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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

Forerunner 735, Frost Blue, UNITED STATES

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.


Standing Desks Are 'Fashionable' Without Any Real Benefits, Says Research

Standing desks are the latest way to trade comfort for the moral high ground, and their health benefits have always been dubious at best. Following an analysis of studies into their benefits, researchers have come up with a loud, resounding “meh”.


Fitness Wearables Are Mainstream, But Smartwatches Are Still For Tech Snobs

More than 2 million Australians over the age of 16 use a wearable device, a trend driven by the enthusiastic adoption of health and fitness apps — and health-orientated lifestyle choices.

A study by Telsyte predicts by 2020 around a third of the population could be wearing a smart wearable device on their wrists.


How To Make Your Fitbit Even More Accurate

No matter how much you wear your Fitbit fitness tracker, it won’t do you much good if it’s not counting steps correctly. Thankfully, we know a few ways to make your Fitbit even more accurate, so you never have to worry about the quality of the data it’s collecting.


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:


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