The Y Geek Squad tries out some gadgets that work hard for your well-being.
From ‘Connecting People’ to saving lives, telecom maker Nokia has come a long way – and this device from their latest acquisition – the Withings BPM compact wireless blood pressure monitor – is, by a mile, their best product to date. Not only is it deadly accurate when compared with comparable products, it’s also uber-fashionable; meaning, you can use it while you’re on the go. Also, because all the important information is displayed to your smartphone screen through a dedicated app that can also send reports to your doctor, you don’t need to fiddle with the device to check a dingy-looking LED screen.
It’s all yours for RO38.4 from withings.com.
Tackling pain without taking medicines – wouldn’t that be the ultimate dream? That said, we may be moving one step closer to reality with this new gizmo, the PainPod 3. The device may resemble an MP3 player from the early 2000s, but there’s more to it than its looks. The British makers won’t reveal their secrets in entirety, but experts believe that the device – along with the attachable nodules – makes use of the existing electromagnetic technology using micro currents and waves to effectively relieve pain by releasing the tension in your nerves. The device is FDA approved – and trusted reviewers are not shy of singing the praises of this device. Get this pocket physiotherapist from painpod.co.uk for RO160.
If you, like us, don’t make use of a fancy Samsung Galaxy device that comes with its own heartbeat sensor or don’t have the time to head to the cardiologist for an electrocardiogram (ECG) test, then you must consider investing in one of these – an AliveCor Kardia Mobile. The device – which consists of an EKG monitor and a mobile application to go along with it – will provide you with accurate medical-grade ECG for your use. The test only takes about 30 seconds but more importantly it detects anomalies in your ECG and alerts you when it thinks you need to visit the doctor. Buy this for RO38.4 from store.alivecor.com.
Necessity is the mother of all inventions and as we progress through a world that’s becoming less habitable for us humans – courtesy of all the pollutants we release by the second into the atmosphere – the need to know what we’re breathing in becomes more critical for our survival. That’s also why we’re singing praises for the Atmotube. The compact device will slip into your handbag, and when the time comes, will transform into a mobile air quality tester. It can provide you with real-time alerts of the presence of harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Aside from that, the device multitasks as a humidity and temperature sensors and, why not? Buy this from amazon.com for RO38.4.