5 Hottest Self Health-Monitoring Devices

The Fitbit Pedometer

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The Fitbit is a family of full-featured pedometers that track steps, distance, and calories. It monitors the number of steps taken and correspondingly deduces the amount of calories you burnt! In addition to this, it has a smartphone app available on both Android and iOS and is compatible with both PC and Mac. You can add your food and your activities using the app which can measure the heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in addition to tracking the number of steps.

The Nike+ Fuelband

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A unique wristband designed to measure the daily activity of its users, the nike fuelband uses 3-axis accelerometers to measure the whole body movement. It tracks your physical activity, steps taken daily, and amount of calories burned. It creates a profile based on your height and weight and integrates this information on the nike+ online community and phone application. The only limitation being that the nike fuelband application works only on iOS 5.0 and above.

The Sensoria Smart Socks

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These are socks infused with textile sensors and paired with a Bluetooth detachable anklet that accurately calculates the count of steps, speed, calories, altitude and distance. Apart from these, this device is also uniquely capable of tracking cadence, foot landing techniques and weight distribution on the foot as you walk and run! It has sensors on the back of the foot so that you can receive feedback about the most common runners’ errors. It comes with a dedicated mobile application that helps you with real time audio cues.

The Kolibree Toothbrush

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Electric toothbrushes are not new to us, but the first connected toothbrush, which tells you whether you have brushed your teeth properly and rewards you for good oral hygiene, is certainly fascinating! The French company Kolibree has come up with such a toothbrush that uses three sensors to record
1. how long you brush,
2. whether you brush all four quadrants of your mouth, and
3. whether you brush up and down (good) instead of just side to side (bad).
This data automatically syncs with your iPhone or Android App which charts your progress and scores you brushing technique.

The Voyce Collar

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A healthy pet equals a happy you! Now here’s an innovative collar which lets you track the trends of your dog’s activities, allowing you to keep an eye on its vital signs and detect symptoms early on. It also tracks the amount of calories that your dog burns each day, so that you can make adjustments to its diet accordingly. The 3-axis accelerometer and built in radio-frequency technology monitors the resting and active periods and measures both the heart and the respiratory rates of your favorite pet!

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