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The SmartHalo is part GPS, part fitness tracker, part alarm system for bikes

- September 2, 2015 2 MIN READ

The concept of a smart bike has been around for a few years, with smart tools ranging from a pedal that works as a basic fitness tracker to monitor distance travelled through to expensive e-bikes fitted with control screens and USB ports to help cyclists charge their phones as they ride. A Canadian startup has come up with a tool that sits somewhere in between: the SmartHalo.

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Fitted: Activity trackers train users to love lives that are all work

- August 4, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

“The anthropologist Marcel Mauss once said that the difference between magic and religion is that people actually believe in magic. But wearing a FitBit, it is easy to imagine what it feels like to believe in God. Clipped on my bra strap or tucked into a pocket, my FitBit watches over me. It converts even the most pointless errand into a pilgrimage. The final destination is more steps,” writes Moira Weigel. [Source: The New Inquiry]