The fight between rival fitness tracker companies Fitbit and Jawbone may finally be put to rest, after a judge cleared the former of stealing trade secrets from the latter. [More]
Consumers looking to improve their health have turned to fitness trackers like Fitbit, Jawbone, Vivofit, and Fuse that record the user’s heart rate, calories burned, steps walked, and other pertinent data. These devices are also increasingly being used for another purpose: tracking the effectiveness of new medications in drug trials and other research for pharmaceutical companies. [More]
The clash of the fitness trackers continues to heat up, with Jawbone filing its second lawsuit against Fitbit in two weeks. After accusing Fitbit of stealing sensitive information in May, Jawbone is now claiming its rival’s products are violating practically every patent Jawbone holds.
That rumble you hear in the gym, amid the clanking and whirring and grunting? It’s two fitness trackers going at it, just in time for one of the companies to go public: Jawbone has filed a lawsuit against Fitbit, claiming its rival stole Jawbone employees in order to get trade secrets the workers had swiped on the job, among other things.
Using your phone to pay for things at the register is so 2014. With the soon-to-be released Apple Watch allowing payments to be made with a flick of the wrist, other wearable companies are jumping on the bandwagon. Case in point: a new joint venture from Jawbone and American Express. [More]
Samsung CES 2015 Keynote: The Internet Of Things Is Here And There’s Pretty Much Nothing That Can Stop It
Here are the things we learned from Samsung’s CES 2015 Keynote address Monday evening: CEO and president BK Yoon has a lot of executive friends, the Internet of Things is already here, soon our entire lives will be “connected” and Back To The Future II references are getting old. [More]
In a move to placate dissatisfied customers, Jawbone is offering refunds on their highly hyped UP wristbands, with no questions asked. The devices are supposed to monitor sleep and exercise patterns of the wearer, but many users reported problems with battery life and its ability to sync with phones and computers.
Marc is happy to report that Aliph really came through for him after he complained about Jawbone smoking and melting after he plugged it into his computer:
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