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Maddie Stone Maddie Stone Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

Does My Smartwatch's Sleep Tracker Actually Do Anything?

For most of my adult life, I didn’t really think about sleep: It was just an activity that my body required, for about six to eight hours a night, in order to not feel like garbage the next day. Rarely did I pause to consider the quality of my rest or whether my sleep patterns were “normal.” That is, until I was gifted a Fitbit Charge 3.

Now, just about every morning, I open my phone’s...

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Darren Orf Darren Orf Oct 02, 2017. 13 comments

The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist

The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist

With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable's capabilities than the designers at Cupertino. For instance, we know how the watch will work with your car or draw up a to do list. Now its health merits are getting some attention.

With help from DexCom, a company that makes monitors for diabetics, the Apple Watch will be...

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Diane Kelly Diane Kelly Sep 16, 2017. 15 comments

Apple's iOS 9 HealthKit Will Finally Keep Track of Menstrual Cycles

Apple's iOS 9 HealthKit Will Finally Keep Track of Menstrual Cycles

The announcement took up just two seconds of the keynote address at yesterday’s Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, but it seems that the iOS 9 update of HealthKit will finally add menstrual cycles to the enormous list of trackable data it can follow.

The oh-so-brief screenshot flashed up on the big display implies that the app will be able to record the duration and (er) intensity of...

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Kate Knibbs Kate Knibbs Aug 18, 2017. 10 comments

Spire Fitness Tracker Review: Keep Calm And Keep On Walking

Spire Fitness Tracker Review: Keep Calm And Keep On Walking

The Spire is a fitness tracker that also measures your breathing, so you can keep tabs on your lungs as well as your steps. Why would you want to do that? Creators Jonathan Palley and Neema Moraveji, of the Stanford's Calming Technology Lab, claim it can help make you a calmer person.

As soon as I heard about Spire, I wanted to give it a shot. I am not particularly chill, and recently I've...

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