Intel buys maker of the Foundation Band, guarantees smarter wearables
Properly, it is official. In a bid to spice up its wearable clout, Intel confirmed immediately that it purchased Foundation Science, the startup behind the health-pleasant Foundation bands. The deal reportedly value Intel a cool $one hundred million (in accordance with TechCrunch, anyway), which neither firm was eager to say aloud. In line with a submit on the official Foundation weblog, the staff will be a part of Intel’s Units group to assist flesh out the chipmaker’s wearable future.
There is no phrase on what precisely they will be engaged on in there, however we already know Intel is eager on monitoring your very important indicators and Foundation’ tech could be very, excellent for that. The unique Foundation B1 might monitor your coronary heart fee, blood stream, and warmth dissipation — all probably useful knowledge for the kinds of responsive devices Intel appears so enthusiastic about. We might properly see a few of Foundation’ monitoring tech baked into the smartwatch (or one thing prefer it) Intel confirmed off at this yr’s CES. Worry not although, followers: the Foundation exercise tracker you already know and put on will not disappear into the night time. The group says they will proceed to promote and help the prevailing Foundation band along with engaged on merchandise within the pipeline.
- Key specs
- <a href=”http://www.engadget.com/merchandise/foundation/b1/band/” title=”Foundation B1 Band evaluations” goal=”_blank”> Evaluations • eight </a>
- Sort Watch-type
- Monitoring metrics Movement / steps, Coronary heart fee, Energy, Sleep
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- Battery life As much as four days
- Launched 2012-eleven-29