Tag Archive: Tracks


The $53 Huawei Band 2 Pro watch tracks sleep, your heart, and more

All the activities are yours for the tracking.

The Huawei Band 2 Pro all-in-one activity tracker smartwatch has dropped to $ 52.88 on Amazon from a street price around $ 70. We haven’t seen it drop in price since May.

The watch comes with built-in GPS, a heart-rate monitor, multiple modes for different sports, a sleep monitor, and more. The sleep tracking helps record data based on tracking light, how much you sleep, REM deep sleep stages,  [Read More…]

Google still tracks your location even when you turn off Location History

Mother Google is always watching.

Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called “Your Timeline.” Your Timeline uses Location History to create a private view of your exact whereabouts on any given day, and while it’s a pretty neat feature, can be a bit much for privacy-conscious users.

You can disable this by turning off Location History for your Google account, but  [Read More…]

Pixel Buds updated with gestures for skipping tracks and power controls

It’s also easier to switch between paired devices.

Google’s Pixel Buds may not be as elegant or seamless as AirPods, but they’re a solid first attempt and have us excited for what we’ll see with version two later this year. Before that, however, Google’s updating the current model with three highly-requested features that are rolling out to users now.

The first new addition is the ability to manually turn Pixel Buds on/off with a triple tap on  [Read More…]

MoviePass tracks your location before and after you go to the movies

Is your data worth a good deal on movies?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of MoviePass by now. Being able to pay just $ 9.95/month to watch as many as one movie per day in theaters is an enticing proposition, but to not much surprise, some people are apprehensive of its too good to be true offer.

During the recent Entertainment Finance Forum, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe might have given some  [Read More…]

Fitbit’s new Alta HR tracks heart rate and sleep for a week

There’s a new Fitbit coming, and it’s got a week’s worth of battery life, a stylish look, and a heart rate monitor.

Eight months ago, Fitbit brought a small group of reporters to a swanky New York fitness club to show off its latest fitness trackers, the best-selling Charge 2 and waterproof Flex 2. Those sequels have been so successful that, despite disappointing sales results in its most recent quarter, Fitbit felt empowered to produce another iterative product, the  [Read More…]

Apple Music beta now lets you save tracks to an SD card

The Apple Music beta for Android has picked up a few new features with its latest update, with the most notable being the ability to save songs to your SD card. If you find yourself downloading a lot of tracks for offline listening, this will no doubt be a welcome change.

In addition to saving music to the SD card, the Apple Music beta also now lets you see the full schedule for Beats 1 programming and  [Read More…]

Google will shut down My Tracks on April 30

Google is set to shut down the company’s own fitness tracking app My Tracks, which originally launched back in 2009. Much like various fitness apps on the market, My Tracks is responsible for tracking speed, distance travelled, as well as elevation while the user walks, cycles or runs. From April 30, My Tracks will no longer be available.

Here’s the official announcement from the My Tracks support website:

“After April 30, 2016, My Tracks will  [Read More…]

Starbucks and Spotify team up to let you save your favorite coffee house tracks

Starbucks customers will soon be able to get a better music experience from the Starbucks app, thanks to a new partnership with the Spotify streaming music service. The new deal will let Starbucks app users save songs they hear while in their local Starbucks coffee shop. They will also be able to create a Spotify playlist of Starbucks-curated songs.

Starbucks states:

In addition to being able to discover music playing overhead at a participating Starbucks  [Read More…]

Free Spotify and Rdio users can now add tracks from Shazam to their playlists

Popular song identifying app Shazam is getting tighter integration with streaming services Rdio and Spotify, bringing the ability to easily add songs they Shazam to playlists on either service without a premium subscription.

Microsoft updates Xbox Music with free streaming for tracks stored on OneDrive

Xbox Music on Android has just picked up an update from Microsoft. The company has implemented a number of improvements, some detailed in a previous teaser. Strangely enough, Microsoft has chosen not to alter the branding of Xbox Music, but has gone ahead with the rebranding to Groove on its own Windows platforms.

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