Tag: sports

Milo – On-the-go comms

I very rarely do articles about Kickstarter projects, but – as a cyclist – this one looked like a good idea. It’s basically a tiny little communicator which allows group chats when you’re riding, surfing, running, walking, rowing or whatever else. No push-to-talk, no faffing. No need for …

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 …

A VPN can do a lot more than you think

We’ve all spent quite a lot of time indoors of late and, despite the wide range of entertainment available through the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten, you may find that you’ve watched nearly everything that’s out there. However, you may feel like you’ve gone through every …

Vodafone add Prime and YouTube Premium to Entertainment offerings

Vodafone have long offered a set of “bolt ons” to their plans. You’ve been able to add on Spotify, Now TV and Sky Sports Mobile TV for a while now, with the charges going onto your single bill. Now the network is adding a couple of additional services …

Sky TV to increase prices again

A few months ago I decided to leave Sky TV after many, many years and get myself a Netgem TV box. The transition, considering how many streaming services are out there to fill the void, has been really rather smooth. I’m not a bit football fan and didn’t …

Sky – Yes, you can now pause your Sky Sports subscription

After a raft of criticism, Sky appear to have changed their tune slightly. Before, despite not being able to deliver the expected live football, golf, rugby and other sports events, they were refusing to refund those who had paid the additional Sky Sports subscription. This, though, is something …

TCA Sportswear – From the streets of East London

As you may know, I’m trying to sweat it out at the gym right now. It’s a constant battle to just get up. A nice warm bed at 6AM, or a freezing cold gym with the music cranked up? Anyways, TCA approached me and said, “Hey can you …

Fancy getting to work in a drone?

We all know that drones are becoming more useful. The police are using them now and they’re continuing to grow in popularity, even with the increase in regulation. But, what about building one big enough to sit in? You could get to work in that in no time. …

Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to …

New Virgin Media deals deliver a PS4 or £150 bill credit

We recently covered the fact that Vodafone will be dishing out PS4’s, complete with FIFA 20, if you buy the Xperia 5 with them. Now Virgin Media are doing something very similar, although this time it’s more for Fortnite fans.Deals include a PS4 Fortnite bundle and PS Plus …

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 …

Illegal streaming. Most people have no concern.

There was a time when people used to look down on online gambling. However, now it’s a perfectly acceptable pastime, especially when you consider the amount of online casinos and bingo sites. Some of these get advertised in the day too, and you’ll find that there’s a lot …

The TicWatch S2 and now the AI-powered TicPods. Dive in!

You may have heard of Mobvoi and their TicWatch S2. It’s powered by Wear OS and has a 1.39″ AMOLED 400 x 400 display. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU and comes with 4GB of storage with 512MB of RAM. Plus, it looks bloody …

Diggro DI10 Smart Sports Watch – Review

OK, so first impressions then, and this thing is big. I’m not overly sure why. I mean, in the past I’ve seen some budget-priced smart watches from China and they’re usually chunky, but here we have a sports watch which doesn’t need charging ever day, it doesn’t have …

Vodafone to range the Sony Xperia XZ3

During IFA we took a look at the Sony Xperia XZ3. It has a 6″ 2880 x 1440 OLED screen, a 19 megapixel Exmor RS MotionEye camera at the back, a 13 megapixel up-front and an S-Force speaker. Powered by a 3,330mAh battery, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon …

Solving subscription issues on the Sky Sports Mobile TV App

We are big fans of the Sky Sports Mobile TV App here at Coolsmartphone.com. It provides a way of legally watching 8 Sky Sports Channels and Sky News on your iOS or Android Device for a great price. However, on occasion, some users experience issues with subscriptions not …

Gambling alternatives outside the casino

A few years ago I used to go to a casino. I’d have to travel there and I could often spend quite some time at the roulette tables. Sometimes I’d come out in the early hours. Now though, you don’t need to actually be in a casino to …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

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, …

VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones – Review

Right, straight from the get-go I’ve got to tell you that these are available from Amazon US for $33.99 but I got mine from Amazon UK for £22.99. Basically, I joined the gym again in January. I’d previously used a gym for free thanks to my old employers, …

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 …

Leophile Eel Wireless Neckband Headphones – Review

The thing with Bluetooth headphones, usually, is that the battery life isn’t all that great. People want a light in-ear heaphone but they also don’t want a hefty battery hanging off their head. Here, that’s solved as the battery equipment is stored in a neckband. This slips around …

