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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Latest Articles

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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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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Next Fitness Trackers Will Be Printed on Clothes
A futuristic looking woman studies a hologram on a tablet screen.
November 19th, 2014
New stretchable ink and embedded sensors could make smart shirts, sports bras and vests that can log miles, monitor heart rate and even predict people's long-term health.
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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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Smartphone Innovations Could Transform Health Care
a doctor texts on a smartphone
November 21st, 2014
New innovations, such as phone-based urine tests and apps that keep all medical records in one place, could change how people experience health care.
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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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Spider-Inspired Sensor Detects Vibrations and Speech
Brazilian wandering spider
December 10th, 2014
Some of humanity's greatest technologies were inspired by animals. Now, scientists, inspired by the movement-sensing organ of a spider, have developed a wearable sensor that can detect music, recognize speech and monitor a person's heart rate.
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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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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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