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LG Life Band Will Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

Health and fitness is still going strong in 2014. As waistlines continue to expand, so does the fitness market. LG wants to enter the foray and solidify their place in the market, and looks to be doing so with their Life Band Touch smart watch and fitness tracker. The Life Band utilizes Bluetooth LE and is compatible with Android operating systems and Apple iOS. But with so many of these activity trackers on the market, can LG differenieate themselves enough to stand out from the crowd?

What is the Selk'bag? A Camper's Dream... To a Point

Until recently I went camping several times per year.  And believe it or not, it gets damned cold in Florida during certain months.  So, when nature calls and you've gotta crawl out of that tent at 3 A,M... well, this is close to an answer to staying warm.

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves Are A Bright Biking Idea

Bicycle riders rejoice, Zackees Turn Signal Gloves put safety in the palms of your hands! This new direction in two-wheeled security allows bike-riders to speak the language of the cars and trucks they share the roads with.

A Handheld Gym And Trainer: The Tao WellShell

More... more... more.  Hold... hold.... The words, somewhat garbled, are those of your computerized trainer in the newest invention for those who currently waste too much time social networking. Now, while you're waiting in grocery lines, traffic, or even watching TV, you can be flexing various muscle groups and having your strength measured and pushed to the rythms of more... more... more... hold... hold...instead of tweeting, googling, or facing the book. The Tao WellShell is here.  Well, almost....

 

3 Best Products To Protect Your Dog's Feet On Snow And Ice

Your dog's feet need protection in winter - especially from snow and ice.  When looking for protective products, you want to consider three things: minimizing slippage on ice, keeping your dog's feet warm, and keeping your dog away from chemicals used by local governments or individuals to dissipate ice.  Each of these products achieves at least one of these goals, and I consider them the very best of what's available....

10 Outdoorsy Gifts for Hikers, Campers and Other Outdoor Adventurers

Have a trail-cutting backpacker or first-tracks-etching skier on your holiday shopping list? Our list of holiday gifts includes unique ideas for water, land, snow and air. Get it done right this year.

10 Best Low Budget Gifts To Help Friends With Back Pain

If you're over 30 you've probably suffered from back pain some time or other in your life.  In fact, 60 to 80 percent of adults suffer from chronic or periodic back pain, so chances are you have a friend or family member who could use some relief from his or her back pain when not at the doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or acupuncturist.  Here are some of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can be used solo, without the aid of others. 

Best Skis For The Beginner: Here's Some Recommendations For Women

If you know me, you know that I like buying stuff. Whether it's athletic gear or perfumed soaps, it's my favorite pasttime. However let me just add that I don't go overboard. I don't have stuff I don't need and I use everything I buy. If you are still learning to ski, here is my guide on how to choose a new pair of skis and the best ones currently in the market for women.

Shine Activity Monitor Is More Than Meets The Eye

With exercise and fitness ever increasing in popularity, many products have been released over the past couple years that track user's activities. But many of them have at least one downfall; you either have to strap it on your wrist, or it requires the conscious effort to remember to charge the device. Enter the Shine. An activity monitor that is not limited to tracking running and walking, and stays charged for close to six months at a time.

Win Awesome Backpacking Swag From Instructable’s Outdoor Projects Contest!

The Instructables crew is seeking out seasoned outdoorsmen and backpackers with handmade projects to share to the benefit of swimmers, climbers, campers, hikers and rugged outdoorsy folks everywhere. If you share your survivalist/ outside fun expertise, you’ll earn some excellent camping gear!