Health and Fitness

CITIZEN CZ Smart Watch Uses NASA Science and IBM Watson for an Algorithm That Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

CITIZEN has a deservedly excellent reputation for making stylish and reliable wristwatches. They’re taking their eye for style and combining it with some seriously smart machine learning to make smartwatches that actually adapt to your needs. The second generation of CITIZEN CZ Smart watches will be powered by the YouQ application with the aim of improving your health and your daily routine!



TrueKinetix TrueTrainer Aims to Make Indoor Cycling Fun!

Bike riding is a super fun outdoor activity, whether you ride intensely or just like to tool around town. The downside is in winter and bad weather when you need to take the training indoors and hook up to a device to cycle in place. It’s just not the same, either emotionally or physically. TrueKinetix can’t help (as much) with your desire to get outside, but they can help make it a more fulfilling exercise with TrueTrainer.



WalkingPad A1 Pro Foldable Under Desk Treadmill Review: Walk While You Work and Enjoy a Healthier Day!

Even if you don’t consider sitting to be the new smoking, daily sitting for long periods can cause negative health issues; many of us don’t have a choice. We buy adjustable desks that can go from sitting to standing height with the press of a button. But now what? Standing still for long periods, especially on hard floors, is uncomfortable. And surprise! Standing all day comes with its own host of health problems. The WalkingPad A1 Pro Foldable Under Desk Treadmill might be the perfect solution, as long as you can master the fine art of walking as you work.


There’s a Dark Side to the Apple Watch Series 8’s New Feature

We discussed our concerns regarding privacy and period-tracking apps a few months ago. It’s still unclear whether that’s a legitimate fear or just a terrible hypothetical, but it is within the realm of possibility, which makes Apple’s newest Watch feature even more perplexing. If there’s concern about the safety of cycle-tracking, do you really want your Apple Watch Series 8 automatically monitoring it?


Amazon Halo View Review: It Will Track Your Steps, Your Fitness, and Even Your Tone!

Smartwatches are everywhere, but that doesn’t mean there’s no niche for a dedicated fitness tracker. Sometimes, you want that laser focus on your health over every notification possible. Amazon thinks they can get a foot in the door with the Amazon Halo View. We’ve put it through its paces to see if it can compete for wrist space among some stiff competition. The Amazon Halo View is a delightfully lightweight companion. It comes in at around 21g, which is just slightly more than half the weight of an Apple Watch. It’s quite slim and doesn’t interfere with wrist movements when…


Tailwinds Active Hydration Review: Convenient Drink Packets That Help You Stay Hydrated and Healthy

I will be the first to admit I have a problem with hydration. Intellectually, I get that you need to drink plenty of liquids, especially if you’re working out regularly or living through the current east coast heat wave. But I’m terrible at actually drinking enough water, so when I was offered the chance to try the new Tailwinds Active Hydration Drink Mix, I was excited that it might improve my usual dehydrated state. How was it? Read on to find out!


Taotronics 10 Speed Massage Gun Review: Proof That You Can Sometimes Get More Than You Pay For!

We’ve reviewed quite a few massage guns at Gear Diary; most of them are priced in the $75 to $125 range, and all do an excellent job of unclenching sore muscles and improving recovery times. One company has taken the budget-friendly massage gun concept to a whole new level by selling theirs for under $30. But is it possible to make an effective massage gun and sell it at that price? We’ve been testing the Taotronics 10 Speed Massage Gun, and we have some good news!


We Need to Talk About Protecting Your Privacy When Using Health Apps

Privacy has become a big discussion point these days since it feels like every app wants permission to use your camera, access your microphone, and track you all over the place. Ensuring that your private information is securely kept becomes especially relevant when considering apps that track your health, particularly those that track your reproductive health. Do you really need to be concerned about your privacy when using health apps? For many reasons, the answer is yes.


