MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter by Masimo Corporation – Review

MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter by Masimo Corporation – Review



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What we love…

easy to use pulse oximeter that allows you access to a variety of measures which help to ensure you are on track with your breathing before going out and being active.  The MightySat™ in conjunction with a wearable fitness tracker can help you understand where your breathing is and track trend over time.

Summary

Overall, I love how easy it is to track over time using the MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter to see trends and see when I can push my body harder.  It has fantastic battery life – I have yet to change the batteries and I use it a few times a week.

Our Rating

 

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The MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter by Masimo Corporation is a Bluetooth enabled pulse Oximeter which uses hospital grade technology to measure Oxygen Saturation, Pulse Rate, Perfusion Index, Respiration Rate, and Pleth Variability Index.  It is measured by placing the pulse Oximeter on your fingertip and within seconds the information begins to pop up.  It can be used with a companion iOS or Android app, or standalone.

Below is a description from Masimo about each of the types of measurements done by the device which are obtained in moments after placing it on your finger.  You can pair your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth so you can track trend over time, or you can simply use the Pulse Ox standalone.  There is no setup other than downloading the app to your device.  It also supports multiple profiles and can be used on those that weigh over 66 lbs.

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Measurements:

Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) – the oxygen level in the arterial blood to indicate changes due to heart or lung function, oxygen use by your body, or altitude

Pulse Rate (PR) – the number of pulses per minute to indicate overall fitness as well as exertion levels at a particular moment in time

Perfusion Index (PI) – the strength of blood flow to your finger to indicate changes in blood circulation

Respiration Rate (RRp) – the number of breaths you are taking each minute to indicate how well your heart and lungs are functioning as well as how quickly you can recover after exercise.

Pleth Variability Index (PVI) – the variation in perfusion index over your breathing cycle. Changes in PVI may indicate changes in hydration, breathing effort, perfusion, or other factors. ¹ ² ³ *

One of my favorite features of the device is the ability to pair it with your device and see trend over time.  It’s important for me to make sure I take my medications before exercising and to stay on point without overdoing it.  I am also admittedly a data person and I enjoy looking at my trend over time when exercising to see how my numbers compare from the Pulse Ox to my level of activity and performance.  It helps me know when I can push harder, or when I might need to take a break from exercise.  Combined with a wearable fitness tracker, MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter provides a more comprehensive overview of you in the moment as well as helping make decisions on how hard you can push your body.

Overall, I love how easy it is to track over time using the MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeter to see trends and see when I can push my body harder.  It has fantastic battery life – I have yet to change the batteries and I use it a few times a week.

RRP $299 and available from a variety of retailers including Masimo MightySat Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (Bluetooth + Pleth Variability Index + Respiration Rate)“>Amazon.

Masimo Personal Health

Masimo Personal Health
Masimo Personal Health
by Masimo Corporation

Category: Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 67.62 MB

$FREE

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
ReliefBand by Reliefband® Technologies – Review

ReliefBand by Reliefband® Technologies – Review

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What we love…

easy to use effective band to treat nausea in a non medicinal way that can be easily turned on and off

What we’d love to see…

Carrying pouch to hold the band and ultrasound gel and potentially some additional features like a watch

Summary

Amazing!  I loved how easy it was to use and it was so effective in treating my nausea – even my husband was amazed!

Our Rating

 

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There are few things worse than feeling sick when your body is in motion.  ReliefBand was originally created as a single use device for chemotherapy patients, over time others learned of it and it became popular with boaters and in hospitals for other types of treatments.  I have always had nausea when flying or boating – it’s a fact of life for me.  I recently flew and I’m happy to say that with my ReliefBand I had no nausea and flew very comfortably.  You simply put on some gel similar to ultrasound gel on your wrist, put on the ReliefBand and then activate it so you can feel the pulse.  It begins to take effect in moments.  It is FDA cleared and endorsed by the medical profession for conditions related to nausea and vomiting including morning sickness and chemotherapy.

When I got to the airport, I simply put a dot of the conductive gel on my wrist and then adjusted the power level (there are five and you choose based on when you can feel the pulse in your wrist and finger) and put on the relief band.  It goes underneath your wrist as that’s closer to the nerve it is stimulating and was easily hidden under my long sleeved top.  From there, it started to work and I had no nausea whatsoever.  I even wore it during a recent horrible headache with nausea and it helped more than the medications I took.

I loved how easy it was to put on and use – it literally took five minutes after getting it on to be ready and having it in use – the first time!  I flew with no nausea and frankly wished that I could have had this band during my last pregnancy.  It’s easy to turn on and off which means you can use it when you need it and not when you don’t which is great especially when you are pregnant or travelling for short periods of time.  You can use it in a variety of locations and I am looking forward to testing it this summer when we go boating which is another motion trigger for me.  If the battery gets low, it easily slides out and is replaced with an easy to find watch battery.  There is an indicator light to remind you if it starts to get low.  I also liked how I could turn it up or down depending on my level of nausea in flight it was easy with a quick press of the button and it was drug free which meant I didn’t feel the effects of medication after landing.

