Scanadu Scout

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The distant future world portrayed in science fiction like Star Trek is now a bit closer to our reach. The Scout from Scanadu brings Star Trek tricoder functionality to reality.  The scout can measure your heart rate, skin/core body temperature, SpO2 (Oxymetry), respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, and emotional stress. Scanadu built the Scout on the RTOS Micrium platform, the same analysis system used by NASA in their Curiosity Rover.  Simply place the Scout on your forehead, and it will read a number of vital health stats. After a 10 second reading, your results will be displayed on your smartphone or tablet in an easy to read format.  Coming soon, priced at $199. Check it out

Fitbit Force

simple.b-dis-jpg.h8417ccdb9576e398e8d318c3ac2e4653Fitbit has updated their fitness tracking wristband with the new Fitbit Force.  The Force allows you to keep real time fitness stats right on your wrist. Force tracks steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed, calories burned, and active minutes during the day.  At night, the Fitbit can track quality of sleep, hours slept, and has a silent wake up alarm.  Soon the Force will also show call notifications.  The wristband uses Bluetooth 4.0 to automatically update and sync to your computer or smartphone. Its water-resistant design allows you to do all your normal activities without worry of damaging the device. All of your fitness trends are tracked on your personal dashboard within the fitbit app or on your computer. Buy (129.95)