The concept of today’s smart, connected wearables just didn’t exist back in the 1980s when text-only operating systems like MS-DOS were still popular. But that didn’t stop Puma from releasing what was possibly the world’s first modern fitness tracker by strapping a chunky computer to the back of a sneaker….
Brace yourself for a slew of Finnish health hardware: Nokia has just announced that it plans to buy the digital wellbeing and wearables company Withings for $US190 million.
About a year ago Timex revealed its One GPS+ smartwatch that squeezed GPS, messaging, 4GB of storage, and its own independent 3G connection into a fairly chunky timepiece. But with its Metropolitan+, Timex’s next smartwatch instead focuses on fitness tracking and style.