Tag: fitness

New Wearables That Do More Than Track Fitness and Deliver Notifications

By Christine Persaud
Wearables haven’t quite hit their stride yet in North America. However, in other regions, they’re blowing up. Research firm GfK reports that the demand for wearables, which include smartwatches, health and fitness trackers, wrist sport computers, and connected watches, increased by 22% year-over-year in Western Europe for the period from January to June 2017, with sales up 33%. In Asia, the category saw a similar 21% rise in unit sales and 26% in sales value.

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

Privacy Gets a Workout from Wearable Devices, Health and Fitness Apps

by Lee Rickwood
New devices will evaluate your sweat with electric signals that measure and detect things like glucose, lactate, sodium and potassium levels, and the capabilities are but a short step away from tracking a user’s emotional as well as physical health.

Gift Guide: Fitness wearables and trackers

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Fitness trackers are at an all-time high in terms of popularity. There’s a range of trackers to keep people fit during and after the holidays.

High-Tech Toys on TV Inspire Gadget Gift-Giving Ideas

High-Tech Toys on TV Inspire Great Gadget- and Gift-Giving Ideas

by Lee Rickwood
Not all of the gadgets they will describe during a week of shows next week are available for purchase right now; some are more like inspirational ideas and teasers to the shape of tech things to come. Some are designed by major manufacturers to address real world problems; some are just fun ideas from imaginative inventors.

Review: Under Armour HealthBox thinks big, needs helping hands

By Ted Kritsonis

These days, it’s not that it’s hard to find a fitness band or other connected health product, it’s that it’s hard to know which one is the best fit for what you want to achieve. Under that premise, the Under Armour HealthBox — with a band, chest strap and scale — would seem to be the ideal bundle to get started. But how well does it deliver as the sum of its parts?