Biometric firm Valencell and Apple have settled a long-running patent dispute. MacRumors confirmed that that the lawsuit was settled in September 2018. Valencell provides the optical heart rate monitoring and biometric sensors in a number of devices. It claimed Apple solicited information about its technology on the pretense of a potential licensing agreement in the run-up to launching the Apple Watch.
The biometric company also accused Apple of deciding it was more financially beneficial to risk infringing on Valencell’s patents than to license them, claiming that the practice was “consistent with the statement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs that Apple has ‘always been shameless about stealing great ideas.'” Valencell had requested a preliminary and permanent injunction preventing future acts of infringement, as well as damages and an ongoing royalty rate for licensing purposes should a permanent injunction not be granted.
It’s not known how many participants will be in the study, or how long the study will run.
Kelly Guimont has Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr on to discuss the state of IBM PC packaging and how to interpret Apple Watch heart rate data.
Apple is in talks with at least three private Medicare plans to subsidize the Apple Watch for at-risk seniors.
Beth Skwarecki wrote a helpful article explaining how to understand Apple Watch heart rate data and what all the numbers mean.
Some major caveats on everything we’re about to say: first, everybody is different, so if your numbers are higher or lower than you’d expect, there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with you. There’s a wide range of normal.
You can now control your OhMiBod vibrator using your Apple Watch. The sex toy company recently released a Watch app with this feature.
Apple’s Close Your Rings page has been updated with testimonials from athletes and how they use the Activity app.
Today Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Qualcomm’s request to jail Apple lawyers, and the impact of Apple Watch data on ERs.
Join host Kelly Guimont as she talks to Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro about the new ECG App and what Apple needs to do next year.
Check out the new ECG app on the Series 4 Apple Watch, complete with setup tips and more information on how it works.
Got an Apple Watch? You can use it to ping a lost iPhone in your house. But did you know that you can do that with your AirPods, too, assuming they’re set up to do so? You can, and we’ve got the trick to it in today’s Quick Tip!
Apple has released its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max silicone cases in three new colors. The new colors are Hibiscus, Mellow Yellow and Pacific Green. The case costs $39. The company also introduced Apple Watch Sport Bands in the three new colors, at a cost $49. In addition, there are new Nike Sports bands in Celestial/Black, Olive Flak/Black and Smokey Mauve/Particle Beige for the same price. The cases will be ready for delivery on Monday and in-store on Tuesday (via MacRumors).
Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.
Global music streaming service, Deezer, has today released an improved version of its Apple Watch app, which now includes brand new features such as direct access to recently played tracks, favorites and Deezer’s core USP ‘Flow’. The app is available worldwide to all users and the new features include: Recently Played: immediate access from “My Music” to all tracks recently listened to on any signed in device, Favorite Tracks: listen to saved songs found within the ‘heart’ icon directly from the home page, and Deezer Flow: the never-ending personal soundtrack that uses smart data and algorithm to play a unique mix of personal favourites and new discoveries. Flow will help you mix your music with new discoveries based on your tastes. One click, and you start streaming your all-time favourite songs from the vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs or MP3 files of your childhood, alongside all the best new chart-topping hits you could want. App Store: Deezer – Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Participants in its health rewards program can “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, priced at US$300.
The new integration with Apple Watch makes accessing your recently played songs simple, even with your phone in your pocket.
Spotify for the Apple the Apple Watch is on its way but a first look shows that the functionality is pretty basic at this stage.
The latest details of the Apple Heart Study have been revealed by Apple and Stanford University.
It sounds like you should expect an alert for the challenge on or around November 8.
Apple Watch sale are on the rise with Apple CEO Tim Cook saying they climbed 50% during the company’s fourth fiscal quarter.