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Smart Home and Fitness Black Friday Deals
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Ring’s newest Video Doorbell brings more of a modern edge to the series—it’s got a slimmer design, and the company says it’s the best video quality in a battery-powered video doorbell. The company also included color night vision and a removable, rechargeable battery in this version. Our full review is underway, so we can’t give a final verdict, but this is the best price we’ve seen, and we have a good impression after a few days of using it.
The Ecobee Smart Thermostat voice control ability for $ 50 off, which isn’t the largest sale we’ve ever seen, but it’s worthwhile if you’ve been considering an upgrade. We like that the Ecobee has motion sensors because the more data a smart thermostat has about your activities and home efficiency, the better it can regulate comfort and save you money.
The Fitbit Charge (7/10 WIRED Recommend) is still our favorite fitness tracker for most users. There’s a larger black-and-white screen than previous versions, now with a touch-sensitive area on the side that lets you swipe through menus.
The Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 is a nice device that can wirelessly charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods, or wireless charging case all at once. The Apple Watch dock flips up for a more Nightstand-style use.
The Whoop Band 4.0 is an interesting fitness wearable. It’s not for everyone, but we like it. The hardware is paid for with a $30 monthly membership, and it’s like hiring a personal trainer. Whoop will track your output throughout the day, and tell you how hard you should push yourself during workouts, when to rest, and give you other recovery advice. The company says that other personal devices may claim to be able to do this, Whoop is constantly monitoring metrics on apps that are known to be candid. At this price, it’s definitely worth considering.
The Rebel Desk Treadmill is a good option for someone who wants to get a workout in before or after work—much like the NordicTrack, it has a desktop that comes with the treadmill, making it a standing or walking desk as well. It syncs wirelessly with your Fitbit, to give you a recording of how many steps you take in a day. Even when it’s not in use it looks pretty inconspicuous, which can be great for anyone who doesn’t want the treadmill always on display.
Wellness Black Friday Deals
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The 23andMe Health + Ancestry. Insights on more of your health and ancestry are available with the Health kit, which includes a revamped health predisposition reports. This will help you better understand your genetics and how they might affect your risk for certain health problems. WIRED’s primary hesitation with 23andMe has always been privacy. 23andMe currently lets anyone opt in to a data pool that will not only benefit you but also helps researchers looking for patterns within the genetic code. It’s a personal choice, but definitely within the realm of, “understand what you’re getting yourself into.”
The Puffy Active is a surprising take on the traditional weight blanket—just look at that aerobic stripe! Unlike the beads in traditional weight blankets, Puffy’s is filled with a bouncy no-glue foam, more akin to the comfortable and wealthily cool form of Puffy’s Experience pillow. We liked the blanket, but spinal issues would have to watch for possible pressure point stress.
The Sonos Move smart speaker gives you great sound that’s portable and has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. It’s rain- and drop-resistant. This isn’t a new low for the speaker, but at $ 100 off, it’s worthwhile if you’ve been considering an upgrade.