9 great reads from Nerdshala this week: Fitness trackers, iMessage issues, the climate crisis and more

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You track your heartbeat, your blood oxygen levels, your sleep patterns with almost no effort. Your Apple Watch or your Fitbit has data right there for you to check whenever you want. You may be trying to stay in tip-top shape, or trying to catch an early warning sign of something weird is going on with your body.

It used to be, that was the job of your doctor or trainer. You are now your own physician’s assistant, and this is where things get complicated. “I panic,” Dr. Devin Mann tells Nerdshala’s Lisa Edicico about the clinical types of data you’re seeing now, “because the situations involving those data types are a little scary, and people can easily scared of.” For his in-depth report, he spoke with medical professionals, fitness equipment manufacturers and concerned gadget users. You can read it below.

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This story is one of several in-depth features and thought-provoking commentary that appeared on Nerdshala this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.

Smartwatches, fitness bands aren’t medical devices, but are starting to act like them

As wearables get more advanced, the line is getting blurred. And it is only getting more complicated.

It’s not about the green bubble, apple

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Commentary: Apple’s iMessage green bubble issues are about much more than group chats and emoji.

iPhone 11 and iMessages

‘Heartbreaking’ loss: Climate crisis pushed for compensation

Amid the ravages of climate change, tough lands look to wealthy countries for money.

climate loss family portrait

Omicron once again throws traveling for loop

It will be difficult to get on an airplane, train or ship in 2022.

A commuter jet takes off from the runway

The Leica M11 Is the Most Beautiful Camera I’ll Never Buy

About $9,000 and without autofocus, stabilization, or video recording. Leica fans must love this.

Leica M11 Camera

What is ‘Twi’ and why is TikTok debating its return?

To tweak or not, that is the question.

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl

Crypto Airdrop Season: Why People Are Making Thousands For ‘Free’

Crypto and NFT traders are getting airdrop after airdrop of “free” tokens. Why here?

cryptocurrency coins

QR code scams are on the rise. Think twice before you scan

Cybercriminals are increasingly using malicious QR codes to trick consumers.

QR code illustration with a thief in the center

Quit watching movies and TV shows you don’t like

You’re not going to love it, so just hit the stop button and be done with it.

John Cho as Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be health or medical advice. Always consult with a physician or other qualified health provider with respect to any questions you may have about a medical condition or health purposes.

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