Posts Tagged ‘sports’

New arrival: Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS smart watch

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is a GPS running watch with integrated music and features Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. RRP: S$669 (without integrated music: S$599). IT Show 2018 promotions below.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music & Forerunner 645 GPS smart watch.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music & Forerunner 645 GPS smart watch.

The integrated music gives athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along.

Need to buy a bottle of water or a quick bite after a workout?

Garmin Pay contactless payment solution lets users pay for purchases with the Forerunner 645 Music.

In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the smart watch includes advanced running dynamics, performance monitoring tools, connected features and thousands of ways to customise with free watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps through the Garmin Connect IQ store.

More details from the press release below.

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Acronis seals long-term sponsorship of F1 Scuderia Toro Rosso

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Founded in September 2003 in Singapore by CEO Serguei Beloussov, Acronis is the first Singapore principle company to sponsor a team in the world’s premier racing series.

“In our competitive environment it is becoming increasingly more important to protect all our technical information with a very high standard of software and Acronis can offer exactly what we need. Now that we have a long-term project together, we can’t wait to start working with Acronis, not only on a sponsorship level, but also in terms of adopting their data protection products within our factory and race team. I am sure we will both benefit from this technical cooperation and it will help our team to continue moving forward,” commented Team Principal Franz Tost.

“In our competitive environment it is becoming increasingly more important to protect all our technical information with a very high standard of software and Acronis can offer exactly what we need. Now that we have a long-term project together, we can’t wait to start working with Acronis, not only on a sponsorship level, but also in terms of adopting their data protection products within our factory and race team. I am sure we will both benefit from this technical cooperation and it will help our team to continue moving forward,” commented Team Principal Franz Tost.

Following the successful partnership between F1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso and Acronis during the Hungarian GP, the two parties have extended their agreement into a new long-term partnership, aimed at reaching new heights in racing and technological product development.

Acronis first announced its intentions to sponsor Toro Rosso back in May this year.

“Acronis is a cutting edge and forward looking company, growing rapidly in the field of data protection, which links in very well with the sport. This cooperation will see them and us work well and progress together,” said Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat.

“Acronis is a cutting edge and forward looking company, growing rapidly in the field of data protection, which links in very well with the sport. This cooperation will see them and us work well and progress together,” said Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat.

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, hopes that the new partnership will lead to rapid innovation, increased safety and enhanced performance during races and off the track.

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New arrivals: Sony Smart B-Trainer waterproof sports headset

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The all-in-one training device and application will be available in Singapore at S$399 from 11 June 2015. You can pre-order now to enjoy a free 2XU Compression Shorts worth S$139.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The new Sony Smart B-Trainer has a range of features, such as intelligent music playback based on heart rate monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

This sports companion integrates Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies to provide a holistic exercise experience.

It consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that is packed with six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer.

These sensors measure and record 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.

Based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal, the Smart B-Trainer measures your heart rate and automatically selects music for efficient training.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

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Event: Singtel cheers for Team Singapore for SEA Games 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Singtel is rallying support for Team Singapore by putting the spotlight on the people inspiring the athletes; providing 24/7 live coverage of the games; and Cheer Aggregator software to provide insights to the support from the public.

SEA Games athletes with their inspirations as well as staff from Singtel and the Singapore sports community. Photo credit: Wee Wu Neo, theneodimension.com.

SEA Games athletes with their inspirations as well as staff from Singtel and the Singapore sports community. Photo credit: Wee Wu Neo, theneodimension.com.

Singtel had earlier announced its commitment as the SEA Games’ Official Multimedia Partner, with sponsorship of over S$15 million worth of next-generation multimedia solutions and technology infrastructure.

Celebrating the Extraordinary

Singtel will shine the spotlight on our Team Singapore athletes and the people who have been their guiding lights, with a glimpse into these behind-the-scenes personalities.

Members of the public will hear the inspiring stories of the heroes behind each successful athlete.

Six Team Singapore athletes will share their stories about the people who have made personal sacrifices, and who have gone the extra mile to support them on their SEA Games quest.

