Monday, January 13, 2014

JayBird, Activity Tracker!

Reign shapes to your wrist using soft, seamless premium materials, and offers eight interchangeable size options. You'll love how it feels.
MORE DETAILS iPhone, Android and web Wireless & waterproof More great features yet to be announced Patents pending
YOUR LIFE BY ACTIVITY Your life displayed by activity & sport. It's a powerful motivator to see when and HOW you get more active over time.
TONIGHT'S SLEEP Know how much sleep you need tonight To be rested, ready to go, and be at your best tomorrow.
GO-ZONE Reign reads your body & knows when it wants to be active. It's great ammunition when you need a spark.

Not that we need another tracker, but this one seems a little better, sleeker and form fitting. Not sure who is going to win out, and if CES show this year has any indication, everyone is trying. Apple has still to weigh in not sure how they will do in terms of real athletes, but with the consumer they should be a hit. Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dumbags, No Noise. No Damage. No Injuries. No Hassle!

I might be missing something, this is a great idea, but not sure why the high cost. They are bags!
This is a brilliant idea, I am sure someone that wants to make a ton of money by selling a truckload will, just at a cost that makes sense.

Dumbags- Smart Weights: are purpose-built sandbags, designed to eliminate the major problems associated with metal kettlebells and dumbbells, such as personal injury, property damage, noise, portability issues, storage, cost, and much more. Their brilliant design and versatility has meant that they are suitable for anyone purchasing weights – whether on their own or as an addition to existing weights.
Created by Australian businessman and fitness professional, Michael Coates, together with his 2 sons (both Personal Trainers) they have just completed test marketing via a global crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and are very excited by the results, with orders from countries all over the world.
Great product and if you want to spend the money its a great alternative.


Only Smittybilt could come up with a product as innovative as the new G.E.A.R. Seat Covers. Combining plush comfort with an efficient design, Smittybilt takes the idea of premium seat covers to a whole new level.

Each G.E.A.R. seat cover comes fully-equipped with pockets and storage compartments to help you store personal items and save space, while also providing a comfortable and durable seat cover solution. Available in a range of sizes and configurations, you can use them to cover the front seats of your jeep, the rear bench seat, or just about any truck seat. Their modular design lets you add and remove pouches to create your ideal storage layout, customizing them to accommodate whatever gear you choose to bring with you. Made from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner, they are highly durable and available in coyote tan, OD green, and black.


Friday, December 13, 2013

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch

TomTom, you would have thought missed the boat, ok they did with smartphones and the whole mapping apps. Well I have to say they bounced back, very well, it is hard to buy yourself another watch, but one that can detect pretty well treadmill and laps done in a pool, well that is worth $200.

Scrap all the other toys you have planned for the holiday season and return the other watches, this is a game changer, Yeah TomTom is not well known in the Multisports arena or any arena outside your car, but for years many trusted it to get them where they were going. I am sure it can do an amazing job tracking where I want to go!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sneakers That Track Your Steps!

From Gizmodo!

A daily run can be great for your health and fitness, but it can actually be harmful too if not done properly. Of course the right shoes are an important part of the formula, especially this sensor-laden pair developed by the Fraunhofer Institute which provide real-time feedback on your running style, and how to improve it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rethink the way you measure fitness. Athos, Workout, Tracking Clothing!

Athos, wearable tracking clothing has come to light. Not only is tracking simple things like heart rate, now full muscle motions, are you actually hitting the right muscle with the movement you are doing. Athos has hit on a something others have missed. This can open up a truck load of opportunities, with the recent purchase of MAPMYFITNESS by Under Armor, I would think that this would be their next purchase. Trainers get ready, the flood gates are going to open up.  
The Experience
So much data, what to do with it?
While having a lot of data is great, it's even better when it's relevant and easy to understand.

  • Get real-time data, feedback and coaching that's relevant to your current workout.
  • Get workout summaries that show you how to improve the next time around.
  • Compare your progress and results against friends and family.
  • Keep track of and work toward your goals.
  • And so much more that we can't wait to show you!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Lewis, Easy Camp Tipi Tent!

