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Fossil’s new smartwatches get NFC payments and heart rate tracking

Fossil's newest smartwatches come with features many of their predecessors were sorely lacking. In an attempt to catch up to its rivals, the company has added heart rate trackers, NFC payment and built-in GPS to its latest Wear OS models. The Fossil…
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iBeat Heart Watch review: The smartwatch designed to save your life

Most high-end smartwatches have a heart rate sensor. Many double as fitness trackers and some even focus on health over notifications, but they can’t act on their own in an emergency. If you find yourself having a cardiac event such as a heart attack, the Heart Watch will proactively step in. Unlike the heart rate […]

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Fitbit smartwatch leaks show colors and new heart rate sensors

Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch has leaked a few times before, but this is probably the best look we’ve gotten of the wearable yet. It’s still definitely a Fitbit smartwatch, and there are only so many form factors you can use for a watch, but the device still has a few tricks up its sleeve. The watch […]

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Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy

While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it's still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhythms don't even show symptoms. A team of researchers from…
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Video cameras could soon determine your heart rate from across the room

Panasonic recently introduced a program for monitoring your heart rate — with just software and a video camera. The program analyzes changes minute in the skin from a video camera or even a webcam.

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Clockwork pacemaker powered by the beating of your heart helps keep it ticking

Researchers in Switzerland are working on a clockwork pacemaker with all the mechanical ingenuity of a high-end Swiss watch. Here’s how it works, and why it may be vastly superior to other options.

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Listen to your heart to learn how to detect and control natural stress levels

The Lief Patch heart rate variability monitor signals impending stress. Included smartphone app exercises teach people how to control stress response. The exercises teach deep breathing, relaxation, and conscious control of your heart rate.

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Harvard’s 3D-printed heart on a chip hopes to make drug testing safer

Scientists at Harvard University have developed the world’s first 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip device, which could allow experiments on human hearts without requiring testing on a living and breathing person.

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Stop nuclear devastation at the heart of a neverending Cold War

One of the most famous works of graffiti on the Berlin Wall is a depiction of former Soviet Union General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev kissing the ex-leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, full on the mouth. In the painting, called "My God, Help Me to…
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In the not-so-distant future, humans could get heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs

Pig organs may soon extend the lives of people waiting for human organ donors. Experimenters keep hearts from genetically engineered pigs alive in baboon abdomens for more than two years, paving the way for more cross-species transplants.

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Fitbit wearer’s heart rate drops after breakup

Love hurts, and now, your Fitbit can prove it. No more of this qualitative emotions-driven approach; science can now check out your heartbreak (or lack thereof) by way of your heart rate.

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The FitPal promises to be the most comprehensive heart rate wearable yet

Now that the FitBit has lost some of its credibility in the heart rate monitoring game, it looks like the doors have been opened for new competitors to stake their claim. It appears that FitPal is now leading the pack in this ongoing race.

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Track your heart rate from your bag or your pocket with your smartphone

No wrist real estate? No problem. If you want to reserve the precious space on your forearm for bracelets, but still want an accurate fitness tracker, prepare to rejoice — MIT researchers are working on a project they’re calling BioPhone.

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Garmin’s latest sports watch gets a new heart rate sensor

Garmin has launched a trio of GPS running watches, including the first equipped with the company's new wrist-based heart rate sensor. The Forerunner 235 uses the "Garmin Elevate" optical sensor that displays heart rate and training zone directly on…
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Apple confirms Watch OS update tweaks heart rate monitoring

The fact that your Apple Watch now takes heart rate readings less often than it used to is actually a feature not a bug, according to an updated support document on the Apple website.

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