Microsoft Band is the software behemoth’s latest try to enter the physical gadgetry market! The Band is a dust and splash-resistant smartwatch combined with health and fitness tracker powered by the new Microsoft Health software and designed to work as an addon for your existing Windows 8.1, iPhone or Androidsmartphone.
On the fitness tracking side, the Band tracks heart rate (HRM), steps, calorie burn, UV index, distances and running tracks as well as the UV index. On the smartwatch side, the Band does just about anything other competitors do: text messaging, notification and social media updates, receiving and placing calls and, if paired with a Windows phone, allows direct access to Cortana and it’s wide array of voice activated controls.
Everybody knows push-ups are one of the best full body workouts, engaging the upper body, the core and even your legs to support your body weight while training.
There are many push-up types available and each one of the them works a specific muscle group.
The Maximum Fitness Press Push-Up Training System is designed to make your life easier and to help you spend more time training and less time studying various push-up positions and their benefits.The board targets specifics muscles (chest, shoulders, back, and triceps) and guides you through positions with color coded signs, features heavy duty “Plug & Press” non-slip hand grips and comes with a “Free Tone and Burn Workout” DVD and a 10-week calendar that focuses on body strength for all fitness levels.
If you tried any fitness trackers you must have noticed that most (if not all) of them focus on the same principle – they gather information, process it and present it to you on a positive note to motivate you to push further.
But, what if that doesn’t work? What if positive reinforcement is not for you? Don’t get me wrong, I am not says you need a beating because you over-slept this morning, but … maybe a little reminder zap would have helped?!?
Enter Pavlok – Pavlok does everything other fitness trackers do, but there’s also a subtle addition – the app aims to change and form habits owners wish they have by reinforcing good behaviors and punishing bad behaviors with small electric zaps (just like the static electricity shocks feel when you touch the door knob) and shame posts on social media telling your friends you had a gym training and you missed it!!!
Here’s how the guys from Pavlok describe it: “Earn Rewards when you Succeed. Face Penalties if you Fail.”
Pavlok is in prototype mode, will be available for iPhone and can be pre-ordered with delivery scheduled for early 2015.
It was just about time the good ol’ classic tooth brush gets an upgrade (and yes electric toothbrush, I am looking at you too!!!)!
The German Oral-B Smart Series is deemed to be the world’s first interactive tooth brush that collects, analyses and advises you how to better clean your teeth.
The tooth brush connects with free Android and iPhone apps via low-energy Bluetooth 4, tracks a number of brushing-related metrics such as how often, how long and how well are your brushing your teeth and allows cleaning program customization based on your dentist’s professional advice. Here’s how Oral-B describes it:
“Delivers Expert Guidance with Focused Care: The purpose is not to outsmart dental professionals, but to work hand-in-hand with them. Dental professionals can program patients’ brushing routines in the app to help improve their brushing behaviors and focus on problem zones within the mouth.”
While pricing and availability details are still unclear at this point, one thing is sure … I would hate my dentist being able to log into his portal and see how and when I brush my teeth … Imagine him starting to send notifications about it … I can already see his triumphal smile …
Just like the Jedi and the Batman training programs, the Spiderman workout is featured by Neila Rey and is designed to help you “get through with villains you meet throughout your day”! Just joking, the Spiderman workout is design to get you back in shape and work your lower abs, upper abs, lateral abs, core, shoulders, chest, triceps and quads.
Enjoy and thank Neila for convincing Spiderman to share his training schedule!
Everybody knows smartphones emit harmful cell phone & WiFi radiation. Especially when held for all day long, as everyone does, in the front pocket of the pants! Multiple scientific studies have linked this type of radiation with infertility, damaged sperm and even impotence. And the World Health Organization has listed this radiation as a Class 2B Carcinogen – also check the Radiation Detector Bra we featured earlier.
What’s the solution to this? Well get rid of your smartphone! Just joking!
The guys from EMShield have your back covered and brought the Pocket Patch to the markets.
Based on the High Frequency Electronics Testing Center at the University of California in Los Angeles who tested the product back in June 2013 the Pocket Patch achieves to deflect 99% of harmful cell phone radiation and protect your body from it’s negative consequences.
The Pocket patch is very simple to instal. Here’s how it works in a handful of easy steps: turn your jeans inside out, preheat the ironing machine on “Cotton Setting”, place one patch on the pocket lining, iron it for 20-30 seconds and you and your future kids are ready to go!
Amazingly simple, isn’t it? The Pocket Patches are made of Hypoallergenic and skin-Comfortable material, come in packs of 3 units, are 5.5″ (14cm) tall and 3.75″ (9.5cm) wide and can be machine washed on normal cycle up to 30 times with no loss of performance. Enter the post to see additional pics and a video review or check them out on the manufacturer’s website and get yourself and your future kids some radiation protection!
The FUUT desk rest hammock is a very cool concept that allows you to improve your working position and rest your tired feet while getting things done.
The feet hammock is made of strong cotton, comes with steel hooks that attach to the sides of your desk, adjustable polyethylene ropes which allow hammock height adjustment and comes in 6 different colors.