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Toys ‘N Tech: Winter Fun and Fitness


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


 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


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
®. 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 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!


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!


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.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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