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2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Affordable SUV more than matches its 7 passenger peers

There’s no way to avoid it: every mainstream car company needs a three-row SUV in its line-up to be taken seriously these days. We’re long past the first-generation efforts of automakers unsure of how best to tackle the extended family demographic, which means if you’re going to seat seven or more in 2023, then you’re going to have to do better than merely go through the motions. More to the point, you’re going to have to beat rivals like the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is the latest version of an SUV one-two punch that first debuted for the 2013 model year. Positioned as the more capacious sibling to the compact Santa Fe Sport, the vehicle has built a strong following thanks to its affordable bundling of features and practicality that often undercuts major players from Toyota (the Highlander), Honda (the Pilot), and Ford (the Explorer) in both areas.

2024 brings a few changes to the Santa Fe formula, although nothing all that dramatic. LED daytime running lights are the most noticeable aspect of its exterior makeover, and its front and rear fascias have spent some time under the scalpel as well, emerging with a new fog light design as well as a slightly chunkier grille, and vertical rather than horizontal reflectors out back. It’s a handsome sport-utility vehicle, one whose somewhat imposing presence suggests a higher sticker than its $30k starting price. Even the Limited model that served as my week-long tester (positioned just below the slightly more expensive Limited Ultimate) barely broke the $43,000 mark with its all-wheel drive and safety-loaded Tech Package, and with either of those elements out of the picture you’re below $39,000.

Crack the door to the Hyundai’s cabin and you come back down to Earth – at least, a little – in terms of the materials used throughout its interior. I personally found the passenger compartment design to be pleasing to the eye, but the Santa Fe Limited’s focus on function was evident by the monochromatic presentation of the soft, textured plastics, broken up by chrome-colored surrounds on the dash and door panels and wood-look trim inserts.

One aspect of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe that hasn’t been altered in the slightest is its enormous amount of passenger and cargo space. Although available with a second row bench (base SE editions) that boosts total seating to seven, my Limited tester was outfitted with two captain’s chairs, which offer a walk-through space between them as well as fold and flip forward action to make it easier to reach the rearmost accommodations. As with most mid-size SUVs, that final row is best left to children since adults will find their knees jackknifed up in front of them due to the low perch of each cushion. Better yet – fold them flat and enjoy the 41 cubic feet of total storage space on offer inside the Hyundai Santa Fe, a figure that almost doubles to 80 cubes with the second row out of the picture as well. Add in the ability to pop the hatch simply by standing in front of it with the key fob in pocket (something that will surprise first-time drivers more than once), and you’ve got a recipe for a very useful vehicle that is at the very least the peer of each of its similarly-sized SUV competitors.

I hesitate to use words like ‘alternative’ when discussing the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe within the context of other three-row mid-size SUVs. Hyundai is well past having to prove itself to potential buyers based on value alone, yet it continues to make over-delivering in terms of features a core part of its brand identity. Despite its more modest sales figures, the Santa Fe deserves your full attention if you’ve ever thought of adding a mainstream seven-passenger daily driver to your driveway. Throw in one of the most comprehensive new car drivetrain warranties in the business (10 years / 100,000 miles), and this Hyundai hauler could very well end up being the last vehicle you have to buy before the kids head off to college.

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Meizu 16S Review: More Powerful And Refined Than The Meizu 16Th

The Breakdown

The Meizu 16s is a great value-for-money proposition that excels in most aspects and isn’t bad in others. A solid offering from Meizu.

Build and Design

90%

Performance

90%

Battery Life

85%

Camera

80%

Software

75%

Great Screen, Full day battery life, Outstanding performance, Stunning looks, Value-for-money

Cons

No headphone jack, Flyme OS, cameras could be better

Meizu has settled for a single model this year compared to two variants that were announced last year. We have the White shade here with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with model number M971H. The Flyme software build number is chúng tôi We’ll leave a detailed specification sheet link here if you don’t already know it.

Looks and Design

Last year’s Meizu 16th was a stunner when it came to look and feel. It was an exquisite piece of metal-glass with great ergonomics and premium materials like ceramic. This year’s flagship Meizu 16s is even better as it has been designed under the guidance of founder Jack Wong who has 10 years of experience in the same field. As a result, the Meizu 16s bezels are even thinner than before. The chin now measures 4.2mm which is as much as the forehead. That’s another impressive feat as the selfie shooter which is 20MP (Samsung 3T2 sensor) has the smallest selfie lens on a phone.

