Posts Tagged ‘health’

New Arrival: Fitbit Charge 4 Health & Fitness Tracker

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The Fitbit Charge 4 comes with built-in GPS, Spotify Control, Sleep Tools, Fitbit Pay and more. Prices below

The Fitbit Charge 4 offers up to 7 days of battery life in a sleek, swim proof design.

The Fitbit Charge 4 offers up to 7 days of battery life in a sleek, swim proof design.

Charge 4 includes Fitbit’s latest innovation, Active Zone Minutes, a new personalised standard based on your resting heart rate and age that tracks any workout that gets your heart pumping, from indoor biking to yoga, measuring the time you spend in each heart rate zone toward a weekly goal of 150 minutes.

For more guidance and motivation in today’s environment, new content has been added to Fitbit Premium, including programs, workouts from brands like barre3, Down Dog and Physique 57, mindfulness tools, challenges and more.

More details below from the press release.

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Google Doodles Celebrates Hand Washing for COVID-19

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hand washing is one of the most effective preventive measures against COVID-19 – the disease ravaging the world now. Google Doodles is recognising Ignaz Semmelweis – the Hungarian physician who discovered the medical benefits of handwashing.

* This story first appeared on Haleness Me.

Google Doodles celebrates Ignaz Semmelweis and handwashing. Click to watch the video.

Google Doodles celebrates Ignaz Semmelweis and handwashing. Click to watch the video.

Dr Ignaz Semmelweis was appointed Chief Resident in the maternity clinic of the Vienna General Hospital 173 years ago in 1847, where he deduced and demonstrated that requiring doctors to disinfect their hands vastly reduced the transmission of disease.

Print out this poster on proper handwashing techniques.

Print out this poster on proper handwashing techniques.

Semmelweis had noticed that a mysterious and poorly understood infection known as “childbed fever” was leading to high mortality rates in new mothers in maternity wards across Europe in the mid-19th century.

Semmelweis deduced that the doctors were transmitting infectious material from prior operations and autopsies to susceptible mothers through their hands.

He required doctors to wash their hands with chlorinated lime water before examining pregnant women.

As a result, the documented mortality rate plunged from 18% to 2.2% over a period of a year.

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Digital Well-Being Tips For International Day Of Happiness

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Here are some tips from Google on digital wellbeing and how our devices can contribute to our daily happiness.

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. Tools like the Digital Wellbeing Dashboard in Android 9 Pie and YouTube’s Time Watched offer ways to keep you more informed about your habits.

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. Tools like the Digital Wellbeing Dashboard in Android 9 Pie and YouTube’s Time Watched offer ways to keep you more informed about your habits.

Despite being one of the wealthiest nations globally, research has shown that Singaporeans are amongst the unhappiest people in the world.

Disconnect when you need to. Take advantage of tools that help make it easier to take a break from your devices, and switch off at the end of each day.

Disconnect when you need to. Take advantage of tools that help make it easier to take a break from your devices, and switch off at the end of each day.

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Fitbit Adds SpO2 Monitoring With Estimate Oxygen Variation Graph

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph is now available to all Charge 3, Ionic, Versa, Versa Lite, and Versa 2 users.

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph.

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph.

This new feature was originally announced at Fitbit’s Fall 2019 launch event and began rolling out to some users in January.

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Event: Executive Condominium OLÁ Opens Gallery In Sengkang

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

The 17,000 square-feet sales gallery for OLÁ Residences at Sengkang will open to the public today with celebrity appearances, soccer clinics and carnival.

 

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The luxury EC will feature a handcrafted chandelier and other porcelain ornaments from Lladro of Spain and paintings of children and family settings by renowned Spanish artist Eva Armisen that evoke themes of love, family and the community.

The celebrity-chef cookout will feature Li Nanxing, Constance Song, Julie and Wei Le.

Coaches from the Real Madrid Football School will give soccer tips to aspiring young players, alongside a renowned Spanish artist, Eva Armisen, painting at the gallery itself.

Carnival activities from 1-3pm today include performances by Kpop dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers; food and drinks as well as claw machines and games with prizes to be won.

 

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A highlight of OLÁ Residences is the provision of telehealth services by local healthcare startup HiDoc – for the first 2 years, in-condo telemedicine consultations will be free (excluding medications).

OLÁ Residences is developed by Anchorvale, a joint-venture between homegrown EVIA Real Estate and Gamuda Land, a leading property developer based in Malaysia.

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HiDoc Pioneers TeleHealth Platform For Condominium In Singapore

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Homegrown telemedicine startup, HiDoc, has developed and will roll out Singapore’s first TeleHealth Kiosk in OLÁ – an Executive Condominium (EC) in Sengkang that will be completed in 2026 (TOP 2023). Check out the kiosk in the showroom from 15 February, 2020.

Artist’s impression of the HiDoc telehealth kiosk, which will be showcased to the public when OLÁ opens its show gallery 15 February.

