Apple AirPods 2nd Generation: Worth The Hype?

Apple brought about a new revolution in accessories industry by their wireless earbud device called Apple AirPods back in 2016. The device got immensely popular as the concept of wireless earbuds was an absolutely new idea to the users and the Apple AirPods introduced so many innovative and promising features for the users. Apple managed to have an engrossing business with their AirPods as there were no competitor to produces wireless earbud devices. However, the scenario has changed for Apple cause some top companies like Xiaomi and Samsung released their versions of earbuds lately. Their price range and specifications made them also famous in the accessory industry. So it created a pressure for Apple to update their device and make a superior version of their AirPods.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation; Image Source: Apple

Finally Apple made an updated version of their earbuds called Apple AirPods 2nd Generation in March this year. Enhanced battery performance and new internal chip is the main focus of this upgrade. Let’s find out how upgraded the 2nd generation device is than the primary one—

The upgraded version introduces new chipset; Image Source: Apple

The first thing to find out if Apple AirPods 2 has any upgraded design. The previous AirPods reportedly received massive criticism for following the same old Apple earphone design, only wireless. The wireless earphones was prone to fall from ear because they did not follow an in-ear earbud design. Another criticism the Apple AirPods received because of its no color option. The first generation AirPods was released in only white color which disappointed most of the fans for not keeping an option for black or grey. Surprisingly, Apple still has not changed its design for Apple AirPods 2nd Generation. The same old Apple earphone design without the wire still has the risk to fall out from the users’ ear. Although there is fewer chances to fall out if you stay in a normal position. The positive part of the design was its lightweight and comfortable design, and the AirPods 2nd Generation kept it up. But the same old design really ruined the vibe of something new and exclusive although there are quite some changes internally.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation; Image Source: Marques Brownlee

The most significant thing to talk about the upgrade is the chip. The Apple AirPods 1st Generation was run by a W1 chip which use motion accelerometer and an optical sensor to detect whether they are in your ears or not. But in the 2nd generation Apple AirPods, they changed the chipset. The earbuds are now configured with a H1 processor chip which supports a hands free “Hey Siri” and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. So it offers a faster and more stable wireless connection to your devices, Apple claimed that the new chipset can connect up to 2x faster than before. According to them, this chip also delivers up to 30 percent lower gaming latency. So, it produces a higher quality audio for the best experience.

Apple has as usual kept their previous optical sensors and motion accelerometers to control the audio experience, using the microphone for Siri & phone calls and most importantly enable the device when they are in your ears. An additional speech detecting sensor recognizes your voice when you are speaking and connect with the microphones to filter out the external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.

Wireless charging box is another new update on the 2nd Generation AirPods; Image Source: Marques Brownlee

One of the most important upgrades on this device was its power configuration. The previous version received criticism for the battery draining properties. The Lithium ion battery in the 1st generation AirPods tend to drain charge even when it was sitting idle. According to Apple, they solved this problem by an updated firmware in the 2nd generation AirPods. The battery backup and charging box backup remains the same as before. The first generation already had a decent battery backup of 5 hours of listening time and up to 24 hours back up from the charging box.

Apple AirPods 2 with wirelesa charging box; Image source: Marques Brownlee

A new addition to the power configuration is the wireless charging box. Apple introduced a new charging box that comes separately pricing at 40$. This is kind of convenient because you can charge your AirPods any time with a charging mat.

Apple kept the same price for AirPods 2nd generation as the primary one. 159 dollars for a pair, but this time they kept an option along with the wireless charging box at 199 dollars. The price point is still expensive, but considering the upgraded specifications and features, you would not be entirely disappointed trying these little jukebox in your ears.

Amazfit Bip: Still Favorite In 2019?

Huami Amazfit Smartwatch Series is slaying the mid-range smartwatch industry. They have produced some remarkable smartwatches that created a huge hype for their smartwatches. Their popular and commercially successful smartwatches inspired them to produce more of their smartwatches. According to Huami, they have reportedly sold over one million units of their smartwatches in the first half of 2018 since they launched their smartwatches in late 2016. This is indeed a huge success as a new brand. Their promising features and exclusive price range helped them to reach such a huge sale figure within such a few time. Their smartwatches have become a potential threat for the high end smartwatch companies like Fitbit, Apple or Samsung. So apparently the competition is certainly tight in the smartwatch industry.

