Epson's Activity Trackers Keep an Eye On Your Heart Rate

Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate… » 1/06/14 7:22pm 1/06/14 7:22pm

A Cheap Pair of Headphones Can Accurately Measure Your Heart Rate

There's a plethora of devices out there that let athletes, amateur doctors, and even hypochondriacs constantly monitor their heart rates. But thanks to researchers at the Kaiteki Institute in Japan, soon all you may need to keep tabs on your ticker is a cheap pair of in-ear headphones. » 10/25/13 9:23am 10/25/13 9:23am

Withings Pulse Review: Lots of Data In a Little Package

This year has produced a flood of fitness trackers and, as such, it takes more than it has in the past to stand out from the crowd. The unassuming Withings Pulse has a neat trick up its sleeve that just might do it: In addition to all the usual stuff, it can take your pulse. » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm

Your Web Cam Can See Your Heart Rate, Which Isn't Creepy At All

Sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen for 12 hours a day on Chatroulette can't be good for you. So while you webcam the hours away you can also keep tabs on your health with this app that can determine your heart rate based on the constant discoloration as blood pumps in and out of your forehead. » 4/16/13 2:20pm 4/16/13 2:20pm

Livescribe Echo: The Smartpen Gets Some Brilliant Upgrades

The Livescribe Pulse smartpen showed that there was demand out there for a ballpoint pen with a computer inside. Now the Echo has arrived, bringing with it additional capabilities like password protection, increased storage, even more apps. » 7/19/10 12:11pm 7/19/10 12:11pm

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is Finally Mac Compatible

After promising long ago that Mac software for the Pulse Smartpen » 11/17/08 12:00am 11/17/08 12:00am was in the works, Livescribe finally delivered on that promise, today announcing that the OS X beta client will be available for download next week. The Mac version of Livescribe Desktop not only does the same things it's PC counterpart can do…

Review: Livescribe Pulse Digital Pen/Recorder (Verdict: It's Good for…

The Gadget: The Livescribe Pulse Digital Smartpen records your notes two ways: it creates digital copies of everything you write by hand while recording audio at the same time. It also goes one step further and links the two together, so you can quickly access audio by tapping parts of your notes. All of this is… » 5/02/08 7:32pm 5/02/08 7:32pm

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Digitally Copies Notes, Records 3D Audio

Click to viewLivescribe's Pulse Smartpen, which creates digital copies of notes and links them to recorded audio, launches today in 1GB and 2 GB models. Using specialized paper with microdots to track pen movement, the Pulse not only copies notes, but can do quick calculations, translate foreign words and record 3D… » 1/28/08 7:25am 1/28/08 7:25am