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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Best GPS Running Watches
April 23rd, 2014
Are you interested in buying a GPS watch to track your running performance and fitness? Live Science's in-depth reviews can help you decide which device to purchase.
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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0: Sport Watch Review
April 16th, 2014
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
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Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch: Sports Watch Review
Garmin Forerunner 220
April 3rd, 2014
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is a GPS watch that helps runners track their exercise goals, training and performance. I wore the watch for a few weeks to test out its features, and see how it compares with other GPS watches.
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Polar H7: Heart Rate Sensor Review
April 21st, 2014
The Polar H7 is a heart rate sensor that measures the heart rate and sends real-time information to mobile apps. I used it for a couple of days to see how it performs in several categories.
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Nike+ FuelBand SE: Fitness Tracker Review
April 15th, 2014
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
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Wristband Could Measure Your Exposure to Pollutants
April 2nd, 2014
A simple silicone wristband can detect more than 1,000 chemicals in the environment, researchers say.
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How Wearable Tech Could Improve Your Mental Health
Outdoor portrait of a sad teenage girl looking thoughtful about troubles
April 1st, 2014
Wearable technology, such as smart wristbands, may be the next new tool to help treat conditions such as autism and depression.
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Self-Driving Cars and Teleportation: What Americans Expect from Future Science
April 17th, 2014
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
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The Quantified Self: How Data-Obsessed Trackers Push Toward Healthier Lives
April 4th, 2014
Members of the quantified self movement use technology to collect data about themselves, for self-insight and self-improvement. As tools to track our lives become more ubiquitous, experts say they could help the general public become healthier.
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Garmin Vivofit: Fitness Tracker Review
Garmin Vivofit
April 1st, 2014
The Garmin Vivofit fitness tracker makes more of an effort than other activity trackers to motivate you to get active, and doesn't need to be charged every few days. I wore the Vivofit for a week to see how well it kept me moving.
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