Palo Alto, California-based Pebble, maker of an activity-tracking smartwatch has added continuous fitness tracking and sleep tracking to its smartwatch. The company also lowered the price of its devices by $50 so it’s original model now retails for $99, which is around the price of popular activity trackers including Jawbone and Fitbit. Pebble’s higher end device, called Steel, now costs $199. Prior […]

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As the third quarter of 2014 comes to an end, both Rock Health and StartUp Health have posted reports — as they always do — that tracked the amount of funding raked in by digital health companies over the course of the past few months and for the year so far. Rock Health has tracked […]

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Investor: Time for health insurance companies to act like D2C businesses From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.01.2014

Health insurers need to make a change fast, according to a new report from investment firm the Psilos Group. The group’s 2014 Healthcare Outlook report contends that the shift in insurers’ customer base from mostly employers to mostly individuals, spurred by the Affordable Care Act, will lead to a major shift in how the insurance market [...]

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Survey: 74.9 percent of US adults do not track health or fitness with devices or apps From Mobil Health News

by Admin 10.01.2014

Close to 75 percent of adults do not use a fitness device or app to track their weight, diet, or exercise, according to a survey of 979 US adults conducted by research firm TechnologyAdvice. The survey found that 11 percent of respondents use a wearable fitness tracker, 14.1 percent use an app to track health, 14.5 percent do [...]

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