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Galaxy Watch5 vs. Watch5 Pro : Which To Buy?

Samsung is offering three different Galaxy Watch5 + Watch5 Pro models, so which should YOU buy?

 

Galaxy Watch5 vs. Watch5 Pro : How Different Are They?

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch5 series on August 10, and they have already made waves as their most durable and feature-packed watches yet!

In this article, I will go through their key features, so you can find out which Galaxy Watch5 model is best for you!

Three Sizes, Two Case Types, One Strap Size

Samsung offers three different Galaxy Watch5 models, each with a different case sizes, but fortunately – the same 20 mm strap size.

The size difference between the three models does not “look” significant, but they feel different and have different capabilities.

I highly recommend that you visit a Samsung Experience Store to try out the fit first, because how it feels and looks on your wrist is important.

Specifications Watch5
40mm
Watch5
44mm
Watch5
Pro
Model SM-R900 SM-R910 SM-R920
Body Size 40 mm 44 mm 45 mm
Body Material Armor Aluminum Titanium
Strap Band Width 20 mm
Dimensions 40.4 x 39.3 mm
9.8 mm thick
44.4 x 43.3 mm
9.8 mm thick
45.4 x 45.4 mm
10.5 mm thick
Weight 28.7 grams 33.5 grams 45.6 grams

All Models : Full Load Of Sensors

First, let me point out that regardless of which Galaxy Watch5 model you choose, you can rest assured that you will have access to the full load of sensors, including:

  • an improved BioActive sensor, with an increased surface area and more direct contact with your wrist.
  • accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, light sensor, and geomagnetic sensor

The BioActive Sensor incidentally is a unique Samsung chip that combines 3 sensors – Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart (ECG)  and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, to monitor and track heart rate, blood oxygen level, and even your stress level.

All Models : Same Performance + Connectivity

You will also be glad to know that Samsung did not skimp on the performance in any Galaxy Watch5 model.

All three Galaxy Watch5 models come with Samsung Exynos W920 system-on-chip, built on the 5 nm process technology. It features:

  • two Arm Cortex-A55 processor cores running at 1.18 GHz
  • an Arm Mali-G68 graphics processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, with 7.5 GB of available storage

All three models also support the same connectivity capabilities – dual-band WiFi-N with Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC with support for Samsung Pay.

They also support all of the main location systems – GPS, Glonass, Beidou and Galileo

All Models : Same Durability

Samsung also did not cheap out on durability. All three Galaxy Watch5 models are similarly tough, boasting a rugged military-grade case that is certified to withstand up to 5 bars of water pressure.

All three models are MIL-STD-810H certified, with dust and water resistance of IP68 and 5ATM. That means you can take them diving at up to 50 metres of depth!

On top of that, the Super AMOLED display of all three Galaxy Watch5 models are protected by Sapphire crystal, which is 1.6 times harder than Gorilla Glass with DX+.

44mm Watch5 | Watch5 Pro : Larger Display

The 44 mm Watch5 model, and the Watch5 Pro come with a larger 1.4-inch display, with a resolution of 450 x 450 pixels.

The 40 mm Watch5 model, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 1.2-inch display, with a resolution of 396 x 396 pixels.

I prefer the larger display, but this is really a personal preference. To really appreciate the difference, I recommend you check out the three models at a Samsung Experience Store.

Galaxy Watch5 Pro : Higher Corrosion Resistance

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 has an Armor Aluminum case, while the Watch5 Pro has a titanium case. They are both tough and have excellent corrosion resistance.

However, titanium is more corrosion-resistant than aluminium, and is best suited for those who intend to put their watch through the toughest environments.

Galaxy Watch5 Pro : Route Workout + Track Back

As part of its health monitoring capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series can track your sleep, and check your body composition.

But fitness enthusiasts will love the additional Route Workout and Track Back features in the Galaxy Watch5 Pro:

  • The all-new Route workout feature lets you import GPX format workout routes from your smartphone to your watch, syncing your route list.
  • Go the distance, then use Track Back to return right back where you started. Staying on track is easy thanks to voice or vibration-guided turn-by-turn navigation for cyclists and hikers.

All Models : Different Battery Lives, Same Fast Charging

More significant is the difference in battery life between the three Galaxy Watch5 models. They all have different battery sizes, with different battery lives:

Specifications Watch5
40mm
Watch5
44mm
Watch5
Pro
Battery Size 284 mAh 410 mAh 590 mAh
Battery Life Up to 40 hours Up to 80 hours
Charging 10 watt Qi wireless charging

I’m not sure how the Watch5 Small is able to match the battery life of the Watch5 Large, since it has a 30.7% smaller battery. But the smaller display would help, and it is possible that Samsung may have down-clocked its processor.

But there is no doubt that if you want the longest possible battery life in your watch, the Watch5 Pro is what you are looking for, with its rated battery life of up to 80 hours – just over 3 days!

All three models support Qi fast wireless charging, which will allow you to quickly recharge them. The Watch5 only needs 30 minutes to recharge from 0% to 45%.

All Models : Different Colour Options

What is also important to note is that all three models come in different colour options, which I summarised in this table:

Colour Options
Watch5 (40mm) Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold
Watch5 (44mm) Graphite, Silver, Sapphire
Watch5 Pro Grey Titanium, Black Titanium

The Galaxy Watch5 Small and Large models offer a conservative Graphite option, with two “fun” colour options.

The Pro version, on the other hand, is limited to a conservative Black Titanium option, and a cool Grey Titanium colour option.

Again, you need to physically examine these colour options, and try them out on your wrist at a Samsung Experience Store, to decide which looks best on your wrist.

 

Galaxy Watch5 vs. Watch5 Pro : Which To Buy?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is geared towards adventurers and fitness enthusiasts, who will love its Route Workout and Track Back features.

Its titanium case will easily handle years of acid rain to salt water immersion, while its long battery life will be helpful for long outdoor excursions and field trips.

So if you are an outdoorsman, or someone who dives or goes on long treks, there is no doubt – get the Galaxy Watch5 Pro.

Both the Small (40mm) and Large (44mm) versions of the Galaxy Watch5 are targeted at “the rest of us” – people who want a digital exercise or healthcare companion.

It will help us monitor our health vitals, and track our exercises; while looking stylish enough to go clubbing with, or to attend black tie dinner parties.

If you don’t do triathlons like IRONMAN, or go into the wilderness, try on both the Small and Large versions of the Galaxy Watch5, and buy the one that feels and looks best on your wrist!

 

Galaxy Watch5 + Watch5 Pro : Where To Buy?

Here are online purchase options where you can buy the Galaxy Watch5 series (prices accurate as of Oct 14):

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

  • Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) : $479
  • Galaxy Watch5 Pro : $697 | $697

 

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Apple Watch Explodes, Apple Tries To Cover It Up!

An Apple Watch Series 7 exploded recently, and Apple tried to cover it up. Maybe that’s why there’s not much uproar over it!

 

Apple Watch Explodes, Apple Tries To Cover It Up!

