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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Looking For The Latest Wearable Tech

"We are changing the world with technology"-Bill Gates

Today in Tech Trends: Top 10 things to consider if buying a fitness tracker in 2017, by Ivan Jovin

With so many wearables on the market it can be difficult to choose a fitness tracker that will suit you best. The right device will be based on your individual needs-whether its step counting, sleep tracking or 24/7 heart rate tracking-there is something for everyone. No one product does it all, but some come closer than others. The truth is, not every tracker is for everybody. You'll find wearables aimed at everyone from workout newbies to gym junkies, from runners to swimmers. So, how do you find the perfect tracker for your life? Well here, are some things to consider. Read more...

Best fitness app, fitness trackers and smartwatches to help you lose weight in 2017, by David Snelling

Want to lose weight after the festive feasts? Here are some of the best fitness apps, fitness trackers and smartwatches to help beat the bulge in January. Read more...

Five things you need to know about fitness trackers by Corneel Vandelanotte & Stephanie Alley

Most modern fitness trackers are electronic devices you wear on your wrist to track steps, overall physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. They typically work with a smartphone app or website that allow you to track your progress over-time using graphs and figures. Advanced fitness trackers can also record heart rate and GPS related outcomes like your route, speed and distance. Read more...

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The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology-History
Depending on the definition used for "technology" the first wearable technology can be traced back as far as the 13th century, when eye glasses were invented. Later, in the 16th century, the earliest portable and wearable clocks, Nuremberg eggs, were invented. They were designed to be worn around the neck and became a popular status symbol in Europe until pocket watches and wrist watches arrived.

Another early example of wearable technology came in the form of an abacus ring, during the 17th century in China. The first wearable computer was created by mathematics professor Edward Thorp in the 1960s. In his book "Beat the Dealer," Thorp revealed that he build a computer small enough to fit into a shoe in order to cheat at roulette. A timing device helped predict where the ball would land on a roulette table, giving Thorp and co-developer Claude Shannon a 44 percent edge in the game. Continue reading...

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