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Deirdre O’Brien named as Apple’s new ‘Vice President of People’ overseeing HR

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Apple today announced that Deirdre O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources — a title the company is calling the “Vice President of People.”

Review: Garmin’s Fenix 3 HR is an iOS-connected smartwatch for fitness fanatics

Garmin’s highest-end smartwatch in some ways sets a gold standard for fitness trackers, but for the layman, it can be simultaneously overwhelming and lacking in creature comforts.

Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge and Charge HR

Fitbit Charge HR and Surge users no longer need to worry about whether they’ve remembered to log a workout beforehand.

With a new software update, both fitness wearables can record exercises automatically. The so-called SmartTrack feature can discern some specific activities such as biking, running, and the elliptical without any input. Other activities are filed into broader categories such as sports (covering basketball and tennis, for instance) and aerobics (for cardio-kickboxing, Zumba, and dance classes).

Users can set up SmartTrack through Fitbit’s companion app, defining the type of activities they want to track automatically, and how much active time it should take before Fitbit starts counting. By default, Fitbit triggers exercise mode after 15 minutes.

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Garmin’s Vivosmart HR reviewed: Don’t buy a Fitbit before considering this band

The $150 all-purpose tracker may not have Fitbit’s modern exterior, but its internals are solid.

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