Showing posts with label Wearable-Electronics. Show all posts
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Samsung has launched Gear Fit 2, the next version of their wearable fitness band. Note that its predecessor, the Gear Fit, was unveiled in 2014.

Samsung Gear Fit 2

The Gear Fit 2 boasts a simple-yet-stylish design and flaunts an ergonomic curve. It is compatible with devices that run Android 4.4 or higher, and itself runs on Samsung's Tizen OS. The battery capacity of the band is 200 mAh.

It comes with a standalone music player. The band is powered by 512 MB RAM and a 1 GHz dual-core chipset. The onboard storage is 4 GB. The Samsung Gear app can be used to transfer music between the band and the smartphone.

The band features an in-built heart rate monitor (HRM) and a GPS module. This ensures that distance, speed, calories burnt, and heart rate are recorded accurately. Standalone GPS means there is no need to connect the band to a smartphone to get directions. Moreover, the S Health app can be used to see the performance and related statistics.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 charging

The company claims that the wristband can automatically detect the activity from a list of activities that include walking, cycling, and running. The accuracy of these claims is yet to be verified.

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is equipped with a 1.5-inch Super AMOLED curved display, with a resolution of 432x216 pixels. It is IP68 certified, which effectively means that the band is water and dust resistant (for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 m of water).

The straps are interchangeable and come in small and large sizes. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is Bluetooth compatible.

The wristband comes in three color options, viz., black, blue and pink. It also offers a bunch of watch faces to choose from. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 will retail at $179, and compete with the likes of Microsoft Band 2 and Pebble 2.

Watch the launch video below:

Intex has today launched its latest smartwatch, the Intex iRist Pro, in India.

Intex iRist Pro

The smartwatch features an aluminum alloy body. It is compatible with devices that run Android 4.3 or higher, and iOS 7 or greater. The battery capacity of the smartwatch is 400 mAh.

Intex iRist Pro is powered by 64 MB RAM and MediaTek MT2502C chipset. The onboard storage is 128 MB. It is Bluetooth enabled, with no SIM slot. It comes with an in-built pedometer to monitor steps, measure distance and count calories.

The smartwatch comes with a 1.6-inch 2.5D display, with a resolution of 240x240 pixels. The trans-reflective display ensures the time is displayed even if the screen is turned off.

The smartwatch comes with interchangeable straps. A nylon strap is available for free. It weighs 50.3 grams, and is water resistant.

Intex iRist Pro comes in black and mustard blue color options. It is priced at ₹4,999 ($75 approx.) and is available exclusively on Flipkart.
Nike has unveiled its latest offering in the commercial adaptive lacing section, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. This is in fact the first consumer-focused product in this category.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

What does it do?

The shoe is targeted towards athletes. It tries to solve the typical problem of distraction which may affect their performance during the game.

How does it work?

When the wearer steps in the shoe, the heel hits a sensor located at the bottom. The sensor then detects and reacts, automatically tightening the shoe around the foot. Moreover, the two buttons located on the side can be used to tighten and loosen the grip to reach a comfortable level. So it is a nearly automatic solution as of now.

What else can be expected?

The team at Nike is willing to take this a step further. What if the shoe can automatically detect when the wearer needs it to be tightened or loosened? Maybe during the last few seconds of a race, or while chasing the striker in a soccer game, or while making that extra effort to complete the run in the game of cricket. If this comes to reality, this will take sports to a whole new level of healthy competition and excitedness, all thanks to technology.

The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be made available only to athletes having a Nike+ membership. It will be available in three colors at the beginning of the holiday season this year. There is no word on the pricing yet, but we expect it to be priced on the higher side given its uniqueness.

Check out the related video below:

Garmin today announced the Approach S20 smartwatch with GPS support. It is stylish, sleek and lightweight. It comes preloaded with more than 40,000 courses around the world. It supports daily activity tracking.

Garmin Approach S20

The AutoShot round analyzer feature records the location and distance of every shot automatically. It can gather even more data like the average distance for each club, longest drive per round and overall. This data is uploaded to Garmin Connect mobile app for post-round analysis.

Golfers can use the Green View feature to see the outline of the green on each hole, where they can manually position the pin to that day’s location in order to get the most accurate measurements. They can even see all their shots overlaid onto one map to see their own personal trends.

