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

Stretchy 'Origami Batteries' Could Power Smart Clothing
Stretchy Battery Powers Smartwatch
June 15th, 2015
Stretchy batteries inspired by origami could power smartwatches and other wearable electronics, researchers say.
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Mio Fuse: Fitness Tracker Review
The Mio Fuse
March 30th, 2015
The Mio Fuse is a new fitness tracker and training device from Mio Global, a company known for wrist-worn heart-rate monitors.
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Withings Activité Pop: Fitness Tracker Review
The Withings Activité Pop.
February 6th, 2015
The Withings Activité Pop is a fitness tracker for people who don't want to look like they're wearing a fitness tracker.
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Is the Apple Watch a Good Health and Fitness Tracker?
An image of the Apple Watch's activity app
June 12th, 2015
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking, which monitors your movement throughout the day and reminds you to boost your activity. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?
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Are Wearable Drones Buzzing on the Horizon?
March 18th, 2015
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
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New Wearables Track Your Stats on the Field
The Epson M-Tracer tracks a golf swing, and the Connected Cycle “smart pedal” records a cyclist’s speed and route information.
January 9th, 2015
Runners aren't the only athletes who can track their stats with a wearable device — a slew of new wearable sensors are aimed at sports players.
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CES 2015: New Tech Gadgets Galore, But Why Do They Matter?
2014 CES Show Floor
January 6th, 2015
A seemingly endless assortment of fitness trackers, smart appliances and self-driving cars are on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but why do these gadgets matter?
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1 Million Orders and Counting: Why So Many Covet the Apple Watch
Face of Apple Watch
April 15th, 2015
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
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In Images: Wearable Drone Concepts
parasol wearable drone
March 18th, 2015
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
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10,000 Steps? New Trackers Go Beyond the Data Dump
A woman looks confused while looking at her smartphone.
January 8th, 2015
New fitness devices are not just spouting scads of data, they are actually trying to provide deeper analysis of the data.
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