Spider-Man Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Is Aimed At Kids

Fitness trackers are great if you’re looking for a way to track your fitness activities. They can be used by people of all ages, although admittedly giving an Apple Watch to a kid might not be the best idea as they might damage it. However if you’d still like to equip your child with a fitness tracker, Garmin might have something for you.


Activity Trackers Now Required For John Hancock Life Insurance

In the past we have seen how some insurance companies have actually encouraged their customers to use devices like the Apple Watch or Fitbit fitness trackers. They even offered customers incentives for meeting certain health/fitness goals. However it seems that for some insurance companies, fitness trackers are now mandatory.


Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature Was Almost Not Announced

One of the key features of the new Apple Watch Series 4 is the built-in ECG monitoring tool. According to Apple’s announcement, they claim that they were given a De Novo classification by the FDA for the feature, which allowed them to announce it at the event. However it seems that they almost couldn’t.


Apple Watch Heart Rate Study Reportedly Helped Win FDA Approval For ECG Feature

One of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is how in addition to being able to measure your heart rate, a feature that has been around since the first iteration, it also comes with an ECG feature that basically takes heart measurements to more advanced levels than just how fast your heart is beating.


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Apple Watch Series 4 Could Have ECG/EKG Functionality

Apple had previously embarked on a study with Stanford Medicine to study how the Apple Watch could be used to detect heart problems. The study seems to be coming to an end and it has been speculated that Apple could be taking what they’ve learnt and apply it to future Apple Watches, which apparently will happen as early as the Apple Watch Series 4.


Dating App ‘Bumble’ Adds Digital Wellbeing Tool With ‘Snooze’ Mode

Digital wellbeing seems to be the buzzword of the season. Many tech companies are starting to incorporate such tools into their products and services, such as YouTube who recently introduced a tool to let users know how long they’ve spent watching videos on their platform. Now it looks like dating app Bumble is doing the same.


Google Could Be Bringing Its Digital Wellbeing To Google Assistant

One of the features that Google introduced to Android Pie are a set of tools called Digital Wellbeing. Basically the idea is to help users get off their devices and spend less time on them to help curb addiction. This is done by reminders, notifications, timers and more. Now it looks like Google could be looking to expand its Digital Wellbeing initiative to its other products.


Robot Ducks Will Help Comfort Kids With Cancer

Trying to grasp the concept and come to terms that one might have cancer can be difficult, even as an adult. So you can imagine how confusing and scary it must be for young children who might not understand why this is happening to them. This is why some hospitals try to employ clowns and other professionals whose jobs are to help comfort sick kids.


Google Details How They Developed Their Digital Wellbeing Initiative

Companies are always looking to increase the amount of engagement on their websites, apps, services, and devices. However it seems that we have gotten to a point where we might be engaging too much with our devices, which is why companies like Google have introduced a digital wellbeing initiative to its products in hopes to try and get users to stop being so addicted.


Apple’s Apple Watch Heart Rate Study Is Being Wrapped Up

We have all heard and read the countless stories in which the Apple Watch and its heart rate sensors have saved a life on more than one occasion, where its alert to users of abnormal heart rates have resulted in many seeking early treatment which allowed them to avoid dying. Researchers also later discovered that the device was adept at detecting heart disease.


MIT Develops AI That Can Detect Depression From Your Conversations

It has often been said that people who are depressed might not necessarily show signs of depression, at least until it is too late. Compound that with the fact that we ourselves live busy lives and have our own selves to take care of, it can be hard to try and look for signs of depression in others, like family members and loved ones.


Apparently Netflix Doesn’t Want To Be Associated With Binge-Watching Anymore

In this day and age, we’re starting to see companies start to roll out features aimed at promoting digital wellbeing, which is basically companies trying to get users to stop spending extended hours in front of their computers or their phones. Heck, a recent survey found that even teens are starting to get worried about how much time they spend on their phones.


School Software Supplier Develops Suicide Risk Detector

School computers tend to be loaded with a bunch of software designed to restrict student use so that the computers are only used for educational purposes, and also filters that prevent students from browsing things that they shouldn’t be browsing. GoGuardian is a company that develops and supplies schools with such software, and now they have a new tool.


Apple Patents Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Tech

Our smartwatches and fitness trackers have revealed certain data about ourselves that we might not have previously known, thanks to its built-in sensors like the heart rate monitor. Naturally the functionality of such devices is expected to expand in the future, and last we heard, Apple had plans to introduce non-invasive glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch.