6 Apple Watch apps for an awesome six-pack

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Want a more defined core? Your Apple Watch can help.
Want a more defined core? Your Apple Watch can help.
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For many guys wanting to get in shape, a chiseled six-pack is the ultimate goal. But achieving that iconic washboard look is not easy. Especially as you get older.

Fortunately, your Apple Watch can help you along the way to achieving a tighter core. Apple’s Health app, Activity app and even the Breathe app have a role to play. Here’s how to get a six-pack with a little help from your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Withings sleep tracking mat now detects signs of sleep apnea

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Do you suffer from breathing disturbances during the night?
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Do you feel tired every day, despite getting plenty of sleep at night? You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that affects 22 million people in the U.S. — most of whom have no idea they have it. But Withings hopes to change that.

The company’s popular sleep tracking mat now detects breathing disturbances, a symptom of sleep apnea. It also offers educational content to help you recognize the signs of the condition.

Withings Move offers ECGs anytime for a lot less than Apple Watch

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CES 2019 bugApple Watch Series 4 isn’t the only wearable that offers on-demand electrocardiograms (ECGs) anymore.

Withings’ new Move ECG is the first analog watch that delivers the same functionality — and for a lot less. It takes less than 30 seconds, can help detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), and syncs all the data to your phone so that you can share it with your doctor.

Apple stops giving Nokia the stink eye

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Nokia’s health devices could return to Withings.
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Apple is again selling Nokia devices after settling a legal battle over patent infringement.

Nokia health accessories, which are compatible with iPhone and iPad, returned to the Apple online store on Wednesday almost two months after the two companies reached an agreement.

Apple and Nokia join forces after settling patent dispute

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Keeping Nokia at bay isn't cheap.
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Apple and Nokia have settled their ongoing patent dispute and entered a new licensing and business cooperation agreement.

Apple will resume selling Nokia digital health products, formerly sold under the Withings brand, while Nokia will provide Apple with network infrastructure products and services.

Week’s best Apple deals: Get Mom an iMac on the cheap

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Shop now and get Mom an iMac, an iPhone or something else amazing.
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Don’t leave your Mother’s Day shopping until the last minute — you’ll end up paying an exorbitant price for something generic like a scarf. If you shop now, you can get dear Mom the Apple gear she really wants, discounted up to 88 percent! (We won’t tell her you saved money getting her gift.)

Find a great Mother’s Day sale and more in this week’s roundup of the web’s best Apple deals.

Best HomeKit-compatible smart home devices from CES 2017

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HomeKit devices are spawning fast.
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CES2017 The jury’s still out on whether HomeKit will really take over our homes and all the smart devices in them, but new HomeKit-compatible devices continue to pop up all the time. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, vendors showed off a bunch of them, from light switches to security cameras.

Here’s our roundup of the best.

Smart hairbrush tells your iPhone if you’re not brushing properly

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You're brushing it wrong!
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CES2017 Every year at CES, there’s one gadget that epitomizes the crazier side of Silicon Valley’s “connected tech” smart devices mania.

In 2017, that prize may well belong to Withings and L’Oreal’s newly unveiled smart hairbrush — a device that critiques your hair-brushing technique, then feeds the results back to your smartphone.

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Withings Black Friday gift guide
Great Black Friday deals slash up to 70 percent off Withings fitness and health gear.
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