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  • Jun 10, 2017

    Tech Reviews: Gaia GPS App and Circadia Sleep System | #153


    Get an inside look at the newest tech trends that can make your life a bit easier. We chat with tech enthusiast, Sara Vaughn, about the Gaia GPS App and her experience with it in the wild. This app makes it possible for you to download maps, plan a hike itinerary, and it can even direct you back to your route if you veer off. Then, we talk about one of the most important health habits there is, getting a good night’s rest. Fares Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Circadia, tells us about their Circadia three part sleep system which can monitor your sleep rhythm to providing the perfect amount of ambient light for your body clock. Learn more now.


    · [00:00:00] Download Maps to Your Phone for Off-line Use
    · [00:06:05] Gaia GPS is Has Very Up to Date Trail Information
    · [00:12:31] Circadia is a Complete Sleep Solution System
    · [00:19:48] A Kickstarter to Reset your Circadian Rhythms
    · [00:28:18] Smart Therapy Light Wakes You When You Need
    · [00:35:05] Circadia Sleep System is Affordable for All Homes


    Discover more about segments and guests below…


    [00:00:00] Download Maps to Your Phone for Off-line Use
    The weather is getting nicer and it’s time to get out there and explore. Trails can take you to the most magical places, but when you don’t know an area very well, it can be dangerous. Tech enthusiast, Sara Vaughn, tells us about an app that helped her return to a trail after getting lost in Yellow Stone. Gaia GPS is an app for your phone that will allow you to use it even when you have no service. You can download maps to your phone for use at any time on your journey. Even with no cell service, your phone will be able to find the nearest cell tower, and use its compass to triangulate your position. Don’t get lost out there, find out more now.


    [00:06:05] Gaia GPS Provides Up-to-Date Trail Information
    Handheld maps are quickly becoming a thing of the past – One of the things holding them back from extinction is that cell phones often lose service in remote areas. Gaia GPS App has come up with a solution to this problem and tech geek, Sara Vaughn, recently put it to the test on a three day backpacking trip. If you opt for the Pro version, you can download maps to your phone and set a hiking route. If you happen to veer off trail, it will alert you and help you get back on track. This app can be accessed on your phone, iPad, or computer which makes the trip planning process much easier. If you’re an adventurer, find out why you need this app.


    [00:12:31] Circadia is a Complete Sleep Solution System
    Sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to our overall health. Our body’s natural clock reads the ambient light levels to determine when to wake us up or make us sleep. Circadia is a three part sleep system that can help our bodies get in balance. Circadia’s CEO, Fares Siddiqui, tells us how the system can help resync our body’s internal clock so we can fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake up more refreshed. The system includes a sleep tracker, a smart therapy lamp, and an app that will track and report your sleeping patterns. Don’t you think it’s time to sleep well?


    [00:19:48] A Kickstarter to Reset your Circadian Rhythms
    Kickstarter has many great ideas out there just waiting to make their way into our homes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of the most important things we can do for our health. The Circadian sleep system can help those who suffer from sleep issues find their natural rhythm. Natural light is part of how our body calculates when to release hormones for sleep or energy. The amount of sleep you get can be dependent on the light that is involved, and it has a huge impact on the state of your well-being. The continual disruption of your sleep cycle can lead to health issues later on in life, so it is important to address this early on. Find out how to get a better nights rest now.


    [00:29:18] Smart Therapy Light Wakes You When You Need
    The four stages to the sleep cycle are: awake, deep, REM, and light. It’s pivotal to make sure that you are waking up in the right part of the cycle to ensure you have more energy throughout the day. An average human-being should be spending 25% of their sleep in the REM cycle – Many of us don’t come anywhere close to that. Founder and CEO of the Circadia sleep system, Fares Siddiqui, tells us that the system can help monitor your sleep cycle in order to optimize your health. Right now the device only works on one person, but as soon as their Kickstarter reaches 1-million backers, Circadia plans to change it to a two person device. Learn how this technology will help you rest easy.


    [00:35:05] Circadia Sleep System is Affordable for All Homes
    Some of us suffer from serious sleep problems. Fares Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Circadia, tells us about their three part sleep system. The Circadia system includes a sleep monitor, a smart therapy lamp, and an app that records all of your sleep rhythms. This set up is very affordable and can even be purchased one part at a time if necessary. Learn how you can get on track for a great night of sleep.


    Explore More with Helpful Links:
    · Guest: Sara Vaugh | Tech Enthusiast
    · Guest: Fares Siddiqui | Founder and CEO, Circadia
    · Website: Gaia GPS
    · Website: Circadia




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    Program Host: Mike Etchart
    Producer: Jason Masters
    Production Assistant: Joanne Bolden
    Audio Engineer: Jason Masters
    Copy Editor: Jess Baumgardner
    Special Guest: Sara Vaughn
    Special Guest: Fares Siddiqui

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