iHealth Edge fitness tracker offers real-time metrics

Wrist flick action on $70 device gives activity summaries on the fly
iHealth Edge offers real-time metrics

iHealth Lab has unveiled its latest connected-self device, with the iHealth Edge activity tracker going on sale in the US.

iHealth Labs offers up a range of quantified-self devices and we've featured blood pressure monitors and smart scales from he Mountain View based company on Wareable before.

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The iHealth Edge activity tracker taps into the existing ecosystem, with the iHealth MyVitals 2.0 app (iOS and Android) at the forefront of the new device's setup.

The Edge records the usual suspects such as steps, distances, calories and sleep, and offers users real-time information directly on the device with a flick of the wrist. The 'workout view' provide an overview of the activities recorded, meaning wearers don't need to take their smartphones out of their pockets to check up on their progress.

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The good news is that everything's automatic - even the sleep; you don't need to select activities or tell the Edge when it's time for bed.

Like the Misfit Shine, the iHealth Edge can be worn away from the wrist. Its dual-mode means you can select to have it clipped onto your clothing instead of being placed in a band.

“We are excited to add the iHealth Edge to our world-class family of mobile health devices,” said Jim Taschetta, CMO and head of retail sales at iHealth Lab. “Our research indicates that the best way to help individuals improve their health is to empower them to take charge by providing simple, yet powerful tools for creating healthier habits.”

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The iHealth Edge is water resistant to 50m, so you can wear it in the pool, and comes in at a penny shy of $70. It's available from Best Buy, Amazon or directly from iHealth Labs.

1 Comment

  • flwahm says:

    Just wanted to point out a mistake in your review. The iHealth Edge is not waterproof; it is just water resistant. The website says "The tracker is rain, splash and sweat proof. It is not waterproof and should not be worn while swimming or showering."

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