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Biometric monitoring device with immersion sensor and swim stroke detection and related methods

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing gyroscopes in biometric monitoring devices are provided. Such techniques may, in some implementations, involve obtaining swimming metrics regarding stroke cycle count, lap count, and stroke type. Such techniques may also,... Fitbit Inc

Automatic detection and quantification of swimming

A wearable device for tracking swim activities of a user is provided. The wearable device may include one or more sensors configured to generate sensor data, and based on the sensor data, the wearable device may determine swim metrics such as swim stroke count, swim stroke type, swim lap count,... Fitbit Inc

Circuits and methods for photoplethysmographic sensors

Some embodiments relate to a device, method, and/or computer-readable medium storing processor-executable process steps for processing a photoplethysmographic (“PPG”) signal in a monitoring device that monitors a property of blood flow. In some embodiments, the processing includes obtaining a first digital signal representing a detected light signal having a non-pulsatile... Fitbit Inc

Secure pairing of devices via pairing facilitator-intermediary device

The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to systems and circuitry for and/or methods of establishing communication having one or more pairing facilitator-intermediary devices (for example, a network connected server) to enable or facilitate pairing and/or registering at least two devices (e.g., (i) a portable biometric monitoring device and... Fitbit Inc

Contextual information usage in systems that include accessory devices

Techniques are disclosed for using contextual information to determine an appropriate response in a system that includes a device paired with an accessory device. The contextual information can be sourced from local sensors, received communications, and information stored on a device within the system. Stored parameters in the system allow... Fitbit Inc

Systems and techniques for tracking sleep consistency and sleep goals

Methods, techniques, apparatuses, and systems for setting up and tracking sleep consistency goals of users are provided. In one example, a computing system for setting a sleep schedule of a user of a biometric monitoring device may obtain sleep data derived from sensor data generated by the biometric monitoring device,... Fitbit Inc

Systems and techniques for tracking sleep consistency and sleep goals

Methods, techniques, apparatuses, and systems for setting up and tracking sleep consistency goals of users are provided. In one example, a computing system for setting a sleep schedule of a user of a biometric monitoring device may obtain sleep data derived from sensor data generated by the biometric monitoring device,... Fitbit Inc

Systems and techniques for tracking sleep consistency and sleep goals

Methods, techniques, apparatuses, and systems for setting up and tracking sleep consistency goals of users are provided. In one example, a computing system for setting a sleep schedule of a user of a biometric monitoring device may obtain sleep data derived from sensor data generated by the biometric monitoring device,... Fitbit Inc

Music selection based on exercise detection

Techniques for music selection based on exercise detection are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of operating a wearable device may involve determining, based on output of one or more biometric sensors, that a user of the wearable device has started an exercise and playing music for the user of... Fitbit Inc

Companion app to cooperate with an integrated tracker app

A mobile app generates and manages companion apps in a memory of the mobile computing device. The companion apps cooperate with one or more integrated tracker apps in a memory of a wearable device to provide a combined functionality to the wearable device. A companion app communicates with an integrated... Fitbit Inc

Multi-channel photoplethysmography sensor

In one embodiment, a data processing method comprises obtaining one or more first photoplethysmography (PPG) signals based on one or more first light sources that are configured to emit light having a first light wavelength corresponding to a green light wavelength; obtaining one or more second PPG signals based on... Fitbit Inc

System and wireless device pairing

Embodiments of the present invention include a system and method for wirelessly identifying and validating an electronic device in order to initiate a communication process with another device or a service. In an embodiment, the system includes a portable biometric monitoring device that is identified by a client device or... Fitbit Inc

Notifications on a user device based on activity detected by an activity monitoring device

Methods, systems and devices are provided for motion-activated display of messages on an activity monitoring device. In one embodiment, method for presenting a message on an activity monitoring device is provided, including the following method operations: downloading a plurality of messages to the device; detecting a stationary state of the... Fitbit Inc

Blood pressure sensors

An aspect of the disclosure pertains to a wrist-worn device that may be characterized by the following features: an external surface that is not in contact with the user when the wrist-worn device is worn; a force sensor; a PPG sensor disposed on the wrist-worn device; and control logic configured... Fitbit Inc

