Health Tech

The Next Big Fitness Metric: Breathing

Todays’ wearable technology is being used to track a great many statistics related to fitness and health. Devices from Fitbit and Jawbone, for example, can be used to monitor heart rate, calories burned, total activity time and much more.



Humon Changes How We Measure Fitness

Fitness trackers sound good on paper, but the reality is they only measure one tiny slice of fitness. Cardio and steps are important, but they aren’t a full picture. Humon is a new wearable that seeks to rectify that by measuring muscle endurance instead of steps, and it’s a pretty brilliant concept!


Click & Grow Creates an Affordable DIY Indoor Garden

If you like the Click & Grow way of doing things, but you aren’t sure if you want to invest in their Herb Garden, then you might want to check out their new DIY Indoor Garden. At $29.99, it’s a great way to get started with indoor gardening! What do you get for $29.99? The kit includes “9 plant cups with…


OPCOM Releasing the GrowFrame for Home Farmers

At the start of 2017, Judie wrote a review of the OPCOM GrowBox hydroponic system. It lets her grow a variety of vegetables and herbs inside her home, and it is an impressive system; you can read her review here. At CES 2017, OPCOM introduced the GrowFrame; it looks amazing.



Your Fitbit Alone Won’t Help You Lose Weight

Fitness trackers are one of those gadgets that sound really great on paper; they will motivate you to move by telling you how sloth-like you are! Some people swear by them. Others think they’re a gadget destined for the fad junk drawer. Unfortunately, even if they have staying power as a trend, a new study indicates they probably aren’t helping…


Ticwatch 2 Active Review: A Refreshingly Sleek and Streamlined Smartwatch

One of the complaints I’ve heard many times about smartwatches is that they’re too thick, too large, or they look too masculine. That’s understandable, especially when the one complaining isn’t a larger person. Options have been somewhat limited for those who’d prefer a less massive watch with smart features, but now there’s Ticwatch, and it’s surprisingly impressive.


MOCAcuff Wrist Monitor Makes Blood Pressure Checks Simple

Thanks to a combination of genetics and medications I take I developed high blood pressure a few years ago. It is generally controlled through medication, but I do need to check it regularly. The MOCAcuff from MOCACARE is a fast and convenient way to check it regularly.


Fitkicks Shoes Review: Minimalism for the Masses

I love being barefoot. I work out barefoot, and in the spring and fall I wear Vibram FiveFingers when I need shoes and flip-flops in the summertime. While being barefoot is free, minimal shoes tend to be really, really expensive, as well as really polarizing in appearance. Fitkicks Shoes handily solves one of these issues!


The Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds Are Awesome, No Strings Attached

Jabra is an audio company that is known for their high-performance premium headphones. And a lot is the same with their Jabra Elite Sport earbuds, a competitor in the completely wireless headphone market looking to take down Apple’s Airpods. We had an opportunity to check them out, so let’s see if they can compete with the Dash and Airpods.


Nausea Relief Is on the Way with the Reliefband

The Reliefband is a wearable technology that has been FDA cleared and clinically proven to treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy, and virtual reality gaming all without the need for medication.  This anti-nausea device sells for $94.99 and a tube of replacement gel sells for $14.99 on the company’s website.


The STYR Bottle Tracks Your Daily Consumption of Water

Consuming your daily intake of water can be quite a task if you aren’t drinking specifically out of a bottle measuring them. Sure, you can drink multiple 16 ounce plastic cups daily, but what if you wanted a more accurate estimation of how much H20 you drink? There’s a smart bottle on the market that might be able to help.




Withings Hair Coach-Because Even Your Hair Needs an Internet Connection

CES always has a few wacky gadgets that make you do a triple take, and this year Withings stepped up to the plate with their “Hair Coach” device, aka a connected hairbrush. Yes, you can now track your hair brushing, and get a full report on how dry/oily/split your hair is that day. No word on whether it also tracks…



Engage in Flossing Again with Flosstime

Yes, Apple might be doing their best impression of dental floss with their AirPods, but there’s nothing like the real thing. Flosstime is another idea brought to you by a Stanford Biodesign class that is designed to improve oral health.


Fitbit Hardens Their Position with New Fitness Software

Fitbit hardware has only gained in popularity in recent years. The company is on a roll and is now making their wearables even more powerful through new software tools. These tools deliver personalized insights, smarter guidance and more motivation to people rocking a Fitbit.


So What Exactly Didn’t Samsung Announce at CES 2017?

Ushering in a new year in Vegas here at the Consumer Electronics Show for Samsung, spirits were high going into their live announcements that were live blogged, live-tweeted and even now are being described as a Christmas come early for techies. At every twist and turn, Samsung wowed, and with such a big event, there’s so much to cover. Let’s…