The handset’s curved arc design on the rear gives it a very comfortable feel in the hand and the slim 7.6mm body along with 165g of weight makes it a pleasure to hold in the hand. An added touch are the more polished edges which add a bit of shimmer to the already attractive phone. However, I do have to note that the omission of the 3.5mm jack nags me a bit especially considering the phone is slightly thicker than last year’s model.

Display

The Meizu 16s has a Super AMOLED display which is slightly bigger than its predecessor model. It’s one of the best parts of the handset. Thanks to the COF bonding technique, we have a full-screen experience that is a joy to use day-in-day-out. There are no notches, no cutouts, just a seamless screen with Full-HD+ resolution. It gets bright enough even in strong sunlight to be easily usable, not to mention in-house use is no problem at all. The colour contrast was also balanced and to my liking but users can tweak it in the settings if they want. Being an AMOLED display, viewing angles weren’t an issue. All in all, the screen is one of the best things about the Meizu 16s. The in-display fingerprint reader is also noticeably faster which was pleasant to see but the face unlock is even faster. 

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Meizu 16s CPU Performance

For gaming, I tried multiple titles such as Call of Duty Mobile (on max settings) and Clash of Clans and suffice to say there were no frame drops or any stutter in even my hour-long sessions, although the phone did heat up a bit by the end of those long games.

Sound Quality

The audio quality on the handset is good enough via the stereo setup but it seems the lower levels need more punch while the higher levels are adequate. Let’s just say the speakers are slightly above average. Sound quality for calls is quite decent although I’m not the one to do a lot of long or even short calls. The Meizu 16s also has the same bands as the 16th so overseas buyers might need to consider this before buying. Also, Meizu is yet to declare any plans of announcing the handset outside of China. And as I said, I do miss the headphone jack, please bring it back Meizu. The NFC chip does make a return though. 

Meizu 16s Software

The Meizu 16s comes with Flyme OS 7.3 based on Android Pie. However, there aren’t any new notable features compared to last year. It’s pretty much the same UX although Meizu is close to announcing Flyme OS 8.0. I do miss features such as the app drawer as it’s a vital aspect of my Android experience. The gesture system is something I welcome due to its intuitive nature and ease-of-use. Simply swipe from the edges to go back and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go home. 

There’s also this cool feature that allows you to swipe up and down on the bezels to quickly access all app in alphabetical order. I also have to mention that Flyme is quite aggressive with notifications as I had to change permissions to get on-time alerts for even some of my staple apps such as Slack. But once that’s done, it’s fine. In short, Flyme OS is neither special nor am I very annoyed with it. It’s there, it gets the job done. 

Meizu 16s Camera

Battery

The battery of the Meizu 16s impressed me, a lot. It’s one of the big highlights of the phone. For the first couple of day, I recorded a SOT of more than 6 hours with moderate usage. It included YouTube mostly and social media and around an hour of gaming. But that’s it. Even for heavy use, the 3,600mAh battery stands well up to the task and can last at least till the evening. Also, it has 24W fast charge so that helps too.

Conclusion

If you hate notches and dig affordable flagship phones, this $475 Meizu flagship is for you. Meizu has improved upon last year’s core hardware which makes the Meizu 16s a more compelling package although I’d have been very happy if they didn’t skip the headphone jack.

It’s got the same awesome screen as its predecessor, a bigger battery, a more powerful processor and decent cameras at almost half the price of most premium brands.

Meizu 16s official landing page 

   

In Motorola’s Moto G Phone, Apple’s Iphone 4S Has More Than Met Its Match

Apple has a problem. It’s not a problem that pertains to its high-end iPhone 5s, and it’s not even a problem with the mid-range, somewhat superfluous iPhone 5c. It’s actually the iPhone 4S that is an issue for Apple. Sitting at the bottom of the company’s smartphone range and being offered for peanuts if not free, the iPhone 4S was previously thought of as a rather capable budget handset. And it still is.

