Fitness trackers have become quite popular and the market is filled with various brands and designs. While finding one is an effortless process, not all offers you land will be desirable. It is important to carefully evaluate and review each fitness tracker before spending your money however affordable it may be. Letscom ID130HR is one of the highly reputed fitness trackers in the market. It comes with various features and specs that make tracking your daytime and night activities a seamless painless task. Here is a review of the tracker including key features, capabilities, software, pros and cons.
There is a new piece of tech called a smartwatch that is all over the market and gadget sites today. Just like every piece of tech in the world, this new innovation has a learning curve as it is becoming more and more practical with every new production. There are several tips I will outline here for you to help you maximize efficiency of your Smartwatch usage weather you want to get easy access to notifications, listen to music offline or take notes. Most people get smartwatches in order to get access to several features on their smartphones without necessarily having to physically get a hold of their phone. There are two types of smartwatches: the older version Android Wear 1.0 and the newer Android Wear 2.0.
Mi Band 2 – not expensive, but still, is it worth?
If we close our eyes and think about an activity tracker options that we want to go for, the chances are high that we will think about Mi Band. Why does that happen? You see, there are actually around twenty different types of affordable fitness band models out there in the market. All of them might not be as good as Mi Band 2, but let’s say that there are 6-8 models which are close to this one.
Now, why do we only remember Mi Band and some other brands and don’t remember all of them? It is because of the brilliant brand value that Mi offers. You see, Mi Band 2 is a brilliant activity tracker and there is no confusion there. But that alone did not make this fitness band as one of the most successful ones. What made this band successful is a combination of great features and brilliant brand identity. Continue reading
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
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
Size: 2 MB
It is recommended to use Garmin Express to make the update. It’s really easy, you will be guided through all the process, which takes less than 2 minutes. Please, make sure the battery is charged before proceeding with the update.
What’s new in the update? *
*Taken from Garmin vivoactive support website
Side note, that the Garmin viovactive is in the “Best Sellers” league on Amazon (Today’s pick) 🙂
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
I have own Garmin vivoactive for quite some time now. Even if it is not the latest model, I still enjoy it. I’m tempted by a new model with wrist-based heart rate monitor, but I may put over for some time until there are further improvements. I also still like the look of it. Although my girlfriend doesn’t share my opinion.
I use the vivoactive mostly for walking, occasional runs and short workouts. I like the “7-minute workout” (check on google or youtube – absolutely love to start the day with short series of exercises). The 7-minute workout app doesn’t come preloaded on vivoactive, but it is very easy to download from Garmin’s CONNECT IQ.
You will need to connect your device to a computer. Use the Garmin Express (from there: “Mange Apps” >>”Get More Apps” – you’ll be redirected to CONNECT IQ website, where you can choose an app you like).
Garmin vivoactive review here
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