Tag: fitness

BingoFit Smartwatch – Review

I’ll be honest, the lovely people at BingoFit Smartwatches sent me through a review unit of this BingoFit smartwatch some months ago but the entire cancer diagnosis has meant that the review has been delayed somewhat. It’s selling, right now, for just £22.31. Yes, a smartwatch, with app …

Mi Band 5 Fitness Tracker, now just £27.55

It’s that crazy time of year where we all try to come up with gift ideas which don’t break the bank. How’s about this? A fitness tracker which kinda says, “You’re getting a bit chunky” and “Happy Christmas” at the same time? 😁 Head to this Amazon link …

Mi Watch – All you need to know.

Not content with dropping three new phones on us today, Xiaomi have delivered a watch too. It’s going to cost just €99 (which is about £90 if you convert it) and only needs charging twice a month via a magnetic connection. This is for fitness fans, and packs …

Zepp E Smartwatch – Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way. I like smartwatches. No, that’s not quite right. I really like smartwatches. I have reviewed many smartwatches for Coolsmartphone in my years as a writer for the site. They have varied from the complex, like the TicWatch Pro, to the …

Galaxy Unpacked – August 5th. It’s all going to be very different

A lot has changed over the last few months. The high street, as we’ve known it for many years, had already suffered at the hands of out-of-town shopping malls and internet shopping. However, when the coronavirus hit, those who’d never shopped online started doing so, and now it’s …

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Announced – The Mi Smart Band 5

We’ve seen a lot of kit from Xiaomi of late. There’s no sign of that stopping, and today they launched even more kit. This is the new fitness tracker / smart band, the Mi Smart Band 5. It’ll be launched soon here in Europe and gets a 1.1″ …

FourFit Mini2 – A fitness band designed for kids

Tracking activity, steps, heart rate, lung health, blood pressure and sleep – this is the FourFit Mini 2. During the lockdown, we’re all sat around more, so this FourFit Mini2 will ensure that your child stays active, with daily updates and reminders to get off the sofa or …

Subscription now at the centre of Strava

How it happened, I really don’t know, but pretty much everyone I know has ended up using Strava as their fitness tracker. There’s plenty of competition, but Strava seems to be the one we’ve all ended up using. We don’t pay of course. No, that would be mental. …

Home Active – Daily PE lessons

We covered some free fitness lessons just recently but, if you want to keep a schedule going, Joe Wicks has setup a live daily workout on his YouTube channel. As I type there’s nearly a million viewers watching his daily 9AM workout, which he’s broadcasting from his home. …

Home Active – Keep fit at home for free

We’ve started our “Home Active” feature as a way to keep you mentally and physically strong through these very strange times. Stuck at home, or limited on what you can do outside of home, we’re looking at the options that are available. Today this one comes courtesy of …

Health insurance goes digital – Monitoring your well-being in 2020

Have you seen or tried a smartwatch or smartband? It’s perhaps a good indicator of how we’re all keeping an eye on our health now. Health apps, which often go alongside those fitness gadgets, can keep a track of your fitness and your sleep. In addition, there’s stress …

Honor MagicWatch 2 – Review

I’ve had a number of fitness bands over the years. As the months go by I somehow kill each one. It either drops off, stops charging or breaks down in some other way. Over the last month I’ve been checking out something new – the Honor MagicWatch 2. …

Deal on the original Huawei Watch GT

Right now I’m wearing the Honor MagicWatch 2. It’s a familiar bit of kit because it’s pretty much a replica of the Huawei Watch GT2. Now, whilst doing a bit of research whilst writing the review, I stumbled across the original Huawei Watch GT Active on Amazon for …

Honor MagicWatch 2 Unveiled. Available to buy shortly.

This badger costs just £159.99 as a pre-order deal via on the Amazon website or the eBay store, then it’ll no doubt pop up on the official Honor site too. Headline stats then, and this has a 14-day battery, a Huawei Kirin A1 CPU, an ultra-thin profile, Bluetooth …

Get a personal trainer in your ear. Auro.

At this time of year my inbox is a mixture of Christmas gadgets and keep-fit ideas for the New Year. However, as we mentioned in our earlier story about Peloton, you shouldn’t really have to spend a fortune on getting and keeping fit. This one, though, is another …

Got yourself a Fitbit? It’ll soon be a Google Fitbit

The fitness tracker of choice for many is Fitbit, but with so much competition in that particular field, the company has been making a loss of late. Today Google have announced that they’ll be buying the company for £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion), with the transaction said to complete …

Personal improvement. Ring. Now.

