5 reasons why the Fitbit Inspire HR is perfect for the fashion-forward

Can be great accessories!



It is the time of wearables! Though smartwatches with built-in fitness tracking are all the rage, there are still the stylish and fashion-forward who prefer pretty bracelets, watches, and accessories to a smartwatch staple.

This doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on fitness wearables though. There are a few fitness trackers out there that will definitely agree with whatever your personal style is and the Fitbit Inspire HR is one of them. Here are a few reasons why.

It already looks cute in lavender

The Fitbit Inspire HR has this pastel lavender option and it’s muted enough not to be too eye-catching and pretty enough not to be too boring.

It also does not scream “sports trackers!” which is a general concern we ladies have when it comes to wearables.

The straps are made of silicon so you can definitely wear them anywhere without ruining it.

There are other beautiful strap options

If lavender isn’t your jam, there are a number of other options to choose from. My favorite is this gold mesh strap that gives the Inspire HR that more formal vibe.

The options don’t stop there: There are leather straps, floral prints, patterns, and even more colors.

Unfortunately, not all the straps are available in all Fitbit countries. Nevertheless, the choice is there if you can get to them.

It doesn’t eat up that much arm real estate

The fact that this tracker isn’t too bulky means you have space on your arms for other accessories!

Layering jewelry is an option and your classic analog luxury watch (yes, a statement piece, I know) can still go on your other wrist. It’s an arm party!

You can also change the watch faces

Though the Inspire HR doesn’t do watch faces as complicated as the Fitbit Versa’s Bitmoji faces, there are still options.

I love the attention to detail as tiny as this. I’m personally liking this minimal analog clock face because it doesn’t feel too cluttered with numbers.

You still get great fitness tracking functions

This tiny thing has 24-hour heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, activity tracking, and calorie burn tracking. It’s also waterproof so you can track your swimming.

The Inspire HR runs with the Fitbit app. Connecting it to your phone means you’ll be able to get customizable smartphone alerts and connected GPS so you can track your runs. What I especially love is the built-in female health tracker that integrates your period tracking into your overall health stats. Battery power is pretty good, too, lasting me four to five days on a single charge.

The Fitbit Inspire HR retails for PhP 6,290 in the Philippines and SG$ 158 in Singapore.


Singaporean designer brand UNIQ brings its stylish accessories to the Philippines

No, it’s not UNIQLO



Yet another designer brand has entered the Philippine market. Originally from Singapore, UNIQ has launched in the Philippines, introducing its product lineup as well as its plans for expansion.

UNIQ produces elegantly designed cases for iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, AirPods, and even MacBooks. Non-iPhone users don’t have to worry as the brand has Android cases for Samsung, and cases for Huawei is in the works.

Aside from dressing up your gadgets, UNIQ has something for those who want to stay connected and organized. For instance, they have a sleek, smart cable organizer for Lightning and USB-C cables. Additionally, they offer wireless charging pads, power banks, and charging stations equipped with USB-C which supports quick charging, as well.

Furthermore, UNIQ has power adapters and travel chargers compatible with over 150 countries. They also have beautifully crafted pouches, sleeves, and bags to protect your devices while you travel.

Officially distributed by Macpower, a distributor for Globe, Power Mac Centers, and Lazada, the products will become available when they open their first kiosk on June 22 at 4F Cyberzone, The Annex Building, SM City North EDSA. Suggested retail prices range from PhP 1,000 to PhP 5,000.

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Pantone accessories are here to complement your style!

We want ’em all!



Photo by Vincenz Lee | GadgetMatch

Over the years, Pantone has grown as an authority and standard for colors. What was once a color guide for designers has become a part of contemporary culture. As people started identifying themselves through Pantone’s colored chips, manufacturers capitalized on this trend by incorporating Pantone into their products.

Through Pantone Universe licensing, manufacturers can apply Pantone’s branding and popular design. I’ve seen different applications, mostly on fashion and lifestyle accessories, but seeing it on computer peripherals and other electronics is a total treat.

Originally manufactured by DataPlus Supplies Inc., this Taiwanese company sells Pantone-licensed accessories that you’ll definitely buy to match your style.

For instance, they sell gaming accessories in different shades of blue. One of their best-looking is the teal-colored one, as it deviates from the usual blue and black combination used by gamers in their gaming setups.

You can also make a statement using these Pantone-colored USB fans and speakers when you’re traveling, especially in hot and humid countries. Fabulous, right?

For those who want to stay connected, stay away from the usual white and black power banks and get a Pantone-colored unit! There’s a rare chance of losing it compared to when you use a more generic power bank. And oh, they also have wireless chargers!

If you truly embrace Pantone’s branding, there’s a bag carrying the color guide’s popular design.

Lastly, there’s a whole line of computer accessories and electronics waiting for you. Pantone really found its way into our lives and yes, we want all of them!

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Apple Watch comes with new updates: App Store, menstrual cycle tracking, and more

Apple is trying to make your life easier!



Apple is now making lives easier as they unveiled the new watchOS 6 in WWDC 2019, bringing the App Store with promising apps, new watch faces, and expanded features.

App Store without your iPhone

With watchOS 6, you can use the App Store to browse, download, and install apps directly on your watch, without the need to download a paired app on your iPhone.

Additional updates are coming as well, such as the Apple Books for your audiobooks, Voice Memos, and the Calculator app, which has a unique feature allowing you to split bills and calculate how much tip you’ll give.

Better watch faces incoming

Apple introduced what they call “simply beautiful and richly detailed” watch faces. There’s a modular compact, a gradient watch face, an oversized numerical watch face available in multiple languages, a modern digital watch face in multiple colors, a California dial watch face, and Solar Dial.

Cycle Tracking and Dose

Over the years, the Apple Watch has introduced health- and fitness-related features which made the wearable a valuable piece that can even save lives. In 2019, two more health-focused apps are coming: Cycle Tracking, a menstrual tracking and women’s health monitoring app, and Dose, a pill reminder app.

Expanding more features

Activity Trends, a new feature for the Apple Watch, is here to show your fitness data to give you a picture of your daily activity and to compare how you’re doing for the past 90 days. It’s smart enough to give you advice on what to do if your performance is going down. Talk about having a coach through your wrist!

For those concerned about their hearing, the Noise app can measure the noise level in your area and notify you through your watch if the decibel level reaches 90, which begins to impact hearing according to the World Health Organization.

Fast forward to fall

Apple’s watchOS 6 will be available starting this fall in select iPhones running iOS 13 or later and up until the Apple Watch Series 1, but it won’t make its way to the original Apple Watch.

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