The problem that Apple now faces is that all those cheap Android phones that we’ve all laughed at over the years are starting to get a bit big for their shoes. In fact, some are downright great handsets, with one in particular doing its best to shake up the way we think about smartphones and what we should be paying for them.

I am, of course, talking about the Motorola Moto G…

Now as some of you reading this may know, I’m not in the United States, but rather the UK. England to be precise, and we’ve had the Moto G for a little while already. We’ve been waxing lyrical about its prowess and buying them in droves for weeks. But the Moto G is a relatively new phenomenon to most of you keeping abreast of technology news from over the pond, so let me explain why it’s so interesting. Especially to someone who’s a self confessed iPhone fan. I’ve tried Android and come back to iOS on plenty of occasions, and I’ve written about that plenty. Even so, this Moto G thing can’t be ignored by anyone, especially Apple.

So yes, obviously the Moto G is Android-powered. It’s got a big 4.5-inch screen that houses pixels of the 720×1280 resolution variety. That’s a higher-than-retina density of 329ppi for those who like that kind of thing.

It’s fast too. 1GB of RAM and a CPU that clocks in at 1.2GHz fast. The camera could be better, but at 5-megapixel it’ll still take photos that won’t have you throwing the damn thing out the window, that’s for sure.

The Moto G is getting stellar reviews across the internet too, and I know half a dozen people that have either picked one up already, or are in the process of doing so.

Oh, and it’s $179. Unlocked, without a contract. And if you shop around, it can be found for less, too. On-contract, it’s free.

So, that’s the budget Android handset of choice at the moment. What about iOS?

Well, we’ve a two-year old iPhone 4S. It’s smaller, with a 3.5-inch screen. A similar density of 326ppi gets you the original Retina display, and a resolution of 640×960.

The thing’s powered by a two year old Apple A5 chip that runs at 800MHz and that’s backed up by 500MB of RAM. Oh, and it may or may not be worth mentioning that that lower-clocked A5 has half as many cores as the chip in the Moto G. Still, until the iPhone 5s Apple didn’t really seem to care about the specs race anyway.

But this is where the problems begin to creep in for Apple and its aging iPhone 4S. Post-iOS 7, the budget iPhone can’t boast such performance. Swiping is laggy, tapping things doesn’t always mean something happens, and we’re starting to see games that really want an iPhone 5 or above in order to work as the developer intends. That’ll be that fragmentation we always like to accuse Android of, then.

So, as I amble towards the point I set out to make when I sat down to write this, I can’t help but wonder why Apple didn’t do the decent thing and make the iPhone 5 the new budget option for those of an iOS persuasion.

The answer, of course, is that iPhone 5c. Apple wanted a three-tiered approach to its iPhone sales, and it couldn’t expect people to pay a premium for the iPhone 5c over the iPhone 5 when the only difference was going to be some colored plastic shells. In fact, some would argue that the iPhone 5 is the more premium-looking device, which would have caused all kinds of problems with branding.

Instead, we’re left with the iPhone 5 being end-of-lifed, and the iPhone 4S given a stay of execution. Which was fine, until someone at Motorola decided to show us all what budget phones can do. Before the Moto G was conceived, and before the iPhone 4S became a liability for a company that just isn’t willing to let it go.

Amazfit Stratos Review: Affordable, But Cutting Corners

Xiaomi backed Huami recently launched the Amazfit Bip (Rs. 5,499) and the Amazfit Stratos (Rs. 15,999) in India, and I’ve been using the Amazfit Stratos for the last week, wearing it 24×7, and I’ve come to notice a whole bunch of stuff about the watch. So, if you’re wondering whether the Amazfit Stratos is worth its Rs. 15,999 price tag, here’s my review of the ‘affordable’ smartwatch.

Amazfit Stratos Specs

Before we jump into the review, lets get the specs out of the way. Here’s what the Amazfit Stratos packs inside its carbon-fiber patterned plastic shell.

