Samsung's new Gear Fit 2. Image:LilliputingYour smartphone and, apparently, you are fascinated to know the detailed answers to these questions and other minutiae of your life that would inevitably bore a wider audience.
Smartphone manufacturers and application developers at the
"This is about the 'augmented self' or 'quantified self'," said
"A combination of technological factors have made this simple and cheap," Poitou said, as electronic sensors are miniaturised and component prices fall.
A string of major manufacturers announced new software and devices in
Research house Canalys predicts sales of connected bracelets and watches will rise to 17m units this year, and 45m in 2017.
"Log your life," exhorts the new slogan of Sony Mobile as it revealed its SmartBand SWR10, which connects via Bluetooth wireless technology to a smartphone.
At the end of the day, you can use the Lifelog application to replay your entire day on your Android-based smartphone or tablet.
You can watch a digital representation of yourself walking, cycling or driving, moving past icons representing data such as photographs you took or messages you received.
Samsung's Gear Fit bracelet wowed critics in
The FitBit bracelet currently holds about 60% of the market. Image:Med GadgetAt the world's biggest mobile industry fair in
The growing desire to parse each detail of ourselves now stretches even to the smartphone itself: Samsung's new flagship device, the Galaxy S5, has a sensor on the back which you can touch with your fingerprint to check your pulse.
"Today we can see the smartphone's potential to change people's habits," said
"But it's true that nobody ever thought about the mouth," he said, proudly unveiling the world's first smart toothbrush, which divides your tooth cleaning into four 30-second segments, checks the pressure you apply, and gives you feedback on your performance via your smartphone.
US manufacturer Fitbit, leader with 60% of the connected fitness device market, says its smart bracelet encourages owners to move more, eat better and sleep better.
"You receive regular notifications like: 'still 2,000 steps to go and you've finished your day'," explained Fitbit's marketing director for
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