If you know what activity tracker or a fitness band is then the chances are high that you also know what a Fitbit is. Fitbit is one of the first fitness band models that actually came into the market and made it big. No model before Fitbit was that famous and it can easily be said that Fitbit actually reformed the activity tracker industry.
There are some brands which become so good that they turn into the synonym of the actual product. It looks like Fitbit is going towards that direction. Well, we can’t confirm that yet but the metric and the stat shows us that the biggest market share in the activity tracker industry is now held by Fitbit, the brand. Continue reading
Long gone are those days when you used to wear a boring watch on your hand. The watch industry is one of the few ones that is seeing constant changes and it can easily remind you of the scenes that the cellphone industry faced a decade ago.
Today, we will do a Garmin Forerunner review which is one of the newest additions to the Garmin family. This GPS watch is not only a running machine but also comes with a ton of features which we actually expected it to have.
From wrist-based heart rate monitor to activity tracker, this is actually one of those modern day solutions that you are looking for. Let’s go deep in this GPS watch review and find out every single detail that we possibly can. Continue reading
The Garmin Tactix Bravo GPS watch is an upgraded version to the Tactix watch released a couple of years ago. This carbon coated wearable is basically a normal smartwatch only on steroids that offers a wide range of tactical endeavors including GPS navigation and HALO jumps. Garmin is one of the biggest names in the fitness wearable arena, but in recent times has introduced a few wearable military gears – the Tactix Bravo being one of its elite models.
Even though the original Tactix was a hit itself, the Tactix Bravo adds a whole lot of features to the mix starting with its night vision screen. This simply means that the screen of the Tactix Bravo is now optimized for night vision goggles, making it a great fit for both a covert mission as well as a weekend warrior adventure. The key differences between the Tactix and Tactix Bravo include: Continue reading
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker Review. Fitness trackers just like the people who use them, can be seen in several “shapes and sizes”, and the Fitbit Zip fits slots in nicely into the petite category of “not worn on the wrist” activity trackers. The Fitbit Zip is the company’s effort to make the activity tracker highly affordable (under $ 50) and designed for people who don’t like wearing straps on their wrists. This compact fitness monitor displays your calories burned, estimates distance and counts your steps via its integrated accelerometer.
The Fitbit Zip is an ideal fitness tracker for those who’d like some motivation to get fit and want to be more aware how active they are (or aren’t 😉 ). With regards to size, the Fitbit Zip activity tracker is nicely small (1.1″ x 1.4″ x 0.38″) with smooth round edges, making it easy to slide in and out of your pocket. It can be synced with your smartphone or computer to view your stats, log activities and meals, even compete with friends via the Fitbit app or website.
In all honestly, the original Microsoft Band wasn’t perfect, and the Band 2 isn’t either, but does take care of most of the flaws starting with its battery life. This Microsoft Band sequel is appointed with a curved color AMOLED screen coated in Gorilla Glass 3 and boasts and updated design. This new iteration of the Band tracker by Microsoft is also a lot more attractive and comfortable than its predecessor, and is packed with a new sensor – a barometer for measuring altitude.
In short, the Band 2 is everything the original Band should’ve been – powerful, connected and a joy to use. The band is backed by great software and is outfitted with a wide range of sensors including skin temperature sensors, heart rate sensors and onsite GPS. If you’re a fitness buff, the Band 2 also measures maximum rate of oxygen consumption (VO2 max), and even has a sensor to track elevation. Additionally, it even offers smartphone notifications such as email, texts and calendar alerts right on the wrist, making it an all round fitness solution. Continue reading
The A360 is Polar’s first fitness device to implement wrist based heart rate monitoring, and can be used for dedicated heart rate based training and is capable of delivering on the go BPM (beats per minute). It is also the company’s first fitness tracker to be appointed with a touchscreen display, but does lack GPS. Polar fitness wearables are designed for avid cyclists, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts and the Polar A360 is no different.
