Huawei Watch 3 gets TRUCONNECT fitness app – still no running/cycling apps with Strava integration

In my opinion, the Huawei Watch 3 has the best hardware experience on any smartwatch currently available, though this may change with the imminent Samsung Watch 4. However, with Huawei using their brand new Harmony OS, the software experience doesn’t quite match the outstanding hardware. The OS itself is a pleasure to use and can … Read more

COROS VERTIX 2 GPS Adventure Watch launched for $699.99 / £599

Today, COROS has introduced their latest flagship watch, the VERTIX 2 adventure watch. This is specifically marketed as an adventure watch, not sports watch, due to the premium build quality and materials used to achieve extreme durability. The press release is a little thin on the ground, but the original VERTIX was the only GPS … Read more

Mu6 Ring Open-Ear Wireless Headphones Review – A good alternative to bone-conducting Aftershokz for running, less so for cycling.

I was impressed with the Mu6 Space2 when I reviewed them, they are still some of the best performing ANC headphones I have used. Mu6 are now back with something a little different. Air conduction headphones. These open fit headphones offer an alternative solution to the popular bone-conducting headphones from Aftershokz, and they are quite … Read more

Polar Verity Sense Review – Not much change vs OH1 but still the best optical heart rate monitor

I reviewed the Polar OH1 optical heart rate monitor back in 2018 and have continued to use it until this year when the Polar Sense Verity was launched. Every other HRM I have tried has died or just not been very accurate. Not much has changed since the older model, existing users shouldn’t feel too … Read more

Powr labs Chest & Optical Armband Hear Rate Monitor Review – Good alternative options vs Wahoo, Polar & Garmin

Anyone half-serious about fitness will know that the optical heart rate monitoring on watches is prone to serious inaccuracies. It is not so much that the sensor is inaccurate, just the wrist is an awful place to monitor your heart rate. I have reviewed several heart rate monitors now and bought many more. I have … Read more

What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2021

[Updated 17-July-2021] This is an updated post from 2020. With the weather hotting up it has once again become unpleasant to sleep so I have been looking for the best aircon available to buy right now. – With warm weather comes warm nights and uncomfortable sleeping, and there is nothing worse than a bad nights … Read more

Huawei Watch 3 gets turn by turn navigation with Petal Maps

The Huawei Watch 3 is one of the best smartwatches currently available today. The hardware is exceptional, and the battery life outperforms all current Wear OS watches. However, using Harmony OS and no access to Google, the range of apps for it has been limited, which was my main criticism during my review. Huawei has … Read more

Realme Watch 2 Review – Not much has changed, still a decent entry-level fitness tracker

Page 2 covers health tracking, price and alternative options and my overall opinion. Last month, as part of the Realme GT launch, the company announced its new affordable fitness trackers, the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro. The Watch 2 is almost the same as the previous generation, they have improved the battery and … Read more

Suunto 7 Titanium Review – A great Wear OS watch but not sure if the titanium is worth the premium

The Suunto 7 launched back in 2020 and represent a significant shift in the company strategy, adopting Wear OS rather than their existing software, which has very limited functionality outside of fitness. Using Wear OS, Suunto has been able to catch up and surpass rivals Garmin in terms of smartwatch features. All this comes at … Read more

Huawei Watch 3 Review – Almost amazing, but some useful apps would be nice to justify the cost vs the Watch GT 2 series

Announced last week, the Huawei Watch 3 is the first global device from Huawei to run their own OS, HarmonyOS. It is a critical moment for Huawei, the shift to Harmony OS represents a no turning back point for their devices. Google and the Play Store are gone for good. HarmonyOS on a wearable makes … Read more

Best Fitness Tracker Bands – What is the best cheap fitness tracker & the best GPS equipped band?

For anyone that is just getting into basic fitness or that wants something a little more discrete than a watch, a fitness tracking band is a fantastic idea. The market is saturated, and you have many options to suit all budgets and requirements. Just three years ago, if you were on a strict budget, you … Read more

Suunto 9 Peak Announced: Over 36% thinner & lighter vs Suunto 9 Baro – Now with blood oxygen measurements

Today, Suunto has unveiled their latest flagship watch, the Suunto 9 Peak. As the name suggests, this isn’t a new-new flagship watch but an iteration of their excellent Suunto 9 Baro. One of the smallest & lightest flagship multi-sports watches on the market The stand out feature is its design, being considerably smaller than the … Read more

Flexispot Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro Review – A more active alternative to your sit-stand desk & superior to under desk ellipticals

Update – FlexiSpot will be celebrating FlexiSpot’s Day this May 25th. FlexiSpot’s Day will be marked with special flash sales Up to 32% OFF Flash Deals from 24th May to 30th May. Get 15% off for other products SITE WIDE.  I have previously reviewed the excellent Flexispot electric E5 standing desk, and 3 years ago, the … Read more

Withings Body Cardio Scale will now give you a Vascular Age to give you a user-friendly view of arterial health based on the cardiovascular index

I have been a fan of Wi-Fi connected smart scales for years; it was an essential tool in my weight loss journey and continues to be useful for weight management. I originally bought on the Withings Body, then Nokia, but last year reviewed the flagship Withings Body Cardio scale. The scale takes things up a … Read more

Honor Band 6 Review – Still one of the best entry-level fitness trackers

The Honor Band 6 was announced for a global launch in January. I have been informed there is no official launch price or date yet, even though it has literally been on Amazon since mid-April for £44.99. Not much has changed since the Honor Band 5, but it is still one of the best entry-level … Read more

How to sync your activities from Huawei Health to Strava – For Huawei Watch GT series, Honor Watch and Honor / Huawei band

The Huawei and Honor range of wearables are some of the best on the market; they are priced well, look great, have incredible battery life and have superb features for the price, including accurate fitness trackings. However, there is one major flaw to them. Anyone half-serious about running, cycling or outdoor fitness, in general, will … Read more

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