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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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Samsung tops report for highest failure rate among smartphones

A new report from Blancco, a company specializing in mobile device diagnostics, has detailed the failure rate of smartphones across different manufacturers and operating systems. There’s plenty of interesting information here that should take with a massive grain of salt, but we’ll get into that in just a minute. So, what Android phones are most […]

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Sling TV adds à la carte channels, free shows and a rate hike

Sling TV pitches itself as a service for cord cutters, but there's always been one holdover: you've had to subscribe to a bundle of channels you don't necessarily want. Today, though, even that requirement is going away. Sling has introduced a new…
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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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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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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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