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

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!
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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 Watch 4 : Everything You Need To Know!

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are officially launched!

Here is everything you need to know about the new Samsung smartwatches!

 

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

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Size + Colour Options

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 : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will be available for purchase from 27 August 2021 onwards, with these starting prices :

  • Watch 4 : US$249 – about £181 / A$342 / S$338 / RM 1,055
  • Watch 4 Classic : US$349 – about £253 / A$475 / S$474 / RM 1,478

 

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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

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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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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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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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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HONOR MagicWatch 2 : Features, Price + Availability!

HONOR has a new smartwatch – the MagicWatch 2, 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, including its price and availability!

 

The HONOR MagicWatch 2

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 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 Specifications

Specifications HONOR MagicWatch 2
Display 1.39-inch AMOLED display
Display Resolution 454 x 454 pixels (326 ppi)
Build Body : Metal + Plastic
Strap : 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 Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Optical Heart Rate
Ambient Light
Barometer
Capacitive
Health Features Continuous Heart Rate Monitor
Exercise Monitor
Sleep Tracking
Stress Test
Watch Band Strap Width : 22 mm
Wrist 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 Price + Availability

The HONOR MagicWatch 2 is available in two colour options – Charcoal Black and Flax Brown.

It has a recommended retail price of RM 699 / ~S$229 / ~US$169 / £159.99 / ~A$245.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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5 Ways How HUAWEI Smart Life Devices Boost Productivity!

HUAWEI Smart Life devices are more than just convenient, they can actually give you a big productivity boost at work!

Find out how to use these HUAWEI Smart Life devices to greatly improve your productivity at work!

 

5 Ways How HUAWEI Smart Life Devices Boost Productivity!

HUAWEI created the Smart Life ecosystem to deliver the life of future, both at home and at work.

Here are five ways to leverage HUAWEI Smart Life devices to greatly improve your productivity!

Tip #1 : Eliminate All Dead Zones!

Digital natives are no longer chained to their desks, and the modern office offers a variety of working and collaboration spaces for people to work more effectively.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro is designed to offer fast, reliable WiFi connectivity indoors and outdoors, even for the largest workspace! Just add satellite units whenever you need greater reach, without messy cables or setting up!

Thanks to its seamless roaming capability and automatic channel optimisations – it will intelligently switch WiFi channels and hotspots to ensure you get the best possible connectivity, even as you move about!

All you have to do is focus on your work. No matter where you go, the Q2 Pro will ensure you have the best possible connectivity!

Tip #2 : Easy Transfers For Quick Work!

Smartphones are great because they are always connected to the Internet, but they are not always the best platform to do serious work.

That’s where the HUAWEI Multi-Screen Collaboration feature comes in – it lets you get work done on both the Matebook 13 laptop and the Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro smartphone simultaneously!

And with One Tap to Share technology, you can easily transfer files between your smartphone and the laptop with a simple drag-and-drop motion! Now that is truly how things should work in the life of the future!

Tip #3 : Tune Out The Noise!

One of the biggest problems people face at work is noise. Whether it’s from your colleagues’ keyboards, or their chit-chats, noise can really be distracting and even stressful.

But thanks to the HUAWEI Freebuds 3, you can literally tune out the noise with its Active Noise Cancellation technology. And if you need to call someone in a noisy environment, its Bone Sensor picks up your voice for clear conversations!

Tip #4 : Stay Healthy!

It is important to stay healthy, to maximise your productivity. That’s why the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 will remind you to stand up and move around, so you don’t sit down for hours on end.

It even monitors your stress levels and blood pressure, and suggest breathing exercises to calm you down and lower your stress levels!

Because it has a 14-day battery life, you should wear it to sleep, so it can help to monitor your sleep patterns, and ensure you stay healthy 24/7.

It is also important to take good care of your eyes. The HUAWEI Matebook 13 comes with an Eye Comfort Mode that is designed to protect your retina and avoid eyestrain. This lets you work in optimal comfort for as long as you like!

Tip #5 : Keep Your Hands Free!

One way to greatly improve productivity is to leverage the advanced capabilities of HUAWEI Smart Life devices to keep both of your hands free!

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 and the HUAWEI x Gentle Monster Eyewear let you make and receive calls, letting you continue working even as you talk.

In addition to letting you make and receive calls, the HUAWEI Freebuds 3 can recognise your speech, and activate the Smart Assistant app for hands-free capabilities.

 

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Experience Life of the Future with HUAWEI Smart Life Devices!

HUAWEI is more than just a smartphone manufacturer. They have a veritable ecosystem of smart devices, which they call HUAWEI Smart Life.

Find out how to use these HUAWEI Smart Life devices to enjoy a life of the future!

 

Experience Life of the Future with HUAWEI Smart Life Devices!

Life like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get!

Your flight may get delayed. An idyllic vacation may turn out to be an utter bore. Your boss may suddenly send some urgent work that needs your input.

But digital natives can now leverage HUAWEI Smart Life devices to tackle these challenges for a stress-free life of the future!

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Tip #1 : Stuck Somewhere? Transport Yourself Away!

If your flight or train ride gets delayed, or you are stuck in a long line, whip out your smartphone for some mobile gaming!

Stop fretting about the delay, and channel your frustrations into finishing off your virtual enemies!

It helps that HUAWEI smartphones are not only powerful gaming devices, they have long battery life for hours of mobile gaming!

In addition, the new HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro come with two virtual buttons on the edge of the screen – one on each side.

Use these buttons to gain an advantage over your opponents – move, scope, aim and shoot at the same time! Nothing beats stress more than winning a game!

Tip #2 : Staying Connected With Two Free Hands

The new HUAWEI x Gentle Monster Eyewear not only look great, they let you pick up calls and stay connected, and enjoy music on-the-go!

Best of all, you can do all that while keeping both hands free!

Tip #3 : Stay Healthy + Sweat It Out!

The life of the future does not mean getting stuck in faceless cubicles for hours on end. Being digitally connected means you get to break out of the office!

