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StartUp Health takes its portfolio to over 100 companies

StartUp Health takes its portfolio to over 100 companies

StartUp Health, the New York based startup accelerator specialising in digital health announced it would be supporting 12 more digital health startup’s, expanding its portfolio to 102 companies. At launch back in 2011, StartUp Health set themselves a goal of helping 1000 health startups transform the healthcare industry within a decade. Now with over 102 portfolio companies and over 200 entrepreneurs from 10 different countries, StartUp Health Academy has organised both the largest community of digital … Read entire article »

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Swimmo – the ultimate smartwatch for swimmers

Swimmo – the ultimate smartwatch for swimmers

It seems everyday we see another wearable casted onto the market and yet with every product that passes by there’s always a gap for something new. Enter Swimmo a high-tech smartwatch designed specifically for swimmers allowing them to improve their strength, technique and training. Fully waterproof, Swimmo is designed for continuous work underwater finally giving swimmers the opportunity to track, analyse and overall improve their workouts. Full of features and capable of working as a personal … Read entire article »

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Fitness tracker market to hit $5b by 2019

Fitness tracker market to hit $5b by 2019

Fitness trackers appear to be on the up and it’s predicted the industry will see a rise in revenue from $2 billion to over $5.4 billion by 2019 according to Parks Associates. The consumer tech analysts also found there was a dramatic rise in connected health devices being used in the US with 30% of residents now using a device of some sort, up from 24% in 2013. However it is thought that the majority of these … Read entire article »

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HTC Grip Launched At Mobile World Congress

HTC Grip Launched At Mobile World Congress

With the hype of the latest HTC One M9 at its peak in the build up to Mobile World Congress, the Taiwanese company use this opportunity to surprise some of the most influential media with a flagship product, the HTC Grip, a wrist worn wearable. Being the first wearable released by HTC it was necessary that they came in with a bang, after all, wearable devices have been on the market for quite some time now. … Read entire article »

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WeChat app can now track your fitness

WeChat app can now track your fitness

It now seems that almost everything we use can monitor our daily on goings, whether that be gym equipment, wearable technology, fitness apps and even some forms of clothing. Well now WeChat, the popular messaging app, is getting in on the fun. Rather than leave the tracking to the likes of Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and others, WeChat has decided to integrate communication and keeping fit into the same app. Ok so this is nothing new, however they … Read entire article »

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Under Armour set to become a dominant force in fitness tech

Under Armour set to become a dominant force in fitness tech

Although already a very well established brand in almost every aspect of sports/leisure industry, Under Armour the US sports manufacturer is now upping its footprint into the fitness tech segment with the acquisition of Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. So a bit of an insight into the two apps, Endomondo is a fitness app for all platforms that brings with it a huge social aspect by getting its users to connect with their friends and family as well … Read entire article »

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The best health apps voted by Doctors

The best health apps voted by Doctors

There are so many health apps now on the market that measure such a variety of different variables that people are stuck when it comes to knowing what’s the best one for them to download. Well HealthTap – a platform that boasts over 65,000 doctors – put together a survey to uncover what the professionals believe to be most beneficial applications dependant upon whether we’re after weight loss, women’s health, heart health and many more. Up to … Read entire article »

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CARROT Hunger Will Bully You Into Eating Healthy

CARROT Hunger Will Bully You Into Eating Healthy

Brian Mueller has created a number of apps that have become popular due to their sadistically and sometimes intimidating nature, which aims to improve people’s behavioural traits. Don’t be put off though it’s really done in a comedic manner. The latest app to be released is CARROT Hunger, a smart calorie counter that scans your foods barcodes to log how much you’ve consumed that day and keep you within your target. Eat well and be rewarded, … Read entire article »

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Fitguard Mouthpiece helps detect concussion in sport

Fitguard Mouthpiece helps detect concussion in sport

At a time where so much emphasis is being put on safety in sport it seems fitting that such a unique product has been developed to counteract the worries some might have. The Fitguard Mouthpiece was demoed at CES this week and it captured a lot of attention and rightly so. The Fitguard has been designed to detect concussions and other potential brain injuries, which have and can be hard to spot in sport. Ok getting … Read entire article »

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Oscar Insurance rewards customers who are motivated to keep fit

Oscar Insurance rewards customers who are motivated to keep fit

Instead of constantly looking to save more on your insurance how about make money from them? That’s the idea this New York based company had, who have set up an initiative that rewards customers who take their health seriously in the form of monthly payments. Oscar Insurance is in the process of revolutionising the insurance market with a unique strategy that will boot the industry into the 21st century. The new initiative involves giving its customers … Read entire article »

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