Health and fitness http://www.stuff.tv/my/health-and-fitness/features en-MY Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reckon you’re not getting enough quality shut-eye? There’s now a way to get a deeper analysis of your nocturnal downtime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" alt="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit-beddit-sensor.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several health trackers and smartphone apps are capable of tracking your sleep activity, but the Misfit Shine is about to offer something a little more in-depth than most of its rivals.</p> <p>The company has partnered with Beddit to create the Misfit Beddit Sleep System. The key component is a long, paper-thin sensor that slides underneath your mattress and communicated with the Misfit Shine via Bluetooth.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up feeling refreshed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sensor, which can&rsquo;t be felt through your mattress and thus won&rsquo;t cause any discomfort, is capable of accurately tracking heart rate, breathing, movement and snoring. All this data is integrated into Misfit Shine&rsquo;s existing app.</p> <p>One result is &ldquo;Smart Alarm&rdquo;, which uses the data to wake you up while you&rsquo;re in the light stage of your sleep cycle; the idea is that you&rsquo;ll feel far more refreshed than if you were pulled out of a deep sleep. You can also view graphs and stats related to sleep in order to help set yourself goals and see insights as to why you&rsquo;re sleeping better or worse on particular nights.</p> <p>The Misfit Beddit Sleep System will cost US$150 (RM478) in the US.&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://misfitwearables.com/beddit">Misfit</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/misfit-beddit-an-under-the-bed-sleep-sensor-that-works-with-shine-fitness-tracker-and-app-too/">CNET</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" alt="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit-beddit-iphone-app.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:50:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441776 at http://www.stuff.tv These smart scales let you know how many calories you've got on each plate http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That homemade triple-layer meat and mayo sandwich might not be as healthy as you think... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="960" height="720" title="Smarter than your average scales" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prep-pad-main.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Kitchen scales? Be still my beating heart...</strong><br />Yes. Kitchen scales. With Bluetooth powers.</p> <p><strong>Seriously? Why?&nbsp;</strong><br />The Prep Pad smart scales chat to your iPad via Bluetooth, showing you the weight of whatever you&#39;re measuring. But they go above and beyond the duties of a standard scale.</p> <p>The free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/countertop/id763317140?mt=8" target="_blank">Countertop iPad app</a> (an iPhone version will land in July) taps into a nutritional information database filled with thousands of food items. Coupled with the measured weight, you get an accurate calorie and nutritional information read out for every item of food.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I still have to add it all up...</strong><br />No you don&#39;t. The Prep Pad lets you add calories and nutritional information as you go along. Make a sandwich for example, and each time you add a new ingredient to it, it tallies up all the information automatically.</p> <p>That means that home made meals no longer have to be a guessing game when it comes to watching your calorie intake. The only downside is that you&#39;ll finally find out just how many calories are packed into your famous triple-layer tiramisu, though we wouldn&#39;t let that put you off.</p> <p>You can scan barcodes or manually choose from the vast food database too, so you won&#39;t waste time faffing around inputting numbers yourself. It&#39;s ideal for people that are counting calories, or want to watch their intake of certain food groups like carbs or fats.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bow before the wheel of nutrition" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prep-pad-2.jpg?1404782268" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Six pack, here I come.</strong><br />That&#39;s the spirit. You can grab a Prep Pad for <a href="http://theorangechef.com/products/prep-pad" target="_blank">US$150</a>&nbsp;(RM480). Its food database is US-centric for the time being, but Prep Pad plans to internationally expand its support next year, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HzLwJyqTPGw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:47:50 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441326 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A fitness tracker in the shade of the most recognisable sugary soda in the world? Colour us amused </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" alt="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit%20red%20shine.jpg?1404366803" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the prettier of the fitness tracker bands that keep popping up everywhere, Misfit Shine, now comes in red. A very specific shade of red, thanks to a collaboration between Misfit and Coca-Cola. The Shine tracker is one of the better looking of the current crop, where you can even wear it as a pendant or choose from a variety of different straps.