Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 16, 2017
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Serious wrist action

For BlackBerry addicts The INPULSE SMARTWATCH is the stealth gadget of choice for anyone who’s ever been told to stop checking their emails at the dinner table. By connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth to your BlackBerry, new messages are sent directly to your inPulse, and you can discreetly glance at emails, texts and tweets as if you were checking the time. Brilliant or diabolical? You decide. US$156. www.getinpulse.com .

For hikers Whether you’re trekking, adventure racing or backcountry fishing, the SUUNTO X10 is the smallest GPS unit you can strap to your wrist. It allows you to plan and upload your route from your PC, calculate the speed, distance, direction and time to your next waypoint and can even guide you back to your starting point. It’s got outdoor essentials like a compass, barometer and altimeter and all the usual watch functions like a calendar, alarm, dual time and stop watch. Compatible with National Geographic Topo! Maps, Google Earth and Fugawi. US$549. www.suunto.com .

For ski buffs The tricked-out HIGHGEAR ALTERRA is the perfect watch for powderhounds. It tells you the number of vertical feet you’ve skied and your rate of descent, plus your altitude and the barometric pressure and trend. That way, you can see whether a storm is rolling in — a handy feature for travel in the mountains or the city. And its dual-time function lets you know when to call home in another time zone. US$115. www.sunnysports.com .

This article was accurate when it was published. Please confirm rates and details directly with the companies in question.

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