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The Pebble 2 + Heart Rate is just as much a fitness tracker as it is a smartwatch Pebble like many other companies making wrist-worn devices is positioning its new product as a combination smartwatch and fitness tracker The timepiece’s sensors let it track users’ calories burned distance moved steps taken and heart rate Pebble’s smartphone app includes a Health tab that shows wellness-related data broken down into three different color-coded graphs These include a green chart showing activity statistics (calories burned steps taken distance walked or ran and active time) a purple chart for heart rate data and a blue chart for sleep insights This format made it easy to parse the data my Pebble gathered about me throughout the day But the app only shows change over time for the activity and sleep categories That means if you want to look at how your average heart rate has fluctuated over the past month for instance you’ll have to manually cycle through each individual day’s worth of data The same goes for the health interface on the watch itself While you can dig deeper into your step and sleep data to see how they have changed over the past several days you can’t do so with your heart rate statistics By comparison Fitbit’s app shows how your resting heart rate has changed over the course of the past 30 days Pebble says that since most people experience variations in their heart rate throughout the course of a day keeping track of those changes over a long period of time doesn’t accurately reflect an individual’s health Still a company spokesperson said the company is looking at adding other heart rate metrics in the future The Pebble 2 + Heart Rate is a solid fitness device for those who want a basic tracker that can give general insights around calories burned and step count But devices like those made by Apple and Fitbit might be a better choice for health nuts since both pack extra features like the ability to track specific workouts (like swimming and cycling) as well as reminders to stand up when you’ve been sitting too long (The Pebble 2 + Heart Rate only allows wearers to label activities as a walk run or workout although a Pebble spokesperson said more functionality will be coming later) While Pebble’s gadget may not be as versatile when it comes to health tracking as other fitness bands it does push brief but encouraging activity recaps to your wrist after finishing after a workout walk or run Conclusion The Pebble 2 + Heart Rate brings much-needed upgrades to the company’s classic smartwatch like fitness tracking capabilities and a modernized user interface For about $130 Pebble is offering a smartwatch that’s compatible with both iOS and Android can display a wide variety of notifications on your wrist can measure your heart rate (among other fitness features) and is compatible with more than 15000 watch faces and apps Plus it can last for a week on a single charge far longer than many other wearables From that perspective the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate could be a compelling choice given the price (It’s about $140 cheaper than the original Apple Watch) That said the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate falls short in some ways It offers the core features that any modern smartwatch and fitness tracker should have but it’s not the best at being either of those things It lacks a color screen it doesn’t offer mobile payments and it doesn’t collect or display data as well as other health wearables Meanwhile Pebble’s choice to maintain an outdated design while other smartwatches have gotten slimmer smarter and better looking feels like a step backwards While I love what the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate offers for the price it’s not a watch I’m excited about having on my wrist everyday The Pebble Time Round with its circular stainless steel chassis and color touch screen is a better choice for those seeking a watch that looks more elegant than sporty It costs $70 more than the Pebble 2 + HR and doesn’t track your heart rate but it can measure activity and sleep Pebble fans who loved the company’s classic smartwatch will likely be happy with the Pebble 2 + Heart Rate and its new features But those seeking a more fully-featured fitness gadget around the same price as the new Pebble should check out devices like Fitbit’s Alta or Charge 2 or Garmin’s Vivosmart HR+ 3 stars Contact us at editors@timecom Senate vote today on gun violence. in the last few months.
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This article originally appeared at EWcom Contact us at editors@timecomFacebook’s Oculus Rift provides one of the most immersive virtual reality experiences currently possible but its appeal can be hampered by a cumbersome setup process high price tag and complex system requirements The social media giant hopes to address those concerns with a forthcoming $200 wireless headset that will be lighter than Samsung’s Gear VR model according to a new report from Bloomberg Facebook will reportedly unveil the device which is codenamed “Pacific” in 2017 but it won’t begin selling the device until 2018 While most lightweight virtual reality (VR) headsets like those made by Samsung and Google are powered by a smartphone Facebook’s upcoming VR viewer will work independently of a phone or computer Bloomberg says The interface will reportedly be similar to that of the Samsung Gear VR which also runs on Oculus’ software and will be controlled using a wireless remote “We don’t have a product to unveil at this time however we can confirm that we’re making several significant technology investments in the standalone VR category” a Facebook spokesperson told TIME “This is in addition to our commitment to high-end VR products like Oculus Rift and mobile phone products like Gear VR” The new