Dyson Pure Cool Tower Fan Review – A smart air-purifying fan for asthma and allergy suffers – TP04

I love a bit of smart home tech, and I love health tech too, so the Dyson Pure Cool Fan was off to a good start when I was asked if I would like to review it. At £499 you may wonder what is so special about this fan apart from its quirky design that … Read more

Aranet4 HOME Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitor measuring CO2, Temperature, Relative Humidity and more

IoT devices that measure air quality are becoming increasingly common. I reviewed the Foobot back in 2017, then the Airthings Wave Plus in 2019. Recently I have been testing the Aranet4 HOME from the Latvian company SAF Tehnika. While the effects of high levels of CO2 were long thought to be benign, research has found that concentrations … Read more

How to stay fit when self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic

Unfortunately, it would seem like this Covid-19 virus is not going away any time soon and we will likely be in this for the long haul with increasing restrictions on our ability to do anything in public. Things are going to get very difficult for a lot of us, and if reduced social contact, self-isolation, … Read more

New Suunto 3 for 2020 vs Suunto 3 Fitness – Almost the same but fifty quid more

Suunto recently put up the pre-order page for a new Suunto 3, but there has been a suspicious lack of press releases and other coverage With the recent launch of the WearOS based Suunto 7, I was hoping that Suunto may have done something radical with their affordable options, but it appears not. First of … Read more

Polar OH1 Heart Rate Sensor Review – Upper Arm Heart Rate Monitor – Now with Ant+

Originally posted May 2018 – Updated on 02/05/2019 The Polar OH1 has now had a new firmware rolled out enabling Ant+. It was a great device to start with and now, after a year of using it, I think it is probably the best heart rate tracker on the market.  Polar have recently overhauled their … Read more

Garmin Forerunner 945, 245 & 45 specifications & price leaked

We already know that the Garmin Forerunner 945 launch is imminent and that it will bring NFC payments, maps and a music option to the device similar to other upgraded watches is the series. Now a new leak, thanks to Clever Training listing the devices early, via ActiveJr, has revealed details of the new Forerunner … Read more

Spire Health Tag Fitness Tracker Review

Fitbit has dominated the fitness tracking market for years, but fitness trackers themselves are being displaced by smartwatches, in particular, the Apple Watch, but also Android and Garmin with the sports focussed watches. Smaller companies struggle to compete, Misfit are gone, as is the Basis Peak, and Withings has changed hands twice in the past … Read more

The best mattress with long trial periods including pocket spring and latex

[Original post 20-December-2018] [Updated 25-September-2019] Refreshed the content, Nectar would now also be my first choice of memory foam.  We (should) spend a third of our lives in bed so investing in a good mattress will pay dividends for many years to come. With the development of memory foam, there has been a massive boom … Read more

Philips IFA 2018: Philips Diamond CleanSmart is the most advanced toothbrush on the market

The Philips Sonicare brand is still the number 1 recommended sonic electric toothbrush brand by dental professionals worldwide and is typically one of two brands anyone uses when it comes to electronic toothbrushes. Therefore, it was not surprising that Philips had a large section of their hall dedicated to their dental solutions. Many people don’t take … Read more

Milestone Pod Review – A running pod for gait analysis and run efficiency

The Milestone Pod is not a new device, but I have been plagued with running injuries the past couple of years, especially shin splints, and with my first marathon next month I have been exploring options to improve my running. Running pods are not as popular or well known as other sensors that people use, … Read more