March 17, 2016
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a necklace that could help passively track nutrition by listening to the sound of the wearer chewing.
University at Buffalo computer scientist Wenyao Xu is developing the wearable, called AutoDietary, with a small microphone on the back that records the sound of people eating food. The sounds are sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth and...
May 5, 2015
MyFitnessPal has updated its health and fitness tracking app and launched a paid version, called MyFitnessPal Premium. This is the first major product change since the company was acquired by Maryland-based athletics apparel company Under Armour in February for $475 million.
MyFitnessPal's new premium offering costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 for the entire year. Users who choose to upgrade will...
September 11, 2014
According to a small study at Arizona State University, tracking weight loss on a smartphone leads to more consistent tracking than paper and pencil. But a dedicated weight loss app -- in this case Lose It! -- did not improve tracking over simply using the smartphone's memo application, nor was there any difference in weight loss observed among the app users, smartphone memo users, and paper...