I’ve reviewed the Amazon Fire TV below.
Some interesting things about the Fire TV that I wasn’t expecting:
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 doesn’t have a large set of apps available to it. It does have a nice core set of apps, however.
Watch the video for more details:
This video is about the Samsung Gear Fit2 apps. You can here my vacuum robot vacuuming in the background, but it does have quite a bit of apps. It counts, I’m not sure if you count the calorie counting as apps, but starts walking, steps, floors, BPM, but then if you, there’s a button here if you hit it a couple times it takes to you some of the inner things. I know it’s kind of, it’s not focusing very well. This is Timer, Stopwatch, Alarm settings, Exercise, Spotify, Music Player, 24 Hour Log, Steps, Floors, Heart Rate, and several other things I don’t use. I have a Find My Phone, which I don’t use, but I could imagine finding it useful even if it’s just a few times a year would be nice.
Yup, and that’s all the apps and I know that you can go onto the phone, your mobile device and install a few new apps. There’s not like a large selection like some of the other places, like the Pebble has a lot and some of the other more mature devices have better third-party apps. This is not really heavy on third-party apps. In fact I barely saw any, if at all, so yeah. That’s not a real big deal overall to me, so thanks for watching, ‘like’ this video. Bye.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has some unique features. Overall, there’s not a lot of surprise to it, however.
Probably one of the best features is the screen — which is hard to see in the video as my camera has trouble focusing (I need a new camera!):
Hi. This video is about the Gear Fit2 features.
It actually has quite a few features. It has pretty well the standard features of step counters, it has a heart rate monitor. That was my battery light. It gives you the date and the time. Then there’s quite a few different things it can count up, as you see me scrolling through here. Then there’s a lot of apps that they have. There’s not a big third-party app selection.
Also, if I receive text I can see text and incoming calls; and accept or reject incoming calls, which I really like that a lot. That’s a really nice feature that not all smartphones have. I can even respond to text with sort of canned or pre-built messages so it’s not like voice to text like in other smart watches.
Overall I do find it to be very feature rich. I think it is a feature that the screen is really nice. You probably can’t tell because it’s having trouble focusing exactly on the screen; but it’s a very nice looking screen. It’s very high resolution and it looks really nice. Especially for something that you would expect to be more like a fitness tracker which have very, very powerful screens.
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I wanted to test more thoroughly my Samsung Gear Fit 2’s Waterproof-ness.
This video shows the results of this test:
This video is about a waterproof test for the Gear Fit2. I’ve actually worn it in the shower … Hold on one second, buddy … several times. I’m really not afraid to run water over it. I don’t think I would swim with it or dunk it in water, but even then I suspect that it would still probably work just fine. You can see.
I even use it in the shower. It’s extremely close to waterproof without actually being waterproof. The touchscreen is a little bit more finicky when it’s wet, but, otherwise, it’s still working just fine. This is not the first time.
I probably wouldn’t charge it immediately afterwards. I’d let it dry first. Other than that, everything seems to be good. I’ve done something like that several times, and it works just fine. Like this video.
When comparing the Samsung Gear Fit 2 to the Pebble 2, not all the comparisons fit very well. But, ultimately, you’re not going to wear BOTH and there is a huge overlap in the features and objectives of both smartwatches.
Watch the video for more details about the differences:
Hi. This video is about the Gear Fit2 versus the Pebble 2. They’re not exactly devices targeted at the same market, but I find them to actually have a lot of similar features, a lot of things in common. I really wanted to like the Pebble 2. I think the Gear Fit2 is very solid and does a lot of things a small watch does.
This Pebble 2 definitely does more things than the Gear Fit2, but unfortunately it has … It has a longer battery life and it’s more waterproof. Man, the software is pretty awkward to use. I got deluged by notifications constantly, all these unnecessary notifications. I found that when I started trying to turn those off specifically it actually turned off other notifications that I wanted such as text messages and incoming phone calls, which I find to be very useful on the Gear Fit2.
