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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 pre-order deals for Malaysia!

Here are the pre-order deals in Malaysia for new foldable smartphones, smartwatches and earbuds announced at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event!

 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 : What Was Announced!

Samsung just launched a slew of new foldable smartphones, smartwatches and earbuds at the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event! Here’s a quick summary of what they announced:

Galaxy Z Fold6 + Galaxy Z Flip6 Smartphones

Samsung introduced upgraded versions of its foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Fold6 and and the Galaxy Z Flip6. You can read more about them in our recent articles:

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Hands-on Preview In All 3 Colours!

Galaxy Watch7

Samsung also introduced the Galaxy Watch7, with an enhanced BioActive Sensor with greater accuracy. For the first time, the Galaxy Watch7 will allow you to track advanced glycation end products (AGEs).

The Samsung Galaxy Watch7 is also the first to be powered by a 3nm processor, as well as the first to feature a dual-frequency GPS system, for more precise location tracking.

Galaxy Watch Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra is a new smartwatch built for extreme durability, with a Titanium Grade 4 frame, and 10ATM water resistance. It is also designed to operate at a wide range of altitudes – from 500 metres below sea level, or 9,000 metres high.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Hands-on Preview In All 4 Colours!

Galaxy Buds3 + Galaxy Buds3 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Buds3 and Galaxy Buds3 Pro leverage the power of Galaxy AI to allow you to translate foreign languages in real-time. They also automatically analyse internal and external sound in real-time to enhanced sound and reduce noise.

 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 Pre-Order Deals for Malaysia!

Here are the price and pre-order deals Samsung is offering in Malaysia, for the new devices announced the Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event. These deals are valid from now until 30 July 2024:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Price + Colour Options

Samsung Galaxy
Z Fold 6
RRP Available
Colours
12 GB + 1 TB RM9,099 Silver Shadow,
Pink, Navy
Online Only:
White, Crafted Black
12 GB + 512 GB RM7,899
12 GB + 256 GB RM7,299

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Colour Comparison!

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Pre-order Offer

  • FREE 1 year Samsung Care+ Accidental damage and liquid damage protection worth up to RM829
  • Receive up to RM500 exclusive e-voucher to purchase selected Galaxy accessories, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds
  • Trade in your current device and get additional RM500 off
  • Redeem your pre-registered rewards of up to RM500 e-voucher
  • Buy more save more to enjoy up to 25% off when you purchase with selected Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds
  • PWP Promotion – 20% off Galaxy Watch Ultra when you purchase Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Price + Colour Options

Samsung Galaxy
Z Flip 6
RRP Available
Colours
12 GB + 512 GB RM5,599 Silver Shadow,
Blue, Yellow, Mint

Online Only:
Crafted Black,
White, Peach

12 GB + 256 GB RM4,999

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Colour Comparison!

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Pre-order Offer

  • FREE 1 year Samsung Care+ Accidental damage and liquid damage protection worth up to RM829
  • Receive up to RM500 exclusive e-voucher to purchase selected Galaxy accessories, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds
  • Trade in your current device and get additional RM500 off
  • Redeem your pre-registered rewards of up to RM500 e-voucher
  • Buy more save more to enjoy up to 25% off when you purchase with selected Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds
  • PWP Promotion – 20% off Galaxy Watch Ultra when you purchase Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 + Buds 3 Pro Price + Colour Options

Samsung Galaxy
Buds 3 Series
RRP Available
Colours
Galaxy Buds3 Pro RM999 Grey
White
Galaxy Buds3 RM599

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 + Buds 3 Pro Hands-on Preview!

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 + Buds 3 Pro Pre-order Offer

  • Pre-order Galaxy Buds3 or Galaxy Buds3 Pro and get free Buds Case worth RM169

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra Price + Pre-order Offer

Samsung Galaxy
Watch Ultra
RRP Available
Colours
47 mm (LTE) RM3,399 Dark Gray
Titanium
White
  • Selected Watch Strap worth up to RM399
  • Smart Tag2 worth up to RM149
  • 15W Charger W/O Cable worth up to RM59
  • Wireless PowerBank worth up to RM199
  • RM200 instant rebate when you trade in your old Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch7 Price + Pre-order Offer

Samsung Galaxy
Watch7
RRP Available
Colours
44mm (LTE) RM1,599 Green, Silver
44mm (Bluetooth) RM1,299
40mm (LTE) RM1,499 Green, Beige
40mm (Bluetooth) RM1,199
  • Selected Watch Strap worth up to RM229
  • Smart Tag2 worth up to RM149
  • RM200 instant rebate when you trade in your old Galaxy Watch

 

Additional Discounts For Samsung Members In Malaysia!

Here are additional discounts for selected devices announced in Galaxy Unpacked 2024 for Samsung Members in Malaysia:

Model Discount
Voucher
Galaxy Watch Ultra RM1,360 (40%)
All Galaxy Watch7 models
RM200
Galaxy Buds3 Pro RM200
Galaxy Buds3 RM100

 

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Apple To Move MORE iPhone Production Out Of China!

Apple has accelerated its plans to leave Zhengzhou in China, where the massive iPhone City manufacturing zone is located!

 

Apple To Move MORE iPhone Production Out Of China!

As anti-government protests continue across China, Apple is accelerating its plans to leave Zhengzhou – where the massive iPhone City manufacturing zone is located!

