Garmin epix, fēnix 7 series: Price and availability in the Philippines

Take on the outdoors!



Garmin continues its wearable dominance with its new collection of outdoor smartwatches. The Swiss technology company brought out the renowned fēnix series now on its seventh iteration, along with epix — a new premium GPS smartwatch for urban adventurers.

What’s new on the fēnix 7 series?

The seventh iteration of the fēnix line is equipped with upgraded features, banking on its prominent build and design. It uses wear-resistant, scratch-resistant, and anti-reflective Power Sapphire with a solar panel. Solar efficiency has been increased by 200% through expanding the panel’s surface and optimizing the solar cell’s configuration and conductive materials.

Its Power Manager function has also been upgraded to increase the overall battery life by nearly 300 percent, allowing the fenix 7X to achieve up to 24 days of battery life under UltraTrac Mode.

Athletes get more features geared towards helping them perform better. The Real-Time Stamina function helps users understand their current physical strength, so they can adjust speed and intensity concurrently.

There’s also the Up Ahead feature that lets users create a route and mark their waypoints through the Garmin Connect app, which syncs to the fēnix 7X.

Wellington Co, Spartan Athlete and Garmin brand ambassador, wears the fēnix 7x Sapphire Solar

Moreover, the fēnix 7X introduces the first-ever built-in flashlight which supports four levels of brightness and even a red strobe light to display SOS signals during a crisis. Runners can also take advantage of the flashlight which can be set to running cadence, alternating between white and red lights to enhance safety when running at dusk or at night.

epix now comes with AMOLED

Not everyone is an adventurer day in and day out. This is why Garmin brings out epix — a premium GPS smartwatch for urbanites who relish between outdoor challenges and keeping everything in style.

One of Garmin’s outdoor series, epix, is the first to be equipped with a built-in AMOLED touchscreen while still featuring a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens. It also sports a 4mm lightweight titanium alloy bezel. Further, epix lets you switch between touchscreen and physical button usage.

The smartwatch offers more than 40 sports modes, supporting over 42,000 golf course maps and 2,200 ski resorts around the world. Of course, it carries Garmin’s prominent health functions and smart features.

What sets the epix apart is its exceptional battery life, continuously recording data for 30 hours under GPS sports mode. Under smartwatch mode, it has an ample 16-day battery life and even up to 21 days when Power Manager is activated.

Price and availability

Garmin fēnix 7 series

  • Garmin fēnix 7S (Silver with Graphite Silicone Band) — PhP 39,695
  • Garmin fēnix 7 (Silver with Graphite Silicone Band) — PhP 39,695
  • Garmin fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar (Carbon Gray, Dark Bronze Titanium) — PhP 51,195
  • Garmin fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar (Carbon Gray) — PhP 51,195
  • Garmin fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar (Carbon Gray, Black Titanium) — PhP 56,795

Garmin epix

  • Garmin epix (Slate Steel) — PhP 50,375
  • Garmin epix Black Titanium with Silicone Band (Sapphire) — PhP 56,395
  • Garmin epix Carrera White Titanium with Silicone Band (Sapphire) — PhP 56,395

The Garmin fēnix 7 series and Garmin epix will be available in Garmin’s official stores and retailers.


Xiaomi Smart Band 7 now official

Step up your game



Xiaomi Band 7

The new Xiaomi Smart Band 7 will be available in Singapore and the Philippines over the weekend.

You will get what is expected from an entry-level wearable as the Smart Band 7 features a 1.62-inch AMOLED high-resolution display, all-day heart rate, SPO2, and sleep monitoring, as well as over 110 workout and sports modes.

For those who want to check their health stats constantly, there is an Always-on display option.

The smart band also comes with an all-new VO2 max professional workout analysis for health and fitness junkies to be able to check the maximum amount of oxygen they can utilize during exercise.

Design-wise, it comes with multiple color options for its straps and over 100 watch faces available via the Mi Fitness app.

It also boasts up to a 14-day battery life on a single full charge, and is water-resistant.

