Amazon’s Sidewalk network is getting larger: We caught wind of a new Sidewalk outdoor radio back in December and figured it was meant to be used by Amazon to broaden its LoRaWAN footprint. Turns out, we were correct. Amazon will use professional … [Read more...]
Podcast: We’re thankful for smart cows
Heading into the holiday weekend, Kevin and I share what we're thankful for (mostly y'all, our sponsors, each other, and Thread), while also talking about the sad sale of Tile to Life360. We also discuss Clevr, Qeexo, and efforts to make AI … [Read more...]
Amazon’s Halo band does what’s it’s designed to do
Amazon's Halo fitness tracker is now available for anyone to buy for $99.99 (plus $4.99 a month). So should you get it? Unless you want to avail yourself of the body scans and feature that tracks your tone of voice, or you want access to a variety of … [Read more...]
Why does the data from different health and exercise trackers vary so much?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Vipul called in to our voicemail hotline with a question about fitness trackers. He has a few wearables and observes that there’s a wide variance between their results for steps taken and calories burned. He also … [Read more...]
Are you hardcore enough for the Whoop fitness tracker?
After a $100 million fundraising event last month, you can expect to hear a lot more about the Whoop fitness band in your feeds and the media. The device is unlike most fitness bands in the market and is probably best thought of as a connected coach … [Read more...]