Uses

In terms of enhancements, the dial is a bit big, so I would like to see the dial be a bit smaller and perhaps include a wristwatch as when I had this on I couldn’t wear anything else.  I’d also like a pouch for it so when I do remove it the ultrasound gel and the band stay together without getting dirty.  I’d also like to see a different band perhaps so it could be hidden or match with clothing which is important for pregnant moms.  It would also be great if it included a watch of some sort or a pedometer.

Overall, the Relief Band was a game changer for me when flying.  I was not miserable despite significant turbulence.  I look forward to using it while boating this summer and seeing if I have the same great results.

Relief Band can be purchased from Relief Band’s website, West Marine, and Amazon. The suggested RRP is $89.99.

NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.

 

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
 InBody BAND – Wearable Body Composition Analyzer by InBody – Review

InBody BAND – Wearable Body Composition Analyzer by InBody – Review



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What we love…

easy to use all in one fitness tracker which includes “value add” features like vibrating when you phone rings and movement alarms

What we’d love to see…

improved app for iOS as well as better setup instructions to ensure you get the right app on your iPhone, I chose the wrong one the first time.

Summary

As a busy mom of two, I loved the ease of use and reliability of the tracker and how easy it made it for me to keep track of my daily movements.  With time and higher adoption I am sure that the InBody Band will become the new standard.

Our Rating

 

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InBody Band by InBody is a wearable body composition analyzer created by South Korean InBody that measures steps, heart rate, total calories burned, distance, flights of stairs, vibrating when you get a call or a text and built in alarms.  This wearable takes fitness which used to mean wearing multiple devices like a step tracker, heart rate monitor, and a watch and combines them into one.

Using the InBody Band
Putting on the band was easy, and setting it up with my smartphone via Bluetooth was easy once I downloaded the right app was easy to run my first body test.  The app provides instructions such as doing it first thing in the morning after standing up for 5 minutes.  I ran the test weekly during my month long test of the band and tracked my progress over time.  The band has one side button which you can use to cycle through the various tests, the one I looked at the most was my daily steps to ensure I was on track.  I found that it matched well with what I had on my iPhone using the built in Apple Health Kit but was much easier since I didn’t need to make sure I had my phone all the time.  It requires manual sync, you open up the app and then it will sync – I usually did this at the end of the day to see how close I was to my “goal” of steps.  The InBody Band stated it had a battery life of approximately 9 days and I found it lasted six to seven depending on the number of vibration notifications that I got.   The band is completely circular and the backside of the LCD is metal and contains biometrics including heart rate and body fat.  The “watch” reads on military time which wasn’t something I was used to, but quickly adapted to. The InBody Band comes in three sizes which are determined based on your wrist size. The colors are black, gray, orange, plum and pink. You can also swap out the straps for different colors which means you can wear one color on the weekend and a different color during the week at work if you choose. It is water resistant, meaning you can wash your hands but not immerse the band. Once you do the InBody test it gives you suggestions based on your results and explains your numbers, I thought this was helpful so that I had an idea of what the ranges should be and perhaps gave me motivation to work on it. Some take the tests daily, however, I took them weekly simply because mornings can be pretty hectic here and I wanted to be sure to take it at the same approximate time on the same day to see progress over time. There are two small metal places on the edges of the LCD which you use both to measure your heart rate and take your InBody tests. These connect to the back of the LCD and touch your skin to take the tests. For the heartrate test the instructions were simple and I could do that on the fly. The InBody test suggested that you do it first thing in the morning and so that was the one I did weekly to see progress over time.

Compliance
I wore the band 26 out of 30 days, the days I didn’t wear it were simply because I had forgotten to charge it or I hadn’t put it on before I left the house. I usually wore it during daytime hours only and took it off at night because I don’t like wearing items on my fingers or wrists at night. I also liked that I didn’t have to worry about losing it, because it was secure on my wrist rather than clipped on like other devices in the market. The battery charged quickly when I did have to charge it and it had a good battery life which meant it wasn’t another item I had to plug in every night like my smartphone. You can go into the app and manually track activity which I did on the days I didn’t wear it, but this was a hassle compared to the days I did wear it.

