Category: Wearables

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Suunto 7 vs Apple Watch 5 vs Huawei Watch GT2e – Which is the best smartwatch?

This week Samsung had a bumper Unpacked launch event announcing the Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Buds Live and the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. The Samsung Galaxy Watch series has always been one of the best options for a smartwatch if you are an Android user. You typically get excellent battery life, but sacrifice a bit of functionality opting for a Tizen OS-based watch vs WearOS. So if you are looking for a smartwatch, which is the best option to go for right now? Preview Product Rating Price Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Stainless...

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How a GPS Tracker from Minifinder Can Prevent Terrible Things to Happen

When the GPS tracking system was first introduced in the market, it was used primarily to track locations. The tracking device that we know today is based on the technology called the Global Positioning System or GPS. It’s a global navigation satellite system that provides the location. It tells you where you are, or can be used to track the location of a specific device.  Initially, the technology behind the GPS was used for military purposes and fleet management. For example, the US Navy used the technology to track the location of submarines. Soon, this was used for civilian...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 vs 3100 vs 2100 WearOS chipsets compared – Has Qualcomm finally put some effort into the WearOS platform?

Notice how Google has still not made a smartwatch of their own? That’s because Smartwatches based on the WearOS platform have been a bit of a disaster, battery life has always been terrible, and this is largely thanks to the inefficient out of date chipsets made by Qualcomm. I can appreciate that Qualcomm is in a bit of a chicken and egg scenario, without demand from manufacturers, they have not had the incentive to put much time or effort into the platform. This has led to glacially slow development, both in terms of the release cycle and the improvements...

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Realme Watch Review – A bargain at £50 but the app lacks the depth of data compared to Huawei & Honor

Realme have been expanding their affordable options away from just smartphones, like the superb Realme 6, and introduced their wearables to the UK market for the first time. At just £50, the Realme Watch is the most affordable smartwatch on the market from a major brand offering a similar feature set to many fitness bands but with the benefit of a higher resolution display. Table of Contents Design & FeaturesSet-UpSmartWatch FunctionsNotificationsMusic PlaybackFitness TrackingOutdoor running – Assisted GPS accuracyHeart Rate AccuracyFitness Data InsightsData Export – Strava & Google Fit compatibilitySleep TrackingSpO2 Testing – A possible early COVID-19 diagnostic criteriaBattery LifePrice...

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Apple watchOS 7 vs Apple watchOS 6 – What’s new? How to get & install it? And compatible watches – FAQ

Following my previous posts about Apple iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPadOS 14, let's look at what's new with Apple watchOS 7 Apple watchOS 7 vs watchOS 6 what is new? Watch Faces and Sharing – Step counting finally on the home screen? Lots of new watch faces are coming with new ways to share unique combinations to completely configure the watch face to suit any activity or lifestyle, from the new parent to the surfing aficionado, tennis player, or photographer. These will be indefinitely customisable, and you can then share them through messages, or find new ones...

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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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