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Heart rate monitor, accurate, waterproof for the fitness enthusiasts

When it comes to your health, everything is important, but your heart has to be on top of the list.

The Scosche Rhythm24 waterproof armband heart rate monitor features technology with green and yellow optical sensors, which provide accurate measurements for people with any skin tone to maximize their workouts.

Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts will love the precision biometrics, which monitors your heart during workouts. Five modes are for running, cycling, swimming, heart-rate only and heart rate variability. Multi-modes include duathlon and triathlon

It has a 24-hour battery life with an onboard 3 LED light battery indicator and works with most smartphones or tablets to relay the recorded information.

Bluetooth sends the recorded health data to smartphones or tablets. According to Scosche, it’s compatible with more than 200 of the most popular fitness apps, such as RunKeeper, Map My Fitness, Strava and fitness apps that support Bluetooth Smart.

The Scosche rhythm sync app displays your heart rate, battery level and alerts you of software and firmware updates. HealthKit integration helps store your heart rate data.

You can have the data relayed wirelessly while keeping your mobile device up to 100 feet away.

Other features include 5 heart rate zone indications and onboard memory with up to 13 hours of training time,

The armband is worn on the upper end of your arm, just below the elbow with a quick-locking armband. You have choices of black, blue, gray, green, pink, purple and teal for the interchangeable armband. With the Rhythm24 there’s no need for chest straps.

The waterproof rating of IP68 certified allows the Rhythm24 to remain on you for showers and swims. Just don’t take it below 10-feet of water.

www.Scosche.com $99.99 for the Rhythm24, extra armbands are $14.99 each


One of my favorite companies, Cave Tools, has launched three new products for grilling enthusiasts.

The Marinade Meat Injector kit ($21.99) makes adding flavor to meat as simple as giving it a shot. It’s made with rustproof 304 stainless steel and includes three marinade needles for injecting flavor into you’re grilling choices including chicken, turkey, beef, pork, and brisket.

With the marinade needles, your choices are a large 6-inch, a 12 hole 6-inch (for liquid marinades) and a 3-inch precision tip needle for smaller meats.

The barrel has air-tight suction and an easy release of up to 2.3-ounces of marinade. On the side is a clear plastic measurement window, which is great to not only show you how much is left but to also help portion the marinade injections.

The one-size-fits-all BBQ Grilling Glove oven mitts ($24.99) are made with aramid kevlar and silicone on the outside and are heat resistant up to 662-degrees Fahrenheit so you should be safe from burning your hands. Extended cuffs are built on the gloves to protect your forearms

A polycotton inner liner makes them a comfortable fit and when they need a cleaning, warm water will do the trick or just put them in the washing machine.

When the gloves are on, you have full flexibility for removing pots, pans or meats from the grill safely and burn-free.

Finally, the Pellet Tube Wood Smoker Box ($17.99) works with any smoker or grill for adding a smoky flavor to any meat and meal. It’s also built with rust-free 304 stainless steel and has a horizontal design for evenly distributing the smoky flavor.

It lasts up to 8 hours before a refill of new wood pellets is needed.

Like all Cave Tool grilling products, you get 25 professional barbecue recipes free, which include step by step instructions and detailed grilling tutorial videos. Cave Tools also offers a lifetime satisfaction guarantee, which will allow a return for a full money-back refund.



Contact Gregg Ellman at greggellman@mac.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman

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