4 Ways Your Cellphone Might Be Making You Ugly



Our cellphones have become so vital to our daily lives. Research has shown that the average person checks their phone 85 times a day and that we spend a total of five hours using our cellphones to browse the web or use apps. For many, our smartphone is the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we check at bedtime. Although quick glances at our phone may seem harmless, it can in fact be affecting us physically, mentally and emotionally. We caught up with some experts who help explain the ugly side of excessive cellphones use.

Ugly posture.

When we look down at our cellphones we are straining our necks and slouching our shoulders. Doing this can cause some serious damage to our overall posture even leading us to lose up to an inch to an inch and a half of height. “I see up to 10 patients a week complaining of severe neck and shoulder pain. When asked how often they use their phones the typical response is all the time. When pain becomes chronic and severe, surgery has to be considered,” explains Dr. Richard Samperisi, CoFounder of Campus Chiropractic Center at Florida International University & Functional Medicine Practitioner.

Ugly eye strain, bags and wrinkles.

Not only can staring at your phone all day cause serious neck and shoulder pain, the extreme use of our phones is leading to various eye conditions such as blurred vision, eye strain, headaches and dry eyes as well as to a condition they like to call “tech neck.” For those concerned with cosmetics and eye appearance constant squinting leads to wrinkles and under eye bags. New Bern, North Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. John Zannis explains that a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures that address under eye bags, drooping and sagging usually range from 5 – $10,000 with a recovery time of up to 2 weeks. He’s also seen a rise in complaints about neck lines and wrinkling skin attributed to excessive cell phone use.

Ugly skin.

Are you constantly struggling with breakouts around your cheeks or chin? Instead of blaming hormones, junk food or a bad skincare routine consider looking at the device in your hand. “Our cellphones are filled with bacteria. We are continuously touching them with dirty hands, throwing them in our bags, stuffing them in our pockets or putting them on counter tops. Then without even thinking twice we put our phones right up to our ears where all of that bacterium from those dirty areas wreak havoc on our face,” offers Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kaly Papantoniou.  She suggests frequently wiping the phone screen and using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to rid bacteria from building up.

Ugly Manners

We see people at restaurants who are more focused on snapping a pic of their meal than enjoying each other’s company. Our persistent use of our cellphones can be affecting our relationships with the people and world around us. “When we focus more on our digital lives rather than the individuals we are with; we are not only giving off the impression that we do not care about what they have to say, we are also letting valuable and meaningful moments pass us by,” explains Dr. Sanam Hafeez a New York City based neuropsychologist and teaching faculty at Columbia University. She suggests putting the phone down and even going cell free twice a week.

Give it a try and see how cutting down on your phone use can also cut down on the ugly.


About the doctors:

Dr. Richard J. Samperisi, DC, of Miami, Florida, is a New York Native who completed his Doctoral studies at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. His post-doctoral education focuses on functional medicine and clinical nutrition. 

Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board-certified plastic surgeon and best selling author. A graduate of Stanford University and The University of Cincinnati Medical College, he received his formal training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Connect with him via twitter @JohnZannisMD or his website www.zannisplasticsurgery.com  

Dr. Kaleroy (Kally) Papantoniou is a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  She is also a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Health Center in New York City. Connect with Dr. Papantoniou via twitter @DrPapantoniou or her website www.DrPapantoniou.com

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or at www.comprehendthemind.com


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Turbo ExtremeSteam – Great for your home and wardrobe



Let me confess something to you – we don’t own and iron or even and ironing board. We had them when we were first married (20 years ago), but we hated to use them. When we had things that needed to be ironed they would just sit in a pile in the corner of the bedroom for weeks at a time. I hated to iron, and so did my husband. It’s a boring, mundane, tedious task.

When we purchase clothes we make sure to buy things that won’t easily wrinkle. We also hang things up the very moment they come out of the dryer to avoid wrinkles. We have gone so far as to dampen wrinkled things and pop them back in the dryer to get rid of wrinkles.

So far our tactics have worked OK, but there are times when we really need to have an iron. Especially when there is no time to put something in the dryer.

