iPhone 12 Pro Review

A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded to the iphone 12 pro. I’m normally one who holds out with my old phones as long as possible because I prefer to pay cash up front for them and then just keep them. I was still using an iphone 8 and I was long overdue for a new one.

I attempted to buy the iphone 12 from Verizon, but they ended up charging me twice for it, then couldn’t refund me without cancelling the order. Once they did that, it refunded one charge but I never got refunded for the second charge. It took over 3 weeks of daily contact with their customer service, starting an investigation with my bank, and the better business bureau to get them to refund me the second charge. The worst part is that they offered me $20 as an apology for keeping $800 from me for almost a month, and tried to blame my bank for giving them the money.

Continue reading “iPhone 12 Pro Review”

Review: Apple Watch 5 vs the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro

I have been an Apple Watch user for most of my time running. I originally purchased a watch to be able to run without my phone, and used my Apple Watch 2 for training and running for my first 3 marathons. After 4 years, the battery life on my watch was getting bad, and the software was buggy for the running app Strava. I decided it was time to upgrade to the Apple Watch 5.

After I start working with a running coach, I decided I still wasn’t happy with my new watch, and ended up getting ANOTHER watch just for running. I purchased a Garmin Fenix 6 pro, which is at the higher end of their watches, but had a lot of the features I was looking for. In retrospect, I should have just kept my old Apple Watch and gone with the Garmin.

Review: Apple Watch 5 vs the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro | Style & the Suburbs

I’ve had quite a few people ask about the differences, so I thought I would share the pros and cons of each. Right now, I use my Garmin for running and my Apple Watch 5 for every day use. Here are my thoughts on the two:

Continue reading “Review: Apple Watch 5 vs the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro”

Splendid Spoon Meal Service Review

I’ve written before about trying meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. I really love the concept of these services because I don’t love cooking, and often find myself with a lot of waste when I buy ingredients to cook for one.

I am pretty budget conscious, so when I spend extra money on something like a meal service, I want it to be worth the money. I found that I wasn’t really happy with the variety of vegetarian options or the healthiness of the services that I had tried, and I ended up cancelling both of them.

After feeling like I was in a food rut and eating the same thing for dinner most nights, I started looking for something new. I had seen a few ads for a plant based meal delivery service called Splendid Spoon. I had looked at it a long time ago, but decided to check it out again. I love when companies have introductory offers that you can try without a long term commitment, so when I saw you could get your first shipment for a discount, I decided to give it a try.

Continue reading “Splendid Spoon Meal Service Review”