Everyone is looking for a reason to hate on the new Apple Watch 3. It’s kind of starting to get to me a bit. You’re probably thinking – yeah yeah, but you like Apple products, and I do, but that’s not what this is about. For me, I hate when people only look at the negative aspects of a product. Yes, I definitely have my share of negative comments, but I also try to give each product the benefit of the doubt in order to make sure that I’m giving it a fair assessment. And also so I’m not jumping to conclusions. That being said, we all know that there’s a problem with the Apple Watch when it comes to LTE. We’ve heard it a million times in the week since it’s been released. But is this really an issue?
On the surface, you’re probably thinking – yes, this is an issue. After all, the watch is supposed to work on LTE. Which means it should work. If you haven’t heard, here is the issue: if the Watch joins open Wi-Fi networks without internet, it won’t automatically fail over to the data connection. Instead, it’ll try and use the Wi-Fi connection, even if it doesn’t have internet. The end result, according to testers is an intermittent connection when you’re out and about. Because it’s Apple, and because this is a brand new product, everyone is up in arms about it. And I mean, I get it. … Read the rest
I’ve talked a lot lately about the Apple Watch Series 3. I’ve mentioned what I like about it and what I think you will like about it. But what I haven’t really talked about is how it stacks up next to the Fitbit Ionic. The big difference I hear from people is that you don’t have to charge the Fitbit every single day. But the Apple Watch has been king of the jungle when it comes to smartwatches since its inception. And with Series 3, the fitness capabilities have improved. So which is actually better from a fitness perspective?
As far as they look, for the most part, the two are similar. Both are made from the same aerospace-grad aluminum. Both have the ability to change the straps. Whether you want it to look fancy, or sporty. Both offer the ability to switch it up. But the Apple Watch does this better. The Fitbit Ionic offers three “sports” colours – gold, silver and black. They also offer leather straps in “Cognac” Brown or Midnight Blue. But the Apple Watch 3 comes in three different casing colours: gold, silver and black. But you can then choose a fabric or silicone strap that comes in up to five colours.
Pay a bit more and you can get the stainless Steel Apple Watch 3. It comes with stainless steel, leather and silicone strap options. It’s not over yet. There are also ceramic “Edition” Apple Watches, Nike branded ones and those with Hermes straps.… Read the rest
If you’re a car buff, then you probably think that electric vehicles are on the boring side. But Tesla has managed to change that. I think of a small vehicle, mostly for city driving, that doesn’t have much going for it in the way of looks. For all you car buffs out there, would you consider a Tesla over a Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes or a McLaren? If the results of Motor Trend’s “World’s Greatest Drag Race” are any indication, the answer should be “yes”.
The race has become an annual event for the automotive publication. It pits the fastest cars against each other in a single quarter mile sprint to crown a champion. This years race included:
- Ferrari 488 GTB
- Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Nissan GT-R NISMO
- Aston Martin DB11, and;
- Tesla Model S P100D
The reason for choosing the Tesla is because it is slightly different than the other cars. What’s fascinating is that the P100D actually was triumphant, edging out the Ferrari and Porsche by just fractions of a second. Maybe it shouldn’t be fascinating because, according to Motor Trend, the P100D already holds the record for fastest 0-60 acceleration. But, if this was a longer race, the Tesla likely wouldn’t have won. The winner would have likely been the Ferrari.
What can you take away from this? Well, it’s clear that electric vehicles have a huge advantage when it comes to acceleration. How else do these cars compare?… Read the rest