The $159 ultraflexible Withings Body Scale, once the pinnacle of home weight measurement, is losing its edge in the face of better competition.
It looks like a regular analog watch, and that's because it is on the outside: Withings' clever spin on a smartwatch buries all its tech under the surface, and offers up long battery life and a waterproof design to boot.
The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor makes comprehensive garden care as easy as possible, but for those willing to be more hands-on, it's not worth the cost.
If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.
Despite a few design quibbles, the Withings Pulse is one of the best wireless pedometers to date.
A new wristband and new firmware improve the Pulse and make it a true fitness band, but it's not a big leap forward over last year.
The Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 from Withings measures your heart rate as well as your body fat and weight.
Though the Kobo Wireless eReader is a serviceable e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi, it's worth spending the extra money to get the Kindle or the Nook instead.
On today's show: a successful scale test run for a commercial sub-orbital space flight company; a man previously paralyzed moves his hand with his thoughts through new technology; and an artist uses Wi-Fi signal strength to create art.
Rich and Ashley talk about some truly inspiring future tech on today's Tomorrow Daily.