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The End of Wearables? The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker
The brainchild of two fitness-minded engineers, The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker scans and weighs your whole body in 20 seconds, eliminating your brain’s biases, presenting you with raw data instead of perceptions. It will replace every tool you’ve been using to measure your body fat or mass, including the water... Read more
People who wear fitness trackers are still considered early adopters. Many of the best are still in their first or second versions. When fitness trackers become invisible, when everyone from the aging adult population to little kids wear them, then we’ll be there. By then, wearables may not actually be worn.... Read more
As reported in Science Advances Tomoyuki Yokota and his colleagues from the Someya Group at the University of Tokyo have created the next generation of cybernetic skin, solving a major challenge previously holding them up. They’re calling their creation e-skin. E-skin flexes even crumples and works well in water and air.... Read more
Crossing from the weight room into the board room can prove problematic if you don’t want to hide your wrist. Most fitness trackers and watches look silly in a suit, especially if you work in a dress-to-impress environment. To help you, we pulled out the best smart watches on... Read more
Wearable Technology and The Future of Fitness
The immediate future of wearables has started to reveal itself in the form of smarter clothing, smaller accessories, and possibly gesture-based interactions. The big question that remains to be answered is how these technologies will affect our relationships with fitness? We’re gonna jump ahead to the test answers to... Read more
Killer Apple Watch Apps You NEED To Have
Wearable technology is one of the newest and exciting type of technology out there today. With a variety of offerings out there with different uses, I decided to focus on perhaps the most popular in this article, the Apple Watch. With the watch being out for a good while,... Read more
9 Wireless Headphones For Pumping Up Your Workout
If you’ve ever been the victim of cord snagging — where your headphone cord hangs on anything in the gym ripping said headphones from your ears — then you know true anguish. It’s not only physically painful, it’s distracting and sometimes embarrassing. Your gym-time doesn’t have to be like... Read more
7 New Wearables That Could Change Your Life
“Google Glass will help fight the antisocial and “emasculating” habit of compulsive smartphone checking.” – Sergey Brin Sadly, for the company now called Alphabet, Google’s mad dash into wearables was not life-changing. Maybe that’s because there was no health or fitness trackers in Glass. Perhaps if Glass’ focal point were... Read more
10 Wearable Calorie Counters To Boost Your Fitness
Before, tracking your fitness level used to be done by the book, painstakingly requiring you to note down how much you consumed in a day, the amount of activity you underwent and changes in your weight and heart rate. While noting everything down was a great way of watching... Read more
The Year 2017 in Review With 2018 Predictions
When we came to the end of 2016, Body Hacks was more about wearable technology so we penned a piece on what would come in 2017. This writer looked through that blog recently. We were pretty close on a number of predictions. In the year that followed that blog,... Read more
Explosive Indiegogo Campaign; VylyV Has Upgraded Their Love Muscle Wearable for Men
Finally, there’s a better solution for men which matches the countless Kegal tools out there for women. (I know right, Men?) It’s yet only a dream, a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo based on the original version, but the VylyV (pronounced Vé-liv) 2.0 version, called Swift, is crushing its crowdfunding... Read more
Gifting Fitness Wearables to Kids
  Child obesity rates are as high as they have ever been—about one in five children is obese according to the CDC—with no sign of that number going down soon. The data gets worse as the children approach childhood, worse in some demographic populations. Childhood obesity is alarming, not... Read more
Ready or Not Legit Human Gene Editing is Here
A group of scientists have used gene editing to cure humans of disease. The patient in question suffers from Hunter syndrome, a disorder affecting humans from childhood, where the body fails to produce an enzyme. The symptoms are many, but the treatment is weekly intravenous therapy. It’s a pain.... Read more
The State of Wearables and Integration
  As Under Armour (UA) recently canceled production their HealthBox suite of wearables it begs the question: What is the future for wearable tech integration? At one time, integration was all the future rage. It deserves to be said, there was also a time when we spent more time... Read more
Wearables Effect on Diabetic Lives Informs Us About the Future of Transhumanism
The Fitbit company recently announced their new partnership with One Drop. The partnership will add diabetes management to their premium wearable, the Ionic. As companies like Fitbit and Apple chase more and more health metrics, we learn something about the state of transhumanism. Hacking the human experience for performance enhancement... Read more
5 Technologies to Hack Your Sleep For Better Performance
  Nothing matters more than good sleep. In the view of this seasoned fitness professional, most of the moves people make to improve their lives through better health rank as wasted efforts. Whether one measures those efforts in time or money, it makes no difference. Popping pills,... Read more
Your Kid’s ADD is Out of Control; This Kickstarter Can Help
The NeuroPlus team is about a week away from the end of their Kickstarter campaign, almost 99 percent pledged on an all or nothing goal. That means if they don’t make 100 percent of their goal, they will not move forward. What NeuroPlus promises is to improve focus through... Read more
5 Frightening Risks of Biohacking Nobody Discusses
When enthusiastic newbie biohackers embark on their first implant, they don’t always consider the darker aspects of non-medical surgery. In a nutshell, that’s what it is, a medical procedure. Biohacking the human experience by depositing foreign bodies in one’s own body is not as tough as bolting titanium to... Read more
Forget Third Arms, What About a Third Thumb?
While I’ve always felt a third arm could come in handy (get it?), life could get easier with something less obtrusive, an extra digit, perhaps. When designer Dani Clode created what he calls the Third Thumb Project, it was to further the definition of what it means to be... Read more
Wibe is the Coolest Wearable Kickstarter That Nobody Knows About
On June 26, 2017, the team behind Wibe, Atlexa, relaunched their Kickstarter after suffering some kind of rights infringement from the first name of their product. Wibe a backpack or back part accessory of sorts, with workout bands, ensuring that everywhere one goes, she gets a workout. To date, Atlexa’s Kickstarter... Read more