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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 4, 4S & Venu vs Forerunner 245 vs Vivoactive 3 – How do the models compare and which is the best?

Now that Garmin has updated all its watches for the year, you may be wondering which is the best buy and how models are different. In particular, the pricing and features of the Vivoactive 4 and Forerunner 245 are quite close and if you are looking for an upgrade, or this is your first Garmin … Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 4 Launched – now with music as standard, new Sony GPS, and Elevate V3 optical HR sensor with PulseOx

Following on from the Garmin Venu announcement, I can (and will) copy and paste the details of the Vivoactive 4. Functionally the two watches are almost identical, however, Garmin has used the Venu name to launch its first watch with AMOLED. This seems like a sensible move to me, allowing them to try out AMOLED … Read more

What is the Garmin Venu and how does it compare to the Vivoactive 4

All those leaks I wasn’t too sure about, were pretty much accurate. Today Garmin launched a new watch to their line-up, the Garmin Venu. They probably could have called it a Vivoactive 4 Pro or something, as technically it is the same watch, but different display. I think it is a sensible move from Garmin, … Read more

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