Health and fitness

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Michael Phelps’ favorite watch (maybe)

It’s the Pool-Mate automatic lap and stroke counter watch from Swimovate. The watch has accurate motion sensors that can recognize each swim stroke and change of lap so you won’t need to count anymore. It displays Lap count, Time, Average Strokes per lap, Speed, Distance, Calories and Efficiency and stores the details in a large …

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Get rid of your double chin for $19.99?

I’m on vacation this week and have been doing a lot of channel surfing on TV. I happened upon an infomercial earlier tonight that I just had to share it with all of you because it looks so….ummm…. deliciously lame. It’s the Neckline Slimmer exercise thingy. It claims to get rid of your double chin …

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Aqua Pulse keeps you in the zone while swimming

I’m sure that you’re aware of the benefits of staying in your target heart rate zone while working out. Now you can stay in that zone even while swimming. The Aqua Pulse from Finis clips to your ear and uses bone conduction to audibly communicate your heart rate in a user determined frequency (20seconds, 30seconds, …

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Feel misty with your own personal humidifier

I know it’s Spring time now and we all probably have enough humidity in our homes and offices, but if you happen to live in a dry area, this personal humifier from ThinkGeek looks pretty gadget worthy. At $60, it’s more expensive than one you can pick up at Walmart, but I can’t help but …

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New version of the Sleeptracker Elite Watch

Over three years ago, I reviewed the original Sleeptracker watch which claimed to help a person wake more refreshed, by waking them at the perfect time during their sleep cycle. It didn’t work well for me, but there are a lot of people that swear by it. Those people will be happy to learn that …

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Spotlight Gadget – Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser

I predict that the Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser from ThinkGeek will elicit one of two reactions. For the hardcore basement dwelling gamers it will be “Yesssssssssss!” and for the basement dwelling geeks it will be “Yessssssssssss!” Come on, who can resist this strange contraption that claims to “…perform with true biomechanical correctness, able to stimulate …

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Spotlight Gadget – LifeSpan MyBeat Heart Rate Ring

We’ve seen heart rate devices that you wear on your wrist, but how about one that you wear on your finger? LifeSpan’s MyBeat Heart Rate Ring claims to be convenient and automatic, providing a continuous reading of your heart rate. No chest straps are used, just put it on your finger and press start. I’d …

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SportBrain Personal Fitness Manager Review

Product Requirements: Desktop: Internet connection to view web page stats. Internet Explorer 4.0 or above, Netscape 4.0 or above, or AOL 5.0 or above. (The SportBrain Web site is not compatible with WebTV) How active are you? If  you are an average person like myself, you might be surprised at just how non-active you are.  …

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Vivonic Fitness Review

  Program Requirements: Device: Palm III organizer series or greater, Handspring Visor Organizer series, Sony Clie 150 K free RAM (more like 500k, when you are using it) Desktop: Windows 95, 98, or 2000 Here is the 5-second version of my review: Get it, it works – If you use it, you will see results! …

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Blood Pressure Manager Review

Program Requirements: Device: Palm OS 3.1 or higher 16 K free RAM Desktop: Windows, Linux, BeOS, Solaris I have high blood pressure. I’ve already had one stroke, and don’t want another. They are totally not fun. I also have a PalmPilot. I recently hit up the idea of using a database to keep track of …

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