Posts Tagged ‘wearables’

Virtual Visit to Huawei Health Lab in Dongguan, China

Friday, November 26th, 2021

The new Huawei Health Lab in Songshan Lake in Dongguan, China is the third and largest so far and was officially unveiled on 22 October, 2021, during the first day of the Huawei Developer Conference. I was invited to visit (virtually) the facility as part of the showcase to select media from APAC.

The new Huawei Health Lab in Songshan Lake in Dongguan, China

The new Huawei Health Lab in Songshan Lake in Dongguan, China

In its efforts to lead the industry with continuous technological innovation, Huawei opened its first Health Lab in Shenzhen in 2016.

The 700 sqm facility focussed on research on testing and technology of sports and health products.

Huawei Health Labs help the company lead the industry with continuous technological innovation.

Huawei Health Labs help the company lead the industry with continuous technological innovation. * Click to enlarge.

The next Health Lab was built in Xi’an in 2020.

The bigger 1,100 sqm facility explored the innovation and application of sports and health technologies, to help more people to work out scientifically and live a healthy life.

The latest Health Lab in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, is by far the largest – at 4,380 sqm.

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Event Forecast: Huawei China Dongguan Health Lab Media Visit

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

Huawei will be opening the “doors” of its Health Lab in Dongguan to media from APAC for a virtual tour on 25 November, 2021. The 4,680 sqm facility is Huawei’s largest Health Lab in China.

The latest HUAWEI Health Lab in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China aims to become a world class health and fitness technology institute dedicated to product R&D, standards R&D, certification, exhibitions, and industry incubation activities.

The latest Huawei Health Lab in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China aims to become a world class health and fitness technology institute dedicated to product R&D, standards R&D, certification, exhibitions, and industry incubation activities.

The new Health Lab in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China represents the Huawei’s ¥200 million (SGD 42.5 million) R&D investment that supports more than 80 types of simulation tests.

These tests support and provide data for the R&D department that covers extensive research on human health and fitness, incubation and testing of Huawei’s smart wearable products.

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Event: Huawei APAC Autumn Product Launch 2021

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Huawei unveils the MateBook 14s, Watch GT 3 and nova 9 during its APAC Autumn Product Launch online. The MateBook 14s and Watch GT 3 will hit Singapore shelves soon but there are currently no plans to bring the nova 9 to Singapore. Prices TBA.

The Huawei MateBook 14s and Watch GT 3 will hit Singapore shelves soon but there are currently no plans to bring the nova 9 to Singapore.

The Huawei MateBook 14s and Watch GT 3 will hit Singapore shelves soon but there are currently no plans to bring the nova 9 to Singapore.

The Huawei MateBook 14s features a sleek and portable body frame, weighing approximately at 1.43kg.

It has a 2520 x 1680, 213 ppi Huawei FullView Display and a 90 Hz refresh rate with a ratio of 3:2, to create an immersive visual experience.

Powered by the 11th Generation Intel Core processors, the Huawei MateBook 14s is capable of handling intensive tasks and multi-tasking needs.

Delivering an upgraded, more powerful, and convenient user experience, the new Huawei Watch GT 3 is more dynamic and intelligent.

On top of its fashionable appearance, comprehensive upgrades, and new interface design, it also comes with accurate health and fitness monitoring with TruSeenTM 5.0+, 14-day battery life with new design, and an Intelligent Dynamic Adjustment Plan.

Huawei nova series aims to be the most popular smartphone for young people.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Philips Fresh Air Mask

Friday, October 8th, 2021

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066 retails at S$159 and is now available in Singapore online as well as Best Denki and Amazon Singapore (coming soon). The Fresh Air Mask Filter FY0086 (S$39, available now) and Fresh Air Mask Filter FY0087 (S$39, available from mid-October 2021) are also available for purchase in a box of 5 pieces.

* This story first appeared on Haleness Me.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066’s air filtering technology promises enhanced protection, optimized fit and design.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066’s air filtering technology promises enhanced protection, optimized fit and design.

Royal Philips has launched the Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066 which incorporates a customised Air Power module to help the wearer breathe better.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask combines enhanced protection, design and comfort that is backed by Philips’ heritage in Respironics and extensive research and development.

More details below from the press release.

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Unveil: Apple iPhone 13 mini, Pro, Pro Max; iPad; iPad mini & Watch Series 7

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Apple’s Tuesday event unveiled a new iPhone 13 with more storage, major iPad mini upgrades and a new Apple Watch. The next date to watch is Friday, 24 September when the hardware hits the stores in major markets. Below is the sum-up of the products, their local prices, pre-order dates and more.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The whole slew of new iPhone 13 has been unveiled, with big changes to the iPad mini, a refreshed 10.2-inch iPad and a new Apple Watch Series 7.