For digital natives, results matter more than physical presence. Take time off to sweat it out for a healthier and less stressful life!

Use the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 to monitor your heart rate, and keep track of your jog or swim. It will help to keep you in tip-top shape!

Don’t forget to slip on the HUAWEI x Gentle Monster Eyewear so you can listen to music and chat with your friends, while you burn off the calories!

Tip #4 : Tune Out The Noise!

One of the biggest problems people face, whether at work or at play, is noise. It can really get on your nerves and ruin a great day.

But thanks to the HUAWEI Freebuds 3, you can literally tune out the noise with its Active Noise Cancellation technology. And if you need to call someone, its Bone Sensor picks up your voice for clear conversations!

Tip #5 : Easy Transfers For Quick Work!

Smartphones are great because they are always connected to the Internet, but it’s not always the best platform to do serious work.

That’s where the HUAWEI Multi-Screen Collaboration feature comes in – it lets you get work done on both the Matebook 13 laptop and the smartphone simultaneously!

And with One Tap to Share technology, you can easily transfer files between your smartphone and the laptop with a simple drag-and-drop motion! Now that is truly how things should work in the life of the future!

Tip #6 : Stay Connected Indoors + Outdoors!

Digital natives get agitated whenever we lose access to the Internet. So it is critical for many people that the WiFi connectivity should not only be fast, it should be stable and reliable.

The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro is a great way of delivering fast, reliable WiFi connectivity indoors and outdoors, even through large buildings. Just add satellite units to extend coverage!

Best of all – it will intelligently switch WiFi channels and hotspots to ensure you get the best possible connectivity, even as you move about!

 

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HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 + Other Wearables Price + Availability!

At the official launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones, HUAWEI also unveiled the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2, as well as other new wearables!

Here is everything HUAWEI revealed about the WATCH GT 2 and other new HUAWEI wearable devices!

 

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Revealed!

At the tail-end of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro presentation, Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, unveiled the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 and other wearable devices.

Here are the key features of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 :

  • Comes in two sizes – 46 mm and 42 mm
  • Both are powered by the Huawei Kirin A1 mobile SoC
  • The 46 mm model has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, with 454 x 454 pixels resolution
  • The 42 mm model has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, with 390 x 390 pixels resolution
  • They are both rated for 5ATM water-resistance, and have a rated battery life of 14 days
  • They both support 15 types of workout modes, and 10 training modes
  • They will both monitor your sleep, blood pressure and heart rate
  • They both support Bluetooth calling and have an Always On Display, as well as a music player

In addition to the WATCH GT 2, HUAWEI also announced the HUAWEI Band 4, HUAWEI x GENTLE MONSTER eyewear, and even SmartHome Wi-Fi routers to support them!

 

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Specifications

Specifications WATCH GT 2
(46 mm)
WATCH GT 2
(42 mm)
Display 1.39-inch AMOLED
– 454 x 454 pixels
1.20-inch AMOLED
– 390 x 390 pixels
Protection 5 ATM water-resistance
Platform Hisilicon Kirin A1
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.1 LE
Storage Enough for 500 MP3 songs
Speaker Yes
Battery Life 14 days (typical)
Colour Options Pebble Brown / Matte Black Refined Gold / Lake Cyan

 

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 + Other Wearables Price List!

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is available from 18 October 2019 onwards. Here is the official price list :

  • 46 mm Pebble Brown : RM 899 / US$299 / £219 / ~A$318
  • 46 mm Matte Black : RM 799 / US$269 / £199 / ~A$283
  • 42 mm Refined Gold : RM 899 / US$299 / £219 / ~A$318
  • 42 mm Lake Cyan : RM 799 / US$269 / £199 / ~A$283

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Here is the official price list for other HUAWEI wearables in Malaysia :

  • HUAWEI Band 4 (Sakura Pink / Graphite Black) : RM 139 / ~US$33 / ~£27 / ~A$49
  • HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER JACKBYE-01 : RM 1,599 / ~US$382/ ~£309 / ~A$566
  • HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER EASTMOON-01 : RM 1,599 / ~US$382 / ~£309 / ~A$566

Here is the official price list for the new HUAWEI SmartHome devices in Malaysia :

  • HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro : RM 499 / ~US$119 / ~£97 / ~A$177
  • HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro Satellite : RM 169 / ~US$40 / ~£33 / ~A$60
  • HUAWEI WiFi WS5200 : RM 169 / ~US$40 / ~£33 / ~A$60

 

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HONOR Band 5 To Add SpO2 + Remote Music Control!

HONOR will be adding SpO2 monitoring and remote music control to the HONOR Band 5!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about these two new features for the HONOR Band 5!

 

HONOR Band 5 To Add SpO2 + Remote Music Control!

Here is the short version of this story :

HONOR will introduce an OTA (Over-The-Air) update on 29 September 2019, which will introduce SpO2 monitoring and remote music control to the HONOR Band 5.

With this update, HONOR is hoping that consumers will consider the Band 5 to be more than just a fitness tracker.

SpO2 Monitoring In The HONOR Band 5

SpO2, which HONOR wrongly calls pulse oxygen saturation, is short for peripheral oxygen saturation.

It is an estimate of how much oxygen there is in your blood, measured using pulse oximetry.

With the 29 September OTA update, you will be able to monitor your SpO2 :

  1. Select the Blood Oxygen Monitoring option
  2. Click to start measuring your SpO2

Now, HONOR is clear to point out that this SpO2 monitoring feature is NOT certified, and is thus “not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease“, and should only be used for “personal reference“.

We would like to highlight this, because HONOR’s normal SpO2 values of 90% to 100% is too loose.

  • A healthy individual should have a SpO2 value between 96% and 99%.
  • If your SpO2 value drops below 95%, you should consider medical attention.
  • You should definitely seek medical attention if SpO2 falls below 90%.

