When someone mentions a smartwatch, rugged is usually not the first thing that comes to our mind, and that's part of what makes the T-Rex from Amazfit such an unique product. Not that there are no other tough products like Huami's new adventure - sport watch mind you, but none of them come even close to the price point at which the T-Rex is being offered by Huami.
What Does the T-Rex Have to Offer?
Quite simply put, the answer would be everything you can possibly expect, and we are not even exaggerating here! Consider the following to get an idea of how feature packed the T-Rex is really.
12 Military Grade Certifications (MIL-STD-810G, 5ATM, etc.) for resistance to water, dust, shock, heat, cold and humidity among others
The T-Rex can survive in between -40 degrees Celsius to 70-degrees Celsius, alongside 240h humidity and 96h salt spray (sea water) exposure
A battery that can last up to 20 days even under extremely rough conditions and moderate usage
14 sport modes: outdoor jogging/running, jogging/running on the treadmill, cycling, hiking, open water swimming, swimming in a pool, elliptical training, regular gym exercises and the list goes on
Includes an optical heart rate sensor
An advanced GPS system and even a built-in GLONASS system for flawless, satellite navigation
1.3-inch OLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
It's difficult to believe that all these features and more are packed into the T-Rex by Huami for a selling price of meagre $140! For the record the Amazfit T-Rex is also Huami's cheapest and toughest smartwatch till date.
A Closer Look at Applicability of the Features: Is the T-Rex Really that Good?
Off the bat, let's make a few things clear, this is not the world's best or the most perfect smartwatch that we are dealing with here. What Huami's latest offering can be called however, is the best bang-for-your-buck smartwatch in the fitness and adventure segment by a long shot. With that perspective in mind, there is really nothing about the watch that doesn't work as advertised.
One may notice that steep changes in heart rate will take the optical sensor an extra second or two to adjust with, but the data will not be erroneous on account of the slightly slower change. Setting that aside, there's nothing else that we can complain about here, especially at that price point.
Sleep and step tracking works as accurately as you would expect from a $500 fitness wearable, while the Amazfit app records all data seamlessly from your smartwatch for your review later or in real time. However, there is no support for third party apps such as GoogleFit for example and that is disappointing.
A Smartwatch Designed for Performance Not Superficial Impression
The T-Rex is not going to win any beauty contests, but that's perfectly alright. Huami did not launch the T-Rex with a name like that to look pretty, but to get the job done in the most robust way possible. It's a big watch with a huge dial and a lot of girth to it, but surprisingly enough, it is deceptively light at just under 57g. Coming in Army Green, Camo Green,Rock Black, Khaki and Gun Gray, this is a watch that prioritises functionality, mobility and even comfort above everything else.
The OLED display is big, bright and gorgeous, which really comes on its own during the night, as is the nature of all OLED dispalys. During the day, even direct sunlight cannot affect this AMOLED display's visibility to the point where everything on it can be called anything but clearly legible. The straps on the other hand, can be described as comfortable, silicone dust magnets!
Although the clean and muscular design of Huami T-Rex is not for someone with tiny wrists, or a preference for more stylish options, it embodies the spirit of the rough and tough adventurer, who's wrist this massive beast of a watch is supposed to adorn in the first place. If you can relate yourself to being a real adventurer, and don't want to shell out $200 - $500 for features that Huami is offering for just $150 with the T-Rex, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't order one right now.
The Moto G8 Plus is the best possible experience at a budget price in the G-series. The G-series phones are considered the best inexpensive phones of the years now. The Moto G8 Plus has more premium features such as a versatile camera, stereo speakers, minimal bezel, and better battery management than its predecessor Moto G7 plus. Due to the rising competition in the same category, we have seen some premium features coming to budget phones. The latest phone brings in a 48MP triple camera system with fast charging as the main selling USB. But is it enough?
The Moto G8 is priced at $310. It has a plastic body and available in two colors - cosmic blue and crystal pink. The back panel has a gradient-like glossy finish, and the logo aligned in the middle. There is a volume button and unlock button at the right side, which the left side has a hybrid SIM card slot. On the top edge, there is a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The G8 plus is water repellent, but it is not the same as IP67 rated phone, so keeping it away from the water is always a good strategy.
Overall, there is nothing extraordinary about the design. The Moto G8 Plus has a slightly bigger screen than the G7 Plus at 6.3-inches. It is an IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a U-shaped notch up top. The screen has 19:9 aspect ratio, which is decent for watching videos, as they're often in that ratio. The screen is topped with a layer of Panda Glass which is similar to the popular Corning glass solution for protection against drops. Moto G8 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, which is a pretty decent capacity even at the low-price tier of phones. You can last for a one day on a single charge with normal usage that includes being active on social media. The phone supports 15W fast charging and can fully charge in 150 minutes.
