There’s no need to leave your tech gadgets in the office, however, as you set sail for a summer weekend getaway.
In fact, this month’s column will feature some of our favorite gadgets to help you keep fit so you can better endure those long mediation conferences, endless depositions, or pre-trial hearings.
In the time-keeping department, you don’t want to embark on your jog along the beach without the Calorie and Heart Rate Watch featured on www.vacationgadgets.com. This stylish sports watch not only has a stop watch and exercise counter, but will also calculate the calories burned while exercising and your heart rate.
If you while away your summer afternoons perfecting your swing on the golf course, you might want to spend a little more and get the Suunto G6 Pro Wrist-Top Personal Golf Computer (www.suuntowatches.com). This amazing little device will actually help you fine tune your golf game by providing immediate feedback about your tempo, rhythm, and back swing length and speed every time you tee off. You can even keep your score with the watch and analyze your game at the end of the day with the Suunto Golf Manager PC software.
Of course you want to make sure that any fitness program that you embark upon is effective and worth your time. Keeping track of your heart rate during a workout is an important component in evaluating your program. The Numetrex Heart Sensing Sports Bra (www.numetrex.com) is our pick product for the ladies who want an unobtrusive way of measuring your heart rate during your workout. This sports bra has “cardio sensing fibers” embedded in the garment which work “with your body’s perspiration to maintain a connection.” Just so the men don’t feel left out, Numetrex also features a men’s Cardio Shirt which has a similar function. We prefer the bra, however.
Even though the nights are short during these hot summer months, you might venture out after dark for a hike or jog to escape the brutal heat. For your own safety, you might consider a very inexpensive LED Ear-Mounted Flashlight (www.gizmodo.com/gadgets) which will not only light your way as you run in the darkness but will also make your presence known to other passers-by.
Many of us seek relief from the heat by heading to the nearest watering hole (we mean literal water). Two gadgets from vacationgadgets.com are essential accouterments for water enthusiasts. AquaTunes is an innovative product that allows you to waterproof your music. The product includes a water sport belt which can accommodate most personal audio devices along with a patented earplug speaker system that keeps the earplugs in your ear and the water out. If snorkeling is your favorite activity, check out the Aqua FM Snorkel which combines a snorkeling apparatus with a high quality FM radio receiver.
At the end of the day when you have to go back to the home or office to answer all the anxious email messages from clients who can’t understand why you are taking time off, plug the USB Vibe Personal Massager (www.grandtec.com) into one of the USB ports on your laptop and as the product promotional message instructs, “vibrate away stress, pain and fatigue.”
Have a safe and healthy summer.
See you next month.
Bill and Phil