The Wello health tracker doubles as an iPhone case, making it the first device to measure and record your vitals wherever you are. Put your fingers on the embedded sensors and get key readings — blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature and electrocardiography — with medical-grade accuracy. There’s even a spirometer attachment (currently included) that measures lung capacity. Wello syncs the data to the accompanying app on your phone via Bluetooth and connects to other fitness trackers such as Fitbit devices, so you can see all your data in one place. Available for iPhone 4s/5/5s and compatible with Android devices as a stand-alone unit. Pre-order while FDA approval is pending; expected to ship this fall. $199.
This cloud-based WiFi video monitoring system is ridiculously user-friendly: Just plug in the camera, connect to your WiFi network, name the camera, create a free account and start live streaming. You can view live HD video, receive alerts for motion and sound on your smartphone or other devices and drop in live to talk to people (or pets). The optional Cloud Recording service saves up to 30 days (720 hours) of continuous video, so you can review footage on your device and share clips with family and friends. Dropcam features a 130-degree field of view, zoom capability, two-way talk and night vision. $199.
Polaroid Socialmatic Camera
Polaroid’s iconic Instamatic meets the social media age in this zippy, innovative camera. The WiFi-enabled, Android-based Polaroid Socialmatic lets you connect with your favorite apps to share your photos instantly — or print them from the camera on ink-free 2-inch by 3-inch paper with ZINK Zero Ink printing technology for smudgeproof, water-resistant and tear-resistant photos. Equipped with a 14-megapixel main lens, an LED flash and a 4.5-inch touch screen, it’s destined to become another icon. Available this fall. Price TBD.
Plantronics Voyager Edge
This sleek, futuristic Bluetooth headset optimizes your voice and minimizes noise caused by wind and background sounds. It also supports wideband audio, making it compatible with smartphones enabled for HD Voice. Its responsive smart sensor technology redirects calls to your phone or headset, pauses music for incoming calls and automatically answers calls as you place the headset on your ear. It also syncs to your contacts so you can hear who’s calling without having to look at your screen. Simply say “answer” to take the call, or “ignore” to send it to voicemail. Its portable charging case enables 16 hours of talk time. $129.99.
Falling asleep in economy class can be a test of flexibility and patience, often depending on how tired you are. No matter how many ways your body contorts to sleep sitting upright, it’s hard to avoid the dreaded head drop, from little to no head support, that can easily jerk you (and your neighbor) awake.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Heathrow Airport built a “bespoke set of anti-drone systems” around its airfield. The system, created by U.K.-based firm Operational Solutions, detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace. The “new and innovative” system can also locate drone pilots and show their location.
New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Marriott International had a record 2019, marking seven straight years of record-breaking organic growth.
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A historic U.K., hotel, The Grand Hotel Birmingham is expected to open this summer after extensive renovations. One of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Grand Hotel Birmingham was originally constructed in the 1870s.