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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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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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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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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Smart Health: Apple Watch Wants to Get You Moving
The Apple Watch
September 9th, 2014
Apple's new smartwatch, Apple Watch, aims to get people to move more by tracking their daily exercise as well as sitting time, according to an announcement from the company today (Sept. 9).
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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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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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Is Wearable Tech Changing Behavior?
google glasses, wearable technology
September 16th, 2014
Are you being recorded? Thanks to the ubiquity of CCTV and camera phones, the answer is more than ever before likely to be “Yes.”
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