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The Data You Can (and Can’t) Trust From Your Fitness Tracker

Everyone is on the fitness tracking bandwagon. The Apple Watch will track your heartbeat, steps, and activity. The Fitbit and Fuelband have been doing similar things for years. But they aren’t perfect. At best, the data is good encouragement, but at worst, it’s unreliable and misleading. Here’s why all that data doesn’t equal better health, [...]

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The Apple Watch could be worth all of the hyperbole and still fail terribly

We’ve all become very used to seeing usually sane, independent reporters churn out hyperbolic ad copy at each new Apple product announcement. Today was no different. But as we wait out the next four or so months between the Apple Watch’s unveiling and its on sale date, tongues panting in anticipation, there’s a good chance [...]

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Vessyl: A Cup That Uses Molecular Sensors To Track Everything You Drink

Ever wished you could keep track of what you’re consuming without keeping a detailed list? Meet Vessyl, a cup that can calculate detailed information about what your drinking—and sync that information with your fitness tracker and peripheral apps. The quantified self has officially made its way into our tableware. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Welcome to the future: OMsignal releases first collection of smart clothing, hints at the true power of quantified self

Stephane Marceau’s heart was pounding at 85 beats per minute, revealing the mixture of excitement and nerves he felt as he prepared to demo his life’s work. His lungs were expanding and contracting at a rate of 11 breaths per minute, and he had already taken 2,000 steps, burning nearly 1,000 calories well before lunch. We [...]

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Future of health: LifeMap grabs $5M, partners with Mt. Sinai school of medicine on big data-powered mobile health platform

For better or for worse, we’re living in an era of near constant self-quantification. From wi-fi enabled bathroom scales, to activity monitoring wristbands, to personal DNA sequencing, consumers are gathering more data about their health and wellness than at any time in history. Add to this existing data sources like now-digitized medical records, and it’s possible [...]

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LeapFrog’s Kid Fitness Watch: A Tamagotchi That Gets Kids Off the Couch

Fitness trackers are basically a grown-up excuse to mess around with a gadget under the guise of self-betterment. But why should adults have all the fun? Kids’ electronics maker LeapFrog just unveiled the LeapBand, a wrist-worn fitness tracker that encourages kids to get up and do stuff. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Early iPod designer raises $1.5M to make the smartest, sexiest desk you’ve ever seen

When it comes to increasing workplace productivity, reimagining the lowly desk is the last thought to enter most people’s minds. Not J.P. Labrosse, former iPod designer and the man behind the Stir Kinetic Desk. “One of the things that really excites us about the desk is it’s a place where so many of us spend [...]

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Validic wants to send your quantified self to hospital

The term “quantified self” is one of the great buzz phrases of 2014. But with millions of borderline hypochondriacs strapping activity trackers to their wrists and staring at live readouts of their vital signs, the result so far has mostly been a torrent of mildly intriguing data. There are roughly 97,000 mobile health apps. The ten most popular are downloaded…


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