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Activity Trackers Need Insights and My Custom Reports from BodyMedia

It’s still early days for activity tracking devices but they are evolving quickly. One of the biggest issues preventing them from really capturing the mainstream more is the ability to draw insights. They all currently capture data and give us reporting but they don’t provide us with simple feedback on changes we need to make […]

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Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review

In March I decided to spend 4 weeks wearing a Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia armband simultaneously so that I could compare the most popular activity trackers. I felt using them all at once would give me immediate perspectives on the differences between all of them. Over the time of my testing

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Jawbone Leapfrogs Competitors with Acquisition of BodyMedia and Announcement of API

On Tuesday Jawbone which makes the Up activity tracking wristband announced it had purchased BodyMedia for an estimated $110 million. With the boom of activity trackers hitting the market there would no doubt need to be a consolidation. I didn’t expect this to start so soon and more importantly I feel Jawbone chose very wisely

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Bodymedia, Fuelband, Fitbit and Jawbone Data and Reporting Comparison Update

I’ve finally gotten into a groove using the multiple trackers and learning how to use their web and app reporting services. Below I’ve provided a spreadsheet that displays several of the data metrics across all of the devices for a single day. I’ve also created screenshots from the web services and apps. I’ll share more

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Bodymedia, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One Activity Tracking Roundup Update

  So I’m one week in on my simultaneous testing of the Bodymedia armband, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit One. I’m learning quite a bit about all the nuances in these 4 devices and can safely say that selecting the one that’s right for you isn’t a simple process. There are many different factors

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On the Progression of the Quantified Self Movement Going Mainstream

I’ve been witnessing a pretty interesting phenomenon as of late. There is a very similar progression to how the evolution of Quantified Self technologies are going when compared to Lifestreaming. When I first started covering Lifestreaming the first phase began with finding ways to aggregate the data generated across many different services. Many different aggregation

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A Startup Opportunity for the Mint of Personal Activity Devices and Services for Health

Since I recently started testing out the Bodymedia armband I’ve also looked into other devices and the associated data and visualizations they provide. It got me thinking that as we start to incorporate several of these personal tracking devices and associated services into our lives, an opportunity to create a single dashboard will present itself.

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