The Brookstone Heart Rate Ring is what MadeMan has been waiting for.  It’s discreet, effective, cheap, and simple.  And it gives you your beats per minute without getting you beat up by the cool kids.

This minuscule device doesn’t scrimp on functionality, either.  It is capable of monitoring heart rate, has an in-built stopwatch, a clock and features a min/max target heart rate with alert. ITS one size fits most, and comes with a lithium ion battery. Especially convenient, though, is being able to run without a shirt on and not look like you’re part robot.

Perhaps most remarkable is that it only costs $40, where as heart rate monitors with the chest strap are generally just shy of $100. [Buy it]

And now, because we need to host this image somewhere so that it will show up in an e-mail campaign, this phone…