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The xFyro xS2 is a pair of Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds that promises to deliver a lot of premium features like 300-hours battery life (standby), waterproofing, comfy but tight fit and of course, high quality HD sound. If you are interested in the xFyro xS2, going through the various features of the earbuds in details should provide a better idea regarding what to expect and that's why we have taken a look and prepared this overview for you.
Those that know precisely what they are looking for will appreciate the following spec highlights.
· Dimensions: 6.25"L x 1"W x .75"H
· 0% to 100% charging time: 2 hours
· Use/standby time: 5 Hours/ 300 Hours
· 850mAh Power Bank and dual-port charging tube With USB and micro USB
· Built-in microphone
· 10m Bluetooth range
· IP67 Certified dust and water resistance
Now that the important specs have been listed, it's time to take a closer look at them and see how well each of these have actually been implemented in the xFyro xS2 Wireless earbuds.
While the term "waterproof" isn't exactly accurate, the xFyro xS2 does have a proper IP67 certification, which means the pair can stay submerged in water as deep as 3.3 feet, for up to 30 minutes at a stretch, as well as being dustproof. The IP67 certification makes the xFyro xS2 a perfect pair of outdoor headphones that you can use in the pool, or while trekking through rainy weather and dusty roads.
The 10 meter or 33 feet range claimed by the company is dependable, but you have to keep in mind that in order to fully utilize this distance, the sources (yes, it supports multiple connections at once) and the headsets need to remain uncovered and unobstructed. While that is somewhat difficult as there are always walls and other obstructions, even the compromised range still remains good enough for regular needs.
Battery Life and Included Powerbank
A 5-hour usable battery life is roughly what has come to be expected from most modern wireless headsets and thankfully, the xFyro xS2 delivers on that front. The standby time is particularly impressive at 300 hours though! Just in case you do run out of charge, plug it into the case, which is also a 850mAh powerbank and it will charge the headset from 0 - 100% in hardly two hours.
The main reason why anyone buys headsets is of course, the sound quality and we are happy to say that you won't be disappointed here. This is not one of those bass-heavy headsets that sacrifice clarity and quality in favor of thumping booms. Instead, the xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds takes care to deliver the highs, mids and lows with equal clarity. Make no mistake though, it can still get very loud when you need it to be, which is amplified by the excellent CVC 6.0 Noise cancellation, making the wireless earbuds useful even in loud, noisy areas, especially while taking calls with the built-in microphone.
All of this, combined with the premium aluminum build, makes the xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds an excellent proposition. It could easily replace your Apple AirPods or just about any other Bluetooth headset in the price range. If you are looking to get one, there's actually no reason to not buy it at just $125!
One of Japan's most famous universities is planning to ban all watches from entrance exam rooms to minimize cheating. According to The Wall Street Journal report - Kyoto University's ban was needed to conduct a "fair test," and this ban covers covers all kind of watches including mechanical ones. The paper says Kyoto is world's first Japanese school to bring in complete ban, although schools from other countries had similar rules. For example, institutes in Australia and England have banned watches, and the AP Program along with SAT test centers in the US have also placed ban on smartwatches inside the examination hall.
Kyoto University was brought negative attention when it got itself intertwined in one of Japan's biggest cheating scandals in 2011; a student released questions to online board from his phone during an exam and asked for solution to the forum visitors. These days cell phones are not allowed in most of the examination rooms. As per the officials, exam takers who would like to keep track of time, will have to check out the clock's set up in each of the examination hall. Interestingly Kyoto is also the school which banned cosplay costumes at graduation.
Some of the notable alumni of Kyoto include former Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, Nobel Prize winner Isamu Akasaka and Ryoji Noyori.
The Google Store has started carrying ASUS' ZenWatch 2, which offers the latest Android experience while starting at fairly lowprice of $149 USD.
The ZenWatch 2 looks a lot like its predecessor ZenWatch, however, it is much-improved in many ways. The device boasts a larger battery with fast charging and up to 66 hours of use in between charges, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.
The ZenWatch 2 is also IP67-rated for dust and water-resistance like many of its rivals, but unlike most, it comes in two sizes. The Google Store is offering the 45mm option with a rubber strap in Light Aqua, and the 49mm option with a leather strap in Navy Blue.
Designed for comfort
Curved glass and a stainless steel watch casing that conforms to your wrist, with soft leather or rubber straps for all-day wear. Choose from two sizes for an ideal fit.
Wellness support for mind and body
The built-in biosensor and redesigned ZenWatch Wellness Manager app monitor your activity and relaxation levels.
Make it yours
Change up your look with a choice of over 30 exclusive watch faces, or create one of your very own. Customize the background picture, color, number style, and more.
Lasts long and charges fast
Goes all day with over 24 hours of battery life and only takes an hour to charge back up to 80%.
For specification detail, check out the link below.
Source: Google Store