That was a big problem with the Pebble 2. It had a lot more actually of third-party apps, and also one of my favorite things was I could see the weather, what temperature it was outside and whether or not it was raining or sunny or cloudy on here. I haven’t seen a weather app for the Gear Fit2 so I really like that. It’s not enough to make up for its very big downfalls. I do like the Gear Fit2 more. So far it still is my favorite smart watch. It’s not perfect, but it does a lot of things really well. It’s nice. It has a pretty decent battery life. It’s not great but it’s not poor either. Like this video. Bye.
I was very excited to unbox my new Asus Zenwatch 3. The opening experience was fun.
The watch is sleek and generally looks nice.
I like the steampunk vibe.
Watch and enjoy:
Hello. Geektastic review here and this is the unboxing of the Asus Zenwatch 3. It comes in a very nice pretty box. Let’s see what we got. I’m very excited to try this out. It’s a very nice looking device. It comes in a nice display right there. I like it. I love their style of it. Let’s see what we’ve got inside here. Alright, power cord. It charges this. That’s pretty neat and magnetically connects very easily. It plugs into USB, pretty standard. I don’t know what that is. Let’s see. Inside here charger to the USB and I guess inside here would be an instruction manual in tiny, tiny print. .Quick start guide. I love quick start guides.
Let’s take a quick look at the watch. It’s very nice looking. It has a little screen protector. It’s very satisfying to pull off the screen protector. Very nice looking. Let’s take off my Gear Fit 2. See how this one fits. It’s supposed to charge 60% in ten minutes. This seems like a pretty small band. Fits nicely. What do you think? How does it look? It’s not as heavy as I expect it to be. It’s still definitely heavier than something like the Gear Fit 2 that’s more of a fitness tracker. Very nice.
There’s really nothing else in here. It’s a very pretty box. It has a lot of extra space. Comes with a charger, the watch,, the quick start guide, and then whatever this little tiny thing is. I don’t know what it is. This has been the unboxing of the Asus Zenwatch 3 for Geektastic review. Thanks for watching. Have a great day. Like the video, please. Bye.
Here’s my video review of the Roku Ultra 4k:
This video is my review of the Roku Ultra. We got it about a month ago and we also had gotten the most recent Amazon Fire TV, and I like this a lot more. There are a couple things that are good about the Amazon Fire TV. For example, it kind of works a little bit like an Amazon Echo, but the positives for the Amazon Fire TV end there and the Roku Ultra I like a lot more.
One of the biggest things that really surprised me about the Amazon Fire was it didn’t have a separate audio port. It just had the HDMI, so you had to use the crappy speakers on your TV. Assuming your TV didn’t have an audio out that worked, which mine has an audio out, but it didn’t work. This one actually has an optical cable that you can plug in, and I definitely like that.
One of the coolest features is the remote. It has a headphone jack so you can actually watch TV. I have kids, and so right after they go down I can watch TV and not have to worry about waking them up. We had a Roku 2, and one thing that we do notice is that this is a lot faster in terms of how long it takes to go to different things. As you can see, it’s very snappy and it’s definitely a lot richer. Now, I don’t have a 4K TV, so I can’t comment on how well that works, but I know that is something that’s a nice feature. On the previous Roku we couldn’t switch between the profiles. The software was clearly inferior. Let’s see, I push the Hulu button. I like that it has the Hulu and the Netflix button because those are actually the two most common there. I wish it had an Amazon button, but that’s probably asking for too much.
Overall, I highly recommend it, and I do like it a lot more than the Amazon Fire TV. Just like an Amazon Fire TV it does have … You can’t see it. Let me get a little bit more light. This is a voice search button, so I could do something like I press and talk into it. MythBusters. It’ll search in there for MythBusters.
You can see my kids talking about that. Anyway, I highly recommend it and I really like the Roku Ultra. I’m excited to get a 4K TV to test it. Please like this video. Thanks for watching. Bye, bye.
Speaker 1: This video is about the TP link light bulb, WiFi light bulb. I like the Smart Plug a little bit better, I feel like it has better range and is a bit more reliable. These two circles right here are actually light bulbs and the red boxes are the smart plugs and here is my router.
This right here, Alexa, turn off David’s desk lamp. It doesn’t work very reliably despite there being a range extender right there. It might also be my router. I think I might need to replace it, it’s a little bit spotty.
