Hardware http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12350/more en Microsoft Band May Be Less Power Hungry in Incoming Insider Release Preview http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-may-be-less-power-hungry-incoming-insider-release-preview <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new release preview is on its way today for Windows Insiders, bringing the revision to 14393.103. Microsoft Band users may want to look deeper into this one as it should improve battery life when the Microsoft wearable is connected and idle.</p> <p>One of the bullet points for improvements says this:</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.&nbsp;</p> <p>This, of course, refers to the mobile version of the release preview.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-may-be-less-power-hungry-incoming-insider-release-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-may-be-less-power-hungry-incoming-insider-release-preview#comments Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:45:00 +0000 77761 at http://winsupersite.com Garmin Ships the Chronos - a More Expensive Version of the Fenix 3 HR http://winsupersite.com/hardware/garmin-ships-chronos-more-expensive-version-fenix-3-hr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today Garmin has announced the release of the company&rsquo;s latest fitness tracker, the <a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/into-sports/hiking/fenix-chronos/prod532035.html" target="_blank">Fenix Chronos</a>. The Fenix Chronos comes in three different versions, each with a slightly higher price tag.</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With a Titanium Hybrid Band - $1,499.99 USD</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With a Brushed Stainless Steel Band - $999.99 USD</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/garmin-ships-chronos-more-expensive-version-fenix-3-hr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/garmin-ships-chronos-more-expensive-version-fenix-3-hr#comments Garmin Hardware Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:11:00 +0000 77751 at http://winsupersite.com Notes on Band Gets an Update After a Long Drought http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/notes-band-gets-update-after-long-drought <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When the original Microsoft Band was released, developers went nuts for a while, providing stacks and stacks of new apps designed to work directly with the Band ecosystem across the various platforms. But, in the last year or so, new apps and app updates dropped off severely.</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t count this as renewed vigor, but the author of <strong>Notes on Band</strong> kicked off the dust bunnies and provided an update just a while ago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/notes-band-gets-update-after-long-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/notes-band-gets-update-after-long-drought#comments Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:07:00 +0000 77711 at http://winsupersite.com Vomelon Bluetooth Sport Earbuds http://winsupersite.com/hardware/vomelon-bluetooth-sport-earbuds <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>I sometimes get surprised by the things that regularly show up at my doorstep for testing and review. One of those instances happened just recently when the Vomelon Bluetooth sport earbuds/headphones dropped here.</p> <p>The specs and features are pretty much what you&rsquo;d expect from devices that cost a lot more. Here&rsquo;s the specs:</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bluetooth V4.1+A2DP+AVRCP</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enhanced bass and noise cancelling</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/vomelon-bluetooth-sport-earbuds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/vomelon-bluetooth-sport-earbuds#comments Vomelon Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:32:00 +0000 77701 at http://winsupersite.com The Cubot Smart Band v1 http://winsupersite.com/hardware/cubot-smart-band-v1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>I&rsquo;ve been on a tear recently, testing and reviewing a number of fitness devices. From the high-end to the low-end, I&rsquo;m starting to get reviewers fatigue. At a certain point the features all seem to run together. And, at the end of the day, every fitness wearable manufacturer is essentially just trying to provide the exact same features as everyone else. These days unless you provide the basic tenets of health monitoring, you may as well go back the drawing board. The basic tenets are: steps, sleep, and heart rate.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/cubot-smart-band-v1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/cubot-smart-band-v1#comments Cubot Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:03:00 +0000 77681 at http://winsupersite.com Lumsing 12000mAh Hybrid External Battery Power Bank http://winsupersite.com/hardware/lumsing-12000mah-hybrid-external-battery-power-bank <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Massive power is what I want. I want the ability to charge my devices multiple times without worrying about supplying renewed energy for my power supplier.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s exactly what the Lumsing 12000mAh power bank does. The Lumsing is purported to be able charge an iPhone 6 up to five times before needing recharged itself. I&rsquo;ve not had a chance to test that number (as most of you know I have a phobia about devices that don&rsquo;t maintain 100% readiness), but so far what I have tested has been more than adequate.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/lumsing-12000mah-hybrid-external-battery-power-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/lumsing-12000mah-hybrid-external-battery-power-bank#comments Lumsing Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0000 77671 at http://winsupersite.com Dual-use USB/Lightning Port Charging Cable http://winsupersite.com/hardware/dual-use-usblightning-port-charging-cable <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Most people that own an iOS device that sports a lightning port, also own a stack of other devices that use standard USB connections for charging. Why companies don&rsquo;t just use industry standard connections for their devices &ndash; oh wait &ndash; right. This is Apple. The company that makes just as much money off proprietary accessories as it does actual devices. Never mind.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/dual-use-usblightning-port-charging-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/dual-use-usblightning-port-charging-cable#comments iOS Lightning USB Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:13:00 +0000 77661 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Band 2 Under $140 but in Short Supply from Amazon http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-2-under-140-short-supply-amazon <div class="node-body article-body"><p>First off, try a <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=microsoft+band&amp;_dyncharset=UTF-8&amp;id=pcat17071&amp;type=page&amp;sc=Global&amp;cp=1&amp;nrp=&amp;sp=&amp;qp=&amp;list=n&amp;iht=y&amp;usc=All+Categories&amp;ks=960&amp;keys=keys" target="_blank">search at BestBuy.com</a>. Nope&hellip;you won&rsquo;t be able to find a Microsoft Band 2 there. Amazon, however, is still supplying Microsoft Band 2 devices, though shipments for the Medium size won&rsquo;t be ready until August 27.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-2-under-140-short-supply-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/microsoft-band-2-under-140-short-supply-amazon#comments Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:10:00 +0000 77601 at http://winsupersite.com Watch TV at Bedtime and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep with driftTV http://winsupersite.com/hardware/watch-tv-bedtime-and-still-get-good-night-s-sleep-drifttv <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Since childhood I&rsquo;ve watched TV to put me to sleep. This habit carried over into marriage, but I had to drag the wife kicking and screaming. She rarely watched TV as a kid and the shows kept her mind excited and not able to fall asleep. It took a while, but she&rsquo;s now as addicted to TV at bedtime as I am. There&rsquo;s certain TV shows she has to go back and watch episodes again because she falls asleep before she&rsquo;s able to see the conclusion.</p></div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/hardware/watch-tv-bedtime-and-still-get-good-night-s-sleep-drifttv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/hardware/watch-tv-bedtime-and-still-get-good-night-s-sleep-drifttv#comments driftTV Hardware Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:54:00 +0000 77581 at http://winsupersite.com Strava Says Microsoft Health Accuracy Improvements Already in Place http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/strava-says-microsoft-health-accuracy-improvements-already-place <div class="node-body article-body">Strava says the longstanding issue with Microsoft Health data may have been fixed.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/strava-says-microsoft-health-accuracy-improvements-already-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-band/strava-says-microsoft-health-accuracy-improvements-already-place#comments Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:34:00 +0000 77571 at http://winsupersite.com