Amazfit Bip is one of the best-seller products of Huami; Image Source: Amazfit

One of the most successful and popular products of Huami Amazfit smartwatch series is Amazfit Bip. Being released in late 2016, the Amazfit Bip has been a desiring smartwatch within a low-range budget. Excellent performance and solid configuration helped it to be one of the best selling products of Huami. Their design, battery life, price range, features, every single thing was appreciated by the users. At only 79 dollars, the users had enjoyed the experience of a high end smartwatch. Therefore the next version of this series was a crying need for the users. But it took quite a long time to produce an updated and better successor of this product. Finally Huami announced the arrival of the successor of the Amazfit Bip in their summer launch ceremony held at June 11, 2019. Although Huami has not yet released the Amazfit Bip 2, there are a lot of rumors and speculations going on about the Amazfit Bip 2. But still its technical specification, configuration and price range are unknown. Therefore, it looks like the fans have to wait longer for it and for now they have to become satisfied with the Amazfit Bip only. the real question is if the Amazfit Bip is still good for 2019. It has been a long time since it was released, so there’s a chance for it to be outdated. Let’s look into the details of this smartwatch and find out the answer:

Amazfit Bip; Image Source: Amazfit

The first thing to notice about this gear is its design. Amazfit Bip has a simple and attractive design which makes a great first impression at a glance. Square watch case with multiple colorful straps make it look like a high end smartwatch. The watch is extremely lightweight and comfortable for your day long use. However, the build quality seems a bit disappointing because the watch case is made of polycarbonate and matte plastic, so the finishing is not up to the mark. Another important factor of the design quality is its water resistance function. Amazfit Bip has an IP68 certified water resistance capacity although this gear is not waterproof. So it is quite disheartening for you for not being able to use it during your swimming sessions. Other than that, the design quality is quite satisfactory as a mid-range smartwatch.

The display quality is quite disappointing comparing to other smartwatches; Image Source: TekNixHax

The display is not so impressive comparing to other smartwatches. It has a trans-reflective 1.28” LCD display with a resolution of 176 x 176, which is good at this price, but not something to die for. Although the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and 2.5D curved glass help to make a display a good one.

The battery configuration made a huge change in its sales scenerio; Image Source: TekNixHax

The best part of this smartwatch is its battery life. The battery life of Amazfit Bip is indeed surprising. 45 days of battery life in a smartwatch is simply unbelievable. But still this smartwatch has some drawbacks in its power configuration. The gear doesn’t support quick charging or wireless charging option. The charging time is another negative point, because 3 hours of charging time is quite disappointing and annoying. But considering the whopping battery performance, the power configuration seems pretty good.

Amazfit Bip; Image Source: TekNixHax

Just like other smartwatches, this smartwatch also focuses on various fitness features and organizers. From notification checking to fitness tracking, this smartwatch has all the basic smartwatch features. But this smartwatch doesn’t have any heart rate sensor or any innovative smart feature to impress. Another drawback of the basic feature is it has no loudspeaker or microphone. So you can not be 100% satisfied with its smart features but if you consider the price, it is not too bad since it has all the basic functions.

Its specifications are confined to only basic features; Image Source: TekNixHax

Overall, we think that this smartwatch is pretty good at only 79 dollars. Despite some drawbacks, this smartwatch can fulfill your basic needs. But in our opinion this smartwatch is way outdated as per 2019, where you can find other exclusive fitness trackers like Mi Smart Band 4. But if you like the looks and battery life, you can give this smartwatch a try. Otherwise, the best option for you is to wait for Amazfit Bip 2 or other fitness trackers in this budget.

Motorola Moto 360 Sport: The Complete Gear

Motorola is not an unknown name to us. They have established their position in the telecommunication industry and gradually conquered every sectors related to it. From telephones to smartphones, Motorola is a true witness of the revolution of technology. They have still kept their presence in the market by being a passionate competitor. Although, none of their latest products was a big hit like other brands like Samsung or Apple but still managed to keep an average sales figure. They are continuing to launch new products in spite of their downgrading market statistics. As a result, there are quite a few products that have been loved by the users.

Motorola Moto 360 Sport ; Image Source: Motorola

Motorola has kept experimenting with new technologies and gadgets to keep their position in this industry. Hence, the smartwatch industry was not skipped by them. Motorola launched their first smartwatch called Moto 360 sport in September 2014. A year later, they released an updated version of the same smartwatch called Moto 360 Sport (2nd Generation).

Motorola Moto 360 Sport; Image Source: Hamza Qayyum

The first thing that comes to our attention is its design. The Motorola Moto 360 has a unique design unlike any other smartwatches. Top smartwatch manufacturing companies like Samsung is going for a more formal and elegant design, where Motorola has gone for comparatively casual and sporty design, which is suitable for any sporty and casual look. The smartwatch comes in different color variations like black, flame orange and white. The main thing of the design is its material. The Motorola Moto 360 sport has a silicone construction. So the design is quite lightweight and comfortable. The Moto 360 sport has two parts- a circular case and a silicone strap. The case is only 11.5mm thick, so the watch is quite stylish and doesn’t look odd to your hand. Besides, the case is 45 mm in diameter, which gives it a large display option. On the other hand, the design is IP67 certified water-resistant, although the watch is not waterproof. Not being waterproof could be risky for your swimming sessions cause the parts may damage by water. Overall, the design is quite great and also greatly functional.

