New Sleep API now available, ready for low-power sleep tracking

Sleep isn’t for the week. It’s actually a necessity and for many people, it’s more of a luxury. We know people who actually care about the hours of sleep they get. Sleep is important and having rest matters to anyone’s health and fitness. There are sleep tracking devices that help and good thing that in […]

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Fitbit Premium users will get Deepak Chopra Mindful Method collection

With a lot of mental health issues coming up during this pandemic, wearable devices and apps are good tools to help us practice mindfulness or the “practice of intentional awareness of the present moment”. Fitbit has now partnered with the “pioneer of integrative medicine” (and sometimes controversial figure) Deepak Chopra in bringing a Mindful Method […]

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Apple Says COVID ‘Health Pass’ Apps Are Limited to Developers Working With Public Health Authorities

Apple today informed developers that “health pass” apps can only be submitted by developers that are working with recognized public health authorities. A “health pass” app is classified as an app that generates a pass that’s used to enter buildings and access in-person services based on testing and vaccination records. Apple says that to make […]

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New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test

A new study by Mount Sinai researchers has found that an Apple Watch can effectively predict a positive COVID-19 diagnosis up to a week before current PCR-based nasal swab tests (via TechCrunch). Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research, the “Warrior Watch Study” involved several hundred Mount Sinai healthcare workers using a dedicated […]

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New Medical Report Underlines Potential Risk of iPhone 12 Interference With Pacemakers

Apple’s warning to keep the iPhone 12 away from cardiac devices due to electromagnetic interference was further underlined by U.S. cardiologists this week in a new medical journal report (via NBC25 News). Apple’s ‌iPhone 12‌ series includes an array of magnets that help align the phone on Apple’s MagSafe charging accessory to maximize charging, and […]

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New Apple Services Could Include ‘Podcasts+,’ ‘Stocks+,’ and ‘Mail+,’ Analysts Predict

A range of new Apple services could include “Podcasts+,” “Stocks+,” and “Mail+,” according to a new report by Loup Ventures analysts. Apple’s subscription service products are increasingly important to its business model and is now almost the size of a Fortune 50 company by revenue, growing by 16 percent in 2020 to $53.7 billion. Loup […]

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Google fitness tracker images show wearable without any screen

Google is set to introduce a new fitness band. There is no official announcement yet but the wearable device is said to have already received its USPTO certification. This means an impending market launch or arrival in the coming weeks or days. This is almost in the bag as Google is in the process of […]

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Fitbit Sense ECG sensor issue calls for replacements

A few months ago, Fitbit Sense’s ECG feature received FDA and CE approval. It was a month after the device launched as the first health smartwatch with EDA sensor. It is the most advanced from Fitbit today and is certainly the most useful with ECG support. Unfortunately, like most first-gen gadgets, it comes with some […]

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Google Assistant can access health data from other services

The Google Assistant has improved in major ways the past few years. It has become Siri’s biggest rival and is now a rival to Alexa. The Assistant is loved by many mobile consumers because of its integration with numerous products, services, and systems. The tech giant regularly upgrades the service. Just yesterday, we mentioned it […]

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Apple Brings Health Records on iPhone to the UK and Canada

Apple has today announced that access to Health Records on the iPhone is now available in the UK and Canada, providing a fuller, more secure picture of patient health. The existing Health app on the ‌iPhone‌ can now display full health records, enabling users to securely view and store their medical records from healthcare institutions […]

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Xiaomi India outs new smart speaker, fitness band, and smartwatch

After the launch of the Mi TV LUX 82’’ Pro and Mi TV 82’’, Xiaomi is here once again ready to introduce a slew of new smart home products. The Chinese OEM has become more popular now as a lifestyle brand. It’s not only known for its smartphones but also wearables and other products you […]

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TicWatch Pro 3 GPS: First Wear OS watch with Snapdragon Wear 4100

A few days ago, we mentioned the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS would run on Wear OS by Google. It would be ready soon and the official launch has happened. Mobvoi has announced the new smartwatch that boasts a host of health and fitness tracking features. The wearable device that we said would arrive with […]

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Samsung ECG Monitoring App cleared by the FDA, ready to download

Back in April, Samsung was mentioned to introduce a blood pressure monitoring feature. It was soon cleared in South Korea for the Galaxy Watch Active2. The Samsung Health Monitor app was then updated with blood pressure monitoring. Samsung Health now has ECG and blood oxygen monitoring features but it is only now that the Electrocardiogram […]

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Garmin Venu SQ GPS watches offer health features at a lower price

Only a week after the Forerunner 745 running and triathlon smartwatch was introduced in the market, Garmin is here again ready with a new one. The Garmin Venu SQ GPS Smartwatch is another option. This is a more affordable alternative that will probably make you get moving. Around the same time last year, Garmin launched […]

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