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FreeWavz Earphones Feature Fitness Tracking & Great Sound Quality Without the Wires! - medGadget
June 24, 2014

FreeWavz Earphones Feature Fitness Tracking & Great Sound Quality Without the Wires! - medGadget

Headphones are a fitness gym staple, but they’ve changed little in their functionality over the years. While they vary in form factor and size, they all basically fit over or inside your ear and let you rock your tunes. We’ve found that the ear, however, is a great point of sensing on your body for all kinds of biometrics and fitness data. A new kind of earphone announced this week by Orlando, Florida-based FreeWavz, hopes to make earphones a little more useful by utilizing the ear’s unique anatomy to turn them into a fully-featured fitness wearable.
Wearable Tech and Wireless Data to Significantly Grow in 2018 - Silicon Angle
June 24, 2014

Wearable Tech and Wireless Data to Significantly Grow in 2018 - Silicon Angle

How many times have you had to stop your daily run because your earphones fell out, caught in your swinging arms? Now there is a new, smart headset called FreeWavz. Designed by Doctor Eric Hensen, an ear, nose & throat specialist, FreeWavz is completely wireless but snugly fits in your ear so as not to fall out, even during rigorous routines. Users can choose to immerse themselves in music or still hear their surrounding environment, which is important when you’re doing your routine outside amongst traffic and pedestrians. Aside from being free of wires, Free Wavz also features a pulse oximeter and a three-axis accelerometer which means it also doubles as a fitness tracker. What makes FreeWavz stand out from other monitoring devices is that you don’t need a separate device, like your phone, to know your real-time stats. The wearer just pushes a button on the wireless earphones and their real-time fitness readings will be delivered right in their ear. FreeWavz is also sweat and water resistant, has independent left and right volume and equalizer control, connects to players or phone via Bluetooth and more. FreeWavz is currently on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $300,000.
Crowdfunded Headphones Will Monitor Your Health While Your Work Out - NDTV Gadgets
June 25, 2014

Crowdfunded Headphones Will Monitor Your Health While Your Work Out - NDTV Gadgets

FreeWavz headphones have an in-ear over the ear clip design, which should stay in your ears even in the middle of an active workout. Since they're connected to your phone over Bluetooth, there are no wires either. They are also, thankfully, water resistant so even if you sweat while working out, you won't damage your headphones. What sets the FreeWavz apart from other Bluetooth devices, is that they are able to measure multiple health and fitness related metrics, and deliver the results as voice reports, as and when you want them. They've also got an external microphone, which is used to allow you to hear environmental sounds - so they're safe to wear and listen to while jogging or running as you'll still be able to hear things around you. The headphones use a pulse oximeter and 3-axis accelerometers to capture fitness data and can measure things like your heart rate, the oxygen saturation in your blood, steps climbed, act as a pedometer, and more.
FreeWavz Team Returns Home from Dew Tour
June 30, 2014

FreeWavz Team Returns Home from Dew Tour

The FreeWavz team just returned to Melbourne, Florida from an amazing trip in Ocean City, Maryland for the Dew Tour Competition. We had a blast spreading the word about our Kickstarter campaign, sharing our FreeWavz story, showing off our prototypes and, of course, watching the best skaters and bikers compete! We were proud to award each competition winner a set of FreeWavz! See you next year Dew Tour!
Freewavz Merges The Headphones and The Fitness Tracking into One Device - TechFaster
July 13, 2014

Freewavz Merges The Headphones and The Fitness Tracking into One Device - TechFaster

Fitness, music and now tracking your fitness go hand in hand. That typically take multiple devices, your earbuds or headphones and some kind of fitness tracking band. Now, thanks a new device called Freewavz merges the headphones and the fitness tracking into one. On any given Sunday there are hundreds of earphone and headphone devices gracing the pages of crowdfunding sites. So what makes Freewavz different. Well for starters, Freewavz were designed by Eric Hensen an ear nose and throat doctor. Hensen also enjoys working out and hated other earphones and headphones on the market. They were uncomfortable, weren’t delivering the sound in a healthy way and cords would get caught up, causing the earbuds or headphones to fall off during a workout. That’s what first inspired Hensen to create Freewavz.
With heart monitoring & no cords, FreeWavz might be the ultimate fitness ‘phones!  - DigitalTrends
July 9, 2014

