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Unboxing Live 090: Nike+ FuelBand

We open up the Nike+ FuelBand in this episode. The Nike+ FuelBand actually displays how well you are doing throughout the day as it pertains to your fitness and activity level, syncing to your iPhone over Bluetooth not only on your phone or other Bluetooth device, but also on the band itself. It does this using its 20 LED color dot-matrix display that shows how much Nike Fuel you've earned during the day, and another 100 white LEDs to give you information in calories burned, time of day, and pedometer info. The device costs $149, and the Nike+ FuelBand is available on Amazon.

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Unboxing Live 079: FitBit Ultra fitness tracker

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Features, Videocasts

In this episode we open up the FitBit Ultra. The FitBit Ultra is a tiny gadget that you wear on your belt, hip, or wrist that monitors how many steps you take, how many flights of stairs you climb, and how many calories you've burned during a day. It even monitors your sleep patterns, giving you information on how well you actually sleep during the night. The device is one of those fitness gadgets that are currently all the rage, helping you to keep better track of your activities, diet, and overall fitness. We open up the FitBit Ultra while at CES 2012. You can pick one up for $99.

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SurfShelf Laptop Holder

SurfShelfDon’t let anyone tell you that you are overweight because you are online too much these days. Fight back with the SurfShelf, a laptop holder that can be attached to most fitness machines. The tray works with any laptop, including those with 17-inch screens or those that weigh up to 50 lbs. A velcro strap holds those that are larger than the tray and for a price of $39.95 it comes with In-Gym media, 84 channels of news, sports and entertainment that can be launched with arrow keys alone.

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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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Riiflex Wii Dumbbell Sets

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Nintendo, Wii

2 lb. DumbbellsGet ready to beef up that body that got flabby over the past winter. Riiflex has announced pricing for their new Wii accessories that transform the remote and nunchuck into dumbbells. They provide access to all buttons including the trigger. The 2 lb. Dumbbell set will be sold for $34.95, $24.95 if you preorder before its summer release. A 4 lb. pair will also available at $39.95 later in the year, $27.95 with preorder.

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Minutes Gym Digital Video Trainer

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Action, PC

Minutes Gym

It may not be a Wii, but the Minutes Gym certainly is an inexpensive alternative. Takara Tomy’s digital video trainer can be plugged into any TV or monitor with a composite video input. After powering up, enter personal and physical data to make a training program. On-screen avatars will guide you through over 100,000,000 3-minute workouts and keep track of your progress for 3 months. The Minutes Gym is available for $73.00.

 

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Sensei For Weight Loss

SenseiSensei for Weight Loss is an iPhone and iPod touch app for those who ate a bit too much during the holidays. Enter your desired weight, eating habits, food preferences, exercise routine and other info, and the company’s experts will give you a realistic nutrition and fitness plan including weekly menus. No meetings, no calorie counting and no outrageous charges. The program is also available for those with BlackBerrys and most AT&T and Sprint phones for a temporary introductory price of $24.95 for 3 months of Sensei Anywhere, which includes both mobile device and PC. You can download Sensei for Weight Loss for the iPhone at the iTunes App store.

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Smartfish Pro-Motion Keyboard

Pro-Motion Keyboard

We have seen ergonomic keyboards before, but this one really makes us wonder. Smartfish’s Pro-Motion Keyboard supposedly adapts and adjusts to your “personal typing style.” This is done with Dynamic Positioning Control that studies your typing then adjusts the height, angle and radial position. It also features and auto-prompt exercise program, integrated wrist rest, and is compatible with Windows or Mac. Smartfish has collaborated with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to design the full-size keyboard. We are just not sure that we are ready to have our peripherals occasionally moving beneath our fingers.

 

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Nokia N79 Active With SportsTracker

Maybe the only exercise you get these days is on your Wii, so Nokia has upped its N79 smartphone to bring you the Active and get you out of the house. It has a SportsTracker application that utilizes an onboard GPS, accelerometer and data connection to keep track of your exercising.  Track your miles run, speed, heart rate and include music. You can also upload to the SportsTracker website. The Active comes with a Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt and a CP-324 elastic armband case at a price of $492.00.

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Increase of Injuries From Wii Usage

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Nintendo, Wii

Wii-FitThe UK claims that up to 10 users a week are being hospitalized because of their Wiis. Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital, Essex, claims that there has been a 100% increase of patients with “Wii-itis.” Ailments such as shoulder or wrist inflammation have been reported as well as “Wii-knee” after playing Wii-Fit, which may involve 3 months of treatment to cure. So remember, before you head into heavy gaming mode, do some stretching exercises first.

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