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vivo TWS 2 ANC + TWS 2e Earbuds : All You Need To Know!

vivo TWS 2 ANC + TWS 2e Earbuds : All You Need To Know!

vivo just introduced the TWS 2 ANC and TWS 2e true wireless stereo earbuds that offer studio quality audio!

Find out if the new TWS earbuds are what you have been looking for!

 

vivo TWS 2 ANC + TWS 2e Earbuds : All You Need To Know!

vivo just introduced two new true wireless stereo earbuds – the TWS 2e and the TWS 2 ANC with active noise cancellation!

They both come with 12.2 mm speakers offering super strong bass, in a pair of feather-light earbuds.

Here is what you need to know about the new vivo TWS 2 series earbuds…

Comfortable Fit

Both vivo TWS 2 ANC and TWS 2e earbuds are ultra-light at just 4.7 grams. But more importantly, they were designed with a G3 curvature that conforms to the contours of your ears.

They also feature an innovative vent design, with front and rear chamber flow to help equalise pressure. You will hardly remember they are there!

Super Strong Bass

Both vivo TWS 2 models come with a large 12.2 mm speaker, which features a carbon fibre composite diaphragm to deliver powerful bass, with crisp mids and highs.

Active Noise Cancellation

The vivo TWS 2 ANC can continuously monitor and cancel the background sound, eliminating up to 40 dB of noise!

You can rely on its smart noise algorithm to intelligently adjust the degree of noise cancellation, or manually choose from three levels – high, normal and low.

It doesn’t matter how loud traffic gets – you will always hear every song and conversation crystal clear!

And a single tap activates the Transparency Mode which lets you clearly hear outside sounds, letting you hear announcements and chat with people as if you were not wearing the earbuds at all.

Microphone Noise Cancellation

Both models come with two external beam forming microphones to eliminate background noise while picking up your voice.

Their duct design also improves wind noise reduction by an astounding 148%, so your voice will always be clear even if you are running or cycling.

The TWS 2 ANC model has an additional microphone hidden within the earbud.  This microphone has a high SNR to help pick up your voice even in the noisiest environment.

Multipoint Connection

Both vivo TWS 2 models can simultaneously connect to two devices, and switch seamlessly between them – like your vivo X70 smartphone and a laptop, for example.

If you receive a call on your phone while watching a video on your laptop, the earbuds will automatically stream the call and switch back to the video after you hang up.

Ultra-Low Latency

Both models have been enhanced with vivo’s dual-coupled antennas to reduce wireless latency, which is critical for online games.

The TWS 2e has a wireless latency of just 117 ms, while the TWS 2 ANC goes as low as 88 ms!

Battery Life

Both models have a battery life of about 7 hours, and 29-30 hours when used with the charging case.

With active noise cancellation enabled, the TWS 2 ANC has a 4 hour battery life on a single charge.

 

vivo TWS 2 ANC + TWS 2e Earbuds : Specifications

To make it easier for you to decide between the two models, we created this table to compare their key specifications :

Specifications TWS 2 ANC TWS 2e
Design In-Ear Earbuds
IP Rating IP54
Speaker Unit 12.2 mm voice coil
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Active Noise Cancellation Yes No
Microphones 3 2
Voice Call Noise Cancellation Yes, 3-Mic Yes, 2-Mic
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2
Dual-Channel Transmission 2.0
Wireless Latency 88 ms (min.) 117 ms (min.)
Wireless Codec aptX Adaptive / AAC / SBC AAC / SBC
Wear Detection Two capacitive sensors None
Google Fast Pair Yes
Controls Pressure +
Touch
None
Battery 45 mAh (each earbud)
505 mAh (charging case)
Battery Life
(Noise Cancellation Off)
7.3 Hours 7.6 Hours
Battery Life
(Noise Cancellation On)
4.1 Hours
Charging Time 60 minutes (earbuds)
110 minutes (charging case)
Charging Port USB Type C
Earbud Dimensions 23.8 x 22.2 x 30.2 mm
Charging Case Dimensions 60.0 x 24.3 x 45.4 mm
Earbud Weight 4.7 g per earbud
Charging Case Weight 41.9 g

 

vivo TWS 2 ANC + TWS 2e Earbuds : Price + Pre-Order Deals

The vivo TWS 2e is priced at RM269 – approximately US$64 / £47 / A$88 / S$87.