An Apple Watch Series 7 user recently reported to 9to5Mac that his smartwatch overheated, started smoking and eventually exploded!

The user recently noticed that his smartwatch was getting much hotter than usual, and that the back of the Apple Watch Series 7 had cracked.

watchOS also started showing a warning about needing to shut down due to the high temperature. This happened while he was in his own home where the temperature was just over 70°F / 21°C.

He immediately called Apple Support, and his call got escalated through multiple levels, eventually landing in the hands of a manager who told him not to touch the watch until he heard back from them.

The next morning, the Apple Watch was even hotter to the touch, and the heat actually shattered its display!

When he picked it up to take photos to send to Apple Support, it started making “crackling sounds” and “exploded” just as he threw it out the window.

The exploding Apple Watch Series 7 left burn marks on his couch, and he visited the hospital emergency room out of an abundance of caution over the potential of lead poisoning from the burning Apple Watch.

When he reached out to Apple, he was told that his case was a “top priority”, and that he would receive an update by the “following Monday”. Apparently, it wasn’t top priority enough to deal on a weekend…

Eventually, he waited until Wednesday, October 5, 2022, to hear back from Apple – it arranged to pick up the Apple Watch for further tests in its labs.

Apple also sent him a document asking him to agree not to share his experience with anyone. Fortunately, the Apple Watch user declined to sign the document, so he could share his story. Otherwise, we would never have known about an Apple Watch Series 7 exploding!

 

Apple Watch Explodes vs. Samsung Phone Batteries Bloating

It is inevitable that comparisons will be made between this story of an Apple Watch actually exploding, and the recent complaints by influencers that their Samsung phone batteries were bloating.

First, let me point out that in both cases, we cannot determine cause and effect merely from a few cases (in the saga of bloating Samsung batteries) or one case (this example of an exploding Apple Watch).

Apple sold over 100 million Apple Watch models since December 2020, and Samsung sells over 270 million smartphones every year. So it is important to frame both incidences in that context.

While exploding or bloating batteries are a real danger that we must all be aware of, it is an unavoidable risk of using lithium-ion battery technology.

When the drama over bloating Samsung batteries first exploded (pun intended!), many people asked me for my opinion as I too have many smartphones that I keep for comparison tests.

I shared that so far, the only Samsung phone to bloat was an old Galaxy S7 edge from 2017, and many other smartphones from ASUS, Xiaomi, etc. have bloated on me. In fact, a realme smartphone is slowly splitting itself in two from a battery bloat in front of me right now.

So it isn’t exactly a “brand problem”. In fact, the worst brand for battery bloating in my personal experience is Apple. My 15-inch MacBook Pro suffered no less than THREE (3) sets of bloated batteries in just 3 years. So Apple fans really should not laugh at other brands over battery issues.

All lithium-ion batteries have an innate risk of bloating, catching fire, or even exploding. That is something we must all acknowledge.

Read more : Did Exploding Samsung Smartphones Kill 3 In Florida?

Of course, better design decisions and stringent quality control can greatly reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of such dangerous incidences. When hundreds of millions of lithium-powered devices are being manufactured every year, it is inevitable that many of them will bloat after some time, and a few will catch fire and may even explode.

That is why airlines forbid travellers from storing lithium-ion batteries, or devices with lithium-ion batteries, in their check-in luggage. That’s to ensure that if a fire does break out, it would be noticeable to the cabin crew, and can be tackled quickly.

What is most concerning though what happens when companies are made aware of battery issues. Do they take you seriously and treat you right? Or do they try to shut you up, to protect their reputation and sales?

What Samsung did was assuring, but probably only because they learned their lesson from the Galaxy Note7 battery saga. Apple did not suffer through such a traumatic event, and it shows.

Perhaps they should go through a similarly traumatic experience. Then maybe they will treat their customers a little better. The way they treated me when I reported my MacBook Pro’s bloated batteries is why I steadfastly refuse to ever consider buying an iPhone.

And trying to cover up this case of an Apple Watch exploding? That’s just not right…

 

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EU Orders All Brands To Use USB-C, Including Apple!

It’s official – the EU has ordered all brands to standardise on the USB-C connector for all mobile chargers, including Apple!

 

EU Orders All Brands To Use USB-C, Including Apple!

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the European Parliament voted decisively in favour of adopting the USB-C (USB Type C) port as the new standard for all portable devices.

The directive passed with an overwhelming vote of 602 MEPs in favour, and just 13 against (with 8 abstentions), and now heads to the EU Council for the formality of a final approval.

Once the Council signs off on the directive, it will enter into force 20 days after publication in the EU’s Official Journal. Member states will then have 12 months to transpose the new directive, and another 12 months after that transposition period, to apply the new rules.

Once these new rules are enforced, consumers will be able to use and share chargers since all portable devices use the same charging port.

The EU expects the directive to greatly reduce e-waste, and help consumers save up to €250 million a year on purchasing chargers of different standards.

In the EU, chargers alone account for about 11,000 tonnes of e-waste every year. So this directive will help to cut down on the environmental impact of disposing of so many old or unused chargers.

 

Details Of EU Directive On USB-C Standardisation

Here is my quick round-up of the new EU directive on standardising portable devices and laptops on the USB Type C charging port.

All Devices Must Come With USB-C Charging Port

What this means is that by the end of 2024, all portable devices sold in the EU must come with a USB Type C charging port.

Regardless of their manufacturer, all new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld videogame consoles and portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, mice, portable navigation systems, earbuds and laptops that are rechargeable via a wired cable, operating with a power delivery of up to 100 Watts, will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C port.

Small devices like smartwatches and health trackers that cannot fit a USB-C port are exempted from this requirement.

This directive is more or less directed at Apple which persists in using its own proprietary Lighting connector for its devices – everything from iPhone, iPad, AirPods and even its wireless keyboard and mouse.

The only way for Apple to get around this is to switch their new devices to wireless charging before the end of 2024.

All Devices Must Support USB-C Fast Charging Standards

Also important is the fact that the EU is going to force all brands to adopt USB-C fast charging standards.

While the legislation won’t stop manufacturers from implementing special fast charging capabilities, it will ensure that their chargers and devices support USB-C fast charging standards as a minimum.

All devices that support fast charging will now have the same charging speed, allowing users to charge their devices at the same speed with any compatible charger.

USB-C Mandate To Extend To Laptops In 2026

On top of that, the directive also requires laptops to standardise on the USB Type C charging port by spring 2026.

This new directive will not please Apple MacBook users who just celebrated the return of the MagSafe connector, but it will be a great advantage for consumers.

Once enforced, everyone will be able to use their laptop’s USB-C charger to also recharge their other devices, because they all have the same USB Type port!

Dedicated Labels

The directive also requires brands to use dedicated labels to help consumers decide if their existing chargers will support their new devices, or if they need to purchase a new charger.

This will hopefully prevent consumers from being hoodwinked into purchasing a new charger with every new device, when their existing chargers will work just as well.

Dedicated labels will inform consumers about the charging characteristics of new devices, making it easier for them to see whether their existing chargers are compatible.

