Day: July 4, 2018
The Surface device, code-named Andromeda, has been in development for a few years and seems to be the culmination of several similar projects that Microsoft worked on in the past. Tech-savvy readers will remember the Courier foldable tablet that was supposed to compete against the original iPad. A few years ago Microsoft also canceled an even more portable Surface laptop, the Surface Mini. Of course, Microsoft could always cancel the Surface Phone, but evidence obtained by The Verge seems to suggest that Microsoft is determined to see this one through. Technology advanced to a point where it’s possible to design powerful yet pocketable devices that can run a full operating system like Windows 10 and offer a sophisticated feature like a bendable display. According to a Microsoft internal email obtained by The Verge, Andromeda is a dual-display device that’s also going to be pocketable. Here’s how Microsoft describes the device: NYPost I hope I am wrong but I just don’t see this device taking off for Microsoft unless they target it at the business market.
As I have posted before I am trying to get healthy and lose weight I recently purchased The Fitbit Flex 2 to help me monitor my activity during the day. I would have gone with the Microsoft Band 2 if it was not discontinued as I had an original Microsoft Band and I loved it but I won’t spend money on outdated unsupported hardware. Many of my friends pushed me to go Apple Watch or Android Wear since I do have two phones an iPhone 8 and Pixel 2, so I could have gone either way, but the Fitbit Flex 2 was the right fit for me. To start the Fitbit Flex 2 is waterproof which is really appealing to me as the Apple Watch is not and some Android Wear is not, and I like to go swimming and want to track my activity. The Fitbit Flex 2 itself is a very small device so it’s very customizable with all different bands and accessories if you don’t want people to know you’re wearing a fitness band which is not a big game changer for me, but it makes the device more appealing. The Fitbit Flex 2 tracks the main metrics steps, exercise, calories, miles, and sleep time. The device does vibrate every so often to remind you to move if your someone like me with a desk job. The Fitbit Flex 2 does vibrate to alert you of incoming text messages and phone calls. You cannot answer the calls on the device but it’s a nice feature if your phone in your pocket and you can’t hear it on vibrate or silent mode. The Fitbit Flex 2 does cost between $50-$60 dollars depending on where and when you purchase the device which does make it affordable for most people...