By B.N. Frank
All wireless “Smart” devices and wearables – activity trackers (see 1, 2), ear buds, glasses, etc. – emit harmful electromagnetic radiation which can make people and animals sick (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) AND increase their cancer risk (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Research has determined that wireless exposure can even disrupt the blood-brain barrier, cause it to leak, and kill brain cells (see 1, 2). Sounds stressful, right?
Fitbits in particular have been the subject of a class action lawsuit because wearers were getting rashes. There have also been news reports about them shocking wearers. Again – this sounds stressful. Regardless, the company is launching 3 new products with additional capabilities including stress management.
From Telecom Paper:
Fitbit has announced the upcoming launch of three new smartwatches, including a device that can test the wearer’s stress levels via a skin response and temperature sensor. The Fitbit Sense comes with the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch to help manage stress, along with advanced heart rate tracking technology, a new ECG app and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor. It also features GPS, a speaker for voice assistant and phone calls, over 6 days of battery life and a magnetic snap-on charger. The smartwatch costs USD 329.95 and premium members can choose from more than 100 meditation sessions from popular brands like Aaptiv, Aura, Breethe and Ten Percent Happier.
Fitbit also debuted an updated Versa 3 costing USD 229.95 with on-device GPS, in-app workout intensity map, enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology, a built-in speaker and microphone, a choice of voice assistants with the addition of Google Assistant alongside Amazon Alexa as well as a magnetic charger like the Fitbit Sense.
Finally, the company is launching a USD 99 water-resistant fitness tracker called Inspire 2 with a slimmer design, a touch panel in place of a side button, a full year of Fitbit Premium and a claimed 10-day battery life. All three devices are available today for pre-order, with broad worldwide availability starting in late September.
“Smart” devices and wearables also collect data often without the user’s knowledge or consent so manufacturers can sell it to 3rd parties (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Fitbit was recently called out about this by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) when the organization requested that the Department of Justice stop the company’s merger with Google.
Despite all of this – activity trackers remain popular, otherwise companies would not continue making them. This now includes Amazon who is now offering one that tracks body fat, emotions, and more.
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- Wireless Information Network
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
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