Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Think smartwatch and, chances are, Samsung Gear comes to mind. Running the company’s custom Tizen OS rather than Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear range has had many additions over the past few years. From fitness devices to feature-rich smartwatches and everything in between, Samsung’s approach to wearables is that there’s something for everyone.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit 2 Pro. While the latter is a fitness-focused wearable, the former is designed to fill the gap between the Gear Fit 2 Pro (at the lower end), and the company’s flagship wearable, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier.

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Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Think smartwatch and, chances are, Samsung Gear comes to mind. Running the company’s custom Tizen OS rather than Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear range has had many additions over the past few years. From fitness devices to feature-rich smartwatches and everything in between, Samsung’s approach to wearables is that there’s something for everyone.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit 2 Pro. While the latter is a fitness-focused wearable, the former is designed to fill the gap between the Gear Fit 2 Pro (at the lower end), and the company’s flagship wearable, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier.

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Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Think smartwatch and, chances are, Samsung Gear comes to mind. Running the company’s custom Tizen OS rather than Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear range has had many additions over the past few years. From fitness devices to feature-rich smartwatches and everything in between, Samsung’s approach to wearables is that there’s something for everyone.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit 2 Pro. While the latter is a fitness-focused wearable, the former is designed to fill the gap between the Gear Fit 2 Pro (at the lower end), and the company’s flagship wearable, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier.

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Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Samsung Gear Sport review: middle of the road

Think smartwatch and, chances are, Samsung Gear comes to mind. Running the company’s custom Tizen OS rather than Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear range has had many additions over the past few years. From fitness devices to feature-rich smartwatches and everything in between, Samsung’s approach to wearables is that there’s something for everyone.

Earlier this year, the company unveiled the Gear Sport and the Gear Fit 2 Pro. While the latter is a fitness-focused wearable, the former is designed to fill the gap between the Gear Fit 2 Pro (at the lower end), and the company’s flagship wearable, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier.

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These are the Snapchat Spectacles

These are the Snapchat Spectacles

These are the Snapchat Spectacles

Snapchat Spectacles is the first wearable from Snapchat. It basically looks like a regular pair of sunglasses, but comes with a built-in camera lens that lets you record up to 10 second videos and then share on the social media platform. These aren’t the easiest to get your hands on, but we were finally able to do so. Here are our first impressions as we unbox the Snapchat Spectacles!

A lot of people enjoy using Snapchat, and the Spectacles offer a new and fantastic way to share things from your perspective, quite literally. You can record 10 second snaps using the glasses, and the video will then be sent to the app, from where you can either send it to anyone on your Snapchat or share it to your “My Story.”

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BLU Pure XR Review

BLU Pure XR Review

BLU Pure XR Review

Over the past couple of years there has been a surge of emerging tech companies creating mid to high-end devices, at a lower price than ever before. The competition in the market has resulted in more options and price points for purchase, and nowhere is the competition more evident than at the affordable flagship price point of $299-$399.

American phone-maker BLU isn’t new to this market, having previously launched the BLU Pure XL at this price point, but what of its latest affordable flagship? The BLU Pure XR looks appealing on paper but has BLU delivered? Join us as we find out in this, our BLU Pure XR review.

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Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P first look

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P first look

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P first look

Google has now taken the wraps off the Pixel XL, leaving behind the Nexus family in favor of a new direction that sees Google more directly compete against Samsung and Apple in the smartphone hardware game. The new Pixel XL brings a lot to the table, but how does it compare to its predecessor?

Let’s take a look as we put the the Pixel XL up against the Huawei-built Nexus 6P in this quick comparison.

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Sony Xperia X Compact hands on review

Sony Xperia X Compact hands on review

Sony Xperia X Compact hands on review

At IFA 2016, Sony announced two new additions to its Xperia X series: the Xperia XZ and the latest compact model, the Xperia X Compact. The Xperia X Compact is essentially a smaller version of the Xperia XZ, although it hasn’t exactly followed the same flagship-specs-in-a-compact-body recipe Sony employed with previous compacts. Some of the high-end features are there, but others are not. Check out our Sony Xperia X Compact hands on for our first impressions.

The first thing to note about the Xperia X Compact is its design, which finally takes more than a tiny step away from Sony’s familiar Omnibalance look, even if it’s still pretty similar. The XZ and X Compact introduce the new “Loop Surface” design, featuring symmetrically rounded edges, a flat top and bottom edge and a frame around the sides that makes the whole thing feel “constructed”, which is actually a nice change from the unibody look and feel.

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Moto Z and Moto Z Force (DROID) review

Moto Z and Moto Z Force (DROID) review

Moto Z and Moto Z Force (DROID) review

Moto is back with another iteration of their flagship line, moving from X, jumping Y, and going straight to Z. With a couple of tricks up its sleeve and parent company Lenovo plainly strewn on its box, is this the next innovation in smartphones? Let’s find out in our comprehensive review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

We are dealing with two different versions of Moto’s new flagship device, but the differences are not vast, nor are there many. With that in mind, we will mention where the differences are and comment on them where applicable.

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 821 is 10 percent faster than the 820

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 821 is 10 percent faster than the 820

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 821 is 10 percent faster than the 820

Qualcomm has announced a new flagship mobile processor called the Snapdragon 821. The 821 is a slight update to the Snapdragon 820 that debuted in smartphones earlier this year and promises modest performance gains.

The 820 has been found in virtually every high-end Android smartphone this year, including Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the HTC 10, the LG G5, the OnePlus 3, and the Xiaomi Mi5. In our experience, we’ve found it to be quite a capable chip, with great performance and efficient power utilization. It’s a far cry from last year’s Snapdragon 810, which was plagued with performance and thermal issues.

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