Light sensors on consumer wearables have lower accuracy for people with higher BMI and melanin levels

Consumer wearable devices and fitness trackers are popular general wellness devices consumers use to monitor their health metrics including distance traveled, heart rate, blood pressure and others. Some of these devices are licensed by Health Canada and cleared for use by the FDA as medical devices, and are slowly evolving into a more important component […]

The Google Fit App will allow users to measure their heart rate and respiratory rate using the phone’s camera

Google has announced that starting in March 2021 their Google Fit App will allow users to measure their heart rate and respiratory rate using only their Pixel phone’s camera, with plans to expand the service to more Android devices in the future. This move by Google comprises a foray into a next level of fitness […]

Gandhi Never Wore a Fitbit

Why the wearables movement desperately needs to take 10,000 steps. There are numbers that mean something to us viscerally. They elicit an image or a feeling without engaging our rational minds.  20 cms of snow. 714 home runs. 92 goals. 12 parsecs. And 10,000 steps.  Mahatma Gandhi did a lot of walking in his lifetime. He […]