Category: Wearables

Garmin tactix Delta vs Fenix 6 – The Fenix goes tactical for $899.99

The Garmin Tactix Charlie launched back in early 2018 and it is one of the last of the Garmin devices to be upgraded. The new Garmin Tactix Delta builds from the previous model while integrating all the features we love from the latest Garmin Fenix 6 and the Forerunner 945 before it. Related Content Garmin Fenix 6 Pro ReviewGarmin Fenix 6 Pro tips and tricksIs the Garmin Fenix 6 worth it over the Forerunner 945? This Garmin Tactix Delta smartwatch was built to military standards MIL-STD-810 with a scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens and diamond-like carbon-coated bezel, so if the Fenix...

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Black Friday Deals on SmartWatches including Apple Watch, Ticwatch, Amazfit and Huawei

Lots of great deals on smartwatches this year, Android Wear OS devices seem to be getting some of the biggest discounts. As usual, there is only a small saving to be made with Apple. Ticwatch Pro Smartwatch WearOS Was: £214.99 Deal Price: £150.49 The Ticwatch Pro is unique in the word of WearOS watches. It can achieve considerably battery than the competition by using a dual-display technology that combines a coloured AMOLED screen and a power-saving mono FSTN LCD. Even though this offers superior performance than many competing brands, it costs less than many other options, especially at the...

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How wearable technology could transform the world

The Internet of Things and the rapid proliferation of smart devices tend to dominate technology forums. And we are seeing the impact of that from monitoring power usage to the appliance and process variables across a production facility. Yet it is the more mundane and less obvious technology that will have the greatest impact. And the best example of this is wearable technology. Built-In Safety Sensors Safety sensors are often essential to someone’s well-being. Yet adding several sensors to your uniform can get in the way of your work, and others will chose not to do it because it...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3300 vs 3100 vs 2100 vs Samsung Exynos 9110 – Qualcomm finally catch-up to Samsung

As much as I love Qualcomm and their mobile chipsets, one of the biggest issues Android WearOS has faced is the truly shocking chipsets available to it. We are currently only just seeing watches feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100, which launched last year and is based on the SD425 chipset that launched in 2016 that was based on the massive 29nm fabrication process (in comparison to the 7nm of the SD855+). In fact, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 was almost identical to the chipset it replaced from the year before, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the only inclusion was the Cortex...

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Review – Is the Fenix still the best multisport watch on the market? Score 90%

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Review – Is the Fenix still the best multisport watch on the market?

The Garmin Fenix range is the top of the range mainstream models Garmin has to offer, and along with the Forerunner 945, the Fenix 6 is classed as the gold standard of multi-sports watches. If you are new to Garmin and the Fenix, you may be wondering how a sports watch can cost so much? For existing Garmin users, or people wanting to jump ship from Sunnto or Polar you may also be wondering if the Fenix 6 is worth the upgrade. Hopefully, my review will help. There is so much going on with the Fenix 6 that there...

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Honor Band 5 Review – A superb affordable entry into fitness tracking Score 90%

Honor Band 5 Review – A superb affordable entry into fitness tracking

During my fitness journey, I started with fitness tracking with the Fitbit Ultra which was a clip in device offering very basic step counting, followed by the Flex and then the original Charge HR, finally migrating to Garmin and recently the £600 Fenix 6. It has been an expensive evolution of tech that is for sure. Over the years, Fitbit has lost its dominance, while the smartwatch market has grown exponentially eating away at the fitness tracker market, there are still a lot of users wanting something affordable to track their day to day activities and maybe offer a...

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Can’t afford a Garmin Fenix 6 but want PacePro? The Forerunner 245 & 945 now have it via Beta

The one big feature the Fenix 6 launched with is PacePro which allows users to set a pacing strategy that takes into account elevation. PacePro coaches you in real-time so you can slow and speed up your run as necessary.  I plan to use this for the Chester Marathon on Sunday and I hope it will help balance out my performance rather than my usual crash at 20m. So for my example, I have a positive split, but rather than the splits always going up in time, some miles increase the pace due to declining slope. Chester Marathon PacePro Strategy...

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Garmin Fenix 6 vs Fenix 5 Plus vs Forerunner 945 – How does the Fenix 6 compare to Fenix 5+ and is it better than the Forerunner 945?

Originally posted on 13th of August 2019, updated on 30th of September 2019 The Garmin Fenix 6 is now official and shipping worldwide including Amazon availability. If you are on the lookout for a new watch you may be wondering how the Fenix 6 series compares to previous generations, or how it differs from the top of the range Forerunner 945. With the Fenix 6 Pro being priced at £599 is it worth it compared to £519 for the Forerunner or around £480 for the Fenix 5 Plus? Black Friday Deals Both the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus and 5S...

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What are the best cheap fitness trackers?

As a runner and cyclist, I went down the Garmin rabbit hole and now use the obscenely expensive Garmin Fenix 6. Recently I reviewed the Huawei Watch GT, and I am currently reviewing the Honor Band 5, which sits at the opposite end of the spectrum at just £30. This made me wonder what are the best options for someone wanting basic fitness tracking at an affordable price. Like many, I started off with Fitbit, and it was a good introduction to fitness tracking, as I got into running, I eventually moved to a GPS enabled device for accurate...

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro tips and tricks. A guide to get the most out of your new multisport watch

As I use and write my Garmin Fenix 6 review, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the features, as well as various tips and tricks to make the most out of your new £600+ watch. For existing Garmin users, a lot of these will be obvious, but I hope this might help a few people. A lot of these tips apply for multiple Garmin devices old and new. Sale Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Multisport GPS Watch With Wi-FI, music and maps £540.57 Buy on Amazon All-day heart rate & pulse OX not tracking...

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Review a detailed review over 5 days use. An amazing watch let down by no Strava or data export.

On Thursday, alongside the new Mate 30 series, Huawei introduced its latest smartwatch – the Watch GT2 powered by the latest Kirin A1 SoC which is also used in their new FreeBuds 3. It comes in two sizes, 42mm and 46mm catering for different sized wrists and styles, though the 42mm is mainly targeted towards women. While this is classed as a smartwatch, it uses the Lite OS developed by Huawei. This is what allows the watch to feature an exceptional 2-week battery life. The downside to this is that it is not really a smartwatch, but a feature...

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Garmin Legacy Hero Series Launched at IFA- Marvel-themed Vívoactive 4 & 4S

As part of the IFA announcements, Garmin launched a new superhero-themed watches. The two watches are functionaliy identical to the Vívoactive 4 & 4S with the First Avenger watch being the 45mm Vívoactive 4 and Captain Marvel being based on the 40mm 4S. The watches will cost you an additional $50 in the US to the Vívoactive counterparts. In the UK we get stung a bit more (when don't we?) with two watches costing £90 more. Apart from some marvel graphics built into the software the watches also come with an attractive leather watch strap, and a First Avenger...

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