We don't like to admit it, but most of us don't take care of our teeth like we should. Many of us forget to brush twice a day, most of us don't brush for the full two minutes and we all let our toothbrushes get frayed and ineffective. The Quip Electric Toothbrush and oral care service is out to change this. To encourage regular brushing, Quip features a sleek aluminum handle and a convenient wall mount that doubles as a travel cover. A built in smart electric vibration motor guides brushing for a full two minutes and, to ensure you actually replace your brush on time, you'll get a new head and toothpaste refill through the mail every three months from just $5 a pop.
Gadgets and fitness have a dubious relationship at best. Improve it with the EcoMill Treadmill. This eco-friendly workout machine requires no electricity, instead relying on the curved surface and your own movement for its power. An onboard generator creates the juice, and while you might think your slow gallop/really fast walk is enough to power the display only, it actually does enough to charge up any USB gadget, which gives the phrase "running around looking for a phone charger" a whole new meaning.
Even if the menu says "gluten-free", it's hard to feel certain that whatever you're ordering when you're dining out is really gluten free. Unless you're packing a Nima Allergen Sensor along with you. This pocketable device lets you load a bite of your food into a test pod, slide it into the device, and in two minutes know for sure whether there's any gluten in it or not. It can detect traces of gluten down to 20 parts per million, and will be available for peanut and dairy testing in the future.
Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. But it's not always easy to keep track of your water intake. The Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid is out to change that. The bottle links to a companion app that has you enter your age, weight, and activity info to create a customized hydration goal, then lets you know how you're doing throughout the day. The bottle can also sense how much water is left and check its temperature, giving you a heads up if you're about to chug some nasty hot water.
Nutritional supplements can be highly beneficial. Unfortunately, the staff down at the local GNC doesn't know much more about your nutritional needs than the staff at the local greasy spoon. The Nourish Intelligent Supplement System, on the other hand, does. This countertop gadget syncs with the fitness trackers, food loggers, and health apps on your phone to better understand your dietary needs and then spits out an ideal cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your feeling your best. The powdered supplements are delivered from RFID-enabled "seeds" to a 70g silicone shot glass, which you then squeeze to let the goods drop into the drink of your choice.
Charcoal is great for grilling foods. Turns out, it's also good for cleaning teeth. The Nano-B Toothbrush has bamboo charcoal particles on half its bristles, leveraging the material's natural whitening properties to give you a brighter smile. The other half of its bristles have genuine gold nano-particles that kill bacteria, both in your mouth and on the brush. All the bristles are cut in a way that rounds their edges, so they're softer on sensitive enamel and gums, and are double-layered, with long bristles to clean hard-to-reach areas, and short bristles for polishing. Travel case included.
If you want to burn calories, tone muscle, and get a great cardio workout, it's still tough to top the jump rope. But the plastic handled ropes from our childhood only last so long, and that's where the Hock Design Jump Rope comes in. Crafted in Germany, this rope makes those used by boxers and school kids look silly, with handles made from American walnut, the rope of Italian leather, and a 4 ball-bearing system which promotes faster turning of the rope and longer durability. Light, balanced, and easy to stash in your bag for a quick workout almost anywhere.
Flossing is one of the best things you can do for the health of your teeth, gums, and body in general. It's also one of the easiest to skip or simply forget. Make sure it's a mainstay in your routine with Goodfloss Flossers. Available in packs of ten, these biodegradable tooth tools come packed four per credit card-sized sheet, with just enough floss for a thorough cleaning and a built-in toothpick that swivels out on a hinge for good measure.
Measuring just 3.5 inches long, an inch wide, and less than a quarter of an inch thick, the AmpStrip Heart Rate Monitor is an ideal replacement for bulky, strap-bound monitors. The discrete gadget sticks to your chest using hypoallergenic medical-grade adhesives, and incorporates a single-lead ECG sensor, an accelerometer, and a Thermistor to deliver plenty of fitness-related info to your phone via Bluetooth.
Yes, a normal scale can tell you your current weight. But as most people know, weight is only one of several relevant metrics when it comes to your well being. The QardioBase Smart Scale gives you a broader view of your fitness goals, by measuring your BMI, body fat, muscle, water and bone composition in addition to your weight. Its sleek design looks great in any bathroom, and since it automatically distinguishes you from your family, it's able to sync your stats with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. And don't worry if you don't feel like looking at your phone right away — the scale shows a smiley face or frown face in its center as soon as you step off, giving you an at-a-glance update on your fitness goals.
