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

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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South Napa Earthquake Woke Up Many, Fitness Trackers Reveal
a diagram of the percentage of people awakened by the earthquake.
August 25th, 2014
Data from people who wear fitness tracker Jawbone UP shows how everyone's sleep was affected through the South Napa Earthquake.
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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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Why the Apple Watch Doesn't Mean 'Death' for Fitness Trackers
A pile of fitness trackers
September 10th, 2014
The Apple Watch enters fitness-tracker territory by offering ways to monitor daily exercise and heart rate, but the device doesn't necessarily mean the end of trackers like Fitbit.
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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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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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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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