But it only costs RM68, if you purchase it with a vivo X70 series smartphone!

The vivo X70 Pro is priced at RM369 – approximately US$88 / £65 / A$121 / S$119.

But it only costs RM98, if you purchase it with a vivo X70 series smartphone!

 

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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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Galaxy Buds Live | Galaxy Buds+ : Malaysia Deals!

Take a look at the official October-November deals for the Samsung Buds Live and Galaxy Buds+ TWS earbuds in Malaysia!

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live | Galaxy Buds+ : Premium TWS Earbuds

Announced together with the Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus or Galaxy Buds+ is their second-generation TWS earbuds design.

Improving on last year’s Galaxy Buds, it boasts a new 2-way speaker design by AKG, and an adaptive 3-microphone system.

Announced together with the Galaxy Note20 smartphones, the Galaxy Buds Live extends that with active noise cancellation (ANC), and a more spacious soundscape.

This is the first time ANC is offered on an open type TWS earbuds by Samsung. It also boasts 12 mm speakers by AKG, with a large driver and bass duct.

It has a 6 hour battery life, which is extended to 21 hours with its charging case.

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live | Galaxy Buds+ : Malaysia Deals For Oct-Nov!

Here is the official price list for both TWS earbuds in Malaysia :

  • Galaxy Buds Live : Mystic Bronze, Mystic White :  RM 699 (about US$168 / £130 / A$238 / S$230)
  • Galaxy Buds Plus : Black, White :  RM 599 (about US$144 / £111 / A$204 / S$197)

From now until 22 November 2020, every purchase will come with a FREE case worth RM 99.

 

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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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Face Mask vs COVID-19 : Should You Wear One?

Should YOU wear a face mask to protect yourself against COVID-19?

Some politicians insist it is useless. Some health authorities advise us to wear it only if you are sick. Others demand you wear one in public at all times.

What really is the evidence for, or against, wearing a face mask to protect against COVID-19?

This story was originally posted in April 2020, and has been updated due to second / third waves affecting many countries.

 

Face Mask : What Kind Do You Have?

When people say face mask, they generally mean the 3-ply surgical mask, although some may be talking about fashion masks, or even the N95 respirator.

Fashion masks are usually made from washable cotton and are reusable, but they often lack a filter. The N95 respirator, on the other hand, is designed to filter 95% of particles with a median diameter of 0.3 microns.

For the purpose of this article, we are going to talk exclusively about the 3-ply surgical / medical mask, which has three layers – each with very specific functions :

  • an outer hydrophobic layer, which repels water, blood and body fluids,
  • a middle filter layer that is designed to filter bacteria, and
  • an inner hydrophilic layer, which absorbs water, sweat and spit

The 3-ply surgical mask is the most common type of face mask used in China and most of Asia, to protect against SARS and now, COVID-19.

 

Is The Face Mask Effective Against COVID-19?

Now, to be clear – studies are still underway to determine if the humble 3-ply face mask is effective against COVID-19. But here is what we know so far…

COVID-19 Is Generally NOT Airborne

First, we should understand that COVID-19 is generally not airborne, and primarily spreads by droplets, which are significantly larger than the virus itself and fall within 1-2 meters.

COVID-19 droplets can, therefore, be blocked by 3-ply masks or N95 respirators even though the virus itself is smaller than the filter holes!

Face Masks Prevent Face Touching

You can get infected by COVID-19 if you touch your face after touching a contaminated surface with your hand. Hand washing can prevent that, but people often forget to do it, and it is human nature to touch our own faces.

Wearing a face mask helps to prevent face touching, so even if we forget to wash our hands, there is less risk of infecting ourselves with COVID-19.

Face Masks Worked In Asia + Czech Republic

The evidence is strong in many Asian countries, including China, as well as the Czech Republic, that face masks are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The Czechs are so enthusiastic about their experience, they created this video to spread word that face masks work, even if they are not 3-ply!

