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Amazfit Bip review: $100 smartwatch with integrated GPS and 45-day battery life

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:47:00 +0000

With Pebble no longer around offering reasonably priced smartwatches with long battery life there is a place for another competitor. The Amazfit Bip surprised me with its capability and affordable $100 price.

Essential Phone colors, Google Pixel sales, Amazing Amazfit Bip battery (MobileTechRoundup show #423)

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:32:57 +0000

A new phone arrives at my house on Tuesday while I continue to be impressed by he incredible battery life of the Amazfit Bip watch.

Qualcomm announces wireless edge services and new LTE SDK for enterprise IoT customers, 5G NR roadmap demonstrated

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:00 +0000

Qualcomm held its 5G Day event in San Diego last week and showed attendees various demonstrations of its new services focused on the Internet of Things, as well as 5G NR plans.

Pixelbook, Nintendo Switch, and electric cars in space (MobileTechRoundup show #422)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:31:49 +0000

A phone was returned while a new Chromebook and game console were purchased over the last week. There is still a lot going on as we prepare for MWC in a couple weeks.

iPhone long exposure, Moto X4 with Fi, Essential Phone, Runkeeper for Apple Watch (MobileTechRoundup show #421)

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:34:14 +0000

As we look ahead to MWC, Kevin and I continue to explore the world of mobile tech. In this episode we discuss whether or not the Pixel 2 stays, how we enjoy the Essential Phone, and whether or not Microsoft makes sense with its Windows 10 designations.

WaterField Designs bags for Google Pixelbook: Protect your Chromebook and carry the pen

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:01:01 +0000

WaterField Designs makes some fantastic bags for mobile gear and even has a couple of options that work for the Google Pixelbook. They are reasonably priced and will last you for years.

Strava lesson: Share fitness data online? Check these privacy settings now

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:11:00 +0000

Millions of people mount wearables on their wrist daily and share data collected with the public, friends, and family. With the recent Strava heatmap news, it's time to check your privacy settings and confirm how and where that data gets shared.

Nuheara IQBuds, Apple HomePod, Galaxy S9 rumors, Pixel 2 (MobileTechRoundup show #412)

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:49:36 +0000

As we pass the time between CES and MWC, both podcast hosts pulled out the credit card for some new gear. Stay tuned for more thoughts as things arrive for testing.

Mophie Powerstation AC and USB-C XXL portable batteries: Hit the road without worrying about a power source

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:47:03 +0000

Mophie is known for providing various portable power options and two of its newest external batteries keep road warriors going. One even has a three-prong AC outlet for powering virtually any mobile device.

Leaving Windows: How the Pixelbook replaced my Surface Pro 4, no regrets

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:04:00 +0000

The world continues to move to the cloud and less is being done with offline apps. Last month I put my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on the shelf and connected my new Google Pixelbook to my external Dell monitor as I went all in with a Chromebook.

Fitbit announces #Made4Fitbit challenge winners, extends Pebble smartwatch support for six months

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:19:00 +0000

Over 10,000 developers have registered to work with Fitbit OS and the winners of a recent developer challenge were announced. Current Pebble smartwatch owners also qualify for a $50 Fitbit Ionic discount.

Garmin introduces $80 Vivofit 4 with one-year battery life and color display

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:21:00 +0000

One aspect that causes activity trackers to end up in the drawer is short battery life. Garmin achieves year-long battery life with its latest tracker while including a small color display.

CES 2018 mobile-focused wrap up (MobileTechRoundup show #419)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:29:14 +0000

There was a bit of mobile phone news at CES, along with wearables and lots of sensors that connect to mobile devices.

CES 2018: Samsung goes all in with IoT via SmartThings, including Gear smartwatches

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:30:00 +0000

Samsung's press conference at CES 2018 was focused on bringing together all its IoT applications into the SmartThings central hub -- and smartwatches are a piece of this plan.

CES 2018: Misfit Path hybrid smartwatch tracks your activity with a six month battery life

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Misfit continues to offer watch form factor trackers, and its latest offering bridges the gap between activity tracker and smartwatch with minimal information and long battery life.

CES: iHeartRadio announces new offerings for Samsung Bixby, Garmin, Facebook Messenger, and more

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:20:00 +0000

iHeartRadio is rolling out several new ways to enjoy its digital music, podcasts, and live streaming radio service in your home, on your wrist, on your phone, and in your car.

CES 2018: Garmin Forerunner 645 finally launches with integrated music

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:20:00 +0000

Wearables continue to evolve and many runners are looking to leave the phone behind. Garmin just announced its first watch that supports offline music so you get the best of a full GPS sports watch with music to motivate you.

CES 2018 pre-show thoughts and attendance plans (MobileTechRoundup show #418)

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:17:57 +0000

It's been five years since I attended CES and this year will see both podcast hosts wandering the show floor in Las Vegas.

Mophie Powerstation AC: 22,000mAh battery pack with standard A/C socket

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:20:00 +0000

There are many choices in portable battery solutions -- but not many when it comes to providing a standard A/C outlet for universal use. Mophie, a well-known battery provider, announced a massive battery for all your devices.

2017 in review, Pixelbook is back, Apple battery replacement (MobileTechRoundup show #417)

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:11:50 +0000

Kevin and Matt spent at least half of this last podcast of 2017 chatting about the good and bad times of mobile technology in 2017. Were their favorites yours too?