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I really liked an “all in one” device that included my heart rate, steps, calories burned, flights of stairs.  The built in movement alarm and the vibration when I got a call were really “bonus features” that reminded me to move or if my phone was on vibrate I wasn’t constantly looking over to see if I had a call.  Using the InBody Band encouraged me to get up from my desk when I was working and take movement breaks – which are good for everyone!  I’m working on getting more fit in 2016 and will be writing another post about my user experience after a few months to share my update journey.  The band has made me more conscious of my movement and has encouraged me to move more – I’ve gone from about 5-7K steps to 10-12K steps on a routine basis and park further away from places as well as working out more.  I’ve started taking a daily walk and working out to “get in my activity” and meet my daily goal since I love seeing the world “GOAL” flash across the screen when I meet my goal. I liked that I could wear it and others would not be aware I was using a fitness tracker. There are multiple band colors, I got pink but others would work in the office setting as well and look professional. I always took it off at night and didn’t use the sleep tracker portion simply because I don’t like wearing things at night.

In terms of enhancements, there are two different apps offered for the InBody Band and the instruction book is not clear which one you want to download, I used the wrong one first and it requested a key to try the body assessment, that was my only clue that I had downloaded the wrong app.  Luckily the data transferred from one app to the other easily.  I do also wish it would sync with the Apple Health Kit which is on my iPhone.  There were a few days that I didn’t put on the band first thing in the morning and wasn’t home to put it on so my day was “lost” in terms of the band.  You can manually enter in mileage later, but it would have been nice if there was an easier way to sync and track progress over time.  I’d also like to see a more user friendly app interface.  Currently, you can see your body composition over time as well as distance in a graphical format, but the actual app itself is a bit plain compared to others on the market.  I’d also like to see a way to track your heartrate over time, currently you track it and there is no mechanism to keep track of it over time and see changes.  I also found that the little “door” to open to charge the band was challenging at times to open, which is good since it meant it was secure, but it would have been nice if there was an easier “trick” to getting it to stay open.

Overall, this is a comprehensive wearable that sets the stage for wearable fitness trackers of the future.  I really liked that it incorporated multiple things including a step tracker, biometrics, activity alarm, phone vibration and more into one device.  It was an easy setup and frankly encouraged me to be more active and get working on my fitness journey.  I’ll be writing another post in a month or so with an update on my fitness journey.  As a busy mom of two, I loved the ease of use and reliability of the tracker and how easy it made it for me to keep track of my daily movements.  With time and higher adoption I am sure that the InBody Band will become the new standard and more people will start using it.

The InBody Band is available from InBody, Amazon and other retailers for $179.99.



InBody InBody by InBody Co., Ltd.

Price: $FREE

App created to manage both your InBody and InLab results.

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Review your body's status with the InBody results, graphs, and interpretations.
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NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.

 

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: PRESTO!™ The  World’s First Hands-Free Smart Lunchbox Bringing  Innovation and Excitement to Lunchtime

News: PRESTO!™ The World’s First Hands-Free Smart Lunchbox Bringing Innovation and Excitement to Lunchtime

 

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PRESTO! The  World’s First Hands-Free Smart Lunchbox Bringing  Innovation and Excitement to Lunchtime

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Los Angeles, CA, October 26— Wearable tech has finally entered school lunchtime.

Gone are the days of sad brown paper bag lunches.  Presto™ is the definitive lunchbox for the technology generation. It’s the first interactive lunchbox that kids can open hands-free, using only the magic of technology.

Kids grow up imitating their parents. In today’s world, there’s one thing that our children are seeing us use all the time: our smart mobile devices. The phones, the wearable tech – they know that it’s important and that everybody owns at least one. The Presto™ Interactive Lunchbox seeks to close this gap by making lunchtime something enjoyable that kids look forward to and a part of our increasingly tech-based world. 

The founders, two middle school gifted science teachers, are seeking to completely reimagine the lunchtime experience. “We are so excited and motivated to bring a smile to every child’s face during lunchtime. Who knew kids would be racing to get to their broccoli?,” say the creators. Their aim with Presto™ is to bring a bit of excitement to lunch in hopes of sparking a love of lifelong healthy eating and STEM education.

The Presto™ Lunchbox experience is simple, yet magical.  Every Presto™ Lunchbox includes a compatible color coordinated smartwatch. The child simply holds up their smartwatch next to the lunchbox and “Presto!” like magic, the lunchbox opens revealing their lunch. Presto™ is powered by NFC technology- able to detect when the compatible smartwatch is brought within range and once detected, allows for release of the electronic latch.

The Presto™ Lunchbox and smartwatches will be available in a variety of styles, colors, and fun character shapes. The founders have developed extensive focus group testing and their findings prove that, “when the lunchtime experience is an enjoyable and pleasant one; children are more likely to eat all of their food.”

 

Presto™ has launched their Smart Lunchbox on Kickstarter, the largest Global crowdfunding website and is seeking to raise funds to bring their innovation to life. Backers who pledge a minimum of $39 will have first access to the smart hardware with a Presto™ Lunchbox and smartwatch in the color of their choice.  Visit the Kickstarter to learn more!

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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