Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, Macworld

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Meet Moov HR, the ultra-cheap heart-rate sensor you wear on your head

Chest straps are uncomfortable and fitness bands can be unreliable, so Moov is putting a heart rate sensor on your temple.

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Misfit puts Fossil's analog fashion sense in its new Phase fitness band

The $175 Misfit Phase looks like an analog watch but is really an undercover activity tracker.

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Fitbit Flex 2 review: Swim-tracking boosts this basic fitness band

Fitbit's $100 Flex 2 is a solid, water-resistant upgrade from the first-gen Flex, but its automatic exercise-tracking needs some work.

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Apple Watch Series 2 review: A faster, brighter fitness machine

Apple's second-generation watch doubles down on fitness with GPS, water-resistance, a dual-core processor, and super-bright display.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review: A worthy upgrade elevates the fitness-tracking essentials

Fitbit's latest activity tracker combines the best of its Charge HR and Alta fitness bands at an affordable price.

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5 high-tech gadgets to upgrade your next cookout

Take your outdoor events to the next level with the Coolest Cooler, JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker, GoSun Sport Solar Stove, Goal Zero Nomad 20 solar panel, and Thermacell Trailblazer mosquito-repelling lantern.


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Instagram is fighting harassment with new keyword filtering feature

Unlike Twitter, Instagram is making it easier to curb abuse with comment moderation.

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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ship on Sept. 16 sans headphone jack

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus killed the headphone jack for Lightning-connected EarPods, but the phones are water-resistant and have dramatically overhauled cameras.

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Meet Withings Steel HR, the heart rate-monitoring activity tracker that looks like a classic watch

Under Nokia, Withings is making its lineup of activity trackers smarter and more sophisticated.

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Sonos speakers to get voice control in 2017, with a big assist from Amazon's Alexa

Sonos is giving its speaker experience a boost with app improvements, deeper Spotify integration, and Alexa's assistance.


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See you on the 7th: Apple's iPhone event is confirmed

Mark your calendars for Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific, when Apple will unveil the iPhone 7—and possibly the Apple Watch 2—at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

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New MacBook Pros are reportedly on deck, but not in September

If you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, you might want to wait.

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Facebook makes its desktop ads inescapable by blocking ad-blockers

The network is giving you more control over the ads you see, but now you can't avoid them.

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Facebook battles to banish News Feed clickbait

Tired of misleading headlines? Facebook's new clickbait filter aims to clear them up.

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Instagram Stories is Facebook's most obvious shot at Snapchat

A short-lived slideshow of candid images and videos sure sounds familiar.