Capturing motion time-lapses and panoramas used to be much more challenging for average photographers in the past. These days there are many accessories and apps you can pick up to help you create quality time-lapses even if you are not an experienced photographer. Take the Spinpod for instance. It is a slim motion control unit designed for smartphones (iPhone & Android). The Spinpod is designed to make creating panoramas and time-lapse videos easier and more affordable.
The Spinpod lets you capture panoramas hands-free. It has a delay timer to help you out. In this mode, the Spinpod rotates your phone and works well with the built-in camera app on your phone. In the time-lapse mode, the Spinpod makes tiny steps based on time intervals set by the user. It lets your phone capture video frames at a very low rate. The Spinpod is compatible with cameras like GoPro, which is a plus. This exciting product is being funded on Kickstarter. A pledge of $59 gets you one of these.
We have covered many exciting iPhone-enhanced fitness products here in the past. The Whistle is a pretty special one though. It is designed for your dog. The Whistle Activity Monitor is an on-collar device that measures your dog’s activities as it walks, rests, and plays. You can check your data from your phone and prepare reports to send to your veterinarian.
The Whistle tracker helps you keep your dog on the right track, health-wise. It lets you set daily goal and track your dog’s progress. You can see how well your pet is doing on a graph. Whistle lets users know when there are changes in behavior of their dogs. The companion iPhone app looks pretty useful. The device has a battery life of 10 days. It sets you back $99.95. Looks like a cool pickup for pet owners.