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Taking actions on notifications using an incomplete data set from a message

An apparatus, a system, and a method in which a message notification application such as an e-mail notification application resident in a first memory on a wearable electronic device is configured to provide messaging actions; where the message notification application has a user interface to present content of a message originating from an message application resident on a mobile computing device; where the message notification application is configured to analyze a notification of the message to obtain an incomplete data set; and where the message notification application is configured to work with a server configured to integrate with one or more application programming interfaces of one or more messaging service providers, where the server has a server module configured to receive the incomplete data set and use all or a portion of the incomplete data set as search query terms to retrieve an instance of the message in its full-message format.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Methods, systems and devices for measuring heart rate

A system and method of tracking activity includes a motion sensor, a light source and a light detector. The light detector is configured to capture an amount of the light that is reflected back to the light detector, at least a first portion of the light reflected back to the light detector is reflected from a blood vessel disposed under a skin adjacent to the housing. ... Fitbit Inc

Tangless buckle

A tangless buckle system for straps for watches, fitness monitors, and other limb-worn devices. In such tangless buckle systems, a buckle with a tooth is provided. ... Fitbit Inc

Living notifications

A method, apparatus, and system relating to a notification system for merging a new message into a pending notification.. . ... Fitbit Inc

System for providing insightful lifestyle notifications

A lifestyle service with data and routines storable in a memory of a wearable electronic device is discussed. The lifestyle service has at least a sleep data routine and an activity data routine. ... 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 to identify the user.. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods and systems for labeling sleep states

A system, computer-readable storage medium, and a method capable of, directly or indirectly, estimating sleep states of a user based on sensor data from movement sensors and/or optical sensors.. . ... 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 generate a source light signal driven at a first level, capturing a second detected light signal representing the source light signal after interacting with a user's tissue plus the first detected light signal, generating a first output signal based on the second detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal, causing the light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a second level, capturing a third detected light signal representing the source light signal driven at the second level after interacting with the user's skin plus the first detected light signal, and generating a second output signal based on the third detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Sedentary period detection utilizing a wearable electronic device

Systems and methods for determining a sedentary state of a user are described. Sensor data is collected and analyzed to calculate metabolic equivalent of task (met) measures for a plurality of moments of interest. ... Fitbit Inc

Portable monitoring devices and methods of operating same

According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a portable monitoring device to be affixed to a user. The portable monitoring device including: 1) a set of one or more sensors to generate sensor data indicative of physical activity of a user when the portable monitoring device is affixed to the user; and 2) processing circuitry coupled with the set of sensors, to detect that the user has been sedentary for a period of time, and cause the portable monitoring device to alert the user responsive to the detection to encourage the user to move.. ... 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, and swim speed. ... Fitbit Inc

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. ... 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 (ii) a smartphone, laptop and/or tablet) to, for example, recognize, interact and/or enable interoperability between such devices. The pairing facilitator-intermediary device may responsively communicates information to one or more of the devices (to be paired or registered) which, in response, enable or facilitate such devices to pair or register. ... 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 (e.g., dc) component and a pulsatile component (e.g., ac). ... Fitbit Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374523

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. ... Fitbit Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352287

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, store the sleep data in a sleep log data store as one or more sleep logs associated with an account assigned to the user, and calculate a target bedtime based on a scheduled waketime of the user and a sleep efficiency derived, at least in part, from the sleep data for one or more users stored in the sleep log data store. ... Fitbit Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347949

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, store the sleep data in a sleep log data store as one or more sleep logs associated with an account assigned to the user, and calculate a target bedtime based on a scheduled waketime of the user and a sleep efficiency derived, at least in part, from the sleep data for one or more users stored in the sleep log data store. ... Fitbit Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347946

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, store the sleep data in a sleep log data store as one or more sleep logs associated with an account assigned to the user, and calculate a target bedtime based on a scheduled waketime of the user and a sleep efficiency derived, at least in part, from the sleep data for one or more users stored in the sleep log data store. ... Fitbit Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337033

