Help at hand for health-oriented tech-heads

Every season is the right time to eat healthy, nutritious food.
Every season is the right time to eat healthy, nutritious food. Photo Contributed

MANY of us cannot be trusted to look after our own bodies without being reminded that we're losing our shape.

We seem to require additional motivation to do something about it. Gadgets will soon take on that responsibility.

This month has seen the launch of Microsoft's Bing Health & Fitness app; rumoured screengrabs of Apple's iOS 8 have been circulating online which feature Healthbook, an app that gives you a visual snapshot of your current state of health; references to a Fitness API have been spotted in recent versions of the Android OS, while Basis, manufacturer of health tracking technology, is being eyed up for purchase by a number of companies.

Microsoft's new app lets users set calorie goals, record what they eat and create exercise regimes. Nike's Fuelband, Fitbit's Flex and Jawbone's Up all wrap around your wrist, working with smartphone apps to track sleep and movement, providing neatly-presented data.

Topics:  games and gadgets health

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