The iPhone 13 series gets the new A15 Bionic chip – a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores, four high-efficiency cores and a quad-core GPU.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

The back cameras have been upgraded with wider apertures and new video features, including a Cinematic mode, which transits in-shooting focus smoothly from one subject to another.

There is also a macro lens, and smarter software to recognise skin tones to enable adjustments in tone and warmth filters.

Apple boasts that the iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life than its predecessor, despite its faster chip, 5G, better cameras and new features.

It is also intelligent enough to conserve power consumption by switching to LTE “when 5G speeds aren’t needed”.

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New Arrival: Huawei Band 6 Wearable Smart Fitness Tracker

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Huawei’s entry-level fitness tracker Band 6 will be available in Singapore from 15 April at S$88. Introductory promotions below.

From 15 April 2021, HUAWEI Band 6 will be available at S$88 in three different colours — Graphite Black, Sakura Pink and Forest Green.

From 15 April 2021, Huawei Band 6 will be available at S$88 in three different colours — Graphite Black, Sakura Pink and Forest Green.

Huawei has just announced the new Band 6 – featuring a 1.47-inch enhanced AMOLED FullView Display, 2-week battery life, as well as all-day health monitoring.

The Huawei Band 6 supports all-day monitoring of heart rates, SpO2, sleep, and stress measurement; as well as menstrual cycle tracking for ladies.

Details below from the press release.

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tech4xmas Review: Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Smartwatch

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

The S$398 smartwatch from Huawei offers itself as a fitness and health companion, packaged in a design that combines sports and style. Great Christmas gift for the sporty male.

 

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch (Night Black).

The Watch GT 2 Pro is the most advanced smartwatch from Huawei, offering a comprehensive range of features, with a number of upgrades from its predecessors.

With 100+ workout modes available – including the recently added golf driving range, skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing – you’re highly likely to find your favourite workout whatever your sports of choice is.

 

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch in the box.

In addition, the GT 2 Pro offers attentive health features such as its proprietary TruSeen™ 4.0+ heart rate monitoring technology, TruSleep.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Inspire 2 Health Smartwatches

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Fitbit debuts Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch, as well as upgraded versions of Versa 3 and Inspire 2. Price and availability below.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

Fitbit boasts that the Sense features the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for stress management, a new ECG App, advanced heart rate tracking technology, SpO2 and on-wrist skin temperature sensors.

The Versa 3 adds a GPS and a speaker, while the Inspire 2 sports an enhanced design and Active Zone Minutes (AZM)

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: NUS Showcases InfinityGlove Smart Gaming Glove Prototype

Friday, August 21st, 2020

The InfinityGlove contains ultra-sensitive microfibre sensors that can translate hand gestures into in-game commands, allowing users to play first-person shooters such as Battlefield V without the need for a traditional controller or a keyboard.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.

Editor’s Comments

This is an interesting and innovative project.

Currently each finger of the glove contains one microfibre sensor that can differentiate two states – straightened or curled – due to the difference in conductivity of the liquid metal within the fibre in the two states.

So the overall status of the glove should be readable as a five-digit binary.

Would be good to add one more to the wrist to include bending of the wrist.

And in the longer term, I can think of two ways of improving the resolution of the sensing.

One would be to implement multiple sensors per strand of microfibre.

Another would be to weave multiple microfibre strands to provide a matrix detection pattern for a snapshot of the state of each sensor.

That could probably come in useful as a grid sensor to monitor the distribution of stresses/deformation on a surface etc.

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, has developed a smart glove – called ‘InfinityGlove’ – that allows users to mimic a variety of in-game controls using simple hand gestures.

While the concept of controlling a game using your hands is not new, the main problems have always been weight and flexibility.

The current generation of smart glove type controllers available on the market are usually bulky and rigid as they rely on conventional sensors which put the hard in hardware.

The InfinityGlove overcomes existing problems with weight and flexibility by weaving ultra-thin, highly sensitive microfibre sensors into the material of the glove.

These sensors are not only lightweight and accurate, but also fulfil the role of wires thus reducing the need for additional wiring.

Currently the prototype weighs about 40 grams, and is flexible and comfortable.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Watch3 in Singapore

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 features advanced health features and is now available for pre-orders, for collection from 17 August. Prices and models below.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 in Mystic Black.

The Galaxy Watch3 helps manage your routines, enabling you to achieve fitness goals, and take ownership over your health.

With a slimmed-down version of the rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch3 aims to be the center of your wellness experience, sporting Samsung’s most expansive health suite yet.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was unveiled together with 4 other devices during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

With the Blood oxygen feature, you can measure and track oxygen saturation over time, for fitness and wellness purposes.

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