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Spotify – Coming to Apple Watch

Spotify are close to releasing on Apple Watch but just currently testing basic playback functionality. This follows on from recent proper releases of Spotify on Garmin CIQ and WearOS. Clearly Spotify are placing themselves VERY well for global domination.   Garmin adds Spotify to Forerunner 645M   Spotify for WearOS – Announced     Source:…

Apple WatchOS 5 – New Sports Features

Apple may have woken up somewhat to new challenges ahead with the on-trend message that everyone seems to be getting more into personal fitness. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday brought several new sports-related announcement for future functionality in WatchOS 5. I think these announcements are interesting for those of us with sports-focussed…

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Apple Watch + STRYD :: First Run and APPLE WATCH Accuracy

I find that the STRYD app and general STRYD experience on the Apple Watch is very good. Much better than I had expected from both the watch and from a new app. This post is entitled ‘First Run’. That’s not strictly true as keen-eyed and regular readers would have inferred from Friday’s post. This is,…

STRYD Review Apple Watch

Apple Watch + STRYD – Preview

STRYD on the Apple Watch – watchOS 4 STRYD is now supported on the Apple Watch. It’s pretty cool. STRYD released their Apple Watch app a few weeks ago. Providing you have WatchOS 4, you should be good to go right now. There’s not much to the app itself BUT I will briefly cover the…

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2017: The year of the Garmin – Sports Watch MARKET predictions for an exciting year – not just for Garmin

We can already see that sports technology is exploding in many directions: the market is global and is growing globally; technology is broadening its capabilities & competencies; online services and apps are getting cleverer; corporate health consciousness is growing; basic activity trackers’ usefulness is being questioned; smartphone apps offer ever-richer experiences; wearability/fashion is important; and the big boys…

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Apple raise prices in the UK to help the poor in America – errrr

The BBC today headlined Apple’s UK price rises on computer sales. “Apple suggests product prices internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, local import laws, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business,” the company told the BBC. We all know that the UK currency has taken a bit of…

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Apple Has Best Optical HR – err…… no it hasn't

A bizarrely scientific, yet incomplete, study by the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic published through the American Medical Association  purports to show that the Apple Watch has the best accuracy of wrist-based optical HR. Or at least that is how it is being headlined by various tech publications on the internet. This is the first page:…

Opinion: Apple Watch 2 and a rant beyond

I’ll keep these opinions short as people buying an apple Watch 2 won’t read this and therefore, logically, those of you reading this won’t by one. So Apple strike again with a masterpiece of design, inspired by the early-2016 TomTom Golfer (right). Well at least Apple got the shape right for an out-and-out sports watch.…