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

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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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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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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New GPS Watches from Epson Announced
The Epson Runsense SF-810.
January 5th, 2015
Epson is launching three new GPS watches in North America, the company announced here in Las Vegas today at CES. The "Runsense" watches will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs.
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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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So Long, Ugly Fitness Trackers: Fashionable Devices Debut
Some fitness trackers may appeal to the fashion-minded set.
January 8th, 2015
The era of ugly fitness trackers may be coming to an end. A number of the fitness trackers on display here at CES 2015 cater to those with an eye for fashion.
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New Fitness Tracker from Withings Doesn't Scream 'Tech Geek'
The Withings Activité Pop.
January 4th, 2015
A new fitness tracker from Withings may appeal to those with an eye for fashion who don't want to break the bank.
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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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