Fitbit Flex

The latest wearable activity monitor features a low-energy Bluetooth sync and streamlined design

Personal activity monitors are among the most common wearable computers, though their sophistication has advanced significantly since the days of the pager-like pedometer. The best of these devices have migrated from the hip to the wrist and offer highly detailed insight aimed to help people live healthier lives. Whether it’s through gamification with the Nike FuelBand or the rich visuals of the Jawbone UP, the …

Zensorium Tinke

Measure stress and wellness right from your iPhone

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering just how healthy you are at any given moment, you’d benefit from Tinke, a miniature wellness and stress level monitor. The small, ultra-light device plugs right into your iPhone and uses your thumb to measure your current condition including heart rate, blood oxygen levels, heart rhythm and respiratory rate with just one pinch. The little gadget has garnered attention …

Hands On: The New Jawbone UP

The reborn wearable tracker is a significant improvement over the original

Initially released this time last year, the Jawbone UP, designed by Yves Behar, made its debut as a holistic life tracker worn on the wrist 24/7. As you may remember, the bendable band syncs with an iPhone app to record bodily information such as daily activity, sleep and diet. You might also remember the original device was plagued with issues ranging from general usability to …