Processor1.2GHz Dual Core Processor

Storage4 GB

RAM512 MB

Display1.34-inch 320×300 pixels

Water Resistance5 ATM

Sensorsair pressure, geomagnetic, ambient light, gyroscope, PPG heart rate sensor, triaxis accelerometer

ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 BLE, WiFi 802.11 b/g

Battery290 mAh

PriceRs. 15,999

Design and Build

Pre-launch, while I was busy ogling at pictures of the smartwatch, I thought it looked pretty damn cool. So when the Stratos arrived at our office, I was pretty damn excited to use it. To my astonishment though, while the watch does look every bit as cool from the front as it looked in the picture, it doesn’t exude the kind of class I imagined it would.

The watch is made out of a carbon-fiber patterned plastic, and Xiaomi says that the shiny bezel on the watch is made out of ceramic. That may be true, but in my opinion, the ceramic here is simply an attempt to add some class to what is otherwise a pretty unimpressive design as far as the body of the watch is considered.

There are three buttons on the Stratos, which serve a multitude of functions that can be a little time-consuming to understand and more frustrating to use if you skip through the tutorial like I did. Basically though, a long press on the middle button takes you home, pressing the up and down buttons moves through the menus. More frustrating though, is that the middle button is not the power button as anyone would expect. The upper button is the power button, and the middle button is just that — a button.

Other than that, the Amazfit Stratos comes with a water-resistance rating of 5ATM which is roughly equivalent to 50 meters. That’s considerably higher than the IP68 rating of the Amazfit Bip. I haven’t been swimming in the last few years, but I did let the watch stay on during baths and in the rain, and it’s perfect — expectedly so.

Overall, the build and design of the Amazfit Stratos, while pretty great in the sense that it almost emulates a regular watch, is let down by the sheer bulk of the smartwatch, and the rest of its casing with the 5ATM water resistance, and the ceramic bezel being the only redeeming factors about it.

Display

On the display front, the Amazfit Stratos packs in a circular 1.34-inch LCD Color Touch Always on Display with a resolution of 320×300 pixels. The reason the watch doesn’t come with 320×320 pixels is the flat-tire design that Amazfit has opted for with this smartwatch.

The flat-tire, for those who don’t know, is the cutout at the bottom of the circular display that the Moto 360 almost single-handedly made infamous in the world of smartwatches. Moto, for their part, said that they needed the cut-out to house the sensors in what was otherwise a bezel-less smartwatch. However, the Amazfit Stratos can’t even make that excuse. This watch has ginormous bezels all around it, and while they don’t look ugly, thanks to the graduated marks made all around the watch as if to mark the minutes on the face, they could’ve served the function of housing the necessary sensors without having to cut out the display. It’s like the smartwatch notch from back in the day when no one imagined a notch on a display could be a ‘feature’ (gee, thanks, Apple), but I digress.

it’s simply bad when it comes to anything other than taking pictures of it.

The display itself is nothing to be proud of here. It’s very similar to the Amazfit Bip, and while it might look a little better thanks to the (almost) circular shape it has, it’s simply bad when it comes to anything other than taking pictures of it. The display is supposed to get quite bright, but adjusting the brightness doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything other than making the black/gray parts of the display more prominent. It looks bad. I could maybe excuse the Amazfit Bip for having that display because of the price it’s coming in at, but the Stratos is a Rs. 15,999 smartwatch, and I have no doubts in saying that you’ll never have expected a display like this in a watch priced the way this one from Huami is.

Features

The Amazfit Stratos is a pretty feature rich smartwatch, and it comes loaded with fitness features, and your regular smartwatch features, while at the same time missing out on some crucial smartwatch features that I’ll never forgive Huami for skipping out on. Let me break down these features into two categories for easier explanation.

Fitness Features

In terms of fitness features, the Stratos doesn’t disappoint. It comes with an array of sensors including a 3-axis accelerometer, a PPG heart rate sensor, barometer, gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor.

The watch can track your steps, the distance you’ve walked, the calories you’ve burnt, and can even keep a track of your heart rate if you want it to. I literally counted the steps I was taking to test the accuracy here, and it’s pretty great. The Amazfit Stratos only ever skipped out on a step or two during my tests. That’s pretty nice. However, it does suffer from the same issue that most other smartwatches and fitness trackers suffer from. It tends to misunderstand normal movements of the arm as steps and counts them. I noticed this especially while driving. I can’t really blame the Stratos for this though because literally every other smartwatch and fitness tracker I’ve tried can be fooled in this same way.

