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Sitting Is the New Smoking and a Hazard to Your Career Health

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You've heard it before. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to ...

Kim Bellware

Wearable Fitness May Actually Get 'Wearable' | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women

Fitness trackers like the Nike Fuel Band, Jawbone Up and FitBit have been pegged the "it" gifts of this holiday season. Now a newcomer to the market a...

Timothy Stenovec

Fitbit Unveils Three New Devices After Recall Debacle | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.30.2014 | Technology

Fitbit is trying again. More than nine months after recalling the Fitbit Force following complaints that the activity tracker was irritating and b...

5 Reasons I Love Wearables

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

A recent report by PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) and their consumer industry series says that wearables are not embraced yet and are still considered a novelty. One-third of the folks who bought a device a year ago do not wear it now.

How Fitbit Helped My Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

My Fitbit has taught me to flex new muscles both literally and figuratively. I have changed my daily routine by walking at daybreak every morning and I have a renewed appreciation for accountability in my life and career.

My 'Secrets' of Weight Loss

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don't know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn't want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

6 Surprising Things I Learned About Life From My Fitbit

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty

You know how those freeway signs spoke to Steve Martin in "L.A. Story?" Well I'm having a similar relationship with my Fitbit. Fitbits are those littl...

Nike Fuel Is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands a Fad?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Are fitness-tracking wristbands a fad? Probably, but the quantified self movement (of which fitness-tracking wristbands are only one small part) is going to be here for a good long while. So get ready... this is just the beginning.

Google's Glass Explorer Program Was A Social Experiment That Backfired

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Google Glass was introduced without a clear explanation of what it was supposed to be used for. When promotional videos started to show people going a...

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

The Challenges In Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had a great response when we asked what her biggest challenge has been while trying to maintain a healthy ...

FitBit Faces Yet Another Fight Over Its Rash-Creating Trackers

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

FitBit, a tech company that makes activity and health tracking devices, is under fire once again because of its rash-creating Force Fitness tracker, t...

Shape up with Your Pup: Exercise Technology Goes to the Dogs

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

I've talked before about our pets' sometimes precarious relationship with technology, but I've recently discovered some pretty neat devices that can a...

Do Sleep Trackers Really Work?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

To put these devices to the test, I needed a gold-standard evaluation of my sleep quality. To achieve that, I underwent a true sleep study. This combination of brain wave tracings, muscle-tone evaluation and eye-movement analysis, along with a live audio/video of my sleep allowed me to see exactly what was happening during my slumber.

Toy Fair Showcases Pint Size Versions of Parent's Favorite Toys

Robin Raskin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Kids never tire of coveting grownup things, but at Toy Fair N.Y.C. this year, the grownup things being shown are decidedly high tech.

Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Force After Complaints Of Severe Rashes

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

Fitbit has recalled its popular activity-tracking wristband, the Fitbit Force, after a number of customers complained of serious skin rashes, blisters...

The Rise of Homo Auxilium?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Vishal Khetpal

The quantified self holds an astounding potential to tackle humanity's problems, but let's not forget about humanity itself.

What Happens When Fitbit And Nike Sell Your Health Data?

Mother Jones | Posted 01.31.2014 | Technology

These popular fitness companies say they aren't selling your info, but privacy advocates and the FTC worry that might change....

Fitbit vs. Jawbone

Shelly Palmer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I have now used all of the most popular fitness-tracking wristbands and I offer the following observations.

Fitbit: 'We Are Sorry..'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Fitbit, the company that makes wearable activity trackers, has apologized following widespread reports that its latest wrist-worn device has caused se...

Timothy Stenovec

Bad News For Fitbit Owners | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Some owners of the Fitbit Force, the company's latest wrist-worn activity tracker that measures steps, stairs climbed, calories burned and sleep, are ...

Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

I own a FitBit and have been very involved in sensors for the human body with my volunteer work with TheHumanAPI community, but it was not until I picked up my Google Glass that it dawned on me. 2014 is the year hardware gets its sexy back.

45 Days Until 45: Fitbits and Tidbits

Wendy Burch | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Burch

Look, dieting should not be all about deprivation. You don't want to be the girl pretending to enjoy a plate of lettuce, when everyone else is raving about the mushroom ravioli.

You're Only as Good as Your Numbers

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

I can't imagine adding another self tracking device like Fitbit to tell me that all that spinning on sidewalks made my number of steps decrease by 7 percent from yesterday, that I would be 19 percent more efficient today if I hadn't gotten out of bed twice last night to pee and that regardless of what I do to 'improve' myself, I still have a 67 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

I Miss My FitBit

Amy Ephron | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Amy Ephron

I am also somewhat tech-deficient. I don't have a Kindle (but I don't really want one.) I don't have an iPad (about which I'm somewhat more ambivalent.) I do not have a GPS and my relationship with Siri is fractious at best. But my husband bought me a FitBit a month ago.