User identification via motion and heartbeat waveform data

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used... Fitbit Inc

Adaptive data transfer using bluetooth

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for utilizing two different Bluetooth communications interfaces, one that provides Bluetooth classic (base rate/enhanced data rate) communications functionality and one that provides Bluetooth low-energy communications functionality,... Fitbit Inc

Intelligent inflatable cuff for arm-based blood pressure measurement

This disclosure provides devices and methods for estimating blood pressure using intelligent oscillometric blood pressure measurement techniques, where some implementations of the devices include multiple biometric sensors and/or can obtain sensor data from a connected device. In some implementations, the devices automatically determine an identity of a user. In some... Fitbit Inc

Motion-activated display of messages on an activity monitoring device

Methods, systems and devices are provided for motion-activated display of messages on an activity monitoring device. In one embodiment, method for presenting a message on an activity monitoring device is provided, including the following method operations: storing a plurality of messages to the device; detecting a stationary state of the... Fitbit Inc

Periodic inactivity alerts and achievement messages

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for generating alarms and congratulatory messages to reduce sedentary time. One method includes an operation for capturing motion data using an activity tracking device. The method further includes operations for storing the motion data in memory, and for identifying one or more intervals... Fitbit Inc

Live presentation of detailed activity captured by activity tracking device

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for reporting information regarding hourly steps. One method includes operations for capturing motion data using an activity tracking device, and for identifying a plurality of intervals during a day. Each interval includes a start time, an end time, and an interval goal, which... Fitbit Inc

Temporary suspension of inactivity alerts in activity tracking device

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for holding the generation of alarm and congratulatory messages. One method includes an operation for capturing motion data using an activity tracking device. Intervals during a day are identified, each interval including a start and an end time, and a near-end time being... Fitbit Inc

Generation of sedentary time information by activity tracking device

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for reporting sedentary time information. One method includes operations for capturing motion data using one or more sensors of an activity tracking device, and for determining one or more sedentary time periods associated where the user is sedentary. Further, the method includes an... Fitbit Inc

Fitness activity related messaging

In one embodiment, a method for generating a message to a friend of a user is provided, comprising: processing activity data of a first user measured by an activity monitoring device to update a value of an activity metric for the first user; identifying a change in an inequality relationship... Fitbit Inc

Calibration of pulse-transit-time to blood pressure model using multiple physiological sensors and various methods for blood pressure variation

Disclosed are devices and methods for estimating blood pressure, which implement a pulse-transit-time-based blood pressure model that can be calibrated. Some implementations provide reliable and user friendly means for calibrating the blood pressure model using blood pressure perturbation methods and multiple sensors.... Fitbit Inc

Photoplethysmography-based pulse wave analysis using a wearable device

Disclosed are devices and methods for non-invasively measuring arterial stiffness using pulse wave analysis of photoplethysmogram data. In some implementations, wearable biometric monitoring devices provided herein for measuring arterial stiffness have the ability to automatically and intelligently obtain PPG data under suitable conditions while the user is engaged in activities... Fitbit Inc

Better communication channel for requests and responses having an intelligent agent

Verbal requests of a user of a wearable electronic device can be routed wirelessly so that a third party service and/or concierge service can facilitate carrying out the verbal request. The routines of the wearable device service capture a stream of audio segments corresponding to a verbal request of a... Fitbit Inc

Gps accuracy refinement using external sensors

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for enhancing GPS speed and distance measurements based on step counts measured by a biometric monitoring device are provided. Such techniques may, in some implementations, involve blending two independently-measured data streams of... Fitbit Inc

Light field management in an optical biological parameter sensor

Structures and techniques are provided for shaping or steering a light field for an optical biological parameter sensor such that the light is partially or wholly collimated and enters a person's skin at an oblique angle to the person's skin such that the light has a direction component oriented towards... Fitbit Inc

Gps power conservation using environmental data

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for providing power-conserving techniques and systems for efficiently utilizing a GPS receiver are described. The positional fix frequency of the GPS receiver may, according to some... Fitbit Inc

Generating custom audio content for an exercise session

System, apparatuses, and methods can provide customized exercise sessions and customized videos corresponding to the exercise session. Audio clips can be dynamically selected to make custom audio content for an exercise session. The audio clips and metadata can be obtained, where the audio clips correspond to categories. The exercise session... Fitbit Inc

