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.
I’m happy to report that the sleep and step data issues with the first release of the Jawbone Up2 have been resolved by the company’s latest firmware update. Their Customer Support went out of their way to contact me and get my issues resolved. Truly above and beyond service. Jawbone published a firmware upgrade (available […]
UPDATE: July 13, 2015: I’m so happy to report the upgrade is finally out and has resolved the major issues I described below. Here’s the latest report: Jawbone Up2 – Firmware Update to the Rescue A rumored firmware upgrade is coming out this week for the Jawbone Up 2 and 3. I desperately hope it fixes […]
In 2014, I switched from devouring the best TV shows to the best podcasts. Here are a list of the best podcasts currently produced. Each one is consistently: entertaining informative binge-worthy (if you are so inclined) [Refreshed August 2016] Exploration and Storytelling Podcasts It turns out, a story-based format is remarkably compelling for audio. Exploratory […]
Here is a quick synopsis of my Jawbone Up24 vs Fitbit Charge HR (Heart Rate) comparison after a week of putting them both through their paces. More detailed version to be posted soon. Bottom line: There’s no clear winner between Jawbone & Fitbit because they each have personal strength & weaknesses, so it’s really going […]
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 […]
Calorie counting apps help you track your daily intake and calorie expenditure. You enter what you eat a few times a day, and an app keeps track of how many calories you’ve consumed and how many calories you have left for the day.
June 2014 Update: I have grown to adore my Neato. Visitors comment on how clean my floor is. I simply hand-vacuum the edges of the room once a month, to get the areas the Neato can’t. I walk barefoot around the house all day, and don’t have to wipe my feet to get in bed. […]
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. […]