So after owning my Fitbit Flex since March ’14 and accumulating a mass total of 2,817,405 steps equating to nearly 1,500 miles i have decided to upgrade to a new type of wearable tech.
Sticking with Fitbit as i like there style of products and there website / app i upgraded to the Charge HR. The HR standing for Heart Rate!
Yes, ive been waiting for this little gadget to be released for about 6 months now. The Charge HR’s smaller brother, The Charge was released back in November ’14 and it was crammed with some new cool features.
Crammed with features such as;
All day active tracking including steps, calories, floors climbed and active minutes
A smart OLED display which display modes, date and time and stats
On screen caller ID which connects VIA bluetooth to your smartphone
A excellent 7 – 10 days battery life
Auto sleep detection with silent alarms
The Charge HR does have a shorter predicted battery life as it supplies continuous heart rate tracking 24 hrs a day.
So i bought this a few months ago. I really enjoyed this build and i think this model is a bit more functional than your everyday tow truck.
I personally didnt think the tracks would work to well on this model but i was wrong. They took a while and where a bit fiddly to put together but they make the model totally unique.
There is 2 switches for gear selection at the back of the model.
– One controls the top boom forward and backwards motion, flick it the other way and it controls the bottom boom.
– The second controls the opening and closing of the claw which has a really strong grip which i proved by lifting cans up off the side of the sofa! 😀
Well after buying my first Lego Technics model back in January (http://bonxy.info/?p=16269) I decided it was time to invest in a bigger one.
My birthday wasn’t far out so I decided to go for the Lego HGV Tow Truck (42008).
This one unlike the other was fully motorized with hydraulic T-bar and boom including winch. It also had rear stabilizer legs for picking up heavy loads.
This one was far more complex that the first one and the main gearbox to control everything was a lot more complicated and fiddly. Once the engine and the gearbox was built it went quite easy from there.
In total I think it was a 1500 piece set and took around about 5 / 6 hours to complete.
The size of the map, the quality of the story, the artwork involved and all the silly side missions that keep you coming back for hours!!
I haven’t even mentioned the different cut scenes you see when changing between characters or just cruising to top of mount chilliad on a quad bike.
I’m not going to post any spoilers in this post so you are safe to read on.
I’ve been playing this game for 12 days now and have accrued 53 hours to the minute of writing this post. (You can follow my progress here: http://bonxy.info/xbox/1414793383) and have a completion percentage of 86.47% so yeh, I’ve been playing it quite a bit.
Personally I thought the story was brilliant. I liked the intreduction of heists and the fact you can plan them to your own taste makes it a lot better. Continue readingContinue reading GTA V
QuizzleMe is an all new type of APP available on iOS and Android.
The idea behind the APP is you have a question and 5 possible answers. You hit the answer as fast as you can. Your time is calculated at the end of the round (5 questions per round) and then sent to your opponent. They will then take there turn on the same questions and the winner is decided at the end of the round.
Coins are used in the game. They are awarded for winning a round, even awarded for losing around. You can then use your coins to purchase premium categories of question which you might have more knowledge about than the standard categories.
You can easily search for your friends in the game and also invite contacts straight from your phone book.
I was as excited as a fat kid in a sweet shop when I got my Lego Technic Tow Truck.
As a kid I had loads of Lego. I used to build anything. I think I was about 9/10 when I got my first ever Lego technic set. I got a green dump truck. I was only young so don’t think I could build it that well. Now I look back to it was over 1500 pieces!
So, after reading a thread on a forum I go on where a lad got a Tower Bridge Lego set. This went on to loads of people going out and buying some amazing Lego models. I shopped around for a good few hours before I came to the decision that I wanted the Crane Truck (8258).