September 12, 2014

Close to 100 million wearable, remote patient-monitoring devices will ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research, boosted by growing interest and awareness about the benefits of supporting healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes.

September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.

June 16, 2014

WebMD Health Corp. on Monday announced the launch of WebMD Healthy Target, a health improvement program that gathers data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to give consumers physician-reviewed, relevant content and tips that helps them stay on the path of a health-conscious lifestyle.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the OTC category.

March 26, 2014

Fitbit on Wednesday announced that its activity and sleep trackers now sync directly with 44 Android and iOS devices, up from 26 in early January.

January 7, 2014

Fitbit announced a relationship with Tory Burch to develop a collection of stylish accessory wristbands and necklaces for Fitbit Flex.

November 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Walgreens introduced a significant boost to its Steps with Balance Rewards program, enabling users to link wireless activity trackers such as FitBit, Withings and BodyMedia to the aspirational wellness program. Loyalty cardholders who sync with one of these devices get two times the points associated with healthier behaviors — 20 points per mile and 20 points per day for tracking their weight. And each device linked earns 250 points.

That may be the first step toward creating a retail solution with wireless devices sold at the pharmacy that are linked back to the pharmacy on an ongoing basis.

November 8, 2013

Fitbit in May released the Fitbit Flex, an activity-tracking wristband that syncs wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices. Users can seamlessly make fitness and wellness a part of their everyday lifestyle and check their stats from anywhere.

June 6, 2013

MySugr Companion, one of Europe's leading and award-winning diabetes apps for iPhone, is now available for download in the U.S. App Store, the app developer announced.

May 7, 2013

Fitbit on Monday released the Fitbit Flex, the only activity tracking wristband on the market to sync wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices.

April 2, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that walking, running and weight management goals can be logged and tracked through Steps with Balance Rewards, the retailer's customer loyalty program.