Pivotal Living has removed the cost barrier to helping improve your life through activity tracking. Matthew was impressed by the Pivotal Tracker 1 and thinks everyone should give it a try.
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Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
The Pivotal Tracker 1 and Pivotal Living app allow you to track your daily activity and provide you with data to improve your life.
T-Mobile continues its aggressive march on competing carriers by launching the first cellular Google Nexus 9 and offering low cost unlimited data, voice, and text business plans.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 earns a permanent spot on Matthew's wrist thanks to its ability to serve as an activity tracker, smartwatch, and GPS fitness device.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
Matthew and Kevin both bought a Sony SmartWatch 3, primarily for offline GPS, music playback, and future-proof technology.
Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
There are plenty of smartwatch options and in MoTR #333, Matthew and Kevin discuss one that may be best for them. They also chat about a couple of surprising new Android-compatible tablets.
Pebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
The data collected by our life trackers shows trends in activity and if an accident causes a degradation in activity then that data may serve to justify compensation.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
LG's latest smartwatch looks like a regular watch at first and second glance. It's powered by Android Wear and connects to your Android smartphone.
The MoTR guys had more time with mobile devices over the past couple of weeks, including the new Nexus tablet, new phones, wearables, and more.
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