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylish and sporty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To be honest, the Misfit does look like a great option for people who want a tracker that doesn&#39;t scream &quot;I work out and want the whole world to know it&quot;.</p> <p>The accessories and minimalist design will probably appeal to people who want to be able to wear it everywhere and not just while running or going to the gym.</p> <p>If you want a Coca-Cola branded version of the Shine, then you might have to wait as there is no word if it will come to our side of the world.</p> <p>The Misfit Shine retails for US$99.99 while the Star Spangled Set is going for US$139.99, but is currently at a 14 per cent discount at US$119.99 for the holidays.</p> <p>Read what our writer thought of her<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/two-weeks-misfit-shine/feature"> two-week stint with the Misfit Shine</a>.</p> <p>As to the most gorgeous activity tracker, we have to say the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news">Withings Activité wins</a> that category easily. Not only is it very goodlooking, it actually looks like a real watch (and works like one) instead of a being just another funky rubber band.</p> <p>But why not have a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/search/node/fitness%20tracker">browse through all the fitness trackers</a> that have gotten our notice?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2014/07/02/grab-a-coke-and-a-shine-misfits-coca-cola-red-shine/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">TUAW</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" alt="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit%20red%20shine%2002.jpg?1404366803" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:48:35 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1440849 at http://www.stuff.tv The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its one year battery life isn&#039;t too shabby either </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1171" height="878" title="No ordinary watch" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/withings-activite.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a lovely watch</strong><br />It sure is. But it&#39;s more than just a pretty face. Beneath the minimalist dial of this Swiss-made analogue timepiece lies the brains of a fitness tracker.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s a fitness tracker? But it looks so&hellip; not ugly</strong><br />That&#39;s because Withings wanted to create a stylish watch first and foremost, as opposed to creating a fitness band with aesthetics bolted on as an afterthought.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Activité looks just like a regular watch. No distracting blinking LEDs, no screen flashing up messages. Just a standard watch face with regular hands for telling the time. Remember those?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The smaller Activity dial is the only visible clue to the Activité&#39;s secret agenda. It lets you know how far you are towards completing your fitness goals for the day.</p> <p>The Activité&#39;s built-in accelerometer can track your steps, distance and sleep, automatically distinguishing between running and walking for more accurate recordings.</p> <p>Swap out the French calf leather strap for the plastic sports strap, and it&#39;ll happily join you for a swim too, recording your lengths and calories burned in the process.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="The second dial tracks your progress" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-1.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Impressive stuff. But how can I see my stats?</strong><br />An accompanying iOS app (sorry Android fans) will track the Activité&#39;s data via Bluetooth 4.0, letting you browse through your stats to see if you&#39;re on the right track.</p> <p>You can also use the app to set your alarm. When it goes off, the Activité&#39;s built-in vibrator should, in theory, gently wake you up from your slumber a lot more gently than a traditional alarm siren.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;ve got enough gadgets I need to charge daily. I don&#39;t need another one.</strong><br />The Activité uses a regular watch battery, and it&#39;ll last around a year before it needs replacing. Not too shabby eh?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="752" height="564" title="Also available in black" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-2.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="946" height="710" title="Which colour do you prefer?" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-3.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A whole year without charging? I&#39;m in.</strong><br />Good stuff. Just be aware that this isn&#39;t a smartwatch that&#39;ll push notifications from your phone, or let you answer calls. If that&#39;s the sort of thing you&#39;re after, then you&#39;re better off waiting for an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear-googles-beautiful-smartwatch-operating-system/feat" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> device, or opting for something like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>.</p> <p>If you&#39;re just after a regular fitness tracker though, then you&#39;ll definitely want to give the <a href="http://www.withings.com/activite/en-US" target="_blank">Activité</a> a look when it lands in Autumn for US$390 (RM1260).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="687" height="515" title="One for each wrist" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-4.