How We Discovered The Dark Side Of Wearable Fitness Trackers

Wearable technologies like fitness trackers are becoming hugely popular, leading many to speculate about the potential for implantable technologies to augment human biology. The question that is often not asked however is: “How do we feel about living with technology on (or in) our bodies 24/7?”

Source: How We Discovered The Dark Side Of Wearable Fitness Trackers

The article doesn’t mention the fitness data that was collected during an earthquake in California.  It’s interesting to be able to see when and where the earthquake was felt, but rather scary that data is being collected all the time (aside from charging).  Mobile phones don’t give all the same data, but could.  Some might – ANT support covers most of the devices that I know of.

I am glad if it motivates someone to be more active.  I’m just concerned about how that data is going to be used further down the road.

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