Posts Tagged ‘smartwatches’

New arrival: Samsung Gear S3, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), 4 x Level mobile audio products

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Samsung Electronics Singapore today launched a slew of mobile products: the new Gear S3 flagship smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and 4 new mobile audio products in the Level series: Level Active, Level Box Pro, Level In ANC, Level U Pro ANC. Prices below.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

The new Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch offers Military-grade Protection, IP68 water and dust resistance, mobile payments, and built-in speaker and GPS.

The Gear S3 comes in two designs: the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the elegant Gear S3 classic – both are priced at S$548 and will be available in Singapore in Q4, 2016.

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The new Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung, being launched in Singapore at Elements & Co. I like the red strap.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet sports a 6-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and is a timely launch to attract customers looking for an affordable big-display alternative to the ill-fated 5.7-inch flagship Note7 phablet.

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New arrival: ASUS ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3 & ZenPad 3

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

ASUS unveiled its 3rd Generation mobile computing products at its Zenvolution launch event in Singapore. Prices & availability below.

Clockwise from upper left: ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3, ZenBook 3, ZenPad 3. Not shown to scale.

Clockwise from upper left: ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, ZenWatch 3, ZenBook 3, ZenPad 3. Not shown to scale.

The ZenBook 3 is an ultra light 910g Ultrabook with an ultra-thin 11.9mm profile made from premium aerospace-grade all-aluminum unibody construction with the latest high-performance 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 16GB RAM, up to 512GB PCIE SSD and an innovative cooling system.

ASUS claims that the Transformer 3 Pro is the world’s first and only 2-in-1 detachable notebook with 7th generation Intel® Core™i5/i7 processors that can function as a competent tablet, laptop, music station or even a high performance gaming PC with an optional ROG XG Station 2 that acts as an external discrete graphics card.

The ZenWatch 3 is a stylish and customisable wearable device powered by Android Wear with HyperCharge technology.

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Head on down to the ASUS Zenvolution Roadshow from 14 to 16 October 2016 to experience the “3” series products at the different experiential zones and stand to win attractive prizes worth up to $5,000. In addition, cash vouchers will be given away for the purchase of Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook 3 products during the roadshow.

The ZenPad 3 has a thickness of only 7.57mm and goes for a classy look with its luxurious leather rear panel with 2K high-resolution touchscreen and Qualcomm® hexa-core processor.

More details (including technical specifications) from the press release below.

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New arrivals: ASUS ZenWatch 2 in Singapore TODAY (S$229)

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is now available in Singapore. Priced at S$229, it comes in 2 sizes with more than 50 customisable watch faces. Stores listed below.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

A variety of interchangeable straps (S$39) for the smartwatch will be available by end November.

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New arrivals: 4 new ASUS mobile/computing products @ Zensation 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ASUS has unveiled in Singapore a slew of new Zen-inspired products – ZenWatch 2 smartwatch, Zen AiO Pro all-in-one desktop, ZenPad Audio Cover for ZenPad 8 tablet, and UX305 Ultrabook. Prices & availability below.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS ZenWatch 2 (S$229) will be in Singapore from 14 November 2015.

ASUS Singapore unveiled the following products at today’s launch event at The St. Regis Singapore hotel.

  1. ZenWatch 2 smartwatch: S$229 – 14 Nov, 2015.
  2. Zen AiO Pro series of all-in-one desktops: See below for prices.
  3. ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook: S$1,298 – Nov, 2015.
  4. ZenPad 8 Audio Cover: S$129 – 14 Nov, 2015.

ZenWatch 2

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ latest wearable and is the company’s first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

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New arrivals: Huawei P8 flagship smartphone and wearables

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Huawei launched its Android flagship smartphone – the P8 – during CommunicAsia2015 and showcased three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch. Prices below.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced the Huawei P8 smartphone for the Southern Pacific Region at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

For Huawei, the Southern Pacific Region comprises Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore.

The P8 was first launched globally in London in April this year and is part of the company’s transition from a B2B entity to a consumer centric brand.

The three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch (currently under development) – were all launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in March 2015.

Huawei P8

The Huawei P8 has a 5.2-inch FHD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (424ppi, 16 million colours) and capable of playing 1080p video.

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New arrivals: Casio G-Shock G’MIX GBA-400

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The latest addition to the G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches, G’MIX GBA-400, offers music aficionados a variety of ways to enjoy music while on the go. Available in Singapore now at S$269.

The new G-SHOCK G’MIX GBA-400 comes in four colour combinations: Black x Silver, Black x Gold, Blue x Silver and Red x Silver.

The new G-SHOCK G’MIX GBA-400 comes in four colour combinations: Black x Silver, Black x Gold, Blue x Silver and Red x Silver.

By pairing the G-SHOCK with a smartphone via Bluetooth Smart technology, the user will be able control music playback, set audio controls, add live effects that simulate concert sounds and even identify names of songs from other music players2 with just a touch of a button.

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CES 2015: Sony SmartWear wearables – SmartWatch 3, Lifelog Web & Smart B-Trainer

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Sony Mobile today announced at CES 2015 new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range.

SmartWatch 3 from Sony Mobile.

SmartWatch 3 from Sony Mobile.

Highlights include a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including Sony’s Smart B-Trainer prototype – a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track.

Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3

Along with the stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, Sony also unveiled a new SmartWatch 3 holder, allowing users and partners alike to customise the SmartWatch 3 with any standard 24mm watch strap.

Golfshot and iFit are two developers already creating Android Wear experiences with SmartWatch 3’s standalone capability, for both performance on the course and track respectively.

Reflecting Sony’s strategy to bring new functionality and features to Lifelog, users can now access the application through their browser at lifelog.sonymobile.com.

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Apple finally unveils much anticipated Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Apple has launched its latest genre of consumer gadgets – the Apple Watch (without the “i”). Prices for the wearable device  start from US$349 – early 2015.

Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch is controlled through a Digital Crown for scrolling, zooming and navigating – without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button.

Apple watch with Apple iPhone.

Apple watch with Apple iPhone.

You can use the Apple Watch to send/receive messages and answer calls to your iPhone.

Apple Watch also introduces comprehensive health and fitness apps that can help people lead healthier lives.

Apple Watch uses an iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device.

The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps.

Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel.

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ASUS unveils ZenWatch, Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 & MeMO Pad 7 at IFA 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

ASUS has announced at IFA 2014 its first wearable device, the ZenWatch; the 13.3-inch Zenbook UX305 Ultrabook; the 11-inch EeeBook X205 compact laptop; and the 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet.

Update (12 February, 2015):

The ASUS Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in a new Obsidian Stone colour.

The ASUS Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in a new Obsidian Stone colour.

The Ultrabook ZenBook UX305 is now available in Singapore.

Powered by Intel Core M processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, the super-slim Ultrabook retails from S$999 at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.

The ZenWatch and the MeMO Pad 7 were among the gadgets announced by ASUS at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

The ZenWatch and the MeMO Pad 7 were among the gadgets announced by ASUS at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

ASUS unveiled the slew of new devices at a pre-IFA 2014 event in Berlin, Germany.

ASUS ZenWatch

The ASUS ZenWatch is the first wearable device from ASUS, powered by Android Wear and featuring a version of the ASUS ZenUI user interface developed specifically for ZenWatch.

ASUS ZenWatch

ASUS ZenWatch

The ZenWatch pairs with a smartphone running Android™ 4.3 or higher to provide information and to serve as a personal wellness manager in conjunction with the ASUS ZenUI Wellness app.

The ZenWatch sports a 2.5D curved and comes with a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces, allowing users to customize ZenWatch easily to match their style.

Smart features of the ZenWatch uncludes Watch Unlock, Tap Tap, Remote Camera, Cover to Mute, Find My Phone and Presentation Control.

Its seamlessly integrates with ASUS ZenUI, letting users enjoy enhanced versions of exclusive ASUS ZenUI apps such as What’s Next and Do It Later.

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Sony unveils Xperia E3, Z3 series, SmartBand Talk & SmartWatch 3 at IFA

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Sony has just announced at IFA 2014 the mid-range Xperia E3 smartphone; Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact phablets & Z3 Tablet Compact tablet; as well as its new SmartWear gadgets – SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3.

Update (16 September, 2014):

The slew of products announced during IFA 2014 were showcased at the Xperia Z3 SEA launch event in Singapore.

Local pricing and availability below.

Model / RRP Availability
Xperia Z3

$998

Pre-order on week of 22 September 2014.

Launch on 4 October 2014

 

Xperia Z3 Compact

S$798

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

S$TBA

Price and availability to be announced closer to launch date.
Xperia E3

S$298

SmartBand Talk

S$228

End Oct 2014
SmartWatch 3

S$298

The Sony Xperia Z3 series and SmartWear devices. (The Xperia E3 is not shown above - see below).

The Sony Xperia Z3 series and SmartWear devices. (The Xperia E3 is not shown above – see below).

Sony has rolled out a slew of new gadgets – from premium flagships to novel SmartWear devices, whilst keeping an eye on the budget conscious mid-range.

Xperia Z3 series phablets/tablet

All three new members of the Xperia Z3 series run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs and 3G RAM, with fully integrated Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU.

The Xperia Z3 is 7.3mm thick and is available in white, black, copper or silver green. The Xperia Z3 Compact is 8.6mm thick and weighs 129g, and is available in orange, green, white or black. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (not shown here) is available in white or black.

The Xperia Z3 is 7.3mm thick and is available in white, black, copper or silver green. The Xperia Z3 Compact is 8.6mm thick and weighs 129g, and is available in orange, green, white or black. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (not shown here) is available in white or black.

They are waterproof and dust-tight (IP 65/68)

The Xperia Z3 flagship phablet comes only six months after its Xperia Z2 predecessor.

The screen is of similar size to the Z2 at 5.2 inches, but the Z3 is smaller, thinner and lighter.

Together with the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Z3 has a 20.7-megapixel camera with 1/2.3-inch “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor, new 25mm “G Lens” and ISO 12800 sensitivity.

A dual SIM variant is also on offer in select markets.

The Xperia Z3 Compact phablet is a smaller version of the Xperia Z3 but with the same CPU and graphics chip.

It is a replacement for the Xperia Z1 Compact. Its 4.6-inch screen is larger than the 4.3 inches in the Z1 Compact.

Sony claims that the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest compact tablet, at 6.4mm thick and 270g weight.

It features an 8-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS.

Xperia E3 mid-range smartphone

The Xperia E3 sports a 4.5-inch 480 x 854 IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and Adreno 305 graphics, with 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

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