REVIEW: Wearables company Withings returned from the grave last month with its first new product since Nokia ditched the brand it had acquired in a $ 192 million deal back in 2016. It’s been a whirlwind year for Withings, with cofounder Éric Carreel entering the fray to buy his company back from Nokia in May. Fast-forward to September, when […]
Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences
Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to ‘interactive’ life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won’t be optional don’t the road.
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that include optional fitness tracking through tools including wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.
If you have an Apple Watch and aren’t determined to buy Series 4, your upgrade is here. Apple has released watchOS 5 right on schedule, promising big updates to fitness and Siri as well as a few apps that were arguably overdue. You now have automatic workout detection , competition with friends, advanced run tracking […]
The tables were turned on two muggers when they had to defend themselves from a 27-year-old female fitness coach, who came to the attempted robbery victim’s rescue, leaving the attackers with a shattered jaw and broken ribs. Ekaterina Shevalyuk, 27, a fitness center employee in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, was in her apartment on […]
To date, Garmin’s music-capable fitness watches have had access to iHeartRadio and… that’s about it. You’re about to get some much-needed variety, though, as Deezer’s music service has finally arrived on Garmin fitness wearables after months of promises. You can store more than 100 tunes on your wrist and sync playlists (including curated workout playlists) […]
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US military have been banned from using fitness trackers, smartphones and other devices and services over the fear that geolocation features might jeopardize the secrecy of American operations abroad, the Pentagon has announced. Following several incidents in which US military bases and patrol routes have been compromised by fitness trackers used by soldiers deployed to […]
OZY Media’s third prime-time television show, Breaking Big, airs Fridays at 8.30 p.m. ET on PBS stations, OZY.com and Facebook Watch. Join us as we explore the unexpected journeys to success of some of the world’s most influential stars. So far, we’ve heard from Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, restaurateur Eddie Huang, actress […]
Personal trainers are big business, but when you work out with Cory Crosby, you get someone who honed his skills in the big house. During an eight-year stretch for armed robbery, Crosby, now 29, became a fitness devotee, chiseling his body from 200 pounds to a muscular 165 with a core-focused bodyweight workout he devised. […]