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Wii Jog Game Controller

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Video Games

JogTake Wii exercising to the next level with the Jog Game Controller. With plug and play usability, you hook it to your controllers and the waist-mounted step counter will also let you know your calorie count on its LCD display. When you run a step, the sensors allow your on screen persona to go in the direction that your Nunchuk points. It is compatible with hundreds of games, including such titles as James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Kung Fu Panda, Mario Power Tennis and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Jogs are available for £24.95 ($36.90.)

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Toshiba Sportio Handset

SportioKDDi Corporation has unveiled a new mobile phone for the summer hoping that many will subscribe to their au Smart Sports Run and Walk service. Toshiba’s Sportio, a handset that features an acceleration sensor and GPS, keeps track of how many steps you take, how far you have gone, and how many calories you used up in its Calorie Counter mode. Place it in Beat Run mode and you can compose music by jogging to special tracks. The phone features a 2.2-inch TFT (240 x 320), a 2 Megapixel camera, and a 1 Seg Tuner. Available in orange or red, the Sportio is also Bluetooth capable so you can take it with you wherever you trot.

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Jumping Goes Ropeless

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Ropeless Jump RopeJumping rope is a great cardio exercise but it is not feasible during the winter in colder climates. The Ropeless Jump Rope is a great way to get your workout inside or in your tiny cubicle. Input your height and weight and turn on the talking mode, and the device will let you know of your progress by audible snaps. It will tell you by LCD how many calories you burned, the time you kept it up, and amount of repetitions. Each handle contains removable weight inserts if you want to up your routine. Guaranteed for life, it comes with a workout DVD for $59.95.

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Cell Phone for Hypochondriacs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Misc. Tech, Science

Wellness Navigator

NTT Docomo has created a cell phone with a new twist. The Mitsubishi Wellness Navigator has all the usual features but also includes a heart rate monitor, breath analyzer, burned calorie counter, and body fat calculator, and pedometer application. The data is matched to your age, gender, weight, and height, and can be sent along to your doctor to save you the dreaded “regularly scheduled” appointment. No price or availability yet on this prototype, but we are not sure we really want to know how much body fat is in there.

 

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