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Active JR is the number 1 source for how to guides for wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home. The how-to guides have been designed to be easy to follow and understand to help you when using wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home devices.

The wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home markets are growing and new products and devices are being launched weekly. These how-to guides will you get the most of your wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home products.

Amazfit Stratos bluetooth sensors

Amazfit Stratos bluetooth pairing process

Pairing Bluetooth sensors to the Amazfit Stratos After reviewing the Amazfit Stratos, the GPS fitness watch as a number of different ways to pair Bluetooth devices which I found odd. So in this article, I...
How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP Nas wit

How to install HomeBridge on a QNAP NAS using Container station

I am a massive user of smart home products and most of my home is linked up in some shape or form with smart home accessories. I am a user of Apple's HomeKit to...
How to use Homepod as a speakerphone

How to use HomePod as a speakerphone

Apple's HomePod smart speaker is firstly a music speaker able to play music from your Apple Music catalogue and library. However, you can use the speaker on HomePod as a speakerphone for making and receiving phone...
HomeKit smart home guide

Complete HomeKit smart home guide – Updated for iOS 11

Apple released HomeKit in September 2014 with iOS 8. The HomeKit platform was announced at WWDC in June of 2014, the following year the first HomeKit-enabled products were released.  Since Apple released HomeKit smart...
How to use third party music with HomePod like Spotify

How to stream music from Spotify or Pandora on HomePod

Apple has now confirmed that Spotify will not be officially on the HomePod natively built in, well for the time being anyway. So the big question is how can you use Spotify with HomePod or...
what is SWOLF

What is SWOLF score : Fitness watches and improving swimming

When you first start swimming you will soon start to hear the word SWOLF and SWOLF score. So the reason you are visiting this article is to understand what is SWOLF, how do I...
Garmin Connect IQ apps guide

Garmin Connect IQ app store guide – The Best apps for your Garmin device

If you own a Garmin device whether that's the Fenix 5, the newly released Forerunner 645 or a Garmin cycling computer like the Edge 1030 then you are probably asking which are the best Garmin Connect IQ apps?...
Best apple watch cycling apps

The Best Apple Watch cycling apps

The Apple Watch is a great fitness watch with incredible smartwatch features. Whilst Apples focus for the Apple Watch is doing things smart, it does have some powerful fitness features from its accurate optical Heart...
Garmin Fenix 5x watch face

Top 5 Garmin Fenix 5 watch faces from Garmin Connect

Garmin Fenix 5 watch face The Garmin Fenix 5 is one hell of a GPS fitness watch and not only does it do sports really well, you can also customise the wearable a fair bit....
Garmin Fenix 5x watch facevideo

Garmin Fenix 5x ultimate tips and tricks setup guide

Garmin Fenix 5x ultimate tips and tricks user guide This is the Garmin Fenix 5x tips and tracks guide. I have had both the Garmin Fenix 5x and the Fenix 5 for several months now...

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