Health, Fitness, Sports

wellograph-1

The Wellograph Wellness Watch is an activity tracker disguised as a fashionable wrist watch or visa versa. The Wellograph is a unisex watch that features a sapphire crystal, always on display and a heart rate sensor. Let's put it through its paces and see how it shapes up. See what I did there? Note: Images can be clicked [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
zepp

A while back I had an opportunity to review the Zepp golf sports sensor. The Zepp sensor is designed to help you improve your tennis, golf or baseball swings by being attached to your racket, club or bat. As good as the Zepp is, they have just upped their game by adding new features to [...]

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kidfit

Activity trackers are very popular right now. Every tech company under the sun seems to be announcing a new tracker every week or so. These trackers are almost exclusively designed for adults, but younger kids can definitely benefit from motivation to get more active too. The latest kid centric activity tracker to come on the [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Kid Gadgets, News
spire

I have a fascination with activity trackers. I'm definitely not an athlete, but I still enjoy tracking my steps and other fitness information as a way to monitor how active I am or usually how active I'm not. I've reviewed so many trackers that I've lost count and it seems that there's an announcement for [...]

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misfit-tshirt

Misfit Wearables, makers of the popular disc shaped Misfit Shine activity tracker, just announced the new Technical Tee. This high-performance shirt comes in sizes for both men and women and features a special pocket on the sleeve that has been specially designed to hold the Misfit Shine and Flash trackers. Made of cool, moisture wicking [...]

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runtastic-orbit-2

The latest activity tracker to show up for review is the Runtastic Orbit. This tracker counts your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and the quality and length of your sleep. How does it stand out from all the other fitness tracking devices that are currently on the market? Keep reading to find out. Orbit [...]

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hexoskin

The Hexoskin is a biometric shirt that can monitor cardiac, respiratory, and activity data including your steps, calorie burn, heart rate, and sleep. You are probably thinking that most of the activity trackers currently on the market can already do that. You're right, but the Hexoskin goes further by also monitoring cadence, heart rate recovery, [...]

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polar-m400

Last week I posted a review of the Polar Loop activity tracker wrist band. This week Polar as announced a new activity tracker that some powerful new features geared towards runners. The new M400 is water-resistant and comes in white and black versions. It features Bluetooth connectivity with mobile devices and Polar's own Flow app which [...]

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wet-shaving-travel-kit-1a

My husband discovered the joys of shaving with vintage double-edged razors and warm shaving cream a few years ago.  He uses an old Gillette "Fat Boy" razor older than he is with Gillette 7 O'clock double-edge blades, and his skin has never been better.  His beard, which used to literally shred the collars of his shirts [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Travel Gear
brainstorm-bikejersey-2

Last fall I purchased a road bike so I could start getting my stamina up for my next belt test in karate. After procrastinating for a little over half a year, I finally started riding. Normally when I go out I am in my biking shorts and some sort of t-shirt, since I always thought [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
misfit-flash

Coming days after announcing compatibility with Windows Phone devices, Misfit has now released a new activity tracker called the Flash. The Flash sticks with the unique circular design of their popular Misfit Shine tracker, but this one comes in with a price that  is under $50. The Flash is constructed of a special soft-touch plastic [...]

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stakelight-tent-poles-2

These tent stakes are made of 6000 series aluminum, so they are built to last.  The UCO StakeLights also have an LED light that marks the perimeter of your tent with light and makes the location of the guy lines clearly visible.  The LED is encased in a highly water-resistant TPE housing (IPX 6), and it uses [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
Cardiff Skates S1-1

Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760's. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate. So, where's the next big improvement? The Cardiff Skate Company thinks they have [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
polar-loop-15

Polar, who is well known for their heart rate sensors and sports watches, have a new wrist worn activity tracker called the Loop. The gadget category of activity trackers is so crowded that competition is fierce. Let's see how the Polar Loop measures up. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. The Loop [...]

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misfit

Of all the activity trackers that I've reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone users [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Windows Phone
selfie-brush-2

Just when you think you've seen it all, somebody comes along with something like this...  The Selfie Brush for iPhone 5/5s holds your phone while you snap a selfie, after first brushing your hair to look your best, of course.  This paddle-style brush works as a protective phone case, too, so you can make calls, [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kinsa

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smartphone connected digital thermometer that is compatible with a variety of iOS and Android devices (see compatibility info). The name “Kinsa” comes from the words Kinder, meaning child, and Kin, meaning family. The thermometer is thin and flexible for comfort and plugs into the headphone jack of the mobile [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News
mobo-computer-station-2

Sitting at a desk while working on a laptop or desktop computer can be very tiring.  If your desk height and chair height aren't right for you, you can get back and neck pain, and you can even develop carpal tunnel problems with your wrists.  You can take the desk out of the equation with [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Laptops and Gear, News
zenytime1

Do you play games on your smartphone to relax and de-stress? The Zenytime Puck is a small handheld Bluetooth gadget that pairs with your iOS or Android smartphone and is used like a joystick to play games - but instead of manipulating it with your hands, you breath into it. No, I'm not kidding. The [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
garmin-vivofit50

I have a thing for activity trackers, fitness trackers, pedometers or whatever other name you like to call them. I've reviewed at least a dozen of them in the last couple of years and don't see an end to their popularity anytime soon. The latest tracker to track my steps is the vivofit from Garmin. [...]

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