wearable devices Archive

Moov locks down $12M Series B as it brings new wearables to market for real-time coaching

Motivation is hard to come by. If you’re lucky, you have friends that will go to the gym with you to keep you in line. If you’re wealthy, you can hire a personal trainer. But if your friends have long sense given up and your bank account is screaming mercy, your options are few and far between. The entire premise behind Moov is that wearables …

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

Nichol Bradford Crunch Network Contributor Nichol Bradford is the CEO and Founder of Willow Group, a Transformative Technology Company, and the co-founder and executive director of the Transformative Technology Lab at Sofia University. How to join the network Ask yourself a simple question.  If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental …

Kickstarter is breaking down assumptions about where innovation can occur

The few who still think Kickstarter can replace venture capital need not look further than a new report from Polygraph to see just how separate the world of crowdfunding is from traditional early-stage finance. While it’s easy to point to products like the Pebble Smart Watch as a sign that crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are gaining ground against traditional institutional financiers and angels, the reality is that …

Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos

Garmin has just announced the Fenix Chronos, an amazingly elegant smartwatch with all the features of their standard GPS exercise watches – the Vivoactve, for example – with a case and aesthetic that would be at home in a fine watch shop. That’s right: this is the first fancy smartwatch that you could wear in the boardroom, bedroom, and gym. Oh, and it costs $1,499.99 for …