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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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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

Blood oxygenation sensor with high-aspect-ratio photodetector element

Blood oxygenation sensors including high-aspect-ratio photodetector elements are discussed herein. Such high-aspect-ratio photodetector elements may provide improved signal-strength-to-power-consumption performance for blood oxygenation sensors incorporating such photodetector elements as compared with blood oxygenation sensors incorporating, for example, square photodetector elements.. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods and systems for processing social interactive data and sharing of tracked activity associated with locations

A method includes determining a location of a first monitoring device used while performing an activity. The first monitoring device is worn by a first user. ... Fitbit Inc

Hybrid angular motion sensors

A portable sensor device is provided. The portable sensor device may at least include a first angular rate sensor, a second angular rate sensor, and a gyroscope. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods, systems and devices for automatic linking of activity tracking devices to user devices

Methods, systems and devices are provided for automatically linking a device to an activity tracking device. One method includes receiving, at a device, an identifier from a website. ... Fitbit Inc

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

A mobile device is provided, including: a synchronization module configured to receive, at the mobile device, activity data from an activity monitoring device via a wireless connection; an activity data processing module configured to process the activity data to determine an activity metric for a user; a notification generator configured to compare the activity metric against a predefined threshold, the predefined threshold being mapped to a notification message, determine, based on the comparison, that the activity metric has reached or exceeds the predefined threshold, and access an electronic calendar associated with the user to obtain electronic calendar data; a display; and, a notification presenter configured to display the notification message on the mobile device via the display responsive to determining that the activity metric has reached or exceeded the predefined threshold, a timing of the display of the notification message being determined based on the electronic calendar data.. . ... Fitbit Inc

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

Personalized scaling of graphical indicators

Some aspects relate to reception from a user, via a sensor, first data indicative of activity of the user, determination of one or more values of a metric based on the first data, determination of a display scale based on the one or more values, reception from the user, via the sensor, second data indicative of activity of the user over a time interval, determination of a second value of the metric based on the second data, generation of a first graphical indicator representing the second value based on the display scale and the second value, and display of the first graphical indicator on a display.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Physiological data collection

In some implementations, a device includes light emitter(s) to emit first light having a first wavelength and second light having a second wavelength. The device also includes light detector(s) to generate a first electrical signal while the light emitter emits the first light, a second electrical signal while the light emitter emits the second light, and a third electrical signal while the light emitter is not emitting light. ... Fitbit Inc

Tracking user physical acitvity with multiple devices

Methods, devices, and computer programs are presented for creating a unified data stream from multiple data streams acquired from multiple devices. One method includes an operation for receiving activity data streams from the devices, each activity data stream being associated with physical activity data of a user. ... Fitbit Inc

Devices and methods using swipe detection

The present invention relates devices and methods using swipe detection. A swipeable computer of the present invention comprises a capacitive detector having an output, a switchable magnetic field sensor having an output, a memory unit, and a logic unit. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods, systems and devices for linking user devices to activity tracking devices

Methods, systems and devices for linking devices to tracking devices are provided. One method includes scanning, by an activity tracking device, for a semi-unique identifier broadcasted by a device. ... Fitbit Inc

Back-filling of geolocation-based exercise routes

Techniques for automatic tracking of user data for exercises are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of operating a wearable device may involve determining that a user of the wearable device has started an exercise, activating the gps receiver in response to determining that the user has started the exercise, and detecting a time at which the gps receiver achieves an initial gps fix of a location of the wearable device. ... 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 annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. ... Fitbit Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263435

Automatic tracking of geolocation data for exercises

Techniques for automatic tracking of user data for exercises 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 identifying a type of the exercise that the user has started based on comparing the output of the one or more biometric sensors to defined sensor data for a plurality of exercise types. ... Fitbit Inc

09/08/16 / #20160259426

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, an activity monitoring device is provided, including: a memory configured to store a plurality of messages; a motion sensor; a display; logic configured to download the plurality of messages to the memory; logic implemented by a circuit configured to detect, based on output of the motion sensor, a stationary state of the activity monitoring device and a subsequent movement of the activity monitoring device from the stationary state, and, in response to detecting the movement from the stationary state, select one of the plurality of messages from the memory, and render the selected message on the display; wherein selecting one of the plurality of messages includes determining a selection condition.. ... Fitbit Inc

09/01/16 / #20160250516

Personal activity tracking system

An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. ... Fitbit Inc

08/11/16 / #20160234143

User messaging based on changes in tracked activity metrics

A system comprising at least one server computer having at least one processor programmed to: receive, over a network, activity data of a first user measured by an activity monitoring device; process the activity data of the first user to update a value of an activity metric for the first user; responsive to updating the value of the activity metric for the first user, identify 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; and, responsive to identifying the change in the inequality relationship, trigger, over the network, a first user device to prompt the first user to generate a message to the second user for display on a second user device.. . ... Fitbit Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227484

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

08/04/16 / #20160224130

Methods, systems and devices for physical contact activated display and navigation