The display comes with AnyLight Hybrid feature; Image Source: Motorola

The most attractive part of the Motorola Moto 360 sport is its display. This watch has a 1.37 inches or 35 mm display with a resolution of 360 x 325 having 263 ppi pixel density. So the display is excellent in terms of its size and resolution. The most exclusive part of the display is, Motorola used an AnyLight Hybrid Display technology to their smartwatch. That means this smartwatch can automatically adjust its brightness detecting the intensity of light. Like the screen will automatically brighten up while exposed to a higher light intensity and lower the brightness if using it in darkness. This feature is truly excellent because you do not have to struggle with the brightness of your watch anymore. Besides, it is actually beneficiary for your eyes cause intense light may cause eye strains to your eyes. Another plus point of the display is, it is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, which makes it quite solid, and the display looks pure black when turned off. So overall this smartwatch has a great display.

Motorola Moto 360 Sport; Image Source: Motorola

This smartwatch comes with elevated internal configurations like an excellent processor and battery. The smartwatch has Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with a quad core 1.2 GHz CPU and Adreno 305 GPU, which is indeed unbelievable considering its only a smartwatch. Besides, it has 4GB of internal storage with 512 MB RAM. The smartwatch has multiple connectivity options like Bluetooth® 4.0 and Wi-Fi. This smartwatch is run by Android Wear operating system which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The Motorola Moto 360 sport has a 300 mAh battery which is capable of providing a full day back up. It supports Wireless charging so the power feature is quite mixed in impression. The battery power could be more considering other smartwatches where other smartwatches have about 2-3 days of battery life. But the Wireless charging feature elevates the power configuration. Apart from that, the internal configuration is quite brilliant as a smartwatch.

This watch is is a complete fitness friend of you; Image Source: Motorola

Like the other smartwatches, this device couldn’t skip the smart and health features. Numerous sensors with various features makes this watch a truly smart gadget. From heart rate tracking to fitness tracking, this smartwatch is complete in smart features. On the top of that, you will get some extra facilities like using your virtual assistant or make a call by its dual digital mics.
Overall, this smartwatch is a true example of complete smart gadget. Although, Motorola hasn’t release any new smartwatches after this one which was released back in 2015. We really hope they will reconsider the production of such brilliant creations of smart gears.

ASUS ZenWatch 3: Elegantly Gorgeous

ASUS has been quite a competitor in the smartwatch industry after releasing their ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2. They are trying to mark their spot on the market by producing gorgeous smartwatches. Their smartwatches are getting popular and also the smartwatches are well-appreciated by the users. Following the predecessors, a new smartwatch has been released by ASUS focusing on design and performance. The smartwatch is called ASUS ZenWatch 3. The smartwatch seems to be quite promising and luxurious. Let’s see how the smartwatch is—

ASUS ZenWatch 3 ; Image Source: Android Authority

The main focus of the smartwatch was its design. ASUS has designed the watch in a gorgeous and elegant design. Stainless steel case gives it a luxurious look and finish. A thin bezel & three button design makes it more beautiful. The case is figuratively wafer thin with a thickness of only 0.39 inch with a dimension of 1.77×1.77×0.39 inch. The watch has such an elegant design that it kind of looks like an expensive branded watch. This smartwatch comes in three different color choices. They are- Gunmetal, Silver and Rose Gold. The strap is a leather strap, which gives it a more beautiful and elegant appearance. ASUS followed a traditional and genuine Italian tailoring for the leather strap to give it a more classic and luxurious look. The design is also a water resistant design, it has an IP67 water-resistance rating. This smartwatch can be submerged in up to 1 meter deep water for 30 minutes. It is indeed great for wearing at your jogging and exercise session. Overall, the design is quite a competitor in the smartwatch industry.

The display is another plus point of this smartwatch ; Image Source: Android Authority

Another plus point of this smartwatch is its display. ASUS ZenWatch 3 has an AMOLED 1.39” display which has a resolution of 400×400 pixels with a pixel density of 287ppi. This smartwatch also supports multitouch up to two fingers. The better part of the display is, it comes with six custom designed themes and more than 50 exclusive watch faces to let you choose your desired type of display appearance. You can match the watch face according to your individual style and your functional preferences. You can follow these six themes- Luxury, Digital, Simplicity, Sport, Urban and Youth.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 promotes elegance in smart gears; Image Source: Jimmy Luong

This smartwatch has a super impressive internal specification. The smartwatch is run by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor which is considered an excellent processor for providing solid performance. It has 512 MB RAM with a whopping 4GB eMMC flash storage. Hence it will be more than enough for you in respect of your usage. It has several connectivity options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Besides it has 6-Axis sensors along with an ambient light sensor.

ASUS ZenWatch 3; Image Source: Jimmy Luong

This smartwatch also has an excellent battery. It has a battery of 340 mAh which is capable of giving you a long lasting back up time and usage time. You won’t have to charge multiple times every day. Besides this smartwatch has quick charging option which actually gives you more ease and comfort. The watch has Eco mode which can yield up to 200% battery usage. Besides its Qualcomm® processor consumes 25% less energy than other processors. So you do not have worry at all about the battery performance.

