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.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
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".
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.
Activity trackers are flooding the market as wearables become trendy. Make sure you know if you can access that data when you decide to stop using your new accessory.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
Jawbone continues to launch compelling activity trackers and their two new products bound the spectrum of price and functionality.
We are a connected world and even when on vacation people want to stay in touch with family and friends. Carnival is improving its wireless technology so you can share your experience on social media.
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Kevin visited with Google to get some hands on the new Nexus products while Matt went to T-Mobile and bought a new phone that he likes better than his iPhone 6 Plus at the moment.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
Microsoft just launched its new Microsoft Health app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but you will need a new Microsoft Band to get started tracking your life.
Motorola is known for timely updates of its Moto G and X smartphones. It looks like they are continuing this practice with the excellent Moto 360 timepiece as well.
Fitbit may soon announce the Surge GPS watch and activity tracker with basic smartwatch functionality
Fitbit is well known for its daily life tracker devices and may soon get into the fitness market with the Surge. There are rumors it may also release a Force replacement tracker.
In one of our longest podcasts ever, Kevin and I covered a huge number of new mobile devices. We are excited about current and future products in the mobile space.
M8 for fitness tracking, improved rear camera, and thinness over battery capacity? Bringing iPhone specs and features to the iPad makes little sense. Here's why.
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- 4 Moto 360 review: An elegant modern timepiece that keeps me updated all day long
- 5 Google Nexus 9 review: HTC is back, but tablet pricing rivals Apple