Buyers will also be able to make an informed choice about whether or not to purchase a new charging device with a new product.

Wireless Charging To Be Standardised Too

The directive also commanded the European Commission to tackle wireless charging interoperability by the end of 2024.

It highlighted the risk of brands using proprietary wireless charging technologies to “lock in” users, replicating what Apple did with its Lightning connector for wired charging.

Like with wired charging, the EU wants wireless charging to be interoperable as well.

 

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Samsung To Reveal Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 On 10 Aug 2022!

Samsung is set to reveal the new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 10, 2022!

 

Samsung To Reveal Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 On 10 Aug 2022!

It’s official – Samsung will hold its Galaxy Unpacked event for foldable smartphones on 10 August 2022!

The teaser invitation cannot be clearer about their foldable intentions, using the side profile of what looks like the upcoming Galaxy Fold 4 smartphone mimicking the “greater than” symbol (>).

Innovation isn’t just about radical ideas; it’s about unlocking new experiences that transform our daily lives for the better. Meaningful innovations go beyond the technical and provide a platform upon which our everyday lives become richer and more versatile — opening us up to greater possibilities than ever before.

While you won’t get the full details until the Galaxy Unpacked event on 10 August 2022, the teaser invitation photo suggests that the Galaxy Flip 4 will at least look like the Galaxy Flip 3.

It would have the same shape, a dual camera module at the back, and side-mounted power button with an integrated fingerprint reader.

We can also expect two new smartwatches from Samsung – a smaller Galaxy Watch 5, and a larger Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (would have been called Classic). But if leaks are true – Samsung will be dropping the unique and incredibly useful rotating bezel.

Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, offering a step-up in wireless audio to pair with their new foldable smartphones.

 

Register To Receive Discounts On Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 + More!

From now until 10 August 2022, you can register your interest to receive an e-voucher discount which you can use to pre-order the next Galaxy foldable smartphone!

Whether you are planning to view the Galaxy Unpacked on 10 August 2022 or not, I highly recommend that you just “register your interest” to grab those e-vouchers first.

You never know if Samsung may pique your interest with whatever they launch that day!

 

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HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : Synergistic Interconnectivity!

The HUAWEI nova 9 and WATCH GT 3 are great devices on their own, but when used together – they offer synergistic interconnectivity!

 

HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : What Do They Offer?

The HUAWEI nova 9 and WATCH GT 3 are here, offering a great set of features at highly-affordable price points!

HUAWEI nova 9

The HUAWEI nova 9 smartphone is targeted at millennials who love taking photos and videos, and enjoy creating content and vlogging too!

To cater to photo + video enthusiasts, the nova 9 comes with a 50 MP RYYB Ultra Vision Camera and a 32 MP selfie camera with ultra slow-mo capability, and a slew of other cool features.

It also has a large, beautiful 6.57-inch 120 Hz OLED display, which boasts a P3 colour gamut with ΔE < 1 colour accuracy.

On top of that, it has a large 4,300 map battery that supports 66W SuperCharge technology for super-fast charging.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 is designed to be an elegant technological masterpiece, with 3D curved glass and a modern body design.

It now lasts for days between charges, and comes with all-day SpO2 and heart rate monitoring, as well as a bevy of workout modes with a personal AI running coach built-in!

It also lets you keep connected through Bluetooth calling, and is ATM 5 water-resistant so feel free to take it for a swim!

 

HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : Synergistic Interconnectivity!

Both the HUAWEI nova 9 and WATCH GT 3 are sophisticated devices in their own right, but you may not be aware that there is a synergistic interconnectivity when they are used together!

Keep Connected

Once you pair the WATCH GT 3 to your HUAWEI nova 9 smartphone, you will never miss another call even if you accidentally set your phone to silent.

Not only can you receive calls and text messages on your WATCH GT 3, you can also make calls using only voice commands! There is no need to dig out your phone to make the call.

Remote Camera Shutter

Did you know that the WATCH GT 3 can function as a remote camera shutter for your nova 9 smartphone?

This is an incredibly useful feature for solo travellers and photographers, who may not be able to get great shots even with a selfie stick.

All you have to do is set up your nova 9 smartphone at a suitable distance and angle. Then, you are free to snap as many poses as you wish, using the WATCH GT 3 to trigger each shot!

Music Player Controls

While you are out for a jog, or travelling to work, it may not be convenient to use your phone to control the music you are listening to.

Whether it is just to adjust the volume, or to switch to a different track, simply pair the WATCH GT 3 with your nova 9 smartphone, and use it to control your music player!

 

HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : Where To Buy?

The HUAWEI nova 9 retails for just RM1,999 at these online and offline stores in Malaysia :

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 is available in 42mm and 46mm sizes; and retails for RM1,099 with a leather strap, and RM999 with a fluoroelastomer strap. You can buy it at these online and offline stores in Malaysia :

 

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HUAWEI 12.12 Sale : Don’t Miss These Awesome Deals!

The HUAWEI 12.12 sale is almost here, with a ton of AWESOME DEALS!

Check out what HUAWEI is offering in their 12.12 sale, and make sure you don’t miss them!

 

HUAWEI 12.12 Sale : Don’t Miss These Awesome Deals!

These HUAWEI smart devices and laptops will be available with these one-time only deals on 12 December 2021, starting at 12:01 AM sharp!

Look through the list below – you can start adding these deals to the cart, so you’re ready to check out on 12/12!

HUAWEI MateBook D14

12.12 Offer : RM2,299 (RRP : RM2,699) with FREE backpack worth RM199

Known for its sturdy yet lightweight body, HUAWEI MateBook D14 comes in a sleek and stylish design with a 14-inch FullView Display that boasts screen-to-body ratio of 84%.

The HUAWEI MateBook D14 has a large 56Wh battery that can serve you to last throughout the day, and a built-in fingerprint sensor that lets you quickly and securely log in.

Its support for HUAWEI’s Multi-Screen Collaboration feature lets you interact seamlessly between between your laptop and smartphone. It also allows you to take control of your smartphone using your laptop, allowing for greater productivity!

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Read more : 2021 HUAWEI MateBook D 14 Laptop : A Quick Preview!

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 LTE 4 (64 GB)

12.12 Offer : RM1,199 (RRP : RM1,399) with FREE Smart Magnetic Keyboard worth RM399

The HUAWEI MatePad is a great option for those who are looking for a tablet at an affordable price. It even comes with a keyboard case that protects it when closed, and turns it into a laptop when open!

It is designed to offer studio-quality audio with its quad-speaker, Histen 6.1 3D stereo and quad-channel Harmon Kardon sound system. And it supports HUAWEI’s Multi-Screen Collaboration feature which lets you transfer, drag and drop files between devices, as well as screen sharing between tablet, smartphone and laptop!

The tablet comes with 64 GB of storage, which can be extended to 512GB storage through an optional microSD card. It also supports 4G LTE connectivity – all you need to do is insert a SIM card!