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Withings Activité - gorgeous fitness tracker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite_0.jpg?1404121094" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:37:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440064 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nestlé’s food replicator plans, Google’s move into domain registration, and a different Forza Horizon 2 for each Xbox http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quick dive into the tech news you need to begin your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Replicator" alt="Replicator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/startrek-replicator.jpg?1403600198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nestlé’s custom-food dream machine might fix your eating habits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Food juggernaut Nestlé has some big ambitions for your kitchen. How big, exactly? In an interview with Bloomberg, the director of Nestlé&rsquo;s Institute of Health Sciences says they&rsquo;d like to make a real-world version of the replicator in Star Trek, able to create food based on your nutritional needs.</p> <p>No, really! While still likely many years out, the &ldquo;Iron Man&rdquo; project has 15 scientists working on it. &ldquo;Iron Man is an analysis of what&rsquo;s missing in our diets, and a product, tailored to you, to help make up that difference,&rdquo; said NIHS director Ed Baetge. &ldquo;In the past, food was just food. We&rsquo;re going in a new direction.&rdquo;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s sure to be wildly expense, at least at first, but Nestlé sees potential uses beyond giving you a smart snack&mdash;it hopes to help people with serious illnesses and disorders live more stable lives. &ldquo;Out comes your food at the press of a button,&rdquo; added Baetge. &ldquo;If we do this right, it can be the next microwave in your kitchen.&rdquo;</p> <p>Whether the created food will be appealing or tasty is surely another story altogether, though we can&rsquo;t help but be curious to see how such an ambitious project turns out.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/nestle-aiming-to-develop-a-nespresso-of-nutrients.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer &mdash; and also an espresso machine</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google begins domain registration services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As if Google didn&rsquo;t already have it hands in most parts of our Internet-connected lives, now the company aims to be your go-to source for registering new domain names. But in typical Google fashion, it&rsquo;s not looking to be just another common option with a big name attached.</p> <p>Some appealing options make it seem like a friendlier option, such as free private registration (many services charge extra for this feature) and use of the same DNS servers as Google&rsquo;s own sites (up to 10 million resolutions per year). And Google is working with site-building services like Squarespace and Wix to actually create and host the sites you&rsquo;ll be buying domains for.</p> <p>Google Domains is currently in beta, and you&rsquo;ll need an invite to actually do anything today&mdash;but hopefully the next time you&rsquo;re considering GoDaddy (again), Google will be a viable and accessible competitor.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://domains.google.com/about/index.html">Google Domains</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/23/5835560/google-launches-domain-registration-service">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/www.stuff.tv/stuff-hall-fame-acorn-archimedes-and-arm-processor/feature">20 of the most game-changing British tech breakthroughs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Domains" alt="Google Domains" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-domains.jpg?1403600198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forza Horizon 2 will be ‘a different game’ on Xbox 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s rare that a developer will show the last-generation version of a cross-gen game before release, and sure enough, the announced Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 was nowhere to be seen at the E3 gaming conference earlier this month (where the Xbox One game was a heavy focus for Microsoft). We knew that a different developer was steering that version, but now it sounds like the two iterations may share little more than a title and spirit.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s based in the same world, it&#39;s based on the same themes,&quot; creative director Ralph Fulton of Xbox One version developer Playground Games told Digital Spy at E3. &quot;Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas.&quot;</p> <p>Xbox 360 developer Sumo Digital (also handling LittleBigPlanet 3 for Sony) has a solid history with racing games, including Sonic &amp; Sega All-Stars Transformed, so there&rsquo;s reason to be optimistic. Still, nearly nine years into the console&rsquo;s lifecycle, we can&rsquo;t help but worry that the last-gen open-world racer will be a pale shadow of the impressive-looking Xbox One release.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a579179/forza-horizon-2-on-360-a-different-game-inspired-by-the-same-ideas.html">Digital Spy</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/forza-5/first-play-forza-horizon-2/feature">Forza Horizon 2: First Play</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different-#comments Gaming Google Health and fitness Xbox 360 Xbox One Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439979 at http://www.stuff.tv Vessyl: the cup that knows exactly what you’re drinking and how fat it’s going to make you http://www.stuff.tv/my/vessyl-cup-knows-exactly-what-you-re-drinking-and-how-fat-it-s-going-make-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This cup’s no mug – in fact it’s so smart it’ll never fail the Pepsi Challenge (honestly) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vessyl: the cup that knows exactly what you’re drinking" alt="Vessyl: the cup that knows exactly what you’re drinking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vessyl-main.