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Looxcie Adds Free Social Streaming App To Its Sport Video Cam

Looxcie Adds Free Social Streaming App To Its Sport Video Cam

The Looxcie camera is a neat little gadget by itself, able to clip onto an ear and record 30-second video bursts of your life. Now it has a fantastic little streaming app that you can use to stream those clips and even allows two-way voice communication. Hello, ultra-portable broadcast team.

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Zomm’s Lifestyle Connect Omnisciently Watches Over You [CES 2012]

Zomm’s Lifestyle Connect Omnisciently Watches Over You [CES 2012]

Zomm’s Lifestyle Connect Omnisciently Watches Over You [CES 2012]LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Remember those old “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” ads (and the never-ending parodies that followed) for LifeAlert in the ’80s? Zomm has leveraged the new Bluetooth v4.0 technology to create a device with features that harken back to that older gadget; it too comes with a live operator — but the Zomm Lifestyle Connect‘s inclusion of Bluetooth makes it way cooler and vastly more useful.

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This Little Dongle Measures Your Heart Rate, Oxygen Level And Respiration [CES 2012]

This Little Dongle Measures Your Heart Rate, Oxygen Level And Respiration [CES 2012]

This Little Dongle Measures Your Heart Rate, Oxygen Level And Respiration [CES 2012]LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – We figured health and fitness was going to have a large footprint at CES this year, and so far we haven’t been disappointed. Case in point, the Zensorium Tinke dongle: it measures heart rate, respiratory rate and the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream — all just by pressing your thumb on it.

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Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile: It’s a Scale — But For Sleep, Not Weight [Review, Fitness Special]

Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile: It’s a Scale — But For Sleep, Not Weight [Review, Fitness Special]

The idea behind the Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile ($99) is that the quality of your sleep affects your health in a bigger way than we generally recognize, and that measuring the amount of time we sleep and its quality — then quantifying that sleep with a number on a 100-point scale — will give us the information we need to improve our sleep, and ultimately our health.

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Withings WiFi Body Scale: Quite Possibly The Best Way to Live Longer [Review, Fitness Special]

Withings WiFi Body Scale: Quite Possibly The Best Way to Live Longer [Review, Fitness Special]

Despite all our 21st-century technical wizardry, one of the easiest and least expensive ways to get a very basic idea of physical health is through a metric that’s been used for a very long time: body weight.

The Withings WiFi Body Scale ($160) takes this concept to the next level in many ways, including allowing you access to all your data on a gorgeously designed iOS app. It also adds an even more important metric, body fat percentage, and goes a long way to erasing many of the pitfalls using a simple scale can lead to — and it does this all while remaining incredibly easy to use. In fact, it might be the most effective tool I’ve used to keep healthy.

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Again, Wahoo Reinvents Fitness on the iPhone

Again, Wahoo Reinvents Fitness on the iPhone

Wahoo’s popular ANT+ Fisica dongle, which allows the iPhone to read signals from fitness gadgets like heart-rate monitors, pedometers and bike sensors, is probably most widely used fitness iPhone accessory since its release a little  over a year ago. And today, Wahoo took the first step toward killing it.

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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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