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 the wearable device in response to determining the start of the exercise. ... Fitbit Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331901

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. ... Fitbit Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311365

System and method for 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 a server for the purpose of initiating a pairing process. ... Fitbit Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270765

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 device; detecting a movement of the device from the stationary state; in response to detecting the movement from the stationary state, selecting one of a plurality of messages, and displaying the selected message on the device.. ... Fitbit Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257162

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, in a common device. ... Fitbit Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255273

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 to identify the user.. ... Fitbit Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251935

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 to: (i) generate one or more sensor data samples, each sensor data sample including data that links force data generated by the force sensor when a user presses a against the external surface at a given time with heart rate data obtained from the ppg sensor at the given time; and (ii) calculate an estimate of blood pressure from the one or more sensor data samples. As examples, the force sensor may be a force sensitive touch screen or film, a strain gauge integrating into the device, or a calibrated spring element configured to be pressed by the user.. ... Fitbit Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249115

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 device; detecting a movement of the device from the stationary state; in response to detecting the movement from the stationary state, selecting one of a plurality of messages, and displaying the selected message on the device.. ... Fitbit Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245769

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. ... Fitbit Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243508

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. ... Fitbit Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243056

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. ... Fitbit Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239523

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. ... Fitbit Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238881

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. ... Fitbit Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237694

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 between the value of the activity metric for the first user and a value of the activity metric for a second user; in response to identifying the change in the inequality relationship, prompting the first user to generate a message to the second user.. . ... Fitbit Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209055

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 or exercises. ... Fitbit Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209053

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

07/20/17 / #20170206899

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 user of the wearable electronic device. ... Fitbit Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188893

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. ... Fitbit Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164848

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 or away from a photodetector of the optical biological parameter sensor.. . ... Fitbit Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161376

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. ... Fitbit Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160398

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. ... Fitbit Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135636

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, to generate data which is representative of a physiological condition of the user data. The physiological sensor may include a light source to generate and output light having at least a first wavelength, and a photodetector to detect scattered light (e.g., from the user). ... Fitbit Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109738

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. ... Fitbit Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095156

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 generate a source light signal driven at a first level, capturing a second detected light signal representing the source light signal after interacting with a user's tissue plus the first detected light signal, generating a first output signal based on the second detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal, causing the light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a second level, capturing a third detected light signal representing the source light signal driven at the second level after interacting with the user's skin plus the first detected light signal, and generating a second output signal based on the third detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal.. . ... 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 spectrums and first and second photodetector elements. ... 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. ... Fitbit Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086690

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

03/23/17 / #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. ... Fitbit Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078420

Near field communication system, and method of 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 to responsively and wirelessly transmit the identification data according to a first communication protocol. The system further includes a portable electronic device including an identification tag receiver to wirelessly receive the identification data of the identification tag according to the first communication protocol, transceiver circuitry to wirelessly and responsively communicate with the sensor device according to a second communication protocol, and processing circuitry to instruct the transceiver circuitry, after receiving the identification data, to wirelessly request, from the sensor device the sensor data and/or data which is representative of the sensor data.. ... 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 prevented.. ... 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. ... 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 / #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 to identify the user.. ... 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 from the output data from the motion detecting sensor, and determines the user's heart rate within the expected heart rate range using the output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor.. ... 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 during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. ... 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 of skin health, or the cleanliness of the wearable device or an associated garment.. ... 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 of skin health, or the cleanliness of the wearable device or an associated garment.. ... 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 of skin health, or the cleanliness of the wearable device or an associated garment.. ... 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 with the respective time interval of the graphical indicator, wherein first ends of each of the plurality of graphical indicators substantially trace an arc of a circle, and wherein, for each graphical indicator, a position of the first end of the graphical indicator on the arc of the circle indicates the respective time interval associated with the graphical indicator.. . ... Fitbit Inc








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