Health, Fitness, Sports

polar_v800-wrist

Earlier this year I reviewed the Polar M400 sport watch and was pleased with how feature packed and fitness oriented it was. I have used it on and off throughout 2015.  When Polar gave me the opportunity to put their latest flagship training device through its paces, I jumped at the chance. The Polar V800 is one of [...]

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scosche-rhythm-1

I recently decided to start running jogging walking fast in an effort to get in better shape. My goal is to slowly work my way up to running, with the hope of participating in a Zombie Run (yeah it's a thing). I've never been much of a runner and want to do this as safely [...]

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misfit-shine2

Today Misfit is introducing the Shine 2, an update to their award-winning Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. The Shine 2 has been redesigned to track activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and a newly added 3-axis magnetometer. The iconic ring of status LEDs has also been updated from all white LEDs, to [...]

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aprecia-3dp-spritam

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company has announced in a press release the FDA approval of the first 3D printed medication, Spritam levetiracetam, which is an oral medication used in conjunction with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. What's so interesting about this? Well, some of those who suffer from epilepsy need a high [...]

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adidas-futurecraft

I have incredible difficulty finding comfortable exercise footwear because I have flat feet. Most of the time I find myself exercising without shoes at all. This may no longer be a problem for people like me with the advent of the Futurecraft 3D, which is a 3-D printed, customized midsole for running shoes. Adidas, in [...]

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microsoft-band2

The release of the Microsoft Band 2 was announced on October 6. It is a Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) activity tracker that has continuous heart rate monitoring to track your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep. It also provides tracking data for the number of steps taken, running, biking, golfing, or working out and has [...]

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ulla

There are a lot of people who believe the 8 glasses of water a day rule is silly. They say don't worry about it and only need to drink when you're thirsty. Others feel differently and say the more water you drink (within reason of course), the healthier you will be. What do you think, [...]

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jabra-sportcoach-4

Most people will agree that working out isn't exactly fun, but add some music and it becomes more bearable. Add a pair of Jabra Sport Coach sweat-proof wireless earbuds and a virtual coach who talks in your ear and you might just start looking forward to your next workout session. Let's find out. Note: Images [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
withings-aura-1

Withings has split their Aura sleep tracking gadget into two different packages. One without the sleep sensor and one that performs just as a connected alarm clock. The Aura Connected Alarm Clock + Sleep Sensor Accessory is priced at $299.95 and the Aura Connected Alarm Clock is priced at 189.95. The difference is that the [...]

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nike-runX2-sunglasses-1

There's just nothing worse than exercising in glasses or sunglasses when they slip, bounce and fog up because of perspiration. When the Gadgeteer was asked to review the Nike Vision Run X2 Sunglasses, I volunteered to see if they might function better than others during exercise. What I found was that they are excellent sunglasses [...]

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adlens

I've worn glasses since I was in third grade. I don't know what the definition of legally blind is, but without my glasses, I have a feeling I'd fall into that group. If I'm awake, I'm wearing my glasses. Now that I'm older and wiser, I have progressive lenses that allow me to read and [...]

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kahtoola

Casual and not so casual runners and hikers don't have to let bad weather keep them indoors. Kahtoola MICROspikes and NANOspikes will have you running and hiking like a mountain goat with no fear of slips and skids. MICROspikes have been designed for hiking boots and feature a low profile elastomer harness that should be [...]

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zackees

Cyclists who want to enjoy their sport and transportation method while remaining safe and visible, should check out Zackees. Zackees are cycling gloves that have designed with built-in LED turn signals that light up with a simple press thumb press. A bright LED arrow lights up to let drivers know your intention to turn. Zackees [...]

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Alcomate-Revo_01

Have you ever been out for a night on the town, or even just in your own living room, had a drink or several and wondered just how many sheet to the wind you actually are? Breathalyzers have been around for many years, but have mainly been used by law enforcement and related professions more [...]

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readingglasses

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you at an age where you need reading glasses or bifocals in order to read or see things up close? Do these glasses make you feel older when you're using them? I know that it took me [...]

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underwateraudio1

Underwater Audio has outdone themselves with this product.  I have used these headphones for over two months now and whether I'm walking, running, mowing my lawn, weeding my garden or swimming (in that order every Saturday or Sunday) these babies are with me.  Let me tell you why I love them so much.  First of [...]

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Organs-on-Chips-1

Scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Whew, that was a mouthful!) have developed microchip-like devices called Organs-on-Chips. These devices are transparent, flexible polymers (plastic) that contain microscopic channels. When living human cells from different organs like the lungs, gut, kidney, and liver are introduced through [...]

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thermacell_lantern1

In the central Texas, mosquitoes are a year-round problem. We have those tiny Asian Tiger mosquitoes that love shade, hit quick, and bite hard. When the weather is nice, we love to sit outside at night in our live oak-shaded back yard and chat, drink iced tea, and occasionally toss a ball for the dogs. [...]

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moto360-7.0

Yesterday, I reported the news that the latest version of Android Wear will be compatible with iPhones. Based on the feedback I received, it is clear that our readers are as excited as I am that they will have more options than the Apple Watch to join the smartwatch revolution. Today, Motorola announced the availability [...]

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misfit-speedo

The Speedo Shine is a new activity tracker from the partnership of Misfit and Speedo. Just like Misfit's other trackers, it tracks your activity, steps, calorie burn and sleep automatically. Although you don't have to be a swimmer, the Speedo Shine is made with swimmers in mind and features a proprietary lap counting algorithm that [...]

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workoutsandbags

One of the latest crazes in the fitness world is "functional fitness" (strength, mobility and endurance training for real-world use rather than very specific gym-type exercises) and one of the tools that is growing in popularity for functional fitness training is the humble sandbag. Sandbags can be made in varying weights and sizes, plus they are [...]

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bodimetrics-performance-monitor

I love to collect and analyze data, especially my health data. I like seeing the changes that take place as I make alterations to my exercise program or eating habits. The BodiMetrics Performance Monitor (this is how it is marketed in the United States; it is also known as the CheckMe Monitor according to Gizmodo) sounds [...]

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airocide-air-purifier-1

Texas is blazing hot in the summertime and thus many homes are sealed up tight with their air conditioners constantly running recirculating indoor air.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on indoor air quality, In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other [...]

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tribord-easybreath-1

The Easybreath full-faced snorkeling mask by Tribord allows you to breathe normally through your nose while exploring the fascinating world just beneath the surface of the ocean (or the not-so-fascinating world of your pool). This is a surface snorkeling mask that uses a dry top system to prevent water from entering the snorkel due to [...]

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sigma-brakelight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJYD6nrc6hs A simple solution to a complex problem, the Sigma rear brake light allows motor vehicle drivers to know when you're braking on your bicycle. Small at 3 x 3 cms/1.18 in and light (weight wise @ 7 grams/ 0.25 oz  :) ), easy to install (you just need a 2.5mm hex key)  and simple [...]

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