DAILY DOT COM - The hardest part about shopping for mom is finding something unique and something she'll actually use. If you are looking for something other than the typical flowers, or perfume, Verizon Wireless has the following suggestions:
- Jawbone Up
- Belkin NetCam
- Samsung Galaxy Camera
- Delphi Vechile Diagnostics
The Jawbone Up is a rubber wristband that tracks your overall wellness. Users can see how much they are eating, sleeping and moving. Use the device to set goals, and monitor your progress overtime. The data is displayed through a smartphone app that gives personalized insight on how to live better.
"The coolest thing about it is that it tells you when you haven't moved enough. Everybody needs to know when you haven't moved enough to get that energy going," said Renako Jimmerson, Verizon Wireless Manager Mobile.
Retail price: $129.99
However, if your mom is not the fitness type, perhaps the NetCam by Belkin would be more her style. "I call it like a little baby-sitter," explains Jimmerson.
As long as there is a WiFi connection, you can use the device to track and monitor your home from your smartphone or computer. The device touts video and digital audio capture for monitoring...it's even got night vision. A companion app handles the mobile workload and email alerts can be sent to your phone when motion is detected.
Suggested price: $99.99
If money's no object --you can splurge. The Samsung Galaxy Camera works on Verizon's 4G LTE network. It's more than a point and shoot camera in that you can use voice commands, share images and share videos instantly. The camera comes with a photo wizard that features some 15 different editing tools so you can edit pictures right in the camera.
Retail price: $550
Lastly, the Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi can be used to track driving history and see the overall mechanical condition of your vehicle. "It works with any vehicle…you don't have to have a particular car…just install the adaptor into your car and download the app," said Jimmerson.
Vehicle Diagnostics should work with most cars made from 1996 onward. The product allows drivers to track, locate, access, secure and monitors in select vehicles over their Verizon Wireless network using their smartphone.
Here's a list of some other features:
- Receive e-mail alerts for select driving and vehicle performance issues
- Set up geo-fences and receive e-mail alerts for entry and exit
- Summarize all trips from engine start to stop (date, times, distance, starting and ending locations)
- Connect your smartphone to your car via Bluetooth for key fob commands
Price tag: $249.99
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