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This Dude’s Fitness Tracker May Have Just Saved His Life

This Dude’s Fitness Tracker May Have Just Saved His Life

A 42-year-old man from New Jersey recently showed up in an emergency ward following a seizure. After looking at the data collected by his Fitbit Charge HR, the doctors decided to reset his heart rate with an electrical cardioversion. It’s the first time in history that a fitness tracker was…

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

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

Fitness trackers are basically a grownup 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.