ASUS ZenWatch 3; Image Source: Jimmy Luong

This smartwatch is indeed excellent for its smart performance. It has ZenWatch Manager which acts as your personal assistant. You can get messages from your friends, weather updates and a variety of useful assistance that helps you to make the most of your day. This smartwatch also has ZenFit app, that helps you to follow various exercising and fitness routines. It tracks a range of essential workout activities like walking, running, push-ups and sit-ups with an excellent accuracy.

Among all these brilliant features, this smartwatch has some serious drawbacks. This smartwatch doesn’t have a GPS which is actually a great flaw for this beautiful smartwatch. Besides, this smartwatch doesn’t have a heart rate sensor which is quite common in almost all smartwatches. This two lacking of this smartwatch may cause serious trouble for its position in the smartwatch market. Some users have concern with the design because they prefer a sporty type of design where this smartwatch has kind of a formal design. So it is quite a problem for ASUS.

This smartwatch is sold at 250£ which is not that expensive nor cheap. Such gorgeous and elegant looking watch in such great price could be a great deal. Now the time will say how successful it is going to be.

Samsung Galaxy Watch: The Beast is Here

The wait is finally over for a flagship smartwatch from Samsung. Samsung has released their latest flagship smartwatch along with the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The all new Samsung Galaxy Watch is the new and best ever addition to their smartwatch collection. Innovative features, solid performance and gorgeous design is the main attraction of this smartwatch. Starting at a price of 329.99$, it was widely admired and sold all around the world. Their excellent sales figure also says so. Anyways, let’s have an insight of this brilliant smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch; Image Source: Samsung

The first thing to notice about this smartwatch is its design. Samsung Galaxy Watch has an exclusive and high end design which can compete with any expensive branded watch case with a beautiful belt gives an elegant feel. The best part about the design is, Samsung tried to give a feel like expensive branded in their watch. Like the smartwatch has several watch faces and even they have included the tick sounds that is found in expensive chronographs. The smartwatch also has a moderately slim design and great display to show off the beauty. This smartwatch comes in two different sizes along with different specifications. They have two models that are Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm and 42mm with respectively 33mm and 30mm displays and only 13 mm thin. Silicon straps that comes in different color choices make the watch more gorgeous. Like the other branded and high end smartwatches, an IP68 water resistant property completes the design. Overall, the design is pretty much top-notch comparing to other smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Comes In Different Colors; Image Source: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Watch gives a new dimension in smartwatch industry by introducing LTE connectivity. This smartwatch can independently connect to you by its 3G/LTE feature. This truly creates a new era in the smartwatch technology. However, this feature is present in only 46mm model. This smartwatch has other excellent features like display, battery, processor, performance etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch has a circular color display of 1.3 inches or 33 mm in 46mm model, and a circular 1.2 inches or 30 mm color display in 42mm model. Both displays are Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×360. Also, it has Always On Display feature which gives a more watch like feel rather than smartwatch feel. The display in both models also have Corning® Gorilla® Glass for extended protection. So, the display seemed to be quite awesome for us.

Samsung Galaxy Watch; Image Source: Samsung

This smartwatch is run by a special smartwatch operating system called Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0. This operating system is pretty fast and easy to use for smartwatches. It has several connectivity options like 3G/LTE, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC and A-GPS/Glonass which gives us more comfort and ease. Besides numerous sensors like Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM and Ambient Light help to provide smart and efficient features.

This smartwatch is designed with water-resistance capability; Image Source: Samsung

This smartwatch has different battery options for different models. The 46mm model has a 472 mAh battery and the 42mm model has a 270 mAh battery. Both of them have a quick charging option and since it has a NFC, it also supports wireless charging. The 46mm model has a great battery so the back up is excellent although the battery back up of the 42mm model isn’t that much impressive. We expected a better battery life, but it is quite okay to use since the quick charge feature.

This smartwatch is can replace your fitness trainer; Image Source: Samsung

This smartwatch has an Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz processor with 1.5 GB RAM in 46mm model and 768 MB RAM in 42mm. So the smartwatch seems to be super fast comparing with other smartwatches. Both models have a 4 GB storage capacity that is more than enough for a smartwatch. Overall, the technical specification seems to be quite impressive and brilliant enough as a flagship smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch also supports Samsung Pay; Image Source: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Watch has a wide range of smart features including health, music, Samsung Pay, multiple apps etc. This smartwatch is a great companion for you for your fitness. It works like your fitness partner by tracking your exercise and fitness journey. Heart Rate Monitor sensor monitors your heart rate and makes your health chart. The LTE version lets you to connect independently to online music streaming platforms and also it can connect to Bluetooth earphones for enjoyable jogging session. Besides, this smartwatch supports Samsung Pay. Multiple smart apps have made it a true smartwatch.

