Fitbit Charge HR, Heart Rate Extraordinaire

Activity, All the Way! I have always been an avid runner. When I was 11, my dad coached my track and cross-country teams, and—other than my six month recovery from hip surgery that took place in April 2014—I haven’t gone a full two weeks without running since then. It’s always been part of my identity.

Assumptions vs. Reality of Working with a UX Design Team

UXdesign is often misunderstood. Even the term “UX” itself is subject to heated debates and varying interpretations. So what does it mean to talk about UX design? And what should someone working with a UX design team expect? We’ve broken down some of the most common misconceptions we see to help ensure everyone’s speaking the same language and working toward the same goal.

Spire: A Wearable that Helps You Mellow Out and Get Moving

This summer at Fuzzy Math, we are exploring the impact and interactions of wearable technology as each member of our team participates in a three-month-long project to explore the ins and outs of these devices. This endeavor will be broken down into three phases: 1) first impressions and getting to know one’s wearable device, 2)… Read more »

Offf ’15 – Day 3: I Made A (Robot) Friend

The last day of the conference began with a four hour workshop, and I wasn’t entirely sure what it would entail. I knew I was going to be building a robot, but what was a robot really? The word robot brings up a slew of different images in my mind ranging from a Furby to the Terminator, to even more terrifying things.

Charge HR: Sleeping on it

Getting the Fitbit setup was pretty straight forward — simply download the app from fitbit.com and install it on your machine. Within the app you can choose to setup a new device during which you’ll plug the provided dongle into your computer so that the Fitbit can pair with it. Follow some simple instructions onscreen and you’re ready to go.

OFFF ’15 – Day 1: Benvinguda

On day one, I got to the Museum del Disseny early, as suggested, so I could get my conference swag (book and bag) and entry bracelet. The line was insanely long, but luckily they had reserved food trucks on the museum grounds, so I got some espresso and breakfast and enjoyed my views and the nice weather. When the day finally …

Conffferencing — OFFF ‘15

Benvinguda to Fuzzy Math’s recap of the OFFF 2015 conference in Barcelona. We’re organizing our blog posts around the experiences and take aways from this three day conference. This post marks the beginning of the series.

Fitbit Zip: More Than Just a Pedometer

I chose to trial-run the Fitbit Zip through a process of elimination. After careful research about the different wearable options at hand, I realized that most of the devices required a commitment to wear them physically and visibly. I am not one to accessorize much and don’t wear bracelets or watches on a daily basis. Because of this, and because most of the wearables come in a bracelet or watch form, I started to look into other options.

Getting to Know the Misfit Shine

After a fair amount of research, I narrowed down my decision of which wearable device to test out for the summer; I chose the Misfit Shine for tracking my activity during the Fuzzy Math Wearable Project. Coupled with a fair amount of skepticism, I dove in head first with a general sense of wonder on just how much this tiny little device could impact my behavior. So without further ado, let’s meet the Misfit Shine.