Analysis: Fitbit leads fitness tracker space, but not overall wearable space From Mobil Health News

by Admin 05.21.2015

A new report from analyst firm Argus Insights suggests that, while Fitbit is the clear leader in the fitness tracking device space, within the larger market, which includes smartwatches, its market share may be slipping away — bad news for a company on the brink of IPO. Argus doesn’t track unit sales or shipments, but instead […]

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Jiff raises $23M from Rosemark, GE Ventures for employee wellness platform From Mobil Health News

by Admin 05.21.2015

Employee wellness curation platform Jiff raised $23.3 million in a round led by Rosemark Capital with participation from GE Ventures. Jiff has raised at least $49.1 million to date. Existing Jiff investors include Aberdare Ventures and Aeris Capital. The company raised its most recent round in September 2014. As part of the announcement, Jiff also released a new employee […]

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Spotify will tap into phone’s accelerometer to match tunes with runners’ paces From Mobil Health News

by Admin 05.20.2015

Music streaming service Spotify made some unexpected health and fitness related announcements at its press event today, TechCrunch reports. The company’s app will actually use the phone’s accelerometer to detect the pace of a user’s run and select music with a tempo to match. If the pace of the run changes, so will the song. […]

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Apple Watch improves fitness algorithms; future plans rumored to include sleep, glucose From Mobil Health News

by Admin 05.20.2015

The Apple Watch had its first software update this week, and it did include some minor updates to the health tracking features. In addition, reports have surfaced of additional health features Apple might be planning to add as the company’s June 8th Worldwide Developer Conference approaches. Although the exact details are elusive, yesterday’s Apple Watch […]

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