Remote Music Control Using The HONOR Band 5

Finally, the HONOR Band 5 will receive the ability to remotely control music on your smartphone with the 29 September OTA update.

After you turn on the Music Control option in the Huawei Health app, you will be able to use the HONOR Band 5 to view and control your favourite music app!

The new remote music control capability will support a wide range of music apps like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Shazam, HUAWEI Music. It will work with any Android smartphone, as well as they are running Android 5.0 or above.

 

How To Get The HONOR Band 5 OTA Update

From 29 September 2019 onwards, you can download and install the OTA update that adds SpO2 monitoring and remote music control using these steps :

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  1. Open the HUAWEI Health app.
  2. Tap on the Check For Updates option.
  3. The HONOR Band 5 will update and restart itself automatically.
  4. The HUAWEI Health app will also update and restart itself.

Once they are both updated, the HUAWEI Health app will be version 10.0.1.011, and your Band 5 will be running firmware version 1.1.0.93.

 

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Here Is The New Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Smartwatch!

Here is everything you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch – the four models, features, and specifications!

 

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is a new active lifestyle smartwatch. Available in two sizes, it comes with a slew of healthcare and activity monitoring features. Let’s check out what’s new…

Four Different Designs

To cater to different lifestyles, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 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.

Match Your Outfit!

You can now customise your Galaxy Watch Active2 face to your outfit of the day, using the My Style colour extraction algorithm.

Simply use the Galaxy Wearable app to take a photo of your outfit, and choose from five different colour patterns to change to a matching watch face!

Digital Touch Bezel

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 features a digital touch bezel. Directly turn the digital bezel on the curved display edge in either directions!

Your Wellness Compansion

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is designed to provide actionable insights into your health.

It automatically tracks seven types of workouts – running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing, elliptical and dynamic, with more than 30 other workouts you can manually track.

It can also track your real-time stress levels through Samsung Health, and better analyse your sleep patterns at night.

Stay Connected!

Designed for a connected lifestyle, the Galaxy Watch Active2 keeps you connected on-the-go.

You can access social media content, and even video clips from your wrist. And if you are travelling, it supports real-time voice and text translations in over 16 languages!

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Through Samsung’s partnership with Spotify, you can now enjoy listening to music and podcasts on-the-go using your Samsung account!

Galaxy Synergy

You can use its Watch Camera Controller app to remotely control your Samsung smartphone’s camera – to take photos, record videos, switch between camera lenses and so on.

And you can use the Wireless PowerShare capability of Samsung smartphones like the Note10, S10+, S10 and S10e to wirelessly recharge your smartwatch!

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Specifications

Specifications

Galaxy Watch Active2
(44 mm)

Galaxy Watch Active2
(40 mm)

Display

1.4-inch (34 mm) Super AMOLED
– 360 x 360 pixels

1.2-inch (30 mm) Super AMOLED
– 360 x 360 pixels

Display Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+

Durability

5ATM + IP68
MIL-STD-810G

Operating System

Tizen

System Platform

Samsung Exynos 9110

Processor

2 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores @ 1.15 GHz

Graphics Processor

ARM Mali-T720MP1

Memory

4 GB RAM

Storage

768 MB flash storage

Connectivity

WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC

GPS

GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Sensor

Heart Rate (8 photodiodes)
Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Accelerometer (up to 32G of force)
Gyroscope
Barometer
Ambient Light

Battery

340 mAh

247 mAh

Charging

WPC-based wireless charging

Strap

20 mm interchangable straps

Dimensions

44 mm x 44 mm x 10.9 mm

40 mm x 40 mm x 10.9 mm

Weight

30 g (Aluminium)
42 g (Stainless Steel)

26 g (Aluminium)
37 g (Stainless Steel)

 

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The Mi Smart Band 4 – Everything You Need To Know!

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Smart Band 4 – their latest smart band / smart watch! Here is everything you need to know about this new wearable device!

 

Mi Smart Band 4

Let’s start with the official product briefing by Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore.

Full Colour AMOLED Display!

It now features a full-colour AMOLED display, so you can now view your fitness stats, messages and notifications in 24-bit colour!

Long Battery Life!

You need not worry about how much power the full-colour AMOLED display consumes. It comes with a 135 mAh LiPo battery that is rated to last up to 20 days on a single charge!

More Tracking Features

In addition to tracking features from the previous generations, it now features a new swim tracking mode that monitors :

  • swim length
  • swim time
  • swim strokes
  • SWOLF (a measure of swimming efficiency)

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Specifications

SpecificationsMi Smart Band 4
Display0.95-inch AMOLED
- 24-bit colour depth
- 400 nits maximum brightness
Display Resolution120 x 240 pixels
Display Protection2.5D tempered glass with anti-fingerprint coating
Water Resistance5 ATM
RAM512 KB
Storage16 MB
Battery135 mAh LiPo Battery
Standby Time : Up to 20 days
Charging Time : ≤ 2 hours
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 LE
Sensors3-axis accelerometer
3-axis gyroscope
PPG heart rate sensor
Capacitive proximity sensor
Vibration MotorRotor
Body MaterialPolycarbonate
ButtonSingle touch button
- wake up / go back
Wristband18 mm removable wrist band (compatible with Mi Band 3)
- made from thermoplastic polyurethane
Weight22.1 grams

 

Mi Smart Band 4 Price + Availability

Mi Smart Band 4 will be available at Lazada and Shopee, as well as Mi Stores, with immediate effect, at these prices (accurate as of 31 July 2019) :

 

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Samsung iChanged Campaign + Galaxy S10 Deals Revealed!

Samsung Malaysia just launched their iChanged campaign, with two Galaxy S10 deals!

Get inspired by the iChanged campaign, and find out what you’ll get when you purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone!

 

The Samsung iChanged Campaign

The Samsung iChanged campaign features real Malaysians who experience a transformation of their lives through the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

Samsung hopes the video will inspire YOU to discover what you can do with the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

The Samsung iChanged campaign showcases the beauty of breaking away from what people think ‘you should do’, and embraces one’s true self by pushing the boundaries and doing what you think you can’t.

