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Testing the Highly Regarded New Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker

Back in March I decided to put my activity tracking on hiatus and sold my Fitbit Flex as I prepared to have shoulder surgery. Then after a few weeks during recovery I began reading reviews of the newly released Garmin Vivofit activity tracker. The first of those reviews was on my favorite product review site …

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My Review of the InsideTracker Health Analytics Service

I recently tested InsideTracker (Disclosure: They provided me a complimentary test) which offers  a bloodwork analysis service that provides you with recommendations to help improve and optimize your health based on the results. Their service aims to improve health to boost energy, improve sleep, and enhance performance as well as several other benefits. They offer 5 …

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Apple’s M7 CoreMotion Processor and What it Means for the Quantified Self

Today at Apple’s iPhone launch event they announced that the iPhone 5s will have a new motion-sensing co-processor chip called the M7. The chip will allow for measurement of motion data continuously letting apps know if you’re stationary, walking, or driving based on data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. It will also reduce battery drain. …

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Notes from The Quantified Patient Talk

Last week the Boston Quantified Self group hosted a talk titled The Quantified Patient. The talk was promoted as a “unique event will feature forward thinking entrepreneurs, researchers and companies who are redefining healthcare through the use of self-tracking systems, behavior change psychology, and human analytics.” I discovered this while seeing several tweets come from the event through …

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Bodymedia, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One Activity Tracking Roundup Update

  So I’m one week in on my simultaneous testing of the Bodymedia armband, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit One. I’m learning quite a bit about all the nuances in these 4 devices and can safely say that selecting the one that’s right for you isn’t a simple process. There are many different factors …

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