Many Asian countries, including China, Singapore and Malaysia, require their citizens to wear one whenever they leave the house.

The Asian and Czech experiences are backed up by a CDC-sponsored study, which showed that surgical masks are as effective as N95 respirators in preventing influenza infections amongst healthcare workers.

This study is important because influenza is a similarly-sized respiratory virus that spreads by droplets too. So it makes sense that face masks would be similarly effective against COVID-19.

 

Why Did WHO / CDC Recommend Against Wearing Face Masks?

Certain health authorities like the WHO or CDC recommended against wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19, because they feared that :

There is also the consideration that when there is limited supply, 3-ply face masks and N95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers who have much greater need of them.

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Should You Wear A Face Mask To Protect Against COVID-19?

That depends.

No Community Spread

If there is no community spread of COVID-19 in your country, there is NO NEED to wear a face mask.

As long as health authorities can quickly trace and isolate contacts for testing, the virus is “not in the wild”, and you are very unlikely to be infected.

Keep your face masks in reserve. Using them now could mean you run out of face masks when you actually need them.

There Is Community Spread

Once there is community spread, all bets are off. The COVID-19 coronavirus is problematic because patients are contagious long before they show symptoms.

ANYONE can be COVID-19 positive, even if they don’t have symptoms. That includes you and your family, not just strangers you meet on the street.

To protect everyone, this is the time to start wearing a face mask.

In fact, everyone should be forced to wear a face mask, because it would help prevent asymptomatic / presymptomatic persons from spreading the coronavirus.

During Home Quarantine

One way to reduce the need for face masks is a home quarantine / restricted movement / lockdown.

You do NOT need to wear a face mask while you are sheltering at home with your family.

You only need to wear a face mask during the limited occasions you leave your home to purchase food and other essential supplies.

And you should certainly wear a face mask while accepting food deliveries or parcels from a delivery person.

 

Don’t Rely Solely On Your Face Mask Against COVID-19!

Now, opinions are definitely shifting towards the widespread adoption of face masks to protect against COVID-19. However, it is important to note that a face mask alone cannot protect you from COVID-19.

You still need to adopt safe practices that health authorities have been advocating to prevent COVID-19 :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our homes, offices, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

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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?

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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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?

Here are the online purchase options :

 

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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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HUAWEI Online Store : 6th Birthday Deals Revealed!

The HUAWEI Online Store in Malaysia is celebrating their 6th birthday, with A LOT of great deals!

Grab the RM166 + RM100 online vouchers NOW, and check out the full list of HUAWEI Birthday Deals!

 

HUAWEI Online Store : 6th Birthday Celebration!

The HUAWEI Online Store in Malaysia are celebrating their 6th birthday on 29 April 2020, with a bunch of really nice deals.

And before they kick off the deals, they are offering TWO discount vouchers, which you can collect from 23 April until 28 April 2020!

 

Full List Of HUAWEI Birthday Deals!

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #1 : RM166 Birthday Voucher

From today until 28 April 2020, you can claim a RM166 birthday voucher (limited quantities).

Each voucher can be used on 29 April 2020, for one of the following devices :

Product Free Gifts Regular Price Price with Voucher
HUAWEI M5 Lite N/A RM 1,299 RM 1,133
HUAWEI M6 HUAWEI M-Pencil RM 1,899 RM 1,733
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
5G
HUAWEI CP39s Wireless Car Charger
+ PU Leather Case
RM 4,199 RM 4,033
HUAWEI nova 5T HUAWEI Band 4 (Black) RM 1,399 RM 1,233
HUAWEI P30 HUAWEI Body Fat Scale RM 1,999 RM 1,833

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #2 : RM100 Birthday Voucher

From today until 28 April 2020, you can claim an additional RM100 birthday voucher through HUAWEI AppGallery, using these steps :

  • Install HUAWEI AppGallery
  • Log into HUAWEI AppGallery
  • Register for an account on the HUAWEI Online Store

Each voucher can be used on 29 April 2020, with a minimum purchase of RM 1,100 and above.