You will be able to catch a glimpse of the iChanged campaign on various billboards, buses and other spaces around KL city.

 

The Samsung iChanged Galaxy S10 Deals

To celebrate the Samsung iChanged campaign, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals from 31 May until 31 July 2019.

Promotion Type How To Qualify Freebie
Trade-In Promotion Trade in your old device to purchase a Galaxy S10 Free Samsung Galaxy Buds earphones worth RM 499
Purchase Promotion Purchase a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone Free Samsung Galaxy Fit-e worth RM 139

 

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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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2019 HUAWEI Watch GT Active | Elegant Prices + Availability!

HUAWEI just unveiled three new Watch GT smartwatches – two Watch GT Active models, and a new Watch GT Elegant model for ladies. Here are their prices and availability!

 

The 2019 HUAWEI Watch GT Active | Elegant Smartwatches

The HUAWEI Watch GT smartwatches feature a tough stainless steel chassis, with a ceramic bezel and double crown controls. They are all waterproof up to 5 ATM.

The HUAWEI Watch GT Active has a 46 mm body with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (454 x 454 pixels). It has a battery life of about 14 days.

The HUAWEI Watch GT Elegant, on the other hand, has a smaller 42 mm body with a 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (390 x 390 pixels). It has a battery life of about 7 days.

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The 2019 HUAWEI Watch GT Active | Elegant Price + Availability

The 46 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Active will be sold at RM 899 / ~US$ 220 / ~£ 168 / ~€ 196 from 6 April 2019 onwards. It is available with Dark Green and Orange straps.

The 42 mm HUAWEI Watch GT Active will be sold at RM 799 / ~US$ 195 / ~£ 149 / ~€ 175 from 4 May 2019 onwards.

 

Coming Soon : HUAWEI Audio + Eyewear Accessories!

Here is a sneak peek of what HUAWEI will be introducing soon  – a mini Bluetooth speaker, HUAWEI Freelace and the HUAWEI – Gentle Monster Eyewear!

 

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Techies, Here Are Your HUAWEI Best Mates For 2019!

We just kick off 2019 with a new list of resolutions. Many of us will want to do better at work, but not at the expense of our family and friends. That means working smarter, not just harder. These three HUAWEI Best Mates are designed to help you achieve that.

In this article, we will take a look at the three HUAWEI Best Mates. Find out if these HUAWEI devices are your best mates for 2019!

 

Your HUAWEI Best Mates For 2019

Whether you are a high-powered executive or a graduate in your first job, the best way to impress your boss is not to work longer and harder, but to deliver results quickly and efficiently.

HUAWEI recently released three devices to help you do just that – work SMARTER and achieve MORE with LESS effort – the Mate 20 Pro smartphone, the MateBook X Pro laptop, and the Watch GT.

Your Best Mate #1 : HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro

Powered by the latest HUAWEI Kirin 980 processor, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro (MY | US | UK) boasts industry-leading CPU and GPU performance with twice the AI performance of its predecessor.

It features an iconic four-point camera design, with three high resolution cameras that deliver incredibly detailed photos and videos in standard, telephoto and ultra-wide angles.

With 128 GB of internal storage, you can bring all of your data wherever you go. Yet you never have to worry about data security, because you can safely store your sensitive data in a private and encrypted space!

And when you need to, you can easily and quickly share files with any computer using HUAWEI Share. Working on the go has never been easier!

You also never have to worry about running out of power on-the-go. It has a large 4,200 mAh battery that lasts a full day, with QuickCharge 2.0 technology that recharges 70% of its capacity in just 30 minutes!

In fact, you can use your Mate 20 Pro (MY | US | UK) to wirelessly recharge other compatible smartphones using its unique Wireless Reverse Charging capability!

Your Best Mate #2 : HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY | US | UK) is no ordinary laptop. It boasts a stunning 3K FullView touch display with 91% body-to-screen ratio, in an incredibly thin and light body.

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (MY | US | UK) also comes with the world’s first recessed camera, which reduces the dangers of being hacked by malicious individuals.

Its security-by-design goes beyond the camera. Your sensitive work documents are kept safely encrypted, and accessible only by your fingerprint.

And if you need to share your data, you can use HUAWEI Share to wireless transfer files to your other best mate – the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro (MY | US | UK). This lets you seamlessly switch back and forth the two Best Mates!

Your Best Mate #3 : HUAWEI Watch GT

While smartwatches are nothing new, the HUAWEI Watch GT (MY | US  UK) stands out with its 2 week battery life, and 5 ATM water-resistance. It is also the first smartwatch in the world to feature a double chipset design.

Wearing it allows you to receive important notifications of appointments, alarms and even messages, while you are swimming or jogging. Stay connected no matter where you are!

The HUAWEI Watch GT (MY | US  UK) also features the new HUAWEI TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitor to help you track your health, and faster and more accurate GPS positioning using three satellite systems.

This third HUAWEI Best Mate lets you keep up with your work, while you keep healthy!

 

Where To Buy The 2019 HUAWEI Best Mates

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei Watch GT

 

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This article was sponsored by HUAWEI Malaysia.

The Official HONOR Band 4 + Band 4 Running Tech Briefing!

At the official launch of the HONOR 10 Lite smartphone, HONOR also launched the HONOR Band 4 and Band 4 Running wearables. Check them out!

HONOR Band 4

The HONOR Band 4comes with multi-sports function. It recognises swim strokes, record swimming speed, distance, calories, and more.

Featuring a full touch screen display with 2.5D edge glass that is resistant to scratches, the Band 4 is designed to cater to your fitness needs, whether it’s outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor walking, outdoor cycling, or swimming.

HONOR Band 4 Running

The HONOR Band 4 Running on the other hand, is designed to be versatile. You can switch between two different wearing modes instantly :

Wrist Mode : Wrap it around your wrist for a trendy look, or
Foot Mode : Attach the band body to your shoe buckle to turn your running shoes into a smart workout companion!