$150, for a teepee, a modern era teepee. You can buy light weight tents from EMS for a little more, but for backyard camping this is the best deal around!

Product information

The retro looks and versatility of the Tipi tent continues, with campers using them for shelters, play, centre piece, meeting area and palatial accommodation on site or at the festival.
Having just a centre pole, this 4-berth Tipi tent is easy to pitch. Multiple guys and a hexagonal floor ensure stability.
It features taped seams to keep things water-tight and an anti-bug mesh to prevent any unwanted guests. The apex cowl that protects the underlying vent features an internal hoop to maintain its shape and 4 guys to hold it in place. Bright colours help boost the party atmosphere.
Material:100% fire retardant polyester
Capacity:4 people
Dimensions: 275 x 300 x 205cm
Weight:3.7 kg

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OUTLIER Doublebag

OUTLIER Doublebag:

Simple the way things should be. Bags, you can't have enough of them, the minute you think that you have the one that you have always wanted, someone looks over your shoulder see the problems you are having and creates a better more useful bag. Damn! Well Hard to beat the Doublebag, you can even add it to of one your other favorites, yes this will be come a favorite.

A simple way to separate your clothes while traveling. Two bags in one, a clean side and a dirty side. As your journey progresses, the clean side shrinks and the dirty expands. Once you start using it you may well find it an essential travel tool.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.  
My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just over 2,000 subjects age 50 and up. A 10 point score system was developed to assess how easily they could get up off the floor based on a sitting-rising test (SRT):
Lower SRT scores were associated with higher mortality (p<0.001). A continuous trend for longer survival was reflected by multivariate-adjusted (age, sex, body mass index) hazard ratios of 5.44 (95% CI 3.1–9.5), 3.44 (95% CI 2.0–5.9), and 1.84 (95% CI 1.1–3.0) (p<0.001) from lower to higher SRT scores. Each unit increase in SRT score conferred a 21% improvement in survival. Conclusions: Musculoskeletal fitness, as assessed by SRT, was a significant predictor of mortality in 51–80-year-old subjects.
There was a clear relationship between how easy it was for the people to get off the floor and how long they lived.
A little deeper dive into the data shows that about 95 percent of the people who scored well (between eight and 10) survived over 14 years. Only about 60 percent of those who scored poorly (between zero and three) survived for 14 years, and the number of people who scored poorly increased with age.  
And that’s not the only test out there that can predict lifespan. There is now evidence that poor grip strength predicts early mortality in young people.

iWatch, Apples Jump Into Wearable Electronics!

Could this be it! We are all wishing for it, I wear a watch everyday, then I switch to my running watch, then if I am working outdoors, to another. One Watch all the time would be great. Have the ability to see who is calling, play a song, messages, calendar items, meetings, well you get the idea. Now this one looks just like the Nike Fuel Band, but you have to start somewhere and with Nike and Apples partnerships in the past, why over think the concept.

"Though tomorrow's Apple event is shrouded by the usual air of mystery, there will almost definitely be news about a new iPad. The future is less certain for iWatchhopefuls, but in the meantime you can check out this incredibly slick-looking faux mockup of an Apple smartwatch by Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, who posted his concept to Dribbble earlier today.
Bogner, a Nike FuelBand owner, calls his mockup "the bastard child of a Fuel Band [sic] and an iPhone."
Though neither Bogner nor his design have anything to do with Apple, his mockup, whose display features both vertical and horizontal scrolling, evokes some of that glossy, sell-worthy sheen Apple would need to pull off to convince as-yet skeptical consumers that smartwatches are the new smartphones." From Fast Company

Monday, October 21, 2013

Love Backpacks - RIG 500 Citrus

Backpacks you can never have enough and when you think you do, well another one comes out that you have to have. Well the RIG 500 is that one, it fits snug for that run without bouncing around on your shoulders and back. MORE and PRICE $130

