Fitmodo: Sony Smartband 2 Announced And The World's First Uterus Transplant

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: Sony's Smartband 2, 'Obese' avatars driving weight loss and the world's first uterus transplant takes place.

Sony's Smartband 2 'Lifelogger' Is Now Available In Australia

Sony has today announced what it describes as more than a fitness tracker, the Smartband 2 is a “lifelogger”.

The device provides “full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels,” according to Sony — and it is available as of today. Here is an overview of what it can do:


Would Being Forced To Use This 'Obese' Avatar Affect Your Physical Fitness?

A new study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication takes a look at how the physical activity of a player changes depending on whether or not the game they’re playing uses a normal or obese avatar. There’s one problem. Neither of the avatars look obese. We spoke to one the scientists involved to see what was up.


First Uterus Transplant In US Offers Hope To Thousands Of Infertile Women

A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States. A 26-year-old woman underwent the nine-hour operation on Wednesday, setting the stage for a future pregnancy — and what might possibly become a routine procedure in US hospitals.


Don't Forget Your ID! A Guide To The New NSW Cycling Laws

As of the beginning of March 2016 (that’s now!), there are a bunch of new road rules you’ll have to follow while riding your bicycle on NSW roads or you’ll face some substantial fines.


Every Doctor's Business Card Should Have A Built-in Heart Rate Monitor

It’s now a standard feature on any fitness tracking wearable worth considering, but this is the first time someone has managed to squeeze a working ECG — or electrocardiograph — into something as thin and compact as a business card.


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