Category: Fitness

Realme Watch vs Honor Band 5 vs Huawei Watch Gt2e – A new affordable fitness tracking smartwatch (feature watch, really)

Yesterday, Realme announced their new Realme Watch, and incredibly affordable fitness tracker/feature watch. Yesterday's announcement was for the Indian market with the watch being priced at INR3,999 (£43/$53/€48). However, Realme will also be announcing several AIoT products today as part of the Realme X3 SuperZoom launch, this will include: Realme Watch, Realme Band, Realme Powerbank 2 and Realme Buds Air Neo. It is unknown what the UK/EE price will be but expect it to be more than the converted Indian price. The watch itself is essentially a fitness tracker cum feature watch.  It is not strictly what you would...

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What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2020

Weather-wise we have had an amazing Spring, shame about everything else. Hopefully, as the lockdown eases the weather will continue to be amazing through summer which will may make the current situation marginally easier. However, with warm weather comes warm nights and uncomfortable sleeping, and there is nothing worse than a bad nights sleep. For me it has a significant impact on my mental health, not what I need right now. Personally I use a fan to help with sleep, if you buy one with a large number of speed settings you can normally get it running silently and...

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Garmin Quatix 6X Solar announced for a bargain £999.99 – New Garmin Fenix 6 solar models soon?

The niche-orientated watches from Garmin get seriously expensive, and the marine-focused GPS Quatix is no exception. Today Garmin has made the Quatix 6X the second device in the Garmin range to feature solar charging which was first introduced on the of Garmin’s fēnix 6X Pro Solar. The Quatix 6X is essentially the same watch but with added marine features including specialised boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, meaning users can enjoy more time on land or on the water. The watch includes: Built-in activity profiles and performance metrics for paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and golf just to name...

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Nectar Memory Foam Mattress Review – 365-day trial and lifetime warranty -Nectar Sleep UK Score 94%

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress Review – 365-day trial and lifetime warranty -Nectar Sleep UK

This review was originally posted on 26th January 2019 but has now been updated on the 20th of May 2020 to reflect over a years worth of use On my never-ending quest to improve my sleep quality, I have been reviewing several mattresses recently. Last month I had the Simba which I found to be superb and well worth the reviews it receives. This month I have a Nectar memory foam mattress. Nectar is comparatively priced to the other options out there, at the time of writing it is identical to Simba at £699 for a King Sized. Nectar...

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Branx Fitness Foldable Elite Runner Treadmill Review – Keeping me sane & socially distant during lockdown – Best Treadmill Under £1000 Score 88%

Branx Fitness Foldable Elite Runner Treadmill Review – Keeping me sane & socially distant during lockdown – Best Treadmill Under £1000

Back in March when it became blatantly obvious a lockdown was approaching even though the government refused to issue the order, I committed to stop going to the gym and start working out from home. I already have a Tacx Flux S Smart turbo trainer, but the prospect of using my bike every day of the week was not appealing. I love to run, but persistent injuries mean I don't like to run outdoors too often. So I had been looking at treadmills for quite a while (since before my treadmills for Zwift post) I find treadmill are a...

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The best indoor spin bikes and exercise bikes on Amazon that are in-stock

[Original Post 23-03-2020] [Updated 18-05-20] Added new models and updated the current in-stock options on amazon With gyms closed and social distancing in place, many of us are trying to find alternatives to work out at home. Exercise bikes are a popular option, being cheaper and smaller than treadmills. Spin lessons have become extremely popular in recent years, while I am sure we would all love to own a Peloton, they cost a fortune. The options that are currently available on Amazon are a mixed bag, it would seem high demand means a lot of stock is not available...

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The Best Tech Gadgets for Healthy Lifestyle in 2020

It has become usual for us to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve our bodies in the efficient way. That is why health and fitness gadgets come in handy for us. Why is it so? The main reason is that they help us monitor our fitness results and control our well-being. Curious to know what healthy lifestyle apps should you try?  Click here to find out how technology can help you to lead a healthy lifestyle. As a cherry on top, we’ve picked up some useful lifestyle apps for you.  So, let’s have a closer look at them below. ...

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Garmin Edge 1030 Plus coming – What’s different vs Edge 1030 & 830

An eagle eye Reddit user has noticed a new product listing from the Garmin website, unfortunately in the 2 hours since the post was made the product page has already been taken down. The user claims that the device has a 5-8 week processing time. The device has been expected for a while now, and yesterday and FCC application was made referencing the Edge 1030 plus. So far the only information revealed is that the 1030 Plus is the same as the Edge 1030 in size and resolution, but it is black, not white and weighs one gram less....

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Aranet4 HOME Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitor measuring CO2, Temperature, Relative Humidity and more Score 78%

Aranet4 HOME Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitor measuring CO2, Temperature, Relative Humidity and more

IoT devices that measure air quality are becoming increasingly common. I reviewed the Foobot back in 2017, then the Airthings Wave Plus in 2019. Recently I have been testing the Aranet4 HOME from the Latvian company SAF Tehnika. While the effects of high levels of CO2 were long thought to be benign, research has found that concentrations as low as 1,000 ppm can affect people's cognitive function and decision-making performance. Typically we worry about the concentrations of Carbon Monoxide, when not enough oxygen or ventilation is provided to a fire, dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide can build up and be fatal....

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Ansio 9-blade 26-speed Pedestal Fan Review – A quiet fan ideal for sleeping (Model 1055 / B07BKX2Q8V)

I have had lifelong sleep problems, and I am a very light sleeper that also overheats very easily. So as soon as the weather heats up, my sleep quality reduces. Being in the north of the UK we don’t have air-con so for hot nights we have to resort to a fan. Unfortunately, fans can be noisy, the process of moving air generates noise, so a fan will never be silent. I recently reviewed the GeoSmartPro AirGo Smart Fan, which claims to be one of the quietest fans available. It was not. Last year I bought the Ansio 8-speed...

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Polar Grit X vs Vantage vs Garmin Fenix 6 – The Grit X is an appealing alternative

Polar launched its Vantage series back in 2018 receiving mostly positive reviews with the Vantage V offering an industry-first running power from the wrist. Now Polar is back, with the Grit X, it is not so much a successor to the Vantage but a new high-end watch much the same as the Vantage series but with a bit more of an endurance and rugged edge to it. Polar Grit X vs Vantage V vs Vantage M POLAR Unisex's Grit X-Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Compass, Altimeter and Military-Level Durability, Black, Medium/Large £386.99 Buy on Amazon Sale POLAR Unisex's Vantage...

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PhiGolf World Golf Tour (WGT) Edition 2019 Mobile and Home Smart Golf Game Simulator Review

[Update for April 2020] Updated pricing. Stock is available on Amazon via the official distributor of Phigolf, Second Chance. I originally did this review prior to Christmas and found the Phigolf to be an excellent present back then. Times have changed dramatically since then and I have noticed an increased demand for the simulator. With many of us looking to find ways to entertain ourselves, maintain mental health and have a little normality in life, I think the Phigolf is perfect for any golf fan. It is not a perfect swing trainer, but it should stave off the cabin...

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