In the last few months, one of my friends went through a severe period of depression and needed the help of his friends and family as well as that of his psychologist. During his treatment, he was asked to keep a mood log, so that he could understand his emotions better and create a baseline of how he feels and deals with depression. For this exercise, the doctor recommended that he use a free smartphone app called Daylio, and since then we have both used this app. Not only did it help with his understanding and treatment of depression but it also helped me understand more about my emotional world, my triggers, and patterns. After a couple of months of use, we both understood how and why we feel in a better way but we also improved how we respond to our emotions. In this review, I would like to tell you how the Daylio app works, what’s great and not so great about it and why you should use it on your smartphone:
Are you into cycling? Do you ride your bike frequently? Have you considered purchasing a GPS device for tracking your rides and getting instructions on how to go to one place or another? Do you want a device that you can mount on your bike and use to navigate through cycling trails? If you do, then you've no doubt encountered products like Mio Cyclo 200, which promises the best experience in bicycle navigation. We tested this device for about a week, on several bike rides and, this is what we have to say about it:
Smoking is one of the worst habits you can have: it’s bad for you and it’s bad for those close to you. Not long ago - 99 days, but who’s counting? - my wife and I decided to quit smoking. We were both long term smokers and we were both at our “nth” try of quitting smoking. This time we managed not to relapse after just a few days or so, and one of the reasons for that is the fact that we both used several motivational apps on our smartphones. Besides my Android smartphone I also use a Nokia Lumia 930 with Windows 10 Mobile on it. When we stopped smoking, I searched for, downloaded, installed and used a whole bunch of apps that promised to help us quit. Although the options you have on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are fewer than what you get on Android, we managed to find some very good apps which we want to share with you:
Smoking cigarettes is one of the best ways to make sure that you will have health problems sooner rather than later. You could develop lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), all kinds of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, diabetes and all the other types of cancer you can think of. It’s quite a gruesome picture if you think about it. But despite all that, some of us still hold on to this unhealthy habit. Although it hasn’t been long since I stopped smoking, in the last three months I’ve learned a few things about how your Android smartphone can help you quit smoking. Before I actually stopped smoking, I installed more than a dozen apps that promised to help me fight with my cravings, provide support, and help me permanently quit this habit. Here are the 6 best Android apps that can help you quit smoking:
If you haven’t been living under a rock in the last couple of years, you have surely noticed that more and more objects are getting “smarter”: first came the television set but nowadays you wouldn’t be surprised to see smart toothbrushes as well. Some of the most popular smart objects are smartwatches: these easy to wear gadgets range from simplistic fashion accessories with a couple of features to complex technology that lets you do quite a lot of things. The Huawei W1 is is somewhere in between these two extremes, but it has a lot to offer. Read our review to see what can you do with it:
Wearable technology is getting more important nowadays, as all of our everyday objects are getting smart. While we’re still far from having helmets with HUDs and the like, the smartwatches have been around for a while and are now much more than simple toys. Vector Watch, the company behind the smartwatch we’re reviewing, is a relative newcomer to this game, and has a different approach to this type of product than most manufacturers. Read our review to know their Vector Luna watch fares amongst the competition. Is it any good? Is it worth buying?
Fitness bands are quite naturally popular these days. They offer people a lot of options for keeping track of what they’re doing in the course of a day. From the simplest step-only pedometer to the most sophisticated track-everything wristbands, a fitness tracker can be a great addition to anyone’s quest for better health. Jawbone offers several fitness trackers with varying features. I’ve been wearing an UP3 for a little over two weeks now. Does it live up to the company’s description as “The world’s most advanced tracker?”. Let’s find the answer to this question from the perspective of a casual user who wants to use an advanced tracker but it is not into advanced fitness or anything like that. My review is personal, honest and with a touch of humor. Let’s get started and see what the Jawbone UP3 has to offer:
Last month, Samsung launched a smartwatch with an excellent design. Samsung Gear S2 manages to get ahead of Apple Watch and Android Wear in certain areas. As of November 12, they are rolling it out in many European countries like the UK, Germany or Romania. Read on to learn more about how it looks, what it has to offer, how much it costs and where to buy it.
Fitbit Charge HR has been launched for a couple of months now so this review might be old news for you. However, we bet that our review will stand out from the rest, as it is made based on a couple of months of daily usage experience with this device. If you are curious to learn how well it works, if it might help you improve your health and wellbeing, and whether it is a device that won’t cause any weird rashes and health problems while wearing it, then you should read this review before purchasing Fitbit Charge HR. There’s lots of ground to cover, so let’s get started:
If you've always wanted to start exercising, to build a healthy body but didn't know where to begin, the Health and Fitness app from windows 8.1 could get you on the right path. You'll find workouts, diets and tips to help you get started on that dream body, and also to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet after you reach your goal weight. Let's start and go through all the features that this app has to offer.