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Recent patent applications related to Fitbit Inc. Fitbit Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Fitbit Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Fitbit Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/10/15 / #20150358762

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

11/05/15 / #20150314166

Use of gyroscopes in personal fitness tracking devices and bicycling activities

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

11/05/15 / #20150313543

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

10/29/15 / #20150309182

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. ... Fitbit Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269848

Methods and systems for interactive goal setting and recommender using events having combined activity and location information

A method for generating recommendations for achieving goals is described. The method includes receiving a goal for a user account. ... Fitbit Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262467

Methods and systems for generation and rendering interactive events having combined activity and location information

A computer-implemented method is described. The computer-implemented method is used for populating data of a graphical user interface (gui). ... Fitbit Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257189

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

09/10/15 / #20150255871

Hybrid piezoelectric device / radio frequency antenna

A hybrid antenna including a piezoelectric device and an rf radiator. The hybrid antenna is capable of providing both rf and piezoelectric device functionality, e.g., radio frequency transmission/reception capabilities for radio frequency devices as well as sound-producing and/or energy-scavenging functionality via the piezoelectric device. ... Fitbit Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245801

Delayed goal celebration

A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal celebration indicator upon completion of a biometric performance goal and subsequent receipt of an input signal. ... Fitbit Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231446

Delayed goal celebration

A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal celebration indicator upon completion of a biometric performance goal and subsequent receipt of an input signal. ... Fitbit Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230761

Biometric monitoring device with heart rate measurement activated by a single user-gesture

A biometric monitoring device having a heart rate sensor for measuring various biometric information is provided. In some embodiments, the biometric monitoring device allows the person to take and/or display a heart rate reading by a simple user interaction with the device, e.g., by simply touching a heart rate sensor surface area, moving the device in a defined motion pattern, or clenching the fist. ... Fitbit Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230735

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

08/13/15 / #20150223708

Heart rate data collection

One innovative aspect is directed to heartrate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a detected signal based on received light. ... Fitbit Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207915

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

A method for generating a notification on a mobile device is provided, including the following method operations: establishing a wireless connection between the mobile device and an activity monitoring device; receiving, at the mobile device, activity data from the activity monitoring device via the wireless connection; processing the activity data to determine an activity metric for a user of the activity monitoring device; comparing the activity metric against a predefined threshold, the predefined threshold being mapped to a notification message; determining, based on the comparing, that the activity metric has reached or exceeds the predefined threshold; displaying the notification message on the mobile device after determining that the activity metric reached or exceeded the predefined threshold.. . ... Fitbit Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201854

Wearable heart rate monitor

Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (ppg) sensor. The ppg sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. ... Fitbit Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201853

Wearable heart rate monitor

Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (ppg) sensor. The ppg sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. ... Fitbit Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196256

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 collecting concurrent output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor and output data from the motion detecting sensor, detects a periodic component of the output data from the motion detecting sensor, and uses the periodic component of the output data from the motion detecting sensor to remove a corresponding periodic component from the output data from the heartbeat waveform sensor. ... Fitbit Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186613

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. ... Fitbit Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180842

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

06/25/15 / #20150173631

Heart rate data collection

One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. ... Fitbit Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173628

Methods, systems and devices for measuring fingertip 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 of a user when the user places the skin over the heart rate monitor location on the housing. ... Fitbit Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153457

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. ... Fitbit Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138014

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. ... Fitbit Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127268

Methods, systems and devices for activity tracking device data synchronization with computing devices

Methods, devices and system are provided. One method includes capturing activity data associated with activity of a user via a device. ... Fitbit Inc

05/07/15 / #20150122018

Fitness monitoring device with altimeter and gesture recognition

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing altimeters in biometric monitoring devices are provided. ... Fitbit Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113417

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 activity monitoring device; detecting a stationary state of the activity monitoring device; detecting a movement of the activity monitoring 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 activity monitoring device.. ... Fitbit Inc

04/16/15 / #20150102923

Alarm setting and interfacing with gesture contact interfacing controls

A device configured for capture of activity data for a user includes a housing, a sensor, a motor, a memory, and a processor. The sensor is disposed in the housing to track activity data of the user. ... Fitbit Inc

04/16/15 / #20150102914

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

04/09/15 / #20150100270

Methods and systems for geo-location optimized tracking and updating for events having combined activity and location information

A method includes obtaining a first geo-location and a second geo-location. The first and second geo-locations are associated with a monitoring device. ... Fitbit Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094832

Delayed goal celebration

A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal celebration indicator upon completion of a biometric performance goal and subsequent receipt of an input signal. ... Fitbit Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094831

Delayed goal celebration

A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal celebration indicator upon completion of a biometric performance goal and subsequent receipt of an input signal. ... Fitbit Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088464

Methods and systems for classification of geographic locations for tracked activity

A method includes receiving activity of a monitoring device that is configured to be worn by a user having a user account. The activity includes an amount of movement of the monitoring device and occurs for a period of time. ... Fitbit Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088457

Methods and systems for identification of event data having combined activity and location information of portable monitoring devices

Systems and methods for segmenting a period of time into identification of locations of a user who performs activities are described. One of the methods includes detecting activity of a monitoring device worn by the user. ... Fitbit Inc

02/12/15 / #20150042490

Wireless portable activity-monitoring device syncing

A notification signal, intended to be received by a wireless communication device, is repetitively broadcast by a portable activity-monitoring device that generates user-activity data corresponding to activity of an individual bearing the portable activity-monitoring device. The notification signal conveys information that identifies the portable activity-monitoring device and indicates whether or not the portable activity-monitoring device seeks establishment of a wireless communication link to enable transmission of the user-activity data to the wireless communication device.. ... Fitbit Inc

02/12/15 / #20150042471

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 annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. ... Fitbit Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025394

Wearable heart rate monitor

Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (ppg) sensor. The ppg sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. ... Fitbit Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025393

Wearable heart rate monitor

Some embodiments provide a wearable fitness monitoring device including a motion sensor and a photoplethysmographic (ppg) sensor. The ppg sensor includes (i) a periodic light source, (ii) a photo detector, and (iii) circuitry determining a user's heart rate from an output of the photo detector. ... Fitbit Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018991

Fitness monitoring device with user engagement metric functionality

Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for determining a level of user engagement with a fitness monitoring device and, when a level of engagement metric for the fitness monitoring device for a person meets certain criteria, encouraging user engagement with the fitness monitoring device.. . ... Fitbit Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011845

Biometric monitoring device having a body weight sensor, and methods of operating same

A system comprising a biometric monitoring device including a housing including a platform to receive at least one foot of the user, a body weight sensor to generate body weight data, processing circuitry to calculate user weight data which corresponds to the user's weight, using the body weight data, and communication circuitry to: (a) receive user identification data which identifies the user or a portable activity monitoring device, and (b) transmit the user weight data to data storage associated with the user identification data. The system further includes the portable activity monitoring device including a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, a sensor to generate sensor data, and communication circuitry to receive physiologic data which is based on the user weight data, and processing circuitry to calculate activity data using the sensor data and physiologic data.. ... Fitbit Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005912

Methods for detecting and recording activity and devices for performing the same

Data is received from an activity tracking device. The received data indicates an amount of movement of the activity tracking device. ... Fitbit Inc








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