AWAIR 2nd Edition: Be aware of the air in your home

AWAIR 2nd Edition: Be aware of the air in your home

It's time to become aware of what you're breathing. That's the impetus behind AWAIR 2nd Edition, a US$199 smart air quality monitor that recently hit the market. With a built-in display that gives an indication of air quality with a glance and an iOS app that provides details and notifications, AWAIR 2nd Edition is the way for anyone to determine how the air in their home is affecting health.

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Apple once again selling Nokia health accessories

Apple once again selling Nokia health accessories

It's always nice to see couples kiss and make up after a spat, and that's the case with Apple and Nokia. Back in April of 2016, Nokia bought connected-body accessory manufacturer Withings, a company that makes the Body Cardio and Body+ smart scales, Thermo Thermometer, and BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor. Due to a patent battle with Nokia over intellectual property licensing, Apple pulled the products from sale at Apple retail and online stores. 

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Tales from the Internet of Things: My "smart" scale lied to me for a month

Tales from the Internet of Things: My "smart" scale lied to me for a month

We often get reminders of just how bad the "Internet of Things" is. Whether it's a "smart" lightbulb that turns itself on and off randomly, or walking the exact same route each day and getting distances from a connected device that vary up to a tenth of a mile, it's apparent that these devices that are supposed to help our lives are toying with us. Today's example? A connected smart scale that lied convincingly to me and my wife for about a month. 

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QardioBase: A really smart and stylish connected scale

QardioBase: A really smart and stylish connected scale

Qardio has been making a splash in the connected self market, first with its QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor (an Apple World Today top pick) and now with the QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale (US$149.99). Let's take a look at the QardioBase and what makes it different from all of those other "smart" scales that want to keep track of our weight.

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QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitor: An Apple World Today Top Pick

QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitor: An Apple World Today Top Pick

A lot of us spend time worrying about our health, trying to improve our health, or both. Apple's focus on health- and activity-related measurements with the Apple Watch and the Health App is an indication of how serious the company is about helping you and I become healthier. Qardio, a rather new entrant in the connected health market, has just released the US$99 QardioArm Blood Pressure Monitor that works with iOS devices and the Apple Watch, and the company did such a great job with the product that we're naming it an Apple World Today Top Pick for 2015.

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