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Withings Sleep Monitor Made Me Realize I Need to Change My Sleeping Habits

I’ve been intrigued how Withings might change since their split from Nokia. At Gear Diary, we’ve been fans of the brand for years! So I jumped at the chance to review the Withings Sleep, the company’s newest sleep tracking pad. I was curious if the pad would help me focus on getting and maintaining proper sleeping patterns.


Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2019 Awards

We found so many great new products this year at CES that we could have easily awarded 20 with a “Best of CES” designation, but alas, we could only pick ten. Here, in no particular order, are Gear Diary’s top 10 picks for Best of CES 2019.




2018 Holiday Gift Guide: All the Gear They Could Ever Want!

Have the holidays snuck up on you? If you’re quietly freaking out about what to get all the people on your list, we’ve got you covered. Everything can be ordered from the comfort of your home, and we’ve found something for everyone on your list in every price. So check these items out, and enter our giveaway at the end!


Withings Pulse HR Updates a Favorite Fitness Tracker

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.


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.




Withings Adds Baby Monitoring Mode to Their Home HD Camera

Just in time for the holidays, Withings has updated their Home monitoring system to include a baby monitor mode. Previously the unobtrusive Home would “just” monitor your house (and its air quality) and allow two-way interaction with the people inside, snapping photos and recording video clips (like that wasn’t already awesome). Now, they’ve added Baby Monitor Mode.



How the Pebble Smartwatch Became My New Fitness Tracker

I posted recently about my quest for a new fitness tracker, and I found one that (so far) I love. It’s only been 24 hours but it seems to check off all my boxes…and it wasn’t any of the ones on my initial list! It isn’t even that new, but my new Pebble is exactly what I was looking for!


What’s the Future of Outside Companies and Apple’s HealthKit?

Late last year, Apple gave Fitbit the boot from Apple retail stores. There was a lot of speculation as to why Fitbit was kicked out, but most people assumed it was due to Fitbit pulling out of Apple’s Healthkit initiative. Competitors (and Healthkit partners) like Jawbone, Mio and Nike remained in the stores. Until this week, when everyone was booted!


My Quest for a New Fitness Tracker; Which Will It Be?

I tested the fitness tracker waters with the Pivotal Living 1 and stuck with it despite the bugs. Unfortunately, I forgot it wasn’t waterproof, and a dip in the pool brought on the death of the PL1. It’s time to replace it, and I’ve narrowed my choices down to the Fitbit Charge HR, Withings Activité Pop, or Garmin Vivosmart. 


Withings Announces Big Updates for the Activité, Activité Pop, and Home

Withings has just made two big announcements about three of their marquee products.  First, they announced that their gorgeous Activité and Activité Pop activity tracking watches will be compatible with Android starting tomorrow, March 2nd.  And second, they announced that their Withings Home monitoring device will soon offer the option to save 30 days of video footage in the cloud.


Samsung Gear S and Why You’ll Want (or Not Want) One

During CES 2015 I picked up a Withings Activité Pop; it hasn’t been off my wrist since. It is the anti-smartwatch, and it doesn’t try to do too much. At the other end of the spectrum is the Samsung Gear S; it tries to do it all, and thanks to Sprint, that even means replacing your smartphone!


Withings Aims for the Masses with Activité Pop

If you like the look of a regular wristwatch but want the benefits of activity tracking, you’ve probably heard of the Withings Activité. It’s a beautiful Swiss watch with a second analog hand that indicates your activity levels, and syncs to your phone. But it’s a bit rich at $450, so Withings is aiming for the mainstream with a $149 Activité Pop!



Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor – Convenient Health Monitoring

For the first few years after I was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis, I took a medication known for harsh side effects. I was largely unaffected, but I did develop high blood pressure as a result. It is in check but needs to be monitored daily. My latest tool in the battle to stay healthy? The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor.  


Withings Aura Active Smart Sleep System Unveiled at CES 2014

Withings Aura Active Smart Sleep System combines an under-mattress sleep sensor and a unique bedside device in order to take into account your entire sleeping environment so that it can improve your overall sleeping experience.  The color changing bedside device uses light and sound programs to “positively impact your sleeping conditions.” The sleep system sends all the data it collects to a free mobile phone app so that you can…


BlackBerry Z10 Review – Too Little Too Late? Or the Long Overdue Update of the Original Business Smartphone?

For some time it seemed that if you wanted to be taken seriously as a business person, you had to have a BlackBerry device. Research In Motion — or RIM as the company was commonly called — built smartphones that were solid, had excellent QWERTY keyboards, they were secure, and they were the first devices to have PUSH email. Side note: PUSH email may be something many of us take…