Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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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Livinguard Re-Affirms Protection Against Delta Variant in Tests

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Livinguard’s face masks passed tests by the Indian National Institute (NII) of Immunology, showing an average of more than 99% effectiveness against viruses and bacteria. The test report can be found here.

The positive results are timely as the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant drives new mask wearing requirements worldwide

The positive results are timely as the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant drives new mask wearing requirements worldwide

The tests reinforces the efficacy of Livinguard’s patented technology in protecting wearers of its masks at a time when face masks are again at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

In Singapore, Livinguard recently partnered with Grab Singapore to provide 22,000 masks for the company’s private car hire and delivery drivers to protect them from COVID-19 virus microbes.

This will provide them with the comfort that they are protected in the course of their work, where they encounter a variety of commuters, F&B staff and home diners, even as Singapore sees an ongoing tally of infections as it moves into managing COVID-19 as endemic.

In addition to being available for purchase online, Livinguard’s selection of antiviral masks is also now available at selected Guardian outlets island-wide, making it easier for those who prefer to shop in person.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Kanso 2 Sound Processor for Cochlear Implants in Singapore

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Cochlear claims that the Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor is the world’s smallest off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

Featuring hearing performance technologies, Cochlear boasts that the Kanso 2 is the first and only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor to offer direct streaming from compatible Apple or Android devices.

“Cochlear is dedicated to bringing sound to people all over the world. The Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor showcases Cochlear’s latest and most advanced hearing performance technology, and marks a new step towards helping people in Singapore living with hearing loss to hear better.  With its latest connectivity features and simple design, this new technology is designed to better meet the different needs and lifestyles of individuals and is the result of persistent efforts to improve hearing outcomes,” said Amy Zheng, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Cochlear.

The Kanso 2 Sound Processor features an integrated rechargeable battery and the highest possible water resistance rating (IP68) for any off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor, giving users the freedom to live an active lifestyle.

Dual microphones filter out background noise to help provide better hearing performance in noise compared to a single microphone.

With ForwardFocus, users can reduce noise from behind them to help them focus on conversations in front of them.

SmartSound IQ with SCAN helps users to hear more clearly in a range of listening environments by capturing sound through dual microphones, analysing surroundings, before automatically adjusting the settings for the hearing conditions.

More details below from the press release.

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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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Five Sleep Tips for World Sleep Day Today

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Today is World Sleep Day, so here are five tips on how to get a better night’s sleep from sleep expert Fitbit.

Sleep like a baby with 5 sleep tips from Fitbit. Photo by Tara Raye on Unsplash.

Sleep like a baby with 5 sleep tips from Fitbit. Photo by Tara Raye on Unsplash.

Getting our eight hours of quality sleep every night is important as adequate sleep and regular sleep patterns help rejuvenate our mood regulation, cognitive function, and overall health.

According to Fitbit’s data in 2020, Singaporeans were sleeping more last year.

However, Singaporeans still had one of the lowest sleep durations in the region, indicating there is still room for us to improve our quality of sleep.

So here are five tips for ways you can sleep longer and get a better quality shut eye.

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Study: Singaporeans Lose Sleep Over COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

The Philips 2021 global sleep survey finds that Singaporeans now average 6.8 hrs of sleep per night, down from 7 hours in the 2020 survey.

A year since the start of COVID-19, Singaporeans' sleep issues loom large.

A year since the start of COVID-19, Singaporeans’ sleep issues loom large.

The Philips 2021 global sleep survey, in its sixth annual installment, is being released to mark World Sleep Day tomorrow.

The study also found that over half (57%) of Singaporeans’ ability to sleep well has been directly impacted by the pandemic, with more than a third experiencing negative impact on their stress, ability to sleep well, mental/emotional health, sleep and work routines.

With telehealth on the rise, Singaporeans are open to online means to address sleep-related
concerns, yet fear hinders many from getting tested for obstructive sleep apnea.

More details below from the study.

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tech4CNY Giveaway: Hydragun Percussive Therapy Massage Gun

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Stand a chance to win a Hydragun percussive therapy massage gun that alleviates muscle aches and aids in injury recovery. Read on to find out how.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

It’s the Lunar New Year season and a time for spring cleaning.

What better gift for new year than something to ease the aches and sores from all those exertions – on top of their regular gym workouts?

I have been using the Hydragun for a few months now and it really helps – and still works as new!

I’ll be choosing one participant to walk away with a set of Hydragun massage gun (worth S$399).

In the box is the vibrating therapy massager with six changeable heads – 4 regular, 2 stainless steel.

The winner will be announced on 11 February – I will DM you directly if you are the lucky winner.

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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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New Arrival: Livinguard Masks Against COVID-19 SARS-COV-2 Virus

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Livinguard has brought its reusable face masks in Singapore. Three versions for different levels of protection (and breathability) are available online at Shopee, Lazada and ORO. Prices below.

 

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Here are the Street (2 layers) and Pro (3 layers) of the Livinguard masks.

I tried out the Street and Pro versions and liked them.

It feels light, fitting and doesn’t clog up the nostrils when you breathe.

There are three versions for different levels of protection and breathability, in 4 colours and 3 sizes.

Each mask can be rinsed once a week for up to 30 times – so that works out to 210 days of usage.

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