Pricing, availability

The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 will be available for sale in Singapore starting on June 25, 2022 through the following outlets:

  • Leading e-commerce platforms
  • Shopee and Lazada
  • Xiaomi authorized stores

It will retail for an early bird price of SG$ 54, a considerable discount from its recommended retail price of SG$ 69.

In the Philippines, the smart band can be purchased starting on June 27, 2022 on Shopee
at an early bird price of PhP 1,999 (from PhP 2,399) which includes one free strap worth PhP 359.


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Razer introduces two new Ornata V3 keyboards

Slim, clicky, and ergonomic



Ornata V3

Razer is releasing two new entry-level gaming keyboards in the Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X, which will both have Razer’s Mecha-membrane switches.

The new keyboards come with all the basics expected of an affordable gaming accessory. That’s everything from their keycaps design, RGB backlight, and more.

The two low-profile gaming keyboards come with smaller footprint and slimline keycap designs. The ABS keycaps are UV-coated for scratch resistance, while the Ornata V3 X’s keycaps are spill-resistant.

The keyboards also feature Razer Chroma RGB with 10 lighting zones. The V3 X has four lighting effects: Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, Static, and Wave.

Aside from these, they have backlit dedicated media keys for more convenient controls such as playing and pausing, skipping, or adjusting brightness or volume.

Adding value to the Ornata V3 and V3 X is their magnetic soft-touch wrists rest. These are not often included for keyboards in their price range.

Pricing, availability

The Razer Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X keyboards are now available on Razer’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and through their authorized sellers.

The Ornata V3 will retail for PhP 2,590 while the Ornata V3 X is priced at PhP 4,199.

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POCO F4, X4 GT now official in the Philippines

Two new midrange smartphone options



POCO is making two more mid-rangers available in the Philippines with the release of the new POCO F4 and POCO X4 GT.

Both smartphones are equipped with powerful processors and do not differ much in terms of specs and features.

Both are poised to deliver a strong and smooth performance in gaming and entertainment. But still being budget-friendly. Here’s a quick overview of the two phone’s details.

POCO F4: Extremely powerful


The POCO F4 is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset with a 7nm processor capable of 5G support and up to a 3.2GHz processing speed.

It is the thinnest model to date in the POCO lineup, boasting a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED 120Hz display with up to a 360Hz touch sampling rate.

When it comes to its rear triple-camera setup, the POCO F4 has a 64MP main camera, along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera.

For the first time, an optical image stabilization (OIS) feature has been added to the main shooter. It obviously comes with a lot of shooting and filming features and can record videos up to a 4K resolution.

The phone has a 4,500mAh battery with 67W turbo charging, taking only 38 minutes to charge up to 100 percent. On a full charge, the POCO F4 is said to offer up to 10 hours of gaming. You also get 21 hours of video playback, and 119 hours of music playback.

POCO X4 GT: High-performance for gaming, entertainment

On the other hand, the POCO X4 GT is equipped with a Dimensity 8100 chipset with an advanced TSMC 5nm processor for fast performance that barely overheats.

What’s unique about the POCO X4 GT is it is POCO’s first LCD True Display smartphone. It also has a unique 20.5:9 LCD display ratio.

Its triple-camera setup is similar to the POCO F4’s, having a 64MP main camera as well that can double as 4K camera too. In front is a 16MP selfie camera. The phone comes pre-installed with 19 vlog templates for those who are into vlogging.

The phone has a longer battery life than the F4, thanks to its 5,080mAh battery that also supports 67W turbo charging. It can charge in full in just 46 minutes.

Pricing, availability, offers

The POCO F4 is available in three colors: Night Black, Moonlight Silver, and Nebula Green. It has two variants: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB.

These will be available via Lazada at PhP 20,990 and PhP 22,990, respectively.

Meanwhile, the POCO X4 GT also comes in three colors: Silver, Black, and Blue. There will be an 8GB + 128GB and an 8GB + 256GB variant.

These will be available via Shopee at PhP 18,990 and PhP 19,990, respectively.

As an introductory offer, POCO is slashing up to PhP 4,000 off for an early bird price. They will also offer a one-time free screen repair service within the first six months after purchase.

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