Fitbit is well-known in the fitness-tracking industry for its long (and impressive) line of wearables and sensors — however, it first tested the smartwatch waters with last year’s release of the Ionic. Now, Fitbit will soon be releasing the Versa, serving to rival Apple with upgraded smart features and an improved design. Fitbit’s newest product is especially appealing to the women demographic, both in appearance and function. The Versa is smaller and cheaper than the Ionic but how does it stack up against the world-beating Apple Watch? Not only is it the world’s best selling watch but the Series 3 was touted as being able to potentially replace your smartphone entirely — although it’s not quite there yet. In our own review of the Versa, we were impressed but how does it stack up alongside the popular Apple Watch Series 3? We put the two in a head-to-head spec showdown to find out. Specs Though the Fitbit Versa’s … [Read more...] about Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which should you wear?
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full review, I wanted to revisit it now that half a year has passed to tell you about my experience with it, what I like, what I don’t and if it’s worth it. Check out the video below. Not only do I prefer the look of the stainless steel model, but they also come with the sapphire crystal screen rather than the cheaper Ion-X Glass, or whatever Apple calls it. I still have and occasionally use my original Apple Watch, which is the stainless steel version with the sapphire and there isn’t a single scratch on that after 3 years of use.The ideal training partner As I’m also an Apple Music user – I sync my music automatically and use my BeatsX or AirPods to listen to music without having to have my iPhone nearby. For when I’m swimming I can just wear my watch, set the length of the pool, click go and not worry about it. It tracks how many lengths I do super accurately, how quickly I do them, how many calories I’ve burnt and the different … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 3, 6 months on: Does it still hold up?
By Mikey Campbell Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 04:48 pm PT (07:48 pm ET) Apple's latest Apple Watch Series 3 device has seen healthy adoption rates since its release last year, while usage rates of older Series 1 and first-generation models are on the decline, according to statistics shared by Pedometer++ developer David Smith. Smith detailed metrics from his app in a blog post on Wednesday, demonstrating usage statistics of all Apple Watch models from August 2017 through to today. Of note, Apple Watch Series 3 has enjoyed steady adoption rates since its launch in September, including a dramatic spike during the holiday gift-giving season. As of last week, Series 3 overtook the Series 2 to become the most popular Apple Watch model among Pedometer++ users, with the device accounting for 33 percent of Smith's active user base. The most recent data shows Series 2 sitting at about 30 percent, first-generation Apple Watch at 24 percent and Series 1 holding steady at around 14 percent. … [Read more...] about App developer statistics show increased Apple Watch Series 3 adoption, decline in older models
Apple announced today that the Apple Watch Series 3 can track skiing and snowboarding activity, thanks to software updates added to watchOS 4.2. The new feature requires the latest Apple Watch — the first to include a barometric altimeter — and one of several third-party apps, including Snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, or Ski Tracks. Historically, Apple has included software support for a new device’s hardware features at launch, but the Apple Watch Series 3’s altimeter was a somewhat different story. While the Watch shipped with the ability to measure relative elevation using the altimeter hardware, it depended on third-party apps to support the feature. Previously, Apple Watch apps relied on a paired iPhone with altimeter hardware to enable similar tracking, thereby impacting two devices’ batteries at once. Apple updated watchOS 4.2 with custom workout APIs, enabling developers to track ski- and snowboard-specific metrics, including … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks skiing and snowboarding stats using altimeter
Apple has announced that as of today, users can track skiing and snowboarding activities on their Apple Watch through the use of third-party apps. There's a catch, though – you have to own the Apple Watch Series 3 to enjoy the new feature.The apps that were updated to use the new feature are Snocru, snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine and Ski Tracks. All of them use the Apple Watch Series 3 exclusive altimeter, which tracks altitude levels. Stats, that will be tracked while you enjoy your time on the ski / snowboarding slopes, are:Vertical descent and horizontal distance Speed – average and maximumTime spent in actionCalories burnedNumber of runsWhat's more, all the data gathered will be directly input into the Health app, where you can track the stats and fill up your Activity Challenge ring. And to make things even better, all apps can be controlled using Siri. … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 3 apps now track snowboarding and skiing