Young & Savvy

Smart devices have taken over our lives, and we’re okay with it

Technology has made our everyday living so convenient, we literally never have to lift a finger except to tap on our phones. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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SINGAPORE - I couldn’t find my ring while in a hotel room on vacation and had a minor panic attack. And no, it wasn’t some kind of family heirloom. It wasn’t even a diamond ring.

It was my health and fitness tracker, and it is the one thing I always have with me. Not my phone, not my wallet, but this strip of metal and plastic, in the form of an easy-to-wear ring. It’s quite the hottest thing among fitness enthusiasts and those who aspire to be healthier, as it not only tracks sleep quality, blood oxygen and stress levels, but also allows users to keep track of how they’re doing compared with their friends.

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