Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech


The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities.

Each week we’ll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that’s dedicated to the world of health tech, fitness gadgets and awesome apps:

Sleep tech company Lark launches Nike FuelBand rival, the Larklife

There may be lots of different fitness and health tracking devices on the market at the moment, but wristband gadget Larklife aims to monitor everything you do and become your own personal life coach too.

The Fitbit Zip makes fitness adorable, but is it just a fancy pedometer?

We review Fitbit’s latest new gizmo, the Zip, a cute pedometer that wirelessly syncs your data via Bluetooth, tracks your steps throughout the day and has a handy interface you tap to interact with.

Qualcomm announces Andorid smartphone for the blind

This week tech giant Qualcomm announced that it’s currently developing a smartphone for blind people, which will allow users to call, text and interact with social networks by using finger gestures.

STUDY: People want practical, user-friendly mobile health apps

A new study into the world of mobile health by Ruder Finn shows that users want practical, day to day healthcare solutions from their phones. But just how likely is that given strict data laws?

App monitors your heart rate and gives you the best music for your run

A new app and running system listens carefully to your pulse and serves up tunes to either get you moving and your heart racing or cool you down after a workout.

Belkin WeMo Baby turns your smartphone into a monitor

This isn’t the first time Belkin has ventured into the land of baby gadgets, but this latest device turns any mobile phone into a baby monitor, which is clever and really handy for newbie parents.

Becca Caddy

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