In case you didn’t hear yet, it’s Prime Day, the day when Amazon deals abound, particularly for those of you shopping for tech gadgets. As you might have guessed, there are way too many deals for us to round them up right here, but we did find a few to get you started! – Save 50% off an Amazon Echo or Alexa as she’s fondly known, which is a fantastic deal on this super popular gadget. If you’re wondering why you might need one, check out 27 things you can do with your Amazon Echo. – We love our...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Mother’s Day tech gift idea: The gorgeous Wisewear activity tracker, with a special feature to help keep mom safer.
There are no shortage of stylish activity trackers on the market today, all of which we think would make a very cool Mother’s Day gift for the right kind of mom. (Raises hand!). But this one from Wisewear isn’t just a pretty face. It can actually help keep the person wearing it a whole lot safer, too. Related: 2 new stylish fitness trackers in glitter and gold This gorgeous bangle will track your steps, distance, and calories, even sync with your phone so you can get gentle notifications if you get texts, calls or emails, which is super if...Read More
Just this week, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released new recommendations for middle and high school students, stating they should not start school until 8:30am, which for my middle schooler would be a full hour and a half later than she needs to be at school. Additionally, they suggest kids 13-18 should be getting at least eight to ten hours of sleep per night, because, as they noted, it can greatly improve everything from school performance to reaction time (which is important if you’ve got kids who drive). Until schools are able to make adjustments to their start...Read More
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...Read More
If your stress hormones have spiking lately, here are 3 meditation apps we’ve personally tried that can really help you reclaim your thoughts and cultivate a sense of calm and well-being. Because doesn’t that sound great right now? Stop, Breathe & Think Related: 8 ways to make your iPhone less distracting Our editor Kristen recommended this one on a Today show segment about the best apps for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, and I can totally see why. Stop, Breathe & Think begins with a very brief check-in, asking you how you’re feeling physically and emotionally. Based on your answers,...Read More
Every year at CES, there’s a tech gadget for kids (sometimes more) that makes us go “Hmmm.” Remember the iPad Potty? Well, this year, the award goes to the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle, which is a mini exercise bike for kids that connects to your tablet. Now I get that as adults, having our smart phone or tablet on our stationary bike is a lifesaver. Trust me, I have run over 13 miles at one time on a treadmill and watching Netflix was the only way I got through it. But, we’re talking about kids here. Kids...Read More
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....Read More
Our tech holiday gift guide continues, this time with stylish holiday tech gifts. Whether she just loves her smart phone, or considers herself a tech geek with style, we’ve rounded up 10 of the coolest gifts that we bet she’d love to have under the tree come next week. Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below. Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad. CMT is an rstyle and amazon affiliate. Kate Spade Tracker We’ve had our eye on these Kate Spade fitness trackers since they launched, and can you blame us? They track your activity level,...Read More
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