Tag: watches

Web Coolness: STEM Halloween costume ideas, a new Instagram feature that could help save lives, and lots more

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Need some Halloween costume ideas? How about cool women in STEM! A crib that puts the baby to sleep? We’re intrigued. This new Instagram feature could help save lives. A very cool way to teach kids data visualization. Here’s a first look at the newest gaming system: Nintendo Switch. If your kids use earbuds, you’ll definitely want to read this. Whoa.   Oh, pretty. Misfit just launched Phase, their first smart watch. Wow, AT&T insurance will start covering cracked screens. Check...

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The Octopus wearable teaches little ones more than time, it teaches time management. Awesome!

With three kids ranging from preschooler to tween, time management is always an issue for us. Especially when it comes to trying to cajole my youngest to adhere to the demands of the older siblings’ hectic schedules. (Sadly, trying to tell a toddler that we’re going to be late never seems to be all that effective.) Which is why I am so excited to see the very clever Octopus wearable that recently launched on Kickstarter. Considering the campaign hit its $50K funding goal in less than three hours (!), it’s a good indication that we’re not the only ones excited about a new way get kids learning...

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The 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2015

We’re always excited to try out all the new gadgets each year and wow, what a long way we’ve come since Cool Mom Tech launched five years ago. Technology like pressure touch screens, the overwhelming adoption of streaming music and media, the desire for portable everything, and items that have gotten both very very small (Polaroid Cube) and very very large (iPhone 6S Plus) are really changing the game. So we hope you enjoy our picks for the very coolest new gadgets of 2015 And psst…if you’re looking for cool tech toys? They’re coming up in their very own post.   -Liz +...

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Sponsored Message: 3 holiday tech gifts from TomTom for the fitness lovers in your life

This is a sponsored message on behalf of TomTom Whether you find your loved ones on the golf course, in the gym, or outside burning off calories through any sport at all, TomTom has all active people on your list covered with three tech gadgets that will make them very happy this holiday season. – Leave a comment below to enter an exclusive giveaway for CMT readers for your own free TomTom device! –   For the Fitness Buff (or someone who wants to get buff in 2016) With the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS fitness watch, you’ll get a fitness tracker and music player,...

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Father’s Day Tech Gifts: 4 stylish fitness trackers for men that look great out of the gym, too

Wearable fitness tech is super hot right now. (Duh, right?) And with all the rad, new stuff coming down the line, it almost feels as if we’re getting a mini workout just trying to keep up. I especially like these cool, stylish fitness trackers for men that don’t look like the typical tracker at all. Because some folks like their workout tech to blend in with their everyday style, as opposed to wearing it so obviously on their sleeves. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been coveting this lovely Tory Burch for FitBit bracelet for months. One day, my darling. One day...

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Piquing our geek: A watch that keeps you awake

I’ve pulled my share of all-nighters, relying on caffeine to keep me alert, or at least upright. But now there’s a new high tech way to stay awake, thanks to the Spark watch. Spark looks like a sleek, modern watch, but it’s what’s inside that makes it different. The accelerometer senses movement, and a motion frequency sensor tracks movement over time. Spark feeds all of that information about your movements into an algorithm, which helps it recognize when you are actually asleep, and not just really still. When Spark senses that you’ve fallen asleep, it vibrates to wake you up. Pretty unobtrusive,...

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Hot CES 2015 trend: Fitness trackers that don’t look like fitness trackers at all

It didn’t take long for those of us attending CES 2015 last week to figure out one of the hottest tech trends of the year: Stylish fitness trackers that look absolutely nothing like fitness trackers. And trust me, I’m not complaining. Updated: The Withings Activité Pop (see below) is now available for purchase, whoo! It’s not that there aren’t stylish fitness trackers out there, but let’s be honest, it’s all relative; they don’t generally pass for the accessories you’d wear on a date night or out to a party. So much so, that we even started seeing products designed to cover up fitness bands last year. But that’s...

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The coolest fitness tech gifts: Holiday Tech Gifts 2014

Next up in our Holiday Tech Gift guide series, we’ve put together some awesome gifts for the fitness fans in your life: The very coolest of the cool fitness tech gadgets to help someone achieve those lofty goals — even if the first goal is just to get started. Whether you’re shopping for a runner, a biker, a yoga fan, or a couch potato (though not for much longer), here are our top picks for fitness tech gifts that will be favorites long after the holidays. And we’re so pleased to present our 2014 Tech Gift Guide on behalf of our sponsor, Sharper Image,...

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Garmin Forerunner 15 review: A combination fitness tracker and GPS sport watch to turn your workouts up a notch

Since the introduction of the Apple Watch last week, there’s been rumblings about whether that gadget could replace fitness trackers like the FitBit Flex and Jawbone UP. But even though I’ve yet to get my hands on Apple’s entry into the wearable tech market, after using the Garmin Forerunner 15 through a few running races and a half Ironman distance triathlon this summer — and all the training that went into them — I think it’ll be tough to beat this combination fitness tracker and GPS sport watch that doesn’t look too bad on my wrist, thank you very much. We...

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5 of our favorite tech pins on Pinterest this week

Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Then check out these 5 awesome tech pins, plus lots more techie coolness from our site and around the web.   1. Looking for a beautiful way to print your Instagram photos? We’ve found it. 2. Everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch. Raise your hand if you want it! 3. Save your kid’s artwork right to your smartphone, or have this handy service do it for you. Either way, your refrigerator will thank you. 4. May the Force be with you and these adorable crochet Star Wars...

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