Tagged with: Health and Wellness

Fitbit Comes to Windows Phone as its First Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Comes to Windows Phone as its First Fitness Tracker

At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year it was clear Microsoft had a problem: exciting new hardware like Pebble, Nest, and various fitness bands were not fully supported on Windows. Companies appeared to be ignoring Microsoft’s platforms in favor of iOS and Android. Thanks to Windows Phone 8.1, that might be ...

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of ...

Xiaomi Unveils a $13 Wearable Fitness Band

Xiaomi Unveils a $13 Wearable Fitness Band

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has joined the wearables fray as it unveiled on Tuesday its very first wearable device, a fitness band for only CNY79 ($13). The Mi Band features sensors for tracking various health metrics and can even act as an alarm clock. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun took to the stage on Tuesday to ...

IFTTT Launches Nike Channel to Automate Your Workout

IFTTT Launches Nike Channel to Automate Your Workout

IFTTT on Tuesday announced its new Nike+ Channel, which lets fitness fanatics automate tasks tied to their Nike+ Running or Nike+ FuelBand apps. These apps already boast some sharing options, but with IFTTT’s recipes you can automatically log NikeFuel activity in a Google Drive spreadsheet, or have your Philips Hue lights ...

Misfit and Beddit’s New Sleep System Helps Track Your Sleeping

Misfit and Beddit’s New Sleep System Helps Track Your Sleeping

  Fitness and health might be a landscape best defined by how products work together. Or, how they don't. But it seems that fitness trackers and other wellness accessories are in a hurry to start dovetailing in 2014. Case in point: Misfit, makers of the Shine fitness tracker, have announced the Misfit Beddit ...

Larry Page Says Google Can Save “100,000 Lives a Year” With Access to Medical Records

Larry Page Says Google Can Save “100,000 Lives a Year” With Access to Medical Records

If you think that Google has got enough of your personal data, think again. In an interview with the New York Times, Larry Page has said that he wants access to your medical records, but don't worry, it's all for your own good. In describing how Google's services frequently outrage privacy advocates before their potential ...

Adidas Unveils the Fit Smart: A Fitness Tracker Only Worn When Working Out

Adidas Unveils the Fit Smart: A Fitness Tracker Only Worn When Working Out

Nike might be planning to abandon its Fuelband hardware, but Adidas is taking the opposite path with the introduction of its new Fit Smart fitness tracking device. It’s a wrist-worn tracker that looks similar to the Fitbit and its ilk, but Adidas is shooting for a slightly different market. Rather than measuring all of ...

Scientists Designed a Blood Test That Can Predict Alzheimer’s

Scientists Designed a Blood Test That Can Predict Alzheimer’s

Scientists have developed a new blood test that can predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease a year after having mild memory problems—and it could be in clinical use within two years. Researchers from King's College London have developed a test which identifies 10 proteins in blood that can predict who will develop ...

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

GE is Building a Microwave That Counts Your Food’s Calories

GE is Building a Microwave That Counts Your Food’s Calories

Your next microwave might be able to measure how healthy your food is. Researchers at General Electric have developed a device that can quickly measure the calories in your food by utilizing just three pieces of information: fat content, water content, and weight. From this data its able to approximate the calories of your ...