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Galaxy Watch Active 2 : RM250 Instant Rebate Deal!

Samsung just announced a special RM250 instant rebate deal for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 Aluminium in November 2020!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : A Quick Primer

Introduced last year, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an active lifestyle smartwatch, with a slew of healthcare and activity monitoring features.

It is 5 ATM and IP68-rated and comes in two sizes – 44 mm and 40 mm, and in two styles :

  • lightweight aluminium, with a casual Fluoroelastomer (FKM) band
  • premium solid stainless steel, with a leather strap

They can be further personalised with a range of stylish straps and watch face options.

It was recently upgraded with 7 additional features including :

  • Running Analysis + VO2 max
  • Fall Detection
  • Chat History + Photo View
  • Seamless Music + Scroll Capture

 

Galaxy Watch Active 2 : RM250 Instant Rebate Deal!

From now until 30 November 2020, every purchase of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 Aluminium will be entitled to a RM250 instant rebate deal!

Qualifying Models Colour
Options
RRP Price After
Instant Rebate
Galaxy Watch Active 2

40 mm, Aluminium
Pink
Black
RM 999 RM 749
Galaxy Watch Active 2
– 44 mm, Aluminium
RM 1,099 RM 849

Here are some online purchase options in Malaysia :

And here are purchase options in other countries :

 

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : Malaysia Price + Deal For Oct-Nov!

Here is the latest official price list and the October-November deal for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch in Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : A New Premium Smartwatch!

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is their next-generation smartwatch, with a new slimmed-down rotating bezel.

Built with premium materials, it features the craftsmanship of a luxury timepiece, while remaining comfortable enough to wear all day and all night.

The new Samsung Health Monitor app offers cuff-less blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements.

You can also measure and track your oxygen saturation levels over time using its Blood Oxygen feature. And if you fall, your location can be sent immediately to pre-designated contacts.

The new Galaxy Watch 3 also features Running Analysis to help you run better, improve your form and prevent injuries.

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 : Price + Deal For Malaysia In Oct-Nov!

Here in Malaysia, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is available in two sizes, with these colour options and SRP :

From now until 22 November 2020, every purchase will come with a FREE Sport Ridge Band worth RM 169.

Here are direct purchase links (mobile and desktop) for the Galaxy Watch 3 in Malaysia :

Here are direct purchase links (mobile) for the Galaxy Watch 3 in Malaysia :

 

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COVID-19 : How To SAFELY Clean Your Mobile Devices!

Find out how to protect yourself against COVID-19 by keeping your mobile devices clean, with some help from Samsung!

Note : While Samsung helped us with this article, their cleaning advice will work for mobile devices from other brands as well.

 

COVID-19 : Why You Must Keep Your Mobile Devices Clean!

We are all well-versed about hand-washing and wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19. But most of us forget about cleaning our mobile devices as well!

On average, we pick up our smartphone about 52 times a day. And wearables like smartphones are with us for most of the day. That makes them potential sources of contamination.

After all, the COVID-19 coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – has been shown to survive on plastic and metal surfaces for 2-3 days.

 

Warning : Don’t Damage Your Mobile Device!

Before we start, we need to point out that cleaning your mobile devices the wrong way can damage them, or even void your warranty.

For instance, all mobile devices have liquid contact indicators built in. If any come into contact with liquid – including alcohol – it will void your smartphone’s warranty.

Some mobile devices are water-resistant, which makes them easier to clean. But cleaning them the wrong way can damage the oleophobic coating that protects their displays.

So here are Samsung’s recommended methods on how to clean our mobile devices against SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses and bacteria, without damaging them.

 

Best Disinfectant To Clean Your Mobile Devices

To sanitise your smartphone against SARS-CoV-2, you can use a small amount of disinfectant. Samsung recommends :

  • hypochlorous acid-based disinfectant (50-80 ppm)
  • alcohol-based disinfectant (over 70% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol)

But please note that such disinfectants should only be used on glass, ceramic and metal surfaces.

You should AVOID using them on leather or rubber surfaces.

 

COVID-19 Guide : How To Clean Your Smartphone

  1. Power off your smartphone
  2. Remove its case, cable and any attached accessories
  3. Use a lint-free microfibre cloth to wipe down the exterior of the smartphone
  4. Apply the disinfectant to the microfibre cloth, NOT directly on your smartphone.
    Avoid getting any liquid into any openings, or you can trigger the liquid contact indicators inside.
  5. Gently wipe the front and back of your smartphone with the damp cloth to sanitise it.