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s this? A smart cup?</strong><br />Yep, that&rsquo;s right. Vessyl is a 385ml container which will propel your drinking habits into the Internet of Things.</p> <p><strong>How does it do that?</strong><br />Inside are incredibly precise sensors able to analyse liquids on a molecular level &ndash; and recognise them. When you fill it with a drink, it&rsquo;ll know exactly what that drink is. It can even tell the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and recognise whether your caramel macchiato is from Starbucks or Costa.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/how-internet-things-will-change-world/feature">How the Internet of Things will change the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is that it? I&rsquo;ll already have a pretty good idea of what I&rsquo;m putting in my cup, after all</strong><br />It&rsquo;s designed very much with healthy living in mind. So it can keep track of your hydration levels (and tell you when you should drink more water) and your caffeine intake (and tell you when to stop knocking back those espressos). In fact, it&rsquo;s able to track sugar, protein, fat and calories as well. All this information can be fed to your Android or iOS smartphone (via Bluetooth 4.0) and Vessyl&rsquo;s app, which can give you tips that can help improve your sleep cycle, build muscle or lose weight. There&rsquo;s also a display on the Vessyl itself, and this will appear when you tilt the cup.</p> <p><strong>Tell me about the cup itself</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a bit like a small Thermos flask. It&rsquo;s got a spill-proof lid, it&rsquo;s insulated to help keep drinks hot or cold, and its inner surface is made from a special type of non-stick glass to make washing it out easier. In fact, the makers say merely giving it a rinse should be sufficient in most cases. There are three main colour options, and eight lid colour options.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news">This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down and de-stress</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Vessyl app is available for iOS and Android, with Windows Phone planned" alt="The Vessyl app is available for iOS and Android, with Windows Phone planned" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vessyl-phone-app.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Vessyl comes in three different colours" alt="Vessyl comes in three different colours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vessyl-colours.jpg?1403729636" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And it has a battery&hellip;</strong><br />Yes &ndash; so it doesn&rsquo;t want to go in your microwave or dishwasher, ideally. The battery lasts for five to seven days of normal use, and charges wirelessly when placed on a special contactless charging saucer. An hour should be enough to fully charge the battery.</p> <p><strong>Availability?</strong><br />The Vessyl will launch in early 2015, priced at US$199 (S$640) plus postage. You can however pre-order it now for just $99 (S$320) at the <a href="https://www.myvessyl.com/orders/new" target="_blank">Vessyl website</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news">This health-monitoring t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes look simple-minded</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">DRINK IN MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/vessyl-cup-knows-exactly-what-you-re-drinking-and-how-fat-it-s-going-make-you/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439869 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three new activity trackers might be coming – including Fitbit’s first heart rate monitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" alt="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain_0.jpg?1403338155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Activity tracker maker Fitbit has applied for three new trademarks, suggesting a triple whammy of new products are on the way.</p> <p>The trademarks are for &ldquo;Fitbit Surge&rdquo;, &ldquo;Fitbit Charge&rdquo; and &ldquo;PurePulse&rdquo; (no Fitbit branding on that last one), and under the listing for each is a range of relevant category descriptions that give some indication of what they may relate to.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PurePulse is a different prospect altogether, with mention of &ldquo;optical heart rate sensors&rdquo; &ndash; interesting because Fitbit has yet to release a product capable of tracking heart rate. It&rsquo;ll be wrist-based and able to display &ldquo;time, date, heart rate, calories burned, activity, intensity, and exertion&rdquo;. As mentioned, there&rsquo;s no Fitbit branding in the trademark, but that could be simply because Surge and Charge are actual words in their own right and thus will only be trademarked when used in combination with &ldquo;Fitbit&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fitbit has not confirmed any upcoming trackers, and of course it&rsquo;s entirely possible that these trademarks will never become commercial products &ndash; but don&rsquo;t be surprised if you see these three appearing on the scene in the coming months.