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.
I wore the Polar Loop fitness tracker for more than a week, running, swimming, working out on an elliptical machine and exercising with kettlebells, to test out its mojo. Here's what I found.
The Garmin FR70 heart rate monitor is a good pick for people who are driven by data to push their workouts harder. The watch and chest strap allow for continuous heart monitoring.
Wearable technology has gone to the dogs: a soon-to-be-released device will allow owners to keep tabs on their dog's activity, rest and even heart rate.
Activity trackers like the Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike+ Fuelband are rapidly increasing in popularity — a trend that will continue in the coming years, experts say.
The Fitbug Orb is a new activity tracker. The main selling point of the Orb is its low cost, $49.95, but how much do you get for the price
Running shoes could soon have sensors that collect data on foot and leg motion, which could help runners improve their technique and avoid injuries.
Researchers at Microsoft are attempting to create a bra that can detect the wearers mood, and prevent them from engaging in emotional eating.
Perhaps if they have a serious purpose, such as a discreet form of assistance for people with disabilities, it will be easier to take them seriously.
A new activity tracker claims to be able to analyze what you eat using a sensor on the wrist — no food diaries needed — but experts are skeptical of the claim.
Google Glass is finding its way into operating rooms: A surgeon in Ohio recently became one of the first to use the technology to consult with a colleague, and livestream the operation.
The quantified-self movement refers to the use of technology to collect data about all aspects of our daily lives, including our physical activity, and eating and sleeping patterns.