Fossil’s new update comes with better health and fitness tracking

Track everything real-time with an optimized battery!



Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatches aren’t just stylish accessories, they’re becoming a reliable health and fitness companion, too! If you own one of Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatches, you can touch up your smartwatch experience with Fossil’s new software updates.

Now, it has an optimized activity tracker through its Wellness app. You can track everything real-time: from your heart rate, pace, distance, steps, calories, and even your cardio fitness.

Speaking of which, measuring your cardio fitness level — also known as VO2 max — is a great way to observe your overall cardiorespiratory health. Fossil’s tracker shows an assessment of VO2 max using your resting heart rate and biometrics like age, gender, and weight to exhibit your approximated overall fitness level.

Better battery for 24/7 wearability

If you’re concerned about the battery, fret not. With an optimized battery, its real-time tracking won’t be taking a toll on your smartwatch’s battery life. It’s smart enough to remind you to switch to Extended Mode so you can revel up to extended 24 hours of battery life.

With a long-standing battery life combined with Gen 5 smartwatches’ ability to rapidly charge up to 80 percent in just 50 minutes, you can continuously track your health, fitness, and even sleep history.

Wear your watch from day to night, examine your sleep history through the app, record your restfulness, and set some sleep goals.

Refined design for easier accessibility

On another note, Fossil handed out new look and features to create a more personalized experience. The new update is comprised of custom profile creation with a simplified design for readability. Through Custom Mode, you can generate profiles to fit a particular lifestyle — e.g. workout mode or after-work hours mode — and quickly access it.

Its smartphone app got a refresh, too! Fossil refined its design — adding a new Phone tile and contact avatars — for quicker access to ongoing call status, previous call history, and improved overall usability. Both Android and iPhone users can continue to answer tethered calls.

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Genshin Concert 2022 set on October 2

Celebrating 2 years of adventure



Genshin Concert

HoYoverse has announced that the Genshin Concert 2022: Melodies of an Endless Journey event will officially commence on October 2, 2022, celebrating two years of Genshin Impact adventure.

Music producer Shiro Sagisu has been invited to be the music director of the global online concert that will last for about 75 minutes.

Known arranging the Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale soundtrack, Sagisu will be joined by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra on top of other talented musicians around the world.

The trailer for the upcoming concert is now live, and may be watched below:

Sagisu and his team will recreate beloved Genshin Impact soundtracks for the concert, taking fans on a journey as they reminisce their adventures in the world of Teyvat.

It was announced recently that Genshin Impact Version 3.1 will release on September 28, 2022, so the concert is a fitting incentive for fans as the open-world adventure RPG enters its third year.

The patch update includes Cyno and Nilou’s release, the Desert area, new weapons, and anniversary events.


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World’s Longest Flight with the Acer Chromebook 514

JFK > SIN on Singapore Airlines



A bucket list for any aviation geek like Michael Josh, he finally went to experience the world’s longest flight

— JFK (New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport) to SIN (Singapore’s Changi Airport) on Singapore Airlines Business Class (SQ 23) just last month.

He then took the opportunity to road test the MediaTek Kompanio 828-powered Acer Chromebook 514 to see how long its battery could last.

Enjoy this intersection of his love for flying and technology.

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Cyberpunk 2077 soars to 1M daily players after Edgerunners

The RPG gets a major milestone



Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Following the release of its much-anticipated Edgerunners update and Netflix anime, Cyberpunk 2077 has reached a major milestone.

CD Projekt Red’s single-player, open-world sci-fi RPG has reached one million daily players (new and returning) ever since the patch was made available earlier in the month.

The Netflix anime, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners also debuted last September 13, further elevating the game’s popularity to new heights, so much so that is has become a Steam top seller yet again.

This achievement makes up for the game’s disastrous release in late 2020, when technical issues, particularly bugs, hounded its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

Enhanced for Next-Gen consoles

The Edgerunners update enhanced the game for Next-Gen consoles. It also gave players an opportunity to access in-game goodies inspired by the anime series such as new wardrobe and fresh weapons, as well as a host of new features and content to dig into.

Set in the futuristic Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 revolves around its protagonist V, a mercenary outlaw who needs to secure a one-of-a-kind implant — the Relic — which is the key to immortality.

In exploring the vast city controlled by corporations and highlighted by gang wars, players must customize their character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle to overcome every obstacle they encounter.

SEE ALSO: Cyberpunk 2077 PC review: Looks can be deceiving


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