- <a href="http://www.ihealth99.com/" target="_blank"><strong>iHealth Digital Scale with Bluetooth Technology</strong></a>, $69.95 <br/> <br/>
Monitor your weight loss journey all from your iOS device. Start by setting up a personal profile, including your gender, height, and starting weight; then, let the tracking begin. Factoring in your diet (down to the food groups), daily activity, and exercise, the technology meticulously monitors your weight over time. Your information is shareable; users can email or post their one-time or long-time results on Facebook and Twitter. The accompanying Digital Scale App is available for free in the App Store for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The iHealth Digital Scale allows an unlimited number of users to monitor their weight information.
- <a href="http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/MOTOACTV/MOTOACTV/MOTOACTV-US-EN" target="_blank"><strong>Motorola’s MOTOACTV</strong> <strong>Fitness Tracker + Smart Music Player</strong></a>, 8GB, $249.99; 16GB, $299.00 <br/> <br/>
This lightweight, durable fitness performance tracker gives health enthusiasts all the metrics they need to stay on top of their workout regimen. The GPS and Motorola AccuSense technology allows users to track their performance for up to 10 hours indoors, and five hours outdoors; automatically syncing time, distance, speed, heart rate and calories burned, if used with Motorola SF700 and SF500 Bluetooth sports headphones, to MOTOACTV.com. The smart music player is an added bonus, allowing users to exercise to up to 4,000 songs. You have an option of either listening to FM radio or your personal high-performance playlist, created based on how your body responds to specific songs.
- <strong><a href="http://www.ibabylabs.com/store" target="_blank">iBaby Monitor</a>, </strong>$199.95 <br/> <br/>
Unlike the traditional audio and video monitors, this device can connect you with your bundle of joy from anywhere in the world via Wi-Fi connection. With just the touch of your iOS touchscreen gadget or the click of a PC mouse, you can see what your little one is up to; infrared night vision allows you to keep watch throughout the night. Users can instantaneously share access to the camera with three additional family members or childcare providers through a secure access code. You’ll even be alerted when your baby cries or makes waking motions. The iBaby device— a free-standing/wall-mountable camera—is portable, making it ideal for room changes and day or night trips. The iBaby app is free in the AppStore.
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- <a href="http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/productID.238381700" target="_blank"><strong>Kinect for Xbox 360</strong></a>, $99.99 (console and games sold separately) <br/> <br/>
Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 relies on body movement and voice commands to power the console—a trait that differentiates the device from any other technology on the market. This turns a one-time stationary pastime into a physically intensive regimen. Get interactive: Choose games that will keep you (and the entire family) moving. Watch the pounds melt off—one game at a time.
- <a href="http://www.usa.philips.com/c/electric-toothbrushes/diamondclean-5-modes-2-brush-heads-usb-charging-case-hx9332_05/prd/en/" target="_blank"><strong>Philips Sonicare DiamondClean</strong></a>, $219.99 <br/> <br/>
Manual toothbrushes don’t compare to this ultra sleek brush. This power brush allows users to choose from five different brushing modes: clean, polish, sensitive, white and gum care. The diamond-shaped brush head, which provides high-quality plaque removal and whiter teeth, and charging glass is available in two sizes—compact and standard. Charge this power brush overnight and get three weeks of regular usage. The USB charging case allows you to take the DiamondClean with you while you travel.
- <strong><a href="http://www.ihealth99.com/" target="_blank">iHealth Blood Pressure Dock</a>, </strong>$99.95 <br/> <br/>
Checking your blood pressure at home (or on the go) just got a little easier. Control your blood pressure and its changes using this iHealth device and companion app, available for free in the App Store. Whether you want to know what your pressure is now or the rate it was a few months ago, the graphing function places that easy-to-understand information at your fingertips. Share your results via email, Facebook and Twitter.
- <a href="http://mintcleaner.com/products/mint-plus/" target="_blank"><strong>Mint Plus Automatic Floor Cleaner</strong></a>, $299.99 <br/> <br/>
This robotic cleaning appliance helps keep a dirt free, healthy home. On a single charge, Mint Plus provides up to 4 hours of dry sweeping (2.5 hours wet mopping) on hard surface floors. Forget your traditional mop and broom, this device uses NorthStar 2.0 technology, which acts like an indoor GPS—taking into account the amount of space it’s covered and where it still needs to go. Hence, human assistance isn’t needed. It sweeps and mops using popular cleaning clothes, such as Swiffer brand Dry and Wet Cloths and other similar products.
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- <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=363479&catid=186716&aid=338666&aparam=363479" target="_blank"><strong>Philips Sonicare AirFloss</strong></a>, $89.99 <br/> <br/>
Let’s face it: flossing is the often overlooked step in many people’s dental regimen. But this interproximal cleaning appliance gets the job done easily and with great efficiency—cleaning between all teeth in 60 seconds. It removes plaque stuck between teeth with micro-water droplets and a swift burst of air. When compared to brushing with a manual toothbrush alone, the device removes up to 99% more plaque between teeth. The company agrees that if you don’t see noticeable results and a better check-up in 28 days, you’ll receive a full refund.