Category Archives: All wearables

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,

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

Airing is the world’s first hose-free CPAP machine

As regular readers will know, we’ve got a vested interest in any technology that can address the problem of sleep apnea – which is why we immediately reached for our credit card

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

Beddit: We think it’s the best sleep monitor so far

There’s only one flaw with the Beddit sleep monitor: It relies on a constant connection to a smartphone. We’re not keen on sleeping next to a powered-on phone, and even if the phone’s in