Health and fitness

If you are having trouble sleeping or you're feeling overly anxious, trying Relax Pro by Thync could be a drug-free and fairly inexpensive way to get some relief. This device stimulates your nerves to trigger a natural mechanism inside your body which signals your autonomic nervous system to allow your mind to tell your body… Read More

Tracking your steps and other physical activity is a great way to hold yourself accountable for your health goals, but keeping track of your heart rate throughout the day is a better measure of how well you're progressing towards those goals. Polar's new A370 fitness band has that feature and more. The Polar A370 tracks… Read More

The 4-wheeled RowBike gets you where you want to go and gives you a whole body workout at the same time which burns 50% more calories than a traditional bike. Invented by Scott Olson, the creator of Rollerblade inline skates, the RowBike is a rowing machine built onto a 4-wheeled bike frame. RowBikes are available… Read More

Let's face it, fitness bands and smartwatches aren't the most attractive accessories on the market. They usually have either a masculine or unisex style that does not blend well with fancier feminine attire. Ringly is a company who offers a more glamorous alternative to boring black silicone banded wearables.   Ringly's water resistant smart rings… Read More

In a sea of wearable fitness trackers, it's tough to stand out when most of them can track steps, heart rate, and sleep. But Garmin has added a new trick to their latest vivosmart 3 fitness tracker. It can count strength training exercise reps and sets. Whether you're doing curls with free weights or body… Read More

The new Polar M460 GPS is an advanced bike computer that offers features for serious cyclists like power meter compatibility, power metrics, smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments that allows cyclists to see their real-time stats to help them reach their performance goals. The Polar M460 also shows notifications for incoming calls, text messages, calendar… Read More

This strange looking contraption is a kinetic resistance exercise device. It's called the Four Minute Core Trainer and it has been designed to work 46 core muscles and eight arm muscles in just four minutes. There is a resistance cartridge in the upper and lower section of the device that provides 60 and 70 pounds… Read More

A few weeks ago I told you about Misfit's Vapor smartwatch that is due this summer. Now Misfit has just announced another fitness device on the opposite end of their pricing spectrum. It's the Misfit Flare, their new entry level wearable that tracks activity and sleep. Priced at $59.99, the Flare features a capacitive touch sensor… Read More

I don't travel across time zones that often and I don't have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) issues that some people get during the dreary winter months. But what I do deal with is a slight sleep deficit because I get a little less than 7 hours of sleep on weeknights.  Unfortunately, I can't do caffeine, so… Read More

Apple has finally rolled out Night Shift on the newest update to macOS Sierra. Night Shift is a program that gradually removes the blue light of your display to help relieve eye strain and help you sleep better. A similar program, f.lux, has been available cross-platform for a while now, but Apple decided to include a… Read More

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technolgy, Atlanta, Georgia and Electronics Engineering Department, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, developed this tiny chip (approximately 1.5 mm) on a flexible catheter (about 430 microns) that will allow heart surgeons to view a complete real-time 3-D image of heart and blood vessel blockages and allow the surgeons to attend… Read More

When several people use the same faucet, you never know what water temperature you might experience when it's your turn. With the LightInTheBox Temperature Sensitive Single Handle Centerset LED Lavatory Faucet, you no longer have to whip your hand in and out and risk scalding your skin to see if the water might be too… Read More

I have been a sportster/athlete most of my life, enjoying tennis, running, karate, basketball, etc. When I was younger, I did a poor job of drinking enough water to stay hydrated. Horribly so, but youth allowed me to power thru 99% of the time. As I have gotten older, I do a much better job… Read More

If you're an athlete or you work out on a regular basis, you know what it's like to have sore muscles. Even I get achy muscles with my lame attempts to keep in shape. Finding a way to soothe your aches and pains is important if you want to be ready to tackle the next… Read More

We've been covering Misfit fitness tracking wearable devices since the original Misfit Shine that I reviewed back in 2013. Misfit trackers have evolved since the Shine and in the next few months, we'll be seeing a brand new device from Misfit that looks like their most ambitious activity tracking wearable so far. The Misfit Vapor… Read More