I reject that old joke that goes, “How do you know the toothbrush was invented in Tennessee? Because otherwise, they’d have called it a TEETHbrush.” Aspersions against my home state aside, I’ve been blessed by some pretty good chompers with only one tiny cavity in 40+ years. So I was intrigued when I was offered the chance to try out the BESTEK Sonic Electronic Toothbrush. Follow along to see what…Read More
Health and Fitness
In recent years, people have started to collect all sorts of personal data. The popularity of fitness trackers has inspired techies and non-techies alike to actively monitor their health using technology.
One of the hardest things for working out for me, especially when playing running or even playing Basketball is protecting my Achilles and ankles from eventually hurting. I’ve looked high and low for solutions, yet the best that I have found are Lasso’s Compression Socks.
If you like the Withings ecosystem, but you don’t want to wear a traditional watch (like their Steel and Steel HR line), you’ll be pleased that the Pulse has received a significant update. The new Withings Pulse HR takes everything you liked about the Pulse fitness band and bakes in all the 2018-updated goodness.
In case you haven’t heard, the Apple Watch Series 4 has been released – and it is getting rave reviews, which it deserves because it is really an excellent smartwatch. I will detail some of the features I love about this watch later, but first I have to express some annoyances.
So I’ll have to admit, ever since I took my vows and got married back in July, I’ve been slacking off. I’ve told myself I’d get back in the gym and get my fitness on. But personal trainers are expensive. At least they were until I rediscovered Aaptiv.
I haven’t watched American Horror Story: Apocalypse, but I’m assuming it’s relatively unrealistic. If they wanted to make it more realistic, the only thing left standing would clearly be Casio G-Shock watches. And probably Starbucks. But definitely G-Shocks. Casio has updated the already indestructible G-Shock line with the new GBA-800, which adds fitness tracking to general badassery.
Last year, when I started hitting the gym regularly, I would finish my workouts with a short round on the rowing machine. My time to get to the gym is more limited these days, so I wanted to do my cardio at home; a bit of research led me to the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowers on Amazon.
For patients with hard to treat medical conditions, technology is transforming healthcare protocols and improving quality of life. Data-driven treatment, for example, has helped oncology centers develop personalized medicine based on patients’ specific biomarkers.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lain in bed, unable to close my eyes because I was thinking about everything I hadn’t yet done, needed to do, and would need to do later. Shutting my brain down at night isn’t easy. The Sound Oasis ‘Glo to Sleep’ Sleep Therapy Mask is supposed to help, but can it?
In today’s world, data drives just about every facet of our lives. That’s to our advantage because data is objective and can paint a picture we can’t see with our subjective minds.
Wearable technology is rapidly moving in a new and intelligent direction. If you haven’t been sold on smartwatches and fitness trackers, get ready for the next wave of the wearable tech trend. It’s called smart clothing, and it’s already a reality.
A late April announcement reveals that Google and leading global wearables brand Fitbit are partnering to innovate and transform the digital health and wearables niche. The collaboration aims to increase positive health outcomes and provide effective consumer and enterprise health solutions.