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Don't Ditch Your Fitness Tracker, It Could Save Your Life

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Stephanie R. Caudle

American's across the nation have finally decided to get moving and no it's not because Michelle Obama told them to and and no it's not because they a...

You're Using Your Alarm Clock All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology

Trouble shutting down at night and hitting the pillow? There’s a Fitbit app for that. Fitbit, the maker of fitness-tracking devices, has rolled out ...

Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

With the announcement that Finland-based Nokia acquired France-HQ'd Withings in late April 2016, the tipping point for a new era of health data ecosys...

ER Patient's FitBit May Have Saved His Life After Seizure

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

You might use your fitness tracker to make sure you're taking enough steps per day or to record your pace during a morning jog. But the device on your...

Is Your Fitness App Making Your Life Smaller?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

While fitness apps have brought the old diet diary, bathroom scale, and pedometer into the digital age, they must just be the next generation of misused tools.

Fitbit: Time to Get Fit?

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Josue Lopez Calderon

Co-authored with Ryan F. Blake Over the last ten years silicone wristbands have become synonymous with major movements. From famous athletes, to spo...

Success in the Social Gateway: Will Nichols, Social Media Director for High Snobiety

Faye Harris | Posted 03.14.2016 | Media
Faye Harris

Though the print magazine space may be on the decline, struggling to adapt to an age of Internet media, digital magazines such as High Snobiety - men'...

Monday Market Mayhem - Back Over Our Bounce Lines

Phil Davis | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

And up we go again! The market changes almost as fast as the temperature this winter (we went from 0 to 60 in two days last week!) and oil and g...

Feeling Fit(bit) as a Fiddle

Greg Schwem | Posted 02.17.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

My steadfast refusal to slap upon my wrist a band that silently tracks my daily step quota has made me an outcast among friends and co-workers, all of whom have temporarily stopped checking their phones for texts every 15 seconds.

Why I Walked 275 Miles in a Month (And What I Learned Along the Way)

Steve Belanger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

For the record, my 275 miles means I walked 622,000 steps in January, which has me almost two-thirds of the way to my goal of a million. I have a comfortable lead on my fellow competitors, but I don't plan on easing off the throttle any time soon. I'm going to keep on truckin' and if I see or learn anything new along the way I'll let you know.

When Your Fitness Tracker Is Kind Of A Dick

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.31.2016 | Comedy

Fitness trackers can be helpful, but there's still a strange, judgmental quality to them. And yet, at least we haven't reached the point in wearable t...

Man Claims Fitbit Unexpectedly Captured Exact Moment His Heart Broke

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Almost all of us have felt heartbreak, but one man claims he actually saw it. Koby Soto, co-founder and CTO of Guesty, a tech company that works with...

Confessions Of A Fitbit Fanatic

Karla Araujo | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Karla Araujo

Last night as I was polishing off a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey and a couple of leftover holiday cookies, I decided that I should send my Fitbit on vacation.

Do You Need a FitBit Intervention?

Steve Belanger | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

How did you do with your FitBit-less walk? It was okay, wasn't it? Do that more often. Stick with just the workweek challenges, that way you can take it off on weekends and just enjoy your life and not be constantly thinking of your steps.

Health at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show -- What to Expect

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

It's the Uber-ization of life, and a growing cadre of patients-cum-health consumers are calling for more convenient, accessible, and lower-cost health care solutions.

What Your Fitbit Doesn't Want You to Know

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Weinstein

Got a fitness tracker? If not, perhaps there is one coming to you soon, under the proverbial Christmas tree. According to Gartner, more than 130 milli...

Black Friday 2015: The Best Deals Around The Web

TechBargains | Ethan Fedida | Posted 11.26.2015 | Technology

This year Black Friday came early and that gives you an extra day to get the best deals before anyone else. Skip the stores and shop online as every s...

The Dark Side Of Free Gum

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

Quantifying your daily exercise via wearable devices like the Fitbit band might be a decent way to get in shape -- but now it's also your pathway to f...

How A Fitbit Gave A Boost To My 25-Year Marriage

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

I have a mad, crazy crush on my husband's fitness tracker. It's hard to believe the passionate feelings I have for an athletic-looking band of rubber that these days is worn by everyone from grandchildren to grandmothers.

The Accidental, Unlikely Half-Marathoner... Act 3 of My Journey From Fatness to Fitness

Jaime Aron | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaime Aron

My story is uniquely mine, from a ridiculous start of walking in place on a mini-trampoline to the unforgettable burst of adrenaline and emotion going across the finish line. This is that story.

How Virtual Visits Can Save Primary Care in America

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.

Getting Back To Nature With My Fitbit

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Regina Nippert The little black fitness tracker on my wrist monitors my every move. It counts my steps and measures the i...

Getting Personal With Big Data

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

If you're like most people, Big Data may not mean much to you yet. It might even just make your eyes glaze over. Like the cloud or cybersecurity or bioprinting, it's just one more thing you don't have to know about -- until you do.

Look Beyond Pills for Better Sleep

Michael Larson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Larson

While we've all endured the distress of lack of sleep; it's almost too much to bear seeing someone you cherish suffering from a debilitating, unceasing sleep disorder. I know. The medications intended to help my daughter get the deep, restorative sleep she needs wreaked havoc on her body.

Apple Watch: Success or Failure?

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.30.2015 | Technology
Ira Kalb

While estimated sales of 3.6 million units in the first quarter after its launch would be a success for most products, it may not be for Apple. Apple set the bar very high for itself with the very successful launches of the iPhone and iPad.