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    A Trucker's Saga: Lifelogging a Journey Using the Saga App from

    Published on May 9, 2013

    Saga — The Must-Have Lifelogging App: automatically check-in and log your location, add notes, snap photos, and connect with Runkeeper, BodyMedia, Withings, Instagram and more!

    Lifelog with Saga — keep track of the places you go without checking-in, jot down notes, 'snap' photos, and automatically create a beautiful, holistic story of your life. Start writing your digital autobiography right now.

    Saga is lifelogging, made easy, for everyone.

    Featured on TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Scobleizer, SemanticWeb, SiliconAngle, and others!


    What is measured, improves — in addition to automatically logging your life, Saga provides you with valuable data and infographics about yourself to help you get more out of life.

    Track how much time you spend in transit, at work, or at recurring activities, and compare yourself to other users.

    Understand your activity and what types of places you visit most, outside of your home and work.

    Optimize your commute time, depending on what time you leave.

    Are you a power user? If yes, over time will Saga will start to assign traits based on patterns detected in your behavior. Traits are rewards that Saga gives you for being a unique snowflake.

    Go forth, be awesome.


    Saga has developed many sophisticated technologies that leverage the sensors in your phone to determine and measure your current location. And, as you explore with your phone, Saga automatically analyzes your location, in addition to a plethora of other data points, and recognizes and records the important events of your day. Saga is admittedly not perfect every single time, but it is still a very intelligent virtual companion that is right most of the time.

    Saga also integrates with many of your favorite apps to help you enrich your lifelog with your other activities. Updates and photos from the following apps can appear in your Saga lifelog, and can be associated with the time and place they were recorded:

    More to come soon!

    Snaps are a new take on an old idea — the photo booth. At any point in time, you can attach a strip of four photos we call "snaps" to help reminisce your day in 20/20. Try this new way to snap photos, and start creating memories that will have nostalgic value for years to come.

    More new and improved:

    Amazing battery life — Saga has the smallest battery footprint ever, and typical users are getting about 24 hours of battery life while running Saga

    Precise location accuracy — we've improved our algorithms to more accurately pinpoint your exact location

    More apps supported — now you can connect even more apps, and decorate your lifelog with social media, fitness tracking, and travel data

    New lifelogging features — add notes and 'Snap' photos to all of your adventures
    More infographs — see how your adventure unfolds over time and how you stack up against other users

    Characterize your traits — learn more about yourself and Saga reveals your quirky traits over time

    More markets supported — Saga will be released in more international regions where location data is available.

    Share your adventures — Curate and share your favorite places with friends and family.

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    Wearable patch keeps real-time watch on blood pressure

    Published on Mar 23, 2014

    Mar. 23 - A team of South Korean researchers has developed a convenient alternative to the conventional arm cuff for measuring blood pressure. For decades, the inflatable band has been used to monitor hypertension, but the team from Seoul National University has created a wearable sensor that can provide continuous monitoring throughout the day. Tara Cleary reports.

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    Best fitness trackers

    Published on May 2, 2014

    Wearable tech that will inspire you to get in shape.

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    Как правильно выбрать спортивный браслет (фитнес трекер)? Гаджетариум, выпуск 50 с Дарьей Карелиной

    Published on May 15, 2014

    Обзор спортивных браслетов и фитнес трекеров Misfit Shane, Jawbone UP24, Samsung Gear 2 и Samsung Gear Fit, Nike+ FuelBand, Polar Loop.

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    CNET News - Are heart rate monitors on fitness trackers accurate?

    Published on May 22, 2014

    Several fitness trackers, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5, now boast the ability to measure your heart rate. How do their readings stack up to an EKG? CNET's Sharon Profis with help from Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Dr. Jon Zaroff put the Garmin VivoFit, Withings Pulse O2, Basis Carbon Steel, Samsung Gear Fit, and Samsung Galaxy S5 to the test.

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    How accurately do fitness trackers monitor sleep?

    Published on Jul 23, 2014

    As the "quantified self" craze continues, fitness trackers have us obsessing over not only how active we are but also how soundly we're sleeping. How do the devices stack up against clinical sleep studies though? CNET's Sumi Das visits the Stanford Sleep Center for an expert's opinion.

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    Nerd Rage - Fitness trackers: Motivation or pure distraction?

    Published on Nov 11, 2014

    Donald Bell thinks fitness trackers don't make him healthy, they make him neurotic. Want to get in shape? Go outside.

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    CNET News - Buying a fitness tracker? Tips to pick the right one

    Published on Dec 3, 2014

    There's a whole new crop of fitness trackers just in time for the holiday shopping season, including gear for kids and pets. Before you invest in one, there are a few things to consider. CNET's Sumi Das and Scott Stein look at the latest trackers in this CNET holiday gift guide.

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    Best Fitness Trackers For 2015

    Published on Feb 3, 2015

    Are you a newly-motivated couch potato, or a hardcore gym bunny? Either way you're probably looking at getting a fitness tracker, but which is best? We rundown the top ten fitness trackers and smartwatches out now.

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    Best fitness trackers 2016

    Published on Dec 30, 2015

    Right now, there are plenty of familiar brand names, from specialists Jawbone, Fitbit, Garmin and Withings to the likes of Samsung and Microsoft. Apple, LG, Samsung and the rest have also made band-style fitness tracking a key element of their best smartwatches.

    All of them count steps, then calculate calories burned with varying levels of success. An increasing number of fitness bands also keep an eye on your resting heart rate, pulse rate during exercise, and how long and well you sleep.

    These are our ten favourites, starting with the very best, and we've updated to reflect recent new arrivals and updates to the fitness band market.

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