Vera has nominated her physiotherapist Hwee Koon as her extraordinary person, touched by how she always takes time out to treat any injury she sustains, sometimes even long after the office has closed.

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Canon launches Print Hub at Singapore Sports Hub

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Canon Print Hub is designed to drive efficiency and productivity savings, and enhance customer experiences at the Singapore Sports Hub – resulting in a projected S$2m savings over five years.

The Canon Print Hub is located within the Singapore Sports Hub. Singapore Sports Hub will be invoiced based on actual usage.

The Canon Print Hub is located within the Singapore Sports Hub. Singapore Sports Hub will be invoiced based on actual usage.

With the launch of Canon Print Hub, the Singapore Sports Hub and its partners will have immediate access to Canon’s expertise in document management solutions, managed document services, mailroom services, creative services and print production services.

“The Canon Print Hub is a creative internal solution which provides us with swift information delivery and effective communication with our many customers, partners and sponsors,” said Oon Jin Teik, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Sports Hub.

This will allow for a quicker, more cost-effective turnaround of marketing collaterals and materials during events held at the Singapore Sports Hub, such as the 28th SEA Games in Singapore from 5-16 June later this year.

In addition, co-locating Canon Print Hub within the Singapore Sports Hub facility will allow the Singapore Sports Hub to implement marketing communication campaigns at shorter notices offering more dynamic customer engagement programs.

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CES 2015: Sennheiser launches new wireless & sports headphones

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Sennheiser is showcasing its products at the 2015 International CES between 6-9 January. The Sennheiser booth is located in South Hall 1, Booth 20606. The new products are targeted to be released in Singapore after March 2015.

Update (12 May, 2015):

Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless headphones are now available in Singapore.

The MOMENTUM Wireless headphones is priced at S$699 while the MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless is priced at S$589.

The headphones can now be purchased at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and other retailers.

Update (22 January, 2015):

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS is now available in Singapore. The headphones can be purchased at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and authorised retailers at S$419.

All headphones in the SPORTS range are durable, lightweight and water-resistant with ergonomic designs that conform to the ear and allow maximum freedom of movement, while minimising noise from wind or from contact with the body or clothing.

All headphones in the SPORTS range are durable, lightweight and water-resistant with ergonomic designs that conform to the ear and allow maximum freedom of movement, while minimising noise from wind or from contact with the body or clothing.

The new generation of Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM line has been expanded with two new wireless versions.

A Bluetooth version of the URBANITE XL is also debuting at CES, as will the new RS range of digital wireless headphones for home audio.

Sennheiser is also launching an all new line of sports headphones.

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New arrivals: SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I memory cards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The new memory cards for action cameras are built to match the harshest conditions and enables the next generation of 4K Ultra HD video capture. Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I cards are built for extreme durability.  Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I cards are built for extreme durability. Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The new SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for action cameras give extreme sports enthusiasts the speed, quality, capacity, and durability they need to confidently capture the moment in breathtaking detail.

“We are committed to offering customers a range of memory solutions that stand up to environmental extremes, including temperature, water, shocks and x-rays. These new memory cards give users the confidence that their high quality video will be there to share with others when the adventure is done,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, SanDisk Corporation.

Now rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), these fast, high-performing cards are well-matched with action cameras, as they deliver the performance required to capture Full HD and 4K Ultra HD action video.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for action cameras offer read/write speeds of up to 60MB/s/40MB/s to enable users to capture the most daring adventures in stunning detail.

With the new cards, action camera users can quickly transfer files and view their thrilling adventure on today’s new 4K TVs and monitors.

Perfect to endure all the action, the cards are waterproof, shockproof, and X-ray proof, and are capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Thermos celebrates 110th Anniversary with new sports bottles and museum

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Thermos has announced a new series of sports bottles for children and adults, as well as a pop-up museum in Singapore.

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“Artefacts” exhibited at the Thermos Pop-up museum.

The pioneer in developing innovative vacuum-insulated lifestyle products celebrates its rich heritage of 110 years this September with a mini pop-up museum in Singapore.

