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Wellness apps and fitness trackers: Why insurers love your smartwatch

Wellness apps and fitness trackers: Why insurers love your smartwatch

Australian insurers can’t discriminate against clients on the basis of their health. So why are they doing everything they can to have people feed them sensitive health and fitness data?

  • by Laurel Henning

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Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Heart monitors are ubiquitous on wearable devices, and only growing more popular as a way for us to keep tabs on our health. But there’s a limit to what they can do.

  • by Tim Biggs
Apple sued over broken watch screens that injured customers

Apple sued over broken watch screens that injured customers

The Apple Watch isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, a group of customers claims in a lawsuit over an alleged defect that it says can cause injuries.

  • by Joe Schneider
Leaked photo shows Facebook’s planned competitor to Apple Watch

Leaked photo shows Facebook’s planned competitor to Apple Watch

Facebook, or Meta as it is rebranding itself, is developing a smartwatch mimicking the style of the Apple Watch, according to an image of the device found inside one of the tech giant’s iPhone apps.

  • by Mark Gurman
With Series 7, Apple Watch has hit its innovation ceiling

With Series 7, Apple Watch has hit its innovation ceiling

Apple’s latest watch is its best ever, with a surprisingly useful larger screen, but each year brings fewer meaningful upgrades.

  • by Alice Clarke
Apple’s wearable update is one for cyclists to watch

Apple’s wearable update is one for cyclists to watch

Apple’s Julz Arney says getting a watch to know when you start and stop cycling, and how many calories you’re burning, was no easy feat.

  • by Alice Clarke
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Facebook’s glasses aren’t as scary as you think, at least not yet
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Facebook’s glasses aren’t as scary as you think, at least not yet

Ray-Ban Stories are cute and handy, don’t connect to the internet, and don’t really make it easier to take sneaky pictures of people without their consent.

  • by Alice Clarke
Facebook’s Ray-Ban sunglasses let you take photos and video hands-free

Facebook’s Ray-Ban sunglasses let you take photos and video hands-free

Ray-Ban Stories are $449 connected glasses with cameras, microphones and speakers attached, but Facebook says they can’t be used to livestream.

  • by Alice Clarke
No help but big potential harm from wearable body fat tests
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No help but big potential harm from wearable body fat tests

Body composition testing was already problematic, but now it’s been made portable on smartwatches and fitness trackers.

  • by Alice Clarke
Samsung’s new smartwatch is its best yet, but it’s no match for Apple

Samsung’s new smartwatch is its best yet, but it’s no match for Apple

A collaboration with Google on the software side helps the Galaxy Watch4 shine as the most convenient Android-compatible watch you can get.

  • by Alice Clarke
‘Not how a company should behave’: Apple blasted over smartwatch trade secrets

‘Not how a company should behave’: Apple blasted over smartwatch trade secrets

Tech CEO Joe Kiani has waged his share of hard-nosed patent fights with competitors in the medical device field, but says his current battle with Apple is taking things to a new level.

  • by Susan Decker