Thursday, October 30, 2008

Polar's new body tunning watch - FT80

Wow Polar has really stepped it up with the new FT80, the FT80 is the most dedicated training partner for the most devoted fitness enthusiasts. This intelligent training computer helps you achieve maximum efficiency and reach your workout targets for both cardio and strength training, plus its stylish design is comfortable during a hot workout or in everyday use. You can hook up the GPS and Foot pod to make the watch a complete body tracker. The best thing is that it takes TWO heart rate functions and you can overlay them to see together. NICE

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Personal Health Records, Aetna Links Up With Microsoft’s HealthVault

So companies are starting to drive their stakes in the ground and Aetna with HealthVault is a good idea. Having the ability for an insurance company to transfer "YOUR" records so all can view, if you grant the right permissions, is a huge step in the right direction.
Now Personal Health Records have been the talk of the town for a while now. most people stay away from them for one reason or another. mostly because they think big brother is watching them, which is not the case. Health records are protect by HIPAA and have a better encryption than shopping on line, we all do that now. Many ears ago most of us would never think about entering our credit card info online or pay bills, have companies linked to our banking accounts but today it is the norm. The same thing is going to happen with PHR/EHR, soon everyone will be on board and going to the doctor and having them connect to "YOUR" records will be that easy. Since they will be "YOUR" records as they should be, going from one doctor to the next will be simple, no more transferring those records and waiting till the doctor receives them and reads them. You can grant permission, take away that right as well. At first PHR can be overwhelming but once you play with the system it is easier than looking at your cell phone bill. Now Microsoft has HealthVault and Google has Google Health, like most Google product the frills are gone leaving you with a clean and simple interface. Neither is better or worse but both could benefit from HealthCurrency, maybe they will call or email and this whole health system will change for the better.

So get on board and start to use the PHA, waiting will only be more data entry.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Be Safe, Down Low Glow!

So you look like a low rider, but the glow lets motorist know you are out and about. Most have a headlight and blinking tail light, which does it job, but Down Low Glow illuminates your whole surroundings. So worry less about not being seen and take back the night.

  1. The Down Low Glow comes with a lightweight NiMh rechargeable battery. It weighs 1 pound and is the heaviest component of the DLG system. It is weatherproof and has a high quality coaxial power connector that mates with our DLG chargers, and with the DLG light tubes. It also has a foam strip underneath the outer rubber layer, to prevent road vibrations from dislodging it.
  2. The Down Low Glow fits a wide variety of vehicles. Most bicycles, including kids bikes, recumbents, tricycles, fixed gear racing bikes with tight front-wheel clearances, and full-suspension mountain bikes can be fitted up with no problem. The Down Low Glow light tubes are 12.75" long and have approximately 10" of wire connecting them to our power driver box. Between the battery and the power driver box is another 12" of cable.
  3. We've been selling the Down Low Glow since 2003, and waterproofing has been the number one challenge, since day one. Each winter we learn a little bit more about what it takes to sell a product ready for bike commuters who will depend on it rain or (moon)shine.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

QuickSilver, Wiltern Beanie

So many hats so little time to wear them, the person who benefits the most from hats is a bald man or women. So QuickSilver has come out with a beanie that is micro fleeced lined has built in head phones pockets over the ears and is cable knit. So not only can you listen to music, your iPhone is ready as well. Hey the price is not bad either, $30.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bike Lock Exploding Dye System, just like money packs!

So for years banks have had exploding dye pack. You steal the money and the dye packs disguised as money explode leaving you with a nice colorful appearance. Well now bikes will have that same security, Michael Lambourn has developed the exploding bike lock. This is truly amazing that no one has thought or invented this sooner. This goes in the Brilliant category. Hey if the bike thief does not care about getting inked, surely the people around will take notice. Let's all take our hats off to Mike.

Michael Lambourn presents the Smart Lock: “‘17% of cyclists have suffered bike theft in the last 3 years; of these 24% no longer cycle at all, and 66% cycle less often’ (Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 1997) Cycle theft is deterring people from using one of the most efficient forms of environmentally friendly transport. It is considered petty theft but can have huge emotional effect on the victim. Smart Lock is lightweight but offers additional protection. It’s quick and easy to use and allows the cyclist to lock both wheels and the frame. If breached, Smart Lock helps the authorities identify your bike, and links the perpetrator to the crime. It also stains the ground identifying areas vulnerable to theft. Smart Lock helps you keep your bike.”

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Champion Systems, Custom Teamwear!

Getting a triathlon singlet, tri top, shorts can be a pain, but Champion Systems seems to have it worked out. Prices are great and the products are very good. The Running singlet is only $29 (need to have a 10 piece order), hey with a 6-9 month season you really can't beat the price. If you are a club, team, bike shop, dishing out $290 Jelly Belly's is a good thing.
The system is painless, download the credit card PDF, email it back then they open up their ftp server. After you are approved or before you can download all the templates for use in Illustrator, once you have the design down upload and wait 48 hours, once approved the lead time is 4 weeks and express is 2. Easy simple and worth the wait.

Their sales department is top notch, polite and honest.

At these price you really have nothing to lose.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Intelligent Shock Absorption - d3o

And it just keeps going, this d3o lab is awesome. plain and simple if you are into outdoor sports or go at is rough you need d3o lab.
d3o(dee-three-oh) is a specially engineered material made with intelligent molecules. They flow with you as you move but on shock lock together to absorb the impact energy.
As you can see there is no shortage of what you could use this for, hey it's rough out there shouldn't you be protected.