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Star.21: The £19 fitness tracker that aims to make you healthier in just 21 days

Even though we’ve all got arms full of fitness trackers, the Star.21 is a wearable with a difference. Not only does this basic band help you form healthy habits really slowly over 21 days (rather than throwing you in at the deep end like other wearables), it also costs just £19. Launched on crowd-funding website Pozible earlier this week, the …

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Becca CaddyStar.21: The £19 fitness tracker that aims to make you healthier in just 21 days
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NHS tests patient-monitoring Wi-Fi patches

First we told you about smart bandages, now plasters get their turn to show off. The NHS is about to trial a small, wireless patch designed to monitor patients’ health. Made by Oxford-based firm Sensium Healthcare, the plaster-sized patch is battery-powered and stuck on just above the heart, where it collects information on pulse, breathing and body temperature. This data …

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Diane ShipleyNHS tests patient-monitoring Wi-Fi patches
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TAKE OUR QUIZ – Which fitness tracker should you buy?

Here at shinyshiny we’re dedicated to bringing you news, reviews and tips about the coolest tech, lifestyle products and must-have apps on the market. But no matter how clued up you are, sometimes figuring out which gadget, product or service is right for you can still be confusing –  especially when there’s so much to choose from. Well now we’re here …

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Becca CaddyTAKE OUR QUIZ – Which fitness tracker should you buy?
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Will Adidas beat Nike in the wearables game with its new miCoach Fit Smart Band?

Over the past few days there have been a whole host of leaks, providing anxious wearable-lovers with photos and specs about Adidas’ latest foray into the activity tracking market: the miCoach Fit Smart band (or at least that’s what the rumours suggest it’s called). It looks like the huge sporting brand has taken advantage of Nike’s decision to focus on …

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Becca CaddyWill Adidas beat Nike in the wearables game with its new miCoach Fit Smart Band?
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WedMD app launches Healthy Target to track your data and wearable activity

Just weeks after the announcement of Apple’s all-singing, all-dancing health and fitness tracking platform, HealthKit, popular diagnosis app WebMD has launched Healthy Target, a new programme that works with all kinds of third party apps and wearable devices to pull your data together into one central hub. Launched this week, Healthy Target will work with basic activity trackers (like the …

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Becca CaddyWedMD app launches Healthy Target to track your data and wearable activity

Health and HealthKit: Apple unveils its fitness tracking, mobile health app

At the WWDC 2014 developer conference on Monday, Apple's senior vice president Craig Federighi unveiled the tech giant's highly-anticipated mobile health offerings: the Health app and the HealthKit toolkit. Federighi explained that Apple doesn't want to reinvent the wheel…

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Becca CaddyHealth and HealthKit: Apple unveils its fitness tracking, mobile health app

Light therapy glasses could cure seasonal affective disorder

As much as we all prefer sunny days to gloomy ones, Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) affects millions of people all over the globe, leaving them feeling lethargic and down during the winter months, which can even lead to…

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Becca CaddyLight therapy glasses could cure seasonal affective disorder
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Battle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine

There are so many different wearable devices on the market at the moment that it can be really hard to keep track of which gadget does what and how well it performs. Here at ShinyShiny we've been reviewing some…

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Becca CaddyBattle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine
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WellBiome believes analysing stool samples is the key to a healthy lifestyle

WellBiome is a startup that analyses the DNA inside your tummy in order to provide you with all kinds of personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations. Based on the premise that advice about health and nutrition is far too general, the…

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Becca CaddyWellBiome believes analysing stool samples is the key to a healthy lifestyle

Living with diabetes may get a lot easier with Dario and Fatsecret

There's an estimated 347 million people with diabetes across the globe, so it's no surprise that mobile health companies are looking toward new ways to help those living with the disease. Dario is a digital platform for people with diabetes…

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Becca CaddyLiving with diabetes may get a lot easier with Dario and Fatsecret