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Want a smartwatch or fitness tracker? Wait till the fall

So far, 2016 has been a lame year for wearable tech. The best watches and fitness bands you can buy right now were, for the most part, released in 2015. That's because you can practically count the number of new and notable wearable things that debuted in the first five months of this year on one …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Fitness Tracker

If your Fitbit-obsessed friend is pressuring you to get one, read this first.<p>Still have questions? Leave 'em in the comments.

Wearable Tech for Babies Is Now a Thing

<i>This piece was originally published on Uncubed.</i><p>Sure there’s nothing more miraculous than a newborn child. But have you ever looked into the flashing …

The 20 Coolest Pieces of Wearable Tech We've Ever Seen

The winners of WH's 2016 Fitness Awards, unveiled.

A stamp-size smart wearable with big potential

A technology incorporated into a sticker about the size of a large postage stamp and as thin as a human hair could provide a more comfortable method …

Winning Strategies On How To Lose Belly Fat

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of us are becoming far too familiar with. Unfortunately, western medicine often …

5 Ways to Burn More Fat While Riding

There are a few obvious benefits of being a better fat burner: You shed unwanted padding and reap the related health benefits, including a lower risk for metabolic and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. But even if you’re lean, improving your fat burning capacity will help you ride …

There's A New Vegan-Ish Diet That's Changing The Rules

And it could make breakfast a lot more fun.<p>If you can't imagine abiding by the laws of veganism, a diet that excludes some of brunch's best offerings, you might be pleased to know about a new food fad that permits breakfast lovers to have their omelets and eat them, too.<p>Many not-quite-vegans are …

Nutrition

You Might Need To Rethink How Many Calories Are in a Pound

New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound<p>You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 …

4 Easy Steps to Quitting Sugar

Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even cognitive problems—but kicking the sugar habit isn't that simple. The holiday season has probably riled up your inner sugar monster, leaving you …

Smart Rope

It's tough to beat the calorie burn from jumping rope, and now you can train and track at the same time. Tangram's Smart Rope combines form and …

Google and Lenovo are teaming up to build a smartphone with serious superpowers

Project Tango, first announced in 2014, is a project originated from Google ATAP, one of the search giant's coolest and most secretive research labs.<p>The basic idea behind Project Tango is to give smartphones and tablets a set of "eyes" that can understand depth perception, just like humans can.<p>To …

Augmented Reality

This wearable wants you to spend more time with your friends

How much time do you spend with the people you love? That's the question that Concepter wants you to ask yourself with its off-beat wearable, the Soul time tracker. Its hardware couldn't be simpler -- just a black-and-silver wristband (or a keyfob) with a bluetooth chip inside and a battery that's …

32 Longstanding Health Myths That Need to Go Away

Some of these crazy health myths are downright dangerous, while others are just bizarre.

Under Armour acquires popular health and fitness apps MyFitnessPal and Endomondo

The popular sports clothing and accessories company Under Armour has just picked up a couple of popular health and fitness apps.<p>As reported by …

Smartphone doctor: self diagnosis with new apps

Technology advancements are opening up opportunities for health based apps on smartphones which could help you self diagnose an illness<p>Medical tricorders are no longer just science fiction.<p>New advances in sensor <b>technology</b> are harnessing the computing power we already have in our <b>smartphones</b> to …

There's Now An 'Instagram For Doctors'

It could be sending a photo to a doctor who isn't in the hospital at the moment or to a physician's assistant to give them background for a later checkup.<p>"One of the things I do as an ICU doctor is I connect with my colleagues keeping people up to date around the patients we care for together," …

Medical Technology

Real-time ECG from your fingertips

Smartphones and apps are commonplace, but they’re not just for our entertainment— they can be important tools to help manage healthcare. While there are many regulatory challenges with mass market medical smartphone applications, the benefits for patients can be enormous. Moreover, if simple, …

This New Smartphone Device Can Check Your Cholesterol

Now, researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York have developed a device that can add testing cholesterol and vitamin D levels to your phone's already impressive list of functions.<p>"What this is really about is enabling you to obtain health information about yourself quickly," said David …

Health Information

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

This consumerization of medical technology could have profound implications. It should widen access to health care in poorer parts of the world, and …

Medical Technology

The Smart Home Is Going To Be A Huge Boon To Accessibility

I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the central heating finally kicks in. It’s a familiar sound, but …

How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life

I am morbidly obese.<p>It’s an odd way of phrasing it. Medically, not only am I fat, but, <i>I’m fat enough it could kill me</i>. I’ve written in the past about …

Track Your Sleep and Activity on the Cheap With Misfit's 'Flash'

Your average wrist-worn fitness tracker, a molded piece of rubber with a handful of accelerometers and gyroscopes inside, costs around $100 at the …

Duke and Stanford Begin Patient Trials With Apple's HealthKit Service

Duke University, Stanford University Hospital, and medical device manufacturers are working with Apple on patient trials involving Apple's new HealthKit API, reports <i>Reuters</i>. Apple mentioned the trials in its recent September press event, but did not provide any details on the health parameters or …

Apple Announcement Roundup

Today Apple announced some long anticipated new products and upgrades at an event near their headquarters in Cupertino, California. Though we worried that Apple might leave us disappointed, quite a few of our predictions were spot on this year, and we were pleasantly surprised with many of Apple’s …

If Apple’s smartwatch succeeds, here’s how it will change health

Apple may very well transform our lives again with a new smartwatch, just like it did in 2007 with the launch of the iPhone. The smartwatch market has been trying to make health- and fitness-tracking mainstream, but lackluster technology has so far held back its vast potential.<p>Here’s what the …

How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?

Home <b>›</b> Sports <b>›</b> Runners <b>›</b> <b>How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?</b><p><i>on</i> September 5, 2014 • ( 0 )<p>A few months ago I got into an argument with someone who’s …