The Band 4 Running has a new six-axis sensor and an upgraded running posture monitoring algorithm which raises the accuracy of running distance measured to over 95%.

HONOR Band 4 Price + Availability

The Band 4 comes in Black, while the Band 4 Running comes in Red and Green colour options. They will be available for sale on 9 January 2019 onwards, at the following price points :

  • HONOR Band 4 : RM 149 / ~US$ 37 / ~£29
  • HONOR Band 4 Running : RM 79 / ~US$ 19 / ~£15

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Tech ARP 20th Anniversary Giveaway Week 7 – Western Digital!

Tech ARP is now 20 years old! To celebrate, we partnered up with many of the world’s TOP BRANDS to thank you all for your loyal support with a TWENTY-WEEK GIVEAWAY!   

 

Tech ARP Is 20 Years Old & Going Strong!

Time sure FLIES when you are having fun! Twenty years ago, Ken, Chai and I got together to rebrand Adrian’s Rojak Pot as Tech ARP. We were having trouble explaining what rojak was, and that pot did not refer to marijuana / cannabis! 

That was in the good old days of sawing off pipe end caps to turn into CPU water coolers, and modifying SLAB (sealed lead acid batteries) into the world’s first power bank for our PDAs (remember those?).

Those sure were CRAZY DAYS! 

Somehow, we worked our way to the forefront of motherboard technology with our seminal BIOS Optimization Guide, which later got published as Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier : The Definitive BIOS Optimization Guide for PCs.

I don’t know how I did it, but somehow, we did all those crazy stuff while I was still in medical school! CRAZY days indeed!

Over the years, we moved from strength to strength, with Ken hand-developing our own backend, and Chai nurturing our budding forums.

Somehow, we persevered and by the miracle of surviving the passage of time, Tech ARP is Malaysia’s oldest tech website!

Today, we are still pretty much the same team, with FalconeDashkenCarolyn, Hui Xin, Alyssa, Kar Hoe and Brian Chong helping us out here and there. Thank you, guys!

 

The Tech ARP 20-Week Giveaway

To thank you all for sharing our crazy journey over the years, we have prepared a 20-week giveaway contest. Actually, a series of twenty weekly giveaway contests.

We worked with many of the world’s TOP BRANDS to bring you all some goodies. We are also sponsoring some of these giveaways ourselves. Here are some of the brands that will be sponsoring their own giveaways here soon :

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  • Acer – Special Edition Laptop!
  • AMD – AMD Ryzen CPUs!
  • BenQ – MONITOR!
  • Cooler Master – CPU coolers, gaming keyboards and more!
  • Dell – POWER COMPANIONS, speakers and more!
  • Edifier – Headphones!
  • GIGABYTE – Motherboards!
  • TP-LINK
  • Western Digital – SSDs + HDDs!

Where possible, we are opening up the giveaways WORLDWIDE. But where our brand partners wish to restrict their giveaways to certain regions or countries, we will notify you of that.

Week 1 Giveaway by Tech ARP

Week 2 Giveaway by Dell

Week 3 Giveaway by Tech ARP

Week 4 Giveaway by BenQ + Tech ARP

Week 5 Giveaway by Dotty’s + Tech ARP

Week 6 Giveaway by Pocophone!

Week 7 Giveaway by Western Digital!

All we ask is that you use your genuine personal Facebook account in our Facebook contests. We will automatically disqualify anyone who uses a Facebook account that is primarily used for contests.

 

Crowdfunding Tech ARP

As we have been for the last twenty years, Tech ARP is a crowdfunded website. We do NOT charge for our articles. So if you wish to help us out, please feel free to donate to our cause. Thank you!



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20th Anniversary Week 1 Giveaway

To kick things off, we are giving away the following prizes for the first week!

The Awesome Prize : Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone + Microsoft Display Dock + Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Cool Prize #1 : TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Cool Prize #2 : TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Cool Prize #3 : Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger with two USB ports

Cool Prize #4 : Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger with two USB ports

Contest Period : 31 August to 7 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 1 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page.
  2. Everyone definitely wants The Awesome Prize, but we want to know which of the Cool Prizes you prefer – the Groovi Ripple, or the Olike QC 3.0 car charger.
    So post a comment in our official Facebook post on the Week 1 Giveaway, and tell us which you prefer :
    a) TP-Link Groovi Ripple, or
    b) Olike QC 3.0 Car Charger

  1. SHARE our official Facebook post on your Facebook wall. Please make sure it is PUBLIC, so we can verify.

BONUS : Liking and sharing our posts, or commenting and tagging your friends, will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select FIVE contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Awesome Prize winner will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

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Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 1 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 1 Giveaway!

Mohd Fahmi wins the Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone + Microsoft Display Dock + Tempered Glass Screen Protector!

Faridah Akmal wins a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Alister Lok wins a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Mohd Khairul Zaman wins an Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger!

Ivan Ng wins an Olike Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger!

Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

LAST CALL : Those who do not submit their details by 12 PM, Friday, 19 October 2018 will forfeit their prizes.

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20th Anniversary Week 2 Giveaway

This week, Dell will be giving away prizes worth more than RM 2,000 / $500!

The Awesome Prizes : Dell PW7015M Power Companion (2 units)

Great Prizes : Dell AE215 Speaker System (2 units)

Cool Prizes : Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse (3 units)

Nice Prizes : Dell AX210 USB Speaker System (6 units)


Dell PW7015M Power Companion (12,000 mAh)

Meet the Dell Power Companion – a handy device that powers select Dell notebooks and ultrabooks, as well as up to two smartphones, tablets or other USB-enabled devices, ensuring users can be more productive on-the-go.

Lightweight and compact, and featuring a 12,000 mAh 4-cell battery that provides reliable power, this compact power solution is designed to deliver in-bag charging so you can stay powered without adding bulk to your bag.