First look – The EBox T8 V Streaming TV Box – Version 5

We’ve received another Android TV box to test today so I thought I’d give you a quick overview as it’s an improved version of an already very popular box. This is from EntertainmentBox – it’s the EBox T8 V and is powered by an Amlogic S912 64bit octa-core …

Selling a fully loaded Kodi box – It’s a grey area

Wait, I know what you’re going to say.. Of course it’s not a grey area! If you’re selling a “Fully Loaded Kodi Box” then it’s going to be illegal, end of. Well no, not necessarily, and I’ll tell you why. For most of us, “Fully Loaded” means that …

ProBox 2 Air Android TV Box – Review

Some time ago I decided to cancel my current satellite TV subscription. To be honest I thought the monthly fee was extortionate and decided to go along the “cable cutters route”. I found that I could get nearly all, if not all of the content I wished to …

V88 Plus TV Box – Review

Back in the “old days” we used to have photos on film. We then sent them off to get processed and we’d get them back on nice paper and we’d put them into albums. Now, we have smartphones and we have our photos stored either in a “cloud” …

The other reason people are buying an Amazon Fire TV Stick

You’ll have seen these things advertised by Jeremy Clarkson. After punching a BBC TV producer, Top Gear returned with a change of presenters and some new ideas, but Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond joined Amazon. Their new show – called “The Grand Tour” – will no …

EE TV – On test

The boys from BT.. sorry, EE.. sent me one of their clever TV boxes recently. You can’t just go out and buy one of these things, you have to have an EE Broadband package too. There’s full details here. You basically plug this into your rooftop aerial and …

TechElec SP-X Bluetooth Sports Headphones – Review

You know that moment don’t you? When you’re out running or even walking to the shops and, for some inexplicable reason, your headphones start to slide out of your ears. You start to wonder whether you’ve got dirty greasy ears or perhaps you’re sweating somehow. How does sweat …

Syllable D700 Bluetooth Sports Headphones – Review

We recently took a look at the Syllable A6 Bluetooth headphones and now we’ve got the sportier D700 ones. They’re available on Amazon USA for $19.99 and here in the UK for £13.99. Initial impressions are very good. I tried these on at the gym and they hooked …

Syllable A6 Wireless Bluetooth Sports headphones – Review

Headphones you say? Without a cable that’ll get snagged in my coat / zip / neck? Yes, I’ll have a look at that thanks. These, unsurprisingly, are headphones with Bluetooth built in. Getting them paired up with your phone is the first step, but before we talk about …

Kitvision Escape 4KW – A Review of the 4K Action Cam

I love it when I get to review Action Cams and enter the Kitvision Escape 4KW. Action Cams are great, they allow us to capture our must rugged of family adventures, and as technology advances the price has dropped making them readily available to a wider audience.  Yes I …

Garmin adds sensor information to your videos with the VIRB XE

Garmin really don’t you to just go out and buy one of those GoPro cameras. They know a lot of people will, so they’re trying everything to get you to .. errmm.. not. Their new Garmin VIRB XE has something extra. It’s called “G-Metrix”, which adds information into …

Get a personal coach in your pocket

Cross-training? Out for a run? What you need is a bit of encouragement. Something that’ll make you break out into a sweat. You need to get worn out, and quick. You need to go harder and faster. You need to build your stamina. So how’s about…. Yes, the …

Top apps to keeping your finger on the pulse of sports news

After reading Leighs problems with his TV (it had an unfortunate collision with a Nintendo Wii controller), I noticed that it would ruin his yearly get-together watching the Cheltenham Festival. Hopefully he’ll have a new TV sorted by then, but if you’re into your horse racing you’ll no …

Misfit Flash Review

Just a few weeks ago I reviewed the Misfit Shine, a personal tracker that also, if you want, can double as a necklace. Now we have the Misfit Flash and here’s a look at how this one works. It’s a small device around the size of a penny …

Garmin vívosmart activity tracker now ready to buy

It seems that almost everyone is doing a “sports band” or “activity tracker” now. Garmin have just nudged us about their new vívosmart, which is £139.99. It’ll connect to your smartphone and has a 7 day battery life. You get text, email and call notifications which are read …