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Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Fitness tracking wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone UP are big business right now, but what if you want more from your heath monitoring? mHealth startup Vital Connect is weighing into just that market, with a disposable wireless health monitor that can unlock your biometrics for your smartphone, the cloud, and even remotely to your doctor, nurse, or medical specialist. We caught up with the company to find out what was involved, and whether we should expect wireless fitness tracking to get serious.

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Endomondo “investigating” iPhone 5s M7 fitness chip potential

Endomondo “investigating” iPhone 5s M7 fitness chip potential

Fitness tracker app Endomondo is weighing the potential of Apple's M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s, the company has confirmed, though the latest update for iOS 7 does not make use of the motion-tracking chip. The company, which released a new version of the Endomondo iOS app on Wednesday with flatter graphics in keeping with Apple's own design changes, has no current timescale for the potential implementation of the M7's functionality, it tells SlashGear.

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Sony my Xperia goes global: “Find my iPhone” for Sony Androids

Sony my Xperia goes global: “Find my iPhone” for Sony Androids

Sony has begun its global roll-out of "my Xperia", the company's mobile security service that offers "Find my iPhone" style remote tracking, locking, and wiping for Xperia Android phones. Trialled as a limited beta back in February, "my Xperia" should begin hitting phones more broadly across the globe "over the next few weeks" Sony says, providing greater peace-of-mind for Xperia owners.

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Kensington Proximo: A Bluetooth tracking dongle for the perpetually paranoid

Kensington Proximo: A Bluetooth tracking dongle for the perpetually paranoid

There was a time when getting ready to leave the house meant grabbing keys and your chimney-sweeper; now, we're stuffing out pockets and bags with phones, tablets, portable chargers, games consoles, and more. For those paranoid about forgetting something - or losing it along the way - Kensington offers the Proximo, an app-based tracking system that uses Bluetooth fobs to keep tabs on your essentials.

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iSpO2 turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a medical instrument

iSpO2 turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a medical instrument

There are huge number of people in the United States and around the world who have medical conditions that make it difficult for their body to extract oxygen from the air we all breathe. For these people it's often critical for their health to be able to accurately track how much oxygen is in their blood at any given time. This tracking of oxygen is typically done with a small instrument called a pulse oximeter.

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Samung’s iPhone-mocking ad named most viral tech ad of 2012

Samung’s iPhone-mocking ad named most viral tech ad of 2012

As December begins, the year starts coming to a close, and with that comes the "best of 2012" awards for pretty much everything. Video tracking service Visible Measures has rounded up the most popular tech ads of 2012, and surprisingly, Apple isn't in the top five. Even more surprising, is that Samsung owns three out of the top five spots on the list -- the number one ad being Samsung's iPhone-mocking commercial that touts "the next best thing is already here."

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That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

I'm an Android user. I love my Samsung Galaxy S III. So why am I punching my details into the iPhone 5 reservation site every day? For the past week or so I've been using a borrowed iPhone 5, tracking how it holds up - and where it falls short - to the Android experience I've grown accustomed to. During that time I've been frustrated by Maps, impressed by the camera, and generally had my expectations of iOS shaken up some. It's always good to mix up the status-quo every so often, too, and along the way remember that there's more than one way to skin a metaphorical cellular cat.

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