MEDICAL APPS

A reader asked us to find her a blood pressure app for the iPhone. There are several of these for both iPhone and Android. Unlike the kind you see at the doctor’s office, the apps do not use a compression band that temporarily cuts off your circulation. They measure the slight pulsing from placing your finger on the phone. We tried “Finger Blood Pressure! Free” on our Android phone, and compared it with the reading we got on the $35 Omron 3 Series Blood Pressure monitor with a pressure cuff. The Omron is battery operated, so you’re not tethered to the wall plug. Omron said Joy’s systolic pressure was 118, her diastolic reading was 74 and her pulse was 46. […]

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HUNTING TECH

Instead of filming your skateboarding, surfing or ski adventure, you can use a mount from Bracketron for hunting expeditions. Using the mount, attach your smartphone or action camera to your hunting rifle, bow, fishing rod or paintball gun. Their most expensive model is the “ProX Sport Mount 3-in-1,” for $70. It  has a quick release lever to make it easy to mount and dismount your smartphone or camera.  The Mount spins your phone 360 degrees for quick repositioning from vertical to horizontal views.  It works with any smart phone or GoPro and similar “action cameras.” If you don’t need a “3 in 1” mount, they also have a separate mount for your bow and arrow expeditions ($20) and one for […]

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