Tag: tracker

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″ …

The new Vodafone Smart GPS Tracker – Curve

This is a little tracker doo-hickey that you pop into or onto your valuables. It’s just £20 from Vodafone to buy, then you pay £2 per month to keep it working. Called “Curve” it’s part of a range of Vodafone smart tech products and will track your stuff …

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 …

Kippy Evo (V-Pet Tracker) now down in price

Down to just £49.50 (instead of £99), the V-Pet Tracker also includes 12 months of free tracking service so that you can see exactly where your furry friend is, even when they’re out of sight. Not only that, but the WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS-capable tracker will keep up …

Huawei Watch GT Active – Now (just) less than £100

It’s in dark green, but you can grab it now from Amazon for £99 and you can perhaps change the strap if the green colour isn’t your thing. It packs a 1.39″ AMOLED color touchscreen, 2 weeks of battery life and it’s great if you’re planning to keep …

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 …

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, …

Winston – A Kickstarter gadget to protect your online life

Right. I’ve tried. Believe me, I’ve tried, but every time I mention a “VPN” people just lose interest. Getting a VPN is great. It protects you, it can also anonymize you, preventing tracking and spying etc. Trouble is, it can be a bit of a faff, even if …

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 …

Ekster – Trackable smart wallets

These are sold in shops like Macy’s and Selfridges and are crafted from the highest grade leather available in Europe. Basically, they’re high-end but they’re also clever too. These are ultra-slim smart wallets which can be tracked and actually run via solar power. Yes, solar power. This means …

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 …

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 …

SpyTrack Nano – Review

I’m not really a fan of naming these things with words like “spy” in the title. To be honest it takes away from the cool and less creepy things that you can do with the device. This is a very clever GPS tracker. Small, simple to use and …

Chipolo Reviewed – Find your stuff.

In the soft squishy bits of my brain – the bits that have been impacted by alcohol the most – I vaguely remember similar products in the past, but this Chipolo solution is stylish and just easy to setup. Basically it’s a small “doo-hickey” which connects to your …

Tag your bag. Prevent a scallywag.

The V-Bag by Vodafone is, if I’m honest, actually called the Alcatel MOVETRACK. You can attach this little gadget to yourself, a loved one, a bag, a suitcase, a car, a piece of equipment, whatever you fancy really. Clip it on or put it inside your bag and, …

Vodafone will now help you track your pet too.

Remember when I stuck the Paby Pet Tracker on our cat? The gadget sat on her collar and sent live GPS data back to my smartphone. It meant that I could see where she was on a live map. Now Voda are doing something very similar with the …

Easy Logger – A hidden mobile tracking app

There’s plenty of monitoring apps out there but, if you want to pay absolutely nothing, the new Easy Logger app might be of interest. It’s for Android and you will need to side-load an APK, but for precisely nothing per month you’ll get full logging of all phone …

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 …

Keeping an eye on the little ones

With my son getting to a “certain age”, he’s now off on his own. He plays in the local park and goes on his scooter with his friends. Even as a geeky phone guy, I really didn’t want to give him a phone. Like most kids, I knew …

Paby Pet Tracker – Review

We’ve covered this already here at Coolsmartphone but now we’re lucky enough to borrow one to review. For $79.99, this is a pet activity monitor with in-built GPS, WiFi and a SIM card so that you can see where your pet is, live. Oh, and get this, it …

Scotland Charity Special – Watch me live!

Last week I asked our 10,000 Twitter followers and 40,000 weekly readers to help by donating a bit of cash to Edwards Trust. They help parents and carers bereaved, or about to be bereaved, of their son or daughter. They also support children and young people who are …

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 …

Handling my finances on the move

Sure, I use my phone for playing games on. I use it to get the latest news too, but I don’t think I’m alone in using it for one very important task, and that’s keeping an eye on my finances. We’ve touched upon ways of making money with …

iFit Classic Review

iFit introduced a huge array of new gadgets at the Gadget Show Live event last March for keeping tabs on your world of fitness and sleep. We reported directly from the event here and specifically about this watch we have to review the iFit Classic. Here is a video of …

Talk to the animals with a KYON Pet Tracker

Watching your pet from work or anywhere else is pretty simple. Just get a camera or perhaps use a spare smartphone to act as an IP camera. It’s a good way to have a quick look at your dog or cat from afar, but… wouldn’t it be good …

Strava not working properly on your Huawei? Here’s the fix

Update – Sadly, after thinking this had fixed it, I’ve since had the app crash or force close again. Read my more recent post on the situation. I’m lucky enough to be using the Huawei P9 at the moment. It’s my main device and as part of my …

Keep track of the kids with My Buddy Tag

Short version, this is a wrist band that your kids wear. It uses Bluetooth and, via an app on your phone, you can be assured that they’re within a certain distance at all times. It’s waterproof and clips on easily. It’s ideal for your holiday and, although we’d …

findxone tracker from Vodafone – Review

I mentioned this rather handy gadget back in December last year. Vodafone, like a few other networks, are offering up some rather clever connected gadgets now and this, the findxone, is one of them. In effect it’s a little box that you can hang onto something or put …

Strava user has his bikes stolen as home address is revealed

It’s something we’ve reported on before, but sadly someone else has fallen victim after having his bikes pinched. It’s a double-edged sword at times, with people wanting to challenge each other and share their achievements, but you do need to protect yourself. Strava, the activity tracking app and …

Jawbone UP2 Activity Tracker reduced in Black Friday sales

This one is available at both PC World and Currys, with the price reduced from £89.99 to just £49. It’ll monitor speed, distance and the amount of calories you’re burning, plus there’s sleep tracking and a silent vibration alarm for walking you up more naturally. According to the …

Track your pet with EE

EE slipped an interesting little nugget into their recent press release. We almost missed it, but if you check this page on their website you can sign up for a new product called EE Pet Pal. The company tell us that it’s … A new connected device that …

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 …

Get yourself a pussy tracker

You know those loving, soft cats that come and sit on your lap, wanting some fuss? Yeah, our cat isn’t one of those. If she does see fit to come near you she’ll either just meow or she’ll suddenly pounce on you for no good reason and rip …

Misfit Shine Review

Well, I have to say, I didn’t think I’d gel with this thing to begin with. I’ve not worn a watch for a good many years and when I saw the rubber strap I presumed that this wouldn’t be my thing. The Misfit Shine is a fitness and …

Santa Claus is coming to town, follow him on your mobile

Santa, as you know, will be unloading his sack in your front room very soon. On Christmas Eve you can not only track his movements on Google Maps, but you can also now follow the jolly fella via this Android app too. The app includes lots of little …