Hydration made easy with WaterMinder for iOS

One of the big health tips that's been going around for the past few years is to drink more water. A surprising number of us go around in a slightly dehydrated state, which can cause a number of issues. Drinking more water can keep your stomach feeling full and keep you from snacking, help keep your skin more supple, prevent infections and kidney stones, and more. The problem is that it's hard to remember to keep drinking water. That's where WaterMinder for iOS (US$1.99) comes in handy.

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Beddit Sleep Tracker adds an Apple Watch app

Beddit Sleep Tracker adds an Apple Watch app

When it comes to health, one aspect that is often overlooked is the quality and quantity of sleep that a person gets. There are a number of activity trackers that aim to quantify how well you're sleeping by figuring out how many times you toss and turn during the night, but they're only looking at external factors. The Beddit Sleep Tracker Smart (US$149) goes much further than those activity trackers by actually monitoring cardiac contraction forces through ballistocardiography. This detects individual heartbeats of one or two sleepers, as well as breathing rhythm and any respiratory issues a sleeper might be having. The results are displayed on an iPhone app, and now the device has a companion Apple Watch app.

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