Category Archives: Smart wristbands

Healthcare insurers pose privacy concerns for wearables

Health insurers are using step-counting phone apps as a Trojan horse to lure customers into sharing “very sensitive information” such as daily movement, sleep patterns and even heart rate, according to a

Fitbit and Jawbone fight to stem tide of in-field failures

Judging by the volume of tweets to their Support accounts on Twitter, leading smart wristband makers Fitbit and Jawbone are both fighting to stem the tide of in-field failures of their smart wristbands. We’re

Tyia smart bracelet unchains you from a smartphone

In a move that’s quite the opposite from the principles of the instant notifications of the Apple Watch, Tyia is a smart bracelet that filters out all but the most essential alerts

Mapping the quantified life with wearables

Data science consultancy Profusion ran a research project into the limits and possible application of data collected and analysed from wearable devices. Practice Lead Anthony Mullen explains more. What did Profusion do? For a

Japan doesn’t embrace smart wristbands

One year on and we’re revisiting the wearables market in Japan. Back in 2014, we reported that local firm Omron ruled the roost when it came to wearable technology: At the time,

Mi band redefines the low-end smart wristband market

There’s a lot of hype about the Apple Watch, as the first shipments arrive of the smartwatch, which qualifies as one of the most expensive pieces of wearable tech to date. If

Yes, Apple’s Watch changes everything

When Apple enters any market, its products tend to have significant impact. And after spending time with the new Apple Watch, which starts shipping tomorrow, we think Apple’s arrival changes everything for the smartwatch. We

Our survey says … something doesn’t add up

Does the general public really understand what wearables is all about? We think not, based on the results from a recent survey on wearables carried out in the UK by reputable pollsters

SoulAthlete takes gamification of wearables to next level

Start-up SoulAthlete.com is following the sage advice that points mean prizes with a new platform that enables wearables users to compete with each other on steps and other stats – regardless of

What $349 buys in wearables if you DON’T get an Apple Watch

Apple’s new Watch starts at US $349 and goes on sale on April 24. Ahead of that, we take a look at what else you can get for the same money …