43mm Withings ScanWatch Horizon Review: A Dive Watch by Any Other Name Is Just a Dive Watch

There’s something so effortlessly fashionable about the chunky, utilitarian design of a traditional diving watch. But other than being able to withstand abyss-like pressures underwater, even the most expensive diving watches can’t do much more than tell the time and apprise the wearer of how long they’ve been underwater. The Withings ScanWatch Horizon, on the other hand, offers luxury dive watch design and features, but it is so much more than just a great-looking watch that is also water-resistant to 10ATMs.



Lumen Review: Hack Your Metabolism and Learn About Your Body!

There are many ways to track your overall health, but most focus heavily on physical markers like heart rate; this is helpful, for sure, but that doesn’t always tell you how your body is doing when you’re not actively working out. You can track what you eat and guess pretty well, but being able to quantify whether you’re burning fat or carbs and how your body responds to workouts can make a huge difference — enter Lumen, which aims to “hack your metabolism” to maximize your health.


Withings Body Scan Features a 6-Lead ECG; It Can Assess Nerve Activity and Measure Segmental Body Composition, on Top of Tracking Your Weight

Smart scales continue to get more intelligent, and none is more advanced than the Withings Body Scan, which provides daily analysis and record of biomarkers associated with common health conditions. Not only can the Body Scan monitor segmental body composition, heart rate, and vascular age, it also provides measurements that will assess nerve activity and heart rhythm using a 6-lead ECG. With a tool like this in your arsenal, it has never been easier to take proactive control over your health!


Morphee Zen: A Screen-Free Device That Offers Meditation and Wellness Breaks On-The-Go

Every now and then, you need to take a mental break, even if just for a few minutes, so you can manage your anxiety and stress and “place your thoughts elsewhere.” But picking up your phone or looking at another distracting screen isn’t necessarily the best way to get that done. The Morphee Zen is a pocketable, screen-free, and non-digital solution that can provide mental wellness sessions throughout the day to reduce anxiety and boost concentration and mental focus.


Movano Ring Will Track Daily Health Data, Making It Easy to Understand and Giving Actionable Results

Are you looking for a health wearable that tracks more than steps and heart rate and that doesn’t require being worn on your wrist? The Movano Ring may be just the ticket. Correlating all of the data points gathered, including heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration, temperature, blood oxygen, steps, and calories to one another, allows the Movano Ring to give a more impactful level of understanding of how women’s daily activity affects their health.


Citizen Rolls Out New CZ Smart Hybrid Smartwatches

Citizen watches have a specific and, in my personal opinion, fantastic aesthetic. It’s not shocking that with the advent of smartwatches, Citizen would want to be part of that market; to that end, they’re combining Citizen style with the brains of a smartwatch with their new CZ Smart Hybrid Smartwatch, which they call “Genius incognito.”



Amazfit GTR 3 Review: A Refined and Solid Fitness Tracking Watch!

We’ve been big fans of various Amazfit/Zepp smartwatches in the past. They’ve recently debuted their new Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch, and we’ve had the chance to put it through the smartwatch ringer. The GTR 3 isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely hands-down my favorite smartwatch that I’ve tested in a very long time. What makes it so great? Read on to find out!


Morphee Presents an Uncomplicated, Unconnected Way for People of All Ages to Relax and Get Their Best Night’s Sleep

I often fall asleep listening to meditation music on my phone, but I also loathe having my phone in my bedroom because it’s too tempting to read or catch up on news and messages when I’m supposed to be winding down. Morphee, a new-to-the-US sleep and relaxation device, is beautifully designed, unconnected, and has no screen. Morphee offers 210 audio sessions to help users get a peaceful night’s rest. There’s also a My Little Morphee designed for children ages three to eight to help children relax and improve their sleep.


The Polar Grit X Pro and Grit X Pro Titan Are Ready for Your Outdoor Fitness Adventures

Whether your idea of exercise is a daily walk to the park, running along wilderness trails in rural areas, training for a marathon, or readying yourself for a daring climb to the top of a far-away mountain, the Polar Grit X Pro and the Polar Grit X Pro Titan are ready for your next adventure. The Polar Grit X Pro series offers military-grade durability and ultra-long battery life while giving you extensive training, recovery, sleep, and navigation features designed to help an outdoor enthusiast handle nearly any environment.