The watch also has a variety of workout modes that you can choose from before beginning a workout, including things like walks, indoor runs, swimming, indoor cycling, and a lot more. I did check if the watch would automatically detect a workout by running around like a maniac without telling the watch anything, but it simply ended up counting my steps and keeping a track of my heart rate. By the time I did tell the watch that I was gonna be walking around, I was so tired that I ended up walking only a few minutes, resulting in the watch giving me a training effect rating of 0.3/5 and saying ‘this workout has no fitness benefit.’ How rude.

The heart rate sensor on the watch is set to take manual measurements by default, which means you’ll have to go into the heart rate menu and tap on ‘Measure Now’ to actually get the watch to measure your heart rate. However, you can always set it to continuous heart rate monitoring if that’s something you want. Do keep in mind that continuous heart rate monitoring does eat up a lot of battery.

In other features, the Amazfit Stratos brings in a stopwatch that I find handy on occasions other than just work outs or runs, and timers. It even shows a handy ‘Daily Overview’ of my activity statistics (mine are usually abysmal, but you get the idea), and there’s also a Training Center which lets you choose a fitness plan to stick to. There are options like Beginner, Half Marathon, and more, and the watch then shows you daily fitness goals according to the plan you’ve chosen.

Other Features

There’s also a weather forecast feature in the watch which shows the weather details for the next four days, and you can view more details by simply tapping on the day you want to see. This pops up a full screen weather view of that particular day with no additional information except a bigger (and better looking) visual representation of what the expected weather is like for that day.

Also, like any smartwatch worth its salt, the Amazfit Stratos is fully capable of mirroring notifications from your phone. The only problem here is that unlike any smartwatch worth its salt, the Amazfit Stratos starts showing stuff like ‘2 new messages’ anytime you get more than one notification on the watch. What’s worse, however, is the fact that the watch doesn’t let you respond to the notifications. So you’ll be able to read a WhatsApp message when it arrives on your phone (assuming only one message arrives at that time), but you won’t be able to do anything about it. If you want to reply, you’ll have to use your phone which kind of defeats the purpose and makes the Stratos feel more like a fitness tracker than anything else. At least in this regard.

There are a bunch of settings here, too. You can manually connect the watch to a WiFi network, a Bluetooth device, check for updates directly from the watch (assuming it’s connected to a WiFi network). There’s also a flight mode and a Silent mode for good measure. Plus there are a bunch of watch faces that you can choose from based on whatever suits your fancy.

The Amazfit App

The Amazfit app is the main interface your phone has with the watch. The app is pretty capable when it comes to displaying information, and has a ton of features which make it look a little daunting at first, but I found that using it for a little while was all that was needed.

There’s also the sleep section here which is basically what the watch displays in its own sleep section. You can view the number of hours you slept in a night, along with a breakdown of deep sleep, light sleep, and even awake time.

At the bottom is the navigation bar, housing the Activity, and the Profile tabs. The Activity tab is basically a compilation of the activities you’ve done while wearing the watch. These are broken down into all, daily, weekly, and monthly so you can keep a more granular watch on your workout regimen (that is if you have one; because I don’t).

The Profile tab, on the other hand, is basically everything else about the watch and your profile. You can edit your information, check out the available watch faces, and even upload custom backgrounds for watch faces that support them. I uploaded a picture of my dog and it turned out pretty great.

Connectivity

That said, I would’ve liked 802.11n support on the watch, and the simple fact that I didn’t need to connect the watch to WiFi as often is not an excuse for skipping out on what is quite possibly the WiFi standard you’ll find in every single device out there.

Battery

To keep things powered up, the Amazfit Stratos packs in a 290mAh battery that Huami claims will last the watch 5 days on regular use and 11 days with minimal use. I’ll be honest with you, I doubted that claim due to my infuriating experience using smartwatches in general. However, the battery life of the Stratos is definitely impressive.

In my usage, I charged the watch to full on Friday July 27, and I turned on continuous heart rate monitoring, and yet as of right now (Tuesday, July 31) the watch hasn’t needed a recharge (although it’s on 15% now and I’ll have to recharge it pretty soon). I have absolutely no doubts that this watch can easily last those claimed 11 days with minimal use. My usage was anything but minimal and the watch has lasted me an easy 5 days. I love the battery life on this watch, and it puts most other smartwatches to shame.

For charging, the watch comes with a horizontal charger that has four pin-connectors that charge the watch when it is placed on the charger. However, you can’t simply drop the watch onto the charger and hope it’ll charge (I’m used to doing that with my Moto 360 thanks to wireless charging). With the Amazfit Stratos, getting the watch to charge is a task in and of itself (and could even have been mentioned as a separate workout activity in the watch). Getting the watch to securely fit in the charger requires exact positioning of the watch, and quite a lot of force (all the while worrying that you’ll end up cracking the display). It charges up pretty quickly though taking less than an hour to get back to a full 100% and ready to go for another 5 days.

Pros and Cons:

After all of that, if you’re simply looking for a quick re-look at the good and the bad about the Amazfit Stratos, here are its pros and cons.

Pros:

Comfortable

Long (like really long) battery life

On-board music

Cons:

Poor quality display

Flat-tire design

Cumbersome charging mechanism

No actionable notifications

Bulky

Amazfit Stratos Review: Cutting Corners (and Circles)

Concluding the Amazfit Stratos (Rs. 15,999) is a difficult task. I mean, it’s an affordable smartwatch by today’s standards, but it cuts quite a lot of corners. However, it boasts of a battery life that I’m yet to see on a smartwatch. It’s also packed to the brim with features like GPS (the Apple Watch only got that in Series 3, remember?), and comes in a design that (at least at a glance) looks like it could be a chronograph from someone like Casio, or Citizen. If I were to conclude this smartwatch, I would say this: if you’re looking for a smartwatch that does almost everything you’ll need it to, and you’re okay with not replying to notifications or having a great display, the Stratos is the best smartwatch you can get.

However, if you can spare extra cash, and you don’t mind charging your watch everyday, there are other options you can consider, like the Fossil Q Explorist (Rs. 19,995). With that watch, you get a decidedly cooler looking watch with a leather strap, and it’s running Google’s WearOS, which means you not only get actionable notifications, but also Google Assistant which is definitely an awesome feature to have on your wrist.

Buy the Amazfit Stratos from Flipkart (Rs. 15,999)

Zeblaze Vibe 3 Review: The Best Affordable Sports Smartwatch

Zeblaze Vibe 3 

Specifications

Display 1.24-inch FSTN Display

Certification IP67 5ATM Waterproof

Bluetooth V4.0

Band material TPU

Operating System Proprietary

Cameras None

Battery 610mAh

Autonomy Around 30 months

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Design & Hardware

There really isn’t much to say as far as design goes. Most of you have probably owned one of those plastic / stainless steel sport watches in your lives, so you have some idea on how it’d look and feel in person. The only thing I can point out, is the thicker than usual watch case, but that’s common on all “smart” watches, you have to put the chips and sensors somewhere in there!

The watch case itself is also made of premium 316L stainless steel with a drilling carbon coating and a dial size of 50mm. Meanwhile on the top we find a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the display.

What’s the real selling point for the watch is its durability though. The Zeblaze Vibe 3 does indeed come with an IP67 certification, which means you can wear it underwater at up to 50 meters / 164ft. So, no more worries about getting it damaged in rainy days, while swimming or sweating on a long run.

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Display

The display on the Vibe 3 is much bigger than its predecessors. It does indeed pack a big 1.24-inch FSTN display, which makes it look like, once again, those older sports watches.

Extra-Visible Outdoors

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Features

Being a very basic smartwatch, the Zeblaze Vibe 3 doesn’t pack too many features, yet I believe there are plenty enough for the sport people out there that only need a device to keep track of their steps and get notifications.

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The Vibe 3 does that very well with its built-in steps, calories and distance walked tracking. If you connect it to a smartphone through the Bluetooth 4.0 module, you then also get notifications from a various numbers of apps, calls and messages. In addition to that, the watch can be used to set up alerts and as a remote shutter button for your camera.

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Battery

If we had to pick a killing feature of the Vibe 3, it would definitely be its battery. With its energy efficient display and a massive 610mAh battery capacity, the watch does indeed sport a 24 months under normal use battery life, and even up to 33 months if used in energy saving mode.