Dell 2.0 Speaker System – AE215

The Dell 2.0 Speaker System (AE215) provides high quality sound experience that fits neatly into almost any desktop setup. With premium sound professionally tuned by award-winning Waves Maxx Audio and a compact and modern design, the speakers deliver a surprising amount of full, deep bass without adding clutter to your desk.

In addition, the Dell AE215 speakers also feature a headphone jack so you can plug in your favourite headphones for a private listening experience without interruptions.

Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse

The Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse is a stylish, high-precision wireless mouse with long battery life. Its laser tracking feature allows for smooth tracking on virtually any surface, and provides quick response times and accurate clicking.

There is no greater option for a clutter-free workspace with its compact size, and unrestricted performance that allows mobile professionals to have all of the expected conveniences of a wireless mouse. The WM514 is also designed for comfort, allowing users to work or play for longer periods without the usual stress on the wrists or hands.

Dell AX210 USB Speaker System

Dell’s AX210 offers great sound for a PC desk with little room. These speakers are a true upgrade in audio quality and functionality. Designed to complement any Dell computer, the speakers give users a unified aesthetic at home or in the office.

Whether you’re enjoying the latest movie, playing an action-packed game, or participating in a video conference, you will be at the center of excellent sound.

Contest Period : 8 to 21 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 2 Giveaway Rules

  1. Read the description of the prizes above, as well as these Dell articles :
    The 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed!
    Why Dell Precision Is World’s Preferred Workstation!
    Dell S2719DM Ultra-Thin FreeSync HDR Monitor Preview
  2. Answer just five (5) simple multi-choice questions regarding the prizes and the three Dell articles.
  3. Tell us the sequence of the Great, Cool or Nice prizes that you prefer!
  4. If you want a shot at winning the Awesome Prize, you will need to share our contest post in Facebook. If you want more chances to win the Awesome Prize, tag your friends in our our contest post, or comment or like it.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  2. If any contestant fails to answer any question correctly, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants to share our Facebook contest post, AND get all five questions correct will be calculated.
  4. Two winners will be randomly selected out of that pool to win an Awesome Prize each.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from contestants who correctly answered all five questions, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may try multiple times but can only win one prize. If he/she has already won, a new contestant will be randomly selected.

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Week 2 Giveaway Winners!

Here are the correct answers :

  1. How many cells are there in the Dell PW7015M Power Companion?
    4 Cells
  2. What kind of sensor does the Dell WM514 wireless mouse use?
    Laser
  3. How many models are in the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstation family? See https://is.gd/ZM3mPj
    4
  4. Which Australian university uses Dell Precision workstations for all its engineering requirements? See https://is.gd/Uwpn5w
    Monash University
  5. What Corning technology is used in the Dell S2719DM monitor? See https://is.gd/5YcTTD
    Iris Glass

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 2 Giveaway!

Dell PW7015M Power Companion Winners
zy****@gmail.com
forbi****2k@yahoo.com

Dell AE215 Speaker System
– vee***@hotmail.com
– wchian****@hotmail.com

Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse
– radu@*****.ro
– cheok*******@gmail.com
– open*****@gmail.com

Dell AX210 USB Speaker System
– junwah****@gmail.com
– skyline****@hotmail.com
– Tony******@gmail.com
– 
hiz****@hotmail.de
– retro_*****@yahoo.co.uk
– Koo******@gmail.com

Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

LAST CALL : Those who do not submit their details by 12 PM, Friday, 19 October 2018 will forfeit their prizes.

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20th Anniversary Week 3 Giveaway

For the third week, Tech ARP will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize #1 : honor Band SS smartwatch

Awesome Prize #2 : honor Band SS smartwatch

Cool Prize #1 : VR Box virtual reality glasses

Cool Prize #2 : VR Box virtual reality glasses

Cool Prize #3 : Kaspersky Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Cool Prize #4 : Kaspersky Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

Cool Prize #5 : Honor Tripod Selfie Stick

Cool Prize #6 : Honor Tripod Selfie Stick

Contest Period : 17 September to 30 September 2018

Eligibility : WORLDWIDE *

* Tech ARP will pay for standard shipping, but you may opt to pay for expedited or express shipping services.

Week 3 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page.
  2. Everyone definitely wants The Awesome Prizes, but we want to know which of the Cool Prizes you prefer :
    – the VR Box virtual reality glasses,
    – the Kaspersky foldable Bluetooth keyboard, or
    – the Honor tripod selfie stick.
    So post a comment in the prize of your choice! If you like, you can post a comment in all three prizes!
  1. SHARE the main contest post, and the prizes you want to win on your Facebook wall. Please make sure it is PUBLIC, so we can verify.

BONUS : Liking and sharing our posts, or commenting and tagging your friends, will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on our many Samsung Galaxy Note9 posts will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The two Awesome Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 3 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 3 Giveaway!

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Isaac Lee Eng Quin

Awesome Prize #2 : Ken-Boon Teoh

Cool Prize #1 : Yee Mee Chan

Cool Prize #2 : Thomas George

Cool Prize #3 : Jireh Phan

Cool Prize #4 : Spectre Phang

Cool Prize #5 : Vicky Loo

Cool Prize #6 : Ilrelda Koh


Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

Note : Please submit your details by 12 PM, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 or you may forfeit your prize! 😀

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20th Anniversary Week 4 Giveaway

For the 4th week, BenQ and Tech ARP will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Incredible Prize : BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care Monitor

Cool Prize #1 : BenQ Travel Adaptor (White)

Cool Prize #2 : BenQ Travel Adaptor (Black)

Cool Prize #3 : Samsung Travel Adaptor (White)

Cool Prize #4 : Intel + Dell Travel Adaptor (Blue)


The BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care monitor is part of a new range of BenQ Eye-Care monitors that feature the new Eye-Care technologies like Brightness Intelligence Plus and Low Blue Light.

