Family Gadgets for Fitness and Entertainment

Global News Tech Talk - Oct 30 2019

On this Wednesday’s edition of Global News Tech Talk, AJ Vickery gets activated to show off some cool smart gadgets for both kids and parents. For the kids, we have the FitBit Ace 2 a youth-oriented fitness tracker. For the parents, we show off two products from Huawei. These include their Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite Android Tablet and the Huawei Watch GT.

Here’s a rundown of all the products featured on Global News Tech Talk for Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

The FitBit Ace 2 is the company’s youth-oriented smart fitness tracker. Unlike FitBit’s regular products, the colours, fit, and sizing are all designed with smaller people in mind. The tracker can be added to existing adult FitBit accounts through a family account, providing parental controls and access to features that include games and challenges geared specifically towards a younger audience. The activities encourage movement and fitness through gamification. The FitBit Ace 2 retails for $99.00 CAD and is meant for children 6 and older.

For parents, but more specifically dads, the Huawei Watch GT is their vision of a smartwatch. It features a round face and a slim stainless steel shell that is 10.6mm thin. A leather strap option is available if the sporty rubber bands aren’t your jam. The screen is a 1.39 inch AMOLED display that gives you rich colours and details. Watch GT does have GPS and heart rate tracking onboard as well as deep fitness tracking capabilities. The Watch GT can last for up to 30 days with GPS and heart rate monitoring turned off, but it’s the most fun if you just keep everything on. Battery life then drops down to 22 hrs, which is comparable to most top-end smartwatches on the market. The Huawei Watch GT is available for around $300 CAD.

Finally, if you’re looking for a tablet that isn’t an iPad, then the new Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is an interesting option. Built on top of Android, with Huawei’s own tweaks, the tablet geared towards consumption with quad stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, 3D Audio, and a crisp 1900×1200 10.1-inch display. The 7500 mAh battery charges to full in less than 2.9 hrs, minimizing your downtime. Because it’s compatible with the Huawei M-Pen lite Stylus, the 2048 pressure-sensitive points on the screen can turn the device into a powerful drawing tool as well. It retails for around $390 CAD.

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