Whistle

Monitor your dog's daily activity and health with the sensor iPhone app

Nike Fuelband, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Flex—there’s no shortage of personal tech accessories to aid in the always popular search for the quantified self. But what about the number two in your life? Thankfully, there’s Whistle, an on-collar monitor to measure your pet’s activity. By working with an accompanying iPhone app, you’ll be able to track your little buddy’s daily regimen of walking, playing and resting. …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Dieter Rams' 620 chair comeback, Maharishi's Striking Suit, DNA portraits and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Vitsoe Lucky Vitsoe Known for distributing the universal shelving system designed by legendary designer Dieter Rams, Vitsoe has recently been granted the exclusive worldwide license to Rams modular 620 Chair. To celebrate the ingenious design’s 50th anniversary, Vitsoe has reengineered the classic seating element inside and out to make it as efficient and elegant as possible, while also reducing the price. 2. Best Made …

Fitbit Flex

The latest wearable activity monitor features a low-energy Bluetooth sync and streamlined design

Personal activity monitors are among the most common wearable computers, though their sophistication has advanced significantly since the days of the pager-like pedometer. The best of these devices have migrated from the hip to the wrist and offer highly detailed insight aimed to help people live healthier lives. Whether it’s through gamification with the Nike FuelBand or the rich visuals of the Jawbone UP, the …