For just about any tech geek, one of the most important trends revolves around mobile and the latest features they provide. It is completely understandable since mobile seems to have become the front for just about everything from gaming through to connecting with your mates. However, when you really consider the advancements of mobile devices, they can do so much more than what we use them for.
To the regular user, and mobile device is simply used to play a couple of games, connect to social media and communicate with friends or as a day-to-day planner that helps you keep track of the day and everything you need to do in your busy life.
With so many additional opportunities available, it is worth looking into what else you can do on your mobile device without the addition of other devices that need to connect to it. The latest from major mobile companies such as Apple, Samsung and many others never fail to impress with the latest releases. To most these devices are simply attractive because of what they represent, but to the tech geeks, they mean so much more! Let’s find out what the latest phones and tablets are really capable of, thanks to technology.
We have all heard one about the incredible technologies involved with smart watch devices, but your mobile device already has the tools required to do the basics.
One such feature is being able to measure your heart rates without the addition of a monitor or any other hardware. Instant Heart Rate is an app available with both iOS and Android that measures your heart rate curate the with the camera on your device.
It doesn’t matter when you want to measure your heart rate as the app has multiple categories that allow you to see exactly what your heart rate was while exercising, resting, before a workout, off to a work out, just before bed and much more.
With Nike Running apps you can even use your smartphone as a fitness tracker and combine the hike rates with the app for accurate readings without forking out the hefty price for a smart which device.
Gaming – Not Just with Apps
Mobile devices are commonly used for gaming as technology introduces new and exciting graphics, features, rewards and much more.
While most games require users to download a rather large app, there are actually many options that can be played online with your browser. Some of these games would be rather basic but allow users to access interesting features where you can challenge your friends.
However, the best form of in-browser gaming has to relate to casino technology as HTML5 software now allows us to reach the best of what online casinos have to offer mobile gaming without downloading any apps. The games seamlessly interact with any smart phone screen and are even accessible on larger tablet devices that really changes the way we get to play these games. Guess there’s no need to travel to the casino anymore.
Did you know your smartphone can control just about any other device in your house?
With the introduction of home automation a few years ago, we expected the mobile industry to eventually catch up and make it possible to manage the automation devices directly from your mobile. However, instead of doing just the basics, mobile developers such as Apple and Samsung manage to take it a much larger step forward by introducing home automation that’s accessible even when you’re not at home.
Connect to the automation devices through a large range of apps and control everything from lights through to the pool pump while being at work, holiday or visiting family in another country.
These apps even allow you to perform automatic tasks by lining up things that have to be done that can actually save you money. Turning on the lights at 6am, turn off the security system and play some music as you get ready for work. Not only can you preset the sequence, but these apps actually learn from what you do often.