Tag: FitBit

Sad to see Pebble go

I only caught up on this news last night. It seems Pebble, maker of the super-useful and low-cost smart-watches, is gone. It's been bought by Fitbit and will no longer sell its watches. Although I'm an Apple Watch user, I've owned a Pebble in the past. I loved it - the battery lasted for days ...

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Apple Watch: a few weeks in…

I've been using my new Apple Watch daily for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be useful to reflect how it's been going. In case anyone out there is still wondering what it's like to use outside of an Apple Store. If you can't be bothered to scroll to the bottom, let me summarise ...

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A day to remember

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary since @FrankDJS and I had our civil partnership. Between family and friends, we just refer to it as our wedding, even though in the eyes of the law, that’s not strictly true. For now. Just like on our wedding, we celebrated it the way we wanted to, which is obviously not to ...

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Taking the long way home

Yesterday’s workday started with a cracker of a headache and I’m afraid it only got worse as the day progressed. I basically gave up at 5pm and decided to get the hell out of dodge. I couldn’t face the tube…the smell, the crowds, the noise. So I started walking. I was partly walking to avoid ...

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3 New habits for 2014

Continuing the theme of my earlier post  I’m trying some new things for 2014. Not massive, life-changing New Year’s resolutions, but smaller changes I’m hoping will have a positive impact. 1. No more Diet Coke I’ve dropped this completely and actually stopped drinking it before the end of December. I realised it was a slight addiction. ...

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48 hours with iOS 7

Like most geeks in the UK, I was frustrated by the inability of Apple's servers to keep up with my downloading needs when iOS 7 was finally made available to us. Frantic attempts to get my hands on it failed miserably until time differences meant that most of the USA was tucked up in bed ...

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Return of the FitBit

This is possibly a record (possibly not), but I've managed to lose three FitBits. (Click the above link to find out what they are...but in summary, a small multi-function digital pedometer). More amazingly, the lovely people at FitBit have - in their mercy - decided to replace each missing unit, completely free of charge. I ...

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Putting the “F” into TFL

Aside from waking up at an un-godly hour to get to the hospital for my MRI scan, my morning wasn't the most fun. I found out at the last minute that London Underground was providing its usual weekend service (i.e. half the network down for "upgrades") which meant me taking the DLR to Bow and ...