Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy is a mouth breather and was wondering if she breathes irregularly. So she got one these new $150 fitness tracker “Spire” to monitor her breathing and emotions — stress levels — as well as her steps. It has notions: When Joy did a backbend today, a pop-up message immediately suggested she calm down. The Spire said she hadn’t been calm for hours. “Who says I’m not calm!” Joy is demanding as we type. Spire looks like one of those smooth flat stones you pick up on river bottoms; it has a clip to attach to your shirt or pants. It goes with an app for your iPhone or iPad. (Android app coming up soon.) The app shows three flower […]
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Posted on February 10th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The Misfit Flash we wrote about a few months ago is expanding. Not literally, of course, but the features are expanding to track and control a lot more than your fitness exercises.
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Posted on October 7th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on May 8th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on February 7th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on April 7th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on May 16th, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
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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Posted on May 3rd, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Heat stroke is the third leading cause of death for high school athletes. A new product aims prevent that.
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Posted on September 14th, 2007 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Weather forecasting and fitness tips.
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