Last week, what happened in Vegas got reported on PBS, as NewsHour's Miles O'Brien took a look at all the fitness tracking technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. "Wearing your heart on your sleeve is taking on a whole new meaning," was O'Brien's pretty excellent lead.
- An estimated 500 million people worldwide use devices that monitor real-time health and fitness data. The sector is growing more than 200 percent per year.
- The business is being driven by rapidly shrinking sensors, improved communication between devices, longer battery life and the ubiquity of smartphones.
- The FDA is regulating apps it considers to be medical devices. The risk to users: incorrect or delayed diagnoses.
Here's the transcript. Video is above.