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 have an Apple Watch, your iPhone is always monitoring what you’re doing. Which is kind of creepy, but you can relax as it’s just looking at your activity. But if you’re wondering how you’re doing over a period of time, you can actually do this with the Activity app for the iPhone. It’s technically the Health app that syncs most of your Apple Watch’s activity data. But Apple still offers a stand-alone Activity app to get a more concentrated look at your fitness. Essentially, the app is helping you track your activity. You won’t be able to use the app, unless you have one of the Apple Watches.
You can view a lot of data within the app. I have reset my phone a few times, without backing up my Activity data, so I only have a few months worth. But you can see an individual day’s Move, Exercise and Stand goals for past workouts. But it can do a lot more.
In the History tab of your Activity app, you’ll see a calendar view with three Activity circles — Move, Exercise, and Stand — in place of traditional calendar events. Every day shows how close you were to achieving or succeeding that goal; in addition, any day you log a workout will receive a green dot in the upper right corner.
- Open the Activity app for iPhone.
- Tap on the History tab.
- Scroll through your past activity rings.