Apple Should Buy This Company and Incorporate the Sensor/Software Into the Second-Gen

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  1. MICHAELSD, May 6, 2015
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    MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    "GoBe uses an impedance sensor to measure the fluid moving in and out of your cells—continuously, around the clock.
    Healbe FLOW™ Technology uses an advanced algorithm to analyze impedance readings and calculate calorie intake based on your glucose curves, giving you a complete picture of your calorie and nutritional intake over time."

    http://www.healbe.com

    It seems like a natural extension of an active calorie tracker to also calculate caloric/nutritional intake. A feature like this would have blown me and many others away. Early reviews show the company's accurate within 15% claims to be true, and Apple's research labs could close that window. It is unique, breakthrough sensor/software combos like this that will make AW truly useful.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Looks interesting but does smell a little like snake oil. Hopefully Apple is looking at this.
     
  3. David R, May 7, 2015
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    Sort of sounds like the Bodybugg that (now) 24 Hrs Fitness sells (the caloric tracking, not sure if they technically work the same way.)


    EDIT: Nevermind, this is intake. I do believe this is snake oil but I'd love to be proven wrong.
     
  4. wdfly macrumors regular

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    treadmils have been using this forever and it's not all that accurate IMO.
     
  5. Xcellere macrumors member

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    This counts intake, not burned.
     
  6. David R macrumors 6502

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    You are right.

    This is actually a very questionable company: http://pando.com/tag/healbe/
     
  7. wdfly macrumors regular

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    indeed you are correct, i apparently didn't pick up on all of the statement when i read it the first time.
     
  8. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I am really excited for the watch to improve in future generations in the fitness and activity tracking areas. This technology looks really interesting.
     
  9. Xcellere macrumors member

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    Even if this specific company is BS, when Apple does eventually integrate a calorie intake counter into the Watch, it'll be the holy grail of health tracking.
     
  10. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Questionable? Yes, but that is to be expected for such a new device. No other device can track calorie intake. It does seem to live up to its accurate within 15% claims though, which is impressive.
     

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