ET Recommendation: Latest smartwatch, new game and updates in play store

ET Recommendation: Latest smartwatch, new game and updates in play store

Super Phantom Cat 2

Game for iOS
Get It For: Free

This is the successor to the popular Super Phantom Cat, counted among the App Store Best of 2016. Phantom Cat 2 gives you more of the Phantom world to run through, collecting coins and killing off enemies.

You play as Ari, a cat whose sister, Ina, is kidnapped by monsters. It’s up to you to find Ina and free her. There are various worlds to play 7 different levels. As you play, you get power-ups and you can even choose to play as other characters as you unlock them. There are additional characters offer hints to help cross difficult areas.

The graphics are like a modern 2D game with bright colours and good detail. Overall, the game might not sound like much but it is hard to put down once you start playing it. The original Super Phantom Cat is a paid game while this one is free for now — we suggest getting it before the developers decide to make this one paid too.

ET Recommendation: Latest smartwatch, new game and updates in play store

Changes

App for Android
Get It For: Free

Apps on your smartphone receive regular updates and most users tend to just update the app without going through the changes made by the developer. This free app on Android scans through your installed apps (both user and system apps) on the first run.

Once the scan is done, you get a list view of all your apps sorted as per their last update. Tapping on an app opens the detailed update history of the app — you can view a detailed changelog of new features and changes made to an app with the last update.

The app itself offers a dark theme and you can search for a particular app if you don’t want to scroll through the list. You can even launch a particular app or open it in Play Store to view its details. Overall a handy app to know new features added to your apps from a single window.

ET Recommendation: Latest smartwatch, new game and updates in play store

TCLMovetime

Touchscreen smartwatch
Get It For: Rs 9,999

Good smartwatches needn’t be expensive — take this TCL, for example. For less than Rs 10,000 you’re getting a circular touchscreen smartwatch that will work with both Android & iOS, shows you notifications (including voice calls), has a built in heart rate sensor, metal casing, activity tracker, sleep tracker, metal casing and leather strap. You may also be able to tell that Movetime has a simple and elegant design.

It could easily be mistaken for an analogue watch, if that’s your thing. Apart from the touchscreen, there’s only a single button that looks like a crown. To start, you download the Movetime Smartwatch app on your phone and it takes you through the initial setup process. The screen is the primary way of interacting with the device.

It’s a 1.39-inch amoled display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels — this is at par with some of the most expensive smartwatches out there. It also includes a 350mAh battery that is good for two days of battery life.

You only need to place the watch on the small circular charger to charge it. Seeing that it’s priced so low, there must be a few compromises right? For starters, this is a proprietary platform by TCL so you won’t be able to add any apps on it.

Second, the watch has a total of only 6 watch faces. More could be added with a software update but we couldn’t count on it. And finally, the interface is not as smooth or intuitive as an Apple Watch or Samsung Gear S3. If you need a budget smartwatch that fulfils all the basic needs, the Movetime is a good option.

ET Recommendation: Latest smartwatch, new game and updates in play store

Published at Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:48:00 +0000 from Google News

Ron Kerr

Leave a reply