Smartwatches are increasingly becoming the de facto way to track your activity. But what if you like the watch(es) you already have? The Jawbone Up Move is an affordable alternative. This waterproof, clip-on activity and sleep tracker pairs with your phone using Bluetooth — just like it's "smarter" brethren — for tracking and advice from the Up app's Smart Coach, while 12 on-board LEDs give you an at-a-glance look at your daily progress. And since it's available in five colors, you should be able to find one that fits in with your lifestyle.
Packed full of sensors, the Jawbone Up3 isn't concerned about incoming notifications from your phone. It is concerned with your health and fitness. To keep track of it, it uses a new tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, skin sensors, and ambient temperature sensor to track your resting heart rate, sleep stages, and activities and workouts, with more metrics promised in future updates. To make sense of all this data, it syncs with the Up App and its Smart Coach that keeps track of your progress and delivers personalized guidance. And thanks to a water-resistant body and up to a full week of battery life, there's little reason for you to take it off.
When it comes to running, logging laps on a treadmill is rarely better than going outside. The Landice L8 Executive Treadmill is a notable exception. It features a four horsepower motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a one-inch thick reversible deck that can be elevated by 15% and sports a VFX Shock Absorption System that makes it five times softer than grass, an integrated cooling fan, stereo speakers, and water bottle holder, an included wireless heart rate monitor, and a nine-inch touch screen with iPod/iPhone connectivity to make sure your runs are never boring, even if you're just moving in place.
A gadget that never requires charging might sound like a pipe dream, but if it is, the Misfit Flash is that dream come true. Powered by a coin cell battery that lasts up to six months, this sleek tracker uses a 3-axis accelerometer to monitor your movement and sleep, measuring steps, calories burned, distance, sleep quality, and duration. It transfers all this data to your phone via Bluetooth, providing you with updates via a halo of lights on the front that show your progress toward your goal while also telling the time. It's also waterproof, wearable in several different ways, and, oh yeah, it's less than half what most fitness trackers cost.
At this point, you might have some trouble being bothered with yet another wearable fitness tracker — they're ubiquitous, with different options popping up nearly every other month. So what makes the Spire Health Tracker any different from the herd? For starters, it's not just about tracking your movement and sleep (though it definitely does that). The Spire focuses mainly on tracking your breathing, giving you real-time updates on your mood to help keep your psyche in check. Add on the fact that it looks great, charges wirelessly on its gorgeously-designed pedestal, and has a beautiful, intuitive app, and you get a tracker that's worth a second glance.
Given our newfound love of sensors to track everything from our movements to our sleep, it was only a matter of time before we started tracking even the more mundane aspects of life — like brushing our teeth. The Oral-B Smart Toothbrush lets you do exactly that, hooking up with your phone over Bluetooth 4.0 to let you keep track of your brushing habits, and brush more efficiently, as the app will tell you if you used too much pressure and lets you setup customized modes, timers, and routines, making sure you get the most out of each session, while keeping you entertained while you brush.
We spend a huge portion of our lives in bed — so maximizing that experience can have huge benefits. The Sense Sleep Monitor is designed to do exactly that. This new system tracks not just your movement during sleep — which it does with a small sensor that clips onto your pillow — but the environment in which you sleep, thanks to an ambient light sensor, high-sensitivity microphone, thermometer, and humidity sensor. In addition to giving you more knowledge about your sleep patterns, it also acts as a smart alarm, waking you at just the right moment to give you the best possible start to your day.
It might not look like much, but if you're an athlete (or just an active person), the Hyperice Vyper could make a huge difference in your workouts and recovery. Powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, the Vyper delivers three speeds of vibration through a high-performance, air-injected polypropylene shell. The combination of the vibration and the pressure from the shell work to improve your performance by loosening muscles, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and boosting your overall well-being.
Unless you're shopping in the kiddie section, you typically don't have many flavors of toothpaste to choose from. Enter Marvis Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste. This Italian-made Fluoride toothpaste blends the fresh aroma of mint with a long-lasting bite of cinnamon, keeping your breath smelling fresh for hours while protecting your choppers.