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November 20, 2015 • News

Pear Fitness Partners with TRX to Coach You From Your Phone!

I am a big fan of phone-based fitness apps. It’s a great way to guide your workouts without the cost of a personal trainer or having to conform to a group or class workout schedule. Pear Fitness offers a tremendous number of workout options, and now they are adding TRX suspension training to the list!

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November 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Dyson AM10 Humidifier: Puts Humidity Where It Belongs — in the Air and Not on Your Floor!

Unless you live in a humid climate, it’s almost always a good idea to have a humidifier running in your home. They can help with everything from breathing issues, to preventing sinus infections, or providing relief from dry skin and hair. But knowing which humidifier to buy can be tricky. I’ve tried several brands; my favorite is …

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

Jungle Gym XT Review: Make Anywhere Your Home Gym!

I’ve been committed to getting in better shape this year. We ended up canceling our gym membership at the start of the summer, and I switched to bodyweight workouts for strength training. There are a few ways to take bodyweight training up a notch, including suspension straps, and Lifeline Fitness sent me their Jungle Gym …

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November 12, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Runtastic Introduces ‘Results’ App Focused on Personalized Training for Success!

While some people can simply include exercise as part of their healthy lifestyle, most people need more incentive: they need goals, motivation, and a PLAN. Simply tracking isn’t enough, something that Runtastic gets and has implemented in their new Results app. Results delivers focused training plans to help you reach your goals! Online training programs …

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October 30, 2015 • Reviews

HoMedics AirMaster Air Purifier: Tame Those Pet Odors Once and for All!

Kev and I recently adopted Hephaestus, a similarly colored cat to my darling departed Avah. Heph was about six-months-old when we moved in with us, so one of the first things we did was get him fixed, and then we introduced him to the LitterRobot, which he took to like a champ. (Formerly) male cats are awesome, but the smell!

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October 28, 2015 • Health and Fitness

Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injectors Recall Alert!

If you have an Auvi-Q auto injector, call your doctor immediately for a new prescription for an epipen. Sanofi Aventis is recalling ALL Auvi-Q injectors due to a potential flaw that may prevent medicine from being injected properly. They will reimburse you for the costs of the competitor’s replacement, so save your receipts.

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

Cleanliness Is Next to Your Bathroom Sink with the Aura Clean Toothbrush

The Aura Clean Ultrasonic Toothbrush System by Tao is more than just an electric way to get rid of those cavities, it’s also supposed to keep away the harmful germs in your bathroom away from your mouth as well.

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It’s Wednesday, So It Must Be Time for New Garmin GPS Watches?!?

Doesn’t it feel like I was just writing about the Garmin Forerunner 225 announcement? While it has actually been 5 months since the FR 225 reveal, since then they also added the FR 25 entry level GPS watch and each slowly trickled into availability. This year has been all about big new launches and slow …

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October 15, 2015 • Crowdfunding

AmpStrip Shuts Down, Issues Refunds to All Backers

This past spring, Greg reported on the AmpStrip, a wearable device that used adhesive to stick to your body and monitor your vitals 24/7. It was being crowdfunded via IndieGoGo, and it sounded like a quantified athlete’s dream. Unfortunately, it’s apparently a pipe dream, as the company is pivoting away from fitness and is refunding all …

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October 7, 2015 • News

Beddit Sleep Tracker Is Now Available on Your Watch and at the Apple Store

Beddit, a sleek sleep-tracking device, now has an Apple Watch to help you monitor your sleep habits and is available for purchase at Apple Stores worldwide. This non-wearable device fits underneath your sheets so you don’t have to worry about keeping your phone in bed or wear an uncomfortable monitor to sleep. You can pick …

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October 5, 2015 • News

Can SenseLab’s Versus Train Your Brain for Better Performance?

Like anyone might, I sometimes find myself in situations where I feel stressed, overwhelmed, unsure, or unmotivated. What if there was a way to train our brains to be more responsive, alert, and stress-free? What if there was a way to ensure that we performed at peak levels? Wouldn’t you jump on it? I’m pretty sure …

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September 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Foot Hammock is a Divisive, But Potentially Helpful, Desk Tool

Most gear reviews aren’t terribly controversial or difficult. Occasionally we’ll test hardware that doesn’t work right, or a piece of software that’s buggy. But The Foot Hammock was such a headache to install I nearly gave up on the whole review, until my coworker fell in love with the concept and convinced me to give …

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September 17, 2015 • Reviews

Road ID Gives Parents and Kids Peace of Mind (With a Little Bit of Style!)

I’ve talked before about how every athlete should have a Road ID, but there’s another market that could use one: kids with allergies. Road IDs are tough, and meant to be worn in grueling circumstances, so they’re perfect for surviving toddlers. We bought a Road ID Slim for my son with food allergies, and we’re …

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September 4, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Runtastic Announces the Moment Fitness Watch!

I was a big fan of the Runtastic Orbit – a simple fitness wearable that met my ‘just work’ criteria for these devices: it fit well, tracked well, and instantly connected to my phone via Bluetooth and never failed to sync. Now they are announcing the Moment, which takes their solid fitness tracking and wraps …

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September 3, 2015 • Health and Fitness

McDonalds All Day Breakfast Will Ruin Eggs For Everyone

I can count on one hand the number of times I have eaten at McDonalds in the last several years. So at first the “all day breakfast” news didn’t phase me. But according to The Consumerist, McD’s needs so many eggs that it could exacerbate the egg shortage and drive up prices!

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August 26, 2015 • Reviews

Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush Adds Bluetooth to Your Morning Routine

A few years ago, Judie and I reviewed a rechargeable electric toothbrush. We were impressed, and I have been using that toothbrush ever since. Recently, however, I’ve had a chance to check out two others electric toothbrushes. These come from Oral-B, and the first we’ll be looking at is the Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries with …

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August 18, 2015 • Reviews

My First Week with the New Helix Sleep Mattress

You know what’s better than a good night’s rest? A good night’s rest on a mattress that you helped create, according to how YOU want to sleep. There are plenty of mattresses on the market, but are you ready to spend thousands for comfort — especially when you can do the same thing for less money?

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August 14, 2015 • Editorials, Health and Fitness

I Love The Garmin VivoActive … So Why Did I Dump It?

Back in April I reviewed the Garmin VivoActive GPS Smartwatch, listing five reasons I loved it and three concerns. After a couple of months I started drafting a follow-up about how I STILL loved the VivoActive – but stopped when an update caused issues. The next update resolved the issues, but by early July I …

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August 13, 2015 • Reviews

I Love My New Ergotron WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation

This is the time of year when I do more writing than any other. In addition to my normal sermons and Gear Diary reviews, this is the time of year when I have to write my high holy day sermons. That’s where something like the amazing Ergotron WorkFit-T, Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation comes in more than …

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July 10, 2015 • Reviews

AlcoMate Revo Breathalyzer: Take the Guesswork out of Consumption

Here’s something to try at your next house party: have everyone blow into an AlcoMate Revo breathalyzer as they arrive, write down their readings on a pad, and have them record their “scores” as the evening goes on. We did this on July 4th, and it was rather enlightening.

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June 23, 2015 • Reviews

Klhip Ultimate Clipper Lets You Groom with Style

The Klhip Ultimate Clipper looks like no other nail clipper. And while nail clippers are not the most exciting accessories, proper grooming is important and being able to do so in style is rather nice. It is built tough, is the most ergonomic nail clipper ever and even comes with a fancy leather case. Here’s …

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