Author Archive | David Ahn, MD (@AhnCall)

Samsung doubles down on health, S5 phone and Gear Fit will include heart rate sensors

Samsung doubles down on health, S5 phone and Gear Fit will include heart rate sensors

Just two days after announcing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatches will incorporate heart rate sensors, Samsung revealed their next revision of their flagship Galaxy S smartphone will prominently feature health tracking along with its brand-new companion fitness bracelet, the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit incorporates a heart rate sensor and a curved, touchscreen AMOLED display […]

Jawbone UP24 vs Fitbit Force, a physician’s recommendation for best activity tracker

Jawbone UP24 vs Fitbit Force, a physician’s recommendation for best activity tracker

The Jawbone UP24 ($149) and Fitbit Force ($129) are quite similar–they both are worn around the wrist, both add sleep and nutrition tracking, both offer silent/vibrating alarms, both feature passive/continuous bluetooth syncing, both offer 7+ day battery life, and both offer excellent third-party integration. Regardless, spending time with the two devices reveals that each has a different personality and approach to the quantified self movement.