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Twitter Fuelband mashup tracks your social fitness

Twitter Fuelband mashup tracks your social fitness

Some people have different ways to measure the success of their Twitter accounts, like retweets or number of followers, but how about boiling down all that activity into one easy to understand number? Stinkdigital had an interesting idea and put it to the test, by taking a Nike Fuelband, modifying it, and taking advantage of the generated Fuelband score to measure Twitter activity.

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Nike+ FuelBand provides all-day exercise info

Nike+ FuelBand provides all-day exercise info

Apple wasn't the only company with a New York City announcement today: Nike stopped off in the Big apple to announce the Nike+ Fuel Band, with help from minor sports icons like Lance Armstrong, Kevin Durant and Carmelita Jeter. The FuelBand takes the Nike+ data collection engine and expands it to a full day's worth of activities, then combines it with a basic LED wristband for data reporting and interaction. Like previous versions of Nike+, the FuelBand can sync with an iPhone over Bluetooth or report straight back to your desktop computer via USB.

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Nike+ Fuel opened to Google Fit

Nike+ Fuel opened to Google Fit

Nike has opened up its Fuel fitness metric to Google's new Google Fit platform, the search giant's take on Apple's HealthKit. The move, which follows Nike opening Nike+ to HealthKit as well as the sports company hedges its bets in the health wearable space, will allow Android users to integrate their Fuel scores into an overall fitness plan.

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iOS 8 Health: Apple’s play to own fitness

iOS 8 Health: Apple’s play to own fitness

As plays for the wearable and fitness space go, iOS 8 HealthKit is ambitiously broad. Apple will initially support logging of over sixty different types of data, from the basics like weight and gender, through step-counts and blood-glucose levels. By leaving the collection to accessory manufacturers - at least initially, anyway - Apple can safely be comprehensive without having to fill each of those gaps itself with dedicated hardware, throwing itself into the center of the argument over privacy versus aggregation.

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Intel gets Siri rival with Ginger digital assistant buy for Jarvis

Intel gets Siri rival with Ginger digital assistant buy for Jarvis

Intel has snapped a Siri-rivaling personal assistant, raiding Ginger Software's Cortana style artificial intelligence tech for what's presumably a play for better wearables. Sixteen of Ginger's engineers from the natural language processing (NLP) division will follow the software to Intel, where it could show up in the chip manufacturer's whispering-wearable, the Jarvis headset.

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Rufus Cuff has all the right wrist wearable tech specs, but it’s bulky

Rufus Cuff has all the right wrist wearable tech specs, but it’s bulky

A crowdfunding project Rufus Cuff has some utopian features that people may find intriguing, however the reality of it could be different from the perception. The main focus is on the 3-inch screen and how crammed everything could look on it. The reality is that the wearable market is getting crowded with products that are late to the party. Look at the Nike FuelBand as an example, a major chunk of Nike Digital Sport hardware team has been laid off because the company realised it needed to refocus on other avenues.

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Wearables market booming: ease of use leads the way

Wearables market booming: ease of use leads the way

In the oncoming war of the wearable device, it’s usability, not their power or aesthetics, that will drive the market. While Samsung releases three new smartwatch devices this season with full-functioning operating systems and Sony releases a sports band that’s just about as simple as a wearable device can be, it’s clear that we’ll be seeing a full spectrum. But what drives the successful machine? Besides advertising dollars, that is.

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