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Polar Loop activity tracker review

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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. Design TheRead More…


Garmin vivofit activity tracker review

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

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.Read More…


Salutron LifeTrak Zone C410 activity tracker watch review

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

One year ago I reviewed the LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker watch from Salutron. For the money, that watch offered a nice selection of features with an equally nice price. Their latest activity tracker watch is the Zone C410. It adds two features that were missing in the previously reviewed model: wireless data syncing andRead More…


Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker review

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

The original Withings Pulse has been my my favorite activity tracker since reviewing it last August, so I was delighted when I learned that Withings was going to release a new version called the Pulse O2 with a new blood oxygen level function. Is it a revolutionary or an evolutionary update to what is in my opinion, theRead More…


Fitbit Force activity tracker review

on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When it comes to activity trackers and pedometers, Fitbit is at the top of the list in brand recognition and popularity. They’ve been around for several years and their fitness products continue to evolve and improve. Earlier this year, they came out with their first wrist worn device – the Fitbit Flex. Now six monthsRead More…


Fitbug Orb activity tracker review

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Fitbug Orb is a relatively inexpensive activity tracker that not only helps you track your steps and aerobic activity, but it can also track your sleep and comes with a digital coach named KiK who gives you a little kick when you you need some inspiration to get moving. Let’s see if the FitbugRead More…


Spark Wireless Activity Tracker review

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

We all know that being fit equals better health, but it also means big money for companies looking to ride the fitness tracking wave. Activity trackers are becoming so popular that they are replacing pendants and bracelets as a new form of jewelry.  The Spark Wireless Activity Tracker is a tracker that can be wornRead More…


Misfit Shine activity tracker review

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Misfit Shine is the latest device in a string of pedometer / activity trackers that I’ve had the opportunity to put through their paces – see what I did there? The Shine was a successful crowdfunded Indiegogo project last year that has since started selling to the general public. It’s a uniquely styled deviceRead More…


SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker review

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I had a strange feeling of déjà vu when I pulled the SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker out of its packaging a few days ago. I quickly realized it was almost an exact replica of the Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker that I reviewed back in June. Are they exactly the sameRead More…


Withings Pulse activity tracker review

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Hey potato, get up off that couch and let’s take a walk to healthy town. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day offers a lot of health benefits, but I know it’s sometimes hard to get started, so here’s a fun little gadget to motivate you. It’s the Pulse activity tracker from Withings. I’veRead More…


Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker review

on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 is the 3rd activity tracker / pedometer that I’ve reviewed so far this year. This device differs from the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up (see links in the related reviews section below) by price and connectivity. I didn’t think I would be that impressed, but have been surprised byRead More…


Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband review

on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Getting fit and staying fit requires daily effort that can quickly turn into drudgery if you lack motivation. I’ve found several things that have helped me stick to my fitness activities. One is the Virgin Healthmiles program that everyone at my day job (Cummins Inc.) is enrolled in. We get a simple pedometer that countsRead More…


Jawbone Up activity tracker review

on Thursday, April 11th, 2013

When you’re trying to increase your fitness level, lose weight or just keep a log of your physical activity, finding the right tool to help can be a challenge with all the activity trackers currently on the market. The Jawbone UP originally came on the scene back in 2011 to not so great reviews. Jawbone acknowledgedRead More…


Nike+ FuelBand review

on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

As we come to the close of another year, I am reminded that this is the time to start thinking of my New Year’s resolutions. Last year, my resolution was to lose weight (not an uncommon, often repeated and failed one for me).  I was determined to do so, but what I needed was someRead More…


Striiv Smart Pedometer Review

on Monday, May 7th, 2012

Let’s face it, working out is not fun. Those of you that think it is, are just crazy because working out has fried your brain. For us normal (aka lazy) folks, we know the real truth. Working out is never going to be as much fun as sitting on our LazyBoy recliner watching The GameRead More…

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iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headphones Review

on Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Over the last six months or so, I’ve been in training for an upcoming Tough Mudder event.  I’ve had to bring myself from literal couch potato to gym rat capable of living through a 12 mile run through mud, water, fire, and electricity.  In doing so, I’ve learned the importance of keeping track of myRead More…


Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker Review

on Friday, August 26th, 2011

We all know that we should exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy, but doing so can be a real chore. Using gadgets to keep us excited about our workouts is just one way to stay inspired to keep up good habits. One such gadget that can help you keep track of your fitness activitiesRead More…


Dog-e-Minder Pet Assistant for Dog Owners Review

on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

If you own a dog, you have to incorporate his schedule into the family’s schedule.  Every day, you have to make sure your dog is walked at least a few times and fed a couple of times each day.  If your dog requires it, you may also have to give him medicine.  If you areRead More…