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HUAWEI MatePad 11

12.12 Offer : RM1,999 with FREE M-Pencil and Smart Magnetic Keyboard worth RM998

Running on HarmonyOS 2, the MatePad 11 is the first HUAWEI tablet to feature a 10.95-inch FullView display with a 120 Hz refresh rate for a silky-smooth visual experience, and a DCI-P3 colour gamut for real-to-life colours!

The MatePad 11 comes with the 2nd Generation M-Pencil stylus, which boasts an almost imperceptible lag as low as 2 ms. It has 4,096 pressure levels and tilt sensitivity, giving you a natural writing and drawing experience.

The MatePad 11 is also a multimedia powerhouse, with quad-channel large amplitude quad-speaker system, tuned by Harman Kardon.

It is further enhanced with Histen 7.0 for greater bass and a new sound field enhancement algorithm, giving you that immersive cinema-like audio experience when you watch movies!

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Read more : HUAWEI MatePad 11 + MateBook D15 : A Synergistic Combo!

HUAWEI MatePad T10 (32 GB)

12.12 Offer : RM499 (RRP : RM799)

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HUAWEI Watch GT2e 46mm

12.12 Offer : RM329 (RRP : RM599)

The HUAWEI WATCH GT2e lets you work out anywhere you want, inside and outside the gym with a tracker that supports precise positioning systems and delivers professional sports guidance.

It lets you easily monitor your heart rate with its accurate TruSeen 3.5 and a calorie counter that displays the amount you have burnt after each session.

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HUAWEI Band 6

12.12 Offer : RM149 (RRP : RM219)

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Get notified when its simple reminder feature vibrates to warn you when your SPO2 level drops below the average range!

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HUAWEI WATCH Fit

12.12 Offer : RM299 (RRP : RM499)

The HUAWEI WATCH Fit offers you a total of 96 Effective Workout Modes to start your personal fitness training immediately.

It also delivers precise and real-time workout metrics for 11 professional sport modes, inclusive of running, swimming, and cycling. And it comes along with 85 more custom workout modes for a diverse fitness routine throughout the month.

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Read more : HUAWEI WATCH FIT Smartwatch Review!

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i

12.12 Offer : RM199 (RRP : RM379)

Tthe HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i are active noise cancelling TWS earbuds, that lets you hear only what you want, while its dual-mic system comes with a slit-duct design that works to effectively reduce outdoor wind noise.

It also boasts an exclusive beamforming technology that uses AI noise reduction technology to pick up your voice with extra accuracy, maintaining its quality regardless of the environment you are in.

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HUAWEI 12.12 Sale : Full List Of Deals!

Here is the FULL LIST of deals that HUAWEI is offering on 12.12.

Product RRP Promotion
Price
Free Gifts
MatePad T10 2020 WiFi
(2GB + 32GB)
RM 799 RM 499
MatePad 10.4 2020 WiFi
(4GB + 64GB)
RM 1,399 RM 1,199
Keyboard (RM399)
MateBook D14 RM 2,699 RM 2,299 Backpack (RM199)
HUAWEI MatePad 11 WiFi
(6GB + 128GB)
RM 1,999 M-Pencil + Keyboard
(RM998)
HUAWEI Band 6 RM 219 RM 149
HUAWEI WATCH Fit RM 499 RM 299
HUAWEI WATCH GT2 46mm
(Fluoroelastomer Matte Black)
RM 799 RM 599
HUAWEI WATCH GT2 42mm
(Fluoroelastomer Night Black)
RM 799 RM 459
HUAWEI WATCH GT2e 46mm
(Graphite Black)
RM 599 RM 329
HUAWEI WATCH GT2e 46mm
(Leather)
RM 899 RM 649
HUAWEI WATCH GT2e 46mm
(TPU Mint Green)
RM 599 RM 329
HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i RM 379 RM 199
HUAWEI WATCH GT3 42mm
(Black)
+ FreeBuds Lipstick
RM 1,998 RM 1,698
HUAWEI WATCH GT3 42mm
(White)
+ FreeBuds Lipstick
RM 2,098 RM 1,798

 

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!

You can soon pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 4 Classic in Malaysia!

Find out how much they will cost in Malaysia, and what their pre-order deals are like!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has a starting price of US$249 – about £181 / A$342 / S$338 / RM 1,055.

Here in Malaysia, Samsung will offer two variants of Galaxy Watch 4 for pre-order, with this freebie :

  • 44 mm (Bluetooth) : RM999 (free RM 150 Samsung e-voucher)
  • 40 mm (Bluetooth) : RM899 (free RM 150 Samsung e-voucher)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a starting price of US$349 – about £253 / A$475 / S$474 / RM 1,478.

Here in Malaysia, Samsung will offer two variants of Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for pre-order, with this freebie :

  • 46 mm (Bluetooth) : RM1,399 (free RM 250 Samsung e-voucher)
  • 42 mm (Bluetooth) : RM1,299 (free RM 250 Samsung e-voucher)

Read more : Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!
Read more :
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Price + Pre-Order Deal In Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Size + Colour Options In Malaysia

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic in two size options each, with different colour options :

  • 40 mm Watch 4 : Black, Pink Gold, Silver
  • 44 mm Watch 4 : Black, Green, Silver
  • 42 mm Watch 4 Classic : Black, Silver
  • 46 mm Watch 4 Classic : Black, Silver

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Everything You Need To Know!

On 11 August 2021, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, and here is everything you need to know!

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are the first smartwatches to feature the new Samsung Wear OS, built jointly with Google and featuring One UI Watch – Samsung’s most intuitive user interface.

Both smartwatches are built around the Exynos W920 – a 5 nm dual-core mobile SoC with 20% faster CPU performance and a GPU 10X faster than the last generation.

Samsung also increased the resolution of the display, up to 450 x 450 pixels, and double their memory to 1.5 GB of RAM.

It has 16 GB of built-in storage, which allows you to store your favourite apps, music and photos – all secured by the Samsung Knox security platform.

But arguably the most important thing is its new 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor, which monitors your heart rate, heart electrical impulses and bioelectrical impedance.

It also comes with an all-new Body Composition measurement tool, to give you a deeper understanding of your general health and fitness, with key measurements like skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body water and body fat percentage.

Both smartwatches offer up to 40 hours of battery life, with fast charging capability – 30 minutes of charging gives you up to 10 hours of battery life!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Specifications In Malaysia

Specifications Galaxy Watch 4 Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
Model NA NA
Chassis Aluminium Stainless Steel
Display Size 44 mm : 1.4-inch, 450 x 450 pixels
40 mm : 1.2-inch, 396 x 396 pixels
46 mm : 1.4-inch, 450 x 450 pixels
42 mm : 1.2-inch, 396 x 396 pixels
Display Full Color Always On Display
Super AMOLED panel
Gorilla Glass with DX+
OS Wear OS with One UI Watch 3
Processor Samsung Exynos W920
– two processor cores @ 1.18 GHz
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB
Samsung
BioActive
Sensor
Optical Heart Rate,
Electrical Heart,
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Connectivity LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi-N
GPS GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo
NFC Yes
Protection 5ATM + IP68
MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Android 6.0 or higher, with more than 1.5 GB of RAM
Dimensions 44 mm : 44.4 x 43.3 x 9.8 mm
40 mm : 40.4 x 39.3 x 9.8 mm
46 mm : 45.5 x 45.5 x 11.0 mm
42 mm : 41.5 x 41.5 x 11.2 mm
Weight 44 mm : 30.3 g
40 mm : 25.9 g
46 mm : 52 g
42 mm : 46.5 g

 

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 : What To Expect?