Never Suck Again with this RIG 500 Hydration Pack. Why? Because it sprays. Dry Capacity, 500 Cubic In. Fabric, 100% Ballistic Rip Stop. Bladder, 70 oz with quick-release valves for drinking tube and pressurization tube for easy fill and bladder removal. Slide top for easy fill, cleaning and drying. Heavy duty size 8 coil zippers. Vertical zippers that are I-POD ready. Removable waist strap. Ergonomic fit shoulder straps with terraced overlay for adjustable tube configuration and power bulb configuration. Industrial load disbursement cut and padding. Integrated slider chest strap. Plug and play reservoir tube connector. Compression straps with PVC reinforcement. Industrial nylon gear strip. Reflective zipper pulls. Eco rig back pads with air drive ventilation. Heavy duty nylon pack handle. (Length 18.5 Inches. Width 10 Inches)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Recon Jet

So Wearable technology is here and moving quite fast, maybe to fast for some, but other like me not fast enough. Now the pioneers like Nike and Apple, move with the tides, other for many reason have a hard time moving forward. Well the Jet by Recon Instruments, is a great alternative to Google Glasses, mainly for it rugged shell and go anywhere attitude, more for the adventure seeker than a trip to the coffee shop.  Plus the price is $400 cheaper. 


Recon Jet is a powerful standalone microcomputer with the onboard processing power, suite of sensors and networking capabilities you would expect from a tablet or smartphone. It's open platform and SDK allows developers to create apps for any activity where information, relayed direct-to-eye, changes the game.

9-Axis sensors
• 3D accelerometer
• 3D gyroscope
• 3D magnetometer

Pressure sensor
• Altimeter & barometer application

Ambient temperature sensor

Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on

On-board memory
• 8GB flash
Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display
Virtual image appears as 30" HD display at 7'
Power-saving sleep mode
High contrast and brightness for readability in high ambient lighting
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)
• Apple MFi Bluetooth support

• MEMS GPS/INS Kalman filtering fusion algorithm

• Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals

Micro USB
• Device charging/power
• Data transfer
HD camera

Integrated speaker and microphone

Game Changer, Nymi, Might Have Found The Right Mix!


Control your Life
The Nymi tells the world, you are you, allowing you to securely communicate your identity to all of your favourite devices.
Get 'em while they're hot!
The first 25,000 people to preorder the Nymi will get a special, introductory price of $79. After that, the price for the next batch will go up to $99. We'll be shipping in early 2014 and won't charge you until we've shipped.
In the meantime, join our community and start mingling. We can't wait to see the great ideas you come up with.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Polar LOOP

Yes this does what all the others do but with a couple more years of research and fitness technology behind them. Yes they are late to the game, may it is better, I would assume. Linking to the heart rate monitor is very smart and set them apart. 

For anyone who wants to track their activity 24/7 and get guidance to reach activity goals.
  • Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long
  • Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity
  • Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day
  • Free guidance with the Polar Flow app and Polar Flow training community
  • Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors
  • Waterproof

Thursday, September 05, 2013


Christopher Ward, Has done it right!
This is the watch, you can have many others but this watch is it! Powerful, strong, elegant, simple, you could keep going.  Try not to be fooled by the $1,030, price tag, this watch is worth much more than that. Save up this will be your go to watch. Omega, has held that honor for years, in my book, but wow you can't deny this watch it's due!

Given that amateur geologist William Gregor discovered titanium in Cornwall in 1791, you might have expected us to have introduced this strong and lustrous metal into our range before now.

However, it was worth the wait. The C11 Elite is a true titan of a diving watch and is guaranteed to win admiration and admiring glances in equal measure.

With the strength of steel, but 45% lighter, combining with remarkable anti-corrosive properties (particularly against sea water), titanium could have been created for use in diving watches. When you add the precision engineering of one of the best and most attractive cases available, incorporating an internal countdown bezel, to the finest Swiss made helium release valve and a design that oozes with stylish authority, you begin to understand why our resident diver, Chris, is drooling over this particular watch.

Only 500 C11s in this colour combination will ever be produced which will make this legend-in-waiting even more desirable if thats possible?