Marketing a new product? Getting consumers to visualize using it could backfire
Companies often provide detailed information that encourages consumers to visualize using a new product. But does this make consumers more likely to buy it? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, it dep ...
Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker
The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.
Researchers develop a device for running shoes that prevents injuries
El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries.
Tech review: Fitness watches help you keep tabs on your vital statistics
I'm old enough to have seen wristwatches fall out of favor, replaced by the cellphones in our pockets.
50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones
Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors.
Review: Samsung fitness products offer the basics
Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor
(AP)—Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.
LG to launch new smartwatch this year
LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.
'Star Trek' for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet
The next time you take Fluffy in for surgery, the veterinarian may be able to monitor her post-op progress from a smartphone.
Apple is granted hover and heart-rate monitoring patents
Smart sock for baby monitoring in funding campaign
While you were sleeping: Monitor alerts parents if baby stops breathing
Every parent worries about their baby. They worry while it's eating, while it's playing—and especially while it's sleeping. But a new device created by BYU students may help parents rest easier while their ...
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Nist releases final version of revised Bluetooth security guide
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final version of the Guide to Bluetooth Security (NIST Special Publication 800-121 Rev. 1). The publication is a revision of the original guide, which was ...