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iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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Fitbit Force resulting in rash and sores for some wearers

Fitbit Force resulting in rash and sores for some wearers

Fitbit Force, a fitness tracker released late last year and soon to have a caller ID functionality, has been causing a rash and sores in some users -- in some cases, quite large ones. Reports from affected users began cropping up on the company's forums and other places across the Web, and the cause seems to have been narrowed down to an allergic reaction that can be caused by skin contact with materials near the charging port.

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Casio G-Shock STB-100 Sport Watch hands-on: classic looks get smart

Casio G-Shock STB-100 Sport Watch hands-on: classic looks get smart

When you’ve got a design for a watch as ubiquitous as the Casio G-Shock on the market, you’re allowed to be late to the new technology party. This year Casio’s entry in the STB-100 comes in the form of Bluetooth 4.0 and a sports-tracking collection of bits and pieces in their slightly modified G-Shock design. While we’re not about to suggest this watch is in any way more all-inclusive than its smartwatch competitors from Sony, Samsung, Pebble, and the many others shown off this week at CES 2014, Casio still retains that built-in fan base they’ve cultivated for years.

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Sen.se Mother eyes-on: turn everyday items smart

Sen.se Mother eyes-on: turn everyday items smart

Sen.se was here at CES 2014 showing off a monitoring system called Mother. The Mother works in conjunction with sensors which are called Cookies and these can be used to monitor a variety of things. Some use case examples include getting notified when the kids arrive home, how long they brush their teeth, or as a reminder to take your medicine.

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The Wearable Medic: GERO and figuring Parkinson’s from Fitbit

The Wearable Medic: GERO and figuring Parkinson’s from Fitbit

There's a suspicion among many that wearable tech is simply today's digital navel-gazing; a self-indulgent and meaningless set of metrics bordering on narcissistic over-obsession. The quantified self could soon become a whole lot more meaningful, however, if startup GERO has its way. Building on groundbreaking research by the Human Locomotome project, the Russian company says it can use the data from wearables like Fitbit's Force and Jawbone's UP to identify chronic conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, depression, and even type 2 diabetes, simply from the way we move. SlashGear caught up with GERO's co-founders at CES as they shift things out of stealth mode.

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Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin vivofit fitness band hands-on

Garmin knows it can't count on the in-car navigation market to carry its fortunes, and so the company is ramping up its wearables focus, kicking off CES 2014 with the vivofit band. Tracking both movement and sleep, the vivofit hooks up to a computer via Bluetooth 4.0 or an ANT+ dongle, but the best news could be the battery life: Garmin says it'll last for a year on a single set of replaceable batteries.

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Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Epson Pulsense wrist wearables lineup unveiled for the fitness-centric

Joining the BT-200 smart glasses it rolled out earlier today, Epson has introduced its new line of Pulsense wrist wearable devices. The Pulsense watches and wristbands are centered around fitness and health, being ideal for wearing 24/7 for general wellness monitoring. Along with the line is also a developers program for those who want to make their own apps for the new hardware.

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