However, it is not applicable for the HUAWEI P40 Series, the HUAWEI Watch GT 2e, HUAWEI MatePad Pro and the HUAWEI Mate Xs.

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #3 : 16% Discount On Accessories

On 29 April 2020, the following HUAWEI accessories will be available at 16%!

Product Regular Price Promotional Price
 HUAWEI AM116 Earphone  RM 48 RM 40
 HUAWEI AM61 Sport Bluetooth Earphone   RM 205 RM 172
 HUAWEI AP09S 10,000mAh Super Charge Powerbank   RM 256 RM 215
 HUAWEI AP31 Car Quick Charger  RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI CM510 Mini Speaker RM 99 RM 83
 HUAWEI CM70-C FreeLace Earphone  RM 369 RM 310
 HUAWEI CP11QC Power Bank 10,000mAh (18W) Type-C RM 188 RM 158
 HUAWEI CP12S 12000 40W SuperCharge Powerbank RM 358 RM 301
 HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro PU Case RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI Mate 30 PU Case RM 68 RM 57
 HUAWEI Mate Dock 2  RM 299 RM 251
 HUAWEI X Gentle Monster Smart Eastmoon Eyewear RM 1,599 RM 1,343
 HUAWEI X Gentle Monster Smart Jackbye Eyewear RM 1,599 RM 1,343
 HUAWEI 9V/5V 2A or 5V4.5A + 5V1A Car Charger  RM 127 RM 107

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #4 : Must Buy Deals

On 29 April 2020, the following HUAWEI devices will be on offer :

Product Free Gifts Regular Price Promotional Price
HUAWEI Band 4 N/A RM 139 RM 89
HUAWEI MateBook 13
Core i5
HUAWEI Mouse
+ Backpack
RM 3,999 RM 3,266
HUAWEI MateBook 13
Core i7
HUAWEI Mouse
+ Backpack
RM 4,399 RM 3,666
HUAWEI MateBook D 15
256GB
HUAWEI Mouse
+ HUAWEI Body Fat Scale
RM 2,299 RM 2,099
HUAWEI nova 4e N/A RM 999 RM 599
HUAWEI T5 N/A RM 899 RM 596
HUAWEI Watch GT N/A RM 799 RM 366
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 Cover RM 679 RM 566

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #5 : Flash Deals

These HUAWEI flash deals will begin at 10:08 every morning, with very limited quantities!

Date Product Regular
Price
Promotional
Price
Limited
Units
23 April
24 April
25 April
26 April
27 April
28 April
HUAWEI CP11QC
10,000mAh Powerbank
RM 188 RM 66 5 units
5 units
5 units
5 units
5 units
4 units
29 April HUAWEI P10 Flip Cover RM 58 RM 0.60 14 units
29 April HUAWEI P10 Plus Flip Cover RM 58 RM 0.60 51 units
29 April HUAWEI Band 4 RM 139 RM 66 10 units

HUAWEI Birthday Deal #6 : New Arrival Deals

Product Free Gifts Regular Price (RM) Promotional Price
HUAWEI MatePad Pro
+ Smart Magnetic Keyboard
+ M-Pencil
N/A RM 3,197 RM 2,898
HUAWEI P40 HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (White) RM 2,799 N/A
HUAWEI P40 Pro HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 (White) RM 3,899 N/A
HUAWEI Watch GT 2e HUAWEI Watch GT 2e strap RM 599 N/A

 

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HONOR Love Week Deals 2020 : The Full List!

HONOR Malaysia just announced their Love Week 2020 campaign, offering discounts and deals for their whole range of smartphones and wearables!

Here is the full list of HONOR devices and their deals and bundles for HONOR Love Week 2020!

 

HONOR Love Week Deals 2020

The HONOR Love Week campaign kicks off today – 4 February 2020, and ends on 14 February 2020. The idea is to let you buy something nice at a discount for your boyfriend / girlfriend / boytoy / mistress / sugar boy / sugar baby.