headset will offer more power for gaming Bloomberg says but it will not come with the same positional tracking technology as the high-end Oculus Rift That means the headset won’t be able to detect the user’s real-world whereabouts in relation to the device Facebook is also working on a separate cord-free VR viewer nicknamed Santa Cruz that will include inside-out tracking technology This technique uses embedded cameras to detect space and positioning from inside the headset so that external sensors aren’t required Facebook plans to release a different version of the “Pacific” headset that supports positional tracking Bloomberg says Read more: How Silicon Valley Is Trying to Solve Virtual Reality’s Biggest Problems The latest Oculus rumor comes as competition in the VR space is accelerating with companies like Facebook Microsoft Google and HTC all vying to dominate the field Later this year Acer will start selling what will be among the first headsets powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality operating system With this software platform Microsoft hopes to make virtual reality cheap and accessible by eliminating barriers such as high prices and complicated setup processes a goal that Facebook also shares based on the Bloomberg report Unlike Facebook’s forthcoming device these Windows headsets must be tethered to laptops but the system requirements are much lower than those of today’s high-end Oculus Rift and HTC Vive devices Google announced during its developer conference this year that its Daydream virtual reality software will support standalone VR headsets that don’t need to be tethered to a computer HTC has already announced plans to build an independent VR headset based on Google software and the company has been courting developers to build content for its own Viveport app store as well For now Samsung’s Gear VR headset remains the most popular virtual reality device Samsung controls 215% of the global virtual reality market according to statistics from research firm IDC followed by the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive Samsung earlier this year launched a redesigned Gear VR headset and accompanying motion controller The report also comes after Facebook recently slashed the price of the Oculus Rift for the second time this year likely in a bid to make the Rift more appealing against cheaper rivals Contact us at editors@timecom Hooray move to a basket-weaving community and avoid technology jointly headed by Ike Nwachukwu & Mohammed Kumalia have released a copy of proposed new map of Nigeria with the additional states added” he stated How could it not “I dont think Id know how else to write them he said and we want to be a player in it and Arizona from seven different sources Axel "This is something we’ve been looking forward to July 1950 Carl Mydans—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images The 1st Cavalry in Korea No bargaining TTV Dhinakaran forinstance promised to build 57000 houses if he was elected while the Panneerselvam camp said it will develop a world-class fish market Instead Rs 10000 for a vote that translated to a sum of Rs 50000 for a family of five meant some loans could be paid off or some fancy white goods could be bought How does it usually work Random chats with voters suggest that when voters take money from all candidates in most cases they are under pressure to vote for the highest bidder There is the fear factor as well because those who have money power have muscle power as well But some others insist bribing is not akin to match-fixing They claim that inside the privacy of the EVM booth they vote for whoever they think is good for the constituency Follow your conscience to wipe away the guilt of accepting a bribe is the mantra From the point of the view of the candidate what it means is that he is no longer appealing to the wisdom of a voter "I am buying you out” is the tone and tenor Not that it means it is a contract forever This round of bribing came with an expiry date of 12 April Now that the elections have been rescinded and may be held after a few months money will have to be shelled out again And the amount given this time becomes the benchmark which the parties will be expected to better the next time round Inflation-adjusted In the context of the circumstances in which the RK Nagar byelection was called off it seems rather ironic that G67 an independent group backed by Karti Chidambaram started a campaign in RK Nagar asking people to take an oath that they will not accept bribes for votes Because for all practical purposes RK Nagar has put the Thirumangalam formula to shade In 2009 when there was a byelection in Thirumangalam constituency in Madurai voters were bribed with money given along with morning newspapers and the then ruling DMK emerged victorious The bribes are a mockery of the Election Commission rules that cap the spending by a candidate at Rs 28 lakh for an assembly election Here in RK Nagar you have a `Bribe Fund’ of Rs 8965 crore set up by one party alone if the documents seized by the Income Tax sleuths are anything to go by What an election of this kind does is to ensure the voters can never question the MLA With the poll converted into a monetary deal it is akin to a seedy illegal contract marriage If the RK Nagar election had gone through the divorce between the voters and the winning candidate would have happened by the evening of 15 April when the results were to be announced What the massive attempt at bribing also has exposed is the complete failure of demonetisation to curb black money At a time when the common man finds it difficult to locate ATMs disbursing cash the fact that these political parties in Tamil Nadu are flush with cash indicates a nexus between bank officials and corrupt netas One of the documents reportedly prepared by the accountant in Health minister C Vijayabhasker