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Feature Articles

Feature Articles

Black Friday 2018 Smartwatch and fitness band deals

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 16/11/2018.

Black Friday is nearly upon us, and in good old-fashioned spirit retailers are getting in early on their best deals. You could save $20, $30, $40 or even more than $50 on a new smartwatch or fitness band with the right Black Friday deal. In this guide, we’ll reveal the best deals to keep more money in your wallet. Please keep in mind the following though:     •    Black Friday deals can expire anytime, even before Black Friday. So-called ‘early bird’ deals are only available while stocks last.     •    You may need a voucher or discount code to get the deal. If this turns ou..

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The Best Wear OS smartwatches

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 07/11/2018.

If you want a smartwatch experience that’s buttery smooth with access to a huge range of apps, Wear OS smartwatches can’t be beaten. Google doesn’t allow manufacturers to customise Wear OS to any great extent, which means smartwatches running it deliver a consistent user experience. Device manufacturers can only make their smartwatches stand out through preinstalled apps and hardware, which is why some are fantastic and others a little “meh”. In this guide, we’ll run through all the best Wear OS smartwatches you can buy. We keep up with all new releases and there’s nothing significant on the horizon, but we’ll update this list if ne..

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Apple Watch alternatives - Alternatives that are actually good

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 21/10/2018.

The Apple Watch is a seriously good smartwatch. There’s no doubt about it being a top-tier device. But that square face isn’t for everyone. And you know what? The Apple brand isn’t for everyone either. Most people we talk to say Apple has lost its mojo. Believe the same? It sounds like you’d do better with an Apple Watch alternative. There’s loads of Apple Watch alternatives out there. Some of them are rubbish, but some of them are absolutely outstanding. What we’ve got here is a collection of the best alternatives listed in one helpful guide. You know, because we’re nice like that. Here’s the best alternatives to the Apple Watch: ..

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Tizen vs Wear OS

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 20/10/2018.

Samsung owns Tizen and Google owns Wear OS. You’ll find Tizen exclusively on Samsung smartwatches and Wear OS on hundreds of devices. From a product choice perspective, there’s a whole lot more choice with Wear OS but that doesn’t matter. You’re here because you want to know which is best for you. The only new Samsung smartwatch you can buy right now is the Galaxy Watch, which is in our opinion is the best smartwatch on the market. There’s only a handful of Wear OS competitors that stand up to it in late 2018. These are the Huawei Watch Sport 2, Fossil Q Explorist HR (Gen 4) and the Skagen Falster 2. In this guide to Tizen and Wear ..

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How Many Steps in a Mile

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 27/08/2018.

The pedometer, more commonly known as a step counter or fitness tracker, has been around for centuries. To be exact, since 1780 when the Swiss inventor, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, invented the first pedometer. Tracking the number of steps we take on a daily basis has become a bit of an obsession in recent years, but understandably so! From walking and running to hiking or biking, being active every day is essential to maintaining overall health. As a matter of fact, the number of steps an individual takes each day can now be used to predict their risk of developing potentially harmful chronic conditions like heart disease, rheumatoid arth..

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The Best Budget Smartwatches 2018: Best Smartwatches From $30

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 23/08/2018.

Looking for the best budget smartwatch? We’ve got you covered. Budget smartwatches come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so there’s lots of choice. The thing to remember is there’s two main types of budget smartwatch:   Budget hybrid smartwatches These are analogue smartwatches (mechanical hands) with fitness tracking sensors built in (sometimes a heart-rate sensor too). You access fitness metrics on your smartphone via an app, which is how you set alarms and stuff. Hybrid budget smartwatches have the benefit of excellent battery life (typically in excess of 6-months).   Budget touchscreen smartwatches These are ..

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SIM card for smartwatch - your guide to SIM cards and smartwatches

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 17/08/2018.

Recently bought yourself a smartwatch with cellular connectivity? If it doesn’t have eSIM functionality (which clones your smartphone’s SIM card), then you’re going to need a SIM card for your smartwatch to get 4G LTE. SIM cards are often free to order, but you’ll need to opt into a mobile data plan to get 4G LTE on your wrist. Some SIM cards for smartwatches have unlimited data in the US. If you’re going to use your smartwatch for streaming music and videos we recommend you get a SIM card with a minimum 10GB monthly data allowance. In this consumer guide, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about 4G connectivity and SI..

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Top 10 Fitness Trackers 2018

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 09/08/2018.

Fitness trackers - they come in all shapes and sizes. The best fitness tracker is very much a personal choice, because everyone has different needs. For some people, a fitness tracker that just counts steps and crunches calories is enough. Others want heart-rate tracking, VO2 max tracking and GPS to track their running routes. The bottom line is no matter how advanced you want a fitness tracker to be – no matter what features you find most valuable – you can have them. In this guide to the top 10 best fitness trackers in 2018, we’ll reveal the fitness trackers that are at the top of their game, so that you can stay on top of yours. Wh..

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Top 10 Smartwatches for Music 2018

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 20/07/2018.

You don’t have to have your smartphone in your pocket to listen to music. You can do it with a smartwatch and a pair of Bluetooth headphones. It’s just as easy and perhaps more convenient, since you can skip tracks from your wrist. Most people get into smartwatches because they want a lightweight music device for running or the gym. It’s these activities which show smartphones up - they get in the way and are quite frankly extracting. If you don’t want a glass brick in your pocket when you’re working up a sweat, a smartwatch for music is what you want. Don’t work out? That’s fine. But you commute, right? Or at the very least, you wa..

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The Best Chinese Smartwatches 2018

Posted by Martin Simkin in Feature Articles on 17/06/2018.

It’s a fact that most consumer electronics out of China are cheaper than consumer electronics manufactured elsewhere in the world, which is good news if you’re in the market for a new smartwatch. Chinese smartwatches are 50 to 80 per cent cheaper than smartwatches made by Western brands. It’s important to point out too that Chinese smartwatches are branded - it’s just you’ve probably never heard of them. So-called micro-brands tend to pop up, put their name on a smartwatch, and then disappear to rename themselves. It’s just how the market works over there, and it works well.   The Best Chinese Smartwatches You Can Buy In this..

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