There is another way to get rid of wrinkles that is super quick and easy to do. It’s called the Turbo ExtremeSteam.

Turbo ExtremeSteam

The Turbo ExtremeSteam is a lightweight, handheld steamer. We have owned other steamers in the past but they are big, bulky and awkward to use. The Turbo ExtremeSteam was made to be quick and convenient. It even heats up and is ready to go in as little as 40 seconds.

Not only is the Turbo ExtremeSteam a must have for keeping your clothing wrinkle free (and getting out existing wrinkles), it can also be used around your home to clean and disinfect things like curtains, pillows and pet beds.

Not sure if steaming is for you? Take a look some quick facts on why it could change up your entire routine.

To Steam or Not to Steam?

  • Steaming is extremely time and cost efficient. It’s the fast way to wrinkle-free garments, so, no need to waste time and spend money on dry cleaning.
  • Unlike dry cleaning, steaming is green and clean. It only uses heated water, so no chemicals are required.
  • It’s gentle on fabrics. Your clothes and home fabrics don’t like the heavy chemicals used in dry cleaning. It makes them weak and sad. Steaming keeps them strong and happy.
  • It’s easier! Who likes hauling out cumbersome ironing boards?
  • Tough on critters. Kills them and prevents them. Bye-bye dust mites and bed bugs. Hello safe, clean furniture and mattresses.
  • A fresh perspective. Steaming de-wrinkles and refreshes drapes, curtains, upholstery and more – you don’t even have to take anything off rods!

I do enjoy getting the wrinkles out of our curtains. I used to just leave them (as pathetic as that sounds). My son uses a tie to hold back the curtains in his room and they get really wrinkled. I have yet to think of a better alternative. I hated out horrible it would make the curtains look. With the Turbo ExtremeSteam I can quickly and easily remove those wrinkle, leaving them perfectly smooth looking, just the way I like it.

We have numerous pet bed, a cat tree and even our loveseat (aka – “The hair chair”) is covered in pet hair and who knows what else. We can wash some of them (they have slip covers) but not the pillow/padding. That is why I love using the Turbo ExtremeSteam to fresh up our pet’s things and kill any creepy crawlies that might have made home on them (or in them). Plus I think the steam helps to freshen them up and make them smell a bit better. I’m all for anything that helps with pet odors.

Pet Beds

SOME of our pet beds – we have more!

Unlike other steamers, this one is so easy to use. Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, turn it on and in 40 seconds you are ready to start steaming.

I believe one take of water will last for about 15 minutes of steaming. I have never steamed that long in one shot so I am not 100% positive. I also remove the water when not in use.

Conair Steamer

This is hand held and you can take it where you need to steam, providing that there is an outlet near by to plug it in. When I need to steam something where there is no outlet I bring the item/items closer to an outlet so I can use the steamer.

The steamer is safe with most fabrics. When in doubt I would test on a very small, inconspicuous area first and foremost. So far I have not had any issues.

There are also attachments for the steamer.

  • Silicone band to pull fabric taut
  • Delicate fabric spacer to protect trims and safely steam fine fabrics
  • Bristle brush to ensure steam penetrates the fibers for the perfect press, even on heavy fabric.
Bristle brush attachment

Bristle brush attachment

I use the bristle brush attachment on the furniture to help grab any pet hair I might have missed. I ALWAYS “brush” the furniture with a special pet hair brush that we use, but just in case I missed something I like to use the bristle brush attachment (I just make sure to remove all the hair from it so it doesn’t end up on our clothes or curtains).

There is even a special piece on the steam to help create the most perfect pleats for your pants. My husband uses that from time to time on his work pants. It’s funny because his work pants lost their creases (pleats) after he wore and washed them many times. Being able to put pleats back in them again they look like new pants.


I like that it can stand up on it’s own when not being used.

I’ve also use the steamer to fresh up things we bring up from our basement storage. Things in the basement tend to pick up that “basement smell.” Using the streamer helps to get rid of a bit of that smell.

So far we have put this to great use. Even my teenagers use it from time to time.

The Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam is available at www.Target.com and Target Retail Locations. You might be able to find it at other retail locations too.

The product has a retail price of $59.99.

