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Best Fitbit trackers and smartwatches (January 2019)

Fitbit, currently one of the most well-known names in the fitness tracking world, has seven different trackers on sale right now. Which of them is the best Fitbit device for you? Should you pick up one of the new fashion-forward devices like the Alta HR or Charge 3, or should you consider a smartwatch device like the Versa or Ionic? Related:  Best fitness trackers  Best Fitbit alternatives  Best kid’s fitness trackers Best fitness trackers for women With devices ranging anywhere from $60-$300, there’s certainly a wide range of options from which to choose. So with that said, read on to find out which one is the best Fitbit device. UpdatesJanuary 16, 2019 We made no changes to our list this month. The best Fitbit smartwatch Fitbit Versa If you were underwhelmed by Fitbit’s first smartwatch offering, the Versa might be just the thing for you. The Fitbit Versa is much better looking and more compact than the Ionic, and it doesn’t cost as much money. Now, that lower price tag will get you fewer features (no GPS, for instance), but that’s the whole point of this smartwatch — the Versa is a smartwatch for everyone. Don’t miss: Fitbit Versa review | Fitbit Versa vs Ionic With the recent addition of quick replies, you can now reply to just about every app notification you receive on your wrist. The Versa also recently...

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OnePlus in 2019: A force to be reckoned with

While 2018 was a year of hardships for many smartphone manufacturers, OnePlus was an anomaly. Not only did it have great smartphone sales, but it also achieved more than a few major milestones — all of which represent the company’s continued growth and success. Even hiccups like a massive breach of credit card security, and user backlash at the lack of a headphone jack in the OnePlus 6T didn’t slow the company down. OnePlus took it all in stride and came out on top. With 5G service right around the corner and untapped market segments yet to be exploited, OnePlus has plenty of room to continue its winning streak in 2019. Let’s dive into OnePlus in 2018, and then discuss what’s to come in 2019. OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T dominate headlines At the end of May, OnePlus launched its first 2018 smartphone: the OnePlus 6. It was one of the best-reviewed devices from OnePlus yet and a sales powerhouse. While OnePlus doesn’t usually publish hard sales data, it announced the company shipped 1 million OnePlus 6 smartphones in 22 days — the fastest selling OnePlus phone yet. Editor’s Pick OnePlus 6 review: the spiritual successor to the Nexus Buy OnePlus 6 Update – Dec. 27: Since this review was posted, the successor to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T, has been released. Original story: Move over OnePlus 5T, the...

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Gazelle — Buy or sell used smartphones with confidence

If you just got a shiny new smartphone, spare a thought for your old one. The once beloved device that you took with you everywhere faces the prospect of spending the rest of its life at the bottom of a drawer. It doesn’t have to be that way. Gazelle will take it off your hands, and make the process easy. Not only will Gazelle refurb the old boy and find it a new home, it’ll also pay you hard cash for the privilege. It’s a win-win. All you have to do is find the model on Gazelle’s site and fill in some details about its condition. It’ll make you an offer, and if you’re happy it’ll send you a postage-paid box to send it over for free. No phone guilt for you, and a bit of extra cash in your pocket. I want to give a pre-owned a phone a home! Great! If you don’t mind a phone that isn’t brand new then you can make some big savings over at Gazelle. For example, right now you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB from only $409. There’s a range of other devices available too. You might be wary of used phones, but Gazelle lightly refurbishes the devices and only offers certified quality. The certification process includes a rigorous, 30-point, functional and cosmetic inspection. This ensures the devices are...

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Gay conversion therapy app still on Play Store, Google facing backlash

The Living Hope Ministries app promotes practices aligning with gay conversion therapy. The controversial app was removed from the Apple and Amazon app stores but remains on the Google Play Store. Gay conversion therapy is denounced by almost every prestigious medical institution. A controversial mobile application used as a gay conversion therapy tool was recently removed from the Apple App Store and the Amazon App Store. However, the app is still active on the Google Play Store, and that isn’t sitting well with the activist group that pushed for the app’s removal. The Living Hope Ministries app is a collection of audio and video recordings of Bible verses, devotionals, and other Christian teachings. However, the Living Hope Ministries establishment is primarily focused on gay conversion therapy, i.e. trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions. LGBT rights organization Truth Wins Out started petitions to get the app removed from the various online stores. The petitions helped bring down the app from Apple’s and Amazon’s platforms, according to Newsweek. However, the Play Store listing is still active as of publishing this article. Editor’s Pick Google Assistant was everywhere at CES 2019 Google had a huge exhibit space at CES 2019 in Las Vegas (complete with its own roller coaster) and it made plenty of announcements concerning the Google Assistant. Let’s take a look at the major ones … Wayne...

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The Motorola Razr is allegedly back, this time as a $1,500 foldable smartphone

Looking back at the history of cell phones, one of the most iconic handsets was the Motorola Razr. In a world of plastic clamshell and candy bar-style phones, the Razr introduced style, slim designed, and revolutionized the mobile world. According to the Wall Street Journal (via The Verge), the Chinese-owned company might try it again by releasing a new Motorola Razr with a foldable screen. The comeback of the Motorola Razr looks to be of limited scope initially. According to the WSJ, the handset will be exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. and will cost $1,500. As the company is reportedly looking to manufacture over 200,000 units, it must believe consumers will pay the high price tag to try out a first-gen foldable smartphone and own the next Razr phone. Unfortunately, despite allegedly having insider information about Motorola’s plans, the WSJ was unable to provide any details about the upcoming phone’s design or specifications. This isn’t the first time that it has been believed that Motorola would launch a new Razr. For several years now, company representatives have repeatedly teased us with a comeback of the brand. Excluding the devices launched in 2011 and 2012 that used the name, there has not been any real rerelease of the iconic handset. Editor’s Pick The Razr V3 was launched 14 years ago: Here’s why it still has a place in our hearts Plugcitários The Razer...

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