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IFA GPC 2018 – Day 1: Power briefings from brands & analysts

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The first day of the IFA GPC 2018 comprises a series of power briefs by industry leaders and analysts on the latest trends and products in consumer electronics and home appliances. Here is a rundown on what transpired in those proceedings.

Day 1 of the IFA GPC 2018 kicks off with the MC, Dave Graveline, handing the mic over to Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group), for the opening address.

This year, there are altogether 13 power briefings – a marked increase from last year, which saw eight power briefs and one discussion panel.

As I attend these sessions, I will post a brief synopsis of each session on Instagram and consolidate all the synopsis here.

So stay tuned!

Power briefing 1

Power briefing by Philips on innovative solutions for a healthy and joyful life.

Highlight is the new-to-world #SmartSleep solution that will change the way the world sleeps. Philips is positioned to pair clinical research, the latest digital health technologies and design capabilities to create tools that help consumers take better care of themselves and lead a balanced, healthy and energetic lifestyle through nutrition, a clean environment and sleep.

Presenting were Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice President, Head of Connected Digital Platforms Propositions; and Bernd Laudahn, Market Leader Personal Health DACH – from Philips.

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Event coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2018 in Rome, Italy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

IFA Global Press Conference 2018 is happening this weekend in Rome, Italy. I will be covering this consumer electronics and home appliances showcase, as part of a small group of media the show organisers invited from Singapore.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

IFA this year will be from 31 August 1 to 5 September, 2018.

As a lead-up to the actual trade show in September, the organisers have gathered some of the key exhibitors and media from around the world in a preview mini-show, featuring product showcases, as well as briefs and presentations on the latest trends on consumer electronics and home appliances.

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A day of walking and sightseeing in the ancient city of Rome to get the blood flowing in the veins after the long-haul flight from Singapore. Photo taken with Canon 5DX Mark IV fullframe DSLR.

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New arrival: Fitbit Versa health & fitness smartwatch in Singapore

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The new Fitbit Versa smartwatch is now available globally and in Singapore at S$318, with accessories ranging from S$50 – S$140. Includes female health tracking and quick replies to mobile Android device messages (from May).

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Versa is Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch, featuring a modern design, advanced health and fitness features, 4+ day battery life, smart features and cross platform compatibility.

Beginning in May, these new Fitbit features will be available:

Quick replies

“We’re thrilled for consumers around the world to experience Versa, a beautifully designed smartwatch for all with advanced health and fitness features, access to our large global social network and smart features people find most useful at an approachable price. We believe Versa is a smartwatch that will have mass appeal, attracting new audiences and helping us capture a previously untapped segment of users in this growing wearables category,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

Android mobile device users can respond to messages on the go using Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic smartwatches.

Create and send up to five custom pre-populated quick replies of 60 characters or less to text messages and messenger apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Female health tracking

Available to all adult users who identify as female in the Fitbit app to track their menstrual cycle and symptoms.

Makes it easier to manage their cycle with a more complete picture of health and fitness data all in one place.

Versa and Ionic users will also be able to view female health tracking information on-device.

More details below from the press release.

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Event forecast: IFA Global Press Conference 2018 in Rome, Italy

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

IFA this year will be from 31 August – 5 September, 2018. As in previous years, the annual consumer electronics & home appliances show will be preceded by a preview cum global press conference for the media from 19-22 April.

This year’s IFA GPC will be in Rome, Italy (19-22 April, 2018). Venues in the past have included Dubrovnik in Croatia (2012), Sardinia in Italy (2013), and Belek in Turkey (2014).

This year’s IFA GPC will be in Rome, Italy (19-22 April, 2018). Venues in the past have included Dubrovnik in Croatia (2012), Sardinia in Italy (2013), and Belek in Turkey (2014).

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – international radio exhibition Berlin) is a global consumer electronics and home appliances show held annually in Berlin in September.

The IFA Global Press Conference (IFA GPC) that precedes the actual trade show attracts more than 300 journalists form over 50 countries.

During the IFA GPC, some of the IFA exhibitors and partners get to show a preview of their IFA offerings and pitch to the international media what their brands offer to consumers.

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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New fitness trackers: Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The new lineup from Fitbit features continuous, automatic heart rate tracking; GPS; smartwatch functionality; plus all day activity and automatic sleep tracking.

Fitbit Charge (S$169), Fitbit Charge HR (S$199) and Fitbit Surge (S$329) will be available broadly in early 2015.

Fitbit Charge ($169) is available in black, slate, blue* and burgundy*; Fitbit Charge HR ($199) will be available in black, plum, blue* and tangerine*; Fitbit Surge ($329) will be available in black, blue* and tangerine*. * indicates colors that are coming soon. Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will be available in small, large and extra large sizes (extra large only available through Fitbit.com).

Fitbit Charge (S$169) is available in black, slate, blue* and burgundy*; Fitbit Charge HR (S$199) will be available in black, plum, blue* and tangerine*; Fitbit Surge (S$329) will be available in black, blue* and tangerine*. * indicates colors that are coming soon. Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will be available in small, large and extra large sizes (extra large only available through Fitbit.com).

Fitbit has unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking products: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge.

  • Fitbit Charge – a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health.
  • Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced tracker that delivers continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users: regular exercisers looking to push their fitness further.
  • Fitbit Surge – a sleek Fitness Super Watch that offers the best of GPS, continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smartwatch functionality in one device, for people dedicated to reaching their peak performance.

More detailed descriptions extracted from the press release below.

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