The "quantified self" movement aims to measure all aspects of our daily lives with the help of technology. Wearable devices such as activity trackers, along with apps that let us log our every step, snack and snooze could bring us a better understanding of ourselves, our nature, and may even benefit our health. LiveScience brings you our latest coverage of this movement, and what it means for the human body, the human psyche and human culture.
Smartphone apps and wearable devices have the potential to help Americans improve their heart health. But right now, there's not enough evidence to evaluate whether all this technology actually helps people get healthier.
Fitness trackers have gained popularity in recent years, but it's not clear whether all this tracking is actually helping people become healthier. Now, a small new study suggests the devices can help people become more active.
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking, which monitors your movement throughout the day and reminds you to boost your activity. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?