Apple CEO Tim Cook is now eyeing Vietnam and India as new manufacturing hubs to replace Zhengzhou, where Foxconn workers earlier fled amidst repeated protests.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple now plans to move to 45% of iPhone production to factories in India, and ramp up production of its MacBooks, Apple Watches and AirPods in Vietnam.

Those moves come with serious challenges as Apple faces having to deal with different regional government bureaucracies in India.

Meanwhile, Vietnam only has 10% of China’s population, and can only handle a 60,000 person factory – far smaller than the 300,000 person “iPhone City” in Zhengzhou.

So Apple is still considering switching to other suppliers in China – Luxshare Precision Industry Co. and Wingtech Technology Co., although these alternate plans may be jeopardised by the Chinese government’s persistence with its Zero COVID policy.

Read more : China Lifts Some COVID-19 Restrictions Over Protests!

 

Apple Earlier Planned To Move iPhone Production Out Of China!

While Apple had been planning the move for months due to the Chinese government’s insistence on Zero COVID policy, the recent uprisings at its Zhengzhou manufacturing hub has accelerated those plans.

In November, iPhone City in Zhengzhou erupted in violent protests by Foxconn employees over strict Zero COVID policies and pay disputes, prompting a lockdown.

This forced Foxconn to offer $1,400 to quit their jobs, and later, a $1,800 bonus to stay. Even so, manufacturing at Zhengzhou is down to about 20% of its capacity.

Foxconn has tried to shift some of its production to its Shenzhen factory, but it cannot make up the shortfall, which is reported to be as much as 6 million iPhone Pro smartphones.

Things got so bad the Chinese government even called on military veterans and CCP members to work at the iPhone City factories as volunteers!

 

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Galaxy Watch5 vs. Watch5 Pro : Which To Buy?

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

 

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

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

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

Three Sizes, Two Case Types, One Strap Size

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

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

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

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

All Models : Full Load Of Sensors

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

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

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

All Models : Same Performance + Connectivity

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

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

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

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

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

All Models : Same Durability

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

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

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

44mm Watch5 | Watch5 Pro : Larger Display

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

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

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

Galaxy Watch5 Pro : Higher Corrosion Resistance

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

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

Galaxy Watch5 Pro : Route Workout + Track Back

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

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

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

All Models : Different Battery Lives, Same Fast Charging

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

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

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

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

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

All Models : Different Colour Options

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

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

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

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

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

 

Galaxy Watch5 vs. Watch5 Pro : Which To Buy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Galaxy Watch5 + Watch5 Pro : Where To Buy?

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

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

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

 

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Apple Watch Explodes, Apple Tries To Cover It Up!

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

 

Apple Watch Explodes, Apple Tries To Cover It Up!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Apple Watch Explodes vs. Samsung Phone Batteries Bloating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Details Of EU Directive On USB-C Standardisation

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

All Devices Must Come With USB-C Charging Port

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

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

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

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

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

All Devices Must Support USB-C Fast Charging Standards

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

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

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

USB-C Mandate To Extend To Laptops In 2026

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

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

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

Dedicated Labels

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

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

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

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

Wireless Charging To Be Standardised Too

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : Synergistic Interconnectivity!

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

 

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

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

HUAWEI nova 9

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

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

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

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

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3

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

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

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

 

HUAWEI nova 9 + WATCH GT 3 : Synergistic Interconnectivity!

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

Keep Connected

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

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

Remote Camera Shutter

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

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

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

Music Player Controls

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

HUAWEI MateBook D14

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

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

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

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

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 LTE 4 (64 GB)

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

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

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

HUAWEI MatePad 11

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

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

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

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

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

HUAWEI MatePad T10 (32 GB)

12.12 Offer : RM499 (RRP : RM799)

The HUAWEI MatePad T10 comes with an anti-glare screen that is TÜV Rheinland certified Eye Comfort. By reducing the amount of blue light significantly without affecting the screen colour tone with its true tone technology, it ensures that you have greater viewing pleasure while preventing eye strain.

Whether it’s for work, watching movies or social media, this is a highly-affordable tablet that offers better eye comfort for everyday use!

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

HUAWEI Watch GT2e 46mm

12.12 Offer : RM329 (RRP : RM599)

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

HUAWEI Band 6

12.12 Offer : RM149 (RRP : RM219)

The HUAWEI Band 6 monitors your SpO2 level all day long, to ensure that your blood oxygen saturation will never drop too low.

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

HUAWEI WATCH Fit

12.12 Offer : RM299 (RRP : RM499)

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

Read more : HUAWEI WATCH FIT Smartwatch Review!

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i

12.12 Offer : RM199 (RRP : RM379)

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

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

Add this deal to your cart and grab it on 12/12!

 

HUAWEI 12.12 Sale : Full List Of Deals!

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Size + Colour Options In Malaysia

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

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Everything You Need To Know!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 : Specifications In Malaysia

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

 

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Samsung Galaxy 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.

 

HUAWEI Smart Life Devices : More Information

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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!

Recommended : 5 Ways How HUAWEI Smart Life Devices Boost Productivity!

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

And are some direct purchase links :

Recommended : HUAWEI Mate 30 + Mate 30 Pro Price + Deals For Malaysia!

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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