Portable monitoring devices and methods of operating the same

In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for... Fitbit Inc

Portable biometric monitoring devices and methods of operating same

The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to portable biometric monitoring device including a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, at least one band to secure the monitoring device to the user, a physiological sensor, disposed in the housing,... Fitbit Inc

Magnetic emissive use of preloaded payment card account numbers

A thin-client access card has a card body with partial or fully emissive magnetic data tracks. An emissive element is disposed in the card body under the location of the legacy magnetic data tracks. An electronic signal conditioner converts audio signals from a mobile device into magnetic data applied to... Fitbit Inc

Circuits and methods for photoplethysmographic sensors

Some embodiments relate to a device, method, and/or computer-readable medium storing processor-executable process steps to remove a component of a signal corresponding to ambient light in a photoplethysmographic sensor device, including capturing a first detected light signal representing an ambient light at a first time, causing a light emitter to... Fitbit Inc

Intermeshing light barrier features in optical physiological parameter measurement device

Light-blocking structures for optical physiological parameter measurement devices or sensors are disclosed. Such structures may include barrier walls and protrusions that further include intermeshing surface profiles designed to promote light-blocking capabilities at small scales to offset potential gaps that may occur due to assembly tolerance stack-ups.... Fitbit Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086691

Intermeshing light barrier features in optical physiological parameter measurement device

Light-blocking structures for optical physiological parameter measurement devices or sensors are disclosed. Such optical physiological parameter measurement devices or sensors may include two photodetectors and a photo-emitter, as well as barrier walls that are interposed between the photo-emitter and the photodetectors. The barrier walls may have recesses that intermesh with... Fitbit Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086692

Intermeshing light barrier features in optical physiological parameter measurement device

An optical measurement module is disclosed that includes three or more recessed regions separated from each other by two or more barrier walls, the recessed regions including at least two distal recessed regions. The optical measurement module may also include first and second photo-emitter elements that emit light in different... Fitbit Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084983

Hybrid radio frequency / inductive loop antenna

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for providing a hybrid antenna including an RF radiator and an electrically coupled inductive loop. The hybrid antenna is capable of providing both RF and induction... Fitbit Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078420

Near field communication system, and operating same

The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter... Fitbit Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035327

User identification via motion and heartbeat waveform data

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used... Fitbit Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035328

User identification via data collected from sensors of a wearable fitness monitor

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to recognize a user of a wearable fitness monitor using information obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Motion data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to recognize or authenticate the user.... Fitbit Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038848

User identification via collected sensor data from a wearable fitness monitor

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data can be obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor. A first motion signature and a second motion signature may be obtained from... Fitbit Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039358

Transaction prevention using fitness data

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems for preventing a wearable fitness monitor from allowing a transaction, the prevention being based on data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to determine if a transaction should be... Fitbit Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027509

Interchangeable cases for biometric monitoring devices

A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended... Fitbit Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027523

Wearable heart rate monitor

A biometric monitoring device is used to determine a user's heart rate by using a heartbeat waveform sensor and a motion detecting sensor. In some embodiments, the device collects output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor and output data from the motion detecting sensor, determines an expected heart rate range... Fitbit Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020408

Wearable devices incorporating ion selective field effect transistors

Techniques for measuring ion related metrics at a user's skin surface are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for operating a wearable device may involve determining, based on output of one or more ion selective field effect transistor sensors, various physiological conditions such as a state of hydration, a state... Fitbit Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023518

Wearable devices incorporating ion selective field effect transistors

Techniques for measuring ion related metrics at a user's skin surface are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for operating a wearable device may involve determining, based on output of one or more ion selective field effect transistor sensors, various physiological conditions such as a state of hydration, a state... Fitbit Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023519

Wearable devices incorporating ion selective field effect transistors

Techniques for measuring ion related metrics at a user's skin surface are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for operating a wearable device may involve determining, based on output of one or more ion selective field effect transistor sensors, various physiological conditions such as a state of hydration, a state... Fitbit Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004639

Graphical indicators in analog clock format

Some aspects relate to display of a plurality of graphical indicators on a display, each of the plurality of graphical indicators associated with a respective time interval, wherein, for each of the plurality of graphical indicators, a length of the displayed graphical indicator represents a value of a metric associated... Fitbit Inc








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