REVIEW: Garmin Vivofit Jr. Kid’s Fitness Wearable

For years our daughter has asked when she can have a Fitbit, or Apple Watch.  Seeing Mom & Dad with their fitness and smart watch wearables, she has always been intrigued by these devices.  Though a few companies have produced wearables for children, the first decent unit to finally reach consumers is the Garmin Vivofit Jr.

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QUICK LOOK: Anova Culinary’s Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Precise temperature control.  Uniformed cooking throughout your food.  And not being chained to your clock as you cook.  These are just a few of the advantages of Sous Vide cooking.  In this blog post I take a quick look at the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, which blends high-tech gadgetry with a must-have kitchen accessory.  Check it out!

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Sleep Tracker Comparison: Withings Aura versus Sense Sleep Pill versus Beddit Sleep Monitor

How long did it take you to fall asleep last night?  Did you stir a lot?  What was the quality of sleep you had?  Did you toss around a lot?  How about your partner?  Is the room too bright?  Too warm?  Too cold?  If you’ve asked yourself questions like these before then perhaps a sleep tracker is in your future.  In our latest blog entry we test & compare three of the most popular sleep tracking devices on the market today: the Withings Aura Smart Sleep System, the Sense with Sleep Pill, and the Beddit Smart Sleep Monitor.

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BATTLE! – Apple Watch Sport versus Fitbit Surge versus Garmin Vivoactive

With the release of the Apple Watch the grey area between fitness activity trackers and smart watches has blurred more than ever before.  Just as when PDAs blended into smart phones over a decade ago, we’re already starting to see more of these “smart” features migrate into all wearables.  Right now the Apple Watch Sport, Garmin Vivoactive, and Fitbit Surge all attempt to capture the same potential audience, but with uniquely different features.  Which is right for you?

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COMPARISON: Withings Activité (Pop) versus the névo minimalist watch

Activity tracking and wearable technology have hit their stride.  More than a dozen of the largest retailers in the United States carry devices from manufacturers like Fitbit, Jawbone, and other large players.  One of those bigger names is Withings, who late in 2014 released the Withings Activité, a simple yet stylish watch that also tracks steps and swimming.  And just a few months later we now have the névo, a minimalist approach in a similar package. How do these two contenders stack up in this new, fashion-centric fold?

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