Wearable Technology

With wearable technology, learning more about yourself has not only become high-tech but also real-time. From devices and apps that help you track heart rate and food consumption details to gadgets that monitor your mood and even surrounding air, the "quantified self" is a reality for the everyday person. The result? You can learn about your own health with your own self-tracking devices and go a step further by using the devices to measure the success of self-improvement attempts. Here, you can get the latest news on wearable technology and see the innovations that are pushing wearable tech into health care, education and our broader lives.
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Nike+ FuelBand SE: Fitness Tracker Review
April 15th, 2014
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
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Wristband Could Measure Your Exposure to Pollutants
April 2nd, 2014
A simple silicone wristband can detect more than 1,000 chemicals in the environment, researchers say.
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How Wearable Tech Could Improve Your Mental Health
Outdoor portrait of a sad teenage girl looking thoughtful about troubles
April 1st, 2014
Wearable technology, such as smart wristbands, may be the next new tool to help treat conditions such as autism and depression.
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The Quantified Self: How Data-Obsessed Trackers Push Toward Healthier Lives
April 4th, 2014
Members of the quantified self movement use technology to collect data about themselves, for self-insight and self-improvement. As tools to track our lives become more ubiquitous, experts say they could help the general public become healthier.
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Garmin Vivofit: Fitness Tracker Review
Garmin Vivofit
April 1st, 2014
The Garmin Vivofit fitness tracker makes more of an effort than other activity trackers to motivate you to get active, and doesn't need to be charged every few days. I wore the Vivofit for a week to see how well it kept me moving.
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In the Long Run: Keeping Track of Athletes with Wearable Tech (Op-Ed)
The first AFL club to use the WASP tracking tech
April 1st, 2014
With the AFL season in full swing many of us are glued to our screens marvelling at the speed and tactics of the athletes.
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New Wearable Antenna Could Aid in Health Monitoring
An image of an antenna
March 24th, 2014
A new, flexible antenna could be used in wearable health monitoring devices.
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Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch: Sports Watch Review
Garmin Forerunner 220
April 3rd, 2014
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is a GPS watch that helps runners track their exercise goals, training and performance. I wore the watch for a few weeks to test out its features, and see how it compares with other GPS watches.
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Bellabeat: Prenatal Tracking Review
April 1st, 2014
The Bellabeat fetal monitor and connected system allows pregnant women to track their babies' heart beats, kicks and other milestones, and share that information with friends.
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Future of Wearable Tech: Solar-Powered Dresses and Wi-Fi Suits
solar-powered dresses.
March 31st, 2014
From fitness trackers to smartwatches, wearable technology is infiltrating the fashion world. But are tech companies creating fashions anyone would actually wear?
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