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How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more

Athletic Wearables to Help You Get the Most of Your Activity

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The best wearables fit into your lifestyle seamlessly, like these wearable devices that offer insights and assistance when you’re being active. Cycling navigation aid Whether you’ve rented a bike while on vacation, or are just cycling in an area you’re unfamiliar with, it’s a hassle to stop and pull out a map or smartphone. Adafruit, a company that sells DIY electronics and kits, developed a helmet to solve exactly this problem. It has a built-in navigation system that uses lights that flash on the left or right to let you know where to…read more

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health for US National Public Health Week

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April 4th marks the beginning of US National Public Health Week. While public health professionals continue to work towards improving the health of the nation, this is the time for all of us to take a real look at our own health. Despite all the technological advances we have made, we continue to struggle with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and numerous other preventable diseases. For one week, or even just one day, put aside the excuses and focus on how you can improve your health. At Belty, we believe in…read more

What Makes a Wearable Smart? The Limits of Activity Trackers

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  The surging popularity of wearables has lead to the evolution from devices that just track, to devices that can actually learn and communicate with you. Get the most out of your wearable by understanding the difference. 1. Heart rate monitors The problem: Tracking your heart rate can be a great way to help you get the most of your workouts. However, you need to actually make the time to exercise. Most of us find it difficult to make time for fitness. The solution: A smart wearable that helps you…read more

Where Fashion and Wearables Meet

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In this year’s New York Fashion Week we’re seeing more of a recently emerging trend: People sporting wearables, not just for the features, but also for fashion. Fitness or fashion? Many would agree this trend began when celebrities like Beyonce began posting Instagram selfies wearing their Apple Watches despite the watches being powered down. This lead to the understanding that fitness trackers and smart jewellery are as much about style as they are about function. On the runway Read more about the wearable tech making it down the runways this year,…read more