This is one of those watches you don’t have to charge every other day. Well, actually, you cannot charge this watch at all as there’s no power plug. The battery gets changed the old fashion way, by going to a watch shop and paying a couple bucks or less for the job. That said, you’ll need to do that after over 2 years you’ve been using the watch, which I’m not sure it’s very likely to happen given how quickly we get bored of things nowadays.

Amazing Autonomy!

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Software

The software is what you’d usually find along with an affordable smartwatch. It’s very basic but it works; you’ll struggle a bit at the beginning to connect it through Bluetooth but you’ll manage.

The app shows all the data sent from the watch, going from the steps to the distance and calories burnt. It’ll keep track of the stats for at least one month.

Once paired with the watch, the app will be able to send you notifications for incoming calls and messages, as well as alerts from QQ, Wechat, Twitter, Faceboo, WhatsApp and Skype. So pretty much almost anything you can ask for.

Zeblaze Vibe 3

Verdict

It’s really hard to give a final verdict for the Zeblaze Vibe 3. The watch does everything it promises, it’s durable and waterproof, very visible outdoors and it has an incredible autonomy. On the other side, some may not like its design as it doesn’t look too modern and it doesn’t have a fancy AMOLED display and whatnot. That said, if you’re more of a practical person and you’ve always liked sports watches, then this is your best bet; also given it’s ridiculously low price tag of around $25.

Best Affordable Sports SmartWatch

Buy the Zeblaze Vibe 3 on the official AliExpress Store. Learn more about Zeblaze on their official Facebook page.

Here Are 6 Playful Santa Games For Holidays 2023

We’re now just hours away from Christmas and if you’re yet to get into the holiday mood, you can start preparing by downloading and playing these Santa Claus games. In this article, we’re going to list the best Santa games that can play on your Android phone.

My Santa Claus

My Santa Claus, developed by Peaksel, is another version of My Talk Dog but with Santa singing and dancing for you on the screen. The game lets you talk to Santa, create a gift list, and teaches you to take care of your hygiene. In addition to that, you get a chance to take care of your own little Santa Claus and help him grow into a boy, a man and finally, a grandpa Santa with the white beard and the big belly. You also get to play 10+ mini-games, listen to Christmas carols, and fill up coloring pages.

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Running With Santa

On the first run, you’ll notice that this game has a major resemblance to Temple Run with the only difference being the fact that you’re playing Santa. You’re helping Santa run around the North Pole village as his magic sled is now out of order after being struck by a lightning. You are required to collect as many gifts as possible through Icy bridges, sharp icicles, gaps, and obstacles and make sure all kids receive their presents just in time for the holiday. You can also choose to play as Santa’s little dwarves, reindeers, and try various power-ups.

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Santa Christmas Escape Mission

In this game, you’re helping Santa rescue the innocent kids from the factory from evil green monsters. The kids have been kidnapped and locked up in the factory and you’ve got a job to stop the fire in the factory, find keys to unlock doors and get the gifts back from the grinch. The game is decorated with a Christmas theme in 3D and has different music and sound effects.

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Christmas Candy World

Christmas Candy World is a match 3 game where you help Santa collect star candies, cakes, lollies, and many other sweetmeats. The game is filled with many fun-filled levels (500+) and you get a chance to play and beat your friends’ scores at every level. The game is designed with seasonal themes and vibrant illustrations that get you in your holiday spirit. You can use powerful boosters by unlocking new levels and connect with friends on Facebook and share your progress.

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Santa Christmas Moto Gift Delivery Game

This game allows you to play Santa himself and help him deliver Christmas gifts on a bike instead of a cart. You’re riding Santa on a bike across a town in 3D environments and the game offers multiple challenges, realistic delivery of gifts and new missions one after the other.

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Christmas Coloring

As the name suggests, this is a coloring book and painting game. Color the pages filled with Santa Claus, Christmas trees, reindeer, gifts, or elves the way you want. You can create a card of your own to wish Christmas to your friends and family and the game can be used by both kids and adults. There are over 50 free designs across 6 themes. The colored pages can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or email to family and friends.

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So, which Santa games turns out to be the favorite game of yours? KNow a game that we should add here, let us know.

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