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Want a smartwatch or fitness tracker? Wait till the fall

The tea leaves are being read, and the message is clear: maybe you want to hang out for a few months. Wearables are taking the summer off.<p>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 …

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 …

L'Oréal

Winning Strategies On How To Lose Belly Fat

I'm in!<p>Excess belly fat is a big deal. For many, the sight of it makes them cringe. But it’s more than just an image issue — abdominal fat releases …

5 Ways to Be a Better Fat Burner

These strategies can help you burn more fat on and off your bike<p>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 …

Nutrition

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 …

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 Steps to Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

You know you should kick your sugar habit, but going cold turkey can be hard. Use this simple guide to wean yourself off the sweet stuff.<p>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 …

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 …

The Biggest Health Myths of All Time

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

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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," …

Apps

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 …

Vitamin D

A Mobile Health Care Marketplace That Curates The Best Technologies

Quantified Care will offer mobile health devices and advice for doctors and patients.<p>To give someone a decent medical exam these days, all you need is a smartphone and a few hundred dollars. The standard equipment–electrocardiogram, otoscope, blood pressure monitor, and so on–is all available as …

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

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>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</i> …

Fitness

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 …

Mobile Technology

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 …