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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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Review
The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
July 15th, 2014
The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is a device for people who want to measure their blood pressure at home, and keep track of their readings over time.
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Fantasy Fitness Tracker: 8 Absolutely Must-Have Features
A pile of fitness trackers
June 24th, 2014
What if we could take the best features of the most popular fitness trackers, and put them together, to make a "fantasy" tracker? Here are the top features we would include.
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Fitness Trackers Help Monitor Cancer Patients
June 3rd, 2014
Researchers are testing the use of fitness trackers and other wearable devices to monitor patients' health when they are at home.
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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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Fitness Trackers for Kids Hit the Market
June 19th, 2014
As fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone Up gain popularity, it was only a matter of time before kids got their own version of the activity-tracking devices.
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Editors' Choice, Best Overall Fitness Tracker: Basis Health Tracker
The Basis B1 fitness tracker
June 3rd, 2014
The Basis Health Tracker sports a number of features we like, earning it the Live Science award for Best Overall Fitness Tracker.
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Splash! How to Save a Wet Fitness Tracker
A man out for a run checks his smartwatch.
May 22nd, 2014
Submerged your tracker in water? Accidents happen. Here are some tips on what to do if you dropped your tracker in the sink or left it in a pocket and threw it in the washing machine.
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Wearable Goose Bump Sensor May Detect Some Emotions
Image of a small, transparent patch on the skin.
June 24th, 2014
Could a tiny, flexible patch on your skin read your emotions and change things in your environment accordingly? Not yet, but it might know when you get the chills.
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Samsung Gear 2: Smartwatch Review
June 10th, 2014
The Gear 2 is Samsung's smartwatch with all the bells and whistles. But is it worth the hefty price tag of $299?
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New Samsung Fitness Tracker Paves Way for Wearable Health
The Samsung Simband
May 29th, 2014
Technology giant Samsung says it wants to bring the world closer to the era of using wearable technology for personalized medicine.
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