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Ces 2014 Preview: Health And Fitness Tech

And where better to see how these companies will push the envelope than at the International CES, which kicks off in Las Vegas next week? The upcoming 2014 CES will expand its digital fitness show floor space by 30 percent compared to the year prior, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Here's a sneak peek at some of the innovations I expect to see. Tracking Taken Further In 2014, quantified selfers will have more data to track than ever before. We'll see a serious uptick in the kinds of measurements different devices collect. The most rudimentary fitness trackers work like smart pedometers, collecting information about how many steps you take, and how those steps tally up to miles. Already, several trackers capture more advanced measurements than distance alone: stairs climbed, sleep, intense movement, heart rate, perspiration, and skin temperature. Moving forward, however, more sensors will incorporate heart rate monitoring without home page a chest strap, following in the footsteps of the MIO Alpha BLE , Basis B1 Band , and Withings Pulse , which all contain a heart rate sensor that does not have to sit on your sternum. And new metrics, such as muscle quality and the amount of oxygen in the blood stream, will start to be implemented in everyday consumer electronics.
Full story: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2428462,00.asp

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