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Hands on with Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing: Phone control for those without self-control

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

As they say, "If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything." Most of us probably don't realize that there's more to the subject than just diet and exercise, and how we use our phones can have an impact, too. Once upon a time, our work/life balance was separated by real, physical distance, but thanks to the magic of mobile phones, we can all carry our work home with us in the form of life-interrupting notifications.

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Hands on with Android 9 Pie's Digital Wellbeing: Phone control for those without self-control was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Today is P-Day, ground zero for the Android 9 phone invasion, but Google has an extra health-related surprise waiting with Pie's release. The Digital Wellbeing features shown off by Google at I/O didn't make an appearance during the Android P developer previews, but a test for the health-related tools has just launched. Interested Pixel-equipped parties can enroll in the beta starting today.

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[Update: APK Download] Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Today is P-Day, ground zero for the Android 9 phone invasion, but Google has an extra health-related surprise waiting with Pie's release. The Digital Wellbeing features shown off by Google at I/O didn't make an appearance during the Android P developer previews, but a test for the health-related tools has just launched. Interested Pixel-equipped parties can enroll in the beta starting today.

In case you don't remember, the features in Google's new Digital Wellbeing suite are meant to encourage what CEO Sundar Pichai called "JOMO," for the "joy of missing out"—as opposed to the modern social terror of "FOMO"/fear of missing out.

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Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Digital media use, including social media, tied to higher rates of ADHD in teenag… aw sick new vid. Like, subscribe. Where am I?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Social media is often considered a distraction, but based on the results of a recent study, that influence could have larger implications. According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), frequent use of digital media, including social media, by adolescents could be associated with ADHD—though the causal direction of that relationship is undetermined. 

As is always the case with a new study like this, season both the original authors' statements and my summary with plenty of salt, but the results are compelling.

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Digital media use, including social media, tied to higher rates of ADHD in teenag... aw sick new vid. Like, subscribe. Where am I? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia’s health division

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Nearly one year ago, Nokia aquirred Withings, a French company selling smart health products. It was Nokia's first major dive into consumer electronics in years, HMD's Nokia-branded devices aside. The health division was put under strategic review in February, leaving its future uncertain. Now we know at least one company interested in buying it - Nest.

Nokia is now close to selling its Health division, with a number of companies bidding for ownership.

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Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia's health division was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update for Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Fit2 improves how information is displayed

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Samsung has announced an update for its Gear Fit2 and Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatches. The new features are designed to improve the display of data on the devices. New functions are also included, such as Weight Management and Fitness Program, previously only available on the Gear Sport.

By connecting your Gear Fit2 to the Samsung Health app on your phone, you're able you monitor exercise and food consumption throughout the day and handily display your stats on your wrist.

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Update for Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Fit2 improves how information is displayed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Fitbit announces Versa smartwatch and Ace kids wristband, adds female health tracking to the Fitbit app

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Fitbit announced two brand-new products today, plus a much-requestion additional feature for the Fitbit app. The Fitbit Versa is the company's new flagship smartwatch, something of a replacement for the Ionic. The Ace wristband for kids is essentially a Fitbit Alta for children aged 8+. For the first time, with an update due in May 2018, the Fitbit app will offer female health features such as period tracking.

Fitbit Versa

Fitbit's Versa watch had already been leaked ahead of today's announcement, and it looks just as we expected.

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Fitbit announces Versa smartwatch and Ace kids wristband, adds female health tracking to the Fitbit app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones

Friday, December 15th, 2017


MediaTek has just announced a new smartphone biosensor module that can monitor 6 different health metrics. In addition to being able to measure a user's heart rate — which can honestly be done on any smartphone with a rear camera and flash — the MediaTek Sensio MT6381 can track heart rate variability, blood pressure, peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiography (ECG), and photoplethysmography (PPG). MediaTek hopes that manufacturers will begin to integrate Sensio into their devices in the future.

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MediaTek announces Sensio 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Paralign is an intelligent, data-driven and personalized well-being platform [Sponsored Post]

Monday, December 11th, 2017

It can be difficult to share details about how you feel, especially online. Motivational apps have existed for years, but most simply offer words of encouragement. While that alone can certainly be helpful in many circumstances, sometimes you might need more help. That's where Paralign comes in.

  

Paralign is a one-of-a-kind personalized thought and mood tracker. Once you log in with an online account (or continue as a guest, but your data won't be saved), you can create posts with your thoughts, and include a rating of how you currently feel.

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Paralign is an intelligent, data-driven and personalized well-being platform [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung HeartWise now on the Play Store, helps patients keep up with doctor-recommended heart wellness programs

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

During my brief stints using Samsung Galaxy smartphones, I eschewed many of the company's branded apps, but Samsung Health was one of the few exceptions. I was impressed by how robust and slick it was and found myself tracking my blood pressure and SpO2 level every now and then just for fun. Now the Korean tech giant is bringing that health app know-how to Samsung HeartWise, a new health app built for a niche audience: patients who want to keep up with their doctor-recommended heart wellness program via their smartphone and Gear S3 smartwatch.

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Samsung HeartWise now on the Play Store, helps patients keep up with doctor-recommended heart wellness programs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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