Samsung has officially announced that Galaxy Unpacked 2021 will kick off on 11 August!

Here is what you can expect at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 virtual launch event!

 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 : Where + When?

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event will be held virtually, and streamed on Samsung official websites, YouTube and Facebook.

The livestream starts on 11 August at these times globally :

  • Malaysia + Singapore : 10 PM (GMT+8)
  • US : 10 AM EDT / 7 AM PDT
  • UK : 3 PM
  • India : 7:30 PM IST
  • Australia : 12 AM AEST (12 August)

If you register your interest from now until 11 August, Samsung will give you an e-voucher worth RM300 / US$100 / SGD$100 or a complimentary Samsung Care+ (Australia), which you can use with the purchase of your next Galaxy device.

 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 : What To Expect?

Samsung is naturally short on details about their Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event, stating that :

We live in a time of accelerated change — from rapid shifts in work culture to the rise of cutting-edge communication technologies.

Now more than ever there is a need for flexible, versatile mobile devices that can keep up with the fast pace of our lives so we can maximize and enjoy every moment.

Whatever does that mean? We got you covered…

Here is what you can expect Samsung to announce during Galaxy Unpacked 2021 :

Two Foldable Smartphones

Samsung will likely introduce two foldable smartphones, with a more robust folding design and upgraded hardware :

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
    – available in Phantom Green, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.
    – 256 GB variant will be priced around €1,678.51 (before VAT).
    – 512 GB variant will be priced around €1,783.10 (before VAT).
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
    – available in Phantom Black, Dark Blue, Grey, White, Cream, Green, Light Pink and Lavender.
    – 128 GB variant will be priced around €978.13 (before VAT).
    – 256 GB variant will be priced around €1,029.20 (before VAT).

No Galaxy Note On The Horizon

We would normally expect Samsung to introduce a new Galaxy Note design, but this appears to be off the table in 2021.

However, you can expect Samsung to introduce t he Galaxy S21 FE as an affordable option for the new normal.

More Wearables, Of Course!

Look out for more wearables like Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 smartwatches, and Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earbuds.

 

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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

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And here are purchase options in other countries :

 

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HUAWEI Watch Fit Smartwatch Review

HUAWEI just launched their Watch Fit smartwatch – their answer to the Apple Watch SE.

Take a closer look at the HUAWEI Watch Fit in our review, and find out if this is the smartwatch for you!

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Price + Availability

The HUAWEI Watch Fit is available in four colour options, with matching straps :

  • Mint Green
  • Sakura Pink
  • Cantaloupe Orange
  • Graphite Black

Here are its recommended retail prices :

  • Malaysia : RM499
  • United Kingdom : £119.99
  • Australia : A$249

And here are online purchase options :

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI Watch Fit
Model TIA-B09
Display 1.64-inch AMOLED
280 x 456 pixels (326 ppi)
Protection 5 ATM Water Resistance
Watch Case Polymer Fiber
Watch Strap Silicone Strap
Operating System HUAWEI Lite OS
Platform DK3.5+ST
Memory NA
Storage 4 GB eMMC
External Storage None
Controls Full screen touch screen
+ Side button
Sensors 6-axis IMU sensor (Accelerator + Gyroscope)
Optical heart rate sensor
Capacitive sensor
Ambient light sensor
Connectivity Bluetooth : BT 5.0 BLE
GPS Support Yes
Battery 180 mAh battery
Size
(without strap)
30 mm wide
46 mm tall
10.7 mm thick
Weight
(without strap)
21 g

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Unboxing

The HUAWEI Watch Fit comes in a nice white retail box, which we unboxed in this video.

Inside, you will find the following items :

  • HUAWEI Watch Fit smartwatch
  • Charging Cable + Dock
  • Quick Start Guide

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI Watch Fit seems designed to take on the new Apple Watch SE, offering a more rectangular design, at a fraction of the cost.

Its 1.64-inch AMOLED display is slightly smaller than the Apple Watch SE, with a slightly lower resolution of 280 x 456 pixels. But it has the same pixel density of 326 ppi as the Apple Watch SE.

HUAWEI does not state what protection they offer the display, only that it has a 2.5D curved glass cover. It also features a polymer fibre body, instead of an aluminium chassis.

But like the Watch SE, the Watch Fit is 5 ATM-rated (ISO 22810) for water-resistance. That means you can take it swimming, or a run in the rain.

Instead of a digital crown, it uses a single button on the right side. But it is mainly controlled by tapping and swiping on its touch display.

In addition to recording your daily steps, active hours and the intensity of your activities, the HUAWEI Watch Fit offers 24/7 real-time monitoring of your heart rate and stress levels.

It also offers the capability to measure your SpO2 blood oxygen saturation levels, as well as recording and tracking your sleep state for sleep quality analysis.

The HUAWEI Watch Fit is powered by the DK3.5+ST chipset, with a 180 mAh battery that delivers up to 10 days of battery life. That is significantly longer than the Apple Watch SE.

It offers Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, with built-in GPS. However, it does not support LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity or wireless charging, relying on a magnetic charging thimble design instead.

Now, you cannot answer calls on the Watch Fit, but it will provide you with notifications about incoming calls, messages, and calendar events.

It can also offers the ability to control your phone’s music player and trigger its camera shutter, or locate your phone.

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Our Verdict

The HUAWEI Watch Fit is no Apple Watch SE, that’s for sure. Even on paper, it is superior in many ways. But the question is – do you really need all those extra features?

The Watch Fit is really for those with the “good enough” philosophy. It does away with nice-to-have, but not necessary features, like Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, call and walkie-talkie capabilities, or NFC for mobile payments.

Instead, it just offers core features like fitness and health monitoring, 5 ATM water-resistance and a long battery life.

Now, we only got 5.5 days of battery life (continuous use) with Bluetooth connected, but that’s 7X longer than the Apple Watch SE’s paltry 18 hours.

That means sleep analysis and around-the-clock health monitoring is really possible with the Watch Fit. Not just something to check off the feature list.

One problem we encountered – try as we might, we can’t replace its default watch face with some pretty nice watch faces HUAWEI offers for free. Hope they fix that soon!

But overall, the value is pretty unbeatable – it costs less than half of the Apple Watch SE.

If you are not an Apple fan boy, and you don’t need those extra features the Watch SE offers, it’s worth considering the Watch Fit.

 

HUAWEI Watch Fit : Where To Buy?

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : 7 New Features Coming Up!

Samsung is introducing 7 new features to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 through a new firmware update.

