Health, Fitness, Sports

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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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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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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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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phone-armpocket

If you like to take along your phone or media player while you exercise outdoors, you probably have considered an armband at some point.  These Armpockets from Herrington are more than just a phone holder.  They have three internal pockets with room for IDs, cash, even keys in addition to your phone.  The Armpocket is [...]

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survival-pucks-2

Each of these little 3.25" diameter X 1.1" thick canisters contain emergency supplies.  The containers are made of 5000-series aluminum and have knurled screw-on lids; they are waterproof and have waterproof labels.  When you pull the label off, the the lid is a serviceable signal mirror.  What's inside these little canisters are the kits that can [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
primal-bow2

Whether you're preparing for the apocalypse, want to become the next Katniss Everdeen, rob from the rich like Robin Hood or just enjoy shooting arrows with a bow, the Compact Folding Survival Bow is a bow that takes up very little space when it's not in use. Folded down it's only 23" long x 1.5 [...]

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quake-kare-pet-emergency-preparedness-kits-2

If you live in areas prone to natural disasters, you probably have made some preparations for emergencies.  Do you have an survival kit for your pet?  Quake Kare sells survival kits for dogs and cats, filled with products you'll need to keep your pet healthy and fed until things start to return to normal.  The kits come [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets
monkeylight 00

My son finally took up an interest in learning to ride a bike, so I've been looking into ways to increase visibility.  Bright clothing and reflectors are important, but a wild array of LED lights on the wheel?  This could be hard to ignore! (All images can be clicked for a full size image) What [...]

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tempo-wearable-monitor-for-seniors-2

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don't want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you'd like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devices [...]

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tanda-zap-2

Eight years ago, The Gadgeteer reviewed the Zeno Acne Treatment device, and that review is still being read today.  Acne is a horrible thing that sits right there on your face, for everyone to see.  It can sap your confidence in your appearance, it can physically hurt, and it can leave scars.  People try all kinds [...]

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mudfighter2

The Mudfighter-series is a collection of tools that have been designed to help you remove mud and rocks from the soles / treads of your shoes. They are perfect for cross country runners, hikers, and even people that have dogs ;) I could have used one of these tools several years ago when I had [...]

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footbrake

Hardcore cyclists wear special shoes with cleats that hook into the pedals of their bicycles. These cleats make it difficult to walk around when they stop for a break during a ride. The FOOTbrake is a pair of thin flip-flop style sandals that fold up and store in a water resistant cinch sack that can [...]

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