wearables 2016-12-21T00:14:06+00:00

Patients + Apps = Improved Care

Part of the goal of testing all these wearables for We Wear It is to best understand how apps and devices help us live healthier lifestyles. That includes monitoring heart rate, tracking hydration, diet, exercise, etc. Our challenge this week is about using apps that allow us to integrate the data they collect (like calorie or exercise information) with the data our wearbles are collecting to get a more complete picture of our health and fitness routine. A lot of people [...]

Wearable of the Week: Misfit Shine

In my introductory post for We Wear It, I said that part of our goal for the 99 days is to help people learn about the wide variety of wearable devices that are available, their various capabilities, how they work for different lifestyles, and how all of this health and fitness data fits into the policy picture. In other words, it’s more than just steps. Like last week’s wearable, doing all of this can also look great. Enter the Misfit [...]

Wearable Tech 101: Accelerometers

The wearables we’ve been testing for We Wear It have been very diverse: they measure lots of different things about their wearer, and often do it in very different ways.  The one thing they all do, though, is count steps.  Step-counting has been around for a while and, like high-waisted shorts and Sanka, recently has returned to vogue.  This time around, however, counting steps has gotten a little smarter, a little more fashionable, and a lot more fun. https://flic.kr/p/8xEsW4 Figure [...]

Wearable of the Week: Withings Activité Pop

In my introductory post for We Wear It, I said that part of our goal for the 99 days is to help people learn about the wide variety of wearable devices that are available, their various capabilities, how they work for different lifestyles, and how all of this health and fitness data fits into the policy picture. In other words, it’s more than just steps. It’s also more than a rubber band around your wrist. Take a look at the [...]

Privacy Policies Key to Work Fitness Challenges

If you work in a modern office, chances are you’ve heard about employers putting on health or fitness challenge for the staff. It’s not surprising that so many companies and organizations are looking for ways to improve the well-being of their team. Studies show that a healthier employee works better. Encouraging everyone to eat healthy and stay in shape is good business. ACT | The App Association’s We Wear It series—where we’re trying out a bunch of different wearable devices [...]

Wearable of the Week: Lumo Lift

In my introductory post for We Wear It, I said that part of our goal for the 99 days is to help people learn about the wide variety of wearable devices that are available, their various capabilities, how they work for different lifestyles, and how all of this health and fitness data fits into the policy picture. In other words, it’s more than just steps. And this week’s wearable really is more than just steps. Wearable: Lumo Lift Who’s Wearing [...]

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