Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Review #SmartCamWoof #Giveaway

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Pet parents know that the fur kids are part of the family, so when you’re at work or away and they’re home alone, you naturally want to check up on them. We’ve been testing out the Samsung SmartCam HD Pro, which allows pets and their people to stay connected.

It’s got super easy setup and a free app for Android or iOS, that lets you monitor your home and pets from any location. Advanced features for keeping an eye on your furry friends include 128 degree ultra-wide angle security coverage, 1080p full HD live video streaming, advanced motion detection, night vision and more.

With all these features, Samsung has really covered what most people need in a home WiFi camera. The price is nice, at $159, with lots of customer reviews and ratings at both BestBuy.com and Amazon. We love the two-way talk feature, although Daisy hasn’t figured out how to talk back yet! You can also use it to check-in with your human kiddos after school.

Everything you need is in the box, and I was able to get the camera up and running in about 10 minutes (it did a software security update once I connected it to WiFi). If you want, you can also get a 64GB Micro SD Memory Card which will allow you to record your video locally for long-term storage. You do need to have an existing home WiFi network set up already, which I’m guessing most of you do.

The SmartCam HD Pro also works with Samsung SmartThings and with other devices including the Amazon Echo. We got ourselves an Echo for Christmas and are loving it, but haven’t utilized it’s full capabilities yet. Anyway, here’s what’s in the box…totally not scary, and super easy to run the wireless setup using the app and your smartphone!

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Giveaway

Because we want you to stay connected to your fur kids too, we’re giving our readers the chance to WIN a Samsung SmartCam HD Pro WiFi Camera. The giveaway is open to US residents , age 18+ and ends at 11:59pm ET on 2/28/17. Enter using the Rafflecopter contest widget below to record your entries. There are plenty of ways to enter, so do them all or just choose the ones you like. All entries will be verified. Good luck everybody!

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Get Moving and Stay on the Right Track: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Giveaway

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Believe it or not, it’s already mid-November and we are headed for what I like to call the “Holiday Eating Season.” For me, it’s the time period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, but for many it begins with Halloween. We all get busy and distracted with parties, dinners, shopping, baking, family activities, and end up staying up too late, eating more and exercising less. Sound familiar?

Rather than wait to make a New Year’s health, sleep or weight loss resolution, you can use a fitness tracker to help stay on the right track starting right now. The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is a stylish accessory that reminds you to move, tracks your sleep, lets you log your food and more.

Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with Smart Track automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better and get your best rest.

No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, and call or text notifications on display. It’s sweat, rain, splash proof and you can even wear it in the shower, so it’s always with you. A wide range of accessory wristbands in metal, leather and sport help you find the right style for every occasion.

The Alta also makes a GREAT gift for just about everyone on your holiday gift list. Check out the Fitbit Alta to browse all the band colors, accessories, features and learn more.

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As a thank you to all our readers and online followers, we want to help you stay on track with your wellness goals this holiday season by hosting a giveaway. One lucky person will WIN a Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker! We’ve partnered with a small group of bloggers who’ve all kicked in to help make this giveaway possible.
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New ASPCA Documentary Second Chance Dogs Now On Netflix

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Animal lovers, there’s a new ASPCA documentary available over at Netflix and you won’t want to miss it.

Second Chance Dogs takes viewers behind the scenes of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and follows six dogs rescued from cruel conditions and given new hope for happy lives.

In addition to streaming on Netflix, the film will also be available on DVD later this year. The documentary is by Kenn Bell, a freelance filmmaker and animal welfare advocate also responsible for the critically-acclaimed documentary Hero Dogs of 9/11 which aired on Animal Planet in both the U.S. and Canada. Visit the film website: SecondChanceDogsFilm.com to learn more.

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To help spread the word, we are hosting a giveaway! One lucky dog lover will win an ASPCA gift pack plus a copy of the DVD. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and is void where prohibited. Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:50pm ET on 11/21/16.

Prize pack includes:

  • ASPCA Canvas Tote
  • ASPCA 150 Towel
  • ASPCA Frisbee
  • ASPCA Action Magazine Special Commemorative Issue
  • Second Chance Dogs DVD (to be sent once available)

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Is YOUR Dog the Next Woofpup? WIN $500 and Make Your Dog a STAR!

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Fellow dog lovers, there’s a brand new community especially for us! It’s Woofpup.com and it’s FREE to join. Perfect for kids and grownups, it’s family-friendly fun, filled with cute pups (real and stuffed animals). Now’s the chance to be one of the first to get in on Woofpup and we’re here to tell you all about it!

FREE Membership and Contest Info

As a member of the Woofpup community you get to share stories and photos of your fur kid and meed lots of other adorable pups…and who doesn’t LOVE that!?! Each month, users can enter their dogs in a contest to be crowned “Woofpup of the Month.” The winner will not only win $500 but also have their dog featured on the site and a cuddly plush pup made in the winning dog’s likeness, available for any pet lover to enjoy online and off!

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