The smartwatch is indeed brilliant and elegant for its smart features and gorgeous designs. This smartwatch is complete enough to replace a smartphone for you. The performance is efficient enough to call it a beast. Overall, it would be a great addition to your gadget collection.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4: The Ultimate Smart Band For You

The success train of Xiaomi Mi Band series doesn’t seem to stop. Xiaomi is producing more and more exclusive and brilliant gadgets every time. From mobile phones to smart bands, they have indeed set a new bar of success in the gadget industry. Their lately released smart band is no exception. Amazing specifications with an extremely reasonable price has made history in the smart band industry. Xiaomi reportedly sold about 1 million units of their latest smart band called Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 and this milestone was achieved within just 8 days. Let’s see the overall specification and details which brought about this massive success.

Mi Smart Band 4; Image Source: Techline-Linus

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 was released in June this year. The Smart Band has come in three versions with different price and added features. Among the three versions, one of them is a special “Avengers Edition”, one is the normal version, and lastly, the remaining one is the special version with NFC. Anyways, this smart band has introduced many new features and specifications in it.

Mi Smart Band 4; Image Source: Techline-Linus

This smart band has quite the same design as the Mi Band 3. The classic long display with a silicone strap is present in this smart band also. The display case is easily removable so that you can move to other silicone strap according to your mood and style. Because this smart band comes in a lot of colors like black, purple, orange, beige, blue, etc. Another feature of the design is this smart band has a 2.5D glass protection on the top of the display. So if you are concerned about scratching or breaking it, there is actually very few chances of making it happen. Besides, the smart band is fully water resistant to protect your band while swimming or running in the rain. This smart band has been made to be water resistant up to 50 meters. This is truly excellent for smart bands in such a cheaper price. In our opinion, Xiaomi played safe with the design of their smart band as they followed a design that is a classic choice of people, but there is nothing innovative or surprising about the display except the 2.5D glass protector.

Mi Smart Band 4; Image Source: Techline-Linus

The most significant and surprising feature of this smart band was its color display. For the first time, Mi has introduced a full color display to their smart band. The Mi Smart Band 4 has a 21.6 mm display with a width of 10.8 mm, which is quite larger than its previous smart band Mi Band 3. Mi Band 3 has a 17.2 mm display with a width of 9.6mm so technically Mi Smart Band 4 has a 39.9% larger display than Mi Band 3. Anyways, the Mi Smart Band 4 has a full color AMOLED display with a resolution of 120 x 240. This color display has introduced a new feature for their smart bands, which is watch faces. Mi Smart Band 4 has more than 77 watch faces for you to choose from. You can now keep a watch face in its sleep mode. With this color display, you can call, text or check app notifications of your phone. The display is brighter than Mi Band 3, so it gives a more clear and perfect display experience.
Mi also features up to 20 day battery life for full charging each time. This is indeed brilliant as a smart band with color display. They have featured a new six-axis sensor in the tracker to verify a range of fitness activities. It also tracks your sleep pattern to provide you better suggestions and keep you energized. It also monitors your sleep with a wristband alarm function to wake you up.

Charging Mi Smart Band 4; Image Source: Techline-Linus

Mi Smart Band 4 has introduced several health features like fitness tracking, heart rate sensor etc. This is not new for fitness trackers and smartwatches, but it is quite excellent for smart bands in this price range.

The price range of this smart band is quite cheap considering its features and configuration. Starting from only CNY169( € 21) is smartwatch is quite reasonable. And the NFC version for wireless payments is priced at CNY 229 (€ 30). Overall, it is a great deal and totally reasonable to buy.

Xiaomi is indeed slaying the market with their brilliant and inexpensive gadgets. This smart band is a massive hit in the smart band industry which created a huge pressure on their chief contender Huawei and time will say how Huawei comes back to take over this important industry.

Fitbit Charge 3: Expensive or Worth Buying?

Fitbit is holding their spot in the fitness tracker industry by releasing more new smartwatches and fitness trackers. Their Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Ionic was well appreciated by both the users and the critics. Their smart band series is also well known and popular among the people. Their first smart band or fitness tracker called Fitbt Charge was released in September 2016, after a satisfactory response they decided to continue that series. Following that, Fitbit has released an updated second generation version namely Fitbit Charge 2 in 2017 and lastly the third generation of this series called Fitbit Charge 3 was released in late 2018. Excellent configuration with innovative features was the main focus of this fitness tracker. Let’s look at the insights of this fitness tracker:

Fitbit Charge 3; Image Source: Fitbit

The Fitbit Charge series is actually fitness trackers or also known as smart bands from Fitbit company. These smart bands or fitness trackers usually have smaller display and a thinner band. The design of Fitbit Charge 3 also resembles a classic smart band but it has a larger display and thicker band. Despite having a larger design and thicker stripes, Fitbit Charge 3 is comparatively more lightweight than its predecessor Fitbit Charge 2. One of the most satisfying part of Fitbit watches that it comes in different stripes color and materials. This smart band is no exception of that. The stripes of Fitbit Charge 3 comes in different color and material. From black to rose gold, from silicone rubber to woven strips, or even leather and graphite aluminum material stripes are available. This smart band has a complete water resistance design. We can not even think of a smart gear without water resistance feature, so the Fitbit Charge 3 is no exception. This smart band has a 5 ATM water resistance feature which is capable of keeping your gear intact under up to 50 meters water level. This is truly helpful for its fitness and swim tracking function. Although the Fitbit Charge 2 did not have a water resistant display, rather it was splash waterproof. So the water resistance function got better in Fitbit Charge 3. Overall, the design is pretty slick and elegant as a smart band.