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-06/fitbit-purepulse-to-bring-heart-rate-monitoring/">Zatznotfunny.com</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news#comments Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:05:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439724 at http://www.stuff.tv This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down and de-stress http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Calories, steps and now inner peace. Is there anything we can&#039;t track? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The fanciest mouse you&#039;ll ever see" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spire-hot-stuff.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s one beautiful mouse</strong><br />Beautiful, yes, but this is no mouse. It&#39;s actually a health tracker. Shaped like a pebble. With a stainless steel clip attached to it.</p> <p><strong>Ah. Well, I suppose that was obvious, was it?</strong><br />It&#39;s ok, we doubt you&#39;ve ever seen anything like it before. We sure haven&#39;t.</p> <p>Unlike other fitness trackers which reside on your wrist, the Spire is meant to be clipped on your waist so that it remains pressed against your torso.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this position, it&#39;s able to measure the frequency and intensity of your breathing, as well as count your steps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>My... breathing?</strong><br />Yep. Spire believes that your mental health and general well-being are heavily influenced by your stress levels and breathing.</p> <p>Your iPhone (no Android love for the time being) can alert you when it detects fast, heavy breathing, recommending that you take a few deep breaths to relax.</p> <p>Obviously if you&#39;re running or jogging then you&#39;re expected to breathe heavily, and you can log workouts like regular fitness trackers if you wish.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1010" height="757" title="Track your activity" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-3.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Clip inside your jeans" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-2.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;m not really the zen type...</strong><br />We admit, we&#39;re not sold on the whole breathing deeply reminders. We&#39;re perfectly capable of figuring out when we&#39;re stressed without needing a notification to take a breather.</p> <p>But the Spire does look great, and it&#39;s an ideal solution for people who don&#39;t want want to add another gadget to their wrists.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1019" height="764" title="BREATHE" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-4.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&#39;s the battery life of a typical pebble?</strong><br />Zero days in nature. But the Spire claims to last around seven, and it&#39;s got a rather attractive circular charging pad to wirelessly juice it up without faffing around with cables.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="677" height="508" title="Pretty, isn&#039;t it?" alt="This smart pebble tracks your breathing, tells you when you need to calm down an" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spire-5_0.jpg?1403148683" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I might bite. How much is it?</strong><br />You can pre-order a Spire for <a href="https://www.spire.io/" target="_blank">US$110</a>&nbsp;(RM355) and it&#39;ll ship in September with a retail price of US$150 (RM490). Don&#39;t forget to breathe until then though, eh?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129453-spire-monitor-tracks-breathing-patterns-and-analyses-your-state-of-mind" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-pebble-tracks-your-breathing-tells-you-when-you-need-calm-down-and-de-stress/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:33:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439531 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lifting has never been smarter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iGym" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-weights-gym.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be working on a fitness tracker designed to wrap around the cold hard steel of a barbell, according to a patent uncovered by AppleInsider.</p> <p>Most fitness bands are used to track how many steps you&#39;ve taken as well as your speed and distance travelled, but when it comes to lifting heavy things and putting them back down again, their usefulness vastly diminishes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The patent itself outlines a number of designs, one of which involves a display on the actual transmitter itself, so that information can be read at a glance.</p> <p>A second, more likely scenario is making use of an accompanying app (on a device like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch,&nbsp;</a>for example) which shows off detailed stats which could then be stored in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>&#39;s new Health app.</p> <p>Whether or not such a sensor will be useful remains to be seen. After all, Arnie was piling on muscle before the word smartphone was even invented. Then again, people were running when a fitness band was nothing more than a group of musicians in peak physical shape, and yet they&#39;re everywhere.</p> <p>A tracker like the ones proposed in these patents could help beginners keep proper form, and allow weight room veterans to more accurately plan their routines and achieve their long-term goals.