Category: Fitness + Health

Wear your Apple Watch on your sleeve.

So many people are using their Apple Watch as a fitness tracker (and music player), but not everyone wants to wear it on their wrist. If that sounds like you, or perhaps the dad in your life, the ActionSleeve from TwelveSouth is what you’ve been looking for. And right now, it’s 15% off. Related: 4 stylish fitness trackers that look great outside of they gym, too. For sports like CrossFit, kickboxing, weight lifting (you get the idea), wearing the Apple Watch on your wrist can be movement prohibitive, which is why the ActionSleeve is a smart alternative. Granted, I’m...

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Turn any water bottle into a smart water bottle with Ulla

Recently we’ve seen a lot of smart hydration tech options come onto the market lately. A few months ago, I tried out the Hidrate Spark smart water bottle, and I liked the way it subtly reminded me to take a sip of H2O and tracked my progress in its app. So, I was very curious about the new, much-less expensive Ulla intelligent hydration reminder which I purchased to test out. Unlike smart water bottles that have a tracking device built into them, the Ulla is simply a silicone band with a clip-on tracker that you can attach to any water bottle. Whenever 40 minutes goes by without you taking a drink, the...

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8fit: The free fitness app that’s really making us sore lately

I’ve figured out that I’m the type of person who needs a quick but effective workout that I can do from my home, without expensive equipment (that takes up space I don’t have). So, my new obsession has been the free 8fit app (iOS and Android). It’s a collection of 10-minute full-body exercises that require no equipment. Related: Here’s what happened when we tried the Whole30 diet Related: 3 fitness apps for the not-so-fit. No judgment here. Once you’re in the app, you’ll customize your fitness goals — anything from “gain muscle mass” to “lose fat” — as well as setting your...

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The Hair Coach smart hair brush. Yeah, we can’t figure out why either.

Every year at CES, companies roll out some of the coolest new tech of the year, lots of which you have seen (or will see) right here on Cool Mom Tech. Then there are the tech gadgets that have us scratching our heads. Or if we had the Hair Coach smart brush, stroking our heads. Then checking our phone to see how it affected our hair quality. For real. It doesn’t surprise me that this gadget exists, considering how obsessed many of us (including me, not gonna lie!) are with our hair. A collaboration between Withings, L’Oréal, and Kérastase — some...

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How a smart water bottle has really helped me drink more water. And that’s a good thing.

When we first heard about Bluetooth-enabled water bottles last year, we were a little skeptical here at Cool Mom Tech. I mean, how hard is it to just drink a glass of water, right? But when Hidrate Spark sent me one of their smart water bottles to try, I thought, why not? If nothing else, it’s a nice water bottle. So, I gave it a try for a solid week and I have to say that I’m sold. Also, peeing a lot.   Related: The coolest new wearable fitness trackers of 2016 Related: 3 free fitness apps for the not-so-fit....

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The Ellie portable sterilizer. A germaphobe’s dream gadget!

As much as I was careful to sterilize my kids’ bottles and pacifiers, there are so many other things that are covered with germs that we rarely remember to clean. That’s where Ellie could really save the day, and maybe even keep your family healthier. Related: 9 travel essentials for babies that are totally worth the money Ellie is the first portable sanitizer that eradicates 99.9% of nasty germs like Salmonella, Staph, E. Coli, Listeria…yuck. Using something called Truviolet technology (digital UV light), Ellie sterilizes anything you can fit into it within a mere 60 seconds. Ellie is also 100% mercury-free and completely...

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Get more sleep with the help of Ooly

When the end of Daylight Savings hit a couple weeks ago, I looked at all the well-rested, bright-eyed people around me with scorn. My 3-year-old woke up at the exact same time, except now an hour earlier, making me pine for the days when an extra hour actually meant something. Well, with Ooly, a new sleep gadget designed for kids, maybe it can. Ooly is a sleep training gadget that relies on color cues for your child to determine when it’s time to be sleeping and when it’s okay to wake up. Red? Still sleep time. Green? You can come...

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quip electric toothbrush: Because kids aren’t the only ones eating Halloween candy

I have a bit of a toothbrush obsession, which is greatly exacerbated by the all-time biggest candy-eating holiday of the year. I’d like to blame it on working for a dentist for many years, but it’s probably because I feel like everything is going since turning 40 and I’m determined to keep my teeth and gums in tip-top shape. That’s why I was more than willing to give the quip electric toothbrush a try. Related: Toothbrushes delivered right to your door. Our kind of tooth fairy. Created with the hopes that design would have a bigger impact on oral...

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2 new, stylish fitness trackers in glitter and gold. Hello, lover.

Remember when fitness trackers looked like clunky bracelets on your wrist? Ah, those were the days. Well, thankfully, we’ve come a long way, baby. Just this fall, Kate Spade and Fitbit launched hot, new fitness trackers that we think you’ll want on your holiday wish list, and hopefully, your wrist. CMT is an rstyle affiliate. Related: 5 of the most glam, stylish wearable fitness trackers Kate Spade scallop activity tracker With so many designers working with tech companies to create fashionable bands and jewelry for fitness trackers, it’s no surprise that Kate Spade has jumped into the mix with her own activity tracker, in...

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Elmo want to take your kid’s temperature with this new smart thermometer!

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only mom who’s had a toddler run away and hide when I need to take their temperature. The struggle is real. That’s why I’m loving the new Elmo smart thermometer from Kinsa. Unlike the original Kinsa smart thermometer, which is an under-the-tongue thermometer that actually plugs into your smart phone, this is a Bluetooth ear thermometer, making it so much easier to use with kids. Plus, Elmo! Related: LiveHealth Online app – Get a doctor visit right on your mobile device What we love about the Kinsa smart thermometers is that they let you track your family’s health data in personal profiles right in their Kinsa...

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