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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Bored with Your Fitness Tracker? Better Devices Are on the Way
A pile of fitness trackers
August 19th, 2014
About a third of people who buy a smart wearable, such as a fitness tracker or smartwatch, abandon the device after six to 12 months, according to a recent poll.
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Wearable Tech is No Fad (Op-Ed)
wearable designs, smartphones, futuristic features
August 4th, 2014
Wearable technology has tremendous potential, well beyond its current applications.
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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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Polar RC3 Review: A GPS-Enabled Sports Watch
Image of the GPS watch.
August 11th, 2014
The Polar RC3 is a GPS-enabled watch designed to help runners and cyclists track their progress during their training. I used the device along with its heart-rate monitor to see how it performs in several categories.
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Withings Smart Body Analyzer Review
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer
July 31st, 2014
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and indoor air quality.
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Wearable Goose Bump Sensor May Detect Some Emotions
Image of a small, transparent patch on the skin.
June 24th, 2014
Could a tiny, flexible patch on your skin read your emotions and change things in your environment accordingly? Not yet, but it might know when you get the chills.
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Samsung Gear 2: Smartwatch Review
June 10th, 2014
The Gear 2 is Samsung's smartwatch with all the bells and whistles. But is it worth the hefty price tag of $299?
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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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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Review
The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
July 15th, 2014
The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is a device for people who want to measure their blood pressure at home, and keep track of their readings over time.
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Fantasy Fitness Tracker: 8 Absolutely Must-Have Features
A pile of fitness trackers
June 24th, 2014
What if we could take the best features of the most popular fitness trackers, and put them together, to make a "fantasy" tracker? Here are the top features we would include.
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