9 great reads from CNET this week: Fitness trackers, iMessage issues, the climate crisis and more

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You track your heart rate, your oxygen level in the blood, your sleep patterns with almost no effort at all. The data is okay there in your Apple Watch or your Fitbit, yours to check whenever you want. You are trying to stay in tip-top shape, or to catch an early warning sign that something is wrong with your body.

It used to be, it was your doctor’s or coach’s job. Now you’re your own doctor’s assistant, and this is where things get complicated. “I get nervous,” says Dr. Devin Mann to CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco, on the clinical types of data you now see, “because the conditions attached to these types of data are a little more frightening and people get scared more easily.” For her in-depth report, she spoke with doctors, fitness equipment manufacturers and anxious gadget users. You can read it below.

That story is among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking comments that surfaced on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you do not want to miss.

The line fades as wearables become more advanced. And it only gets more complicated.

Illustration showing a smartwatch that tracks fitness data

Zooey Liao / CNET

Comment: Apple’s iMessage green bubble issues are about far more than group chat and emojis.

iPhone 11 and iMessages

Jason Cipriani / CNET

In the midst of the ravages of climate change, hard-hit countries are looking to rich nations for funding.

Family portrait of climate loss

Naomi Antonino / CNET

Getting on a plane, train or ship is likely to remain complicated in 2022.

A commuter plane takes off from a runway

Greg Bajor / Getty Images

Nearly $ 9,000 and without autofocus, stabilization or video recording. Leica fans should love it.

Leica M11 camera

Andrew Hoyle / CNET

To twee or not to twee, that’s the question.

Zooey Deschanel and New Girl

Fox / Contributor

Crypto and NFT traders get airdrop after airdrop of “free” tokens. Here’s why.

Cryptocurrency coins

NurPhoto / Getty

Cybercriminals are increasingly using malicious QR codes to deceive consumers.

Illustration of a QR code with a thief in the middle

Getty

You do not love it, so just press the Stop button and be done with it.

John Cho as Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop

Netflix

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