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.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Plant Riverside District, also known as Savannah’s Entertainment District, is officially dedicating a park to Martin Luther King, Jr. Located on the Savannah riverfront, Plant Riverside District will hold a ceremony to unveil a commissioned bronze monument dedicated to the late Civil Rights leader.
Nayara Alto Atacama, in Chile’s Atacama Desert, recently launched private plane transfer service for guests, allowing up to eight people to depart Santiago and fly directly to San Pedro de Atacama aerodrome in one hour and 50 minutes. Previously, guests would have to fly two hours to Calama, followed by a one-hour, 20-minute drive to Nayara Alto Atacama. The new private jet option saves guests 90 minutes of transfer time each way.
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For guests wanting the ultimate VIP experience at this year’s Super Bowl, QuintEvents offers an exclusive opportunity. Guests can choose from a variety of QuintEvents’ offers to not only have a seat at the game but also to enjoy cocktails, chef-prepared dishes with legendary football hall of famers like Dan Marino, and a stay at a luxury premium hotel with a beachside option.
Introduced and managed by Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, Sonesta Select and Sonesta Simply Suites celebrated their first anniversary since launching in December 2020. Responsible for almost 2,500 new hires in the last year, Sonesta Simply Suites and Sonesta Select allowed Sonesta as a whole to become one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in the United States.
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