, which can process five different biometric signals, is the most versatile health and fitness monitoring chip available on the market today and is expected to open up many new health- based service options for our customers” Vice President of marketing, System LSI business at Samsung Electronics, Ben K. Hur, commenting on Samsung's Bio-Processor Samsung has just made the smartwatch take center stage once more. They've now developed the Bio-Processor, a SoC (System on a Chip) designed to be used in smartwatches and fitness trackers. It...
Moov Now the motivational Personal Trainer in a Fitness Tracker
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Moov Now the motivational Personal Trainer in a Fitness Tracker

“It looks like a tracker, but it’s not,” she tells Business Insider. “We think counting steps is not enough. This is why we built a coach.” Moov’s CEO and co-founder, Meng Li commenting on the introduction of the Moov Now Fitness Tracker You might be forgiven if you thought I was a big fan of the Fitbit or Garmin Fitness Trackers, such as the Garmin Forerunner 15 or the Fitbit Charge HR as reported in Why Fitbit Charge HR creates Exercise Competition among Gym Rats. After all, I’ve pretty much kept my promise to write more about them ever since they began becoming such a trend over the past two (2) years as noted in Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business. Hence the sudden flood of fitness tracker articles! But as I review these fitness trac...
Why the Garmin Forerunner 225 is the Pro-Athelete’s Fitness Tracker
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Why the Garmin Forerunner 225 is the Pro-Athelete’s Fitness Tracker

Garmin is one of the more athletic of the fitness trackers out there. Sure, the other fitness trackers are great at tracking your general activity and are a curio of readouts that'll keep those not serious about exercise fascinated. But being No. 3 in IDC stats over the past two (2) years as listed in Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business didn’t come easy. They most likely achieved this lofty perch by focusing on making Fitness trackers more geared towards the serious Pro-Atheletes such as bodybuilders, Marathon Runner and sprinters. This philosophy of design can be seen in the Garmin Forerunner 15 as described in Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation. If you've experience the Garmin Forerunner 15 telling ...
Why the US$20 Misfit Flash is a Multi-purpose Swimming Sleep Fitness Tracker
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Why the US$20 Misfit Flash is a Multi-purpose Swimming Sleep Fitness Tracker

A lot of Fitness Trackers are on the market that have multiple functions. This multi-functionality is becoming a necessary weapon of choice as competition in the two (2) year old Wearables business is booming as pointed out by analyst IDC in the article Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business. Take for instance the Garmin Forerunner 15 which masquerades as a Fitness Tracker,  a Wristwatch with GPS as pointed out in Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation  and still manages to eke out five (5) weeks of battery life in activity tracking mode. Well the US$20 Misfit Flash Link, yet another Fitness Tracker vying for your attention, also sports multiple feature you’ll like. Its waterproof and tracks swimming as a li...