It can also track individual statistics like fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round.

In addition to the golf features, the smartwatch boasts daily activity tracking which monitors and records steps taken, calories burned, distance and sleep. It can also receive smart notifications from smartphones, so users can stay connected with notifications for call, texts and emails right on their watch.

The smartwatch can run up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 8 weeks in watch mode with activity tracking. It boasts of a 5 ATM water rating.

The watch will be available in February this year. It will come in black, white and midnight teal color options. It will have a price of $199.99.
Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung Gear S2, a sleek and smart wearable watch. It boasts of a smart circular design with a customized UI.

Samsung Gear S2

The smartwatch is easily customizable, thanks to a number of dial faces and straps. Any standard 20 mm strap will serve the purpose. 

The device is introduced in two different options, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. The latter is made for those who prefer a more timeless design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. On the other hand, the former version is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.

The watch can remotely control music apps on the smartphone for a hands-free listening experience.

The watch possesses a durable stainless steel body. It is extremely light and compact. It is equipped 
with a 1.2 inch 302 ppi Super AMOLED display, and offers a vibrant viewing experience both indoors and outdoors. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

The device runs on Tizen OS and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. It is compatible with all Android devices (Kitkat version) with minimum RAM of 1.5 GB.

The watch is equipped with a 250 mAh battery. 
It also comes with Ultra Power Saving mode, same as the one seen on their smartphones.

The Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Grey and Silver case with a sporty band. The Gear S2 Classic will be available in a Black case with a leather band. A variety of band options are also available with both the Gear S2 (Mendini, Warm Grey and Red) and the Gear S2 Classic (Grey leather and Brown leather).

The devices are available at a price of 
24,300 ($360 approx.) for the Gear S2 and 25,800 ($380 approx.) for the Gear S2 Classic.
Huawei has unveiled Jewel and Elegant versions of its premium smartwatch at CES this year. Note that their first smartwatch was launched in September last year (versions Classic, Active and Elite). These new versions are targeted at female customers. Needless to say, the devices sport an elegant look, which is in line with the latest fashion trends.

Huawei Watch Jewel

Featuring Swarovski Zirconia dotted around the rose gold-plated case, each measuring 1.5 mm in size, the Jewel glistens and shines.

The Elegant edition has a knurled pattern effect around its rose gold-plated case.

These female versions come with the same specs as that of the original Huawei Watch. That means an AMOLED display of 1.4-inch with 400x400 pixel resolution, pixel density 286 ppi, 300 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

Complemented beautifully by the two genuine Italian leather watch straps, available in pearl white and sapphire blue, both these versions come pre-loaded with over 40 watch faces.

Huawei Watch Elegant

Powered by Android Wear, the devices display alerts for calls, texts, instant messages and emails. They are both Android and iOS compatible. They also feature Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headphones usage. They also feature a heart rate sensor and a motion sensor.

They also sport scratch-proof sapphire crystal, coating their circular 44mm faces. The devices get their strength from the cold-forged stainless steel. They are plated in rose gold.

These new versions will be available beginning March this year. All the countries where the original devices are available will also sell the new versions.
It's the new year eve, and everyone is busy making resolutions for the upcoming year. If you are determined to get fit in 2016, you might consider buying the latest fitness band in the market, the Swipe F-Band.

Swipe F-Band

The band is lightweight, comfortable and stylish. The comfortable texture is suitable for daily use, and can be worn all day and all night long.

The device offers features like steps tracker, sleep monitor, and call reminder.

Steps tracker will help to accurately track daily statistics like steps taken and calories burned. Set your targets and take your first step towards fitness. You can revise your targets as and when required, so that you can have a rigorous fitness schedule.

The sleep monitor feature monitors how long and how well an individual sleeps. Silent wake alarm can be activated as well.

The band will also notify the users about any new incoming calls, thanks to the call reminder feature.

The users can sync all their data, including fitness and sleep records, with the F-Band app via Bluetooth. The manufacturer claims that the data of up to one calendar year can be saved. 

The band comes with a rechargeable 55 mAh battery. The charge time is approximately 30 minutes via USB charging cable.

