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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count comparisons with your friends and your age range with goal "challenges". More of your steps will get counted if you don't happen to be wearing your Gear Fit as the step count now also takes in accelerometer data from your phone. You can quickly start a pulse check by placing your ...

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    Plenty of that smart wearable tech we have in our offices are equipped with heart rate monitors of some sort. If those little sensors do anything else, we can't tell — all we can tell as that they measure heart rate to varying degrees of accuracy. But what if you could learn more about what your body's doing at all times? Yep, that includes exercising. Fear not, fitness fans and fatty friends, as Samsung is now ready to mass-produce an "all-in-one" bioprocessor chip that it will plan on implanting into health-focused smart devices within the first half of 2016. In addition to heart rate ...

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    If you relish in quantifying your efforts in physical improvement (ahem, fitness tracking), you know that there's plenty of hardware out there to help you do so. And by plenty, we mean pleeennnnty of hardware. And there's a bunch of software that visualizes that data for you, of course. One of them is Samsung's S Health suite, which you can witness Michael Fisher experiencing down below. Well, one of the previous limitations of the S Health app was that it was only available on Samsung smartphones. Not the case anymore with this push to the Play Store. If you want some metrics on your ...

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    If there's one thing about us geeks, it's our capacity to be super-critical about every little thing you can imagine. Sometimes that's a good thing: it prevents us from being bamboozled by every piece of techno-trash a company tries to shove down our throat, and it prompts the more vocal among us to shout out loud until those firms refine their offerings. Criticism, on the whole, can have a net positive effect. But sometimes it feels like we complain just for the sake of making noise. Publications like ours are as guilty of this as any other, but on the whole, most of us try to keep our ...

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    Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is Myriam Joire (aka tnkgrl), Engadget alum and current product evangelist at Pebble. She brings her considerable expertise in optics and audio to a discussion ranging from the best high-end headphones to buy (to help replicate the "special" acoustic experience promised by the Harman/Kardon HTC One M8) to what camera settings to use for capturing ...

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    The desk. The keyboard. The chair. If you're a technology blogger in 2014 (or really any kind of white collar employee) these are very likely the tools which dominate your workday. So when a company like Samsung decides to make fitness a priority with its new flagship smartphone, it can be tough to fully evaluate those features unless you get out from behind that desk. Today, that's just what we're doing. While we've already given you a glance at Samsung’s S Health suite in our Galaxy S5 review –and the Galaxy S 4 review before that– we're taking a much closer look in this video. ...

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