HONOR is even offering smartwatch bundles, so you can both have matching watches! Only thing missing – the I’m With Her / Him t-shirts…

They’re also offering select deals on special days :

4 February 2020 : Buy two HONOR Band 5 for RM 214

7 February 2020 : Buy two HONOR smartwatches with deals starting from RM 884 – at least RM 214 off!

10 February 2020 : Buy two HONOR Band 5 Sport (Glacier Grey + Sakura Pink) for just RM 129!

10 February 2020 : Buy HONOR 20 PRO at RM 1,599 with freebies!

 

HONOR Love Week Deals 2020 : The Full List!

HONOR Love Week : 4 to 14 February 2020

HONOR Love Week 2020 Bundle Deals

Device #1 Device #2 RRP Sale Price
MagicWatch 2 46mm (Brown) MagicWatch 2 46mm (Black) RM 1,448 RM 1,234
MagicWatch 2 42mm (Black) RM 1,348 RM 1,134
Watch Magic RM 1,248 RM 1,034
MagicWatch 2 46mm (Black) MagicWatch 2 42mm (Black) RM 1,298 RM 1,084
Watch Magic RM 1,198 RM 984
MagicWatch 2 42mm (Black) Watch Magic RM 1,098 RM 884

 

HONOR Love Week 2020 Smartphone Deals

Model Free Gifts RRP Sale Price
HONOR 20 HONOR Band 5 Sport RM 1,399 RM 1,199
HONOR 20 PRO 3 in 1 Travelling Set + Water-Proof Bag RM 1,999 RM 1,599
HONOR 9X HONOR 10,000mAh PowerBank RM 999 RM 999
HONOR 8X (Blue and Black) HONOR 8X Gift Box RM 799 RM 699
HONOR 8X Max (Blue and Black) HONOR 8X Gift Box RM 899 RM 899
HONOR 20 Lite HONOR 10,000mAh PowerBank RM 799 RM 749

 

HONOR Love Week 2020 Wearable Deals

Model Free Voucher RRP Sale Price
HONOR MagicWatch 2
(Black) 46mm
RM 99 RM 699 RM 699
HONOR MagicWatch 2
(Brown) 46mm
RM 99 RM 749 RM 749
HONOR MagicWatch 2
(Black) 42mm
RM 69 RM 599 RM  599
HONOR Watch Magic RM 69 RM 499 RM 399
HONOR Band 5
(Black, Midnight Navy, Olive Green, Coral Pink)
n/a RM 129 RM 111
HONOR Watch Magic
(Black)
n/a RM 499 RM 399
HONOR Band 5 Sport
(Glacier Grey, Sakura Pink)
n/a RM 79 RM 69
HONOR Sport PRO
(Phantom Red, Phantom Grey)
n/a RM 299 RM 199

 

HONOR Love Week 2020 Accessories Deals

Model RRP Sale Price
HONOR 10,000mAh PowerBank
+ HONOR Band 5
RM 278 RM 159
HONOR 10,000mAh PowerBank (2 units) RM 298 RM 99
HONOR 10,000mAh PowerBank RM 149 RM 79
HONOR SoundStone Speaker RM 149 RM 99

 

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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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HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear : The Full Details!

The HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear is the first wearable collaboration between HUAWEI and GENTLE MONSTER, the South Korean eyewear brand.

Here are the full details of the first two HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear models – Eastmoon and Jackbye!

 

HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear

The HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear is part of the expanding range of Smart Life devices, which are designed to offer a life of the future at home and at work.

It is more than just a fashion statement – integrated into every HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear are connectivity features to help you keep connected… hands-free!

Protective + Protected Eyewear

The large frames and lenses are designed to protect your eyes, and it is itself dust- and water-resistant – rated at IP67.

So you need not worry about taking on the elements with the HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear!

Built-In Speakers + Microphones

Integrated into each temple (the arms that hook into your ears) is a dynamic speaker with a semi-open design, as well as a silicon microphone that is enhanced by AI speech noise reduction technology.

Wireless Charging On-The-Go

The HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear has a small internal battery that lasts up to 2.5 hours of music playback or voice calls.

It recharges wirelessly whenever you slip it back into its case, which has a 2,200 mAh battery built in for up to 8 hours of use.