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14024114288466&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=9d5352dd-6aea-4376-b6e0-def5908d0974&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dpulsenews&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fappleinsider.com%2Farticles%2F14%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-hints-at-iwatch-enabled-weightlifting-tracker&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pulse.me%2Fstuffathon_stufferton%2Ftechnology&amp;title=Apple%20Granted%20Patent%20for%20Weightlifting%20Tracker%20That%20Utilizes%20Watch-Like%20Device%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=AppleInsider" target="_blank">AppleInsider </a>via <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/10/apple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch/?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="It&#039;s in black and white, so you know it&#039;s serious" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-weight-patent.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iOS 8 iWatch Wearable tech Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438877 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch reportedly slated for October release http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Company expected to produce 3-5 million units per month of health-centric wearable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Health in iOS 8" alt="Health in iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios8-health.jpg?1402111658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surprised that Apple didn&rsquo;t debut its long-rumoured iWatch at WWDC alongside the Health app for iOS 8? It shouldn&rsquo;t be too much longer, as sources report today that the wearable device is planned for an October release.</p> <p>Both Nikkei Asian Review and Recode cite sources familiar with Apple&rsquo;s plans in reports saying that we&rsquo;ll see the device launch during that autumn month, and Recode in particular notes that Apple will hold an event that month to show off its wearable before it hits stores.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iWatch Wearable tech Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:47:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438745 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iDevice maker is upping its push into the health space with gadgets and apps that motivate, train and track </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " alt="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appl.jpg?1401966359" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The tech industry is currently obsessed with fitness &ndash; if you don&rsquo;t believe us, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-gear-fit/review">Samsung Gear Fit</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/tomtom-s-fitness-watches-are-purely-cardio/news">TomTom&rsquo;s new sport watches</a>, <a></a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many tools, one function </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We saw what looked like the Misfit Shine, Zepp Golf sensor, Wahoo bike sensor, Withings scale, Nike+ running, Argus, and Strong Lifts products and apps on the ad. You should be able to identify them too &ndash; if you scrutinise the products carefully and aren&rsquo;t distracted by their activities.</p> <p>And the ad&rsquo;s release timing is noteable, too &ndash; Apple recently revealed its Health apps and Healthkit at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/wwdc-2014">WWDC 2014</a>, during its presentation of iOS 8. Although there was no mention of the iWatch, we&rsquo;re not complaining &ndash; we got to see a bunch of tools that can be used with the iPhone for now. &nbsp;</p> <p>Besides the fact is that we actually find &ldquo;Chicken Fat&rdquo; pretty catchy.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 preview</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iPhone iWatch Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:57:42 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438612 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung makes health monitoring push with Simband and cloud-based platform http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-makes-health-monitoring-push-simband-and-open-platform/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Proposed hardware and open software API announced to keep tabs on your wellness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Simband" alt="Samsung Simband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-simband.jpg?1401328504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wearable tech has become a notable part of Samsung&rsquo;s consumer product arsenal, and the company has even loftier goals ahead, as evidenced by today&rsquo;s announcement of the Simband.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/96151557" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>Samsung will encourage such development with its Digital Health Challenge initiative, which will invest up to US$50 million (RM161 million) in companies working on SAMI-powered devices.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no timeline as of yet for the release of Simband products, though the API for developers to work with will be available later this year. Samsung&rsquo;s announcement comes just days prior to the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), of course, where Apple is expected to announce the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review">Healthbook service in iOS 8</a>&mdash;which should play nice with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">the long-rumoured iWatch</a>.