Category Archives: Smart health

Can wearables really work in the workplace?

Although consumer devices like Fitbit and smartwatches have grabbed a lot of the attention, they do not tell the whole story when it comes to the development of wearable technology over the

Emfit QS is an advanced sleep sensor

Emfit QS is possibly the most-advanced non-medical grade sleep sensor you can buy – and we’re putting it to the test. Apart from running out of bedside power sockets, we’ve rigged the

Wearables meets IoT at Smart IoT London

This coming week, wearables meet IoT at the biggest dedicated show of its kind so far – Smart IoT in London. WearableTechWatch will be there, with editor-in-chief Simon Jones on the panel of

The PitPat of tiny footsteps – a dedicated fitness tracker for your pooch

A couple of years ago, my expectations were shattered after putting a Fitbit on our family dog. I’d expected a good 20,000 steps per day – but what the readouts showed was

Is there an Apple Watch use case?

Arriving at #NEM360 in Stockholm today*, we struck up conversation with a fellow Apple Watch owner. Here’s how the conversation went: Him: “I’m actually really disappointed with it” WTW: “Really?” Him: “I

To succeed, wearable tech must become invisible

We’ve passed the fad phase: Nobody’s impressed if you’re wearing a tracker on your wrist or hip to count your steps / tally your abs / count your heartbeats as you work

What does 2016 hold for consumer wearable tech?

If 2015 was supposed to be the “year of wearable tech”, then what about 2016? “The true year of wearables” or the year in which early consumer devices like smart wristbands start to fade away? Although

Analysis: Fitbit’s week from hell

Fresh from its IPO, wearables firm Fitbit saw its stock price fall off a cliff after declaring its first quarterly results as a public company. The drop – which took place over

Climbing the Apple Watch learning curve

How easy is it to get started with an Apple Watch? The New York Times described a “steep learning curve” before its reviewer fell head-over-heels in love with their wristwatch. We wanted to

How to liberate your wearable data (tip: Let the IoT work for you)

Earlier this week we reported on Government warnings not to use wearable tech apps provided by health insurers. Now we outline how to liberate your data from the four most-popular smart wearables: The Fitbit family,