AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Following the footsteps of other successful ventures, Amazon has launched another house brand called AmazonBasics. AmazonBasics aims for selling various types of acceossory items such as mobile accessories, speakers, travel accessories, and what not. In a word, AmazonBasics features basic items for your everyday life. Since it is a house brand of Amazon, AmazonBasics has got instant recognition among the users.

AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; Image Source: Amazon

AmazonBasics mainly focuses on functional and innovative products in affordable price range for everyone. Hence their products have also achieved huge popularity. One of their top products is the AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker which has caught the eyes of the fans and followers for promising configuration but in a cheaper price range.

The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is sold on Amazon.com at only 20 dollars which is one of the cheapest wireless speakers sold by any renowned brand. Elegant design and high brand value managed to make a pretty good sales figure at Amazon. But the real question is whether the cheap price range affects the performance of this speaker. So Let’s see the insights of this wireless Bluetooth speaker:

Simple and functional design makes it look really elegant; Image Source: Amazon

At first glance, the AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has an truly simple and elegant design. The speaker is rectangular box shaped which is not too much large. The length of this speaker is only 6.3 inches which is pretty compact and lightweight design weighing only 0.5 pounds makes it really convenient as a portable wireless speaker.

The upper surface has four small round buttons for playing functions and the back surface has a port, a 3.5mm jack and a on-off button. The speaker comes in three different colors and they are- black, red and blue. The only negative thing about the design is it doesn’t have any water resistance function. Overall, the design is indeed gorgeous as a low budget wireless speaker and would be a great looking addition to your accessories.

The rear surface has charging port and 3.5mm audio jack; Image Source: Amazon

The main focus of any speaker is the sound quality. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker have two internal full range 2.5 watt speakers in it which can be enough for playing audio in a small quiet room, like listening to an audio book, or having some personal time listening to music as they do not require loud sound.

But it is not enough for playing in a party or a classroom or larger space as it cannot produce the perfectly loud sound suitable for these functions. Which makes it really unworthy comparing to other budget wireless speakers where they feature louder sound having more than 10 watt amplifiers.

But the positive thing is the AmazonBasics speaker feature rich bass quality and minimal audio distortion even at the highest volume. Still the sound quality is overall not satisfactory comparing to other budget speakers.

The speaker comes in three beautiful colors; Image source: Amazon

This speaker also features a built-in microphone which allows you to have hands-free speakerphone calling, which is pretty interesting and great for hassle-free conversations. So you do not have to hold your phone for talking while you are cooking or doing any other job.

It has a 3.5mm jack to connect with other non-bluetooth devices; Image source: Amazon

Another drawback of this speaker is its drawback connectivity function. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR technology.

This Bluetooth version is actually outdated and certainly cannot produce a better connection than other speakers where they feature Bluetooth 4.0 or later versions. Besides this Bluetooth version has less wireless range than other Bluetooth speakers. This speaker has a wireless range of 33 feet, where other Bluetooth wireless speakers like Oontz Angle 3 offers a wireless range of 100 feet. So the wireless connectivity is a definite miss according to us.

Although the speaker has 3.5mm jack by which it can be connected with any non Bluetooth devices by any AUX cable. Therefore the connectivity feature is also disappointing.

AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker; Image Source: Amazon

One of the few positive configuration of the whole wireless speaker is the battery life. The AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker can give an 8 hours of play time at a single full charge at 70 percent volume. This is pretty decent as a low range wireless speaker. The recharge function seems pretty good with a provided cable.

Overall, this speaker is not up to the mark as the brand popularity. You can buy this speaker for its excellent design and for personal use. But this speaker isn’t that much impressive although the price range is cheap. Many cheap speakers from other companies are offering greater feature and performance. We really hope AmazonBasics brings better wireless speakers with solid performance in coming days.

