Fitbit Alta HR Review – Fitbit’s Fire and Forget Activity Tracker

The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look Continue Reading →

Beddit 3 Smart Sleep Monitor Review

Sleep is great, but it is one area of our lives that frequently people skimp on. There are many sleep trackers on the market, but not all are created equally, especially when it comes to comparing a wrist-mounted unit with a bed mounted sleep tracker such as the Beddit Smart Sleep Monitor. What difference does a dedicated sleep tracker make, and is it worth buying a unit over your standard wrist activity monitor? Continue Reading →

Importance of sleep affecting sports performance

Recently I uploaded a review of the Withings Aura. Why? might be a good question. Yes it’s a gadget and its vaguely related to health. But let’s be honest, as a review item, it was a little out of left field. The main reason being that sleep is important. I don’t just mean its nice. I mean bone healing, bike riding, muscle building, racing winning important. Sleep affecting sports performance is part of your training you might not have looked at…
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Withings Aura Review sleep monitor

I love sleep! Who doesn’t? In fact, I have heard life described as a series of distractions from sleep! In all seriousness though, sleep is important both for work, and play, and is especially important if you are recovering from injury or training hard. The Withings Aura is designed to monitor your sleep with an accuracy that most phone and wrist monitors can only dream of – is it worth the asking price?
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