Toys ‘N Tech: Winter Fun and Fitness

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Cool Stuff to Help Keep You Fit and Healthy All Winter Long!

 By Dan Nessell

 

With the holidays in the rear-view mirror, many of us will make a New Year’s resolution to be more fit and healthy in 2013. No technology can make the pounds disappear and exercise effortless, but here are some gadgets and a toy that can help.

 

The Scale that Tells You Only What You Want to Know

QuantumScale

 If your goal is to drop a few pounds, you might not consider your bathroom scale to be a weight-loss aide. But Quantum Scale is a great motivational tool because it removes the most depressing element from a scale: your weight. Step on the scale the first time, and it registers but does not display your weight. From that point on, the Quantum Scale displays only weight loss or gain, never your actual weight.

Quantum Scale $59

Full review

Video demonstration

 

Weatherproof iPhone Case

LifeProof

One of the best ways to trim down and tone up is to get outside and move! Your smart phone may be filled with motivational music and fitness apps, but you don’t dare use it in the rain and snow. Solution: Simply drop your iPhone into the waterproof, shockproof, and dirt-proof LifeProof
Case
®. Then, crank up the music and go walking, jogging, hiking, skiing, ice skating, or sled-riding with your grandkids!

LifeProof Case $70 and up

Full review

Video demonstration

 

 Eco-Friendly Cell Phone Gloves

ISGLOVES

ISGLOVES from Fiett keep your hands warm and dry while enabling you to control any touch-screen device. Made from bamboo, conductive polyester, and spandex, ISGLOVES are thermo-regulating, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, lightweight, and flexible.

ISGLOVES $19 and up

Full review

Video demonstration

 

 Exercise Your Brain!

Zometool

Too cold or wet to exercise outside? Enjoy a mental workout with the incredibly fun Zometool® building kits. Zometool has been used by Nobel Prize winners, but don’t tell the grandkids that. Just have a great time together building while discovering laws of art and science.

Zoomtool $59 and up

Full review of Zoomtool Creator 1

Video demonstration

 

Stay active and have fun!

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Dan Nessel is the director of product reviews at DadDoes.com. Join Dad Does and read hands-on, brutally honest product reviews geared toward parents and grandparents.

 

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