The device is available in red and blue color options, exclusively on Snapdeal at a price of ₹1,499 ($25 approx.). The registrations are already open, and the sale starts on January 7th next year.
Like every year, Google has followed the custom and released a list of most searched devices over the year. As expected, Apple's latest iPhone offering has topped the list. The new iPad and its Microsoft competitor have also made the cut. Both Apple and Samsung have three of their products in the top ten. Find the complete list below, in order of decreasing number of searches.

Apple iPhone 6S

Apple iPhone 6S

iPhone 6S is, without doubt, the most searched consumer durable on Google. The aura of the brand along with its tech innovations is enough to make people talk about its products. iPhone has always been seen as a benchmark for all the other smartphone manufacturers across the world. The 3D touch capability produced a lot of buzz for this product.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

The Korean manufacturer first announced Galaxy S6 in March during the Mobile World Congress. It was launched in India later during the same month. It is the latest offering in the famous Galaxy series, which is enough for it to make buzz across the world. Note that another device, Galaxy S6 Edge, was also launched alongwith, but it couldn't make its presence felt.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Watch is one of the various tech wearables available in the market. With all the major giants producing at least one of those, how could the Cupertino based OEM not enter this field. Result was the Apple Watch. Even though the price of this product is too high when compared to its competitor counterparts, a handsome number of devices were sold. After all, it's Apple, right?

Apple iPad Pro

Apple iPad Pro

The latest addition to the iPads this year was the iPad Pro. The strange (or not?) thing is that this device runs on iOS platform, and not on Mac OS. However, it is from Cupertino, and is capable enough to garner enough search requests (if you know what we mean!).



This is the latest addition to the famous G series of smartphones by LG. The leather case is the USP of LG G4. With a ground-breaking camera module and a cutting-edge design, this smartphone deserves to be in this list.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The latest entry to the Note series was launched in India in September this year. Featuring 4 gigs of RAM along with 5.7 inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 2560x1440 pixels resolution, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a beast in its range. No doubt it is featured in the top ten.

Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5

The 4G enabled Galaxy J5 was announced in India in July 2015. It is the third Samsung device to feature in this list. It was the selfie phone by Samsung, a response to the Chinese competitors. However, the companion device, Galaxy J7, did not create equivalent buzz.

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

The design of this device is pretty much the same as that of its predecessor, the One M8 (it was one of the best smartphones launched last year). It was released in March this year. With major upgrades in the RAM and camera modules, but the same aluminium-based body, the HTC One M9 somehow appeared on this list!

Huawei Nexus 6P

Huawei Nexus 6P

This is the latest Nexus Model by Google in association with Chinese manufacturer Huawei. It was first announced in September this year, and then released in India almost a month later. Nexus 6P was the first Nexus device ever developed by a Chinese brand. Another Nexus device, LG Nexus 5X, was also launched. Read our comparison of the two devices.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

This is Microsoft's response to Apple's iPad Pro. Surface Pro 4 was launched in October this year. Running on Windows 10 and Intel Skylake processors, this device is one hell of a beast. Windows Hello, Gorilla Glass protection, fingerprint scanner, hybrid cooling and Surface Pen were enough to make sure this device makes its cut.

Do you agree with Google, or you think there's something else which should have made to this list?
Riding on the success of Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola has finally launched the next version of this device in India today.

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd gen)

The case design features lugs specifically tailored for men and women, and polished bezels in new styles. One can choose from two case sizes - a 46 mm design, or a 42 mm one, for a sleeker and elegant look.

The Moto 360 (2nd gen) is IP67 rated, which means it is dust and water resistant. It is to be noted that it is recommended not to use it while swimming, diving or engaging in other underwater activities. It is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher, and iOS 8.2 or higher.

Powered by Android Wear, the watch gives you complete control right from your wrist. The device is WiFi enabled. The exclusive Live Dials also make it easier to dive in with shortcuts right on the watch.

Total five variants of the watch are introduced in India - three metal variants and two leather ones. Also, two variants are introduced exclusively for women - a distinctive rose gold with blush leather and natural metal. The men's variants will be available in cognac, black leather and black metal. The collection is available on Flipkart, starting at 19,999 ($300 approx.).

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd gen) specifications

Operating System: Android Wear

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Memory: 512 MB RAM

Storage: 4 GB internal

Price: Get a price on the Motorola Moto 360 (2nd gen)