Xiaomi Watch S3 Smartwatch Review with 14 days battery & Strava
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Xiaomi Watch S3 Smartwatch Review with 14 days battery & Strava

The Xiaomi Watch S3 is the latest affordable smartwatch from the Chinese tech giant. It offers an impressive set of features at a very competitive price point. With a sleek design, long battery life, and support for popular fitness platforms like Strava, this watch aims to be the perfect companion for fitness enthusiasts on a…

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly 2 Review vs Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
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Nike ZoomX Vaporfly 2 Review vs Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

In the past, I always turned my nose up at people wasting their money on the flagship Nike running shoes when it was obvious they were not competitive runners. Being the hypocrite I am, I ended up buying a pair of Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% during the sales. I think I paid £160 from…

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review vs Tempo NEXT% – Do they make you faster?
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Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review vs Tempo NEXT% – Do they make you faster?

As a tight-fisted northerner, the thought of spending £200+ on running shoes has always felt like madness to me. The critic in me has always found it ridiculous that so many none competitive runners line up for marathons and the like with Nikes’ famous range of Alphafly/Varporfly shoes. But here I am, a none competitive…

Poco Watch Review: Initial impressions of the global variant of the Redmi Watch 2 – Cheap GPS running watch for Strava
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Poco Watch Review: Initial impressions of the global variant of the Redmi Watch 2 – Cheap GPS running watch for Strava

Today, Poco has launched its first smartwatch, the Poco Watch, alongside the Poco F4 GT. Poco were kind enough to send me the watch to review early but didn’t grant my Mi Fitness the ability to add it to add it until yesterday! So this is very much an initial impression of the watch. To…

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active Review vs Watch S1 & Mi Watch – What’s different with the sports focussed watch? 
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Xiaomi Watch S1 Active Review vs Watch S1 & Mi Watch – What’s different with the sports focussed watch? 

The Xiaomi Watch S1 was announced back in December with Xiaomi 12 series. It is now receiving a global launch and a new fitness-focused Xiaomi Watch S1 Active launches alongside it. The Xiaomi Watch S1 is designed to be a more premium solution compared to previous Xiaomi watches, it uses a steel chassis and sapphire…

Huawei Watch GT 3 42mm Review  – Installable apps, accurate fitness tracking, but no Strava
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Huawei Watch GT 3 42mm Review – Installable apps, accurate fitness tracking, but no Strava

The Huawei Watch GT series has always been great but somewhat limited. After Huawei launched the Watch 2 with WearOS back in 2017, it seemed like they ditched the idea of a fully-fledged smartwatch. The GT series sacrificed the functionality of installable apps in favour of a light OS that provided exceptional battery life and…

Lumen Review – Can you hack your metabolism for easy fat burning?
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Lumen Review – Can you hack your metabolism for easy fat burning?

Lumen claims to be the world’s first hand-held, portable device to measure metabolism accurately. The homepage even states that you can “hack your metabolism” and then “enhance fat burn, lose weight & boost energy naturally.” With such grand claims, you may be wondering why Lumen is not a household name. Surely everyone that has the…

Adidas RPT-01 Sports On-Ear Headphones Review – Washable ear pads make these the best on-ear headphones for serious fitness
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Adidas RPT-01 Sports On-Ear Headphones Review – Washable ear pads make these the best on-ear headphones for serious fitness

Adidas are not a brand you would typically associate with headphones, but as a sports brand, they have started to venture into sports focussed headphones.   The Adidas RPT-01 are a unique looking pair of over-the-head headphones, which is not particularly a style I would associate with sports. However, I have enjoyed using them and…

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

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

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

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

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