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/globalinnovation/innovation_areas/">Samsung</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/28/5758086/samsungs-simband-hardware-and-healthcare-platform-aim-to-track-your">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">Samsung reportedly set to unveil standalone watchphone soon</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-makes-health-monitoring-push-simband-and-open-platform/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-makes-health-monitoring-push-simband-and-open-platform/news#comments Health and fitness Samsung Wearable tech Wed, 28 May 2014 19:56:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438070 at http://www.stuff.tv This health-monitoring t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes look simple-minded http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;re one step closer to our dream futuristic cybersuit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" title="Suit up soldier" alt="This smart t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes feel dumb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/omsignal-tshirt.jpg?1399974515" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fitness bands and health trackers are cropping up left right and centre, and our wrists have never been more popular. Or confused.</p> <p>OM Signal has decided to smarten up your entire torso by ditching the band form factor and opting for a smart t-shirt instead.</p> <p>The OMsignal shirt has silver fibres weaved into it, in a similar fashion to touchscreen gloves.</p> <p>Coupled with a little black data module, the t-shirt can record everything from your heart rate and effort levels, to your breathing and cadence.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can track all of your stats on an accompanying app to keep on top of your progress, and you can also compare your efforts to your smart shirt-toting friends, if they&#39;re lucky enough to have a wardrobe that&#39;s as clever as yours.</p> <p>The shirt can also detect your posture and stress levels, telling you to take a deep breath and relax if it feels like your post-lunch budget meeting is starting to grind you down.</p> <p>While it&#39;s a little surreal having your t-shirt telling you to breathe a little slower, the OMsignal looks like a clever, non-intrusive way to keep track of almost every minor detail.</p> <p>Its promotional price of <a href="http://www.omsignal.com/pages/ompower" target="_blank">US$200</a>&nbsp;(RM647) is a little dear - imagine what the list price is going to look like - but you can wash it (minus the data unit of course) so that it&#39;s nice and fresh for every workout.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff on one page</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.omsignal.com/pages/ompower" target="_blank">OMsignal</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Enough info for you?" alt="This smart t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes feel dumb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/omsignal-app.jpg?1399974515" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news#comments Stuff Geek accessories Health and fitness Wearable tech Mon, 12 May 2014 15:26:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1437018 at http://www.stuff.tv Future Apple EarPod headphones “will measure heart rate and blood pressure” http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to one rumour, Apple is set to step up its health and fitness game with a smarter set of earbuds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Future Apple EarPod headphones “will measure heart rate and blood pressure”" alt="Future Apple EarPod headphones “will measure heart rate and blood pressure”" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/earpods.jpg?1399367731" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is working on a smarter &ndash; and more health-conscious &ndash; set of EarPod headphones, according to a rumour.</p> <p>One user of the anonymous Secret app, who claims to be an ex-Apple employee, <a href="https://www.secret.ly/p/uvvnhatfbvfdrlfzypihnshsbq">said that the next version of EarPods will contain sensors</a> able to measure heart rate and blood pressure, as well as iBeacons to make them easier to locate in the event of losing them.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The headphones, says the source, will need to be hooked up to a Lightning port &ndash; hence Apple&rsquo;s decision to move the audio jack to the bottom of the iPhone since the iPhone 5 was released.</p> <p>In the comments under his or her post, the source goes on say the EarPods will also come with better noise-cancelling technology and a redesigned remote.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s tempting to write this off as nonsense &ndash; after all, this is Secret, which means the source is totally unverified &ndash; but MacRumors notes that Apple does have patents which relate to exactly this type of technology. Back in 2007, the company filed a patent describing the integration of &ldquo;physiological sensors&rdquo; into headsets, and earlier this year a second granted patent delved deeper into using earphones specifically as a device able to measure biometric data.</p> <p>More grist to the mill are other existing devices that already integrate such functionality - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/intel/intels-smart-earbuds-change-track-when-youre-not-working-out-hard-enough/news" target="_blank">Intel announced pulse-monitoring headphones that skip to more energetic songs if you&#39;re not working out hard enough</a> at CES, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/wireless-headphones/dash-smart-earphones-are-amazing-wireless-earbuds-track-your-fitness-too/news" target="_blank">Dash Smart Earbuds</a> add Bluetooth wireless and blood oxygen saturation sensors into the mix.