Google mHealth Wearables

Google to acquire Fitbit in $2.1 billion deal

Source: Fitbit Fitbit has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. “More than 12 years ago, we set an audacious company vision – to make everyone in the world […]


IDC Report Finds That Hearables Are The New Wearables

IDC has released its data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker which found that global wearable device shipments grew 85.2% in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) totalling 67.7 million units.   One of the most rapidly growing wearables categories was earworn devices, otherwise known as hearables, which accounted for 46.9% of the overall […]

Health Wearables

Mercy Virtual Creates a New mHealth Care Model

The world’s first virtual care center, Mercy Virtual, is experimenting with an mHealth patch, which will allow doctors to monitor a patient’s vitals at home. The telehealth hospital, based in St. Louis, has been using VitalConnect’s VitalPatch sensor and Vista Solution for over a year now, allowing physicians to monitor up to eight biometric signs […]