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Bringing Style To Your Fitness Band – Meet ToryBurch For FitBit

July 15th, 2014 by Christen

As previewed earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas, the Tory Burch for FitBit collaboration is one step closer to bring fashionable fitness integration to women everywhere.  The exclusive collaboration between? Tory Burch and Fitbit transforms your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with a designer Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of the Tory Burch design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back. 



Tory Birch for FitBit

The Tory Birch for FitBit Metal Hinged Bracelet.



The Tory Burch for FitBit collection adds a little style and flair to the normally bland fitness band.  In case wearing the bracelet on your wrist isn’t your thing, Tory Burch has options for you!  You can also transform your tracker into a? super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with the Fret Pendant Necklace. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of our design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back. Suspended from a thin link chain, it looks polished while keeping the device comfortably close.


Tory Birch for FitBit

Tory Birch for FitBit Fret Pendant Necklace.


Want to get in on Tory Burch For FitBit collection?  The Fitbit Flex® with tracker is sold separately, so be prepared to shell out $195 for this designer bracelet accessory or $175 for the pendant with preorders today.  No word yet if the accessory will be available in retail stores.   If gold isn’t your thing, there are pink and blue silicone printed designer options as well available on



Do you own a fitness tracker by FitBit?  Would you add the Tory Burch for FitBit accessories to you daily style statement?  Share your thoughts on the price, design and idea of the Tory Burch for FitBit collection below.

RadioShack Wearable Technology Showcase With Fitbit and Sol Republic

February 10th, 2014 by Christen

There’s just something about RadioShack!  While in the midst of a re-imaging haul, RadioShack has rolled out more than 100 brand statement concept stores throughout the United States. These stores feature the new logo as well as completely redesigned interiors, a speaker wall where customers can shop and compare speakers, and interactive displays.  To celebrate the redesigned upper west side location, RadioShack invited out to check out some of the hottest tech in stores.


RS Front of Store


RadioShack believes that fitness can be fun and guests got to see and experience the latest wearable devices to keep them motivated and active in 2014 including the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker and the Fitbit Force Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband that measures personal metrics including real-time stats where you can monitor steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day.  [Checkout my experience with the Fitbit Force at CES earlier this year.]



Chatting with my FitBit friend Lindsay Cook about all of FitBit’s latest wearable technologies.


SOL REPUBLIC showcased their new Relay Headphones (coming in March) that are designed to keep up with you from running to the train to training for a run. It’s the only headphone you’ll need all day no matter what your day entails. The same way a cross-trainer shoe is used for various activities, Relays are designed to be a “crossover” headphone for all activities throughout the entire day.


Sol Republic

Sol Republic displays how easy it is to customize Sound Tracks that fit your personality and style.


SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS (launching at RadioShack in March):  Provides the same benefits as a sport headphone but with a modern lifestyle design and premium sound that complements your style all day long.  Unlike sports headphones, they don’t have the cumbersome clips or bands that take forever to put on properly and make them a huge fashion don’t anywhere outside the gym.  Relays are designed to keep up with you from running to the train to training for a run. It’s the only headphone you’ll need all day no matter what your day entails.  The same way a cross-trainer shoe is used for various activities, Relays are designed to be a “crossover” headphone for all activities throughout the entire day. Whether running, commuting, reading a kindle, skiing, while at work, commuting…RELAYS keeps up with you.



Checking out the Relays style, feel and sound quality inside of Radio Shack.


RadioShack is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs and is encouraging consumers to keep New Year’s wellness goals on track by offering a refined assortment of the latest digital fitness monitors, accessories and personalized solutions for every budget. And each product available at RadioShack stores and receives extensive field-testing and their trained in-store associates collaborate with consumers to make smart personal technology choices.


News One on TVOne Today: Gadgets, Apps and Websites To Keep Your Fitness On Track

January 21st, 2014 by Christen

In case you missed News One on TVOne this morning, I joined Roland Martin to discuss gadgets that’ll help you keep track of your new year’s resolutions on today’s FIT | LIVE | WIN segment.  According to by March – 65% of New Year’s resolutions fail or simply never get off the ground.  With ever-evolving technology, gadgets and resources available we’re going to take a look at the hottest wearable tools, smartphone apps and online resources to help keep you on track to your fitness goals.

Fitness Gadgets To Get You On Track

Fitbug Orb – Fitbug Orb with KiK can be worn anywhere and is your own digital coach and virtual trainer.  Fitbug’s new KiK Plans is a 12-week program created by dietary and fitness experts across various fields. The company will offer activation cards at retail stores or directly through, with plans starting at $19.99. It’s versatile, can be worn as a clip or a wristband and is a great addition to the wearable technology trend.  


Fitbit Force – Keep track of your activity and see your results wirelessly, right on your wrist.  The Force is the first-ever wristband fitness tracker to feature an OLED display and although it may sound like a small advancement, its inclusion is a huge addition.  In addition to the OLED display — which displays crisp, easy-to-read data — it has a lot of wristband fitness tracker firsts, including an altimeter (which measures steps climbed or hiked.)  Get all the information you need without plugging into an app.


Jawbone UP24 – Stay connected with your fitness, caloric intake and more with this unassuming wristband and accompanying app.  This Jawbone’s best activity tracker yet with sleep tracking, smart alarms and more you can keep informed of what impacts your lifestyle seemlessly while integrating the stylish and unassuming black or orange wristband in your daily wardrobe with ease. 

