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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers are testing the use of fitness trackers and other wearable devices to monitor patients' health when they are at home.
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.
Most fitness trackers are designed for adults, but the devices might help researchers study exercise habits in kids.
The Pulse O2 is the latest fitness tracker from Withings, which is marketed as a way to track daily activity and improve health.
The Magellan Echo smartwatch is a relatively basic smartwatch, and runs just one app at a time. I wore the Echo for a week to see whether it improved my workouts.
Many fitness trackers keep on tracking even after you've hit the sack. Here's how to track your sleep with some of the most popular fitness trackers.
Physical-activity researchers are using accelerometers to get a better picture of how people move throughout the day, which could ultimately lead to updates of activity guidelines.
By the year 2025, the "Internet of Things" will bring improvements in convenience and efficiency, but at the expense of privacy, social divisions and complex problems, experts predict.
The Withings Pulse is a very small activity tracker that also includes a heart-rate monitor. But how reliable are the heart-rate readings? We did a small experiment to find out.
The Samsung Gear Fit is a 2-in-1 smartwatch and fitness tracker, and the company recommends using it with the Galaxy S5. Here's how
Many fitness trackers, sport watches and even phones now have heart-rate monitors. How do these monitors compare? We did a small experiment to find out.