BenQ specifically highlighted these HDR monitors (including the BenQ EW277HDR) as the best choices to be paired with the PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 4. Here are their key specifications :

BenQ EW3270U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 31.5-inch VA panel with 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,899 (Web | App), US$ 599, £ 442.49

BenQ EL2870U

  • 4K UHD resolution – 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR
  • 28-inch TN panel with 72% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 1,399 (Web | App), US$ 429.31£ 338.57

BenQ EW277HDR

  • Full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels, HDR
  • 27-inch VA panel with 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Brightness Intelligence Plus, Low Blue Light, Flicker-free
  • Price : RM 829 (Web | App), US$ 199.99£ 214.95

Would you like to own the BenQ EW277HDR Eye-Care monitor? Here’s how!

Contest Period : 24 September to 25 October 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia Only *

* Because it is large and fragile, we require the winner to collect the monitor from us in Selangor or Kuala Lumpur, with Penang as a possibility too. If necessary, the winner may send a representative. We will require a photo to be taken with the winner or representative, with some social media posts.

Week 4 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you also use the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag. You can tell us which Cool Prize you prefer, for example, or why you want to win the BenQ monitor.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using the #BenQPS4Monitor hashtag.

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on our many Samsung Galaxy Note9 posts will give you a higher chance of winning The Awesome Prize or the prize you want!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize winner will be randomly selected from that pool.
  5. The subsequent winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  6. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

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20th Anniversary Week 5 Giveaway

For the fifth week, Tech ARP and Dotty’s will be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prizes #1 : 5 x iflix Subscription (1 Year)

Awesome Prizes #2 : 5 x Dotty’s RM 100 voucher

Contest Period : 19 September to 29 October 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia Only (for Dotty’s) / Countries that iflix supports *

* The dotty vouchers are only valid in Malaysia. The iflix subscriptions are valid in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Morocco and Uganda.

Week 5 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you tell us which prize you prefer using these hashtags – #IWantFREEiflix or #IWantFREEDottys.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use either hashtags. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using either hashtags..

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the Awesome prizes!

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TEN contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the ten verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

 

Week 5 Giveaway Winners!

We are very excited to announce the winners for the Week 5 Giveaway!

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Franco Kailsan

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Liza Lee

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Mohd Fahmi

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Siew Hong Go

Awesome Prize #1 Winner : Haqeem Norazli

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Vee Fah

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Steven Khoo

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Chai Ser Loon

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Falcone

Awesome Prize #2 Winner : Cyrus Varrus


Winners, please send your full details to contest @ techarp.com.

Full Name :
Full Address :
Mobile / Contact Number :
Email Address :

Note : Please submit your details by 12 PM, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 or you may forfeit your prize! 😀

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20th Anniversary Week 6 Giveaway

For the sixth week, Pocophone be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize : Pocophone F1

Cool Prize : Mi Band 2

Contest Period : 1 November to 14 November 2018

Eligibility : Malaysia only for Pocophone F1, Worldwide for Mi Band 2

Week 6 Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page, the Mi Malaysia Facebook page and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Make sure you tell us which prize you prefer using these hashtags :
    – #FreePocophoneF1 and #XiaomiMY, OR
    #FreeMiBand2 and #XiaomiMY.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use either hashtags. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group, using either hashtags..

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the prizes!

Note : Use #FreePocophoneF1 if you are residing in Malaysia. It will qualify you for both the Pocophone F1 and the Mi Band 2. Use #FreeMiBand2 if you are residing outside of Malaysia. It will qualify you for the Mi Band 2.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select FIVE contestants.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the five verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Incredible Prize and Cool Prize winners will be randomly selected from that pool, with prize preference given to those who are selected first.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

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20th Anniversary Week 7 Giveaway

For the seventh week, Western Digital be sponsoring these awesome prizes!

Awesome Prize : 1 TB Western Digital Blue SSD

Cool Prizes : 8 x 4 TB Western Digital Red HDD

Contest Period : 15 November to 15 December 2018

Eligibility : Klang Valley and Penang only for the HDDs*, Worldwide for SSD

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Week 7 WD Blue SSD Giveaway Rules

  1. Learn about the WD Black NVMe SSD,
  2. Answer these easy questions!

WD Black NVMe SSD

The WD Black NVMe SSD is dedicated for PC gamers who are looking to boost the performance of their gaming rigs.

Featuring sequential read/write speeds up to 3,400/2,800 MB/s, and the innovative Western Digital NVMe SSD storage architecture, it’s where blazing speed and top-tier performance combine to keep up with even the most demanding workloads. Innovative power management and thermal throttling consistently help prevent overheating to deliver smooth, fast performance.

With up to 600TBW, 1.75M hours MTTF and an amazing 5-years limited warranty, the WD Black NVMe SSD is the virtually invincible SSD you can rely on.

Important : Learn more about the 2018 WD Black 3D NVMe SSD here!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will create a pool of those who answered all the questions correct.
  2. If no one managed to answer all of the questions, then a pool will be created of the contestants with the most correct answers.
  3. We will then randomly select the Awesome Prize winner from that pool.

Got it? Go and try it out!

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Week 7 WD Red HDD Giveaway Rules

  1. Make sure you LIKE the Tech ARP Facebook page and the contest post.
  2. You can then :
    a) Post a comment in the contest post, and tag your friends. Please let us know if you can self-collect the HDD using the hashtag #FreeHDD.
    b) Share the contest post on your Facebook wall publicly, and use the #FreeHDD hashtag if you can self-collect the HDD. You can tag your friends too for extra credit.
    c) Share the contest post in a relevant group. Please let us know if you can self-collect the HDD using the hashtag #FreeHDD.

  1. BONUS : Likesshares, comments or tags on any of our many Facebook posts will give you a higher chance of winning one of the prizes!

Collection : Winners of the HDDs must self-collect the WD Red hard disk drives in person, as we want to avoid the risk of damage during delivery. We can arrange to meet with the winners at these locations :

  • Selangor : Mutiara Damansara
  • Kuala Lumpur : TTDI
  • Penang : Seberang Jaya

Warranty : The drives are also provided as-is, without warranty from Western Digital or Tech ARP.