Fitbit Charge 3 has a larger display than Fitbit Charge 2; Image Source: CNET

The display is pretty good considering it’s a smart band or fitness tracker. Usually smart bands or fitness trackers have a below average display, even some of them do not have any color display at all. But the Fitbit Charge 3 has a rectangular OLED color display, which seems pretty decent. The display size is 1.1 inch x 0.5 inch and it is larger than Fitbit Charge 2. The display is a touchscreen display, which is an update from its predecessor Fitbit Charge 2. Fitbit Charge 2 had a tap display which was clearly inconvenient to use. Although Fitbit has not officially revealed the display resolution. But the display seems pretty sharp. So overall, the display is not as bad as other fitness trackers or smart bands.

Fitbit Charge 3; Image Source: Fitbit

Fitbit has tried to build up a better impression on battery by increasing the battery life. Its predecessor Fitbit Charge 2 had a 5 days battery life, and Fitbit Charge 3 has a battery life of 7 days. It is not quite a dramatic change of battery life, but considering display expansion the battery life seems pretty decent. Although other smart bands like Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 has a whopping 20 days battery life, so it kind of gets lagged behind in the competition.

Fitbit Charge 3 is also a great fitness partner for you; Image Source: CNET

Other than technical configuration, Fitbit has tried to put the utmost effort on its smart features. In a word, Fitbit Charge 3 has every smart feature like a regular smartwatch or smart band. Several sensors, and more than 15 exercise modes make it no less than your personal fitness trainer. Sleep tracking, Swimming tracking, female health tracking like menstruation and ovulation alert make it a complete health partner for you. Authentic exercise tracking helps you to have a better health and happiness. Besides, your normal features like push notifications, calls, messages are also available in this smart band.

Fitbit Charge 3 comes in different colors; Image Source: Fitbit

The price range of Fitbit Charge 3 starts from 149 dollars which seems quite expensive as a smart band. The looks, configurations and features are indeed brilliant, but it is still expensive where Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is sold at only 35 dollars with similar or close features. But you can still buy this smartwatch if you want to focus on the looks and design of this gear. Overall, except the price, this band is a pretty awesome and gorgeous looking band.

Amazfit Verge: Is It Really Worth Buying?

Huami is doing an excellent job with their Amazfit smartwatch series. Their smartwatches and fitness trackers have already drawn the gadget lovers’ attention and hence they have been able to achieve an amazing sales figure for most of their smartwatches. Inexpensive price yet high end performance helped their smartwatches to be loved by the users. Following their footsteps, Amazfit has released another new model of smartwatches focusing on the fashion conscious fitness enthusiasts. Their new release is called Amazfit Verge which features a perfect combination of style and technology. So let’s see whether they could deliver their target product—

Huami Amazfit Verge; Image Source: Amazfit

The Huami Amazfit Verge was released in September, 2018. The smartwatch comes in three colors- Twilight blue, Shadow grey and Moonlight White. At first impression, the smartwatch looks nowhere near the usual chronograph wristwatches. The design is quite more sporty and funky rather than having a formal and elegant design. The watch has a circular case and silicone belt, which exerts a first thought of being more like a kids watch, not for men. Although the design and build is definitely appropriate for your jogging sessions and sports routine. Huami Amazfit Verge was designed aiming at the comfort for the users, so Hypo-allergenic silicone material not only helps you to not feel uncomfortable, but also gives you health benefits. Like this material makes the watch so lightweight, and its hypo-allergenic property doesn’t affect your skin while you are using it for a long time. Although, this smartwatch doesn’t really feel like something elegant and luxurious like ASUS ZenWatch 3 or Samsung Galaxy Watch. But still, the design is indeed great considering its functionality and sporty look.

Amazfit Verge Watch has a sporty look and comfortable design; Image Source: Amazfit

Another fact about the design is its water resistance property. The Amazfit Verge is IP 68 certified water resistant and also dust proof. However, the smartwatch isn’t waterproof, so it is not safe to wear it during your swimming session.

The smartwatch comes in multiple color options to match your style; Image Source: Amazfit

The display is another positive point of this smartwatch. The Huami Amazfit Verge has a 1.3 inches AMOLED display which is good enough to give you a vivid and sharp display experience. Besides, the AMOLED display becomes pure black when turned off, which enhances the beauty and elegance of this smartwatch. The display is an adaptive display, which means the smartwatch can adjust the brightness of the display according to the intensity of light. However, Huami has not officially announced any more detail about the display, like the resolution, the pixel density or the detail of protective glass. But we really hope all these specifications to be great in this device. Overall, the display details look promising and nicely put configurations.