For more information about this and other Conair products visit Conair.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on their website.

I’ll leave you with this video from Conair that showcases this amazing product.



*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Get ready to “Charge It Forward” with myCharge (giveaway ends 7/1/16)


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Has this ever happened to you – you need to make an emergency phone call or you want to snap pictures of something amazing on your smartphone, and the battery is just about dead? It’s a horrible thing to have to experience, especially when you have no way to charge your device.

This has happened to me more times than I care to remember. The worse experience was when I was at the airport after taking a “red eye” flight from L.A. back home. It was the middle of the night and I needed to locate my car service driver. My phone was dead and I didn’t think to pack the power chord to charge it. I also had no change, so I couldn’t make a call on the payphone. I had to call my husband collect and have him be the “middle man” between me and the car service driver. It was a nightmare!

An interesting survey done in 2015 from Deloitte found that people in the United States across all age groups check their phones an average of 46 times per day. WOW! That is a lot. It’s no wonder that smartphone batteries are constantly drained of power and people are always searching for a power cord and outlet.

Do you check our phone that many times per day?

myCharge, a leading portable power bank manufacturer, hopes to lend a helping hand the next time anyone finds themselves with a low battery and an urgent need to send a text or make a call with its new Charge It Forward campaign.


I’m sure you have heard of “pay it forward,” where someone does something nice for you and in return, you do something nice for someone else. Charge if Forward is sort of the same thing but instead of doing good deeds, you are providing someone with power to charge their device so that they are able to take those special pictures or make that important phone call.

Over the next several months, myCharge will be releasing free, specially marked portable chargers. myCharge power teams will hand out over 25,000 chargers at 12 events across the United States with one simple ask, that everyone use the devices then pass them on the next time they come across someone with a low battery and no way to charge it.

To encourage people to do the right thing and pass on the charger instead of keeping it, each Charge It Forward device will be marked with a unique number. Texting that number will direct the person in possession of the charger to a website where they will join that particular charger’s team. Teams will be able to track how far their charger has traveled on the website. And, each month the team whose charger travels the furthest distance will be eligible to win amazing prizes including trips, chargers and gift cards. One lucky individual will also be randomly awarded $1,000 at the end of the year for “charging it forward.”

The Charge It Forward event schedule includes stops at:

  • The Belmont Stakes – June 9 – June 11, 2016 in Belmont, NY
  • Rock the Garden – June 18, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN
  • CE Week – June 21 – June 23, 2016 in New York City
  • Summerfest – July 6 – July 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI
  • The Beats Run – July 15, 2016 in Seattle, WA
  • The NASCAR Brickyard Race – July 23 – July 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Hood to Coast – August 26 – August 27, 2016 in Portland, OR
  • Cincinnati Reds Game – September 2, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Stanford vs. USC Football Game – September 17, 2016 in Stanford, CA
  • Chicago Marathon – October 9, 2016 in Chicago, IL
  • Tennessee vs. Alabama Football Game – October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, TN

“That feeling of dread when you look down at your phone and see a low battery alert, knowing that you have no cables, adapters or a portable charger on hand, is something we have all experienced. In today’s world being cut off from technology for a few minutes or hours means missing out on something, which leaves us all running for outlets or asking strangers for a charge on a regular basis,” said myCharge VP of Marketing, Julie Pickens. “We want the Charge It Forward campaign to help people out when they are in a power pinch, and we hope that we will get to hear some great stories along the way like a family being able to connect in an emergency or someone being able to deliver good news like the birth of a baby or a new job. By empowering people to do a little good by passing on a charger they got for free, we anticipate that those who are touched by the gesture will want to do a little good of their own.”

What a fun idea! I love this. I especially like how you are able to track the charger you passed on to see how far it goes and that you can win prizes too.

Each charger that is part of the Charge it Forward campaign will feature a special sticker so you are able to recognize them. Here are some examples.


Here is a bit more information about myCharge.

myCharge, innovators in portable power create the ultimate portable power solutions for anyone, anywhere who needs to stay charged. Incorporating the highest quality components, cutting-edge design, and smart technologies, myCharge responds to the latest technological advances by providing products dedicated to restoring everyday balance and fulfilling consumer needs in today’s on-the-go, always connected, digital society.

