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Here Are The Best GPS Smartwatches for Running Enthusiasts

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Over the last two years, the world around us has witnessed a significant change in the way we think about our health. Concerns about our physical well-being and overall fitness have grown in recent years.  Many people have turned to running as a solution to help release anxiety, gain perspective, cope with cabin fever, and keep up their well-being. The same can be observed on the Global running day, an annual event to encourage people of all ages and abilities to go out and start running towards a healthier lifestyle. This day also serves as a reminder of the benefits that come with running while bringing people together. As simple as Running might seem, the sport does have its fair share of nuances and technicalities which often create the necessity for a companion to keep track of everything and offers important data. Modern smartwatches serve as an excellent coach to all who run and for whatever reason, they run, here are a few to help you get started.

Forerunner 945: This GPS smartwatch that’s designed for the driven, the qualifiers, and the elite. This watch is a perfect accessory for the runner and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. The Forerunner 945 monitors your performance and offers personalized insight, so you can train smarter and not just harder. The smartwatch tracks your VO2 max and adjusts the value based on heat and altitude. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking, or overreaching. The devices enables you to see how your workouts influence the development of your endurance, speed, and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history. Available on Amazon.   

Forerunner 245:  This GPS smartwatch doesn’t just tell you where you ran. It tracks your stats, crunches the numbers, and gets to know all about your performance from your running form, your training history to your goals. All you need to focus on is putting one foot in front of the other. How much do you need to train? Forerunner 245 offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. And the higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Or, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Forerunner 245 also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing, and even using the elliptical or stair-stepper. Available on Amazon.

Forerunner 55: This easy-to-use GPS smartwatch is designed for people of all skill levels to track their stats and chase their fitness goals. The Forerunner 55 will help you kickstart your running routine. Designed for new runners, the Forerunner 55 is lightweight and has a sleek look. With comprehensive running modes, tailored daily training tips, and enhanced health monitoring, it will help you improve your performance both on and off the track. Available on Amazon.

fēnix 7 Ultimate Multisport GPS Watch: Turn your exertion into exhilaration with the Garmin Fēnix 7 series. Fully equipped with a robust suite of rugged features, the Fenix 7 series comes with an ultra-tough athletic design and an inbuilt flashlight. The smartwatch supports four levels of brightness along with a red strobe light that displays an SOS signal when activated in critical situations. An ideal choice for the runners as the Real-Time Stamina feature allows users to adjust their speed and intensity in real-time based on their current physical strength. During long-distance races, athletes can activate the Up Ahead feature to set their strategy before the race. By using Garmin Connect, users can also create a route and mark waypoints. Once synced with the smartwatch, pre-set checkpoints, water stations, medical stations, and other route data will be displayed to the athlete. The Power Manager function has been upgraded, allowing the overall battery life of fēnix 7X to increase by nearly 300%, achieving up to 24 days of battery life under UltraTrac Mode, up to 122 hours in GPS mode with solar-charged, and up to 37 days in smartwatch mode.  The device features more than 40 advanced built-in outdoor and indoor sports modes suitable for mountaineering, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing, and more. It also comes with pre-loaded high-intensity interval training workouts, including AMRAP, EMOM, Tabata, etc. Available on Amazon.

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Make Your Parties More Rocking with Bluei ROCKER R10 VIVID Bluetooth Soundbar

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Bluei announced an update to its wireless speaker soundbar range with the launch of ‘ROCKER- R10 VIVID’. The wireless speaker soundbar is equipped with enhanced audio quality and is designed to support deep and punchy bass. Bluei Rocker R10 is for young audiophiles who just cannot afford to compromise on the sound quality of their party glimmers.

Given its compact design, the Bluei Rocker can be easily connected to your TV or other devices. It has a 10W powerful sound output to plunge you into the fantastical world of music with premium and unparalleled quality of sound. The speaker has 5W surround sound and gives a 3D theater sound effect experience and  Vibrate bass. Rocker completely wireless speaker with a frequency range of 10 meters so, keep your music pumping.

Bluei Rocker R10 Bluetooth speaker is built to let you enjoy your favourite jams in all conditions. The Rocker R10 has a battery of 1800 mAh power output which allows your function to go smoothly and unhindered. With Bluetooth 5.0 and an in-built microphone, this speaker comes with the latest and advanced technology for all-around quality performance. The soundbar offers support of FM, TF Card, LED lights, and connectivity through Bluetooth 5.0 as well. The Bluei Rocker speakers come with a built-in microphone to receive calls.