The smartwatch offers an AMOLED display for true colorful experience; Image Source: Amazfit

Another important part of the configuration is the battery life. Huami claimed their Amazfit Verge smartwatch to have up to 5 days of battery life. This is indeed great comparing to other high end smartwatches where most of them has a battery life of 1-3 days. The smartwatch does not have any quick charge or wireless charging option, which is actually disappointing. But considering the battery life, the battery configuration seems pretty solid and adequate.

Health and fitness features are the main focus of this smartwatch; Image Source: Amazfit

The main focus of this smartwatch was its fitness and health features. Huami Amazfit Verge offers a wide variety of fitness and health features for you. This smartwatch can automatically track your exercise and sports activity with more than 12 fitness tracking options including running, walking, climbing, tennis, skiing, soccer, cycling, elliptical training, etc. Besides it can accurately track your routes and distances traveled with dual-mode GPS & GLONASS. It has an advanced PPG optical heart rate sensor which can track your heart rate and make your fitness chart. Overall, the fitness and health features are indeed brilliant and excellent as your virtual fitness trainer.

Smart features make this smartwatch really innovative; Image Source: Amazfit

This smartwatch also features other smart functions like built-in Amazon Alexa. You can talk to your Alexa to have your everyday briefing and other works done by it. Besides, you can take calls on your wrist, so you do not have to pick your phone out of your pocket every time. The large display offers to let you check your email, text or other notifications from your mobile. Therefore, these smart features are truly helpful and beneficial for you.

The price range of Huami Amazfit Verge starts from 159 dollars, which seems quite expensive considering its specifications and functions. The smartwatch is undoubtedly awesome, but the price range looks like the most important drawback for this smartwatch. Still, you would not be disappointed buying this smartwatch if the experience and performance matter the most to you.

Xiaomi Redmi Wireless AirDots: Cheap Price Affects The Performance?

Wireless earbuds have been extremely popular since Apple introduced their first wireless earbuds called Apple AirPods back in 2016. The idea of wireless earbuds was well taken by the gadget lovers and hence the market of Bluetooth earphones and Headphones has been highly affected by the invention of wireless buds. Apart from Apple, several top companies are producing their versions of earbuds with more innovative technologies and superior performance.

Xiaomi Redmi Wireless AirDots; Image Source: Xiaomi

However, the price point of earbuds was an extreme drawback for the gadget lovers. The price for Apple AirPods had started from 159 dollars, which seems too much for a pair of earbuds. However, other top companies like Samsung are trying to occupy their market by releasing their Samsung Galaxy Buds in a comparatively lower price yet greater configuration.
Although all these high end prices didn’t stop the fans to buy these promising and innovative gadgets. Still a cheaper version of Bluetooth earbuds from a reputed company was a crying need for the fans and followers. At last, Xiaomi has brought their version of Wireless Bluetooth earbuds in a very reasonable price. They have named it Xiaomi Redmi Wireless AirDots. The price range for this long awaited product has started from 99 Yuan or 30 dollars which is way under the range of other wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Like a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds cost almost 100 to 110 dollars, and the price range of AirPods starts from 159 dollars. So the price is quite cheap comparing to them. But the real question is if the AirDots are as good as the Galaxy Buds or AirPods. Let’s dig into the specifications and performance details of this gear:

Xiaomi Redmi Airdots; Image Source: Giztop

The Redmi Wireless AirDots are manufactured for versatile and solid performance. From music to gaming, this earbuds have been designed for crystal clear sound and marvelous audio experience. The design is quite small yet functional as earbuds. Elegant looks and exquisite finishing have made this earbud look great. The design is compact and contains buds to cling to your ears. Besides each earphone is only 4.1 g in weight. So you do not feel uncomfortable and there is absolutely no chances of the earbuds to fall from your ears. The Xiaomi Redmi Wireless Airdots come in various colors like black, red, blue, indigo, peach etc. Overall, the design is quite impressive as wireless earbuds.

The design is compact and comfortable for your ears; Image Source: Xiaomi

The main thing to focus on this device is its performance. The Xiaomi Redmi Wireless Airdots has a very solid performance considering its price. Xiaomi Redmi Wireless AirDots are equipped with a 7.2mm sound unit, which has a medium to high frequency and a low-frequency dip. So it is also capable of delivering a high quality stereo audio and also producing a deep bass for a greater music experience. Apart from the sound quality, the usage procedure seems quite handy and comfortable. The AirDots have a button on the outer side of each bud, a single click on which stops whatever is playing on your earphone, and a double tap opens up Google Assistant or Siri. So you do not have to use your mobile to every time. Also, the device connectivity seems actually good. This earbud is run on by Bluetooth 5.0, which is pretty great, because this not only helps to diminish the device lag, but also great for power saving function. The setup procedure also seems quite easy and simple. Overall, the performance seems quite great comparing to the price.