That’s it! It’s THAT simple!

Contest Mechanics

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  1. At the end of the contest, we will randomly select TWENTY contestants who used the #FreeHDD hashtag.
  2. If any contestant fails to meet any of the rules above, another contestant will be randomly selected.
  3. The Likes, Shares, Comments and Tags of the twenty verified contestants in the Tech ARP Facebook page will be calculated.
  4. The Cool Prize winners will then be randomly selected from the pool of verified contestants.
  5. Each contestant may only win one prize, so if his/her number is selected again, it will be discarded and a new number randomly selected.

Got it? Go and try it out!

Note On Gaming Accounts : Contestants who use gaming accounts will be automatically disqualified. Please use your personal Facebook accounts.

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The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 2-in-1 Smartwatch Preview

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 is a unique 2-in-1 smartwatch that is available in only a few countries worldwide. In fact, Malaysia is the first country outside of China where HUAWEI is officially selling the TalkBand B5.

We recently had the opportunity to check out the TalkBand B5 in person. Here is our preview and first impressions of the HUAWEI TalkBand B5!

 

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Variants

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 is not just a one-off smartwatch. HUAWEI create no less than three variants – Sports, Business and Fashion..

The Sports version has a silicone wrist band, and is the cheapest model at 999 Yuan / RM 599 / ~US$ 145. The Business version has a metal wrist band, and is priced at 1,199 Yuan / ~US$ 174. The Fashion version, with an Italian leather strap, is priced at 1,499 Yuan / RM 699 / ~US$ 218.

 

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Up Close!

We had some time to try out the HUAWEI TalkBand B6 Sports and Fashion models. Check them out in this video!

2-in-1 Wearable Device

The HUAWEI TalKBand B5 is a smartwatch which works as a fitness tracker too. But with a simple press of two buttons, it detaches to become a Bluetooth headset!

Bluetooth Headset

When used as a Bluetooth headset, the TalkBand B5 can make calls, with HD audio clarity. It supports caller ID support, as well as mute and speed-dial functions. It has a triple-core audio chip, backed by dual-microphone noise cancellation capability.

Huawei TruSleep

The TruSleep tracking technology, which was validated by the CDB Centre at the Harvard Medical School, monitors the different stages of your sleep pattern – wakefulness, REM stage, light sleep, and deep sleep.

Huawei TruSeen 2.0

The HUAWEI TalkBand B5 supports their TruSeen Technology, which monitors the user’s heart rate 24/7. You can use it to track and monitor up to 6 exercise models – running, treadmill running, walking , cycling, indoor cycling and freestyle training.

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Specifications

SpecificationsHUAWEI TalkBand B5
Display1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen panel
- 160 x 300 pixels, with full arc 2.5 glass
Memory512 KB RAM
Storage1 MB flash storage (internal)
16 MB flash storage (external)
ConnectivityBluetooth : 2.4 GHz
USB port : micro-USB 2.0
Dust + Water ResistanceIP57
Battery108 mAh lithium-ion battery
Rated Battery Life6 hours talk time
3.5 days (TruSleep disabled)
3 days (TruSleep enabled)
Strap OptionsSilicone / Italian Cowhide Leather / Metal
Colour OptionsBlack, Glacier Grey, Mocha Brown, Serenity Blue, Titanium Grey
DimensionsWatch : 58.2 mm x 23.3 mm x 12.9 mm
Headset only : 44.1 mm x 20 mm x 11.9 mm
WeightWatch : 40 grams
Headset only : 14.3 grams

 

HUAWEI TalkBand B5 Price + Availability

Here are the official prices for the three variants :

  • Sports, with silicone strap : 999 Yuan / RM 599 (approx. US$ 145)
  • Business, with metal strap : 1,199 Yuan (approx. US$ 174)
  • Fashion, with leather strap : 1,499 Yuan / RM 699 (approx. US$ 218)

Malaysia Purchase Links

Here are some direct purchase links in Malaysia (prices accurate as of 5 November 2018) :

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  • Fashion, with leather strap : RM 488 (30% discount)
  • Fashion, with leather strap : RM 499
  • Sports, with silicon strap : RM 599

US Purchase Links

Here are some direct purchase links in the US (prices accurate as of 5 November 2018) :

 

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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 Olike XH3 & Hey 3S Smartwatches Revealed!

In partnership with WeLoop, Olike just revealed two new sports-centric smartwatches – the Olike XH3 and the Olike Hey 3S. Olike is the accessories division of OPPO, with products ranging from power banks to smartwatches. Let’s take a closer look at their two new smartwatches!

 

The Olike XH3 & Hey 3S Smartwatches

With a tagline of “Begin with Heart“, these sports-centric smartwatches focus on fitness tracking, primarily to monitor your heart rate, calculate distance travelled, steps taken, etc. Both the Olike XH3 and Olike Hey 3S smartwatches are designed to keep you motivated and on track towards a healthier lifestyle.

Long Battery Life

The Olike Hey 3S can last up to 30 days of usage, while the Olike XH3 can easily last for 40 days, with just two hours of charging.

Their batteries are rated for 500 cycles, which means they will last for years before requiring a replacement.

Waterproof

Both the Olike XH3 and Hey 3S smartwatches are waterproof. They offer water-resistance at up to 50 meters, which means you can even go snorkelling with them!

GPS Capable

The Olike Hey 3S has built-in GPS to track your location in real-time.

Price & Availability

The Olike Hey 3S has a stainless steel chassis, with a ceramic ring, all in matte black, with two strap options – Dynamic Red and Youth Green. It is priced at RM 499 / ~US$ 119.

The Olike XH3 is available in two colour options – Black and Red. It is priced at just RM 399 / ~US$ 95.

They are both available for sale at all Olike salespoints and OPPO Concept Stores starting 31 August 2017.

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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.

Here are some key points :

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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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