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Apple Watch can double as a camera viewfinder for iPhones

Works on third-party camera apps too!

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Here’s a nifty trick that Apple users will be pleased to know. The Apple Watch can actually double as a camera viewfinder for an iPhone. Plus, this trick also works with other third-party camera apps — useful if you’re into vlogging or taking the perfect shot.

Transforming your Apple Watch into a camera viewfinder is quite simple. Simply open the Camera Remote app on your watch, which will also open the Camera app on your iPhone. From your iPhone, you can toggle between different camera modes to suit your needs. Twitter user @PeterSciretta, for example, uses his Apple Watch as a viewfinder for vlogging.

But it doesn’t stop there. You can even use the Apple Watch to remotely capture a photo or a video. Surprisingly, the viewfinder and remote shutter feature work without a lag. Some smartwatches that have a remote shutter feature lags even when near the connected smartphone so this is indeed a wisely executed feature from Apple.

What is particularly impressive here is that this trick also extends to third-party camera apps. Twitter user @JeffRoy confirmed that this also works with the FiLMiC Pro — an app used by a majority of videographers out there.

Remote viewfinder and camera shutter works for other devices too

What if you have a Wear OS smartwatch and an Android phone instead? Luckily, Wear OS smartwatches can also act as a remote viewfinder and a camera shutter for Pixel phones.

Lite OS-powered smartwatches can also do the same on Huawei smartphones though users are limited to a remote camera shutter. As for Samsung users, they can download the Camera Controller app that grants them a remote viewfinder and a camera shutter. The caveat, though, is that it only works on select Samsung devices.

This is indeed a nifty trick that could go a long way for vloggers and photographers out there. Rear cameras are much powerful and versatile than selfie cameras on most smartphones so many rely on these for serious needs. Having a remote viewfinder ensures everyone out there gets their frame right before hitting that capture button.

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realme shows off the realme 8’s 108MP camera

It has a lot of “firsts”

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The race for megapixels is on and realme in no mood of missing out. The phone maker has showed-off its 108-megapixel camera setup, which will be found on the upcoming realme 8 Pro.

The massive sensor not only produces a sharper image, but also brings the world’s first tilt-shift time-lapse video, starry time-lapse video, and new portrait filters. realme is confident the camera will be able to outmatch the competition. Currently, Xiaomi’s Mi 10i and Mi 10T series have a 108-megapixel camera, but the two sensors are different.

realme has opted for Samsung’s HM2 sensor for the primary camera and it features a larger sensor with a size of 1/1.52″. The larger pixel size ensures better image quality and it supports 9-in-1 pixel binning technology. The brand has shown off a few images that were clicked with the sensor.

For zooming, it supports 3x in-sensor zoom, which processes a 12-megapixel image in the end. Essentially, the sensor will compress the image but retain details that are necessary for the picture. In turn, the algorithm improves accuracy, colors, as well as contrast.

A Starry Mode is also showed-off and it can shoot a video timelapse, using a time-lapse video algorithm based on starry photos. The camera clicks 30 pictures in 480 seconds and compiles that into a one-second video.

There’s also a tilt-shift mode that’ll let you adjust the shape, angle, position, and size of the bokeh effect. Along with this, there are three portrait filters — Neon Portrait, Dynamic Bokeh Portrait, and AI Color Portrait.

The company hasn’t announced the launch date of the realme 8 series. But we know it’ll be coming first to India in March 2021. Finally, realme has reiterated that its “realme number series” naming format for smartphones shall continue focusing on camera-centric innovations.

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realme Watch S Pro: Price and availability in the Philippines

Pro experience at an affordable price tag

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Smartphone maker realme has just launched the realme Watch S Pro in the Philippines. Dubbed as the partner for your everyday lifestyle, the “pro” smartwatch packed more than just the essential features.

Currently, it’s the company’s most premium watch. It sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED round display with high resolution and brightness and uses a powerful dual-process supporting a faster refresh rate while consuming less power.

Also, it’s equipped with a 450mAh battery that lasts up to 14 days on a single charge. It also tracks up to 15 different workout modes, thanks to its advanced dual-satellite GPS sensors.

Additionally, the smartwatch measures steps, heart rate, sleep, and even blood oxygen levels. Moreover, the smartwatch comes with a premium build where you can pair over 100+ watch faces to suit your mood and style — all while only retailing for PhP 8,990.

Shopee Mega 3.3 Shopping Sale

Heads up! The realme Watch S Pro will be available on Shopee, in time for the 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale happening on March 3, 2021, at 12:00 AM (GMT+8).

Get PhP 1,300 off for the realme Watch S Pro this 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale. From PhP 8,990, the smartwatch will be available for only PhP 7,690. Make sure to use the voucher code: GADGETZONE8 before you check out.

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realme Smart TV: Price and availability in the Philippines

Real picture, real sound

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Homes are indeed getting smarter, and realme joins in the fray, bringing the Smart TV to the Philippines.

The realme Smart TV comes in two sizes: a 32-inch with HD resolution and a 43-inch model with Full HD resolution. Both models have LED panels for their display, equipped with a MediaTek processor, 24W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio support, and Android TV out of the box, bringing along support for Google Assistant and other bundled apps.

Popular media streaming platforms like Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and more are also available with its remote control having a dedicated button for the first three platforms mentioned.

The Smart TV boasts its Chroma Boost technology, which optimizes the brightness, color, contrast, and clarity for a top-notch viewing experience. Moreover, it sports several port options such as a couple of USB ports, HDMI, AV, and digital audio port. Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi.

The 32-inch realme Smart TV retails for PhP 11,990 while the 43-inch model is available for PhP 18,990.

Shopee Mega 3.3 Shopping Sale

Heads up! The realme Smart TV will be available on Shopee, in time for the 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale happening on March 3, 2021, at 12:00 AM (GMT+8).

Both models will get PhP 3,000 off; the 32-inch model with an SRP of PhP 11,990 will be available for PhP 8,990 while the 43-inch model with an SRP of PhP 18,990 will be available for PhP 15,990.

Make sure to use the voucher code: GADGETZONE8 before you check out. On another note, ten lucky buyers of the realme Smart TV will get a free realme Soundbar. Meanwhile, first-batch buyers of the TV will get free 12 months extended warranty worth PhP 3,990.

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