Methods, systems and devices are provided for providing user interface navigation of screen display metrics of a device. In one example, a device is configured for capture of activity data for a user. ... Fitbit Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203691

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

06/16/16 / #20160166197

Method and apparatus for providing biofeedback during meditation exercise

A method and apparatus for providing biofeedback during a meditation exercise are disclosed. In one aspect, the wearable device includes one or more biometric sensors and a user interface. ... Fitbit Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166156

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

06/02/16 / #20160154952

Method and apparatus for off-body detection for wearable device

A method and apparatus for capacitive off-wrist detection for wearable device are disclosed. In one aspect, the wearable device includes one or more biometric sensors including a capacitive sensor. ... Fitbit Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150978

Portable monitoring devices for processing applications and processing analysis of physiological conditions of a user associated with the portable monitoring device

An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. ... Fitbit Inc

05/26/16 / #20160150583

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

03/24/16 / #20160084869

Hybrid angular motion sensors

A hybrid angular rate system is provided. In one aspect, the hybrid angular rate system at least includes two different types of angular rate sensors. ... Fitbit Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077596

Methods, systems, and apparatuses to display visibility changes responsive to user gestures

In one embodiment, an electronic device to be worn on a user's forearm includes a display and a set of one or more sensors that provide sensor data. In one aspect, a device may detect, using sensor data obtained from a set of sensors, that a first activity state of a user is active. ... Fitbit Inc

03/10/16 / #20160072690

Tracking user physical acitvity with multiple devices

Methods, devices, and computer programs are presented for creating a unified data stream from multiple data streams acquired from multiple devices. One method includes an operation for receiving activity data streams from the devices, each activity data stream being associated with physical activity data of a user. ... Fitbit Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066844

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

03/03/16 / #20160061626

Methods, systems and devices for generating real-time activity data updates to display devices

Methods, systems and devices are provided for displaying monitored activity data in substantial real-time on a screen of a computing device. One example method includes capturing motion data associated with activity of a user via an activity tracking device. ... Fitbit Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051169

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

02/11/16 / #20160042142

Fitness monitoring device with user engagement metric functionality

Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for interacting with a user to promote engagement with a fitness monitoring device configured to measure a fitness parameter of the user, which may include determining, by one or more processors in at least one of the fitness monitoring device or a device in communication with the fitness monitoring device, that user engagements with the fitness monitoring device have occurred on multiple occasions, in which each user engagement produces at least one measurement of the fitness parameter; receiving, by the one or more processors, information indicating a level of engagement metric for the user based, at least in part, on multiple detected the multiple user engagements with the fitness monitoring device; and generating, by the one or more processors and based on the level of engagement metric, a notification containing information relating to at least a level of user engagement with the fitness monitoring device or the fitness parameter.. . ... Fitbit Inc

02/04/16 / #20160036119

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

02/04/16 / #20160036118

Hybrid radio frequency / inductive loop charger

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

01/28/16 / #20160027409

Methods, systems, and apparatuses to display visibility changes responsive to user gestures while running

In one embodiment, an electronic device to be worn on a user's forearm includes a display and a set of one or more sensors that provide sensor data. In one aspect, a device may detect, using sensor data obtained from a set of sensors, that a first activity state of a user is active. ... Fitbit Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022203

Automatic detection of user's periods of sleep and sleep stage

Aspects of automatically detecting periods of sleep of a user of a wearable electronic device are discussed herein. For example, in one aspect, an embodiment may obtain a set of features for periods of time from motion data obtained from a set of one or more motion sensors in the wearable electronic device or data derived therefrom. ... Fitbit Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022201

Automatic change of power consumption of sensors responsive to user's state transition

Aspects of changing power consumption of a sensor of a wearable electronic device worn by a user are discussed herein. For example, in one aspect, based on detecting that a state of the user, as tracked by the wearable electronic device, has transitioned into an asleep state, an embodiment may decrease power consumption of at least one sensor from the set of sensors. ... Fitbit Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022175

Automatic detection of a wearable electronic device not being worn using a motion sensor

Aspects of automatically determining a period of time when a wearable electronic device is not being worn are discussed herein. For example, in one aspect, an embodiment may automatically determine a period of time when the wearable electronic device is not being worn based on a comparison of the motion data and a not-worn profile that specifies a pattern of motion data that is indicative of when the wearable electronic device is not being worn by a user. ... Fitbit Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007934

Movement measure generation in a wearable electronic device

Aspects of generating movement measures that quantify motion data samples generated by a wearable electronic device are discussed herein. For example, in one aspect, an embodiment may obtain motion data samples generated by the set of motion sensors in a wearable electronic device. ... Fitbit Inc

01/07/16 / #20160004323

Methods, systems, and apparatuses to update screen content responsive to user gestures

In one embodiment, an electronic device to be worn on a user's forearm includes a display and a set of one or more sensors that provide sensor data. In one aspect, a device may detect, using sensor data obtained from a set of sensors, that a first activity state of a user is active. ... Fitbit Inc








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