The pros and cons lists are not comprehensive lists of each fitness band’s features. Rather they are just some of the distinguishing features we found most useful for each.
Fitbit Flex – $99.99
Pros: Comfortable, great phone app, easy to use, tracks sleep and can even go back to log sleep after the fact, vibrating alarm, tracks water and food consumption.
Cons: no display, hard to keep the 2-piece band dry and can get moldy where the tracker fits in.
This is a great product for someone who just wants to keep track of basic fitness, sleep, and food. The display shows 5 dots that help track your progress, but has no ability to tell time, or give exact feedback directly from the band.
Striiv Touch – $99.99
Pros: Comfortable, small, water-resistant, smartwatch, phone notifications directly to your wrist, sleep tracking, great phone app.
Cons: Battery life with constant use is only about two days.
This is a personal favorite of the products tested. Striiv has done a great job making fitness fun and accessible for everyone. The striiv touch has an in-app game to help you meet your daily step goal, as well as being …Read More
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Our crew commented briefly on this significant decision against innovation for consumers of digital content. The Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Aereo violated the copyright privileges of TV broadcasters.
Gadget Guy and Cheapskate Reviews
Rick Broida, our very own Gadget Guy and Cheapskate extraordinaire brings us his month basket of reviews.
Lauren Baker, (aka Gary’s daughter and most frequent guest on the show in 16 years) recently graduated from U of M with a degree in sports management and her friend Tim VanRiper (childhood friend and fellow Wolverine) review a wealth of fitness devices. So what’s worth the try and why?
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This coming Saturday Gary Baker will miss the show for a very good reason. He and his family will celebrate the graduation from high school of his oldest child, Lauren, who just also happens to be our Teen Tech Advisor (we will have to search for a much more sophisticated title in the near future! LOL) Lauren has been a part of the Internet Advisor for most of he 13 years we have been on the air. She started when she was 5 showing off the website she and her dad had created and since then has helped older computer users with things like texting and all the shorthand that youngsters use to communicate online and now on phones! We who have known Lauren over these years share the pride that Gary and his family feel for the lovely young woman who Lauren has become through these years: an excellent student, an above average golfer and a beautiful young woman.
Congratulations Lauren and good luck at the U of M in the fall as follow in your father’s illustrious footsteps. …Read More