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: recommends healthy recipes that you’ll love is a cool new website, which tailors recipe searches to you, so you can find the healthiest meals that suit your experience, budget and cooking preparation time.

Withings launches its next generation of internet connected scales

This week Withings launched its next generation of internet-connected bathroom scales, called the Wireless Scale WS-30. The new scale hasn’t been designed to replace the company’s original flagship device, the original WBS01 scale, but it does allow you to sync up your data to the Withings dashboard automatically, even without wifi.

Bandu: the wrist watch that tells you when to relax

A group of neuroscientists from MIT have created a prototype wrist watch, which measures how stress affects the body and monitors people’s autonomic nervous system to alert them when they’re freaking out.

Runtastic launches four new fitness apps

Sport and fitness app and online service Runtastic has introduced four new apps into its ecosystem, which challenge users to beat physical challenges.

Becca Caddy

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