The Polar A360 is highly customizable, and even delivers smartphone notifications right on your wrist such as call and text alerts. A little chunkier than its predecessor – the Loop 2, the Polar A360 is fitted with the wrist-based heart rate monitor, which is pretty accurate to say the least. With three silicone band sizes to choose from – small, medium and large, which are swappable for a bands in a variety of vibrant colors, the Polar A360 slots in nicely in the list of fitness wearable that looks just as good in the gym as it does in the office.
Highlights of the Polar A360
The Edge 1000 is Garmin’s “top line” of bike computers. With easy to follow navigation prompts, detailed maps (required additional purchase for some areas), GPS + GLONASS for more precise location service, and a comprehensive menu of ride metrics, the Edge 1000 is a worth considering device for a cycling enthusiast.
The Edge 1000 goes way beyond just providing comprehensive cycling related metrics such as mapping and GPS, but also offers heart rate monitoring, a speed/cadence sensor, temperature readings, virtual partner, settings of advanced workouts and more. An upgrade to the Edge 810, the Garmin Edge 1000 is not positioned as a replacement, but rather a device with a handful of upgrades including a capacitive touchscreen, easier to read larger screen, and base mapping and routing.
Highlights of the Edge 1000
The Garmin Vivofit 3 is not the traditional route Garmin usually takes when designing its fitness tracking devices. Although the design of this model makes the news focus, Garmin never forgets about improving the functionality. This third generation budget fitness tracker is not only outfitted with all the usual activity and sleep tracking features, a Move Activity Bar, but it also boasts an astounding 1 year long battery life and automatically tracks a series of activities thanks to Move IQ technology.
When released, the Vivofit 3 activity tracker, will be available with a wide range of swappable bands. Compared to its predecessor, the Vivofit 3 is a quite similar device, but is completely revamped in terms of visual appeal and debuts with several new features including:
Highlights of the Garmin Vivofit 3
The Callaway GPSy Golf GPS Watch is designed to render accurate and fast distances to hazards, greens and doglegs right on your wrist. Available in white and black color variants, the Callaway GPSy Golf wearable is not only fashionable to wear on and off the course, but is well crafted, waterproof and can withstand even inclement weather.
The CallawayGPSy golf watch also serves as an odometer, and offers auto-hole advance and auto-course recognition. It has onsite GPS and also serves as a scorekeeper so you can focus on gameplay. When fully charged, the Callaway GPSy Golf GPS Watch lasts for up to 9 hours with the GPS turned on, which is not bad, but considerably less than the latest Garmin Approach S20 (review here). The Callaway GPS golf watch comes pre-loaded with over 30,000 golf courses worldwide.
Highlights of the Callaway GPSy Golf GPS Watch
Please note that Garmin VIVOACTIVE HR is already available for pre-order on Amazon
If you’re one of those individuals who likes dabbing into several different sports, and is keen on making the best out of each workout, Garmin just introduced what you may have wished for with the Vivoactive HR. The Vivoactive HR is the Garmin’s another, improved attempt at a smartwatch line purely designed for the sportier types.
Upon first glance, there are two things you’ll notice about the Garmin Vivoactive HR – first as the name suggests it has Garmin’s proprietary Elevate heart rate sensor and second it is sleek as ever resulting in a cleaner feeling unit. When compared to the original Vivoactive (vivoactive review here), the all new Vivoactive HR looks significantly different with all new rectangular slimmer watch face compared to square one.
Highlights of the Garmin Vivoactive HR
What’s in the Box?
Garmin Vivoactive HR Design
The Vivoactive HR has received considerable improvements compared to its predecessor in terms of design. For starters, the screen quality is excellent and a great improvement compared to its previous iteration. Additionally, responsiveness has improved significantly as well, area that fell short in the original Vivoactive. Garmin has taken a bold approach of trying to make the Vivoactive HR sportier rather than premium, which results in a comfortable feel. Continue reading