If Wearables Are Going to Grow Up, Games Might Point the Way

If. Might.

Wearable-Tech Fatigue and the New Fitbit Force

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


10 Things I Want From My iWatch

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

Fitbit Force Steps It Up With Built-in Altimeter, iOS 7 Phone Notifications

It has only been six months since Fitbit released its first activity-tracking wristband, and now the company has another one.

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.

The Extremely Quantified Self: Meet Rachel Kalmar, Who Wears 21 Fitness Trackers at the Same Time (Video)

It’s a stunt of giving up her body for science, and kind of a cool punk fashion statement — and a daunting amount of syncing and charging.

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.

Jawbone Raises More Than $100 Million to Meet Demand for Wearable Tech

The Bay Area-based electronics company gets a cash infusion to meet demand for its popular products.

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

The Disappearing Interface