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Variability Keeps The Body In Balance

Variability Keeps The Body In Balance

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of...

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2014-09-30 08:33:50

LifeTrak line of 24-hour fitness trackers expands with the launch of new LifeTrak BRITE R450 - one, holistic wearable for everyday life FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salutron, Inc., the foremost leader in heart-rate monitoring and precise biosensing wearables, today introduced a new line of "life trackers" to its portfolio, beginning with the launch of the new BRITE R450. These new wearables take a holistic approach by integrating multiple aspects of health and fitness into...

2014-09-25 12:26:17

Polar M400 Brings Together Style, Performance and Comfort LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Polar, the leading pioneer of heart rate monitoring and wearable sports devices, unveiled the Polar M400 GPS training watch with 24/7 activity tracking. The M400 is the perfect companion for runners or anyone who wants to lead an active lifestyle. Like all Polar services, products and apps, it will help you understand your body so you can get fitter faster....

2014-09-10 08:22:45

WALTHAM, Massachusetts, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense [http://www.earlysense.com ](R), the market leader in Proactive Patient Care Solutions, today announced that it has been awarded Federal Supply Schedule Contract (V797P-4344B) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for The EarlySense System. The contract was awarded by the US Government following a detailed due diligence process. The EarlySense System, which is currently installed in multiple VA...

2014-09-09 12:25:21

In the news release, "Ride with Confidence:" Polar Releases Smartest Cycling Computer with Integrated GPS, issued 09-Sep-2014 by Polar over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the "Availability" section, the first sentence should read, "The Polar V650 ($269.95 or $319.95 with HR monitor) will be available starting in September from leading sports retailers, online and at www.polar.com," rather than "The Polar V650 ($269.95 or $319.95 with HR monitor) will be available starting in...

2014-09-09 08:40:41

Polar V650 Offers Real-Time, "Smart Coaching" Data for Cyclists LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Polar (www.polar.com), the leader in heart rate monitoring and sports performance technologies, released the Polar V650, a high-end, future-proof cycling computer designed for athletes who want to analyze every aspect of training. Featuring a full-touch color display, the Polar V650 has integrated GPS to track speed, altitude and distance. Additional Smart Coaching...

2014-09-08 23:10:04

Integrating Heart Rate and All-day Activity Data, Empowering Users to Lead Healthier Lives Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Digifit®, a leading mobile-health technology company and developer of the heart rate monitoring, team and corporate wellness apps, announced today the data integration partnership with Misfit, creators of the popular Shine activity tracker. Users can now integrate steps, daily caloric burn, activity, sleep and other valuable health information from...

2014-09-08 08:32:06

RAMAT GAN, Israel, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The EarlySense Safety System has been chosen as a framework provider for an NHS Multi Hospital tender. - EarlySense Clinical Outcomes has been selected for an Oral Presentation at the International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability EarlySense(R), the market leader in contact-free monitoring solutions, today announced that its system has been chosen as a framework...

2014-08-27 08:24:45

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is the world's first stereo earbuds with built-in heart rate monitor and Sport Life App NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds - and an all-in-one training solution with Jabra Sport Life application - announced by Jabra today. Combining an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby(®) Digital sound and real-time voice coaching,...

2014-07-31 16:27:56

The New Mio FUSE Tracks Heart Rate, Steps, Calories, Distance, Speed and Pace; Connects with All Apps and Devices Via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mio Global today announced the release of the newest product in its lineup of chest strap-free performance heart rate monitoring devices, Mio FUSE. FUSE combines Mio's EKG-accurate optical heart rate technology with a built-in accelerometer to provide heart rate, step count, distance, pace, and calorie...

2014-07-17 23:01:51

Dr. Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Offers Exercise Tips for Your Heart and Your Well-Being Suffern, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds that adults who watch TV three hours or more a day may double their risk of premature death from any cause. According to Dr. Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno, M.D., F.A.C.C. of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, sedentary behavior is an increasing trend. She...


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