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MediSafe adds Android Wear support to remind you to take your pills

The first health app for Android Wear lets users shake their watch to report back that they took their medicines as instructed.

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

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Google may join health data-tracking party with Google Fit

Apple's doing it, Samsung's doing it, and now Google wants to store your day-to-day health data too.

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There's plenty of wearable competition at Computex, but not much innovation

Plenty of device makers at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week are hoping to stake a claim in the growing market for wearable devices. But the products on display looked like more of the same.

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Apple's HealthKit unites data from various fitness apps and even talks to doctors

Coming with the iOS8 upgrade in the fall, HealthKit will let selected health and fitness apps share data to create an integrated profile of your physical condition.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

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Samsung introduces Simband health sensor platform

Samsung announced a development platform for companies to create apps and sensors for a new generation of health-tracking wearables.

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Hands on with LG's Heart Rate Earphones, a two-trick wearable that actually works

They play music. They monitor your heart rate. And that's all we ask of them.

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Wearable devices with health IT functions poised to disrupt medicine

The data that wearables can provide excites doctors, although the health care system isn't ready for the technology. And who pays for it, anyway?

Startup's stethoscope phone peripheral gets to the heart of the matter

Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones