There are plenty of ways to get fit, and Misfit Wearables will show you how to Shine – that is with its Shine elegant physical activity monitor that you can wear anywhere. This small monitor can track activity (steps, calories, distance) and sleep (light, deep), and it syncs wirelessly and effortlessly with smartphones. It is also powered by a coin cell battery for up to six months, allowing users to forego cables for syncing or charging
The company announced this week the Shine App for Android. Available for devices running Android 4.3 and above with Bluetooth 4.0, the app users to sync their Shine, set their personal activity goals, see visual summaries of how they’re doing each day and week-to-week, among other features.
Misfit Wearables Official Website
Before there was GoPro there was V.I.O., which had been one of the pioneers in wearable sports cameras. The company is now looking to take the lead with a highly modular camera. The Stream HD comes in a few configurations and it can be plugged into a notebook computer via USB.
It features built-in Wi-Fi with RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for full HD 1080p video wireless streaming. The Stream HD also features an open API so those who like to build custom applications can find ways to use the camera that V.I.O. likely never considered.
V.I.O. Stream HD Official Website
Contour, the maker of the rugged wearable cameras, suddenly shut down last summer, but now the company could be making a return. The company posted via its Facebook page:
“Happy holidays to all and thank you for continuing to support Contour. It has been a difficult time, as you may have read, but we are getting closer to having the website and customer support up and running. Stay tuned for new announcements. In the meantime, we see lots of demand for storyteller, you can find it here. Thanks to Joe Agustino.”
Happy Holidays indeed for those who love Contour.
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Bike2Power has rolled out is BikeConsole Smart Mount for the iPhone 5S, which features 90 percent more touchscreen sensitivity, while still being built to withstand extreme weather conditions. It utilizes SoundBoost microvent sealing technology, allowing the user to experience louder and clearer audio, while it can be rotated up to 360-degrees. It even features an anti-glare screen membrane that allows for optimal viewing in almost any condition. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve seen a real trend this year in cycling clothing that integrates lights, and the latest is the Eclaireur jacket from Esthete, which features integrated LEDs that can shine the way and even allow the rider to be seen. It further offers black reflective stripes and a removable yellow armstrap.
The jacket is designed to be stylish and low key when wearing around town, but can light it up to ensure a safe ride home after the sun goes down. Read the rest of this entry »
While cycling you need to watch where you are going, but often you need to see what’s behind you as well to stay safe. Taking your eyes off the road isn’t really recommended and the Cerevellum camera system can be like eyes in the back of your head. It provides a large screen on the handlebars so you only need to look down to quickly see what’s coming from behind.
The Cerevellum is now being developed via a Kickstarting campaign. Video after the jump
Drift Innovation has announced that its new action camera, the Drift Ghost S, is ready for an adventure. The company claims this one has the longest battery life – three and a half hours – of any wearable camera on the market. The camera also offers a built-in two-inch LCD screen and it is designed to be waterproof up to nine feet by itself or up to 196 feet with a special case.
It can shoot 1080p video at 60fps and offers a 300-degree rotating lens, Wi-Fi video streaming while recording and it even comes with a two-way remote control. This does appear to be a Ghost that offers the most!
Drift Innovation Official Website
Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 2.0 outdoor speaker is as rugged as the original, but includes advanced CSR Chip, upgraded drivers, the latest audio codecs and what the company promises is a ridiculously long battery life. It features two speakers and passive bass port to pump out 96 decibels of quality sound, and it is built to withstand dust, water and shock at the IPX6 level– ideal for any action adventure or even the daily adventure of your shower.
Turtle Shell Official Website
There are plenty of options for those looking for a durable tactical flashlight. ZeroHour could however be the first modular tactical battery that doubles as a flashlight when it is needed most. The ZeroHour a 1,000 lumen LED, 10,000mAh of USB backup power for smartphones and tablets; while its modular component design allows for a variety of other uses.
This tactical-grade flashlight, which is now being developed via a Kickstarter campaign, is dust-proof and waterproof up to one meter and features a made in the USA CREE LED with four levels of illumination and two safety modes. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether out for a hike or just a trip to the wrong side of the tracks, the CM4 Slite Card Case for the iPhone 5C will come in handy. It features a built-in wallet that allows you to store your most frequently used cards and some cash. It can hold up to three cards – or ID – while the Screen Guard provides the device as well.
This could be the ultimate “Slite” of hand!
CM4 Slite Official Website
Fitness trackers aren’t the sort of thing that look all that good except when you’re wearing workout gear. Nike is looking to change that up a bit with a special version of it Nike+ Fuelband, which came out earlier this month.
For those who want style as well as functionality take a gander at the Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE. As Nike puts it:
“Available in limited quantities worldwide, the striking Rose Gold colorway takes cues from high end timeware, with a clasp, bezel and screws manufactured from 316 series stainless steel. These beautifully crafted metal components are then hand polished to a mirror finish and given a beautiful and extremely durable PVD coating.”
Limited Edition Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE Official Website
The sound of a cricket at night can be either soothing – if the insect happens to be outside and you’re in the country – but can be annoying when it might be in your house or apartment. The latter is likely what the developers of the Cricket bike alarm had in mind. However, instead of it making a chirp the alarm will alert bike owners.
As the developers noted, “as someone as much as touches your bikes, you’ll get an instant (as in one tenth of a second instant) notification in your smart phone.” That is one smart Cricket. It is now in development via an Indiegogo project. Video after the jump
Whether just enjoying the outdoors or hunting, it gets dark early this time of year, and when heading out to the woods, even with an ATV or other off road vehicle some extra light can come in handy. The Larson Electronics BCML-LEDP1X10WRE High Intensity Bar Clamp Mounted LED Light will provide just what is needed when the sun goes down. This powerful LED spotlight features IP68 rated waterproof construction, a post style control handle with bar clamp mount, and a powerful LED emitter producing a tightly focused spot beam reaching 650 feet in length.
It features a rugged construction with a housing formed from extruded aluminum and an unbreakable polycarbonate lens. Sealed against water, dust and dirt, it can withstand temperature extremes of -40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius.
Larson Electronics High Intensity Bar Clamp Mounted LED Light Official Website