Archive | September, 2013

The iPhone 5S Accuracy Issues: A Calculated Business Decision, Bad Software, Faulty Parts or Other?




Recently, Inside Activity Tracking posted reports of inaccuracies in the Apple 5S’s accelerometer.  The web is littered with them. While there are many theories that might account for the inaccuracies, we had a fascinating discussion with what we believe is a very reliable source that called into question whether this was a business-driven decision that […]




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AntennaGate Redux? Users Reporting Inaccurate Measurements With iPhone 5S Accelerometer and Gyroscope




Measurements on iPhone 5s devices and iPhone 5 (second from right). Photo credit: William Grose (Macrumors Profile, Blog) The iPhone 5s was a successful product for Apple in several ways. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said, “This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales.” A […]




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The Week in Wearables: Fresh Products, Funding Announcements, and News




Fresh Products and Funding Announcements: Native Union recently launched its new line of wearable monocle speakers primarily targeted at fashion conscious consumers. Each speaker has the capability of being chained to another monocle for consolidated audio output. More coverage on the product here. The team behind SIGMO, the wearable square-shaped multi-lingual translator, recently launched an […]




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The Week in Wearables: Fresh Products, Funding Announcements, and News




Fresh Products and Funding Announcements A new startup Sproutling has come up with a unique solution that allows parents to monitor their baby’s vitals including heart rate, skin temperature, sleep patterns as well the room’s temperature, light levels and much more remotely on their smartphones. The solution involves an ankle wearable sensor to be strapped […]




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Jawbone UP Raises The Bar For Activity Tracking Platforms




The Jawbone UP API is officially open for business. According to the Company, the UP Developer Platform is ready and includes everything needed to develop applications that take advantage of the devices accurate data, including full documentation of the API, the ability to set up and manage connected apps, and access to support/troubleshooting from the developer […]




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Intel Is Serious About Wearables: Recent Hires and New Developments




Recently, we covered Apple’s M7 chip and its potential to change the future of activity tracking wearables. We think the next exciting development in processing–especially for processors used in wearable devices–might come from Intel, which has recently made exciting recent hires and  focused on low-consumption chips that can efficiently process data. An up-and-coming team at […]




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Textile Sensors: Wearable Smart Garments Are Driving The Quantified Self




Image from Hexoskin on Indiegogo The role clothes play in our lives is rapidly changing. Innovation in textile sensor technology is pushing the limits of what our clothes will be able to do for us, beyond providing protection, cover, and style, though recent innovations in phase changing materials and other areas of fiber science will […]




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The Week in Wearables: Funding, Industry Insights, New Innovation, and News




Fresh Products and Funding Announcements: BreathResearch announced the launch of its Indiegogo campaign with its Breath Acoustics All-in-One (A-i-O) Headset. The innovative wearable tech headset is powered by acoustic as well as optical sensors, measuring parameters such as acoustic breath patterns, heart rate, and pulse oximetry. More coverage on the product here. Another Indiegogo campaign […]




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