As an avid exerciser always looking for a better way to track heart rate (HR) during activity, I was elated to win a pair of SMS Audio BioSport headphones from an Intel contest this summer. I tested them head to head with other heart rate trackers and earphones. Here’s my review. Read More
Varidesk Pro Plus 48 Standing Desk Review
Here’s a review of my most & least favorite features of the Varidesk Pro Plus 48 Standing Desk. (video and text version)
Review: Basis Peak – Fitness and Sleep Tracker
Armour39 Heart Rate Monitor Review
UPDATE: April 2015. DO NOT BUY. Device still does not work, even with a new iPhone. App has never been updated in the App Store.
UPDATE: Nov 24, 2014. DO NOT BUY. Have had continuous problems with this device not pairing and it has been less than 3 months.
Customer service was helpful for the first 3 calls, then basically told me on the 4th call that I was out of luck and should wait for a future (unscheduled) app store update that, if I’m lucky, will fix the issues. I have never had so many problems, and cannot believe they did not offer to replace it, but upon my asking directly, they did not think a replacement would fix the issues. DO NOT BUY.
The Under Armour Armour39 Heart Rate Monitor is an excellent new addition to the heart rate monitor market. It consists of a chest strap and transmitter which pairs with an app on your iPhone or iPod Touch (or can pair with a watch purchased separately). Read More
Jawbone Up Observations, 1 month in
This article relates to the first generation Jawbone Up. The technology and insights it provides have improved tremendously in the last several generations of upgrades. I have become a HUGE fan over the course of 2 years and still wear my Up daily.
One month into owning my Jawbone Up, I’m both enamored and annoyed. Beyond the initial features I described in my previous post, Top 5 Likes and Dislikes of the Jawbone UP, after one week, here are subtler observations and complaints after a month of heavy usage. Overall, I love the extra information I glean from my Up, but it’s definitely overpriced for what it offers. Read More
Top 5 Likes and Dislikes of the Jawbone UP, after one week
This article relates to the first generation Jawbone Up product. Several newer generations have since been released. I have upgraded in that time and am now a HUGE fan 2 years later. The technology and insights just keep improving.
Top 5 Likes of Jawbone UP after 1 Week
1. Configurable vibration alert when you’re inactive
The UP has a configurable alert that makes it vibrate after a period of inactivity during the daytime. Read More