E-health: Every bit of exercise counts

By Peter Griffin In Technology

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28th February, 2013
It looked like the Casio digital watch I had as a kid – with a couple of differences. It was lime green, not black, and it didn’t have a screen. The rubbery wristband I tried on for size at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year is the newest device in a wave of wearable gadgets designed to improve your health and well-being. The Fitbit Flex and rivals like the Nike+ FuelBand, Withings Tracker and Jawbone Up use an accelerometer of the sort built into your smartphone to track every step you take, every minute and hour slept. From that information they can ...

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