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

Realme Announce Watch 2 & Watch 2 Pro for £70 & £50 + New LiDAR mapping TechLife Robot Vaccum for £260

As part of the Realme GT 5G launch, Realme announced the launch of three new AIoT products – the Realme watch 2 & 2 Pro and the Realme TechLife Robot Vacuum – as part of an accelerated AIoT product strategy for the next five years. The TechLife robot vacuum sounds particularily interesting, a LiDAR equipped … 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

Huawei Watch 3 Announced – HarmonyOS could beat Wear OS thanks to 3-day battery [5 on the Huawei Watch 3 Pro]

The Huawei Watch 2 was announced back in 2017 running Wear OS, but in the following years, they ditched Wear OS in favour of a less smart LiteOS. With LiteOS, you got what you were given, and you had to live with it. While that doesn’t sound appealing compared to Wear OS, with its apps, … Read more

Wear OS might finally become good thanks to Samsung and Fitbit. Just need Qualcomm to pull their finger out.

Wear OS has been a bit of a disappointment, it has not received the love it deserves from Google, and Qualcomm have put no effort into advancing the SoCs at the same rate as phones. While I don’t hate Wear OS watches, my experience with them has always been lacklustre. The abysmal battery life is, … Read more

Suunto 7 & 9 now come in a titanium trim. Suunto 5/7/9 all get turn by turn navigation via Komoot

Suunto is prolonging the life of their watches by giving them a bit of a refurb. Both the Suunto 7 and 9 now come with a Titanium option giving them a “new minimalistic design with high-grade five titanium bezels.” The Suunto 7 is by far the best looking WearOS watch in my opinion, so I … Read more

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant Edition Announced with Stylish Design and Enhanced Smart Features

Today, Huawei have launched their latest wearable, the Huawei Watch Fit Elegant Edition. The new edition comes in Frosty White and Midnight Black, together with the polished glass surface and fluoroelastomer strap, allowing users to match the smartwatch to their style. Enhancing the health monitoring experience further, the Huawei Watch Fit series now offers all-day … Read more

Strava support might soon come to Huawei Watch GT2 devices & finally be a good Garmin alternative

While I generally love the Huawei watches, they have a major flaw. For watches that are so focussed on health and fitness (the app is even called Huawei Health) there is a serious issue with the lack of integration with major fitness apps. Specifically, Strava. When I moan about it to other tech bloggers, I … Read more

Garmin Enduro vs Fenix 6 – A £700 base model Fenix 6 but with an incredible battery life of 65 days for the smartwatch & 80 hours GPS

Garmin hasn’t had a big launch recently, hopefully we will get the Fenix 7 at some point later in the year. In the meantime, they have launched the Garmin Enduro. The is an appealing but somewhat niche watch. The main issue it has is the high price tag of £699.99 putting it £170 high than … Read more

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches – New low-priced alternatives with little compromise. Ideal for Strava

During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point. I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for … Read more

Honor Band 6 vs Band 5 vs OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5 – More affordable fitness bands inbound, all do mostly the same thing for the same price

Today, Honor announced that the Honor Band 6 is going global, following its Chinese launch back in November. For the global release, they disable the NFC which is used for various payments and services in China. Pricing is kept highly competitive at around $34 Then OnePlus has also announced their new affordable fitness tracking back. … Read more

Amazfit GTS 2 Review – GPS & Strava syncing make this a superb alternative to Huawei or Garmin watches

When I reviewed the Zepp E, I made a lot of comparisons to the just-announced Amazfit GTS 2, which on paper looked like a more compelling option. The GTS 2 watch has now landed in the UK for £159.99 placing it around £40 less than the Zepp E and £60 more than original GTS. Specification … Read more

Fitness Tracker / Sports / Smartwatch Christmas Buying Guide – Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals on Apple Watch, Garmin, Huawei & Fitbit

Wearable make a fantastic gift for Christmas, but it can be a bit of a minefield depending on your budget and what functionality you need. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the perfect time to buy your Christmas presents, and there are some big discounts to be had this year. Apple Smartwatch You can never … Read more