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October 18, 2016 • Health and Fitness, News

The Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch: Classically Inspired Fitness Tracking

I’ve been wearing a Misfit Ray, and while it’s one of the prettiest and useful fitness trackers I’ve worn, I still wear a watch because I’m old-fashioned and like to wear one. With the introduction of the Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch, I can have a fashionable analog watch combined with the Misfit technology I’ve come …

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October 7, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

Withings Pulse Ox: Track, Monitor, Sync, and Stay Healthy

The Withings Pulse Ox caught my eye because it not only measures and monitors steps, distance walked, sleep, elevation climbed, and calories, but it also measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level.

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July 26, 2016 • Health and Fitness

The Bellabeat Leaf Urban Is Probably the Most Mindful Fitness Tracker Yet

Sure, any health tracker can count your steps and maybe your sleep, but the new Bellabeat Leaf Urban tracks steps, sleep, and monthly cycles though the app; it has stress-predicting and tracking technology together with mindfulness management features, and it is pretty.

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July 20, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

A Pair of Earphones Are Going to Change How You Feel About Wearables

While some of you are out there soaking up the sun, on your run outdoors, some of us need a little bit more motivation other than Pokemon Go to get going; that’s where LifeBEAM has you covered. LifeBEAM announced a Kickstarter campaign that only has a few days remaining onn their ‘first of its kind’ AI …

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July 6, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Outdoors, Reviews

PKparis K’asq Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset: No Wires Whatsoever

Most of the “wireless” headphones we’ve reviewed still have a wire that connects to each of the earphones on either side of the wearer’s head; the PKparis K’asq Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset removes that wire and puts the entire package in each of the wearer’s ears. How well could that possibly work?

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May 28, 2016 • Editorials

Has Jawbone Run Out of Steps?

Jawbone is one of those companies that seems to sit just below the surface of mainstream success. They were well known for Bluetooth speakers and headsets, then they were an early pioneer in fitness wearables. All that seems to have crashed down quickly around them, and it looks like Jawbone is in an ominous position.

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April 26, 2016 • News

Allergy Alert: DO NOT Buy Kellogg’s Products if You Have a Peanut Allergy!

Kellogg’s has never had a great reputation in the allergy world. For example, Kellogg’s would not tell someone if their allergen is in a product if the allergen is not required to be labelled by the FDA. Now they’re really getting dangerous, though, with the addition of peanut flour into various savory and previously nut …

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April 5, 2016 • Gift Guides, Health and Fitness, Reviews

JVC HA-EBT5 In-Ear Headphones: Wireless, Splashproof and Perfect for Active Moms

Mother’s Day is coming up, and if you’ve been stressing about the perfect gift for your fitness-conscious wife, mom, or yourself, then you should take a look at the JVC HA-EBT5 In-Ear Headphones. The name is a mouthful, but the product is sharp-looking and it works well. What makes them better than others? flexibility, price, and options!

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April 2, 2016 • Health and Fitness

Ten Pieces of Tech That Every Fashionable Woman Should Know About

I’m always looking for tech items that are feminine and fashionable, and since I’ve recently been doing a bit of research for myself, I thought I’d share the results with you all. Whether you’re looking for yourself, or you need ideas for your sweetheart, these are sure to please.

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February 27, 2016 • News

LifeBEAM Teams up with UnderArmour and JBL!

I tested the LifeBEAM hat last spring and was quite impressed with the accuracy of their heart rate monitor. They’re expanding their market beyond hats and helmets, putting their heart rate tech into wireless headphones powered by Under Armour and JBL!

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February 5, 2016 • Reviews

Brooks Pureflow 5 Running Shoe Review

Running shoes are the most subjective item to review, since everything from shoe type to foot size to personal preference become factors in judging the shoe. Having said that, I feel pretty comfortable saying the Brooks Pureflow 5 are probably the best running shoe I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in the last several years. Read …

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February 1, 2016 • News

M-Edge TrueWireless Headphones Truly Cut the Cord

While at CES 2016 we had a chance to check out the upcoming TrueWireless Ear Buds from M-Edge. These are wireless ear buds with a difference. They not only cut the cord to your device but they cut the cord between ears! For $149.99 you’ll get two separate ear buds that work in tandem. Here’s …

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January 17, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

Jam Transit Micro Sport Buds: Wireless Buds That Work Out

If you like to listen to music while working out, but you don’t like to be wired to your mobile device, then you should invest in a pair of wireless fitness-focused earbuds. But which ones? We’ve covered more than a few on Gear Diary, and the latest under our lens are the Jam Transit Micro …

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January 13, 2016 • Reviews

Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid- Does Anyone NEED a Smart Water Bottle?

Do I really need an app-enabled water bottle? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since Judie and I each received a Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid at CES. This looks like a regular water bottle, but it’s Bluetooth-enabled and monitors your water intake over the course of a day. Is this something …

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January 11, 2016 • Reviews

Avia Stride Activity Tracker Review

CES is now over and activity trackers and other wearables were all the rage at the show this year. With Under Armour, Casio, and others releasing devices, it looks like almost everyone has a tracker now. Avia, who I know more for sneakers than electronics even has one, and they sent me an Avia Stride; I …

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December 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Travel Bra-Carry Your Valuables Close to Your Chest!

This intro is a bit different from most reviews because I’m guessing we’re mostly going to attract a female audience. Anyone who doesn’t want to read a review of a bra, note that the Travel Bra people are working on male briefs and other similar concept clothes. Check them out, and read on for our review …

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December 1, 2015 • News

Adidas FIT SMART Band Adds All-Day Tracking

Adidas debuted their FIT SMART Band in 2014; at the time it was just designed to be worn when you worked out, tracking your heart rate and acting as an extension of the Adidas Train and Run app. They’ve made the already useful and well-received band even better with new all-day fitness tracking features too!

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November 27, 2015 • Gift Guides

Holiday Gifts for the Fitness Buff

We all have someone in our life who likes to work out, or who needs a little extra push to keep their fitness momentum going. We’ve put together a few ideas for every budget for the fitness lover in your life!

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November 20, 2015 • Editorials, Health and Fitness

What’s the Secret to Fitbit’s Success?

It’s hard out there for a fitness tracking company. Apple Watch dominates the conversation, and anyone looking for a fitness-first solution seems to gravitate towards Fitbit. I realized tonight the secret to their success: ubiquity.

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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 27, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Garmin Introduces the VivoSmart HR: Fitness Tracker with SmartWatch Aspirations

I never finished my review of the Garmin VivoSmart, partly because the VivoActive arrived and I ran to that, but partly because it took a few firmware updates for everything to stabilize with the Bluetooth functionality. But I really loved the VivoSmart, and if I didn’t prefer GPS to smartwatch capabilities, I’d probably still use …

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