Samsung Unveils the New Gear Fit2 and IconX

The Samsung Gear Fit2 will be available from 10 June 2016, in colour options of Black, Blue and Pink while the cord-free true wireless ear buds Samsung Gear IconX will be available from Q3 2016, in colour options of Black, Blue and White. Both devices will be available at local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore, at the recommended retail price of $298 each.

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ASUS Zen Watch 2 Special Christmas Colour

Its nearing Christmas and ASUS has an exclusive ZenWatch 2 holiday edition for this festive season!

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 Holiday Edition will feature a new rose gold watch face, during this Christmas period with limited quantity. The ZenWatch 2 in rose gold will be available in the Sparrow model of 1.63-inch size with Khaki straps and Wren with the 1.45-inch size with bright orange straps.

In conjunction with the festive occasion, the ZenWatch 2 Holiday Edition in rose gold colour will be retailing at a promotional price of $229 (Usual SRP $249). The ZenWatch 2 is also available in gunmetal and silver colours for the 1.63-inch Sparrow and 1.45-inch Wren models respectively.

The ZenWatch 2 is a nice looking Android Wear watch and one of the few with different sizes to make it more suited for the ladies. The Rose gold option should be a popular choice!

Jaybird releases the next gen wireless sports ear buds X2

Designed for the sport enthusiasts, the new sweat-proof Jaybird X2 will be available in Singapore from today. They are the second generation to the rather popular BlueBuds X, which are standalone bluetooth earbuds for the sports enthusiasts. The new X2s have improved ear fin ergonomics, longer battery life, new vibrant colours, and an enhanced bluetooth signal to match your active lifestyle. This time around, the retail package will also include three sizes of comply sport memory foam ear tips, which were previously sold separately. These foam tips help ensure a better ear canal fit for you to immerse yourself to your workout tunes.

The X2 will be available at all leading electronic retailers from October (today), at the recommended retail price of $259. We will follow up with a review soon!

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LG G Watch R Receives WiFi Update

Recently, I updated my LG G Watch R to the latest Android Wear update, and I noted a few changes off the bat. There’s a new charging display that’s bigger and clearer to read when the watch is on the cradle. It looks a lot like the Moto 360 charging display, sans the flat tire. In addition, this update also brings Wi-Fi to the G Watch R.

With the G Watch R being Wi-Fi capable, it allows wearers to receive notifications and other information on their wrists even without being Bluetooth paired. However, it seems like WiFi on drains the battery a bit more.
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Sony SmartBand 2 comes with Heart Rate Sensor

Sony’s SmartBand 2 is now official, it’s a multi-sensor fitness band that has a heart rate sensor, for deeper insights into your fitness, well-being and even stress levels.

As with other fitness bands like from Jawbone or Fitbit, and even Xiaomi, the SmartBand 2 is able to automatically track your walk, run activities, and now with the heart rate sensor, log the corresponding heart rate too. There’s also automatic sleep detection, to monitor and analyse your sleep cycles. It will be interesting to see how Sony puts all these information together, and if Sony can indeed deliver ‘meaningful’ insights on the user’s heath and stress levels.
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