Articles by Adam Zeis

Pebble

The good folks at Pebble today are kicking things up a notch with a new software update that allows for full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches. No longer will you need your Pebble on one wrist and a fitness band on the other — Pebble now does it all. Today, Pebble is announcing new health and fitness apps from Misfit, Jawbone, and Swim.com that allow you to take...

Polar M400 GPS watch coming later this year for $200

Polar has introduced their latest fitness tracking wearable, the M400. The $200 GPS device is jam-packed with standard fitness tracking features like speed and heart rate, but also adds in more runner-centric items like a run-time estimator, return to start function, and weekly training. Polar says the M400 will stay up for 24 days as just a watch/activity tracker, or 9 hours as a GPS device....

The Revolv Hub is the center of your connected universe

Revolv

If you have more than one connected device in your home, chances are you'll also have more than one app to control said devices. As you add more toys, you also get bogged down with more apps, more hubs, and an all around bigger mess. That's where Revolv comes in. The $299 Revolv hub sets out to automate all of your connected devices — from lights to door locks to home audio — all from one...

The folks at Rachio have announced today that their Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller is now available at Apple Stores nationwide. The smart sprinkler joins other great products on Apple Store shelves and on Apple.com. The Iro controller allows you to take complete control over your sprinkler system, automatically adjusting for weather conditions and seasonality to save you as much water as...

Model S

Tesla is dropping a new OTA update for Model S owners that brings along some new personalization features and also makes the car smarter about an individuals preferences. In addition to being able to name your car, the update features traffic-based navigation, location-based air suspension, remote start, and more. The Software v6.0 update allows the Model S to become "more attuned and...

Many new smartwatches have found their roots on Indiegogo, the latest of which bills itself as the "worlds first dual-display smartwatch." Oru Watch, a new project launched a few days ago, is an LCD smartwatch, E-paper smartwatch, and a power bank all in one device — and almost seems too good to be true. The Oru Watch features not one — but two displays. On one side is a full-color, high-...

A new contender has joined the Anki Drive team, and it goes by the name of Spektrix. Bringing the full-lineup of cars to seven, Spektrix is dubbed the "cunning trickster" of the bunch. Mischief and sabotage are SPEKTRIX's keys to victory. Speed and power can't help enemies when SPEKTRIX's clever hacks wreak havoc and dominate the competition. The iOS app has received various tweaks and...

AR.Drone

I have had my eye on the AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter‎ for quite a while, though I was never quite ready to drop $300 for one. So when Parrot offered to send me one, to say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. When the package arrived at my door, I quickly dropped what I was doing and got to work (well, got to play I guess). I popped open the box, pulled out all of the pieces,...

Connectedly Show 04: Digital Knob - Apple Watch Super Show!

Connectedly Show

In this episode of the Connectedly Show, I was joined by Kevin, Phil, and Rene to talk all about smartwatches. We covered everything from the new Android Wear devices to the even newer Apple Watch and everything in between. More and more smartwatches are hitting the streets, and we're here to help you make sense of it all. Can't get enough!? Be sure to check out our full smartwatch buyers...

Automatic teams up with Ford for an amazing connected car experience

Automatic

Today Automatic has announced that they are teaming up with Ford to offer an awesome connected car experience. Automatic's Link currently attaches to an OBD port of most newer cars, reporting back data to your smartphone like MPG, miles traveled and your own "driving score". Through the partnership with Ford, Automatic users will be able to go above and beyond the built-in Sync system....

The ecobee3 smart thermostat takes control of your multi-room home

ecobee3

The folks at ecobee have today introduced the ecobee3 — a new Wi-Fi connected thermostat for your smart home. The newly redesigned ecobee3 takes a leap ahead of other smart thermostats, in that it uses wireless remote sensors to monitor multiple locations in your home. The added sensors will provide a better view of your home and increased energy savings overall. Of course you can monitor it...

Ultimate guide to buying the best smartwatch

Smartwatches

As smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, we understand if it's hard to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market — and plenty more are on the way — making it hard to know just what is really the best smartwatch. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry...

Metoer

Over the weekend we heard the news that Kreyos was going open source, and that the outlook for the company wasn't the brightest. Today Kreyos founder, Steve Tan, dropped a long post and update via Facebook detailing the full background on Kreyos — from conception to the state they're currently in. "Kreyos is really done, our reputation is already shot beyond redemption" It's no secret that...

Blue Mo-Fi Headphones Review

Blue Mo-Fi

Ever since I started working in the tech field and traveling more often than I ever did, I've always been in pursuit of the best set of headphones. Not just for podcasting or zoning out at home, but for when I'm sitting in airports, on a plane, or just trying to put myself to sleep in a hotel room. I'm not a huge fan of earbuds, so I've opted for over-the-ear headphones in my search. Some of my...

BlackBerry may be exploring wearables

Z30 Pebble

BlackBerry soon be diving into the wearables spaces, according to John Sims, President of Enterprise at BlackBerry. During interviews at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Sims said of BlackBerry, "We're doing internal research on different wearables." Which means that you could soon see a BlackBerry device on your wrist as well as in your hand. BlackBerry is said to be researching devices...

The Apple Watch is official!

Tim Cook has just made the Apple Watch official! The Apple Watch is a next-generation smartwatch that bumps up style to eleven. Integrating seamlessly with iPhone, it's sporting a digital crown that zooms in and out, scrolls through lists and more — so you never have to block the screen for these actions. Pressing the digital crown takes you right back to the home screen, "just as you would...

Withings Home is an all-in-one monitoring solution

Withings Home

We already know that Withings has some great connected devices — like their smart baby monitor and Pulse 02 — but now they've added a sweet all-in-one camera & monitor to the mix. The Withings Home is a 135 degree HD camera that keeps watch over whatever you'd like. It's sporting wide-angle zoom, night-vision, two microphones, and a speaker — but it doesn't stop there. The device also...

Nest Protect

The Nest Protect is going 2.0 and getting some cool new features, which will be rolling out this week. Within the update, the Protect gets a bit smarter and will help keep you at ease in the process. New in the update are steam check, Protect history, learn and prepare, improved pathlight, and CO level notification. Steam Check: Protect's humidity sensor, which can help it differentiate...

Ollie

If you're a fan of rolling around your house with Sphero, then it may be time to kick things up a bit with the new kid in town, Ollie. Think of Ollie as a bigger, bolder Sphero. Ready to roll faster, jump higher, and do much cooler tricks. The $99 Ollie is available now for preorder and begins shipping September 15th. Don't get Ollie confused with Sphero — where Sphero is a ball, Ollie is...

Dyson

Dyson is known for making some of the best vacuums on the planet, and their latest addition takes things one step further. The new 360 Eye is a robotic vacuum (yes, like Roomba) that cleans your floors quickly and efficiently. The 360 Eye has a 360 degree camera which it uses to create reference points in your home, allowing it to navigate around in the best way possible. It has constant treads...

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