Health

Fitbit is having a bad day | TechCrunch

Fitbit is, again, not having a good day after spending the year in mostly middling status as it looks to prove there’s a market for fitness trackers and its own smartwatch. The culprit today:… Source: Fitbit is having a bad day | TechCrunch Fitbit received a sell rating from a Wallstreet firm.  This, as usual […]

FitBit App Gallery to Arrive Soon

I received an exciting email this morning related to my FitBit Ionic.  I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the app gallery, FitBit’s answer to the app and game library required by smart devices.  The email, sent out to developers, states that developers now have access to upload their creations to the gallery.  The […]

Concrn | The compassionate response network

Source: Concrn | The compassionate response network Concrn, is a non-emergency crisis response service.  Right now, the service is only available in one district of San Francisco, California, but I hope to see this service grow to include the majority of the US.  We have so many people in this country today who are experienceing […]

What the future holds for fitness technology - CNN

From swarms of drones to sensors hidden in your socks, experts weigh in on how we might use fitness technology to track our workouts and health in the future. Source: What the future holds for fitness technology – CNN I like this article, but not the assumption that consumers are not interested in wrist-worn wearables.  […]

Telemedicine Is Forcing Doctors to Learn 'Webside' Manner | WIRED

In a modern twist on bedside manner, doctors are learning to communicate empathy even when their patients are hundreds of miles away. Source: Telemedicine Is Forcing Doctors to Learn ‘Webside’ Manner | WIRED I am actually a fan of telemedicine, although many people appear to think it lacks something in the way of direct medical […]

Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 | CNET

Watch a $25 Apple Watch Series 3? Well, there is a catch, but if you are looking for a cheap term life policy (beginning at $15/mo) and you exercise daily, then you can earn yourself a nice new smart watch from John Hancock.   https://www.cnet.com/news/get-an-apple-watch-series-3-for-25/  

FitBit Ionic - A Review

I have been interested in the FitBit Ionic since I heard @ambermac mention it on Twitter some time ago.  I decided to preorder one towards the end of September and it shipped to my door on September 26th. So far I have been pleased with it, however, there are some major factors that consumers need to […]

Gluten and Dairy Free Trial

My wife and daughter have been considering a gluten-free diet to see if it would reduce general body inflammation in joints. I have had stomach issues since I was a child, and I have recently been told by my doctor to stay away from dairy products. Gluten can also play a role in some digestive […]

The Time Machine

  While playing a PC video game a few days ago, I happened to look out the window from my office into the front yard.  I happened to notice some people walking by with their dog on a leash.  I could not tell who was walking who at the time, but a thought entered my […]

Cardiogram - Apple Health App

Today, I learned of an app for iPhone, and I believe soon to be released for Android, that takes feeds from your Apple Watch or other wearable health device and provides metrics that I prefer to the Apple Health app…for now.   The coolest thing about this app is the ability to opt into a […]