Akhilesh Chopra, Sales & Technology Director of Bluei, while announcing the launch said, “Bluei is committed to develop and offer the best in design, durable, and sophisticated products to Indian consumers at a very affordable price. We are confident that the product will strike the right chord with Indian users. Be it for travel, office, or house parties, it is engineered impeccably to give the finest possible user experience designed for all-purpose. Our motive is to catering every age group and every user this is the reason we sell our product at a budget price”

Rocker R10 VIVID at Rs. 1799 and available in black colour.

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POCO F4 5G Smartphone Launched with Powerful Processor

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POCO announced the next phone in the F series, with the launch of POCO F4 5G. Marking its global debut, POCO F4 5G offers all the strengths of a flagship smartphone with sustained peak performance. Powered by the Snapdragon® 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 Storage and with features such as Dolby Vision™, Dolby Atmos® and OIS, the POCO F4 5G is engineered to surpass all expectations.

Commenting on the launch, Himanshu Tandon, Country Head, POCO India, said, “We at POCO, have been working towards offering an unbelievably fluid and powerful experience like no other. On the back of a strong product proposition, featuring Snapdragon® 870 processor, E4 AMOLED flagship display with Dolby Vision™and Dolby Atmos®  OIS, POCO F4 5G changes the de facto expectations in this segment. We truly believe that POCO F4 5G is truly everything you need.”

Extremely Powerful with All the Strengths  

POCO F4 5G is equipped with the Snapdragon® 870 flagship chipset built on a 7nm processor with 5G support. POCO F4 5G’s processing power offers shortened app loading times, supporting graphic intensive games and smooth scrolling experience on web pages and apps. High-level performance is sustained with its 3,112mm² super big vapor chamber and 7 layer heat dissipation structure by upgrading to LiquidCool Technology 2.0. POCO F4 5G’s flagship-level LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 ROM enable faster data access, great for multitasking between demanding applications.

Flagship 120Hz E4 AMOLED Display for entertainment on the go

Flaunting a POCO OG design, POCO F4 5G comes with superior ergonomics and a premium glass design. POCO F4 5G is the thinnest model in the POCO lineup to date with 7.7mm thickness. The device boasts of a 6.67″ E4 AMOLED screen and an ultra-tiny 2.76mm DotDisplay, one of the tiniest in the price segment. The flagship-level display features adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and up to 360 Hz touch sampling rate for lower response latency. With screen peak brightness of 1,300 nits, & 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio POCO F4 5G ensures every moment is displayed at its ideal values for detail and contrast.

Further, with the support for Dolby Vision™, it adds to the rich experience by delivering better colour depth and higher brightness of the content. Overall, the immersive user experience and high-performance functionality make it the most cost-effective device in terms of offering across-the-board strength in the flagship segment.

The Creator’s Suite you need!

POCO F4 5G’s triple rear camera setup features the first-ever addition of optical image stabilization (OIS) on a POCO, on the device’s 64 MP main camera. This delivers clear and sharp photos even in low light, for near-perfect digital replicas of the moments captured, in addition to steady and stable videos. Accompanying the 64MP main camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 119 degree FOV and 2MP macro camera. Together, this triple array captures even the finest details. POCO F4 5G has a 20MP snapper at the front capturing detailed and vivid selfies.

POCO F4 5G supports 4K recording at 60FPS. Setup comes with tons of fun and convenient features, including Vlog Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, Long exposure, Time lapse, Slow motion. Amongst the many firsts, POCO F4 5G also introduces a collection of various software-driven movie effects such as Magic zoom, slow shutter, time freeze for a seamless content creation experience for users.

The long-lasting battery you need

POCO F4 5G comes with a 4,500mAh (typ) battery and 67W Sonic charging, taking only 37 minutes to charge up to 100%(* under standard test conditions). With a fully charged battery, it offers strength in duration with up to 11 hours of gaming, 21 hours of video playback and 134 hours of music playback. The device utilizes Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology, a method of fast charging that circuits electric currents into two split directions for improved charging speed and stability, sustaining highest level performance stretched over longer periods of time. 

Network and Connectivity

Driving on POCO’s philosophy of ‘technology that matters’, POCO F4 5G is a future-focused smartphone with a support of 10 5G bands, WiFi 6, and NavIC support. The device also supports Bluetooth 5.2  and NFC offering faster connectivity at all levels.