Let’s go ahead and try this one over here. Hello Claire. Alexa, turn off Claire’s lamp.
Speaker 2: Sorry, Claire’s lamp is not responding.
Speaker 1: The light bulbs, I just don’t feel like the range works, this lamp doesn’t work that often. I only got two of the light bulbs. I would recommend the plug over the light bulb. The nice thing about the light bulb is you can, when it is working, you can dim it in the app. You can dim it all the way down to 5% and that is a nice feature but overall it’s more important for them to be reliable. If you have a really strong signal then maybe you won’t have those issues. It might be worth giving it a shot but I tend to like the smart plug a little bit better.
Speaker 2: Thanks for watching and please like this video.
I was very excited to see my Roku Ultra 4k come in the mail on free one-day shipping with Amazon! Enjoy:
David Hood: This is David Hood at Heatastic and this is my unboxing of the Roku Ultra. We actually got it from Amazon in one day. We order and got it on the same day. We’re comparing it to the Amazon Fire which we recently got, so I’m very curious. We have an older Roku, the Roku Two that … Had it for four years. I think it’s about time an upgrade. You okay Benjamin?
Benjamin: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
David Hood: Okay. Let’s see, there’s not a lot of stuff in here. Let’s see what’s underneath here.
Benjamin: [Aquanauts 00:00:35]. Do [inaudible 00:00:37]
David Hood: It comes with a much upgraded remote. I’m actually glad they didn’t make it to small. I like how it fills up the hand.
Benjamin: [Aquanauts 00:00:45] to the …
David Hood: Yeah. That’s my son adding his color to the video. There’s not a lot in here. Let’s check out this little manual in here. It’s pretty light. It looks nice. Advertisements. Probably don’t need that. We might not even need the quick set up guides. Here we go. Oh very nice. Only pictures just in case I can’t read which you know I never really learned. Okay thanks for watching. Like this video. Bye.
After wearing the Pebble 2 for about a week, I’ve made a conclusion on what kind of review I give it.
Watch the following video or read the below transcript to learn more:
This video is my review of the Pebble 2 smartwatch. I really want to like this smartwatch because of its extended battery life- that’s my son in the background- and its supreme waterproofness, with seven days battery life and up to 30 meters below water you can swim with it. I really like that. It does have some features I like. It has weather on it in a really easy way for me to view. I really like that. It really suffers largely because the software is much more awkward that I was expecting it to be to use. I had some weird settings, it seemed like it was almost buggy.
I’m not sure how much of it was my inability to use the interface and how much of it was when I turned off a certain setting for one thing, it turned off a setting for something else. Getting it to be in the proper level of settings that I wanted was a major issue for the notifications, which I get deluged by. Benjamin, hold on please. I get tons and tons of notifications, which is one of the flaws here. I can’t get the right amount of notifications. If I want to turn those notifications off my text and incoming calls notifications don’t seem to work. I really don’t want to spend a ton of time figuring out my watch. Sorry. Figuring out how to use my watch. I feel like it should be a little bit more seamless.
Maybe that’s why that they were bought or … I’m not sure if kind of half went out of business and half were bought or just were bought by Fitbit. I believe they will discontinue selling this. I’m not really sure. I think it’s uncertain at this point. I don’t think that that company could continue at the current way. For some reason, I’m not sure why, maybe it just wasn’t turning out to be as popular as they’d hoped. I really liked the idea. I just think that the execution was pretty poor in some areas, especially with the interface and it seeming buggy.
That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t wear it. I’ve seriously been considering trying it, giving it another shot for a while in order to see. It does have a very good automatic heart rate detector and the softwares good. There’s a lot of third-party apps that I haven’t tried yet. There’s just a pretty big community for that. That could help. If I could get the notifications figured out, but they’re not going to be really making new updates so I feel strange investing my time in a line of watches that is not going to really have a future.
In that spirit, I don’t think I could really recommend the Pebble 2 as a smartwatch. I’m looking for a better one. So far the Gear Fit2 is actually my favorite, but that’s only for Android and it’s more of a fitness tracker with some smartwatch features than a smartwatch. Anyway, please like this video. Thanks for watching. Bye.