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Microsoft has added a power-saving GPS feature to its Band 2, which it says will extend battery life by "up to four hours", along with new weight tracking functionality in the Microsoft Health app.
After announcing, and failing, to launch the 'Grip', it was anyone's guess as to what HTC would launch. Today, HTC has announced the 'UA HealthBox', which is a system of fitness/health products.
Fears around the new Fitbit Blaze sent the company's stock price tumbling 18% on Tuesday. The device is the first to sport a smartwatch form factor similar to Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Microsoft is rolling out a range of new features to its Band 2, including music controls, activity reminders (if you've been sitting around for too long), a 'What's New' tile on the device, and more.
Microsoft says its recently released Band 2 fitness tracker has improved heart rate tracking, and now the company is providing tips to get the best results from the device's heart rate monitor.
Microsoft has made notable strides with its newest Band fitness tracker, but some unexpected problems with tracking accuracy keep the device just short of excellence.
The hardware changes are what receives the most attention when discussing the Microsoft Band 2, but it's actually the improved interface that I'm probably most happy with.
HTC first showed off its Grip fitness wearable in March, promising a launch in Spring. It later said it would launch new products "later this year", but has now pushed its plans back to early 2016.
Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the Shine 2 is water-resistant and promises up to 6 months of battery life. Built from 'aircraft grade aluminum', it will go on sale next month.
Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft's execution leaves a bit to be desired.
The $249 Band 2 is the next-gen version of Microsoft's health and fitness-focused wearable device. Check out some of our first impressions, and insights into what's on the way for Microsoft Health.
Microsoft Health has been given a massive overhaul, with new apps available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Perhaps more importantly, however, the service's dashboard got a lot more powerful.
Swatch's CEO calls the Apple Watch "an interesting toy, but not a revolution", and says his company's new smartwatch won't include any health-tracking features, despite saying last year that it would.
Following a wave of recent discounts, the Microsoft Band is once again available with money off. This time, the company has slashed $50 off its regular $199.99 price - but you'll have to be quick.
The Apple Watch seemed to have been useful for a man who suddenly felt unwell. The device's heart rate tracker helped diagnose his illness, and aided in the recovery process as well.
A new study has claimed that phone data alone is enough to predict symptoms of depression; it is understood that the more time people spend on their phones, the more they are likely to be depressed.
A hospital in London is currently conducting a program that uses the Apple Watch as a tool to help cancer patients. Apps are already being developed, which aim to help patients take their medication.
Microsoft released its first wearable fitness device a little more than six months ago, along with a new health platform to support it. But how has it held up since then?
To help patients suffering with Alzheimer's disease, Samsung has developed a new app called Backup Memory. It aims to remind patients about the things they have forgotten, mainly about their family.
Microsoft's recently announced update for its fitness app and service is now available on all platforms, providing users with more insights on their activities.
Microsoft has announced updates to the Band and Health apps that will bring new insights to the Health Dashboard on the web. The Band will now also work with some apps: MapMyRide and Strava.
According to a new listing on the Microsoft Store website, Microsoft Band owners will soon have new ways to view their health and fitness data thanks to new apps for Xbox One, Windows 8, and iPad.
While pre-orders for the Band have been available in the UK since last month, Microsoft has just released its Health companion app there too, as well as updating the app with bug fixes in the US.
Fitbit has a smartwatch type health device called the Surge and it is being updated with a new biking feature that many have been asking for since the device was released a few months back.
While the firmware update still doesn't address several issues that early adopters have been experiencing with the device, Microsoft has added an exercise feedback feature and guided workouts.
Considering the growing number of diseases caused by insufficient use of public toilets in India, the Indian government is taking steps to use technology to assess and track toilet use in the country.
Microsoft Band users will be pleased to hear that the Health app, which could do with some more spit and polish, has been updated to fix some bugs and add features for all the platforms it supports.
Microsoft's first wearable fitness device has some great ideas, but athletes and other serious fitness users will lament its lack of advanced features that could be easily solved.
Attorney General George C. Jepsen has raised his own concerns around the security of health data used by the Apple Watch, suggesting a meeting in which he and Apple can discuss those concerns.
Just a few weeks after confirming its plans for a Windows Phone app, Fitbit has launched that app today, bringing extensive support for its fitness-focused wearables to Microsoft's mobile OS.
Google is working on an ambitious project to understand what a perfectly healthy human being should look like, with a broader aim of helping to detect and prevent terminal diseases.
HealthKit, a healthcare software developer, has criticised Apple for using the same name to brand its new iOS 8 health tools, saying: "Are they so big that they are above doing a Google search?"
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