Check out what those 7 features are, and when they are coming to your Galaxy Watch Active 2!

 

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.

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : 7 New Features Added!

Samsung is introducing 7 new features to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 through a new firmware update. Here is a quick look at what’s coming!

Running Analysis + VO2 max

The updated Galaxy Watch Active 2 will feature a new standalone Running Analysis feature that can provide metrics, to help you improve performance and reduce injury :

  • asymmetry
  • regularity
  • stiffness
  • vertical oscillation
  • ground contact time

You will also be able to measure VO2 max – an indicator of the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilise during intense exercise.

This is a common measurement used to determine your fitness and performance capacity. You can use it to track your training progress, and help improve your endurance.

When you select Running under the exercise feature in Samsung Health, your Galaxy Watch Active 2 will automatically perform both Running Analysis and measure your VO2 max.

For an accurate reading, you should only measure VO2 max while running outdoors at high intensity for at least 20 minutes.

Fall Detection

The new Fall Detection feature will help you care for yourself and your loved ones, even when you are apart during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When a potential fall is detected, you are immediately given the option to send an SOS notification to up to four pre-designated contacts. This ensures that help is never too far away!

Here are the steps to activate Fall Detection :

  • Open the Galaxy Wearable app
  • Select SOS
  • Turn on Detect falls
  • Add the contacts you want to receive your SOS notifications.

Chat History + Photo View

With the new update, you can now view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist with Photo View.

And with Smart Reply, you will be given a suggested response for both messages and images, based on advanced photo recognition technology, so you can send a reply!

Your Galaxy Watch Active 2 will also now show your chat history, instead of a single message, so you can understand the context of that message. No more switching to your phone to check out the full conversation!

You will also be able to send both AR Emoji Stickers and Bitmoji Stickers from your Galaxy Watch Active 2!

Seamless Music + Scroll Capture

The new firmware update will also give you instant access to your playlist on your phone, giving you a seamless music experience across your devices.

 

Finally, the updated Galaxy Watch Active2 will support a Scroll Capture feature, which lets you take a scrolling screen capture from your smartwatch that is automatically sent to your smartphone.

This lets you screen capture message threads, workout information and more, from your Galaxy Watch Active 2!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : Firmware Upgrade Availability

Samsung will start rolling out this Galaxy Watch Active 2 update starting today. Availability will vary by market and operator.

The update will initially be available for the Bluetooth version, and roll out to LTE versions shortly thereafter.

Please make sure you update your Galaxy Wearable app!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : Where To Buy?

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Fitbit Sense : World’s Most Advanced Health Smartwatch?

Fitbit Sense is said to be the most advanced health smartwatch in 2020, featuring the world’s first EDA sensor in a smartwatch!

Find out what else is new about the Fitbit Sense, its key features, as well as its price and availability!

 

Fitbit Sense : World’s Most Advanced Health Smartwatch?

Unveiled today, 26 August 2020, the Fitbit Sense introduced the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor in a smartwatch, to help manage stress.

On top of that, it comes with advanced heart rate tracking technology, a new ECG app and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor.

Electrodermal Activity (EDA) Sensor

The new EDA sensor in Fitbit Sense measures electrodermal activity responses, just by placing your palm over the watch face.

Measuring your EDA responses using the EDA Scan app can help you understand your body’s response to stressors, and help you manage stress.

You can also pair it with guided mindfulness sessions in the Fitbit app to see how your body’s EDA responses change with meditation and relaxation.

Track your EDA responses on a graph on-device, as well as in the mobile app, to gauge your progress over time.

Fitbit Stress Management Score

Fitbit is also introducing a new Stress Management Score, which is available in the new stress management tile in the Fitbit Sense.

Your Fitbit Sense can calculate how your body is responding to stress based on heart rate, sleep, and activity level data, giving you a Stress Management Score ranging from 1-100.

A higher score would indicate that your body is showing fewer physical signs fo stress. Fitbit Premium members will get a detailed breakdown on how the score is calculated based on over 10 biometric input :

  • exertion balance (impact of activity),
  • responsiveness (heart rate, heart rate variability and electrodermal activity), and
  • sleep patterns (sleep quality)

Improved Heart Care Technologies

Fitbit Sense is their first smartwatch to feature an ECG app to assess your heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation – a condition that affects more than 33.5 million people globally.

Simply hold your fingers on the corners of the stainless steel ring around the watch, and hold still for 30 seconds!

Fitbit Sense also comes with PurePulse 2.0 technology, with an all-new multi-path heart rate sensor, and updated algorithm.

This improved heart rate technology powers other critical heart health features like personalised, on-device high and low heart rate notifications.

With 24/7 continuous heart rate tracking, Fitbit Sense can detect and send a notification if your heart rate falls outside normal thresholds.

Design + Build

The Fitbit Sense are built to last, using aerospace-grade aluminium and stainless steel for that polished, high-tech look, and water resistance – at up to 50 meters.

It comes with a larger AMOLED display, which not only has a higher resolution but is also more responsive. It also comes with an integrated ambient light sensor to automatically dim the display for easier viewing in low light.

The Sense will last over 6 days on a single charge, with a new magnetic charger that is cross-compatible with the Fitbit Versa 3. A quick 12 minute charge will provide you with a full day of use.

Fitbit Premium

Every Fitbit Sense will come with 6 months of access to Fitbit Premium, which unlocks deeper analysis of your data and more personalised insights.

It also delivers advanced sleep tools, hundreds of workouts from brands like Aaptiv, barre3, Daily Burn, Down Dog, as well as trainers and influencers like Ayesha Curry, Charlee Atkins and Harley Pasternak.

Also launching today in the US is Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching, a new virtual one-on-one coaching service that gives you access to a certified health professional and a personalised plan using your Fitbit data – all through the Fitbit app.

You will have unlimited check-ins with your coach, a personalised action plan to help you stay on track, as well as all the benefits of Fitbit Premium.

 

Fitbit Sense : Price + Availability

The Fitbit Sense is available for pre-orders starting today (26 August 2020), with worldwide availability in October 2020.

It will be offered in two colour options – carbon / graphite stainless steel, and lunar white / soft gold stainless steel, at these price points :

  • United States : $329 (Carbon | Lunar White)
  • Canada : $429.95
  • Mexico : $9,499
  • Europe : €329.95
  • United Kingdom : £299.99 (Carbon | Lunar White)
  • Australia : A$499.95 (Carbon | Lunar White)
  • New Zealand : $579.95
  • Japan : ¥39,990
  • India : ₹33,999
  • Hong Kong : HK$2,680
  • Singapore : S$488
  • Malaysia : RM 1,498

Every Fitbit Sense will come with six months of Fitbit Premium, which can be extended after that here in Malaysia for RM39 per month or RM335 per year.

In the United States, Fitbit Premium is available for $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year. Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching is also available in the US for $54.99 per month.

 

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Fitbit Versa 3 : Now With GPS + Active Zone Minutes!

Fitbit just launched their Versa 3 smartwatch – now upgraded with built-in GPS and Active Zone Minutes!