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation: Another Step To Smarter Home

Amazon has reached to the peak point of success to become one of the four tech giants including Google, Facebook & Apple which is known as the Big Four. Starting from an online marketplace site, Amazon has now expanded to manufacture tech products and digital streaming.

Their products have achieved huge recognition featuring smart and unique technologies. Products like Amazon Kindle or Amazon Echo utilize the full benefits of modern technology. Introducing innovative ideas and feature, these devices have set a bar of commercial success in the technology industry. So Amazon now emphasizes on inventing more unique and functional devices useful for the users.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation); Image source: Amazon

The Echo series by Amazon is one of the most popular and best-selling product of Amazon. The whole idea of this device is such unique that it got widespread recognition and popularity.

This device is actually a internet enabled speaker. It is run by a voice controlled intelligent personal assistant service called Alexa which is the core feature of these audio devices. It can receive your command and give you the desired audio output. Like you can hear the weather update or ask to play your favorite music or even you can ask any question to get answer.

The Echo Dot comes in different colors to match up with your style; Image Source: Amazon

The Amazon Echo product was developed to serve video outputs like the Amazon Echo Show. However, the basic Echo product is still the most popular choice of smart assistance, so the audio devices went through multiple evolution to be more useful.

The first product of the Amazon Echo series is the Amazon Echo first generation, which was released back in 2014. Then several updates were released, but their was no later generation. In 2016, Amazon released another version of the audio device called the Echo Dot in less price.

In the following year, a 2nd generation of the Echo Dot was released and the next year, the Echo Dot 3rd Generation was released. Improved design with more innovative features are the key of this smart Bluetooth speaker.

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) has an elegant and compact design with smart features and configuration. The Echo Dot 3rd Generation is a circular shaped speaker with a diameter of only 3.9 inches. The weight of this speaker is only a pound, which is very lightweight and easy to transfer.

The top surface of this speaker is fabric coated which contains several buttons for different navigation. It has volume up, volume down, a microphone off button and a record button. Besides, the top surface is encircled by a blue light which increases the beauty of this device. So overall the device is gorgeous looking with a functional design.

Echo Dot 3rd Generation in Sandstone Color; Image Source: Amazon

The Echo Dot 3rd Generation has a built in speaker for voice output if not connected to any external speakers. If you have a speaker, you can easily connect it to the Echo Dot for louder sound through Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack.

Speakers like AmazonBasics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker can be connected with Echo dot for better sound output. As the device doesn’t really focus on the sound quality and volume, the built in speaker in the Echo Dot 3rd Generation seems pretty okay.

The Echo Dot 3rd Generation has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Wi-Fi is used to run the Alexa and the device solely depends on a Wi-Fi connection. This audio device has a dual band Wi-Fi although it does not support connecting to ad-hoc or peer to peer networks.

The Echo Dot also has Bluetooth connectivity for connecting to external speakers. The Bluetooth connectivity system is quite complicated as the Echo dot doesn’t support a range of Bluetooth devices like those who requires pin codes to connect or Mac OS X devices. But the device can independently run as a audio speaker so that should not be a problem.

There are truly no extent of how much versatile the Echo Dot 3rd Generation is. It is the perfect assistant for making your home more smart and effortless. From playing the top chart songs to tone down your lights, this Echo dot is really functional.

It can lock doors, adjust your thermostats, turn on or off your lights and what not. You can even connect your Echo Dot to any Alexa enabled appliance for intelligent command. So the Echo Dot is indeed a useful device for all of us.

Pricing at only 30 dollars, the Echo Dot (3rd Generation) can be the perfect assistant for you and make your everyday life effortless. So just buy one and discover an easy and comfortable lifestyle.

Oontz Angle 3: The Perfect Wireless Solution

Speaker or sound amplifiers are used to make the perfectly loud sound for large or a crowded place. We all need speakers or sound system for playing music, watching movie on big screen, even we need speakers for public speaking. But the most common use of a speaker is playing music at any party, from pool party to disco night, everywhere. You can not imagine how a good audio speaker lifts up an entire party.

