Based on sublicense in terms of service! Just look for the outlined use patterns at the location of the lab.........wickedly genius😈😈😈😈
Posting Your Content On The Fitbit Service
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Fitbug lost the trademark suit it brought against Fitbit
By Brian Dolan
February 18, 2015
Fitbug OrbFitbit has won the trademark infringement lawsuit case that UK-based Fitbug brought against it in March 2013, according to court documents posted last month. As it happens with cases like these, there were a number of claims and counterclaims, but the crucial blow to Fitbug's suit was that the company waited four and a half years -- too long -- to bring it to the court's attention.
"In this case, the Court finds that Fitbug knew or should have known of the likelihood of confusion by, at the latest, September 2008, after Fitbit's launch," the judge writes. "While Fitbit was not yet shipping its products, at that time, Fitbit was selling similar devices 'in the same geographic area under [a] remarkably similar name'. As a result, a prudent business person should have recognized the likelihood of confusion at that point."
Can we get someone to "step" up?
A shark perhaps?
The study is flawed in that they measured the heart rates with Fitbits and BioHarness SEPARATELY, not at the same time. I've jogged for 30 minutes and had a heart rate of 135 one day, then jogged for 30 minutes along the same path the next day and had a heart rate of 120. It's ludicrous how they executed this "research".
They needed to measure with both devices at the same time. And even then, this is making a major assumption that the BioHarness is perfectly accurate"
...might as well have been done on two different days or on different arms or two different people!!!. They basically compared apples to oranges and said they are both vegetables!
Hillary Clinton doesn't wear a Fitbit
Matt Rosoff Feb. 24, 2015, 6:36 PM 3,222 10
Presumptive 2016 presidential candidate Hilary Clinton isn't buying into the wearables trend.
Clinton was interviewed by Re/Code's Kara Swisher at the Lead On Conference in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday.
Most of the conversation was devoted to more heady topics, but at one point Swisher asked whether Clinton was a Fitbit wearer or was holding out for the Apple Watch.
Clinton replied that she'd been given three Fitbits and Jawbones, but she never really took to them. "You can tell I am not doing Fitbit," Clinton reportedly said. "Do I really want something telling me I should do what I know what I should do?"
Can that be monetized?
Devices and methods using swipe detection
The present invention relates devices and methods using swipe detection. A swipeable computer of the present invention comprises a capacitive detector having an output, a switchable magnetic field sensor having an output, a memory unit, and a logic unit. The memory unit stores a standard capacitance change and a standard magnetic field change. The logic unit is electrically connected to the capacitive detector output, the switchable magnetic field sensor, the switchable magnetic field sensor output, and the memory unit. The logic unit of the swipeable computer is adapted to determine if the capacitive detector output corresponds to the standard capacitance change, to enable the switchable magnetic field sensor if the change in capacitance corresponds to the standard capacitance change, and to determine if the switchable magnetic field sensor output corresponds to the standard magnetic field change.
Inventors: Parashar; Kanishk (San Francisco, CA), Balakrishnan; Karthik (Palo Alto, CA), Foreman; Bret (San Francisco, CA), Nordeen; Rory (San Francisco, CA)
Name City State Country Type
United States Patent 9,344,546
Choudhary , et al. May 17, 2016
Fitness activity related messaging
In one embodiment, a method for generating a message to a friend of a user is provided, comprising: processing activity data of a first user measured by an activity monitoring device to update a value of an activity metric for the first user; identifying a change in an inequality relationship between the value of the activity metric for the first user and a value of the activity metric for a second user; in response to identifying the change in the inequality relationship, prompting the first user to generate a message to the second user.
Here at Reviewed.com, we happen to have the Fitbit Blaze on-hand, and we recently conducted our own test of its heart rate sensor using a surgical-grade pulse oximeter. Our data showed that the Blaze was off by just one to two beats per minute for both resting and active heart rate.
It’s important to note that our active heart rate readings were conducted while our subject was sitting still, a few seconds after completing rigorous exercise. That’s exactly what Fitbit recommends in its manual. The new study, in contrast, tested heart rate accuracy while its subjects were actively exercising, which runs counter to Fitbit’s advice.
This might not be the fairest comparison: We used a different kind of heart-rate monitoring device and a different Fitbit tracker. Still, it suggests that further independent tests are needeiid to settle the accuracy debate.
With high-intensity interval training or other activities where your wrist is moving vigorously and non-rhythmically, the movement may prevent the sensor from finding an accurate heart rate. Similarly, with exercises such as weight lifting or rowing, your wrist muscles may flex in such a way that the band tightens and loosens during exercise. Try relaxing your wrist and staying still briefly (about 10 seconds), after which you should see an improved heart rate reading.
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