Find out what else is new about the Fitbit Versa 3, its key features, as well as its price and availability!

 

Fitbit Versa 3 : Now With GPS + Active Zone Minutes!

Unveiled today, 26 August 2020, the Fitbit Versa 3 now comes with built-in GPS and Active Zone Minutes, as well as the ability to answer calls!

On top of that, it comes with an in-app workout intensity map and enhanced PurePulse 2.0 technology to help you stay on top of your fitness goals.

Motivation On Your Wrist

The Fitbit Versa 3 has built-in GPS, which gives you real-time pace and distance during your runs and rides – no phones necessary. And you can measure the intensity of your activity with Active Zone Minutes.

Let Music Move You

Download and play songs and podcasts from Pandora and Deezer, and control Spotify directly from your watch.

Stay Connected On-The-Go

You can receive call, text and smartphone app notifications directly on your wrist. And thanks to its built-in speaker and microphone, you can answer calls, or get quick answers from Google Assistant and Alexa!

Long Battery Life

The Fitbit Versa 3 will last over 6 days on a single charge, with a new magnetic charger that is cross-compatible with the Fitbit Sense. A quick 12 minute charge will provide you with a full day of use.

Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching

Also launching today in the US is Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching, a new virtual one-on-one coaching service that gives you access to a certified health professional and a personalised plan using your Fitbit data – all through the Fitbit app.

You will have unlimited check-ins with your coach, a personalised action plan to help you stay on track, as well as all the benefits of Fitbit Premium :

  • deeper analysis of your data and more personalised insights,
  • advanced sleep tools, and
  • workouts from brands like Aaptiv, barre3, Daily Burn, Down Dog, as well as trainers and influencers like Ayesha Curry, Charlee Atkins and Harley Pasternak.

 

Fitbit Versa 3 : Price + Availability

The Fitbit Versa 3 is available for pre-orders starting today (26 August 2020), with worldwide availability in October 2020.

It will be offered in three colour options – black / black aluminium, pink clay / soft gold aluminium and midnight / soft gold aluminium.

Here are the official launch prices for various countries around the world :

  • United States : $229
  • Canada : $299.95
  • Mexico : $6,499
  • Europe : €229.95
  • United Kingdom : £199.99
  • Australia : A$399.95
  • New Zealand : $449.95
  • Japan : ¥29,990
  • India : ₹25,999
  • Hong Kong : HK$1,980
  • Singapore : S$378
  • Malaysia : RM 1,148

In the United States, Fitbit Premium is available for $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year. Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching is also available in the US for $54.99 per month.

In Malaysia, Fitbit Premium is available for RM39 per month or RM335 per year.

 

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Fitbit Inspire 2 : Fitness Tracker With 10 Day Battery Life!

Fitbit just launched their Inspire 2 fitness tracker – with a 10 day battery life and a year of free access to Fitbit Premium!

Find out what else is new about the Fitbit Inspire 2, its key features, as well as its price and availability!

 

Fitbit Inspire 2 : Fitness Tracker With 10 Day Battery Life!

Unveiled today, 26 August 2020, the Fitbit Inspire 2 comes with a brighter and more vibrant display, with the longest battery life of any Fitbit device – 10 days!

On top of that, it comes with advanced features like Active Zone Minutes, 20+ goal-based exercise modes, advanced sleep tools, 24/7 heart rate tracking and many other fitness features.

24/7 Health Habit

The Fitbit Inspire 2 lets you track your activity and challenge yourself to do more with 24/7 heart rate tracking, and Active Zone Minutes.

You can also take advantage of Fitbit Premium’s step-by-step nutrition and fitness programs in the Fitbit app.

Sleep Better At Night

Track how well you sleep, and spot your nighttime trends with Sleep Score. Then view a detailed breakdown with Fitbit Premium so you can get more out of each night’s sleep.

Track ‘Em All

The Fitbit Inspire 2 lets you monitor your heart rate 24/7, track your menstrual health, and provide visibility of your food and hydration intake, along with your weight – right on your wrist.

Stay Motivated

With on-wrist celebrations and personalised insights from Fitbit Premium, you will be motivated to stay on track, as you reach for your health and fitness goals.

Long Battery Life

The Fitbit Inspire 2 has the longest battery life of any Fitbit device – over 10 days on a single charge!

Fitbit Premium

Every Fitbit Inspire 2 will come with 12 months of access to Fitbit Premium, which unlocks deeper analysis of your data and more personalised insights.

It also delivers advanced sleep tools, hundreds of workouts from brands like Aaptiv, barre3, Daily Burn, Down Dog, as well as trainers and influencers like Ayesha Curry, Charlee Atkins and Harley Pasternak.

Also launching today in the US is Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching, a new virtual one-on-one coaching service that gives you access to a certified health professional and a personalised plan using your Fitbit data – all through the Fitbit app.

You will have unlimited check-ins with your coach, a personalised action plan to help you stay on track, as well as all the benefits of Fitbit Premium.

 

Fitbit Inspire 2 : Price + Availability

The Fitbit Inspire 2 is available for pre-orders starting today (26 August 2020), with worldwide availability in October 2020.

It will be offered in three colour options – black, desert rose and lunar white (from left to right).

Here are the official launch prices for various countries around the world :

  • United States : $99.95
  • Canada : $129.95
  • Mexico : $2,999
  • Europe : €99.95
  • United Kingdom : £89.99 (Black | Rose | White)
  • Australia : A$179.95 (Black | Rose | White)
  • New Zealand : $199.95
  • Japan : ¥21,470
  • India : ₹10,999
  • Hong Kong : HK$880
  • Singapore : S$168
  • Malaysia : RM 498

Every Fitbit Sense will come with 12 months of Fitbit Premium, which can be extended after that here in Malaysia for RM39 per month or RM335 per year.

In the United States, Fitbit Premium is available for $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year. Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching is also available in the US for $54.99 per month.

 

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HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown Price + Availability!

HONOR just announced the MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown, which is powered by the Kirin A1 – the world’s first Bluetooth 5.1 mobile SoC!

Here is our quick primer on the new HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown, including its price and availability!

 

HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown is their version of the HUAWEI Watch GT2, and runs on the same Kirin A1 mobile SoC.

Designed for the fitness buffs, it comes with 15 fitness modes for 8 outdoor and 7 indoor sports, like running, hiking, cycling, swimming, free training, etc.

It also comes with improved healthcare tracking capabilities. Its HUAWEI TruSleep 2.0 technology lets it track and diagnose 6 common types of sleep disorders, with over 200 suggestions on improving your sleep habit.

Its HUAWEI TruRelax technology detects your stress levels, and advises you on breathing exercises; while HUAWEI TruSeen keeps an eye on your heart rate 24/7, alerting you when it detects any abnormalities.

With water-resistance of up to 50 meters in depth, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 continues to monitor your heart rate underwater, as well as your SWOLF score, distance, speed and burned calories.

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 lets you make or receive Bluetooth calls on-the-go using earphones or through its built-in microphone and speaker. It also comes with 4 GB of internal storage, of which 2 GB is available for music storage – up to 500 songs can be stored!

