Ex-HTC Exec Launches Zero, a Startup Aiming to Keep That Fitbit or FuelBand From Ending Up in a Drawer

Kouji Kodera wants to create the wearable equivalent of a gym buddy — even if your buddy wears a different brand of bracelet.
zero Black Background RGB

Practice Fusion Grabs Another $15M for Electronic Health

Qualcomm Ventures adds a few more drops to the $85 million bucket.
practice_fusion

Jawbone’s New Up Band Syncs Wirelessly, Costs $20 More

Called the Up24, this new activity-tracker is definitely going to get you moving this time … right?
UP24 with Device_crop-feature

AllThingsD Week in Review: Apple Freshens Up & Pinterest and Snapchat See Dollar Signs

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
snapchatdollar640

Wearable-Tech Fatigue and the New Fitbit Force

I’m suffering from serious fitness-band fatigue. Can the Fitbit Force change that?
Fitbit Force Steps

Voices

10 Things I Want From My iWatch

First off, it would know when I go to bed without me telling it.
iwatch380

Blue Goji Teams Up With MyFitnessPal to Get Cardio-Gaming Devices in Shape

A soft launch for the fitness-gaming startup, with hardware bundles priced at $100.
product_hi_res

Stir Kinetic Desk, Created by Former iPod Engineer, Makes Other Standing Desks Look Boring

For $3890, the Stir desk had better do everything but make me a sandwich.
StirDesk1

News Byte

Developers Can Now Integrate Jawbone Up Fitness Data

Fitness wristband maker Jawbone has opened up access to its API so developers can build and integrate tools for “data aggregation and visualization, gaming, marketing, rewards provisioning.” This extends a program that the Up band creator had launched for specific developers in April. It also helps bring Jawbone up to the level of competitors like Fitbit, which has long allowed developer data access.

Unquantified Self

I’m here to tell you that Quantified Self is no solution to America’s weight problem. It’s merely a feel good fairy tale, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

— Fitness coach and Fitocracy co-founder Dick Talens, writing on PandoDaily about why Fitbit and Jawbone Up aren’t the key to lasting fitness