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Wahoo Fitness Dongle: The Sharpest Fitness Tool In Your Shed [Review]

Wahoo Fitness Dongle: The Sharpest Fitness Tool In Your Shed [Review]

Till January of this year, the Wahoo Key for iPhone ($80) dongle pwned fitness on the iPhone. Why? Because the tiny, ubiquitous dongle gives the iPhone access to dozens of ANT+ sensors, and more fitness apps than any other system — turning your iPhone into a fitness-tracking powerhouse.

Then in January, Wahoo one-upped itself and introduced the Wahoo Blue Bluetooth heart-rate strap, which completely bypasses ANT+ and instead communicates via low-energy Bluetooth v4.0. Does this mean the Key is obsolete? Not by a long shot.

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Find Out How Much Sleep You’ve Lost Thinking About the New iPhones With This New Appcessory

Find Out How Much Sleep You’ve Lost Thinking About the New iPhones With This New Appcessory

Just like their older system, Zeo’s new Sleep Manager Mobile tracks your sleep patterns using a transmitter worn on the forehead while sleeping that relays your sleep state to a receiver. Only Zeo’s new gadget transmits the data directly to the iPhone.

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iHealth Brings a Virtual Doctor’s Office to Your iDevice

iHealth Brings a Virtual Doctor’s Office to Your iDevice

I was just speaking with another reviewer here about how surprisingly common it is for manufacturers to copy each other’s designs. To ‘port an entire line of products, though, is a little more unusual: iHealth has just announced an app-enhanced digital scale, blood pressure monitor and baby monitor that mirrors Withings‘ entire lineup, gadget for gadget.

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Pioneer Launches Two New AirPlay-Equipped Home Systems

Pioneer Launches Two New AirPlay-Equipped Home Systems

Pioneer has just launched its own versions of an AirPlay-equipped system, and they’re characteristically bigger and badder than the rest of the crowd.

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Invoxia’s New Conference Phone Uses iPhone as Interface, Ties in to Skype

Invoxia’s New Conference Phone Uses iPhone as Interface, Ties in to Skype

I’ve worked at a few desks that used Cisco VoIP phones (one in the Wired.com offices among them); but something like the new Invoxia NVX 610 iPhone-controlled conference phone may eventually turn conventional handsets — even VoIP ones — into relics.

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Griffin Beacon iOS Remote Makes Flipping Channels Fun [Review]

Griffin Beacon iOS Remote Makes Flipping Channels Fun [Review]

One of the absolute worst aspects of my television-watching endeavors has been the confusing use of multiple remotes. I’ve tried universal remotes but there’s always some function I need from DVD remote or DVR that is missing on the universal remote. Stepping up to the plate, the Griffin Beacon ($80) erases the need for five different remotes by providing users with one of the best universal remotes on the market, and interfaces it though iOS.

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New Low-Cost, Low-Frills iZON Security Cam Monitors from Your iDevice

New Low-Cost, Low-Frills iZON Security Cam Monitors from Your iDevice

Like many other connected security cams on the market, Stem Innovation’s new iZon ($130) touts an easy, all-in-one package that lets you monitor your home from the web or an iDevice through its app — but with with apparently  less frills, and at less expense.

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Holy Drone Attack, Batman! Griffin Unveils New iPhone-Controlled Chopper

Holy Drone Attack, Batman! Griffin Unveils New iPhone-Controlled Chopper

Somewhere, as Wagner’s Flight of the Valkyries is playing n the background, squadrons of Parrot AR Drones face off against Griffin’s new Helo TC somewhere over the Atlantic (since Parrot is based in France and Griffin in Tennessee, I figured that’s where they’d probably meet up).

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This is Scosche’s New, Bizarrely Cool iPhone Fitness Appcessory

This is Scosche’s New, Bizarrely Cool iPhone Fitness Appcessory

Why bizarrely cool? Forget that it’s an app-enhanced fitness gadget that sands data to your iPhone; sure, that’s neat, but there are a stack of devices out there doing the same thing.

No, Scosche’s little myTREK fitness gadget is that nifty because it tracks bio data using a method straight out of the future — it uses light beams.

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Germans Enter iPhone Universal Remote Ring with New VooMote One

Germans Enter iPhone Universal Remote Ring with New VooMote One

Judging by the name “VooMote One” — the name German-based Zero1.tv came up with for its just-launched VooMote One app-enhanced universal remote for iPhone — German words sometimes don’t translate too well into English. Hopefully its super-customizable app will do all the talking.

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