With heart monitoring & no cords, FreeWavz might be the ultimate fitness ‘phones! - DigitalTrends

While Apple’s reported development of heart rate-monitoring Earpods turned out to be a hoax, that doesn’t mean you have to wait for the Cupertino cult to turn fiction into fact if you want fitness feedback from your headphones. A project on Kickstarter, FreeWavz, hopes to make the idea a reality, offering heart rate and fitness biofeedback from wireless “smart earphones.” Developed by Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, Eric Hensen, FreeWavz are fitted with “medical-grade pulse oximeters and accelerometers” which track a variety of stats to help you stay healthy. Monitoring includes heart rate, calories burned, distance traveled, and even oxygen saturation, all of which is delivered to an app on your phone, and transmitted audibly. But that’s really just the start of the wide feature set FreeWavz hopes to deliver to its backers. Unlike the wide majority of ‘wireless’ Bluetooth headsets on the market, the FreeWavz earpieces are completely wireless, pulling the audio independently to each earpiece so there’s no need for a tether to connect them. The earpieces also claim to offer a superior fit with a 4-point system that’s ergonomically designed and layered with a rubberized shell that’s sweat and water resistant. They also offer dual sets of onboard microphones, one of which is dedicated to filter in ambient noise from your surroundings to keep you safe and environmentally aware. Users can adjust the sound mix on each earpiece independently from 100 percent environmental isolation, to 100 percent listen-through, to filter out music entirely. Additional features include onboard volume control, a multi-function button for receiving phone calls and controlling music playback, and a max eight hour battery runtime.
Wireless Smart Headphones Revealed for Fitness Fans- Loughborough Echo
July 10, 2014

Wireless Smart Headphones Revealed for Fitness Fans- Loughborough Echo

FreeWavz have unveiled the latest in wearable technology - wire-free smart earphones with integrated medical-grade performance monitoring technology. These sleek, ear-hugging devices are said to eliminate distractions during workouts, seamlessly delivering audible fitness updates to athletes for unstoppable performance. Under development for the past five years, FreeWavz is nearing the start of commercial manufacturing and retail distribution. The company has initiated a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to generate awareness among early adopters and fitness enthusiasts.
"Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones" - TechCrunch
July 21, 2014

"Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones" - TechCrunch

Health and fitness monitoring is a popular function in many of today’s wristband wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone UP, for example, but a new company called FreeWavz wants to bring those features and more to a different form factor: earphones. FreeWavz’s bluetooth-connected earphones offer wireless connectivity to your streaming music, as well as a step counter, plus heart rate and O2 saturation monitoring, among other things...
"FreeWavz Brings Untethered Music/Fitness Tracking To Your Workout" - Slash Gear
July 23, 2014

"FreeWavz Brings Untethered Music/Fitness Tracking To Your Workout" - Slash Gear

Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds. The duo of buds sit over-the-ear, and have no wires. Both connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone, leaving you with a full range of motion. Two microphones let you answer calls or bark commands, but also let you set the mix of outside noise to music. That keeps you safe on the road, and lets you alter the volume and noise intake as needed...
"Wireless headphones track health markers, improve sound control" - GizMag
August 1, 2014

"Wireless headphones track health markers, improve sound control" - GizMag

Headphones have become a fashion statement the world over, with people sporting increasingly sophisticated or unusual models on their head. Now, a Florida-based company called FreeWavz has created a more minimalist and versatile earphone that does away with wires, and integrates activity-monitoring technology. Developed by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr. Eric Hensen, FreeWavz is an earphone that uses Bluetooth to connect to iOS and Android mobile devices. It is devised as a fitness smart accessory, equipped with pulse oximeters and three-axis accelerometers. These systems track a range of fitness metrics such as heart rate, number of calories burned, distance covered, activity duration and oxygen saturation...
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