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Get Eufy's Smart Scale P1 for just $25, its lowest price ever ($20 off)

Get Eufy's Smart Scale P1 for just $25, its lowest price ever ($20 off)

Keeping track of your health without having precise and accurate data is difficult to do. Eufy's Smart Scale P1 promises to make the job easier by taking 14 different measurements of your health for a holistic view. And right now, the Bluetooth enabled scale is on sale at Amazon for just $25.49 — a savings of $19.50 and
the lowest price we've seen.

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Google Fit removes advanced weight training tracking on Wear OS

Google Fit removes advanced weight training tracking on Wear OS

Google Fit doesn't receive as much attention as it should, but Google gave it a massive redesign earlier this month. The update improved sleep tracking and changed the interface to better match Google's other applications, but it seems there was at least one feature lost in the transition: advanced weight training tracking.

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Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit has been in a state of limbo for a while now. It has always lagged behind competing services from Apple, Samsung, and others, and sometimes has broke entirely. Thankfully, Google has revealed a major update to Fit today, along with a few minor new features for Wear OS.

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Google says 'beauty' filters are bad for your mental health, Pixel cameras won't use them by default

Google says 'beauty' filters are bad for your mental health, Pixel cameras won't use them by default

Most smartphones have offered some type of 'beauty' filter for years, which smooth out pimples, freckles, wrinkles, and other details in your face. There are a few studies that show such functionality can have a negative effect on mental health, and as a result, Google is now turning them off by default on its own phones and encouraging other OEMs to do the same.

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Apple and Google helping health authorities make quick COVID-tracking apps with Exposure Notifications Express

Apple and Google helping health authorities make quick COVID-tracking apps with Exposure Notifications Express

Apple and Google have been working on ways to allow every Android and iPhone user to receive coronavirus exposure notifications. Already seen in public health apps, we were told that those alerts would be pushed onto the OS level. But for governments having trouble with getting the API integrated, they can now sign up to get an app online fast with the Exposure Notifications Express program.

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Galaxy Watch3 getting VO2max monitoring, ECG functionality approved for US

Galaxy Watch3 getting VO2max monitoring, ECG functionality approved for US

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Watch3 a couple days ago after plenty of leaks and speculation, but we're not done with the Watch3 news just yet. The Samsung Health app is currently being updated to support VO2max monitoring, and the FDA has approved its electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality for the US.

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Samsung Health to go on a diet and lose weight and calorie management

Samsung Health to go on a diet and lose weight and calorie management

People relying on Samsung Health as their one-stop solution for tracking their health may have to look elsewhere soon. As SamMobile found out, German Samsung Health users are currently receiving end-of-service notices, telling them that the app will lose support for caffeine intake tracking and weight and calorie management, starting with version 6.11 on Android and 4.1 on smartwatches. This update will almost certainly reach people in other territories soon enough, too.

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Google Maps starts warning travelers about coronavirus restrictions and mass transit crowding

Google Maps starts warning travelers about coronavirus restrictions and mass transit crowding

Society is opening back up. It's happening slowly and it won't be fully until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus can be widely distributed, but it's happening. Still, movement restrictions are in place and, for transit riders, service reductions and mask requirements remain the name of the game. Google Maps is catching up with these changes by pushing more travel alerts when users pull up directions.

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Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

Huawei announces a phone that can take your temperature

The Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro are your typical high-octane Huawei smartphones at greatly reduced prices that won't be sold far beyond China. Both phones have 5G, the Play 4 has four rear cameras and vapor cooling while the Play 4 Pro has two in-display selfie cameras and 40W charging. But the newest attraction we can pick out here is that there's a special version of the Play 4 Pro that has an IR temperature sensor.

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Digital Wellbeing may soon use your phone's ambient light sensor and gyroscope for sleep tracking

Digital Wellbeing may soon use your phone's ambient light sensor and gyroscope for sleep tracking

One of the most important components of our health is how we sleep. You might consider it as part of a complete, healthy lifestyle — in which case, you'd use an app like Google Fit to track that data — or you might just be focused on how your screen-based activities at bedtime affect your sleep. In that regard, Google may be deploying a two-pronged solution for you to monitor the quality of your slumber through its Digital Wellbeing app.

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