It’s been a while since I did this, but here’s a story which wasn’t sent to us via a PR company. This is about a fitness tracker, but it’s not a watch and it doesn’t involve a strap. This is a ring. Just a ring. First up, yes, …

Honor Band 5 – Now even better

Remember our Honor Band 5 review? Like it? Bought it? Well, good news! There’s now remote music and blood oxygen monitoring too. All you need to do in order to get the update is head to the Health app on your phone. Oh, and don’t forget that the …

Honor Band 5 – Review

  Good points: Price Battery life Really bright screen Comfort Packed with features Bad Points: No easy connection to Google Fit Difficult to differentiate between notifications Specs: Size: 43 mm x 17.2 mm 11.5 mm Weight: 22.7g Display: 0.95″ colour AMOLED Display 120 x 240 px RGB Battery: …

Garmin fēnix 6 smartwatches now available

If you’re an active person and you’ve got a lot of cash stashed away, this could be for you. Garmin tell me that the new fēnix 6 Series smartwatch is .. Built on the exploits of countless explorers. It’s a rugged smartwatch “designed for life” with GPS and, …

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 announced

  I’ve still not really got “into” smart watches, but the new Galaxy Watch Active2 could well change my mind. For a start, it’s a very sexy looking thing and, whats more, it’ll do 4G connectivity too. There’s also two sizes – a 44mm and 40mm diameter watch, …

Fitness tracker inaccuracy. Storm in a teacup.

I was pretty puzzled by the Which? investigation into fitness trackers last week. With the London Marathon happening today, they decided to run a check on the trackers, which can record your distance, pace, heart-rate and location. Some 118 trackers were tested over a marathon distance – 26.2 …

Get yourself a virtual personal trainer

Wanna get fit? Well, you could join a gym, but that can be pricey (I’m looking at you David Lloyd Leisure.. £100 a month!? Waahh??). So today marks the launch of, according to Kaia Health the “world’s first virtual personal trainer”. It uses unique motion tracking technology to …

Why aren’t more Swiss watchmakers embracing smartwatches?

On a daily basis you’ll find that, like many people, I’m wearing a fitness band. It doubles as a watch / notification device and the battery lasts for quite some time. You’ll no doubt be familiar with devices like this – they’ll keep track of your step count, …

Track your hound and monitor fitness with Mishiko

A lot of us wear fitness bands now. My colleagues think I’ve got some sort of bladder problem because I’m up and down all day thanks to my fitness band telling me to get up and move around every now and then. Now though, you can get a …

Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to Three

OK, so this isn’t a gym but – instead of sweating your bits off in front of strangers, you get an app with professional personal trainers. They offer thousands of workouts and programmes, which have been specially created and guided by world-class certified trainers. You also get some …

Strava problems on Xiaomi phones?

Remember the problem with Strava and Honor / Huawei devices? Well, just a few days ago I went on quite a long ride. I hopped on my bike and did about 2 hours, but Strava had been shut down, presumably by the HiSilicon CPU, at some point during …

Xiaomi Band 3 – First impressions

So we had an overview of the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro, the Redmi 6A and the Band 3 yesterday, but today I wanted to give you a closer look at the fitness band. This will be given out for free when you buy a Xiaomi handset …

Exercise at work, whilst you work!

Remember my makeshift office / exercise bike? It was basically a free exercise bike I’d got from Freecycle and an old Chromebook that I strapped to the top. It was a bit naff, but it did the job – I could write articles while I trained for the …

How to use mobile apps to improve fitness

Right you, I’m going to speak right down the camera to you. This weekend I got chatting to my mates’ wife. She’s started running and, because I do the odd bit of cycling, we started discussing Strava. The app, as you’ll know if you’re a runner or cyclist, …

YouTube Friday – The Huawei Band 2 Pro. Video review.

You kids. All you want to do is watch YouTube. Written text? Pah! That’s so last century, and if I make this article more than two paragraphs long you’re all going to lose interest anyway, so… After the rather amazing Huawei Band 2 Pro review I posted yesterday, …

Huawei Band 2 Pro Fitness Tracker – Review

I have a bit of a problem with fitness trackers. Those that I’ve looked at in the past have inevitably come from the cheaper end of the spectrum and were Chinese imports. Y’know the sort – a brand you don’t truly recognise, but it’s £10. The thing is, …

Fitbit launches first ever smartwatch and sports headphones

Say “Fitbit” to anyone and they’ll instantly think of an activity tracker. Usually the name conjures up an image of a wrist-worn strap that’ll keep an eye on how mobile you are. However, Fibit have just announced their very own health and fitness smartwatch, called the the Fitbit …

Fitbit activity tracker explodes on users wrist.

ABC News  is reporting on a woman in Wisconsin who’s been the victim of another exploding device. This time it’s a fitness tracker, and happened whilst the wearer – Dina Mitchell – was sitting reading a book. The Fitbit Flex 2 caught fire and explode, causing burns to her …

Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker – Review

  Well doesn’t this look familiar? Indeed it should. This looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 we reviewed last year. Remember that? Here it is.. Indeed, this Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker could probably fit in the same charging connector. It’s a similar size and has …

Archon MOVE Fitness Tracker, now £49.99

You know how this goes by now. The PR people have already assumed that you’ve bought all your Christmas presents, so now they’re prepping the fitness gear you’ll be needing after noshing on turkey, mince pies and chocolates all over the festive season. In reality, you’ll probably be …

Microsoft Band Canned. Team disband.

I tried out the Microsoft Band and Band 2. I was quite impressed but sadly there’ll be no third version. A few weeks ago Thurrott reported that the future of Microsoft Band looked less than promising. Let’s face it, Microsoft tried to do the “hardware thing” and failed …