If you are interested in learning more about this fun campaign visit myCharge.com. There you can also learn more about myCharge devices and more.

You can also check out the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

Razor Ultra

To get you excited about this campaign, myCharge would like to give five (5) lucky readers a Razor Ultra* powerbank ($99.99 value) that you can use to charge your smartphone, tablet or other devices. You can keep it for yourself, or you are welcome to Charge it Forward. *ONE  (1) Razor Ultra per winner. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winners will be contacted via email and will need to reply promptly (no later than June 1st) or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. myCharge is supplying the prizes. 

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Be prepared when you travel this summer with the RAVPower Portable Car Jump & more


Summer Road Trip

What are your summer plans? Are you planning a “staycation” and hanging out at home, or are you planning on a lot of traveling? My family and are planning another summer at home. It’s hard to go too far or be away from home too long because of our pets (two of which need medications). The furthest we’ll go this summer is the New Jersey shore (ocean/beach) and the Dutchess County Fair upstate.

If you are planning on driving this summer make sure you are prepared. The last thing you want to have happen is a dead car battery, or even worse, breaking down and unable to call for help because your phone battery died and you don’t have a way to charge it.

Many summers ago (decades ago!), my extended family went on a family trip to Massachusetts. We packed ourselves into two cars. On our way there one of the cars broke down (it’s been decades, I don’t remember exactly what was wrong). This was long before cellphones. We had to wait for a Police officer to call for a tow.

When the tow truck driver arrived we had to pile into one car. There were people sitting on other people’s laps and children sitting on the floor. There was no way we’d all fit.

My cousin, who was about 12 at the time, volunteered to ride with the tow truck driver.

For some odd reason no one thought to ask the tow truck driver where he was going with the car (and my cousin!). We had to drive from repair shop to repair shop looking for them. When we finally found them my poor cousin was traumatized. He thought he was never going to see us again.

It was that experience from my childhood that makes me think twice before going on a long car trip as an adult. I always make sure I’m well prepared in case of an emergency.


Sometimes all a car might need is a simple jump start. If you happen to be in an isolated area where few people travel, finding someone to give you a jump might not be that easy. Thank goodness for the RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter. This 3-in-1 product is a combination of power bank, car jump starter, and LED flashlight. It has a huge capacity of 14000mAh (start the car up to 20 times.) making it ideal for car travelling and the outdoors.

The brand even took precautions to protect your safety with multiple advanced safety protections including the jump cable smart chip protect you and prevent short circuit, over charge, over current, over discharge, and reverse connection.

The RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter will jump most 12v battery cars.

I was sent a set to review. Since owning the product I have not had a chance to test it out on a dead car battery. We have three cars in our family (mine, my husband and our daughter’s) and no one had a need for it.


I wanted to see what others had to say about using the RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter to jump start a car, so I checked out the product’s reviews on Amazon. The products has 4.7 out of a possible 5 stars. That is impressive.

I read what people had to say about using it to jump a vehicle and almost every review I read about that gave the product positive reviews. It will jump start a car and often you get multiple jump out of the unit before it needs to be recharged.

The RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter holds it’s charge for a very long time too. You could easily keep this in your car for months without having to recharge it. That is great because you never know when you’ll need it. It’s not like you know ahead of time you’ll need it so you remember to charge it. It’s always unplanned for, therefore it’s good to know you can charge this and leave it in your car for months and not have to worry about it.

I would recommend making note on your calendar to check it and recharge it if needed every few months.

In addition to being able to jump start a vehicle, the  RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter has USB ports that allows you to charge other devices such as a smartphone, tablet or even your GPS system.


Now there no worries about your cellphone losing power in the event of an emergency. Simply plug it into the  RAVPower Portable Car Jump Starter and charge it up so you can call for help.

This would also be handy for people who love to camp. You can use this to charge your tablet so you can watch movies or play games (things that don’t require WiFi).

The charger is very well made, small in size and portable.

