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Three easy to use activity trackers

CIO contributor Jim Martin tries out three of the easier to use fitness trackers for those who want something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.

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LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

As the standard bearer for the Android Wear 2.0 launch, LG’s sport watch suffers from very narrow appeal.

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Is New Balance's RunIQ fitness smartwatch a rival to Apple Watch Series 2?

The answer: Yes, and no. Here's how the two fitness-focused smartwatches compare.

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Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Michigan State University researchers have come up with something new in foldable displays: a foldable, stretchable OLED circuit that can be printed using a conventional inkjet printer.

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IBM's hub for wearables could have you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple wearable devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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3 cool Fitbit accessories you didn't know existed

Not all Fitbit accessories come from Fitbit. Here are three worth a look that will add style—and perhaps steps — to your Fitbit activity tracker.

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Verizon announces its LG Sport watch rival, the LTE and NFC-enabled Wear24

With the first Android Wear 2.0 watches set to launch, the LG-Google co-designed Sport already has some competition from an unlikely source: Verizon.

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The six Android Wear 2.0 changes you should check out first

Android Wear 2.0 is a big improvement. Here are the things you'll want to do first to get acclimated.

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Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives, alongside two LG watches made in collaboration with Google

Two watches co-designed by Google and LG highlight the new features of Android Wear 2.0, but only the larger model gets to take advantage of Android Pay.

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Intel packs a tablet chip from yesteryear inside New Balance's new RunIQ smartwatch

Yes, smartwatches like the New Balance RunIQ are growing more powerful every day. But when they start using former phone and tablet processors like the Atom, things can get a little crazy.

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Why the 'smart' employee trend should worry us

Smart wearable technology continues to pervade every aspect of life, giving new opportunities, and dangers, for employers to abuse their workers.

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Welcome to the next generation of wearables

Wearables are not just for athletes anymore. At CES 2017, a host of innovative and useful technology was on display; we showcase some of the best.

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Apple has just patented an Apple Watch battery band

You might be able to use a portable battery to charge your Watch while wearing it.

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Amazfit PACE is a streamlined, affordable GPS watch for runners

Amazfit, the U.S. brand for Chinese maker Huami, recently released a stylish runners' watch with built-in GPS and music playback. But how does it fare with other types of workouts?

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Fitbit to lay off 6% of its work force, cut expenses after soft holiday sales

Fitbit announced cost reductions and layoffs of 6% of its global workforce after experiencing softer-than-expected holiday demand for fitness trackers.

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Leaked images reveal the LG Watch Style, Google's first Android Wear 2.0 device

One of two watches reportedly due to launch alongside Android Wear 2.0, the leaked image gives us the first clear look at the body, size, and digital crown of the new Google-LG watch.

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3 things fitness buffs should know about Apple Watch Series 2

Apple's latest smartwatch is a great workout companion. But even with built-in GPS and the capability to store and playback music, you may find that you'll still need to carry your iPhone.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS support

The last version of the lengthy developer preview paves the way for next month's release of Android Wear 2.0.

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