 

COVID-19 Guide : How To Clean Your Smartwatch

  1. Power off your smartwatch
  2. Remove its straps
  3. Use a lint-free microfibre cloth to wipe down the exterior of the smartwatch
  4. Apply the disinfectant to the microfibre cloth, NOT directly on your smartwatch.
    Avoid getting any liquid into any openings, or you can trigger the liquid contact indicators inside.
  5. Gently wipe the glass and metal surfaces of your smartwatch with the damp cloth to sanitise it.

 

Samsung Mobile Devices : Where To Buy?

We would like to thank Samsung for their help, and give them a little shout-out.

In case you are looking to upgrade to a Samsung mobile device, here are some online purchase options for the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip smartphones, and Galaxy smartwatches :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

 

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The Samsung Water Lock Mode Guide For Smartwatches!

Love to swim? Make sure you turn on the Water Lock Mode of your Samsung smartwatch before you do!

In this guide, we will explain what Water Lock Mode is all about. Find out how and why you should turn it on before a swim!

 

What Is Water Lock Mode?

Water Lock Mode is a feature that is found in Samsung smartwatches that are designed for swimming. Currently, it is available in the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Watch and the Gear Sport.

  • Enabling it disables the touch display, preventing you (or water splashes) from accidentally activating it during a swim
  • Disabling it will cause the speaker to vibrate and eject water from the speaker port

 

How To Enable & Disable Water Lock Mode

By default, it is not available in Quick Settings, so you will need to enable it in Settings 

  • Go to Settings
  • Swipe to Advanced
  • Scroll to the Water Lock Mode option
  • Tap the toggle switch to turn it on

Once you are done swimming, just press and hold the Home button to disable it.

 

Adding It To Quick Settings

If you find it useful, you can add it to Quick Settings using these steps :

  • Go to Settings
  • Swipe to Advanced
  • Scroll to Edit Quick Settings
  • Remove one of the existing Quick Settings by tapping on the minus (-) icon
  • Tap on the plus (+) icon to add a new Quick Setting
  • Scroll to Water Lock Mode, and tap on it
  • Once you add it to Quick Settings, you can tap and hold to move its icon to the position you prefer.
  • Then press Home to save your choice and exit

Now, you can swipe down and quickly toggle it!

 

Isn’t My Smartwatch Already Waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch, Watch Active and Gear Sport smartwatches are all certified water-resistant to the 5 ATM or 5ATM standard – they will withstand depths of up to 50 metres for up to 10 minutes.

You can actually start swimming without turning on Water Lock at all. Perhaps that’s why Samsung did not publicise much about this feature. However, we still recommend you use this feature if you intend to get wet.

 

When You Should Turn Water Lock Mode On / Off

Before You Start Swimming

You can swim with your 5 ATM-rated Samsung smartwatch without prior preparation.

But turning this feature on will prevent the touch display from being activated by water splashes.

After You Are Done Swimming

Disabling the Water Lock Mode after you are done swimming will eject water from the speaker port.

This is especially important if you are swimming in chlorinated or dirty water – the chlorine or dirt can dry out and clog the speaker.

In addition, we recommend that you repeat the steps above, with your Samsung smartwatch soaking in clean water for a few minutes. This would make sure the speaker port is cleaned properly, and nothing corrosive remains inside.

 

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The Awesome Galaxy UNPACKED 2018 For Galaxy A7 + Galaxy A9 2018!

Yesterday, Samsung held their first GLOBAL Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia, unveiling the new Galaxy A 2018 series. It featured the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 2018, and the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens camera  – the Galaxy A9 2018!

As usual, Samsung brought in a slew of Korean celebrities for the party. Check out the whole event!

 

Galaxy UNPACKED KL 2018 For Galaxy A9 2018 + Galaxy A7 2018.

At 5 PM on 11 October 2018, Samsung President and CEO DJ Koh stepped up and unveiled the Galaxy A9 2018 to the world. And we were there in the front row!    

Although we earlier thought that DJ Koh would reveal the Samsung foldable smartphone – the Galaxy X / F / XF, Samsung only launched the Galaxy A9 2018, which features 4 cameras. It fits perfectly with their tagline – Four X Fun or 4x Fun.

As we had also earlier revealed, the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) made an appearance in the launch. It may not have four rear cameras, but it has THREE rear cameras and if you add the single front camera, it has FOUR cameras in total… so heck, 4x Fun too1 🙂

Sadly, Samsung did not give us a sneak peek of the Galaxy X / Galaxy F / Galaxy FX foldable smartphone… but we know it’s coming soon!

For more details on the price, availability and specifications of these two new models, please take a look at the following articles :

 

200 Lucky Fans

In addition to members of the media from all over the world, Samsung has invited 200 lucky Samsung fans to witness the first Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia. They were selected after sharing photos taken with their Samsung Galaxy devices.

