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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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Robert Scoble Interviews Benjamin Rubin on the new Beddit Sleep Tracker

Benjamin Rubin was one of the co-founders of Zeo which created one of the early sleep tracking devices for consumers. Unfortunately Zeo recently shut down and now Ben is advising a new company named Beddit which coincidentally has also created a new consumer sleep tracking device. In this interview with Robert Scoble, Ben provides details about …

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Activity Trackers Need Insights and My Custom Reports from BodyMedia

It’s still early days for activity tracking devices but they are evolving quickly. One of the biggest issues preventing them from really capturing the mainstream more is the ability to draw insights. They all currently capture data and give us reporting but they don’t provide us with simple feedback on changes we need to make …

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Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia Armband Comparison Review

In March I decided to spend 4 weeks wearing a Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit One, and Bodymedia armband simultaneously so that I could compare the most popular activity trackers. I felt using them all at once would give me immediate perspectives on the differences between all of them. Over the time of my testing …

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