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Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos

Garmin releases its first luxury smartwatch, the Fenix Chronos

What time is it? Time to realize that Garmin has created a smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch.

The all-purpose watch is part identifier (with an altimeter and a barometer), part Fitbit (checking heart rate, stride rate, and a litany of other rates), and part sleek-looking timekeeper. Plus, this luxury watch's price emphasizes the luxury part with a price tag of $1,500.00. Garmin's still trying to move away from the GPS image with this cool, new gadget, and it will be intriguing to see how much revenue Garmin can swipe from Apple.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/25/garmin-releases-its-first-luxury-smartwatch-the-fenix-chronos/

What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

Fitbit has revolutionized the wearable tech industry with its sleek wristbands and addictive numerals about the user's health. However, a study at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, concludes that the Fitbit's sensors can be off. Way off. Up to 20 beats per minute off. Fitbit is involved in a class action law suit as a result, and other health tech companies (wearable and non-wearable) should be wary not to repeat. It's worth noting that Fitbit is not necessarily crooked as it is still early in the legal process.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/18/what-the-fitbit-lawsuit-means-for-clinical-researchers/

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