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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  • Fitbug Orb: Fitness Tracker Review

    Fitbug Orb: Fitness Tracker Review

    December 13, 2013 | Article

    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
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  • Can New Wristband 'Sense' What You're Eating?

    Can New Wristband 'Sense' What You're Eating?

    October 28, 2013 | Article

    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.
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  • Nike FuelBand: Fitness Tracker Review

    Nike FuelBand: Fitness Tracker Review

    October 02, 2013 | Article

    The Nike FuelBand is an activity tracker that aims to get you moving, and allows you to compare your activity with others in the Nike+ community. I tried out the device to see how easy it was to use, and whether it provided meaningful health information.
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  • New Thermometers Stick Like Temporary Tattoo

    New Thermometers Stick Like Temporary Tattoo

    September 16, 2013 | Article

    The best technologies for measure skin temperature can leave out important information -- such as variations in temperature across the skin. But now a new "wearable" thermometer could bring a new level of accuracy to detecting skin temperature.
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  • What is the Quantified Self?

    What is the Quantified Self?

    August 26, 2013 | Reference

    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.
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  • The Quantified Sex Life: Apps Track Data in the Bedroom

    The Quantified Sex Life: Apps Track Data in the Bedroom

    August 19, 2013 | Article

    As the so-called quantified self movement gains footing, there's no shortage of gadgets and apps to help people track their latest physical coups. A new app, Spreadsheets, keeps tabs on its users' loudest, longest and most zealous encounters in bed.
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  • Faster & Higher: Extreme Athletes Can Track Feats with Tech

    Faster & Higher: Extreme Athletes Can Track Feats with Tech

    August 02, 2013 | Article

    While there's been a surge in gadgets to help runners and bikers track their activity, extreme sport athletes have been largely left out of this movement. But thanks to a new device, skaters, surfers and snowboarders may soon be able to glean similar info
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