Bluetooth audio speakers come really handy for small house parties or any outdoor party. Easy setting process and wireless property makes it really hassle free. Besides, Bluetooth audio speakers are ideal for its portability and smaller sizes. Also, they are absolutely perfect for personal use. So you will be not a bit disappointed for buying a Bluetooth audio speakers.

Oontz Angle 3; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

Cambridge Soundworks is a renowned company for Bluetooth audio speakers and sound systems. They are quite competitive in the audio industry for their budget friendly Bluetooth speakers.

Modern design and solid performance make their Bluetooth speakers really unbeatable in the audio industry. One of their most famous Bluetooth speakers are their Oontz Angle series. The first two products of this series called Oontz Angle & Oontz Angle 2 achieved great reviews and obtained a handsome sales figure.

Oontz Angle 3 has unique design and several exclusive colors; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

Following the footsteps of the predecessors, another brilliant Bluetooth audio speaker of this Angle series has been released lately. The name of the latest product of the series is Oontz Angle 3. Focusing on enhanced sound quality and louder audio, this Bluetooth speaker has already caught the eyes of fans & followers. Following is the specification details of this Bluetooth audio speaker.

The design is pretty functional yet goodlooking; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

At first glance the wireless speaker looks quite unique. The speaker has an interesting triangular pillar type design which instantly catches the eye of the user. The wireless audio speaker is very lightweight weighing just over 9 ounces and compact in size with only 5.25 inches length.

So it comes very handy while transferring it. Besides, the wireless audio speaker comes in different colors like black, red, pink, blue, gray and a special Coca-Cola edition so you get to choose your favorite color and design to match your style. The audio speaker has physical buttons on the side surface.

The triangular design is quite functional as it yields the two large surfaces for equal distribution of sound in 360 degree area. So the design is pretty functional and unique.

This speaker has a special Coca-cola edition ; Image source: Cambridge Soundworks

Another plus point of the design is the wireless audio speaker is it is IPX5 certified water resistant, which can tolerate any kind of gentle water splash or water spray, but cannot be submerged partially or fully. So the speaker is indeed perfect for your pool parties or beach parties or even you can use it in your bathroom for playing music in shower.

The water resistant feature makes it suitable for your pool parties; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

Oontz Angle 3 offers an excellent audio experience with their latest technologies. Its 10 Watt AMP Power AMP delivers a surprisingly loud sound with the minimal sound distortion even at the highest volume.

Besides, their custom designed precision stereo drivers deliver crystal clear sound for a quality audio session. Also, the bass has an excellent output which is enhanced by their proprietary downward facing passive bass radiator.

Another plus point of the speaker is it has a built-in mic for hands-free personal speakerphone which allows you to manage calls from your smartphone. This feature is quite impressive as a low range wireless audio speaker.

This speaker offers excellent wireless range and smart connectivity; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

The most attractive feature of the Oontz Angle 3rd Generation is, this speaker has a whopping 100 feet wireless Bluetooth range which is quite incredible. An advanced antenna design along with Bluetooth 4.2 technology provides a faster connection and also a lag-free music experience.

The speaker is compatible with almost every Bluetooth gadgets including Echo Dots. Also, you can connect two Oontz Angle 3 to simultaneously play the same audio which is really smart and useful for a louder music.

Solid performance and low price make this speaker a popular one among the users; Image Source: Cambridge Soundworks

The battery life is also impressive in the Oontz Angle 3 speaker. This speaker can provide up to 14 hours play time at a single full charge. So it is certainly great for an overnight weekend party.

Pricing at only 26 dollars, this Bluetooth audio speaker is excellent for such solid and creative features. So this speaker is indeed perfect for you if you are looking for some solid features at a low range budget. We hope Cambridge Soundworks launch more great speakers like this in the upcoming days.