The original plaque awarded by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain to Thermos.

The original plaque awarded by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain to Thermos.

The pop-up museum will make its first stop at Ngee Ann City’s B2 Takashimaya Square from 11 till 28 September 2014.

After that, it will next appear at OG Albert Complex from 2 – 15 October 2014.

Thermos also launched new sports bottles for children and active adults – the FFG and FFZ series, which are available in stores immediately.

An urban chic straw bottle TS-400 is slated to be available in October.

More details from the press release below.

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Extreme Sailing with SAP is Easy – 세일링은 쉽다

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

The Extreme Sailing Series has just completed the races at its first venue for 2014 in Singapore. There will be seven more venues coming up before the eventual winner is decided.

멀라이언쿠기 (Merlion Cookie) was invited to be the sixth sailor on the catamaran of the SAP Extreme Sailing Team during one of the races. She shares her experience and understanding of how SAP data analytics contribute towards the rigours of extreme racing.

* All the pictures in this article were provided by Merlion Cookie. This journal is dedicated to the Korean readers out there 🙂

A day out with SAP Extreme Sailing Team

A day out with SAP Extreme Sailing Team

세일링은 쉽다. 응? 세일링이 무엇인지도 잘 몰랐던 내가 이제 세일링이 쉽다. SAP Extreme Sailing팀과 경험한 세일링은 그렇다.

“We are committed to transforming the sport of sailing globally by developing tools that help sailors optimize their performance, bring fans closer to the action and enable media and broadcasters to provide better informed commentaries,” said Stefan Lacher, head of Technology, SAP Sponsorships.

2014년 2월 20일에서 23일까지 나흘동안 싱가폴 마리나베이를 배경으로 전세계에서 온 11개 팀의 카타마란 경주를 펼치는데, 경주는 하루에도 몇 개의 라운드를 걸쳐 진행되며 결과적으로 각라운드의 점수합이 가장 높은 팀이 승리를 하게 된다.

나는 이 중 세번째 라운드 경주에 직접승선하여 바람을 가르는 세일링의 짜릿함을 온몸으로 느끼고 돌아왔다. 카타마란이 뭔지도 모랐었던 내가 어떻게 세일링과 친한게 되었을까?

우선 카타마란이 무엇인지 알아야겠다. 카타마란은 두 개 선채가 연결된 모양을 하고 있으며 그 위에 세운 돛으로 풍력을 이용하여 진행하는 배를 말한다. 즉, 돛을 세우고 바람을 받아가는 배 인 것이다.

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SAP data analytics empowers teams in Extreme Sailing Series

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Extreme Sailing Series is in Singapore as the first of 8 international venues for some 260 races this year. 12 teams will be vying to be leaders over four days from today till 23 February, at the Marina Bay.

I joined the SAP Extreme Sailing Team as a guest in their 40 Catamaran during one of the races on the opening day to experience the thrills and challenges of extreme sailing.

The participating multihulls racing against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline at Marina Bay, as the sun sets at the end of a successful first day. Taken with a Samsung GALAXY Note 3. Photo credit: John Tan.

The participating multihulls racing against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline at Marina Bay, as the sun sets at the end of a successful first day. Taken with a Samsung GALAXY Note 3. Photo credit: John Tan.

With things happening so fast and with so many variables changing at the same time, it is easy to see how SAP’s data analytics is an invaluable tool in helping the teams and the coaches squeeze as much performance as possible out of every race.

As in other complex competitive sports such as Formula One racing, a multitude of factors contribute to the success of a participating team.

These variables can also make it confusing and daunting for the spectator to follow and fully appreciate how the race is unfolding.

This is because there is simply too much information assaulting the brain of anyone trying to fully understand why a team they support is falling behind or why a rival is pulling ahead.

The SAP Extreme Sailing Team, with the Singapore Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background. Taken with a Samsung GALAXY Note 3. Photo credit: John Tan.

The SAP Extreme Sailing Team, with the Singapore Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background. Taken with a Samsung GALAXY Note 3. Photo credit: John Tan.

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