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to deny that this story has legs. Or ears, at least.</p> <p>[<a href="https://www.secret.ly/p/uvvnhatfbvfdrlfzypihnshsbq">Secret</a> via <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/05/01/earpods-biometric-sensors/">MacRumors</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Secret poster claims to be an embittered ex-Apple employee" alt="The Secret poster claims to be an embittered ex-Apple employee" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/secret-post-earpods.jpg?1399367731" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple has previous patents related to headphones used as sensors" alt="Apple has previous patents related to headphones used as sensors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-headphone-patent.jpg?1399367731" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news#comments Apple Headphones Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 02 May 2014 13:39:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436536 at http://www.stuff.tv Withings Pulse O2 knows your heart rate and blood oxygen level, promises better fitness tracking than ever http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-pulse-o2-listens-your-heart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This health conscious fitness tracker lets you wear your heart on your sleeve. Figuratively speaking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lub dub lub dub lub dub" alt="Withings Pulse O2 measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/withings-o2-hot-stuff.jpg?1398490067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Oh look, another smart wearable. Throw it on the pile</strong><br />Not so fast. How many gizmos on that pile can measure your heart rate? A couple we&#39;re guessing. But we bet there aren&#39;t many which can also measure your blood oxygen levels.</p> <p><strong>You got me there. But by the time I flatline, it won&#39;t matter.</strong><br />Stats like heart rate and blood oxygen aren&#39;t there to tell you (or others) whether you&#39;ve kicked the bucket or not.</p> <p>Take heart rate for example. Your resting heart rate is a good indication of how fit you are, and if you see it lower over time, it means your training is working. See it climb up the other way then it might be time to lay off those bargain bucket meals. Food should be on a plate, you know.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And blood oxygen?</strong><br />That&#39;s just a reading which lets you know how much of your blood is saturated with oxygen.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a healthy person, levels should be between 90-100%. If you&#39;ve got a disease like asthma or are climbing at high altitudes, then blood oxygen readings will come in very handy for making sure you&#39;re not in bad shape.</p> <p>If you&#39;ve given up smoking too, then you can monitor your levels and watch them steadily climb back up after time. Go you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="An accompanying app lets you track all your stats" alt="Withings Pulse O2 measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-app.jpg?1398490067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But how does it actually measure all that?</strong><br />For blood oxygen, a pair of LEDs - one with a red light wavelength and the other emitting infrared light - is traditionally used.</p> <p>Both wavelengths are absorbed at different levels depending on how saturated your blood cells are with oxygen. Blood carrying less oxygen absorbs more red light, allowing overall blood oxygen levels to be calculated.</p> <p>For heart rate, an Optoelectronics sensor as well as several green and red LEDs are used to detect your heart rate through your finger.</p> <p>The sensor picks up small minute changes on your skin&#39;s surface which sync up with your pulse. These colour fluctuations are caused by blood flow changes from your heart pumping, which is how it can detect your heart rate.</p> <p><strong>Science!</strong><br />Indeed. We should also point out that the Withings O2 also does the standard fitness tracking stuff too. That means, steps, calories burned and sleep are all monitored. And naturally there&#39;s an accompanying app to keep on track of it all.</p> <p>And if you don&#39;t like strapping things to your wrists, you can just leave it in your pocket or clip it onto your clothes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This is inside you right now. But much smaller, obviously" alt="Withings Pulse O2 measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/red-blood-cells_1.jpg?1398490067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I feel healthier already. </strong><br />Excellent. If you fancy picking up one for yourself then head on over to Withings where you can nab one for <a href="http://vitrine.withings.com/withings-pulse.html" target="_blank">&euro;120</a>&nbsp;(RM1,188).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff on one scorching page</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1087" height="815" title="Back in black" alt="Withings Pulse O2 measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-o2-blood_0.jpg?1398490067" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-pulse-o2-listens-your-heart/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:22:47 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436215 at http://www.stuff.tv