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Category: Health + Fitness

Withings Smart Kid Scale Can Tweet Your Baby’s Weight

Withings Smart Kid Scale Can Tweet Your Baby’s Weight
Withings has been selling digital fitness devices and a scale for adults that can track your weight or even share it via social networks if you want it to. The idea is that the scale can help motivate you to reach your goals and share your progress with friends.

Sony NWZ-W273 Waterproof Walkman Lets You Swim with Your Tunes

Sony NWZ-W273 Waterproof Walkman Lets You Swim with Your Tunes
If I didn’t have my music when I was running, I probably would have trouble with boredom and motivation, especially because I usually run by myself. So I can imagine the same holds true for any sort of distance swimming.

LG Smart Activity Tracker Wristband Takes Aim at Nike+ FuelBand

LG Smart Activity Tracker Wristband Takes Aim at Nike+ FuelBand
It seems like this is the year that many manufacturers are trying to get into the fitness tracking wristband market, which has been largely dominated by the Nike+ FuelBand since it came out. Now LG has outed a gadget which seems like a mashup of many different devices, all put onto your wrist.

Fitbit Flex Dives into the Wrist Fitness Fray

Fitbit Flex Dives into the Wrist Fitness Fray
Now that the Jawbone Up and Nike+ Fuelband have paved the way for wrist-worn fitness monitors in the market, Fitbit has announced their own lightweight exercise monitoring writstband.

UltiBrush: The Swiss Army Toothbrush

UltiBrush: The Swiss Army Toothbrush
You need to do more than just brush if you want to keep your pearly whites, well, pearly white. Aside from brushing, it’s also recommended that you floss regularly. Unfortunately, a lot of people ignore this advice and end up with overall bad dental health in the end.

Egg Membrane Bandages: The Incredible, Medical Egg

Egg Membrane Bandages: The Incredible, Medical Egg
I never thought that those membranes on the inside of an eggshell were good for anything, except if you’re a chick inside an egg. Now it turns out that egg membranes can be used as natural bandages.

Shipping Container Sauna: If This Box is a Rockin’, Don’t Come a Knockin’

Shipping Container Sauna: If This Box is a Rockin’, Don’t Come a Knockin’
I’ve seen images of a hotel made up of shipping containers, and modern architects using them, but this is the first time I’ve seen one used as a sauna. There are plenty of these old containers around and I bet that you can have them for cheap, if you want to use one of these as a basis for some construction.

Chinese Man Dies After 40-Hour Gaming Marathon

Chinese Man Dies After 40-Hour Gaming Marathon
Actually, I’m kind of surprised that there aren’t more deaths caused by compulsive gaming. Just like anything else, you can become completely addicted to games if you’re not careful. That’s something that potentially led to the death of a Chinese man, who dropped dead during a marathon gaming session.

Leikr GPS Sports Watch: Is Bigger Better?

Leikr GPS Sports Watch: Is Bigger Better?
If you’re active, it’s good to have a GPS watch. They have plenty of uses, especially if you run or cycle. Keeping track of your workout is one of the best features. The ones that also feature active navigation will make sure that you won’t get lost.

DIY Google Project Glass: I Am Locutus of Nerd!

DIY Google Project Glass: I Am Locutus of Nerd!
Even though people haven’t been that hyped up about Google’s Project Glass of late, some technophiles still couldn’t wait and decided to hack together their own augmented reality eyewear. This particular design makes you look like some sort of space pirate.

Problem Posture? There’s an App for That!

Problem Posture? There’s an App for That!
I remember a stage in my life where almost everyone around me constantly berated me for my bad posture. However, I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘bad’ – more like ‘comfortable.’ If you’re encountering a similar problem with your own posture or with someone you know, then you’ll be happy to know that technology is making it easier to sit properly with LUMO.

iSpO2 iPhone Accessory Helps People with Breathing Problems

iSpO2 iPhone Accessory Helps People with Breathing Problems
One thing is for sure when it comes to the iPhone, you can find an accessory for just about anything you want to do with the smartphone. Case-in-point is a new product from a company called Masimo.

DARPA Fills Bodies with Foam to Save Lives

DARPA Fills Bodies with Foam to Save Lives
I’m frequently impressed with the projects coming out of DARPA, but most of the stories I’ve come across have been about their advances in robotics and defense systems. This new technology is designed specifically to save lives of wounded soldiers and civilians, and it does it with a simple spray foam.

Fake Tail Displays Your Heart Rate: I Whip My Tail Back and Forth

Fake Tail Displays Your Heart Rate: I Whip My Tail Back and Forth
In the old days, people can tell what someone is feeling by their facial expressions or by using special mouth sounds like “I’m sad. I don’t have anyone to talk to, which makes it sadder that I’m talking right now.”

MIO Alpha Heart Rate Watch: Looking for a Heartbeat

MIO Alpha Heart Rate Watch: Looking for a Heartbeat
If you’ve ever used a heart rate monitor to track your fitness level while running or cycling, you’ll know that these usually aren’t compact devices. Most of them involve strapping a harness around your body so that the monitor can get a decent reading from your heart.

Wahoo Balance Smartphone Scale: Wireless Weigh-Ins to Combat the Holidays

Wahoo Balance Smartphone Scale: Wireless Weigh-Ins to Combat the Holidays
It’s never good when your bathroom scale gives you inconsistent readings. That’s probably one of the reasons why people seem to like these new high-tech scales that can track your weight history via your smartphone. There aren’t too many available on the market yet, so it’s good to see more alternatives popping up like this one from Wahoo Fitness.