Patent Describes Apple Watch Feature for Improving Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

A newly unearthed patent reveals that Apple is exploring how a future Apple Watch could help doctors monitor the symptoms of Parkinson’s patients. Spotted by AppleInsider, “Passive Tracking of Dyskinesia/Tremor Symptoms” describes the use of special sensors in a proposed ‌Apple Watch‌ medical feature and the reasoning behind it. “There …

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Stanford Medicine Publishes Results of Apple Heart Study

Stanford Medicine today published results from the Apple Heart Study that kicked off in 2017, marking the third time data from the study has been shared (via Reuters and CNBC). The aim of the study, conducted by Stanford and Apple, was to determine whether the Apple Watch is able to …

Facebook introduces health resources within the app

Facebook is now entering the digital health market as they are partnering with various health organizations to bring resources within the social media app itself. In selected countries, you will now be able to sign up and register as a blood donor and Facebook will inform you if there’s a …

Google set to acquire Fitbit, to enter the fitness tracking game

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is poised to acquire Fitbit. The company is said to have offered to buy the wearable device maker in an effort to improve on its smartwatch game. There is no official announcement yet but we won’t be surprised if Fitbit gives in to the deal. Google …

Huawei Watch GT 2 launched, ready with more sports modes

Aside from the new Huawei Mate 30 phones, the top Chinese OEM has also revealed the new Huawei Watch GT 2. The smartwatch is a follow-up to the Huawei Watch GT that was introduced last year but only reached the US earlier this year. We also remember the Watch GT …

New Garmin GPS, fitness smartwatches announced in IFA Berlin

After the Fenix 6 GPS multisport smartwatch, Garmin is introducing more wearable products. There’s the Venu GPS smartwatch, Garmin vívoactive 4 and vívoactive 4S GPS smartwatches, Vivomove series, and the Garmin Marvel Legacy Hero Series. All new smartwatches have been unveiled at the IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The tech …