Tag Archives: Fitbit Flex

The impact of wearables for service desk professionals

Here in Birmingham, UK, the Service Desk Institute is holding its annual conference – and tomorrow WTW lead author Simon Jones will be joining a keynote panel to discuss the future impact of wearables,

The trick is to keep breathing: Wearables changed my life

It started out as a gadget thing, but within a year, wearable technology was responsible for a fundamental impact on my future health. Part two of the story, by WearableTechWatch lead author Simon Jones

How wearable technology truly changed my life

It started out as a gadget thing, but within a year had a fundamental effect on my future health. By WearableTechWatch lead author Simon Jones Can wearable technology really change your life, or

Fitbit goes IoT

Smart wristband maker Fitbit is catching up on lost ground by introducing sync with the much-hyped Internet of Things (IoT). Fitbit users can now create “channels” on IoT gateway website IFTTT for

Is is a band? Is it a watch? New Samsung wristband blurs the lines

It’s fitting that Samsung sponsors Robin Thicke, whose song Blurred Lines was one of the mega hits of 2013 – because with the new Galaxy Gear Fit, Samsung is further blurring the

Going UP: Jawbone UP24 goes worldwide – at a price

Jawbone has finally announced worldwide availability for its flagship UP24 smart wristband. However, going UP has a double meaning, as there’s a huge price premium in some markets. The UP24, which syncs

(Updated 2) The MWC Challenge That Bit Fitbit

This blog had not intended to write yet another post criticizing Fitbit for customer service. However, the Fitbit MWC Challenge appears to have seriously backfired on the company, and Fitbit has now even

The gamification of wearable tech

Here in Barcelona, smart wristband maker Fitbit captured a lot of attention with its Fitbit Challenge, selling steeply discounted Flex bands (although without the packaging, were they returns?) to delegates at Mobile

Fitbit cancels the Force: Our analysis

Disappointing news from Fitbit that it has decided to withdraw the Force smart wristband from sale – in a move that also provides an insight into the unforgiving pace for market share

Smart wristbands and smartwatches are merging

Posting earlier this week on the rumors swirling around an Apple iWatch led to an “aha” moment, the realization that wearable technology smartwatches and “smart” wristbands like the Fitbit Flex and Nike+