Apps To Keep Your Fitness Regimen On Track

Nike+ Running app lets you add friends for extra motivation, allows your FB friends to cheer you on and make use of PowerSongs to boost your run along. (iOS / Android)

MyFitnessPal app takes accountability to a new level.  It logs everything from food, water intake, and exercise regimen while keeping a community of family and friends in the know within the in app news feed. (iOS / Android)

7-minute workout app is the #1 fitness app in over 60 countries with high 7-intensity workouts from the comfort of your own home. (iOS / Android)

**BONUS (Did You Know:)  The Pandora app has specialty workout stations that will add a little spice to your stale workout playlist?  From 80’s cardio station feat. Michael Jackson and Madonna to a Rap Strength training station with Jay-Z and Lil Wayne – Pandora gives you the right musical options to stimulate your daily workout.


Health And Fitness Websites to Motivate Your Journey – Ditch the workout Dvds and never get bored with This site offers a variety of workouts from cardio, strength and dance classes to keep you motivated from your smartphone, tablet, computer or tv.  In addition to workouts it also hosts nutritional guidance plans and is offering a 30-day trial for free at – Helps in closing the gap in health and fitness disparities in the African American community via celebrity fitness news, healthy eating recipes, inspirational transformation stories and more. – Was created by Erika Kendall who lost over 150lbs BY HERSELF and now blogs about everything she’s learned along the way.  It’s a great site with insightful recipes, tested weight loss tips and opinions to help you on your journey to losing weight.


The new year resolution push is in full swing.  What smartphone apps, gadgets and websites are you using to keep you motivated towards your goals this year?  Share below.

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Accessories For Your Last Minute Gift Shopping

December 17th, 2012 by Analie

Every major gadget out there works better with accessories. Some of these accessories give us new ways to use our gadgets. Here is a list of great accessories that make great gifts and/or stocking stuffers.


Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset

Price: $99
A great gift for those who multi-task and need to be on the phone often. What separates this headset from the rest? It’s intuitive. It allows you to answer calls by simply putting the headset on your ear. It also decides whether to direct calls to your phone or headset.  When wearing the headset the Voyager Legend announces the call and allows you to say “answer” or “ignore”. It’s protected against rain, sweat and the inevitable coffee spill.

3M Privacy Filters

Price: $35+
A great gift for those who use their laptops in public often. It’s not easy keeping your screen private at a crowded starbucks or on a flight. 3M privacy filters keep the information visible only to the person directly in front of the monitor. The filter is reversible. Choose matte side for for anti-glare, or glossy side for increased clarity.


Fitbit Zip

Price: $60
If you know someone who will use 2013 to get into better shape; the Fitbit Zip is a great motivational gift. Tracking steps, distance and calories burned; this little fitness helper can help your giftee stay on track with his/her fitness goals. Available in a variety of colors; the fitbit zip is cute and useful. Sync daily achievements and challenge friends on fitness goals.

MyCharge Peak 6000

Price: $89.99
We have all been there! Our phone is about to die and there’s no power source. With the big screens and numerous features smartphones have; they aren’t going to last the entire day. The myCharge Peak 6000 is here to help. You can charge up to 3 devices at once. The Peak 6000 has built in prongs and USB charging ports. It also has a microUSB port and an Apple 30 pin port for easy charging of the most common devices.

iHome iD55 Portable iPad Dock

Price: $79.99
It’s extremely difficult to find an affordable iPad dock; let alone one that is portable. The iHome iD55 is the perfect solution. It charges your iPad while filling your room with music. With a nice sliding cover, the dock is easy to store. It operates on an AC adapter or four AA batteries.

Duo Pop “Appcessory” for Apple iPad

Price: $20
Take your iPad to the next level and include family and friends in on the fun. Download a variety of games from the Apple App Store and up to four players can participate. The games follow buzzer game rules; whoever knows the answer clicks their buzzer. Games include Guesstimation, Swoop, In The Know, and more!

Matrix Audio ONE Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $79.99
Small enough to fit in your bag; the ONE portable speaker is way more powerful than its size. With 45 millimeter drivers; the sound is filling and rich. Connect your media player via bluetooth and you can manage music and answer call with the controls on the speaker. You can enjoy up to 14 hours of playback on this very portable speaker.

Mophie Juice Packs for Smartphones

Price: $99.95
The Mophie juice pack is an easy gift to love! Nearly doubling your battery life; the Mophie juice pack doesn’t get in your way when charging on the go. The case is thin and can provide you with up to 32 hours of music, 8 hours of video playback and 9 hours of web-browsing. Don’t forget the juice pack also serves as a protective case. Two wins with this gift!

Duo Gamer Controller for iPad

Price: $39.99
If you know someone that actively games on his/her iPad; you should consider getting them the Duo Gamer. It also works on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Duo Gaming controller has two analog joysticks, directional pad, four buttons, and two trigger buttons. There are several Gameloft games that go great with the Duo Gamer!

Samsung Chromebook

Price: $250
The Samsung Chromebook features fast booting technology and built-in apps to get everyday work done quickly. Weighing less than 2.5 pounds; you can take the Samsung Chromebook anywhere and everywhere. When purchasing the chromebook you get 12 free passes for Gogo in-air internet (to use when flying).



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