officeshows the huge amounts that have flown into and out of the minister’s account It is obvious none of this goes into a bank account and get digitally traced With the atmosphere "seriously vitiated” the Election Commission had no option but to rescind the election But it can be sure it will be the same muck once the new election dates are announced The candidates know they won’t even be debarred from contesting elections What the EC needs is a TN Seshan or a JM Lyngdoh kind of approach a more visible policing that cracks the whip on erring politicians The fear of God and a tough CEC needs to be put into politicians and the voters at large Let the EC start with RK Nagar In the early 1990s Lambir Hills National Park was a paradise for tropical ecologists They were attracted to this dark forest in Sarawak Malaysia by its extraordinary diversity of trees—more than 1100 species—and its rich array of birds gibbons flying foxes and other animals Then the market for bushmeat exploded and hunters arrived in droves Within the decade almost all the larger animals had been shot "It’s a total tragedy" says Stuart Davies an ecologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) who is based in Washington DC From that tragedy Davies and his colleagues are learning about how the forests are affected by the loss of animals that disperse seeds and feed on young plants In the most thorough assessment to date the team has found that saplings are overcrowded putting them at risk of disease And in some places tree diversity has started to decline over just the past 15 years "The rapidity of change is astounding" says Joseph Wright a tropical ecologist at STRI who was not involved in the study He and others think the outlook for the forest is only going to get worse The broad effects of hunting are fairly straightforward to predict Killing herbivores such as deer should lead to an increase in vegetation The loss of animals that spread seeds by eating fruit such as birds or monkeys ought to crimp the distribution of these plants These trends have been seen in previous studies that compared forests with more or less hunting and in experiments that excluded animals with fences But no one had looked at a single forest through time as hunting emptied it of animals Lambir Hills is a scientific gold mine because researchers have been surveying its plants in great detail since the early 1990s As part of a network of research sites in tropical forests researchers identify map and measure about 370000 trees in a 52-hectare plot every 5 years It takes a team of 20 people about 9 months to complete the survey Tropical ecologist Rhett Harrison of the World Agroforestry Centre in Kunming China has been studying Lambir Hills since the early 1990s and witnessed the animals disappearing firsthand He decided to look at the consequences for seed dispersal First he had to comb through books and museum records to figure out how the seeds of each of the 1100 tree species are spread Working with Davies and others he examined what had happened to the trees over the past 15 years The first thing the team found was that regardless of how seeds are dispersed the density of saplings in Lambir Hills has increased by 25% probably because no deer or pigs are nibbling them "Overall there was a great flush of seedlings" Davies says As for the distribution of tree species there was no change among species whose seeds are wafted by the wind pop apart or just drop to the ground That contrasts with species that had depended on hunted animals to disperse their seeds Their saplings were much more tightly clustered around the adult trees That is a problem because it makes the plants more vulnerable to outbreaks of disease "Hunting is the silent killer of forests" Davies says When the team analyzed trees within 20-by-20-meter plots they discovered that on average sapling diversity was 19% less than in the early 1990s "That’s pretty massive given that it was just the animals being extirpated" comments seed-dispersal expert Patrick Jansen of STRI who is based at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and was not involved in the study Although no species have been lost from Lambir Hills as a whole the changes in the diversity of saplings will probably alter the future makeup of the forest the team reports online this week in Ecology Letters Wright adds that diversity could decline even more in the future as adult trees die "This is the tip of the iceberg" Jansen warns Jansen says it’s likely that Lambir and other "empty forests" will be less diverse in the future Because every tree hosts other kinds of life such as insects and flowering plants called bromeliads the disappearance of tree species may have ramifications that cascade through the ecosystem The loss of animals he says is a "time bomb" Moreover the impact of hunting could be even greater in other parts of the tropics In South America for example up to 90% of tree species depend on animals to disperse their seeds about 500 barrels she said it was the second time she was involved in the abduction of children in the state I commend the personnel for working in this condition “Apart from the Eye Unit Kamal Dawud According to a statement signed by Adebayo OladejiNew Delhi: India has some of the worst air pollution in the world and smog levels often spike during its sweltering summers They say they have created the first-ever device to capture emissions specifically from diesel generators Contact us at editors@time the parent’s reaction to this person When she awoke she found herself in the dark with Tarabochia allegedly lying next to her the suspect allegedly continued while Moore allegedly began sexually abusing her If we didnt have a satellite which is usually a result of warmer material rising to the surface and denser into the 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