It seems like each week brings a new fitness device or activity tracker to the market. Many of these emerging devices attempt to be part smart-watch, part health device. This drives up the price to a level many will never consider spending. Focusing instead on the lower-cost end of the spectrum is the new Misfit Flash. Offering a basic feature set they have one goal: to be a great, entry level activity tracker. And it does so quite nicely!
People keep asking me what I think about the new Garmin Vivosmart. Now that they’ve had a chance to work out most of the bugs with some firmware updates, it was finally time for me to test it against my two favorite fitness/activity trackers, the Misfit Shine and Fitbit Flex. Let’s bring on the battle!
For years Hollywood has teased us with fantasy versions of the future. They depict wild concepts such as flying cars, deep-space travel, and a common presence of artificial intelligence. Most days it seems like we are barely inching along towards our realization of many of those digital day-dreams. But as this blog post shall prove, smart-homes are becoming less movie-magic, and more reality than ever before.
During my recent testing of various smart home lighting products I also stumbled upon two VERY cool little devices that upgraded me to Home v2.0 — here is a quick look at those two devices. Let’s check out the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener and Rachio IRO Smart Irrigation Controller.
Today we live in a world full of gadgets and connectivity. Most of us have a constant link to society thanks to our smart phones and tablets. We are at the start of an era, one where this link to data not before harnessed will create a relationship between man-and-machine. Finally, maybe we’ll start to utilize the Internet for more than just access to Facebook and Netflix, right?! In this blog post I’ll be comparing two ways to get your vehicle to join the “Internet of things” in my comparison of the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant to the Zubie Key Connected Car Service. Let’s see what these devices have to offer…