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47% off Garmin vivosmart HR Activity Tracker - Deal Post

With a built-in heart rate sensor and altimeter, vivosmart tracks steps, distance, calories, heart rate, floors climbed and activity intensity. Vivosmart also shows you text, call, email, calendar and social media alerts.

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What Quest Diagnostics’ new study tells us about healthcare IT and value-based care

The shift towards value-based care is real, however the pace of change will depend on addressing several structural and technology challenges.

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Fitness bands do a terrible job measuring the calories you’ve burned

A study of seven popular fitness bands found that they do a good job measuring heart rate, but are nearly useless when it comes to measuring calories burned during exercise.

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The 3 best wearables to buy right now

In the market for a new activity tracker? Fitbit's Charge 2 and Alta HR and the Apple Watch Series 2 earn the highest ratings from a variety of review sites we checked.

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Fitbit ranks the fittest countries and U.S. cities

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its game.

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Enterprise smartwatch use is catching on

In the latest example of a trial, Samsung Galaxy S3 smartwatches are helping janitors do timely restroom cleanups while restaurant servers receive alerts when customers arrive or need service

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Smart glasses are making workers more productive

Mixing up more traditional ways of being productive with cutting-edge technology can help optimize every aspect of your business, from supply chain to retail.

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A smart exoskeleton can keep the elderly safe

A team of Italian and Swiss researchers have developed a prototype exoskeleton to prevent elderly people from falling.

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This smart exoskeleton will keep you on your feet

The exoskeleton can detect when the wearer's gait changes, and, using a set of motors, can help the person regain their footing.

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Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

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This Microsoft wearable is helping Parkinson's patients write again

Emma Lawton is finally able to write her name again. The 33-year-old graphic designer was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 2013. It's a movement disorder that took away her ability to draw and write -- until now.

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A woman with Parkinson's can write again thanks to a Microsoft wearable

Microsoft has developed a prototype wearable device that pairs with a tablet to counteract some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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Research shows the Apple Watch can detect an early sign of heart disease

Results from Cardiogram’s mRhythm study indicate that the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can accurately recognize atrial fibrillation, which often has no symptoms but can lead to stroke.

MSC Cruises uses wearables, mobile apps to power 'small city on the sea'

MSC Cruises works with universities and startup incubators to keep pace with latest customer technology demands

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5 reasons to give Fitbit Blaze a second look

Fitbit's fitness watch has steadily improved since its early 2016 launch, adding useful new features and earning a nod as best corporate wellness wearable. But Fitbit's intent to release a full-blown smartwatch is worth considering.

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10 coolest smartwatches of 2017

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Smartwatches are alive and well — and yes, cool. Here are 9 that would make great gifts for just about any occasion, plus a sneak peek at what Fitbit may be planning.

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Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

Beddit uses a $150 sleep monitor to track your sleeping patterns, down to how much you snore.

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Android Wear 2.0 finally arrives on Huawei Watch as slow rollout continues

One of the best Android Wear watches, the Huawei Watch, finaly gets its 2.0 updates, but the rollout is still far from over.

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