Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data

Fitness tech companies, particularly Fitbit and Garmin, want to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. It’s a metric that could help spot signs of sleep apnea and other breathing-related problems, so companies have been scrambling to perfect their SpO2 sensors and incorporate this data into their ecosystems in a meaningful way. Fitbit still hasn’t activated its SpO2 monitors in its wearables (although that feature should roll out in beta in November), but Garmin has. Its newest fitness tracker, the $129 Vivosmart 4, includes an SpO2 monitor and measures Body Battery, which lets you know when you should plan your next intense workout session and when you should take a rest day. Those two features, in addition to an all-new design and an affordable price, attempt to push the Vivosmart 4 above the rest of the fitness tracker crowd. As we saw with Fitbit’s Charge 3, trackers have fallen into a boredom trap as of late, so companies are trying to find unique ways to capture the attention of potential customers who aren’t fully sold on smartwatches. While Garmin achieves a certain level of differentiation with the Vivosmart 4, it’s unlikely that everyo...

Medical Electrodes Market: ECG Electrodes, EEG Electrodes, Supplier Selection Criteria, Cost Saving Opportunities, and Spend Growth Data Now Available From SpendEdge

Global Medical Electrodes Category – Procurement Market Intelligence Report. (Graphic: Business Wire) Global Medical Electrodes Category – Procurement Market Intelligence Report. (Graphic: Business Wire) LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SpendEdge, a global procurement market intelligence firm, has announced the release of their Global Medical Electrodes Category – Procurement Market Intelligence Report. Increasing usage of ECG electrodes and EEG electrodes in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders is driving the spend growth momentum for the medical electrodes market. Moreover, increasing aging population is driving the need for physiotherapy services, which, in turn, is leading to the global growth of the medical electrodes market. “Buyers are advised to choose suppliers who pledge compliance to all the laws and regulations pertaining to the manufacturing, selling, and import or export of medical electrodes to avoid any litigations and penalties,” says SpendEdge procurement expert Anil Seth. SpendEdge sample reports are free of charge and provide insights that focus on the cost-saving aspects of procurement and the optimization of category spend. Req...