2014-01-29 10:22 AM
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 28, 2014--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has developed a wristband activity and fitness monitor that is available from NTT Docomo, Inc. from today. The monitor integrates low power BluetoothR 4.0 and synchronizes with a smartphone app that displays monitored activities. It makes tracking daily activities as easy as wearing a wristband.
Toshiba-Developed Wristband Activity Monitor (Photo: Business Wire)
Toshiba's low-power technology ensures that the activity sensors secure a long life between charges. The sensor information can categorize the user's activity as "rest," "walking," "running" and more; the monitor can calculate steps taken, activity intensity and estimate calories consumed. Activities are logged by the monitor along with the time data and delivered to a smartphone app via BluetoothR. The smartphone provides a hub for connection to the cloud and uploading to a wide range of services, and the information provides a profile of the user's exercise and a tool for personal healthcare management.
The wearable device market is expanding rapidly. Toshiba will continue to promote development work to secure a continuing lead in various types of sensors, data processing and cloud connectivity.
The BluetoothR word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DATA MANAGEMENT HARDWARE INTERNET SEMICONDUCTOR HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION MEDICAL DEVICES MOBILE/WIRELESS MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING GENERAL HEALTH
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