Vivosmart HR? And awful bluetooth earbuds! A review for fitness rookies.

So fitness tracking…. it’s a thing. It’s a very big thing these days, and if you’re reading this then you probably already know that. ¬†Fitbit burst onto the scene in 2008 focusing on health and activity monitoring and made fitness tracking such a “thing” that even your iphone tracks your action stats for health monitoring.

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Pebble Time Steel Review Extravaganza!

Last week I finally received my Pebble Time Steel in the mail. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this for about seven months now. I had it delivered to my work office as I couldn’t risk it being stolen or lost. My hands were trembling as I opened the box. My colleague eyed me from across the room but said nothing. He knew that I had to immediately open this box and play with my new toy. The box within the shipping box looked like retail packaging. It was nice and compact. I carefully ripped the box open and powered up my new watch. I was immediately prompted to connect the watch to my smartphone. Once that finished I had to wait a few minutes while the watch searched and downloaded the latest firmware update. As the progress bar slowly moved across it’s beautiful color screen I realized that just a few years earlier I was at this very same job about to invest in something called a smartwatch…

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