Mobile Life

Thanks to incredible advancements in mobile tech, walking out of the office or home no longer means you're cut off from the daily buzz. From smartphones and tablets to fitness bands and smart watches, anyone can stay "wired" just about anywhere. Add on the many apps, from those that track your diet and exercise to organizational and even educational apps, and you don't have to skimp to have a life-on-the-go. Here, you can get the latest news on mobile devices and the science that makes them, and you, tick.
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Best Fitness Tracker Bands
October 17th, 2014
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
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Why the Apple Watch Doesn't Mean 'Death' for Fitness Trackers
A pile of fitness trackers
September 10th, 2014
The Apple Watch enters fitness-tracker territory by offering ways to monitor daily exercise and heart rate, but the device doesn't necessarily mean the end of trackers like Fitbit.
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Great Gift for Grandma? Retirees Love Tablets
older adults, iPad, tablets
August 9th, 2014
It seems 28% of this group own one and for many, it has become a go-to main device.
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iFit Active: Fitness Tracker Review
the iFit Active band
October 16th, 2014
The iFit Active is a fitness tracker that aims to measure your exercise, diet and sleep. Here's a review of the device and how it performed in several areas.
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Smart Health: Apple Watch Wants to Get You Moving
The Apple Watch
September 9th, 2014
Apple's new smartwatch, Apple Watch, aims to get people to move more by tracking their daily exercise as well as sitting time, according to an announcement from the company today (Sept. 9).
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Fitbit Won't Hold a Charge: Here's What to Do
fitbit flex, fitness-tracking device
August 8th, 2014
Some Fitbit Flex users have experienced problems with their device holding a charge after a few months of use. Here's what to do if that happens.
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Your Phone's Bacteria Match Your Own
A young couple takes a picture of themselves using a smartphone.
June 24th, 2014
Our smartphones harbor thousands of different types of bacteria that may provide a window into the microbes that live on our bodies and surroundings, a new study suggests.
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New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch
The Basis Peak
September 30th, 2014
A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November.
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Runtastic Orbit: Fitness Tracker Review
The Runtastic Orbit
August 19th, 2014
The Runtastic Orbit is a fitness tracker that monitors both daily activity and sleep habits, but does it stand out from other fitness trackers?
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Fitness Tracker Fashion: Fitbit Announces New Accessories
A new collection of Fibit accessories includes a brass bracelet with an open fretwork design.
July 15th, 2014
The fitness tracker company Fitbit announced today the launch of a new collection of Fibit accessories, from luxury fashion brand Tory Burch.
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