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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Fitness Tracker Buying Guide: Use This Flow Chart to Pick the Right Device
A group of fitness trackers
December 18th, 2014
There are a lot of fitness trackers out there to choose from, but which one is right for you?
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'InsideTracker' Review: Can a Commercial Blood Test Make You Healthier?
November 21st, 2014
InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to make a healthy person even healthier.
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Two New Fitness Trackers Coming from Jawbone
An image of the Jawbone Up3 fitness tracker.
November 5th, 2014
Two new fitness trackers from Jawbone were announced today — a less expensive tracker for exercise newbies and a high-end tracker with more bells and whistles.
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LifeTrak Brite R450: Fitness Tracker Review
The LifeTrak Brite R450
December 17th, 2014
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.
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Fitness Tracker Fatigue? How to Make Wearable Tech Useful
A group of fitness trackers
November 20th, 2014
The popularity of fitness trackers has exploded, yet few people keep using these devices after a few months. Now, researchers are looking at what key features would it would take to make trackers better.
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New Health App Gives Your Fitness Tracker a Boost
Screen shots from the new app-based coaching program, KiQplan
November 4th, 2014
If you want your fitness tracker to do more than just count calories and steps, a new app-based coaching program aims to do just that.
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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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Basis Peak: Fitness Tracker Review
The Basis Peak
December 3rd, 2014
The Peak is the latest fitness tracker from Basis, and the device aims to give you a number of insights into your daily activities, while motivating you to live a healthier life.
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Soleus Go: Fitness Tracker Review
The Soleus Go fitness tracker
November 12th, 2014
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
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Adidas Fit Smart: Fitness Tracker Review
October 22nd, 2014
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
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