Artist’s impression of the HiDoc telehealth kiosk, which will be showcased to the public when OLÁ opens its show gallery 15 February. Image: HiDoc

HiDoc’s TeleHealth Kiosk will allow residents to consult doctors and specialists virtually, supported by a medical concierge who will dispense medications to the doorstep of the patient.

This innovative initiative is the result of a partnership between local health startup HiDoc (backed by SGX-listed Singapore Medical Group) and property developer Anchorvale Pte Ltd.

This innovative initiative is the result of a partnership between local health startup HiDoc (backed by SGX-listed Singapore Medical Group) and property developer Anchorvale Pte Ltd.

The unique online platform provides convenience and time-savings as part of the EC’s emphasis on amenities and community living.

The TeleHealth Kiosk will be showcased to visitors to the OLÁ show gallery at Sengkang from 15 February 2020.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Karcher SC 3 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop in Singapore

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Karcher is launching its new hand-held steam mop in Singapore. RRP: S$398. The SC3 is part of Karcher’s range of steam-powered deep cleaning appliances in Singapore.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

Apart from greater effectiveness in cleaning floor surfaces, Karcher is putting the spotlight on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Karcher’s steam cleaning technology used in the SC3 means that no detergent is needed for mopping floors.

This reduces the generation of single-use plastic containers typically used to contain floor-cleaning detergents.

Users will also avoid coming into contact with potential irritants and allergents from the chemicals used in the cleaning detergents.

 

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Vincent Sim, General Manager of Karcher Singapore launches the new SC 3 Upright EasyFix steam mop at the Karcher Centre in Singapore. S$398 from 21 Oct.

The steam cleaning also kills 99.99 percent of common household bacteria.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch & Fitbit Aria Air Scale

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Fitbit has launched the Versa 2 smartwatch and Aria Air Bluetooth scale in Singapore. Price and availability below.

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatches.

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatches.

The two new devices join the existing Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Aria.

“At Fitbit, we believe that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. That’s why we’ve designed Versa 2 to be a premium, full-featured and easy-to-use smartwatch at an accessible price point. Building on the success of our original best-selling Versa smartwatch, we believe the added value and innovation in Versa 2 with new features like Alexa, a Spotify app and advanced in-app and on-device sleep features, will bring more users into the smartwatch category, allowing them to unlock the benefits of better health,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

The new Fitbit Versa 2 is swimproof and includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, together with advanced health, fitness and smart feature.

The Versa 2 debuts an on-device microphone, which enables Fitbit’s first Alexa smartwatch experience, along with a Spotify app that allows users to control their music and podcasts, and Fitbit Pay on all models.

Coupled with even faster performance, thousands of apps and clock faces and a brighter, crisper display with an optional always-on mode, the Versa 2 wants to be your 24/7 health and wellness companion.

With 5+ days battery life, the Versa 2 has the same price tag as the Versa when the latter was launched last April.

The latest Fitbit Aria Air is an affordable Bluetooth scale that tracks weight and syncs with the Fitbit app to calculate BMI, providing a comprehensive view of your trends over time alongside your activity, heart rate, sleep and nutrition data within the Fitbit app.

Fitbit Aria Air smart Bluetooth scale.

Fitbit Aria Air smart Bluetooth scale.

When combined with Fitbit’s app and wearable devices, Aria Air provides access to added data, information and motivation to more effectively reach health and wellness goals.

Price and availability below.

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Clarifications on Fitbit’s Collaboration With Health Promotion Board

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Both Fitbit and HPB have clarified that media reports that the Singapore government is planning to give away one million free Fitbit devices are not correct.

* This story first appeared in Haleness Me.

The “free” Inspire Fitbit HR tracker for the 1 million Fitbit Premium service subscribers that Fitbit is targeting.

The “free” Inspire Fitbit HR tracker for the 1 million Fitbit Premium service subscribers that Fitbit is targeting.

Both clarifications are very similarly worded and are appended below.

Essentially, the clarifications addresses two issues: who is actually giving out the free Inspire HR trackers, and whether other partners have been selected by HPB for other collaborations.

Below is Fitbit’s clarification.

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Fitbit Collaborates With Singapore’s Health Promotion Board

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Named “Live Healthy SG”, the population-based public health initiative with the Singapore Government is Fitbit’s first major integration of its digital health platform and wearables into a national public health program.

* This story first appeared in Haleness Me.

The landmark nationwide health initiative will be powered by Fitbit devices and its new Premium service designed to drive better health outcomes at scale.

The landmark nationwide health initiative will be powered by Fitbit devices and its new Premium service designed to drive better health outcomes at scale.

Fitbit is collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on the healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

“Live Healthy SG” was designed for Singapore by Fitbit to harness technology, behavior insights and analytics to help Singaporeans get healthier through meaningful and sustained behavior change.

Live Healthy SG will engage people of all ages and levels of health using Fitbit devices and its new Premium service, which is launching to consumers in select markets around the world this fall.

More details below from the press release.

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