Your App Lady – The Podcast EP 21: Smart Glasses and Timers

Your App Lady 

Show Notes

Series 1 Episode 21

Welcome to series 1 episode 21 of the Your App Lady Podcast!

All about apps and tech that I love and use every day.

On each episode, I’ll talk about recent tech news, recommend apps that I use myself and leave you with a great tech tip.

Tech News

Activity Tracking Smart Glasses by Level

They track your steps, calories burned, distance and the total activity time, which is very similar to what most other activity trackers do. There’s also Bluetooth for connecting with a companion app, plus a battery that lasts about five days in between charges. Also on the left temple is a microUSB charging port hidden inside the hinge.

The app has a few uses beyond just activity tracking as well. You can also use it to connect with friends and, perhaps my favorite, find your misplaced frames with a “Find My Glasses” feature

“As proud as we are of the technology and the platform, we also knew that to be considered truly ‘smart,’ these frames had to be beautiful and well designed,”

For more information:

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/22/level-activity-tracking-glasses-launch/

App of the Week: Timers 

Having a timer at your fingertips can encourage its use.  We often need encouragement to focus.  If you plan to work, write, meditate, or exercise for a certain number of minutes, it is easier to get through the task without becoming distracted if you set a timer.

My Recommendations:

Clock on Your Device

The built-in clock on your phone should have a timer function.  On the iPhone, you can set the buzzer for a variety of different sounds, including songs that you own through iTunes.

Time Timer by Time Timer LLC

Available for Android and iOS

Time Timer is a great timer app for kids or adults who need a visual timer.  This app is based on a physical product (also called the Time Timer) that has been used in classrooms for years. The app shows a visual representation of a clock face using a colored disk that increases as the timer counts down. The app is customizable and timers can be saved and reused.

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