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Spree Fitness Monitor review

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don’t like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don’t have anyone to motivate me or hold meRead More…


Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Throughout my life I have worked out diligently in a never ending effort to run faster/further, jump higher, hit harder, etc. As many longtime athletes know, to maintain that same fitness level requires an ever increasing effort and perseverance as the years and decades roll by. Historically I have rarely measured my weight, BMI, orRead More…


Only Bodyweight helps you stay fit without a gym

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

For us road warriors, fitting in a workout while away from home can be difficult.  Hotel gyms vary widely in their usefulness, and just plain finding the time for fitness – either while traveling or at home – can be challenging.   Only Bodyweight, a web-based, customizable, exercise program that uses bodyweight-only exercises, might help solveRead More…


Adidas Springblade Running Shoes review

on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

My daily geek uniform includes a pair of sneakers, tennis shoes, athletic shoes, kicks or whatever other name you might call them. I own more pairs of sneakers than “grown up” shoes and am picky when it comes to their style and comfort. A month or so ago when I saw the news about theRead More…


TomTom puts GPS tech into 2 new fitness watches

on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The popularity of fitness bands and watches is currently at an all time high. Everyone wants to know how they measure up with their daily step count, running distance, and other health stats. One of the newest fitness watches to show up on the scene is from what I thought was an unlikely company –Read 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…


Tagg now tracks your pet’s activity, or lack there of

on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg’s the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way toRead More…


fitbit one and fitbit zip review

on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

As an adult I realize that it is prudent to take care of your body so that it lasts as long as possible, but intentions are easier than practice.   Motivation is the issue, and that’s where two devices from fitbit, the One and Zip,  can help you keep track of your progress and hopefully leadRead More…

Jawbone Up

Jawbone UP – Take 2

on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The exercise band/pedometer/calorie-counter market is growing and growing, and Jawbone’s first foray into the market created quite a stir. Much is the pity it was for the wrong reasons. Due to design faults, Jawbone, better known for their speakers and headsets, recalled the first model after a short time on the market.  Their new and improvedRead More…


Misfit Shine – Is it the coolest pedometer, activity tracker yet?

on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Are you feeling guilty about everything you ate yesterday for Thanksgiving? Yeah me too… especially because all I did after dinner was sit around visiting with relatives. I didn’t move much at all, which isn’t good. Pedometers and activity trackers have become more and more popular in the past couple of years because they showRead More…


Polar RCX5 Run Multisport Training Watch review

on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

For those runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and pure over-the-top endurance athletes, Polar has always been a name associated with tech-gear engineered to help you train better, smarter, faster. While I look around my spinning class, a healthy percentage of participants wear Polar gear. The same can be said about my running click. The RCX5 multisportRead More…


Fitbit Launches Two New Digital Health Trackers

on Monday, September 17th, 2012

Getting and staying fit can be a chore. Fitbit wants to make it fun by adding two new health trackers: the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker and the Fitbit One Activity + Sleep Tracker. These new trackers feature Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data with your computer and / or iOS andRead More…


GeoPalz – Pedometers for Kids

on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

To promote physical fitness and as another tool to help fight childhood obesity, GeoPalz is pairing their kid styled pedometers with an online rewards based gaming website. Through the online arcade, users (5-10yrs old) can report their steps walked, which are logged through their pedometers and exchange steps for time with games such as Avalanche, Snow-Drift,Read More…


Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone Review

on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

With the winter nearly behind us (we live in the Pacific Northwest and the rain and bad weather really do not go away until after the 4th of July) and summer knocking on the door, it’s time for me to focus my exercise outdoors. With that hopefully comes fun new training technology to better enableRead More…


BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband Review

on Friday, June 15th, 2012

The fitness/exercise equipment I typically use measures heart rate, speed, distance, cadence, etc. With this data, either the device, sync software, or website can approximate the calories burned during the periods of exertion. Measuring and tracking the data points is a great training tool but does not necessarily facilitate overall weight loss. The designers andRead More…


PEAR is another workout gadget that doesn’t want to be called a workout gadget

on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Fitbit, MOTOACTV, and Nike Fit are all gadgets that are designed to help you maximize your workouts. PEAR claims to be different and better, by offering real-time advice and motivation from an actual coach instead of a sexy recorded voice. The device is definitely a gadget because it runs on batteries, clips to your waist or armRead More…


Clean Bottle Runner – Store Your Phone and Keys in Your Water Bottle

on Friday, March 30th, 2012

Well, you don’t exactly store them in the water bottle – more with the Clean Bottle.  A while ago, Julie told us about the Clean Bottle, a 22-ounce plastic water bottle with a leak-proof screw-off bottom for easy cleaning.  The Clean Bottle Runner includes a jacket that has a clear, play-though plastic pocket for yourRead More…


Spira Odyssey Cushion Trainer Running Shoe Review

on Saturday, March 17th, 2012

When Spira asked if I would like to review a pair of their running shoes, I told them that I’m not a runner and that I’m really picky when it comes to the look and feel of the sneakers I wear. That didn’t scare them off, so they sent me a pair of their Women’s OdysseyRead More…


Suunto Elementum Terra All Black Watch Review

on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The All Black is ‘just…’ a new color scheme in the existing Sunnto Elementum Terra line. The all-black casing and negative display make for a stealthy (Stargate ;)) look, while retaining all the functionality of the Terra clan. I have always been tempted by Suunto’s luxury line of Elementum Terra watches but to be honestRead More…


MYTRAK – Another fitness gadget to motivate us to get off the couch

on Friday, October 28th, 2011

I’m starting to notice a trend lately… In the last few months, there have been 4 similar $100 fitness gadgets announced. We reviewed the Fitbit (link below in the related posts list), then there was the NewYu, then the Striiv and now the MYTRAK. They all have some type of display that shows your dailyRead More…


FitDesk – The Perfect Product for Keeping Fit and Reading The Gadgeteer at the Same Time

on Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Do you find it difficult to tear yourself away from the great reviews and news here on The Gadgeteer to perform your daily workout? It’s understandable, but I might have a product that can solve that problem. The FitDesk is a stationary exercise bike that has a built-in platform that holds your laptop so thatRead More…


The Quick Guide to Trick-Or-Treating Candy Nutrition (or lack thereof)

on Monday, October 24th, 2011

There are only 7 days till Halloween, one of our most celebrated holidays, where we have an excuse to act like a kid again by eating our weight in chocolate and candies. I personally don’t indulge since I am a diabetic, but for those of you that have a mouth full of sweet teeth andRead More…


Gaiam Strap-Free Touch Heart Rate Monitor – No Chest Strap Required

on Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Gaiam Strap-Free Touch Heart Rate Monitor from Oregon Scientific does not require that you wear a chest strap or arm strap. It features a touch screen and uses ECG technology. Just place 1 or 2 fingers on the sensor to see your heart rate. In addition to displaying your heart rate, it has clock,Read More…


Motorola Mobility Announces MOTOACTV

on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Motorola announced a new device today named the MOTOACTV. This is an Android-Based device that looks very similar to the iPod Nano, but includes GPS, heartrate capabilities and the ability to sync to your Android phone. The heart-rate sensor is built into the available headsets. The wired SF500, and the wireless SF700. The features include: Tracks pace,Read More…