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Keep healthy with fitness tracker built into a watch, Fitbit Versa

10 September 2018 12:04 PM
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Aki Anastasiou reviews Fitbit Versa, talks Nestle using DNA to improve nutrition and ridding the ocean of plastic with technology

The Fitbit Versa is a fitness tracker that will help you stay fit and healthy with a number of features built into a watch.

The Versa features advanced health and fitness features like 24/7 heart rate tracking, onscreen workouts, and automatic sleep stages tracking meet smart features like quick replies on Android, wallet-free payments and on-device music.

Battery life is an impressive 4 days. The design is really sleek and the phone is well designed. The one negative is the lack of GPS.

It is very useful for people who do sports activities like yoga, kickboxing etc and it will cost you R3000.

To know more about Fitbit Versa click here

Nestle SA, the world’s largest food company, has joined the trend for personalized nutrition with a blend of artificial intelligence, DNA testing and the modern obsession with Instagramming food.

The program, could provide the Swiss company with a wealth of data about customers’ wellness and diet as it pivots toward consumers who are seeking to improve their health and longevity.

In Japan, some 100,000 users of the “Nestle Wellness Ambassador” program send pictures of their food via the popular Line app that then recommends lifestyle changes and specially formulated supplements. The program can cost $600 a year for capsules that make nutrient-rich teas, smoothies and other products such as vitamin-fortified snacks.

A home kit to provide samples for blood and DNA testing helps identify susceptibility to common ailments like high cholesterol or diabetes.

To know more about this Nestle program, click here

The Dutch non-profit organization is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. The NPO will be launching the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay.

The system will be deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest accumulation zone of ocean plastics.

Algorithms help specify the optimal deployment locations, after which the systems roam the gyres autonomously. Real-time telemetry will allow them to monitor the condition, performance and trajectory of each system.

Situated halfway between Hawaii and California, the patch contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic and covers an area twice the size of Texas. The Ocean Cleanup’s ultimate goal: reducing the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans by at least 90% by 2040.

To know more about this ocean clean up, click here

To hear the rest of the technological discussion with Aki Anastasiou, listen below:


10 September 2018 12:04 PM
Tags:
Aki Anastasiou
Technobyte
Fitbit Versa

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