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Fitness Tech News: Jan 2016

Happy New Year! This year, commit to staying on top the fitness tech world with Netpulse! Below are some great articles about fitness, wearable technology, and mobile. Enjoy!

About the Fitness Industry 

Rachel Zabonick of ClubSolutions recaps the Biggest News Stories of 2015 for the Fitness Industry.

John Kell of Fortune discusses how fitness has a new business model.

Scott Laidler of The Telegraph reports that wearable tech and green treadmills are on top of the list in six things we learned about personal fitness in 2015.

Read up on a startup called Membi (HQ: London), a search engine for discovering sports and fitness clubs.

About Wearable Technology

Parmy Olson of Forbes reports that while Fitbit is still the world’s biggest vendor of wearable devices, the company has lost market share to Apple and Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi.

Rob Waugh of The Telegraph writes on why the wearable tech revolution has only just begun.

Sharon Gaudin of ComputerWorld reports that Google has filed a patent application for a wearable device that can test diabetics’ blood sugar levels without the use of a needle.

About Mobile

Ben Gray of Arc rates the best and worst rated fitness apps for 2016.

Yoni Heisler of BGR reports that iOS accounted for 49% of new device activation during the holiday shopping season.

Adam Mills of GottaBeMobile discusses the 12 things to know about the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 Update.

Alphr reports on 13 new killer features about Android Marshmallow.


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