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Smart Watches And Fitness Bands – Here's Why The Wrist Will Be T










We still agree with Apple CEO Tim Cook when he said in May 2013, "I think the wrist is interesting." The $2.5 billion wearable computing market has so far been anchored by smart fitness bracelets and the Kickstarter-funded Pebble smart watch. These two categories are quickly fusing into one larger market: smart wristwear. Smart wristwear willbecome the wearables category-leader for the ordinary consumer. (See chart, above.) New mass-market smart watches from companies like Sony, Qualcomm, and Nike are debuting all the time. <br>Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/smart-watch-and-fitness-band-sales-2014-1





Code suggests more fitness tracking features headed to Android



The meeting was suspended while supplementary bacon was supplied to the participants in order to move forward with the agenda. JB presented research to the senior partners showing that the obesity crisis was reaching crisis proportions. The evidence, that portion of his tummy hanging over the distended elastic of his work pyjamas, was agreed by all to be very impressive. Cat, in particular, thought that something should be done and immediately tabled a motion that more cream be put in its bowl thereby removing both temptation and opportunity to add to JB's problem. <br>Source: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/fitness-fridays-project-begins-with-extra-bacon-20140118-311fh.html





Fitness Fridays project begins with extra bacon



Googles gameplan For Google, however, an Android Fitness API Max Workouts review isnt just about making its mobile platform competitive with the iPhone. Fitness trackers and the accompanying websites and apps are all about storing, parsing, and maintaining personal data. And if theres one thing Google is very interested in its storing and maintaining personal data. So the reported fitness API could be part of an overall goal to make Android the underlying platform for future fitness bands and activity trackers. <br>Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089101/code-suggests-more-fitness-tracking-features-headed-to-android.html





Office Depot Expands Selection of Health, Fitness Devices



"Our expansion into this area is part of the companys growing assortment of wireless technology gadgets that allow professionals to remain productive wherever they go. Offering customers easy access to products to help enhance and impact their lives in all realms is an obvious move for our brand." Office Depot is also offering three performance-based, health-tracking devices from Sync, including Burn and Fit ($79.99-$99.99): fitness bands, which capture truer calorie burn by combining heart rate measurement and intensity of movement. In addition to knowing how many calories the user burns 24 hours a day, the fitness bands also capture steps taken and distance traveled to help give a comprehensive view of daily movements. Retailing from $59.99-$79.99, Syncs GPS-enabled watches and Heart Rate Straps are performance products suited for those individuals looking to accurately monitor and track their workouts. The devices tap into the capabilities of the users smartphone to provide optimized fitness routines and smarter training. <br>Source: http://www.eweek.com/it-management/office-depot-expands-selection-of-health-fitness-devices.html





System Update: Wii Fit U is shape of fitness tools to come



The Fit Meter, Nintendo's $20 answer to the likes of the Nike Fuel Band and Jawbone's UP, arrived in stores late last year, part of the latest video game push into fitness. The Fit Meter works much like your average fitness tracker, except it syncs with the Wii U console instead of your computer. Nintendo touts it as a much cheaper alternative to the like of the Fuel Band. The company bundles in a free access to its recently released fitness game, Wii Fit U, through Jan. <br>Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/system-update-wii-fit-u-shape-fitness-tools-article-1.1583075



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