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

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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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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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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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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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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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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