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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COMPARISON: Nest Cam versus Withings Home versus Netatmo Welcome WiFi Security Cameras (and Dropcam Pro)

Security cameras are becoming quite popular, with new options emerging regularly.  We recently tested two devices in this segment, and now have had a chance to test two more.  Whether being used as a security camera, a baby monitor, or just a way to keep tabs on your pets, these devices are gaining traction for many users.  In this installment we’ll take the a look back at the Dropcam Pro versus Withings Home, adding the Netatmo Welcome versus Nest Cam wifi security camera devices.

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BATTLE! – Dropcam Pro versus Withings Home WiFi Security Cameras

When you say the words “home security” to someone, they tend to think of burglars, monitoring systems with advertisements on a post/sign in your lawn, and expensive monthly or annual costs.  But thanks to huge advances in technology it is easier today than ever before to add layers of security to your home or small business, relying heavily on technologies like wifi to connect these devices.  We recently compared two of the top WiFi Security Cameras on the market today in a head-to-head battle between the Dropcam Pro and Withings Home.

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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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Working with Apple’s HealthKit, linked to MyFitnessPal and Activity Trackers

Now that mainstream apps have had a chance to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit platform it seemed a good time to check out what sort of data is being shared.  As it turns out you can do a lot of great things, but there are still some bridges that need built, and walls that need to come down.  Let’s see how you can use HealthKit to make your life better.

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