Health Tech

Pure Company Portable Air Purifier: A Portable Air Purifier That Works Almost Anywhere

If you’re susceptible to allergens, odors, and other air contaminants, an air purifier can help. There are spaces and times, however, where using a full-size air purifier is impracticable. For those spaces and times, the Pure Company Portable Air Purifier can help. It uses filter-less ionization to clean the air, and you can place it or bring it almost anywhere.



The Pure Company Aromatherapy Diffuser Review

There’s nothing better than walking into a room that smells wonderful, am I right? Scent totally sets the mood, whether it be relaxing or energizing. If you can’t burn candles for safety reasons, or if you simply want to know that what you’re inhaling is 100% pure essential oil goodness, The Pure Company Aromatherapy Diffuser is a perfect choice.


Withings Is Back, and Now There’s a New Steel HR Sport!

Once, we had Withings, makers of fab health tracking devices and Health Mate, my favorite weight and fitness tracking app. Withings was acquired by Nokia in 2016, but four months ago the original co-founder, Eric Carreel, bought Withings back from Nokia. So now there is a new Withings logo and we get a new product, the Withings Steel HR Sport.


NordicTrack Grand Tour Series: High-Tech Exercise Bikes on a Budget

NordicTrack has long been known for their high-quality home exercise equipment and they do not disappoint with their Grand Tour Series of exercise bikes. The Grand Tour features Android-powered HD touchscreens, access to professional trainer-led workouts, incline adjustments in addition to resistance, Silent Magnetic Resistance technology, adjustable seats, and included dumbbells. The NordicTrack Grand Tour series starts at $999.


Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 Awards

The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.





Can You Breathe Your Way to Weight Loss with Lumen?

What if I told you there was a device that you could blow into multiple times a day that could then read your breath and tell you what you need to eat to meet your dietary goals — to effectively hack your metabolism? Sounds crazy, right? Well, that’s what Lumen says it can do.


Harry’s New Body Washes Are Fab

I love my Harry’s bi-monthly shipments.  Even better is Harry’s has been available at Target and I saw it at a couple Walmart stores as well. Finally, Harry’s is adding other products to help keep your man smell great with their new body wash and bar soap in Shiso, Fig, and Stone scents!




Thermacell Radius Brings Zone Protection for Mosquito Season

South Texas mosquitos are often the size of a pigeon and seem to be super hungry for human blood. I have used a Thermacell for hunting and outdoors for years. Their new Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent ($49.99) brings scent free, powerful protection with only one refill component and a rechargeable battery. Let’s see how it holds up to summer skeeters.




The Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser Is Great at Home and On the Road

My Waterpik is part of my morning and evening ritual. It’s so central to my routine that, when Raina and I are traveling, I, and my gums, really miss it. That’s why I was so eager to check out the Waterpik Sidekick Water Flosser. It’s great for home use, but it is also small enough to take on the go.


Brandless Online Grocery Shopping Simply Makes Sense

Brandless Online Grocery Shopping doesn’t offer frozen food, vegetables, fruit, or meat, but all the other food they sell is as healthy as possible, priced right, and downright tasty. They deliver your order right to your door, and with everything priced at $3, many of their items are priced far better than what I’m used to paying.


The Fitbit Versa Now Has Women’s Health in Mind

There was a strong showing of health-related gadgets at the IFA Global Press Conference this year, so the brand new Fitbit Versa was the perfect wearable to shine a light on. New to the Versa is the ability to track women’s health — including the ability to log period information, symptoms, and cycle dates. I think this is a first.


Can Buerer’s Snore Stopper and SleepQuiet App Really Stop Snoring?

Buerer is a European company that’s been around for almost 100 years; their focus is health and well-being. At the IFA GPC, their Managing Director, Georg Walkenbach, mentioned that they currently have 12 apps and 60 connected devices. Georg mentioned several of their health-focused device and app combos, but the one I really took note of was their SleepQuiet app.