Posts Tagged ‘wearables’

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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Infographic: Wearable technology and the Internet of Things

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Ericsson’s report on wearable technology & the IoT explores consumer views on it, how and when wearables might break beyond health and wellness scenarios and cover more diverse needs.

The wearables market is still in the early phases of expansion, and currently dominated by health, wellness and activity tracking devices – despite industry developments pointing to an increasing number of use cases.

The wearables market is still in the early phases of expansion, and currently dominated by health, wellness and activity tracking devices – despite industry developments pointing to an increasing number of use cases.

Key findings from Ericsson’s “Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things” report

  • Wearables become the most personal devices.
    • Two in five users of wearables say they feel naked when not wearing their device, with one in five even sleeping with it on.
    • Despite this, a quarter of those who have bought wearables in the past three months say their expectations have not been met.

“Although consumers show greatest interest in devices related to safety, we also see an openness to wearable technology further away from today’s generation. In five years’ time, walking around with an ingestible sensor, which tracks your body temperature and adjusts the thermostat setting automatically once you arrive home, may be a reality,” says Sing Sethi, Ericsson’s ConsumerLab spokesperson for the report.

  • Consumers predict the wearables inflection point to be beyond 2020.
    • 6 out of 10 smartphone users are confident that wearables will have uses beyond health and wellness.
    • Consumers predict that most wearables ideas will only become mainstream beyond 2020. However, current users of wearables believe the development will be much faster.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) future shaped by wearables.
    • 74 percent believe multiple wearables and sensors will help them interact with other devices and physical things around them, whilst 1 in 3 smartphone users believes they will wear at least 5 wearables beyond 2020.
    • Thus, a setback in wearables adoption might delay the overall adoption of the IoT among consumers.

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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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Jawbone expands UP family with UP MOVE & UP3 fitness bands

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Jawbone announced today that they will be releasing two brand new activity trackers in the coming weeks – the UP MOVE (S$85) and the UP3 (S$288) wristbands.

Jawbone UP MOVE (left) and Jawbone UP3 (right) activity tracking fitness bands.

Jawbone UP MOVE (left) and Jawbone UP3 (right) activity tracking fitness bands.

The UP MOVE will be available in November before Christmas this year, while the UP3 will be made available by early next year in three colors.

“美国消费者电子零件制造商 Jawbone 宣布了两款新的健康手环:Jawbone UP MOVE(十一月起: S$85新元) 以及 Jawbone UP3(明年初开始: S$288新元)。” – 科技点心(微薄)

The UP by Jawbone App for UP MOVE will be available on iOS and Android devices as free download from the App Store and Google Play.

The UP by Jawbone App for UP3 will be available on iOS soon as a free download from the App Store. A compatible Android app for UP3 will be available early next year.

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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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Samsung GALAXY Gear Android smartwatch now available at $398

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

The Samsung GALAXY Gear Android smartwatch is now available for S$398 in Singapore. Six colours are available: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

The GALAXY Gear is available at S$398 in Singapore at major consumer electronics stores, telecommunications operators and Samsung Experience Stores.

The GALAXY Gear is available at S$398 in Singapore at major consumer electronics stores, telecommunications operators and Samsung Experience Stores.

The GALAXY Gear is a smartwatch that notifies users and give them quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more coming from a compatible Samsung Android smartphone or tablet.

The Smart Relay feature of the GALAXY Gear enables users to see the full content of incoming messages on its display.

The GALAXY Gear serves as a wristwatch and comes preloaded with 10 different clock options so users can personalise their watch face.

The Memographer feature uses the 1.9 Megapixel camera on the GALAXY Gear to record both photos and video to help users capture quick, visual records of important information or events from their daily lives, while on the move.

Samsung GALAXY Gear during a preview on 18 September. In the background is its charging frame and the white GALAXY Note 3 phablet.

Samsung GALAXY Gear during a preview prior to its release back in September. In the background is its charging frame and the white GALAXY Note 3 phablet.

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New arrivals: Misfit Shine activity monitor debuts in Singapore

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Misfit Shine – the latest activity monitor to join the ranks of fitbit One and Flex, Nike Fuelband and Jawbone Up – is now available in Singapore.

Selling for S$169.90, the Misfit Shine comes with a clasp and sport band, and is compatible with iOS devices.

Unlike other activity monitors on the market, the Misfit Shine is waterproof - up to 50 metres.

Unlike other activity monitors on the market, the Misfit Shine is waterproof – up to 50 metres. Can you spot the Shine clasped on the swimmer’s che?

Shine is made by Misfit Wearables, a Silicon Valley startup co-founded by Sonny Vu, Srihar Iyengar and John Sculley – former CEO of PepsiCo and Apple.

Founders of Misfit Wearables: (from left)  Srihar Iyengar, Sonny Vu and John Sculley - former CEO of PepsiCo and Apple.

Founders of Misfit Wearables: (from left) Srihar Iyengar, Sonny Vu and John Sculley – former CEO of PepsiCo and Apple.

The company was founded in October 2011 and the Misfit Shine is its first product. The device is manufactured in Korea.

Sculley was in Singapore to brief the media on the trends of activity monitoring and the development of the Misfit Shine.

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