This product is a “must have” if you plan on travelling this summer, or any time of the year. It’s also great for people who commute to work, or even teenagers who go away to college. It would also make a great, practical gift.

RAVPower makes many other products that help you charge your devices and more.

Car Charger

RAVPower has a small, slim 24w mini car charger with iSmart technology. I was also sent this to review.

I have other car chargers, but this one has a really nice look and feel to it. Unlike my other chargers, this one has a dual port so you can charge more than one device at a time. This is a MUST when traveling with my teenagers. It’s the “end of the world” if we are driving some where and their cellphones lose power. They used to have to fight over who got to charge their phone first. With dual charging ports my kids can charge their phones at the same time. All we need are dual plugs (which I usually have in my car).


I wouldn’t say this charger changes lightening fast, but I do get more of a charge using it on my way to work than I do with my other chargers. I have used it several times driving to my afternoon job and I get the same results (give or take). It charges much more than the other chargers do.

If you would like to learn more about these or other RAVPower devices visit RAVPower.com.

The brand sells their products on Amazon.com. Simply do a product search for “RAVPower.” Most of their products appear to be Prime eligible which means FREE 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members.

What do you think about these products? Do you think they are “must haves” when traveling?



*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Enjoy your music on the go with Wraps – wearable ear buds



Do you enjoy listening to music? Most people do. Some people more than others.

I love listening to music when I drive, or when I am at home either working or cleaning. My kids on the other hand always have ear buds in their ears listening to their music on Spotify or Pandora.

I’m not a fan of ear buds. I don’t like how they feel in my ear. I prefer the over the head type of headphones. They may be bigger and more cumbersome, but I find them more comfortable to use.

My kids love ear buds and won’t use anything else.

I seem to be constantly buying new ear buds for my kids. Either they leave them lying around and the cats chew on them, or they misplace them. They have also left them in their pant pockets and have been washed, left in their friend’s cars and dropped on the bus. We can never seem to keep them around my home. Something is always happening to them.

My son is currently using ear buds that he has not lost as of yet. That is because when not in use the ear buds are worn on his wrist like a bracelet. The ear buds are from a company called Wraps.

Wraps are ear buds that wrap around your wrist when not in use and double as a fashionable bracelet for both men and women, boys and girls.

Wraps ear buds are used the same way as any other ear bud. You pop one end into your music source and the buds into your ears. When you are finished using them simply wrap them around your wrist and you have yourself a nice bracelet.

Here is my son’s Wraps ear buds wrapped on his wrist.

My Wraps ear buds

The ear buds are made very well. Unlike other ear buds that are made out of thin wires that can easily break, the Wraps ear bud are  made with a thicker material, making them withstand daily use and hold up much better.

They are also less likely to get tangled, which is a pet peeve of my kids.

These eye-catching headphones – tuned by world-renowned British Audio sound engineers – deliver crystal-clear, high-quality sound. When you’re not jamming out, wrap them around your wrist and wear it as a stylish bracelet to give your outfit a little something extra.

My son tells me that they are comfortable to wear.

When worn on the wrist, the unique patented slider system keeps the lightweight matte heads, slider and jack plug all connected together for a secure compact fit. The cables are kept in perfect alignment which is how they remain tangle-free.


Celebs give Wraps a thumbs up too! Wraps was recently featured the Grammy Awards! They were also at the MTV European Music Awards last year and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has been sporting them at the airport and during jam sessions ever since.

These are great for listening to your music on-the-go. You don’t have to worry about misplacing or breaking your ear buds. And when not in use you have a stylish bracelet to go with whatever you are wearing.

Here are some additional images of Wraps in use taken from the Wraps website.




Wraps are available in a variety of colors and styles. They range in price from $21.99 for the basic Wrap to $38.99 for leather and beaded Wraps.

I love this idea. My son has not lost these nor have they broken. They have probably lasted longer than any other ear bud he’s ever used. He is also very pleased with them. My teen daughter has even requested that we get her a pair for her birthday.

If you would like to learn more about Wraps ear buds you can visit their official website, MyWraps.com.

What do you think about Wraps? Do they look like something you’d like to own?



