Product Reviews

Bringing you the latest product reviews wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home. Active JR is passionate about wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home and will test products from Apple, Google, Garmin, Suunto, Samsung ranging from wearables, fitness watches, smart lighting and smart home hubs to give you honest reviewWe cover fitness wearables, activity and fitness gear from Garmin, Suunto, Fitbit, TomTom, Polar, Apple and many more.For Smart Home, we cover Google, Apple, Samsung, Wemo, Philips Hue and many others. Looking at the latest technology like HomePod, Google Home and the latest smart lighting products.These reviews will help you decide on the right wearables, fitness tech and Smart Home for you and calls out the things that the marketing teams don't want you to hear.

Google Home smart home support

Google Home review – At the centre of your smart home

Google Home review - At the centre of your smart home The Google Home smart speaker is one of many smart speakers with more to come from the likes of Apple with the HomePod in...
Neato botvac D5 connected review

Neato Botvac D5 connected review – Is it worth buying?

Neato Botvac D5 connected review The Neato Botvac D5 connected review is not something I would normally cover, but as part of a piece, I am writing on how smart home technology can improve wellbeing...
Garmin forerunner with music

Garmin Forerunner 645 impressions & opinion

Garmin Forerunner 645 impressions The Garmin Forerunner 645 is a vivoactive 3 really without music storage. Garmin should have launched music with the Vivoactive 3 last year to be totally honest. But they may have...
Samsung Gear Sport smart features

Samsung Gear Sport Review – An iPhone users experience

The Samsung Gear Sport is a feature-packed smartwatch slash fitness wearable that supports  Android phones, but also iPhone support. In this Samsung Gear Sport review, I am going to put it through its paces...
Samsung Gear Sport on the wrist

Samsung Gear Sport hands-on review with the fitness smartwatch

Samsung Gear Sport hands on review and unboxing with the fitness oriented smartwatch. The Samsung Gear Sport is aimed at the fitness user with the device packed with features to help improve your daily workout....
Apple Watch vs Fitbit Ionic vs Garmin Vivoactive 3 pixels

Fitbit Ionic review – How smart is Fitbits new fitness smartwatch

This is the Fitbit Ionic Review, which is the first fitness smartwatch from Fitbit that was released in October of this year. It offers GPS, HR tracking and fitness sports tracking. Fitbit have also...
Garmin Vivosport Review

Garmin Vivosport review – in-depth look at the New GPS wearable

Checkout the Garmin Vivosport review. The Vivosport is Garmin's latest fitness wearable offering GPS, wrist based HR sports tracking including strength Garmin surprised everyone back in September by announcing the Garmin Vivosport which is a...
Garmin Edge 1030

Garmin Edge 1030 first ride review – first impressions

This is the Garmin Edge 1030 first ride review following its released this month. Whilst this is not an in-depth review I have mainly tried to focus on some of the key new features...
Suunto Spartan Trainer change watch faces

Suunto Spartan trainer review – Multi-sport GPS watch packed with features

The Suunto Spartan trainer review is below, please leave a comment if you have any questions Suunto Spartan Trainer review in PicturesKey featuresLight and thin at 56 g Color display with 218 x 218 pixels ...
Garmin Vivoactive 3 hands on review on the wrist

Garmin Vivoactive 3 hands on review -. Its not a Fenix 5 replacement

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is Garmin’s newest fitness wearable featuring GPS tracking, 15 sports profiles and smart Bluetooth allowing you to connect to various sensors. The most interesting new feature Garmin...