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SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 42mm Smartwatch with ECG Monitor Tracker for Health Fitness Running Sleep Cycles GPS Fall Detection Bluetooth US Version, Black

Samsung Galaxy 4 Classic

This is the high-end Galaxy Watch4 Classic which features a stainless steel design, and a rotating bezel which comes with a much better software experience and more third-party apps than the previous Samsung watch 3 series.  You can get a lesser experience for about $100 less if you go with the standard Watch4 model.

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Samsung Galaxy 4 Classic

We opted to test the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in its high end representation.

The primary reason you would choose the GW4 Classic watch over the non-Classic version is it comes with a rotating physical bezel.  This you can use to scroll smoothly through various, and very useful menus, to navigate the watch; the standard-issue Watch 4 has a haptic (simulated bezel) version of the physical bezel feature which reportedly does not work nearly as well.

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GW4 Sleep Feature

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic introduce a new version of Wear OS, which is Google’s smartwatch operating system.  It turns out Samsung had a hand in designing it. The results of all of this collaboration between the two tech behemoths is you’re getting access to the Play Store, and to both Google’s and Samsung’s fitness apps.

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GW4 Heart Rate Monitoring

We found that, though not a perfect watch, it held up admirably in battery life, needing only to be recharged every other day with moderate feature usage. However if you plan to use the sleep tracking, GPS, and Auto workout recognition features of the watch, you will have to recharge it daily. It considerably outclasses in functionality when compared with the earlier GW3 series and most especially compared to the now dated Fitbit Surge which does still manage a much better battery life,  although which much less functionality and feature depth.   The design might be considered by some to be big and bulky, but it fit snugly on our wrists.

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OYO Personal Gym – Full Body Portable Gym Equipment Set for Exercise at Home, Office or Travel – SpiraFlex Strength Training Fitness Technology – NASA Technology

The OYO Personal GYM

This marvelous new idea in personal fitness is the OYO Personal Gym. It is a small piece of gym equipment that can be taken anywhere, including your home, your office, or on vacation. It comes with plenty of attachments, and extra pound weights.  It also provides access to workout videos, the makers of this brand also claim to help their customers transform their bodies and get fit faster from anywhere.

In order to learn more about the OYO Personal Gym, the Fungadgets team took a closer look at the machine’s SpiraFlex technology.  We went on a 12 week workout challenge,  Staring with the 10lb FlexPack weights and moving up to the 40lb weights , utilizing the machine attachments, and more.

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OYO Components

If you are wondering OYO stands for “on your own.” The OYO Personal Gym is  lightweight, compact, and portable gym claims to help transform the body through resistance, cardio, and stability training. The gym runs on NASA-approved SpiraFlex technology.

OYO claims to burn fat, build muscle, strengthen various muscle groups, including the back, chest, arms, core, abs, legs, and more. The OYO Gym also says it improves cardio endurance. Finally, users have access to at least 60 workout programs and videos that help both women and men to use the OYO Personal GYM system.

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SpiraFlex

It just so turns out that the International Space Station, many know as just the ISS, has been using Spiraflex for well over a decade. It turns out that Paul Francis was inducted into the NASA’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for having invented the Spiraflex technology.

The company that makes the OYO claims that the Personal Gym provides one with a full-body workout. They also claim to have at least 197 completely different exercise profiles.

Through our use of the OYO over the past 12 weeks, we can attest that the device is easy to use and eliminates the need for bulky workout equipment. In fact we kept ours stored on the handle bars of our stationary bicycle for convenient access to it.  Although not able to verify OYO claims that its devices help astronauts in space maintain bone and muscle mass, we can attest that it did do so for this reviewer over the 12 week test period.

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iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal-Empties Itself, Wi-Fi Connected, Smart Mapping, Works with Alexa, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Black

Roomba i7 Robot Vacuum

Leave your floors clean and virtually dust-free with the iRobot Roomba i7+ robot vacuum. It features Imprint Smart Mapping technology, it learns, maps, and adapts to your home. It can even detect everyday items on the floor—such as cables, socks, and even pet waste to navigate around them. You won’t be surprised to find that the iRobot Roomba i7+ includes PrecisionVision Navigation .  It learns to avoid objects in areas you tell it are keep out areas and clean around them, which it’ll remember for next time. Moreover, this robot vacuum can anticipate walls and furniture and better cleans around edges. Finally, using Smart Mapping, this gadget learns and records your floor plans, putting you in control of where you want cleaning.

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Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage Controls Your Garage Door Opener with Your Smartphone

Automate Garage Door

Open and close your garage door from anywhere with your Smartphone. Receive alerts when the garage door opens and closes. With Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage, your Smartphone, Wi-Fi and any compatible garage door opener, you are connected and in control. The Chamberlain MyQ Smartphone app is free with no monthly fees.

 

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Product Features

  • Monitor, open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone.
  • Choose to receive alerts/notifications on your smartphone when you garage door opens and closes.
  • Works with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993 that have standard safety sensors. Compatibility: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation)iPad can run the iPhone version of the app, Android Smartphones, Most Android Tablets, Blackberry, Windows and Other Devices
  • Installs in minutes and works with your home’s Wi-Fi, via the FREE Chamberlain MyQ Garage App.
  • Included: Wi-Fi Hub, Power Cord, Mounting Bracket, Door Sensor, Instructions for FREE App download.
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Nest Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm, Wired (2nd gen)

Nest Protect looks for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires, and carbon monoxide. It tells you where the danger is and alerts your phone in case you’re not home.

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Product Features

  • Know from anywhere. Connect Nest Protect to Wi-Fi and it will send an alert to your phone if the alarm goes off or the batteries run low.
  • Tells you what and where. It speaks up to tell you if there’s smoke or CO and where the problem is, so you know what to do.
  • App Silence. Nest Protect is the first alarm you can hush from your phone. Simply walk to the Nest Protect that noticed the problem and open the Nest app.
  • Split-Spectrum Sensor. In an emergency, seconds count. Nest Protect uses two wavelengths of light to look for both fast and slow burning fires.
  • Heads-Up. Get a friendly voice alert so you can handle burning toast before it becomes a burning toaster.
  • 10-year carbon monoxide sensor. Carbon monoxide is odorless, invisible and deadly. When there’s CO, Nest Protect tells you where it’s hiding.