 

HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown Specifications

Specifications HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown
Display 1.39-inch AMOLED display
Display Resolution 454 x 454 pixels (326 ppi)
Build Body : Metal + PlasticStrap : Fluoroelastomer / Leather
Water Resistance 50 meters
Platform HiSilicon Kirin A1
Memory + Storage 32 MB RAM + 4 GB storage
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.1 (2.4 GHz)
Sensors AccelerometerGyroscopeMagnetometerOptical Heart RateAmbient LightBarometerCapacitive
Health Features Continuous Heart Rate MonitorExercise MonitorSleep TrackingStress Test
Watch Band Strap Width : 22 mmWrist Size Range : 140-210 mm
Battery 455 mAh battery
Dimensions 45.9 mm x 45.9 mm x 10.7 mm
Weight 41 g (body only)

 

HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown Price + Availability

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 Flax Brown has a recommended retail price of RM 749 / S$248 / US$184 / £141 / A$266.

Unlike the Charcoal Black version, the Flax Brown model is initially available only at the HiHonor website, and Honor Experience Stores.

 

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The Complete Huawei Watch 2 Product Briefing

Right after The Huawei P10 Plus, P10 & P10 Lite Product Briefing, we were also briefed on the new Huawei Watch 2. Huawei will be offering two different models – the Huawei Watch 2 (available in Bluetooth-only, or 4G-capable versions), and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic.

Like the new Huawei P10 family, the new Huawei smartwatches will be offered in a multitude of colour options. Let’s check out the full Huawei Watch 2 product briefing, and get their full specifications!

 

The Complete Huawei Watch 2 Product Briefing

In this video, Justin Zhang, Huawei’s Senior Director of Smartphone Product Line Marketing in Shanghai, briefed us on the Huawei Watch 2’s key features.

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  • All three models feature a ceramic bezel, with a dual crown design.
  • The watch faces of all three models are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • All three models run on Android Wear 2.0 and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100.
  • The 4G-capable model supports a single nano SIM / eSIM, and has a built-in speaker and noise-cancelling microphone.
  • All three models are IP68-rated for dust and water-resistance.
  • All three models have GPS navigation capability built-in (GPS + GLONASS).
  • The 4G model will be available in the Dynamic Orange and Carbon Black colours.
  • The Bluetooth model will be available in the Carbon Black and Concrete Grey colours.
  • The Classic model will be available only in the Titanium Grey colour.

 

The Huawei Watch 2 Specifications

SpecificationsHuawei Watch 2
(Bluetooth Only)
Huawei Watch 2
(Mobile Capable)
Huawei Watch 2 Classic
Display1.2" AMOLED
- 390 x 390 pixels, 326 ppi
- Gorilla Glass protection
1.2" AMOLED
- 390 x 390 pixels, 326 ppi
- Gorilla Glass protection
1.2" AMOLED
- 390 x 390 pixels, 326 ppi
- Gorilla Glass protection
Operating SystemAndroid Wear 2.0Android Wear 2.0Android Wear 2.0
Smartphone CompatibilityAndroid 4.3 onwards
Apple iOS 8.2 onwards
Android 4.3 onwards
Apple iOS 8.2 onwards
Android 4.3 onwards
Apple iOS 8.2 onwards
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (MSM8909W)Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (MSM8909W)Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (MSM8909W)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 304Qualcomm Adreno 304Qualcomm Adreno 304
Memory768 MB LPDDR3 SDRAM (400 MHz)768 MB LPDDR3 SDRAM (400 MHz)768 MB LPDDR3 SDRAM (400 MHz)
Storage4 GB internal flash storage
- 2.3 GB free space
4 GB internal flash storage
- 2.3 GB free space
4 GB internal flash storage
- 2.3 GB free space
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth : v4.1, BLE+BR / EDR
4G : GSM / WCDMA / TDS / CMDA2000 / LTE
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth : v4.1, BLE+BR / EDR
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth : v4.1, BLE+BR / EDR
SIM CapabilityNoneNoneSupports one nano SIM card or eSIM
GPSYes, GPS and GLONASSYes, GPS and GLONASSYes, GPS and GLONASS
NFCYesYesYes
Watch Case MaterialMixed plasticsMixed plastics316L stainless steel + plastics
Dust & Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart rate sensor (PPG), Capacitance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Geomagnetic sensorAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart rate sensor (PPG), Capacitance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Geomagnetic sensorAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Heart rate sensor (PPG), Capacitance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Geomagnetic sensor
Battery420 mAh lithium-ion battery
- 2 day battery life (typical)
- 10 hours in training mode (GPS + real-time heart rate monitoring)
420 mAh lithium-ion battery
- 2 day battery life (typical)
- 10 hours in training mode (GPS + real-time heart rate monitoring)
420 mAh lithium-ion battery
- 2 day battery life (typical)
- 10 hours in training mode (GPS + real-time heart rate monitoring)
Watch Lug Width20 mm20 mm22 mm
Watch StrapChangeable sport strap
- 20 mm width, 140-210 mm in length
Changeable sport strap
- 20 mm width, 140-210 mm in length
Changeable leather strap
- 22 mm width, 140-210 mm in length
Dimensions48.9 mm x 45 mm x 12.6 mm48.9 mm x 45 mm x 12.6 mm48.9 mm x 45 mm x 12.6 mm
Weight (without band)40 g42 g47 g
Available ColoursCarbon Black, Concrete GreyDynamic Orange, Carbon BlackTitanium Grey

 

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ASUS ZenWatch 3 Smartwatch Is Now Available For Sale!

ASUS ZenWatch 3

ASUS ZenWatch 3 follows the tradition of fine watchmaking with its luxurious, detail-focused design and construction from high-quality materials. It provides timely information at a glance, offers a wealth of useful features that make your life easier, and features a customizable design so you can create your own perfect watch. Innovative quick-charging technology keeps ASUS ZenWatch 3 on your wrist longer, so you can always stay informed and be in the moment.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 is meticulously fashioned from jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel, resulting in a luxurious accessory that not only looks incredible, but feels great to wear as well. This premium, cold-forged steel is 82% stronger than traditional steel to ensure that ASUS ZenWatch 3 stands up to the rigors of daily wear. A diamond-cut bezel and intricately detailed setting add a further touch of refinement and precision. With ASUS ZenWatch 3, total luxury never looked so good.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which consumes 25% less energy than the previous Snapdragon 400 processor for dramatically improved battery life. An all-new Eco Mode — instantly enabled with one click of the watch’s bottom button — extends battery life by more than 200% and turns off networking and notifications for times when you do not want to be disturbed.

The ZenWatch 3 also features exclusive HyperCharge technology that provides industry-leading charge times — just 15 minutes to reach a 60% charge — and a convenient magnetic charging connector that snaps into place automatically. To keep ASUS ZenWatch 3 on your wrist even longer, an optional battery pack is available that provides 40% more battery life without sacrificing your watch’s stylish looks.

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