5 wearables that are real stress busters

5 wearables that are real stress busters

Lead a calm stress-free life with these wearables. Women today are more active than they ever were. Managing home, office and life in between takes a toll in our overall well-being. No wonder we are more stressed out than what is considered healthy but we hardly do anything about it. Not anymore. The wearable technology which revolved around the body fitness until now is shifting its attention to a healthy mind. It may seem like an irony but sometimes technology is needed to disconnect us from this crazy chaotic world…

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Tech Gift Ideas For Five Types Of Fathers

Tech Gift Ideas For Five Types Of Fathers

Father’s day is just around the corner and if you are still unsure what to gift him this father’s day, don’t panic. We have come up with gift recommendations for five types of dads that we usually see. Just think which one your father relates to the closest and find the gift ideas for people just like him. Decide fast people, there is not much time left.   Here are 5 tech gift ideas for 5 types of fathers-     1: The Fitness Freak Dad-   Does your father’s day start with…

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The Entire State Of Idaho Is Participating In A Fitbit Step Challenge

The Entire State Of Idaho Is Participating In A Fitbit Step Challenge

Think your workplace fitness challenge is a little intense? Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is challenging the entire state of Idaho to a Fitbit step challenge. Simpson, 65, told the Idaho Statesman that he lost 68 pounds in 18 months. He now weighs 207 pounds and is a size 40, and hopes to get down to 190 pounds — just five pounds more than he weighed when he graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968. Simpson credits his weight loss to his Fitbit, which helped him keep track of his steps. He…

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Wearable Data To Be Useful For Marketers In The Future

Wearable Data To Be Useful For Marketers In The Future

The wearable technology is mainly marketed as your fitness companion today. But it has a lot more potential than to track your daily workouts.  Besides providing an enhanced consumer experience, the data tracked by the next generation wearables could open a world of options for marketers as well. According to a survey conducted by Ovum, the precision location data and the daily routine data tracked by your wearables would be of most use to the marketers in coming years. The daily routine data Suppose you go to your yoga class…

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Will Your Fitness Tracker Help Your Doctor?

Will Your Fitness Tracker Help Your Doctor?

Smartwatches and fitness trackers are widely popular among fitness buffs. And why not? They help you track your calories consumed, calories burned and all sorts of body metrics that your pedometer could not.  While these daily data keep you motivated to work out and lead a healthy life, are they of any importance to your doctor? Neil Sehgal, a senior research scientist at the UCSF center for the Digital Health Innovation said in a report, “Clinicians can’t do a lot with the number of steps you have taken.” Just think…

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New Fitbit Products Are Coming Soon

New Fitbit Products Are Coming Soon

  Do you love your Fitbit? Then, good news: New Fitbit products will soon be available. According to CNet, Fitbit recently filed patents for two new fitness trackers with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company filed trademark applications for the Fitbit Flex 2 and the Fitbit Charge 2. Both trackers are updates: the original Flex, released in May 2013, measured steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. The original Charge, released in November 2014, added an OLED display for viewing fitness data. Blogger Dave Zatz, who first spotted the…

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Wearable Tech Is Surging In Schools

Wearable Tech Is Surging In Schools

Soon, your child could be using wearable tech at school — that is, if they aren’t already. According to a report published by Research and Markets, classroom wearables are expected to grow at a rate of about 45% from 2016 through 2020. Researchers considered the sales of classroom wearable technology devices including smart glasses, smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable cameras, and virtual reality headgear by brands including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Fitbit and others. ReadWrite.com points out that some schools are already using wearable tech, particularly Google’s Cardboard VR, thought to…

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After One Year On The Market, Is The Apple Watch Trending Downward?

After One Year On The Market, Is The Apple Watch Trending Downward?

The Apple Watch turned one year old on April 24, 2016. Cue the trendpieces: Is it a success or a flop? It depends on who you ask. “Apple Watch Proves To Be Apple’s Biggest Flop In Years,” says the Inquisitr’s headline; Yahoo News’ headline says that Apple is “ruling smartwatches”; Tech Talk splits the difference and asks, “Apple Watch Is One Year Old: Hit Or Flop?” For its part, Apple is calling it a hit. Apple reported that it sold sold twice as many Apple Watches in the past year…

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This Temporary Tattoo Turns Your Skin Into An LED Screen

This Temporary Tattoo Turns Your Skin Into An LED Screen

  You can now wear an LED screen directly on your skin. Researchers at the University of Tokyo developed the new device using electronic skin (e-skin), a thin, stretchy and flexible material designed to mimic the human skin. As described in a study published in the journal Science Advances, the e-skin — a more flexible and longer-lasting version of previously developed e-skins  — contains organic polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) that, when hit with electrical pulses, can turn on and off and show the colors red, green and blue, just like the…

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Two Trackers One Decision. Garmin Vivosmart HR or Fitbit Alta?

Two Trackers One Decision. Garmin Vivosmart HR or Fitbit Alta?

I am on a quest to determine which activity tracker I like better: The Garmin Vivosmart HR or the Fitbit Alta? Both of these activity trackers are in the same price range. But, one is more attractive, and one is more functional. The Garmin Vivosmart HR has a few more features than the Fitbit Alta, including heart rate, floors, music controls, the weather, it’s waterproof and it has a larger touchscreen. Because of all this, the device is also bigger. I am now on a quest to see how the…

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Wealthy Car Owners Get Wearable Keys

Wealthy Car Owners Get Wearable Keys

A press release just came out from Jaguar, announcing how an age old problem is solved when you are out for a hike, run or a quick stop at the dog park. No more fumbling around for a place to put your keys, and no more worrying about losing them on your route! Just hold up your wrist to the car, and poof! Your car is unlocked. In addition to unlocking your car, this nifty waterproof wristband also tells you fuel levels, unlocks the car remotely and monitors its location. Although you…

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Bras and Bracelets: These really are “Women’s only” fitness trackers!

Bras and Bracelets: These really are “Women’s only” fitness trackers!

Bras and Bracelets: These really are “Women’s only” fitness trackers! A bra and a bracelet walked into a bar . . . Okay, just kidding, but finally, make my day! Wearables for women! Click on the links below to learn more about these two clever devices. Aren’t the cool looking? Two new fitness wearables are coming soon: the new OMbra & Ringly Aries Bracelets!    

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