Health Tech

Withings ScanWatch Nova Review: The Ultimate Dive-Style Hybrid Watch Gets Even Better

In 2022, I reviewed the Withings ScanWatch Horizon. I called it the perfect combination of the chunky stainless diving-style watches that I love with the added benefit of accurate, advanced health-metrics tracking that even the most expensive diving-style watches can’t provide. Two years later, the Horizon has been refreshed as the Withings ScanWatch Nova. As you’ll see, the Nova is a very handsome hybrid smartwatch that gathers accurate health-tracking metrics while looking stylish. But, of course, Withings has added even more features to make the latest luxury ScanWatch even more compelling.


OnePlus Watch 2 Review: It’s Close to Android Smartwatch Perfection

Android users have long expressed frustration with the lack of compelling Wear OS smartwatch options compared to the seamless integration and features enjoyed by Apple Watch users through the iOS ecosystem. We’ve seen multiple companies try and fail at Android Watches for multiple reasons, including a lack of features or simply horrific battery life. The OnePlus Watch 2 aims to tackle these issues with a premium design that uses a dual-engine architecture with two flagship chipsets to optimize performance so the Watch 2 can deliver up to 100 hours of battery life in Smart Mode with full Google apps integration.



Emma Original Mattress Review: Offers Great Value and a Good Night’s Sleep

Nine years ago, I needed a new mattress. That led to my first experience with a “bed in a box,” and I was impressed. Raina and I have tried a few different mattresses in the years since. But over time, one or the other of us has found faults with whatever mattress we were using, even if the other was sleeping okay on it. We’re optimistic that our latest, the Emma Original Mattress, will finally give us both a great night’s sleep.



Zepp Expands from Watches to the Amazfit Helio Ring and Zepp Pixie Clarity Hearing Aids

Zepp may not be top of mind for everyday smartwatch users. But anyone who has used their Amazfit devices knows they’re phenomenal devices that pack some serious fitness features in attractive packages. And now they’re branching out from just watches to smart rings and hearing aids! Look at the Amazefit Helio Ring and the Zepp Clarity Pixie hearing aids, and tell us what you think!


NuraLogix Anura MagicMirror Uses Your Face (for Transdermal Optical Imaging) to Take Health Assessments

NuraLogix has just dropped the curtain on Anura MagicMirror – a tabletop smart mirror that’s more than just a reflection. This nifty gadget takes facial blood flow information and transforms it into a treasure trove of vital signs and disease risk assessments. Powered by their cloud-based Affective AI platform, DeepAffex, this is NuraLogix’s inaugural foray into manufacturing, proving that accurate health data can be as simple as checking your reflection.


Revolutionizing At-Home Health Monitoring, the Withings BeamO Is a 4-in-1 Device for Comprehensive Health Checkups

Withings has just introduced BeamO, a 4-in-1 health checkup device to redefine at-home health monitoring. Expected to hit the U.S. market post-FDA clearance, the Withings BeamO combines ECG, oximeter, stethoscope, and thermometer sensors, transforming the conventional thermometer into a comprehensive tool for daily heart and lung health assessments. Think it’s science fiction? Read on to learn more!


The Bio Bidet BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat Offers an Innovative, Affordable, and Consumer-Friendly App-Controlled Bidet Experience

Since most homes in the U.S. aren’t built with bidets installed, adding one to your existing toilet seat is a great way to upgrade your bathroom experience. If you’re considering which to get, you should take a look at the just-announced Bio Bidet BB-1200 Bidet Toilet Seat; not only does it offer all the bells and whistles you’d expect, like a heated seat, unlimited warm water, multiple cleaning modes, a nightlight, and warm air for drying, it’s also first-ever North American bidet toilet seat to be controlled by a smartphone app.


Honeydew Sheets Review: 100% Organic Bamboo for Your Best Night’s Sleep

I never thought much about the sheets we use on our bed until I tried a set of Honeydew Sheets. The softness of the 100% organic bamboo rayon, the comfort, and the temperature regulation these sheets provide make for a far more restful night than I’ve had in quite a long time. They’re expensive but worth it. Let’s take a quick look.


The 42mm Withings ScanWatch Nova Blends Luxury Diver Watch Aesthetics with Advanced Health Tracking Capabilities

Withings has introduced its latest hybrid smartwatch, the ScanWatch Nova. An update to the 2022 ScanWatch Horizon that I wear every day, the 42mm Withings ScanWatch Nova is a luxurious hybrid smartwatch tailored for health enthusiasts. It seamlessly blends stylish diver watch aesthetics with advanced health-tracking capabilities, making it perfect for those who love wearing this style watch but need something smarter to track their sleep, steps, heart rate, and much more.



Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus Review: A Versatile Commuter Companion That’s So Much Fun to Ride

Are you interested in a more economical way to run errands or commute? Or are you of a certain age, and the idea of riding a bike seems a bit daunting? If so, you should check out the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus; it’s a Class 2 electric bike with a fun, moped-like design that boasts a powerful 750W rear-geared hub motor and a 48V, 14Ah (672 Wh) battery. With top speeds of 20mph on pure pedal assist and a range of up to 45 miles, it might just become your new favorite way of getting around.





Withings ScanWatch 2 and ScanWatch Light Will Offer Even More Exceptional Health Tracking Options

One of the best smartwatches I’ve ever used is the 43mm Withings ScanWatch; it tracks my sleep, steps, heart rate, SpO2, ECG, and much more. I rely on it so much that it only leaves my wrist for recharging about once a month. All that to say, I didn’t think there was much room or need for improvement, but of course, Withings has found a way. They’ve just introduced their second generation of ScanWatch, including the flagship Withings ScanWatch 2 and the attractively priced ScanWatch Light. Let’s take a look at these new watches and the features that they’ll offer.


DNA Vibe Jazz Band Live Review: Promises Red Light Therapy at Home, without the Hassle, Expense, and Travel of Red Light Therapy Centers

I have rheumatoid arthritis and am well-versed in the resulting aches and pains that come with it. In January, I developed significant knee pain and tried red light therapy, and while I’m not sure if that sped up my recovery, it certainly didn’t hurt. That made me curious about the DNA Vibe Jazz Band Live, which Zek has also tried; it conveniently offers red light therapy (RLT) for your aches and pains right at home.



Virgo E-Bike Helmet Funding Safety on Kickstarter

I rode my first e-bike less than two years ago. I quickly wanted more speed, more torque, and more range. But I quickly realized that bike helmets don’t offer enough protection at higher speeds. Thankfully, the creatives behind the Virgo e-bike helmet thought similarly and have created a new type of safety helmet specifically designed for the higher speeds of electric bikes.


IQAir Atem Desk Review: A Portable and Personal Clean Air Solution

Many of us think about air quality in ways we never considered before. We’ve realized that wearing a mask is a healthy choice when air quality is bad outdoors, and we’ve begun exploring ways to improve the air quality in our homes and places of business. The IQAir Atem Desk is a desktop air purification system that, in a post-Covid yet still very much polluted world, makes more sense than ever.