*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Keep on track with the Mio FUSE health monitor


feet on a bathroom scale - isolated


I will admit that I am not a very active person. I’m not a “couch potato,” but I’m not one to get overly physically active either.

My exercise of choice is walking. I do a lot of it with my job.

Not too long ago I picked up counter to help me see how many steps I make on a daily basis. My goal is 10,000 – which is the recommended number of steps we should all make daily. I got close only once (9,834 steps). I’m determined to reach my 10,000 steps goal.

I have looked into health monitors in the past – specifically the kind that you wear. Most just look too obvious, or they are too complicated to use.

I was recently introduced to a health monitor called Mio FUSE.

Mio FUSE, is a waterproof wrist-based heart rate, sleep and activity tracker that completely eliminates the need for those bulky and uncomfortable chest straps. The heart rate monitor also works with the Mio GO App (available for Android and iOS) to monitor progress overtime or analyze individual workout data (max heart rate, steps, speed, pace, distance, time and calories burned).

MIO Fuse 1

This sounded interesting to me. I like the idea of knowing what my heart rate is. The walking I normally do is at a casual pace. I know for health reasons I need to get my heart rate to go up. My doctor tells me that all the time. My little step tracker doesn’t tell me anything more than how many steps I took.

The Mio FUSE is more than just a step tracker and heart rate monitor. It also tells time (like a regular watch), sleep, calories, distance, pace and goal. In order to track your sleep you need to update the software for the product. I have not done that as of yet. I’ve mostly focused on the other things the monitor can do.

Set up was easy. There is a video and more information on how to set it up on the Mio site (MioGlobal.com/SetUp). Simply select your device (Mio offers several different monitors/trackers) and take it from there.

I’m “technologically challenged” at times and I was able to set up the Mio Fuse with no problem.

The Mio Fuse does stand out a bit – meaning it is noticeable, but it’s not as bad as other, similar products. It could pass as a bracelet in a way. Or a fashionable watch (it does tell time).

Displaying the time - the display is clear it just looks fuzzy in the photo because it displays just for a few seconds and my camera wasn't steady enough.

Displaying the time – the display is clear it just looks fuzzy in the photo because it displays just for a few seconds and my camera wasn’t steady enough.

A concern of mine was that it wouldn’t fit or it would be too snug. I have a thick wrist. I was happy to see that the band for the Mio FUSE is very generous and fit my wrist perfectly. It’s even easy to get on and take off.

When you are not tracking your numbers the Mio FUSE is completely black (nothing is displayed). When you want to check your numbers you simply touch the sides of it and a digital display appears. You use the invisible buttons on the sides to scroll back and forth through the various options.

I like that you touch it instead of buttons. It gives it a more sleek look that way.

Learning about my heart rate was a bit tricky. I wasn’t sure what my target range should be. I had to look it up. I found on the American Heart Association website that my average heart rate should be between 170-175. My goal range should be 85-149. I’m in between ages on the chart that I found, that is why I used the range (I should fall some where in those ranges).

The Mio FUSE has showed me that I have not been working out my heart like I should. The only time I find that I am around my target range is when I am walking up the stairs where I live (we have six flights of stairs to walk up/down). Knowing this has made me try and walk a bit brisker when I am at work. It’s helping. My heart rate is slowing inching towards my goal range. I’m not there yet, but the monitor is helping me to see how much closer I am getting.

Mio FUSE charger - the device connects with the plug via a magnet.

Mio FUSE charger – the device connects with the plug via a magnet.

I like that I can glance at the numbers – even at work – quickly and easily. I am not allowed to use my cellphone at work, but the Mio FUSE is not a problem at all since I only need to glance at it for a few seconds.

I neglected to mention that there is a FREE app you will need to download for the Mio FUSE as well. It’s a handy app that helps to keep you on track too. There are very options that you can set up so that you are getting the most out of your Mio FUSE.

If you are would like to learn more about Mio FUSE you can visit the Mio website at www.MioGlobal.com. This tracker/monitor retails for $129. Mio offers other trackers/monitors which might be more budget friendly.

You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about Mio FUSE? Does it sound like a product you would like to have?

Do you keep track of your steps, heart rate and so forth?

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*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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