The 7.2mm sound unit delivers perfect sound and deep bass; Image Source: Xiaomi

The best part of the Redmi AirDots is its battery life. The Xiaomi Redmi Wireless Airdots have a 40 mAh power supply in each earphone, which gives each earbud a 4 hours of listening time. The backup time is excellent considering the charger box. The charger box contains 300 mAh battery which gives an additional 12 hours of battery life, so we do not have to worry about the battery life. Another plus point is, the charger box support wireless charging, which is surprising considering the price range. Overall, the battery specification is impressive.

The Charger Box is capable of providing additional 12 hours battery life; Image Source: Giztop

The Xiaomi Redmi Wireless AirDots are indeed excellent considering its performance and specifications. At this price range, this earphones are unbelievably good. It doesn’t seem like the price point has affected its solid performance, although we are not quite sure if this earphones will be long-lasting. Still this earbuds would definitely be a steal for budget users and also gadget lovers.

Apple Airpods: A New Generation Of Earbuds

Wireless technology is now the most trendiest thing around the world. From wireless chargers to wireless earbuds, this technology has made our life more comfortable. From the 20th century, our technology was mainly focusing on making portable, smaller and innovative versions of every gadget like telephones or computers.

Invention of mobile phones or laptops or any other portable devices brought a great comfort and hassle free life for all of us.

The Apple AirPods; Image Source: Apple

There are almost every type of devices that have a wireless version. Invention of Bluetooth and Bluetooth devices was the base of todays wireless technology. One of the most popular and significant wireless technologies is wireless headphones or earphones.

These wireless earphones are mainly connected through Bluetooth. Usually two ear pieces are connected through a wire and a Bluetooth receiver. But how your wireless earphones having two separate earbuds and absolutely no wire? The wait is now over. Recently, Apple has introduced their first ever truly wireless earbuds. They have named it Apple Airpods.

This product was launched along with Apple iPhone 7 Plus as it had absolutely no earphone jack. Since it release, Apple Airpods have received immense popularity and appreciation. Let’s see what features are there in these earbuds-

The Apple AirPods Comes With Charger Box & Lightning Wire; Image Source:Marques Brownlee

The Apple Airpods (first generation) was released in December 13, 2016. Apple has not changed their classic earpiece design in this Bluetooth device. The earphones are not of an in-ear earphone type, there is no bud for mounting it to the ear.

The design has been quite criticized for no innovative looks and functionality. The Airpods come in only white color, so some users do not like the color and actually disappointed for not getting any black or grey colored Airpods.

Since the earphone does not have buds so there remains a risk for them of falling from ears and losing the Airpods. Each Airpod is only 0.14 ounces or 4 g in weight. So the Airpod is extremely lightweight so that you do not feel uncomfortable wearing the device. Overall, the design of the Apple Airpod is actually the resemblance of Apple’s classic earphones without any wire.

The Apple AirPods is run by W1 Chip; Image Source: Apple

The Apple Airpods is run by the custom Apple W1 chip, they use motion accelerometer and an optical sensor to detect whether they’re in your eyes. The W1 chip automatically connects to route the audio and engages the microphone, whether you are using both of your AirPods or just one of them.

An extra accelerometer works with microphones so that it reduces background noise and focus on the sound of your voice while you are on a call. Besides, Apple claims the chip to be extremely power saving yet functional. According to Apple, the Airpods are capable to deliver a whopping 5 hours of listening time on full charge.

Along with the Airpods box, a charging box comes with a lightning to USB cable. This charging box can hold additional charge for your Airpods to supply up to 24 hours of usage. The charging box is also quite fast charging, it can give your Airpods 3 hours of listening time with just 15 minutes charging time.

The Charger Box Is Capable Of Providing Quicker Charging; Image Source: Marques Brownlee

The main thing to focus on any earphone is its sound quality. The Apple Airpods is excellent in terms of sound and microphone quality. Rich and high quality audio makes your music time a lot smoother and enjoyable.

Besides it’s microphone has auto noise cancellation technology which gives it a chance to produce a superior quality audio and voice experience. Apple has tried to give the best sound quality with just a tiny device by theire several sensors. Each Airpod has dual beam forming microphone, dual optical sensors, motion detecting accelerometer and speech detecting accelerometer which give the device a greater experience.

On the other hand, Apple Airpods is quite easy to use. With One-tap setup for all your Apple devices and quick access to Siri with a double tap makes your life a lot easier. The Airpods are automatically turned on and automatically connected once you take it out of your box.

The Apple Airpods are compatible with almost most of the Apple devices and gadgets. However, there is no chance of using it on an android device. So Android fans are quite unfortunate to be deprived of this buds.

The Apple Airpods Is Compatible With Only iOS and Mac devices; Image Source: Marques Brownlee

Pricing at 159 dollars, the Airpods are quite expensive considering other Bluetooth earphones and headphones. The users have complained about this product to be overpriced and not worthy of 159 dollars.

However, Apple Airpods received a good marketing response and were able to sell a large number of Airpods units. Overall, The Apple Airpods is truly great and in future, the idea of this device will create a new generation of earphones and headphones. So, it can be called as the pioneer of earbuds.