FITNESS TRACKING

The oddly-named “Misfit Shine,” our favorite fitness tracker, will be out in October in a new version, this time for $50 instead of the original $100. It’s called the “Misfit Flash.”

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BLOOD PRESSURE WILL TELL

Twenty-five percent of the world’s population has high blood pressure (we love statistics). We suspect some of it is “white coat” syndrome, the kind you get in doctor’s offices. This was once an annoyance to Joy, but her home monitor shows her pressure is normally 110 over 70, with a heart rate of 48 or 50. (Very fit, Joy.)

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GETTING SMARTER

We previously wrote about “Lumosity” for brain training on your computer for around $5 a month. Now there’s also “Fit Brains Trainer” from FitBrains.com, which is free. There’s also an app for tablets and phones.

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IT’S A BREEZE

Here’s a gadget for sailors, kite surfers, paragliders, and anyone who wants or needs to monitor the wind. The “Vaavud is a spinning wind meter that connects to the iPhone, iPad, iPod or Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3. It’s $45 from BiteMyApple.

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99 CENT PERSONAL TRAINER

FitFu is an exercise motivator for the iPhone. Strap the phone to an arm or tuck it in a pocket and start exercising.

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FAB OVER FIFTY

The website FabOverFifty.com launches next weekend when the “fabulous women of Miami” meet the site’s founder for a Lifetime channel taping aimed at 51 million women over 50 in the U.S. The site, dubbed “FOF,” could also stand for “friends of friends.” It’s a place for women to hang out, get tips, share ideas, discover new restaurants, fashions, consumer electronics and travel ideas. There are lots of subject tabs at the top of the screen. Examples: “Facts of Life,” with tips for skin, body, mind and budget. “Fab Faves,” where we learned about the tables “outside of Bubby’s” in the Tribeca area of New York City. “Exclusives” for bargain hunters. Our only complaint with the site is its search engine. […]

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EARLY-WARNING SYSTEM HELPS PREVENT HEAT STROKE IN ATHLETES

Heat stroke is the third leading cause of death for high school athletes. A new product aims prevent that.

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INTERNUTS

Weather forecasting and fitness tips.

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WOW WII

We just bought a new game machine that hooks up to our TV set. It’s the Nintendo Wii (pronounced

“whee”). What’s different about it, as you may have read, is that the game machine has a motion-sensitive controller that reacts to your movements andallows you to get some exercise while you play a video game.

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