Listening to what your gadget says about you

2013-11-16 00:00

WITH Christmas coming, the geeky fitness enthusiast, dieter or insomniac might think of asking Santa for a self-monitoring device.

But in the last few years new consumer products have come on the market that make monitoring easier and more precise. They generate a large amount of data that can be analysed and shared using social media, which adds a social dimension to otherwise lonely endeavours like trying to lose weight or getting fit. Using wireless transreceivers, many of these devices can transmit data to your cellphone or computer. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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