Samsung announced a different version of the S Band last year with the Galaxy S4, which had a more rectangular design than the alleged new edition. Sam Mobile says the images came from a leaked sales guide for the Galaxy S5. Unlike Samsung’s newly announced Gear Fit, which debuted at Mobile World Congress just weeks p90X3 results ago, the S Band doesn’t have a screen. This means the fitness tracker uses its sensors to gather health data and sends it to your smartphone, where you’ll be able to see information (burned calories, distance ran, etc.) through Samsung’s S Health app and Activity Tracker app. It’ll also be able to check your sleeping habits, the leaked brochure says: “Monitor your daily activities (Calories, Steps, Distance) and Sleep Efficiency.” Like some other wearable devices, the S Band claims it will send a buzz to your wrist if you’re receiving a call, an SMS message or if you stray too far from your phone.
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This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

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A survey from Freescale Semiconductor , the chip supplier behind Fitbit and other wearable devices, found that 88% of runners training for marathons used wearable technology. Here’s a sample of some data-tracking apps and gear we found useful. Free http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm data Pumatrac: The free iPhone running app tracks and audibly informs you of your distance traveled, speed, calories burned and weather, ultimately producing a real-time map, elevation profile of your route and an overall score for the workout (arrived at by a mysterious algorithm that combines all the variables). It also includes a social leader board that shows you how other Pumatrac users are doing.
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New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout

This free iPhone app from Puma helps track your workout, crunching the data into an overall score. The app also helps you figure out conditions that affect your workout, and the scoring system can be motivating.

However we previously broke the news that Apple hired one of the worlds experts in sleep tracking: Roy Raymann, and his experience may hold some answers. Before joining Apple, Raymann worked at Philips and founded the companys Sleep Experience laboratory. Raymanns research into sleep focused on sleep patterns, sleep quality, and alertness. It is likely he has been contributing to the Sleep tab of Healthbook.
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