Jul 25

The case for a smartwatch

Pebble smartwatches

I have had a watch on my wrist since I learned to tell the time as a child. That may also be the case for others but with the rise of mobile phones I hear of many people no longer using a watch, instead just choosing to glance at their phone to get the time.

I’m definitely not a watch connoisseur who’s into the expensive brands but have alway been interested in ones that offer extra features and functions, like a stopwatch, calculator, a game and even one with a camera. Not very feminine looking watches but those were the kind of watches I was into. In some ways those watches could be called ‘smart’. Read More »

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Technology | Tagged | Leave a comment
Jul 20

Why fitness bands can help to you get moving

Fitbit Collection

I first got a fitness band on my birthday last year (2014). The Fitbit Flex to be exact and I’ve enjoyed using it ever since and I’m hoping to upgrade to a newer model soon.

While some, like me, love fitness bands, there are others who I’ve heard have bought one, worn it for one day, hit their daily target and never wore it again. Why? Because they now know their daily walking routine to and/or from work is 10,000 steps, so they’ll always know they will hit their daily target.

I’m not here to convince those people to wear one, or anyone for that matter. I just want to share why it works for me and helps to get me motivated to keep moving. Read More »

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Life, Technology | Tagged | 3 Comments
Jul 20

5 reasons to take up Taekwon-do

5 reasons to take up Taekwon-do

Or any martial art for that matter.

I have had a love for martial arts since I was young from watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies (before he went mainstream) since I was about 5. I was then signed up for Karate lessons when I was aged 7. I loved it a lot, I was good at it and by the time I was eleven, I was too belts away from a black belt. I’m not really sure why I stopped, I know some family events occurred around the time but I just never went back. Read More »

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment
Jul 17

It’s time for the 30-day Blogging Challenge

It's time for the 30-day blogging challenge

You may have noticed that my last post here was over 6 months ago, to mark the new year. I had high hopes that I would get back to regularly posting to my personal site but alas, it didn’t quite happen. Even though you’ll find me writing articles frequently over on CrackBerry.com.

In a bid to get going again – for real this time – I signed up for a 30-day
blogging challenge to get my groove on. It’s strange, as I’ll find plenty of time to blog on other sites but always neglect my own. That’s certainly going to change, at least for the next 30 days but I hope that it will help my creative writing juices flowing to continue for months to come even if it won’t be everyday, after this challenge. Read More »

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Site Stuff | Tagged | 1 Comment
Aug 27

#ALSIceBucketChallenge – Challenge Accepted

You’ve probably seen lots and lots of videos of people dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves. It’s all to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. You can read more about it in the link below and also make a donation.

In the U.K., ALS is know has Motor Neurone Disease (MND), while you can donate through the ALS Association website, you can also donate through the MND Association site if you prefer.

As well as making a donation myself, I took up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I have challenged my brother, fellow Brit CrackBerry writer, James Richardson, all of Team BlackBerry and the Mobile Nations Crew.

 

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Life, Videos | Leave a comment
Aug 25

Basketball and more with the Garmin VIRB Elite

As an official Garmin VIRB tester, here is my first video of some footage with the Garmin VIRB. This week I went out to shoot some hoops, well tried to, anyway. And I thought I’d use it during some Taekwon-Do kicking practice too.

I’m going to be getting more mounts for the VIRB so I can try and use it in many different activities. So, watch this space for more.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Technology, Videos | Tagged | Leave a comment