Tag Archive: Gear


Can You Use Samsung Pay with the Gear Fit2 Pro?

Best answer: No. Since the Gear Fit2 Pro does not contain an NFC chip, it cannot make mobile payments using Samsung Pay.

Amazon: Samsung Gear S3 ($ 269)

No NFC? Sadly, no Samsung Pay

Samsung’s Gear S3 features the technology necessary for Samsung Pay to work. NFC stands for “near-field communication,” which is generally executed by a physical chip that activates when devices are held within 4 centimeters of one another.

Unfortunately,  [Read More…]

Gadgets and gear: 10 things to pack for a camping trip

Summer is the best time to get together as a family and go camping. Alternatively, you might favor solo adventures or going out into the wilderness accompanied only by a few friends. Regardless of your particular preferences, one thing is certain: summer isn’t complete without at least one camping trip.

With the vacation season upon us, it’s high time to start thinking about packing and preparing for your camping trip.

goTenna Mesh review: Private networks for going off the grid  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro vs. Fitbit Charge 3: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. Android is our jam, but at the same time, we love checking out the latest in wearable tech. If you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker, we’ve got the shopping advice you need.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

Great for runners

$ 194 at Amazon

Pros Gorgeous OLED display Local music storage with Spotify Built-in GPS Larger app selection Cons No Samsung  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs. Samsung Gear Sport

While Android phones are our main passion, we’re also enthralled with all things wearable tech. From smartwatches to fitness bands and more, we live and breath this stuff to help you find the gadgets that are right for you.

Galaxy Watch

Latest and greatest

$ 329 – $ 349 at Amazon

Pros Available in two sizes Much larger battery Optional LTE model Faster + more efficient processor Cons Expensive

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s latest  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs. Gear S2: Should you upgrade?

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is powerful, but the Gear S2 holds up surprisingly well.

If you’ve got an Android phone, one of the dominant forces in the smartwatch market is Samsung. The company’s Tizen operating system and unique hardware design have allowed for some truly excellent wearables over the years, and in 2018, Samsung’s big smartwatch is the Galaxy Watch.

The Galaxy Watch has a lot going for it, but for owners of the Gear S2 from 2015,  [Read More…]

Gear Up: Consider myCharge’s wireless charging and Nintendo Switch solutions

Look around your home, school, or office, and you’ll probably find a number of devices that require regular charging. Maybe it’s a few phones, a tablet, wearable, or even a Nintendo Switch. Chances are that you’ve got something that needs an occasional, or daily charging.

Toss in a roommate, spouse, or co-worker, and we imagine things get pretty hairy around the wall chargers. No matter how big phones are or how great the battery life, you’re always going to want (or  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on preview: Another Gear in all but name

The ‘Gear’ may be gone, but these are very much the same watches we know.

Samsung’s wearable strategy has settled into a groove the past few generations, with each smartwatch offering the same basic story: a circular display with a rotating bezel that runs Samsung’s own operating system and has tons of features for health and fitness tracking. The new Galaxy Watch may have a different name, dropping “Gear” altogether, but it’s primarily more of the same.

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PSA: Don’t update to Android Pie if you have a Samsung Gear wearable

Even after numerous developer previews, Pie still doesn’t support Gear accessories.

As of this past Monday, Android 9 Pie officially began rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and the Essential Phone. We’ve been having a blast with Google’s latest flavor of Android, but according to numerous reports from users, the new software isn’t so hot if you’re using a Samsung Gear product.

Take a quick visit to the r/Android subreddit, and you’ll find  [Read More…]

Set your mornings up for success with up to 30% off this Coffee Gator gear

Magic bean juice.

Tons of Coffee Gator gear is on sale today at Amazon. These are all part of Amazon’s daily deals and you can save up to 30% off. The gear includes everything from travel mugs to pour over coffee makers, and it’s all made by Coffee Gator.

This personal travel mug is down to $ 17.70 as part of this sale. It normally sells for around $ 27 and has never dropped this low before.  [Read More…]

Gear Up: RAVPower wireless charging solutions for home and on-the-go

It’s 2018 which means a lot of the new phones you see, and possibly buy, come with a really cool feature: wireless charging. Indeed, what we once thought was a great luxury afforded to a select few devices has now become commonplace. In fact, some of you have been so accustomed to having it that you’ve taken the technology for granted.

Whether you’ve got a brand new phone with wireless charging or are sitting on one that’s a year or  [Read More…]