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The Downside To Fitness Tracking: Concerns About Health Data Privatisation

For all the potential benefits, the incorporation of people’s health data into algorithmic “black boxes” could harm science and exacerbate inequalities, warn some researchers.

“When it comes to control over our own data, health data must be where we draw the line,” John Wilbanks and Eric Topol stress.


7 Fitbit Features You Need To Unlock

Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.


Withings' Connected Scale Now Tracks The Health Of Your Heart Too

A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you’re trying to lose weight, which is probably why Withings’ connected scale has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as well.


Jawbone Stops UP Fitness Tracker Production, Sells Off Stock

It’s been over a year since Jawbone’s last flagship fitness tracker, and now the wearables company has halted production on its UP range, selling the remaining stock to a third-party reseller.


This Tiny Patch Keeps Track Of Your Heart And Body Chemistry At Once

This little device could one day replace your heart rate monitor. The researchers behind it claim that it’s the first flexible wearable device able to measure both electrical heart signals and biochemical markers while you work out.


This Smartwatch For The Elderly Has A Bunch Of Safety Features

The Omate Wherecom S3 is a 3G GPS Android smartwatch designed specifically for the elderly — providing a simplified way to stay connected to family and caregivers.

It features a “one-click SOS button” which will push the GPS location of the wearer via Wi-Fi or 3G to selected contacts via an app.


The Garmin Forerunner 735XT Is Designed For Triathlete Tracking

The Forerunner 735XT is Garmin’s new $699 lightweight multisport GPS triathlon watch, with 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio.

The design is sleek, the band is made from comfortable silicone, the display is big enough view stats at a glance during a workout and I’m thinking this might actually motivate me to work out.


This Guy's Middle Fingers Are Deadly Weapons

Video: If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two index fingers.


You Might Throw Up After Taking The World's First IMAX Spin Class

The one thing you can’t buy at Lululemon to help you with your fitness routine is motivation. But IMAX thinks it can get your butt off the couch with a new cycling class that takes place in front of one its massive and immersive movie screens.


Australian Research Confirms Tracking Your Steps Gets You Moving More

South Australian researchers have confirmed that by taking an additional 3,500 steps and spending an extra 45 minutes on the move each week can reduce weight and lead to better wellbeing and long-term health, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with the aid of technology.

Researchers have drilled into the results of “Stepathon” — an online exercise program popular in workplaces — showcasing the potential of using technology to reach millions of people to help reduce heart disease, diabetes and obesity rates around the world.


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