Jawbone Up (Original)

Summary:  A fashion forward, wrist-based fitness and activity tracker that is tied to a mobile-only framework, but integrated with multiple fitness partner applications and services.  While it has no on-screen readout, it provides many of the standard capabilities for fitness trackers, such as steps taken, distance moved, sleep quality, and calories burned.   Intended Market: Individuals who…

Mentor Minute: HP ElitePad 900

Our first Mentor Minute has been posted – well, Mentor Three Minutes.  🙂  It’s a quick overview of the HP’s ElitePad 900 Tablet.  Complete with multiple sleeves for extra battery life and ports, the HP ElitePad 900 is a slower device that runs a full version of Windows 8/8.1 Pro with substantial battery life. To…

FitBit One: Tracking on the Hip for a Unique Experience

Summary:  A small clip-on, wireless movement tracker designed to track steps walked or ran and sleep cycles to bring greater visibility of daily activity levels. This type of tracker is most appropriate for individuals who prefer to wirelessly track sleep, food intake, and any exercise which uses the legs to help them achieve higher fitness goals.…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Summary:  Though not the most recent device, the Note 3 still provides a powerful stylus + large smartphone combination that appeals to members of a small, but vocal minority of smartphone users.  Succeeded only in October of 2014 by the more recent Note 4, the Galaxy Note 3 retains most of the unique characteristics of…