Personal Tracking Tech Takes Off

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Data collected from the Fitbit Force is displayed on a smartphone in the Fitbit booth at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fitbit is one of the many self-tracking devices out there that you can use to monitor your exercise, sleep, diet and many other aspects of your life.

There’s also the BodyMedia FIT Armband, the Zeo Sleep Coach, DirectLife acceleration monitor, the Gruve movement tracker. They’re all part of a technological wave known in nerd-speak as “personal informatics.”

Gary Wolf co-founded a company called The Quantified Self, which helps people use personal data systems. He joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti and Jeremy Hobson.


  • Gary Wolf, co-founder of The Quantified Self. He tweets @agaricus.
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