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To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

To The Forefront of Wearables: Garmin Announces Forerunner 935

On Wednesday, Garmin International Inc. officially introduced the much anticipated Forerunner 935.

“The new flagship multisport device from Garmin will bring the latest generation of physiological analytic capabilities from Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. to the Forerunner series for the first time,” reads a statement emailed to mHealthWatch.

We’re told that the three new Firstbeat training features – Anaerobic Training Effect, Training Load, and Training Status – debuted earlier this year in the Garmin Fenix 5 series, which was named as a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearable technologies category.
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Fitbit Introduces ‘World’s Slimmest Fitness Wristband’

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthFitbit, a ubiquitous powerhouse in the connected health and fitness market, has just introduced Fitbit Alta HR and new advances in sleep tracking.

The offering, we’re told, gives users actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about their health and stay motivated to reach their wellness goals in style.

“Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device combining the benefits of PurePulse heart rate technology, automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that is easily customized to fit your style,” this morning’s media announcement reads.
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ABI Hails Benefits of mHealth Wearables in New Reports

mHealth Market Stands to Gain from Wearables Industry ExpansionAccording to a new report from ABI Research, there’s good reason for big growth in the mhealth wearables space.

Based on the data provided, these devices boost patient healthcare both inside and outside of hospital settings.

“A surge in healthcare patient monitoring wearables will soon help reduce readmission risks and better prevent the occurrence of serious medical traumas, alleviating growing performance pressures on healthcare services,” the report summary explains.
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Down But Not Out, Fitbit is Ready for 2017

Fitbit Announces New VP of Digital HealthOn Monday, as reported by our sister site MMW, Fitbit announced preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Although business appears to have slowed for Fitbit, no one is ready to say that the wearables market won’t remain generally robust and primed for future growth.

Based upon preliminary financial information, Fitbit expects to report 6.5 million devices sold and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be in the range of $572 million to $580 million, compared to the company’s previously announced guidance range of $725 million to $750 million.

For the full-year 2016, Fitbit expects annual revenue growth to be approximately 17% from the previous forecasted growth of 25% to 26%.

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Wearable Health Solutions Promises New Innovation

NHS Gives 17 Healthcare IT Entrepreneurs And Experts Up To £50,000 Each To Develop New InnovationsWearable Health Solutions, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based wearable health device manufacturer, says that its much anticipated, cutting-edge medical alert device, the iHelp+3G, will be shipping to its pre-approved dealer base in approximately three weeks.

WHSI is expecting 6000 devices, most having been pre-ordered by dealers. Due to excessive demand and anticipation of the product, an additional inbound shipment is currently being processed.
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Garmin Launches New Wearable and Cycling Apps

garmin-launches-new-wearable-and-cycling-appsGarmin International Inc. has just announced several new apps, data fields and watch faces available for Garmin users to download from its Connect IQ Store from companies including Uber, Trek, GU Energy Labs and nuun Active Hydration.

The formal announcement came at the start of CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas.

So what’s new exactly?

Connect IQ, an open platform for third-party developers to create content for Garmin wearables, bike computers and outdoor handhelds, lets users customize their Garmin device to reflect their unique personalities and needs.

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Steady Demand for Wearables Seen in Important Emerging Markets

The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to a new report from the IDC, The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearables market continued to see steady growth in Q3 2016.

And the trend isn’t likely to change in 2017.

That’s per the findings of the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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