Quantifying money/expenses can be a great way to help savings and make you about overspending. With your smartphone & some handy spending tracker apps you can keep your budget in control and increase your monthly savings.
Snapchat has been ruling the US smartphone market in terms of engagement, especially in the teenager segment. They recently launched their new product, Spectacles- wearable sunglasses with cameras. With the help of Augmented Reality, they are taking the photo & video experience to the next level!
I am putting together a few important headlines around the Quantified Self movement every month, let me know in the comments if there is an important headline I missed out. Here are some interesting Quantified Self headlines & articles from November:
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.
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.
I am putting together a few important headlines around the Quantified Self movement every month, let me know in the comments if there is an important headline I missed out. Here are some interesting Quantified Self Headlines from October:
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.
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.