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Bedtime: How the new iOS 10 & iPhone is helping you sleep better

The iPhone has become so much more than just a communication device. With all the sensors and software bundled into it, the iPhone has become a part of our lifestyle. The latest iOS 10 came in with a bunch of new features. Sleep tracking is now a part of the clock app called Bedtime mode! Also, the Health app now has a dedicated section for your sleep data.

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The Samsung S Health App – a must have for every lifelogger?

So here’s the deal with Samsung – they’re not just a cell phone maker. Given the recent fiasco with the Note 7, talk about Samsung and you’ll surely envision a mobile device that probably might be emitting a steady stream of smoke. But let’s not forget that the conglomerate has its fingers in other businesses and subsidiaries as well. One of them, being software.

Perhaps the most lifelogger-centric software to come out of Samsung’s labs is the S Health app – a wholesome, comprehensive tracking application that not only works with a multitude of devices, but also keeps track of a large number of parameters.

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3 ways to track sleep with your iPhone & Android

Sleep is one of the most important Health parameters. According to the CDC, about 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Insufficient sleep can further lead to other health issues. The iPhone and Apple Watch have gotten great amount of sensors to track sleep in detail with various apps. Motion sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer in these devices are key in tracking sleep. We are breaking down sleep tracking into three ways based on complexity.

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How Apple changed the way people stay fit with the iPhone & Apple Watch

When Apple released the Health app with iOS 8, it was a big step towards fitness tracking. Mobile has brought a radical change in people’s lifestyle. Fitness has been an important aspect of this- from the time smartphones had simple pedometers to track steps, to now where there are complete health aggregating platforms like Apple’s Health app or Google Fit. Since smartphones have become an integral part of people’s life, fitness apps and service thrived on mobile. Apart from Apple’s and Google’s fitness push, 3rd party developers also made some great innovations, like the interactive seven minute workout app. 

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