Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
Training data collected by fitness trackers may be useful to predict marathon performance
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
A health informatics researcher explains why people don't always get the 'credit' they think they should from using wearable fitness trackers.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
People are more willing to participate in fitness tracker-based insurance policies when they are in control of their participation.
German study shows that a multi-pronged approach works best.
As health care grows more digital, an array of health apps promise to track steps, count heartbeats and look at moles. But without more FDA oversight, could we be shooting ourselves in the foot?
An offer that appears beneficial on the surface, but can lead to unintended negative consequences is called a "perverse incentive".
Insurer John Hancock now requires customers to use activity trackers for life insurance policies. Here's how that will put life insurance and even mortgages out of reach for many people.
Gadgets that tell too many people to go to the doctor are a worry, but the growing enthusiasm for health monitoring should be encouraged.
Heart-rate monitors can be accurate – as long as you don't move.
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
Fitbits and other trackers are just the latest iteration of the fitness industry's relationship with technology.
Research shows that people's social networks, employment conditions and life stages all impact their use of wearable devices. Understanding these factors can help you achieve your fitness goals.
Digital fitness trackers may look cool, but many teenagers don't want them in PE lessons.
Soon, wearable fitness devices will be able to diagnose diseases. Could that lead insurers to deny coverage to people based on their data alone?
Do fitness trackers work? For how long? And are they more than just a passing fad? We explore what you need to know about fitness trackers.
Forget high-end design and cutting-edge communication. The new Watch is a fitness device and heralds a shift for the company – from enabling self-expression to nudging users toward self-mastery.