Fitness activity trackers with APIs for you to play with
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By now you’ve probably heard of the quantified self moment and seen that digital health is the theme in technology for the year (if CES is anything to go by).
So let’s take a look at the digital health gadgets available which have APIs you can play with and create awesome apps for (and hit the links to go to their developer pages).
The FitBit is one of the most popular activity trackers in the UK. It tracks people’s steps, distance, altitude and sleep, while also allowing people to tracker their weight and food consumption.
With a large range of devices, Withings are a key player in the digital health scene. Their hero products are the Wi-Fi scales which monitor up to 8 different people’s weight over time with just one pair of scales. They also announced an activity tracker at CES, so it’s only just beginning!
In the UK BodyMedia products are sold by Ki Fit, however for the API you need to get to grips with BodyMedia. Their activity trackers are FDA approved, so they are for the more serious quantified selfer and are often the choice by sports professionals.
The Zeo is a device that tracks your sleep. While devices such as the FitBit and BodyMedia can do this, the Zeo is probably the most sophisticated as it is dedicated to this single task alone. Sleep affects people’s health massively, so play with their API and help people improve theirs.
This company is doing incredible things. They are literally mapping out the human genome with over 1,000,000 people’s genetics already analysed. Having recently reduced the cost of their service, they’re set to get plenty more and with their API you could create incredible things.
Let us know in the comments below if you have any ideas for these products, or better yet – attend an Ideas to Apps session and make your app idea a reality!