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Life Sciences Capicola fitness tracker hits FCC

Google/Alhpabet Life Sciences Capicola fitness tracker hits FCC
Life Sciences Capicola
Although this wearable was unveiled in an interview this Spring and it still has to reach the market, its presence on FCC shows that Capicola might launch soon.

Considering the explosive growth of this market, Google needs a smart wearable out as soon as possible. Fortunately, the Life Sciences team has made the "Capicola" health tracker official earlier this year already. This team was part of the Google X research and development facility back the, but now that location is part of the parent company Alphablet.

Back when they revealed the wearable in an interview with Bloomberg, a single stock image made it out. In that interview, Life Sciences head Andy Conrad mentioned that Capicola is not exactly your average fitness tracker, its main goal being to be used for medical purposes. The device appeared in multiple images on FCC with ID A4R-CAP1 on October 18, its capabilities including heart rate and rhythm monitoring, temperature monitoring, light exposure and noise level tracking, and more.

The Capicola wearable was supposed to enter the testing stage this summer, but it looks like Google was not able to find a manufacturing partner too fast. Since the device made it to FCC, that problem is probably a thing of the past now. However, they still need to launch it on the market. We will get back to it as soon as that happens.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-30 (Update: 2015-11-30)