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Fitbit Receives Regulatory Green Light To Identify Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

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A couple of years ago at Web Summit, I listened to a great talk on wearables. The guy speaking introduced me to the concept of the halfway test. If you leave your house and get halfway to your destination, what would be important enough to turn around an go home for? Your wallet, almost certainly. Your phone, maybe. Your...

Fitbit Launches Sense Smartwatch And More

elderly lady using ECG fitness tracker
There comes a time for a select few brands when they pass through a process called "genericisation". This is when a brand becomes to generic term for their product. Think all 4x4s being called Jeep, all tablets being iPads or your internet search being called a Google, regardless of the search engine. When it comes to fitness trackers, Fitbit...

Google Pixel Buds Review: The Most Comfortable Ear Buds Ever

google pixel buds ireland
Do you remember when there was a genuine shock we, as a society, decided to kill the headphone jack? In hindsight, it makes total sense. In fact, it had to happen before Bluetooth audio accessories would get really good. When it comes to over-ears, the Bose 35 QCii are still a market leader for me but I'm currently testing...

Closca Face Mask Review: Reusable, Sustainable, Filter Cloth Face Mask

closca face mask in aldi
Face masks or face coverings are set to become mandatory in Ireland. While making them mandatory is a positive step for public health, it brings with it a risk of increased waste as a result of single-use, disposable masks. I've been testing out a reusable filtered cloth face mask produced by Closca Design. Here's everything you need to know...

Smart Helmet Review: Livall BH51M Neo Packed With Features

livall BH51 NEO review
It's a bit of a cliche but cycling is going through a bit of a golden age in Ireland right now. People are flooding to bikes to avoid public transport. It's nothing but great news and I've been keeping my eye on some tech for cyclists. In the coming weeks, I'll be checking out a few bits and pieces....

Huawei FreeBuds 3i Review: €99 For Excellence

I was a driven anti-AirPod guy. I was against everything they stood for. The death of the headphone jack, the commercial monster that is Apple and the style of them. Everything irked me. Then, I realised it was time to say goodbye to the headphone jack. Apple actually builds some pretty great products. And the design of AirPods means...

Huawei Watch GT 2e Review: Purely Fitness Focused

huawei watch gt 2e on wrist
I've been lucky enough to have every Huawei Watch on my wrist. I remember buying the original Huawei Watch because it was the most watch-like smartwatch on the market. It was a thing of beauty. Since then, a few things have changed. Huawei now uses their own operating system instead of Wear OS and designs have evolved too. But...

Closca Launch Sustainable Facemask Amid Increased Demand

closca reusable sustainable facemask
There's a wee company in Spain called Closca. Their motto is to inspire change. A few months back they sent me a foldable helmet which I used on my scooter. The review is coming, but I need to wait for scooters to be legal here first. But the helmet is amazing. Closca does think differently. They prioritise design and...