 

HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear Models

HUAWEI is offering two models initially – Eastmoon and Jackbye. Here is a comparison of the two models :

 

HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear Specifications

And here is how the Eastmoon and Jackbye models compare :

Specifications HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER
Eastmoon-01
HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER
Jackbye-01
Folded Dimensions 152.59 mm wide
56.86 mm tall
29.00 mm thick
155.13 mm wide
58.25 mm tall
29.00 mm thick
Weight 43.2 g 45.6 g
IP Rating IP67
Speaker One dynamic driver unit on each side
Microphone Two silicon microphones on main frame temple support
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
Battery Life Standby : 20 hours
Music Playback : 2.5 hours
Voice Call : 2.5 hours
Case Battery 2,200 mAh lithium ion polymer battery

 

HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear Price + Availability

Both Eastmoon and Jackbye models are available starting 15 November 2019, with the recommended retail price of RM 1,599 / ~US$385 / ~£299 / ~A$566 / ~S$524.

Here are some online purchase links, with prices accurate as of 14 November 2019 :

 

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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!

 

HUAWEI Smart Life Devices : More Information

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Samsung – IBM AI IoT Cloud Platform For 5G Mobile Solutions!

At the Samsung Developer Conference 2019, Samsung and IBM announced a joint platform that leverages Samsung Galaxy devices and IBM cloud technologies to introduce new 5G, AI-powered mobile solutions!

Here is what you need to know about this new Samsung-IBM AI IoT cloud platform, and the 5G AI-powered mobile solutions it’s powering for governments and enterprises.

 

Samsung – IBM AI IoT Cloud Platform For 5G Mobile Solutions!

Built using IBM Cloud technologies and Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, the new platform will help improve the work environment for employees in high-stress or high-risk occupations.

This will help reduce the risks to these public employees who work in dangerous and high-stress situations. This is critical because nearly 3 million deaths occur each year due to occupational accidents.

This new, unnamed Samsung-IBM platform will help governments and enterprises track their employee’s vitals, including heart rate and physical activity. This will allow them to determine if that employee is in distress and requires help.

 

The Samsung – IBM AI IoT Cloud Platform In Use

5G mobile solutions based on the new Samsung-IBM AI IoT platform is being piloted by multiple police forces to monitor their health in real-time, and provide situational awareness insights to first responders and their managers.

The platform can track in real time, the safety and wellness indicators of first responders equipped with Samsung Galaxy Watches and Galaxy smartphones with 5G connectivity.

It can instantly alert emergency managers if there is a significant change in the safety parameters, which may indicate the first responder is in danger of a heart attack, heat exhaustion or other life-threatening events.

This allows them to anticipate potential dangers, and quickly send assistance. This should greatly reduce the risk of death and injuries to their employees.

 

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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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Samsung Galaxy S10 + Galaxy Buds Leaked In This TV Ad!

Norwegian television channel TV 2 accidentally aired a TV ad spot that revealed both the Galaxy S10 smartphone and the Galaxy Buds wireless earphones.

Find out what it revealed!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 + Galaxy Buds Leaked In TV Ad!

Technically, this 30-second ad spot is not a leak, but an accidental airing by Norway’s TV 2 channel.

The TV advertisement basically confirmed every key feature we covered in our article on Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks.

  • Its display has a punch hole for the front cameras
  • It comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor built into the display
  • It has a triple camera system at the back
  • The larger Galaxy S10+ model has five cameras in all – two in the front and three in the back
  • It will support reverse wireless charging of any WPC Qi-certified devices, including wearables like Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch and the new Galaxy Buds!

For more information, make sure you read our article, Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know!

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds!

It also leaked the new Samsung Galaxy Buds. These new wireless earphones are the expected successor to last year’s Gear IconX.

In fact, we believe that Samsung will bundle the Galaxy Buds for free with every Samsung Galaxy S10 pre-order! We also understand that the Samsung Galaxy Buds will b e available in a bright Canary Yellow colour option, as well as Black and White.

 

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

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

HONOR Band 4

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

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

HONOR Band 4 Running

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

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

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

HONOR Band 4 Price + Availability

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

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

Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :

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