Fitbit unveils ‘most advanced smartwatch’ capable of tracking stress levels

Fitbit has unveiled a new smartwatch it says can help measure health and wellbeing as well as track fitness and other activities.

The wearables firm’s new Fitbit Sense smartwatch includes an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor which can be used to monitor stress levels, Fitbit said.

The device also includes heart rate tracking tools and a new ECG app and a skin temperature sensor, which the technology firm says can help users track health and wellbeing metrics such as heart rate variability and breathing rate.

Fitbit said the Sense was its “most advanced health smartwatch”, and was unveiled alongside new versions of existing smartwatches – the Versa 3 and the Inspire 2.

Fitbit Sense
The products will go on sale in late September (Fitbit)

Company co-founder and chief executive James Park said mental health and stress were just as vital metrics to track as physical wellbeing and were a key part of the

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Kansas schools under most stress he’s ever seen, education commissioner says – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

A school’s football coaching staff is in quarantine in one Kansas school district.

In another, the entire kindergarten staff is quarantined. In other schools, it is just one or two students or staff members who test positive for the coronavirus, but suddenly, the entire school has to quarantine.

Those are just some of the situations Randy Watson, state commissioner of education, saw when he toured western Kansas schools last week, and they are the challenges that each district, big and small, will eventually face, he told the Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday.

Most rural Kansas schools opened before Labor Day, Watson said, and have been in school for a few weeks. In that short time, they have been tested already by the strains of keeping schools open during the pandemic, especially as cases begin to pop up among students and staff.

“What that starts, then, is a juggling

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SEC creates voter education program to stress the importance of voting | LSU

Two weeks after a league-wide council dedicated to racial equity and social justice was launched, the Southeastern Conference has created a voter education and participation program for the league’s schools.

The SEC announced Thursday morning that its Voter Education and Participation Program will support engagement of the league’s players, coaches and staff in the November general election and other local, state and federal elections.

The program will stress the importance of voting, and it requires every SEC athletic department to provide educational sessions, resources and access to campus or community experts.

Ed Orgeron one of 13 named to Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award watch list

According to the SEC’s news release, the NCAA Division I Council is considering a recommendation to boost encouragement for voting by designating the first Tuesday after Nov. 1 of each year as a mandatory off day from countable athletically related activities.


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