“Press-on nails?” you might be thinking. “This is really stupid. Where are the cool buttons to push and the graphs? And what about guys?” Step back from the step trackers and other gadgets crowding the tech conference expo halls and crowd-funding sites. Look around you. Look at how people choose to adorn their bodies. Look […]
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There’s a lot of hype, hope, and hyperbole crowding the wearable tech and health tracking space these days. Here’s a look at where I see the field headed in the future based on evidence and intuition. Do you agree? Disagree? What do you see in your crystal ball? NOW Calories Weight Sleep Physical fitness Genome […]
It’s too much trouble to push a button. We don’t want to have to push a button to have a tracker go into sleep monitoring mode and we really don’t want to have to remember—upon waking all blurry-eyed and foggy-brained—to push a button to have a tracker go from sleep mode to movement mode (or […]
Highlights of talk for fitness bloggers that gives 8 tips to ensure content is accurate and reveals 8 hot topics you should keep an eye on.
Let me be clear from the start; this wasn’t the comparison I had in mind. A friend loaned me his Jawbone Up around the same time I was expecting my Misfit Shine to arrive in the mail. This was the sensor smack down I had planned. But then I baked a blueberry pie. And as […]
Right, left, right, left: 1, 2, 3, 4. Lots of activity tracking devices are currently available to count the steps you take and estimate the calories you burn. Some will even remind you when you aren’t moving. But now a new generation of activity tracking sensors are moving in to the picture. Instead of tracking […]
2016 science update: New research suggests the 10:1 microbial cell to human cell ratio is closer to a 1:1 ratio. Take a look at, “Scientists bust myth that our bodies have more bacteria than human cells,” (Nature News) and check out the comments. * * * The microbiome is the community of organisms that live […]
TateShots: Roman Ondak, Measuring the Universe The description: “Starting as an empty white room, Roman Ondak’s ‘Measuring the Universe’ at Tate St Ives grew through the contribution of around 90,000 participants to a constellation of black marks. Through the simple action of measuring oneself, Ondak’s work doesn’t just expand on ideas of space and the […]