Discreet Data Collecting Wearable
August 5, 2016 10:42 AM   Subscribe

I want to collect as much body data as I can as comfortably and discreetly as possible, what are your recommendations?

I want a wearable that will give me heart rate at a minimum that I can wear all the time. I'm doing this so that I can see how that data correlates with various contemplative practices I have. I don't need a display and I don't need to see the data while it's being collected. I won't always be exercising so it should work even when I'm not sweating (I've tried this with chest sensors a few years ago and they seem to loose connection w/o sweat).

It should export into a CSV or something portable.

GPS location could also be helpful, not required though.

Other measures: Galvanic skin response? Blood pressure? Oxygen levels? I have no idea what I'm talking about really, but am curious to know what's out there. Also possible would be something I could hack/build myself if Arduinos (and their ilk) have such sensors.

posted by 10ch to Health & Fitness (1 answer total)
I don't think we're at the point yet where a single device can track all the metrics you're probably interested in. Consider approaching this problem from different angles - buy a smart scale, for instance. The Withings Body Cardio can measure your arterial health, as well as fat, muscle, and bone mass, and water percentage, something no wearable can do today.
posted by moons at 4:04 PM on August 5, 2016

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