The Quantified Self

The "quantified self" movement aims to measure all aspects of our daily lives with the help of technology. Wearable devices such as activity trackers, along with apps that let us log our every step, snack and snooze could bring us a better understanding of ourselves, our nature, and may even benefit our health. LiveScience brings you our latest coverage of this movement, and what it means for the human body, the human psyche and human culture.
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Are Wearable Drones Buzzing on the Horizon?
March 18th, 2015
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
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Best Calorie Counter App
A person uses their smartphone while grocery shopping.
February 18th, 2015
Using an app to count calories can make the process easier for people who want to lose weight, or maintain weight loss, but it helps if the app is easy to use and intuitively designed. Here are our picks for the best calorie counting apps.
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Best Heart Rate Monitor Apps
A man checks his heart rate on his phone.
January 30th, 2015
Many apps are available to track your heart rate, with the aim of helping you improve your health. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
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In Images: Wearable Drone Concepts
parasol wearable drone
March 18th, 2015
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
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Wearables vs. Smartphone Apps: Which Are Better to Count Steps?
two women running
February 10th, 2015
Many smartphone apps are just as good as wearable devices at tracking physical activity, a new study suggests.
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New Wearables Track Your Stats on the Field
The Epson M-Tracer tracks a golf swing, and the Connected Cycle “smart pedal” records a cyclist’s speed and route information.
January 9th, 2015
Runners aren't the only athletes who can track their stats with a wearable device — a slew of new wearable sensors are aimed at sports players.
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New GPS Watches from Epson Announced
The Epson Runsense SF-810.
January 5th, 2015
Epson is launching three new GPS watches in North America, the company announced here in Las Vegas today at CES. The "Runsense" watches will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs.
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Will the Apple Watch Catch On?
The Apple Watch
March 12th, 2015
The Apple Watch will no doubt be a bigger success than previous smartwatches, but may not be quite the cultural phenomenon that the iPhone was, experts say.
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Withings Activité Pop: Fitness Tracker Review
The Withings Activité Pop.
February 6th, 2015
The Withings Activité Pop is a fitness tracker for people who don't want to look like they're wearing a fitness tracker.
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10,000 Steps? New Trackers Go Beyond the Data Dump
A woman looks confused while looking at her smartphone.
January 8th, 2015
New fitness devices are not just spouting scads of data, they are actually trying to provide deeper analysis of the data.
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