Ever since Apple came out with the new iOS for iPhone, it’s made my phone extremely slow and drains the battery life. Thanks Apple. This led me to consider doing a phone upgrade, but my phone isn’t that old and it works fine (I have an iPhone 6). Currently, I’m on AT&T bc it gives me the best cell signal at work. But, the more I’ve been researching…. the more I’m leaning towards T-mobile or Google Project Fi.
We would definitely have more opportunities and data options on T-Mobile. Question is whether it gets good signal in the places where we want to be. If T-Mobile does get a good signal, it’s a no-brainer for us to switch to T-Mobile. Google Fi is a strong contender, but I don’t know much about it and there aren’t many reviews on it… and I don’t know where the coverage will be the best for us. There’s a lot of great perks, but I think at this point we need to go with longevity and data and good customer service that’s known. Google Fi is only available for android phones so we’d have to switch from iPhone to Android. Whereas with T-mobile, we could take our existing iPhones to make the switch.
Winner = T-Mobile or Google Project Fi (uses T-mobile, Sprint cell networks)
I played around with a skateboard when I was a kid. I thought it was neat to hang with the boys and skate in the driveway/street. Well, I didn’t get much street time as the street was paved with loose gravel on tar — which melted in the Texas summers.
I came across this YouTube vid: https://youtu.be/jdJjW7pknfE and decided I wanted to give it a try. Why are so many middle agers trying something that kids do often?
Great advice on getting a skateboard and beginner techniques:
Which skateboard to get?
My current thoughts:
What I got:
What my husband got:
Any suggestions? What would you get?
I got the first apple watch when it came out and will be using that version to compare to the new Pebble 2.
CNET comparison bt apple watch 2, samsung gear s3, fitbit, android wear, garmin, pebble
First off, I was very happy with my Apple watch 1. There’s a lot of great notifications for it and it’s user friendly. One thing I did not like about the watch is that the notifications would go directly to the watch without warning me on the iphone despite my ringer being on.
The main reason why I decided to look for a watch outside of my stellar apple watch is because the battery life on the apple watch is incredibly low. I can only go one day between charges. Sometimes, I’m at work for more than 24 hours so it becomes more cumbersome on the logistics. Sure, I could bring my charger and charge it… but that takes time, effort, and extra cords since it doesn’t have a lightning charger. So, enter the Pebble 2…a Kickstarter project!
Ars Technica Reviews: Pebble 2 vs. Apple Watch 2
Wareable Pebble 2 review vs. Wareable Apple Watch review
CNET review: new apple watch 2 vs. CNET review: pebble 2
My overall thoughts and winners comparing Apple watch 1 to Pebble 2:
- Battery life: Pebble 2
- HR workout tracking: Apple watch 1
- Apps: Apple Watch 1
- Waterproof: Pebble 2
- HR, sleep, steps, calories, distance tracking throughout day: Pebble 2
- Cost: Pebble 2
- Phone required: both