This emphasis on photography ties in with the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018’s key selling point of mobile photography using its four cameras.

 

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The Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch Revealed!

In the digital age where technology and exercise collide, wearables have transformed society’s approach to fitness and have the ability to keep us informed, motivated and on track to accomplishing our fitness goals. To that end, Samsung just introduced the new Gear Sport smartwatch to their portfolio of wearables.

 

The Samsung Gear Sport

More than just a smartwatch, the Samsung Gear Sport (Price Check) is a personal fitness coach that helps users get the most out of everyday activities. It provides the ultimate all-round fitness experience, keeping track of daily movements and workouts systematically.

The Samsung Gear Sport (Price Check) is water resistant with a 5 ATM rating [1] and advanced swim tracking capabilities to measure key swim metrics for better results. With its sleek, ergonomic form that can be worn in a variety of colourful and easily changeable standard 20 mm straps, it is perfect for any occasion so users can effortlessly transition from the gym to a night out with friends.

The Gear Sport is also functional, allowing users to balance business and fitness needs anytime. Users can keep track of their work, such as replying emails, as well as their fitness goals simultaneously, all in one single device. Available in Blue and Black, it is equipped with Gear foundational functions that include a control of Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect and Samsung Pay capabilities.

[1] Gear Sport has ISO 22810:2010 certification for 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet) under specific conditions. This means that both devices are resistance to rain or shower and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool. However, it should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. If the device or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling.

 

Samsung Gear Sport Price & Availability

The new Gear Sport (Price Check) will be available in Samsung Experience Stores from 1 December 2017 onwards at a retail price of RM1,299 / ~US$ 309.

With every purchase of the Samsung Gear Sport from 1 to 31 December 2017, customers will receive two (2) complimentary Gear straps worth RM198 / ~US$ 47 and a Limited Edition Watch Collector Box worth RM299 / ~US$ 71, while stocks last.

Here are some purchase options in the US :

  • Samsung Gear Sport (Black – SM-R600NZKAXAR) : US$ 249
  • Samsung Gear Sport (Blue – SM-R600NZBAXAR) : US$ 249

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The Samsung Gear S3 Arrives in Malaysia!

1 Dec 2016Samsung Malaysia Electronics is set to reveal its much-anticipated latest generation of smartwatches, the Gear S3 here in Malaysia which will go on sale beginning December 8 at Samsung SES Stores and authorised dealers nationwide. The cutting-edge timepiece combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, and will be available in two designs – the rugged Gear S3 frontier (Amazon, Lazada) and the modern, sleek Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada).

Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier (AmazonLazada) exudes a rugged outdoor look with durable materials that fuse form and function. The Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada), meanwhile, pays homage to the minimalist, elegant styles embodied by traditional timepieces.

 

 

“A significant addition to our smartwatch portfolio, we drew inspiration from classic watch manufacturers to offer consumers a premium timepiece. The immensely intelligent Gear S3 is a testament to our focus on evolving and leading the wearables category and ultimately delivering a smartwatch unlike any other on the market,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Combining timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, the Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada) is a smartwatch that is built to enhance various lifestyles. Whether you are an adventurer, an on-the-go professional, Super-dad or a gearhead, the Gear S3 adds both convenience and fun to everyday life.

 

Timeless Design and Enhanced Standalone Convenience

Both the Gear S3 frontier (AmazonLazada) and Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada) take inspiration from traditional watchmakers, offering refinements in design, including Samsung’s trademark sleek circular bezel and carefully-crafted details on the watch face. Consumers can customize the watch face and switch the changeable 22mm watch band to fit their personal style. It also supports Always On Watch so the watch face always shows the time instead of automatically fading to black.

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Delivering the latest in mobile technology, the Gear S3 is IP68 water and dust resistant, and offers military grade durability. Equipped with a built-in GPS, as well as the S Health, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps, users can track daily fitness activities and outdoor conditions from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed. Additionally, the long-lasting battery can last up to four days on a single charge.

To celebrate the official launch of the Gear S3 in Malaysia, Samsung is offering two (2) additional watch straps in different colours* and a limited edition watch collector box* with every purchase of the Gear S3 Frontier or Classic. This exclusive deal is also valid for purchases from Samsung online store on Lazada and 11street.

Both the Gear S3 Frontier (AmazonLazada) and Classic (AmazonLazada) edition will retail at RM1,399 / ~US$349 at all Samsung Brand and Experience Stores as well as authorized dealers.

*Limited units available, while stocks last only.

 

Gear S3 Frontier and Classic edition Specification

 

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