Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicFitness-tracking gadgets

Topic: Fitness-tracking gadgets

Do fitness trackers, smartwatches make people more active and healthier? Not really

Fitness trackers can help increase awareness of daily physical activity. But they are only facilitators, not drivers of behaviour change.

After Micromax, GOQii answers Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ call, looks to make wearables in India

Fitness tech firm GOQii plans to move manufacturing of its wearables out of China, at a time when Apple & other brands are seeking to make more in India.

Demand for health and fitness gadgets goes through the roof, likely to stay there

Users, insurers and healthcare providers are all seeing the benefit of health gadgets, in a shift expected to persist long after the outbreak subsides.

Google buys Fitbit and shows again how it’s unsure about the future of computing

The growing collection of computer hardware betrays Google’s belief that it’s not well-positioned to navigate the coming world of technology.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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