Shapeheart is an armband that senses your heart rate without bulky chest straps

 Not everyone wants to place a heart-rate monitor on their chest or wrist. Sometimes you want a meaty sensor, something that won’t drain your battery and something that also carries your phone using a system of magnets that keeps your phone safe from harm. Sometimes you want the Shapeheart. I saw the Shapeheart last week. Basically it’s a very usable, very clever heart-rate monitor… Read More

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Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers

Twitch Feature Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rather scarce so I pressed them — and then, almost certainly unrelated to that, the company provided more details. (It’s a penny per bit.) Read More

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Acer’s Xplova X5 biking computer has a built-in camera that records when the rider’s heart rate increases

Acer Xplova X5 The latest version of the Acer-owned Xplova biking computer brings a few cool new tricks to the table. Chief among them, is the inclusion of the of a wide-screen on-board camera that offers up a little bit of GoPro-style recording to the table. Far and away the coolest bit here is the ability to set different recording triggers, so the Xplova X5 doesn’t record every single second of a… Read More

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Jawbone Adds Passive Heart Rate Tracking And Auto Sleep Mode To Its Wristbands

UP3 new color Jawbone is releasing a firmware update that will add passive heart rate and an automatic sleep mode to their wristbands. The UP2, UP3, and UP4 trackers are also getting a facelift in the form of new colors and, for the UP2, a new design with thinner straps. Read More

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