Health

re-timer-glasses

If you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or from jet lag, you may have considered light therapy.  Most light therapy devices I've seen are banks of lights that you must sit in front of for periods of time, and you may feel you don't have the time to devote to this therapy.  The Re-Timer [...]

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IMG_2262

No one would ever mistake me for an athlete; nevertheless, I was intrigued by the Mio Alpha Heart Rate wrist watch from Mio Global because I've been attempting to get in better shape.  Anything to help me prolong my  life is a good thing, and in conjunction with my Fitbit and Aria devices, I figured [...]

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withings-smartbody

I reviewed the Withings original WiFi Body Scale back in 2010 and have been using it almost daily ever since. I like how it records my weight so that I can see trends using my Android smartphone or iOS device. Withings has recently announced a new model called the Smart Body Analyzer. Priced at $149.99, [...]

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ecig3

I felt it was time for a quick followup on my original Joyetech e-cigarette review.  I've now been almost six months cigarette-free, that's approximately 4500 cigarettes I haven't smoked!  So no 4000+ nasty chemicals, a huge saving in money, my taste has returned, I'm feeling way healthier and my clothes (and I) don't stink ! [...]

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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 lead [...]

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blip-bp-1

There are all sorts of gadgets on the market today that will help you keep track of your health stats. There are Fitbits and Nike Fuel bands to let you know how active you are, Withings WiFi Scales to let you keep an eye on your weight and now there's the Blip WiFi Blood Pressure [...]

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Jawbone UP – Take 2

Jawbone Up

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 improved [...]

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shine

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 show [...]

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portable-scale

When was the last time you wished you had a bathroom scale that you could take with you everywhere you go? If the answer to that question is anything but never, you need to go eat a cheeseburger and get over it. But I'm not judging. Ok maybe a little. ;) For those of us [...]

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osim-usqueez

It's been a long day at the office, school, factory, chain gang, (insert your job here) and all you want to do is go home and have your significant other rub your feet. If you don't have an SO or your SO refuses to touch your little piggys, the OSIM uSqueeze may be the next [...]

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Sanofi_IBGStar

Sanofi has what's probably the  first FDA-approved iPod/iPhone accessory with its iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System. But to make best use of it, you'll probably have to be a diabetic. :(  The compact iBGStar module plugs directly into the iPhone or iPod touch and can immediately displays results.  The iBGStar Diabetes Manager app  allows users [...]

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dietpen

Are you day dreaming about a big slice of chocolate cake right now? Curb that craving by sniffing your pen. Say what? Sniffing the Diet Support Pen is supposed to curb your appetite and put you in a calm state of mind within 5 minutes of sniffage. The Diet Pen looks like an ordinary pen with a ballpoint [...]

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striiv-11

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 Game [...]

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polarpillow-3

I have my thermostat set to go down to 68 degrees at night because I sleep better when it's cool. When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing the PolarPillow,   I was intrigued by their claims that it would keep my head cool for hours without the need for refrigeration, batteries or water. [...]

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diabetes-pilot-app

Diabetes management is a game of numbers.  How many carbs eaten, insulin injected, blood glucose numbers.  Blood glucose meters usually come with a little booklet to track some of these numbers in, but they're always small, quickly filled up, and easily lost.  Digital Altitudes, LLC has software products that help you track everything you need [...]

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suunto_elementum-contents

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 honest [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
fitbit-scale

Are you sticking to your 2012 resolution to get fit and lose weight? Using gadgets to keep track of your workout data and stats can really help you stay motivated. Last summer I had the opportunity to review the Fitbit activity monitor and found it to be a fun way to help me know if [...]

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withings-baby-scale

Withings already has a WiFi Body Scale for adults that sends your weight to an app for easy tracking.  Now they are introducing the world's first internet-connected baby and toddler scale.  The Withings Smart Baby Scale won the 2012 CES Innovations Award.  It has a weighing basket for babies that removes and packs compactly for [...]

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KeepingItKleen.com Tech Germs

You may want to reconsider using your friend's cell phone to make a call or send a text.  According to KeepingItKleen.com, 16% of all cell phones have poop on them.  And when you use a computer keyboard at the office or in the school's computer lab you may want to bring a disinfecting wipe with [...]

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massaging-bed-rest-pillow

When I was in college, everybody had these bed pillows that looked like the back of a chair with arms.  We called these pillows "husbands", and they were great back support while we sat on our beds doing assignments for hours.  I had seen a few husbands in stores over the years, but none were [...]

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