POCO F4 5G also comes with an IR blaster and is IP53 protected making the device splash and dust resistant.

Availability

POCO F4 5G will be available in two stellar colors – Nebula Green and Night Black and in three storage variants: 6GB+128GB at INR 27,999, 8GB+128GB at INR 29,999, and 12GB+256GB at INR 33,999. As part of first sale day offers, consumers can get an instant discount of INR 1,000 and SBI card holders get a discount of INR 3,000 making the effective prices: 6GB+128GB at INR 23,999, 8GB+128GB at INR 25,999, and 12GB+256GB at INR 29,999. 

The smartphone will be available via Flipkart starting June 27 at 12 Noon. Also, as part of the launch offer, consumers will get 2 months’ YouTube Premium subscription free on POCO F4 5G. Further, applicable to first sale, POCO F4 5G buyers will get 1 year of free subscription of Disney+ Hotstar VIP Pack.

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Looking for a Tablet for Your Child? Here are Best 5 Options

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The world has gone online and so have schools. Tablets have never played a more important role. The best tablets keep your kids entertained, engaged and educated – and can prove to be a great help for students. They can utilize it to prepare notes, research materials, read notes and watch videos.

If you too are a student or have a kid at home, you can trust some of these tablets that will help them in their online studies and also keep them entertained. So, if you are looking for a tablet for your child, then here are some of the best options.

realme Pad Mini Blue (WIFI 3GB+32GB)

Kids can experience the entire day’s amusement thanks to the long battery duration of this easy to hold and operate tablet. Watch endless learning videos, documentaries, mess around, learn on the web with realme Pad mini. This tablet is equipped with a long-lasting 6400 mAh battery and an 18W Quick charging capability feature that will keep the battery woes away. Moreover, it comes with a stunning 22.09 cm (8.7) LCD screen so that kids can get clear and vibrant visuals on the device. Through Wi-Fi and LTE connection, kids can use the realme Pad Mini to stay connected and on top of their school work. Children can also have fun with an 8 MP wide-angle rear camera and 5 front MP lens to capture their special moments.

Price – INR 10,999

Lenovo tab M10 FHD PLUS

If you’re searching for a reasonable tablet for your child with a pointer pen then you can opt for the Lenovo Tab M10 second Gen . The tablet additionally has an enormous 10.3-inch Full HD+ display, and it runs on Android 9 Pie and comes with Lenovo Active Pen 2. Kids can have fun and explore their artistic side with the pen. It is controlled by the MediaTek Helio P22T processor combined with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For extra space kids can extend the capacity up to 1TB through a microSD card and have more storage for their documents. There’s a 8 megapixel essential camera and a 5-megapixel auxiliary camera on the Lenovo Tab M10.

Price – INR 13,999

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 lite

Kids can enjoy multitasking on a wide 22.05cm (8.7″) display. The comfortably compact form factor helps keep children’s hands from getting tired, even when multitasking, kids can easily navigate the  tablet with one hand. A gesture-based menu allows them to do things like go Back, see your Recent apps, and return to the Home menu all with a swipe of the thumb so it is super easy and convenient to use . With dozens of functions, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite puts convenience at your kids fingertips. It comes with 32GB storage built in for all the hi-resolution videos, notes, documents, and files. Kids can then expand it with a microSD card for even more storage — up to 1TB.

Price – INR 10,999

Panasonic Tab 8 HD

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD has an 8-inch display giving it a compact form factor when compared to 10-inch tablets making it more comfortable for kids. The display has a 1280×800 pixel resolution and the tablet also comes with an 8MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera. It has 32GB built-in storage expandable by an additional 256GB via a microSD card. The device also comes with a 5100mAh battery which allows your child to use the tab for a plethora of activities from entertainment to studies without the battery draining fast . It runs  on Android 9 out of the box and also supports FM radio.

Price – INR 9,499

Acer one 10 tab

The Acer One 10 is a handy tablet that comes with a clean and simple design that would impress any growing child. Powered by a powerful quad-core processor and a 4GB of RAM, this tablet is ideal for kids multitasking. It also comes equipped with an 8 MP primary camera and 5 MP front shooter that help you create memories by capturing your kids special moments . To further enhance children’s experience, the gadget has a 10.1-inch (25.65-centimeter) touchscreen and runs the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system, which allows kids to swiftly load study apps and games.

 Price – INR 13,690.00

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