In a step towards bolstering its health offerings, Fitbit today announced that it is acquiring Twine Health, a Boston-based collaborative software startup that aids patients with chronic diseases.
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Microsoft has announced a new skill for Cortana, making it easier for Fitbit users to monitor their health and fitness goals on Windows 10, Android iOS, "and soon on the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker."
For $80 Helix will sequence your DNA and then you can buy apps from other companies that can tell you, based on your DNA, what diet, exercise, and sleeping pattern might suit you best.
According to insiders, it seems that Apple is developing sensors that can help monitor blood sugar levels on the Apple Watch. If implemented, it can help towards better treatment of diabetes.
Back in 2014, Nintendo began working on a sleep-tracking device that didn't need to be worn on the body, as part of its Quality of Life program - but it now says that the device has been cancelled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.