DOSS Sound Box Touch: Gorgeous Looking Speaker Under 30$

Looking for a perfect music set up for your upcoming pool party? Pool party is absolutely incomplete without music. Party music on the speaker turns your mood on for a refreshing pool party. Apart from pool party, a speaker is a must have device for every house.

We often have home parties or gatherings, where a speaker is needed for playing any kind of audio, like music or playing video or watching movie on a big screen. Anyways, pool party music system always demands for something handy and portable. So wireless speakers should be on top of the list if you are planning for a crazy pool party.

Wireless speakers are a great addition to any party; Image Source: DOSS

Wireless speakers are really hassle free and the set up process is the easiest. You do not have to think about the wires shortage or wire entangling if you have a wireless speaker. It is getting more popular over the classic speakers for small parties or personal use. Numerous companies are producing wireless speakers with many features.

DOSS Sound Box Touch; Image Source: DOSS

Speaking of wireless speakers, the name of DOSS company comes to the top list. For over 20 years, DOSS company has been so popular in the audio industry for their audio and music speakers. With the time being, this company produced innovative sound systems and audio speakers along with the updated technology.

Their products have received immense appreciation for excellent design and quality. They keeping pace with the modern technology, so they significantly focused on wireless audio speakers. Among them, the DOSS SoundBox Touch is one of their most popular wireless Bluetooth audio speaker.

Pricing at only 29 dollars, this audio speaker achieved a huge sales figure and profuse admiration by the users. So let’s find out the reasons for this speaker getting this fame—

DOSS Sound Box Touch; Image Source: JimsReviewRoom

The DOSS Touch has a really compact design so that you can easily put the speaker in your bag or backpack. The sleek design makes sure to take up very little space so that you can easily keep it at any place and transfer without any hassle. The top part has a sensitive touch button panel with a laser carving finish.

The touch panel has 5 separate navigators including a round laser ring in the middle. You can play, pause, go back to the previous audio or go to the next audio by these navigators. But the laser ring is used to adjust the volume of your music. You can increase the volume by rotating the ring clockwise, and decrease the volume by rotating the ring counter-clockwise.

Another plus point of this speaker is it comes in multiple colors like black, blue, white, pink, red, etc. So it easily matches your choice and style. Overall the design looks pretty elegant and functional.

This speaker comes in different colors to match your style; Image Source: DOSS

The most important feature of this wireless speaker is its sound quality. The DOSS Soundbox Touch has a 12-W high performance drivers which offers a 360 degree stereo sound with an enhanced bass. It features less than 1% harmonic distortion so that you get clear and substantial music. Despite having a compact design, this speaker can really deliver a remarkable audio experience.

Great sound quality and superior connectivity configuration gives a remarkable music experience; Image Source: DOSS

The speaker also offers superior connectivity configuration which gives a lag-free audio experience. The wireless speaker is configured with Bluetooth 4.0 technology which is compatible with every Bluetooth gadgets.

Besides, the speaker has a MicroSD slot for direct and hassle free music playing. The speaker automatically connects with the last connected device once it is turned on near the device. So, the speaker seems to be quite smart.

DOSS Sound Box Touch; Image Source: DOSS

Another plus point of this speaker is its battery life. The DOSS Soundbox Touch has a rechargeable 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery which is more than enough for even a long party because it can back up to 12 hours at 75% volume. That seems pretty impressive. Although the charging time could be a drawback because the speaker takes almost 3-4 hours for a full charge. But considering the backup time the battery life seems great.

The design of this speaker is indeed gorgeous; Image Source: DOSS

One thing that bothers us about this speaker is it has no self water-proof or water resistance feature. Though DOSS provides a waterproof protective sleeve with it, but it is still not enough for a pool party or outdoor parties. Nevertheless, you can have a good experience maintaining a proper caution.

The DOSS Sound Box Touch is overall great at this price range and configuration. Such a gorgeous looking speaker at only 29 dollars is indeed great for your budget. So it is certainly recommended for a wireless speaker in budget.

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.