Garmin vivomove Sport comes to the Philippines

Hybrid smartwatch for health and wellness



Garmin’s new vivomove Sport hybrid smartwatch is now available for pre-order in the Philippines until February 7, 2022.

The latest addition to the vivomove lineup features a full suite of health and wellness tools. There are built-in sports apps connected with GPS, and more.

Health and wellness

The vivomove Sport is equipped with an extensive range of tools from Garmin’s industry-leading health features.

The latest smartwatch monitors respiration, Pulse Ox1, stress, advanced sleep (with stages), hydration logging and 24/7 heart rate. There’s also user-configurable alerts for high or low readings.

Body Battery energy monitoring shows the body’s current energy level. It can help with scheduling workouts and knowing when it’s time to rest and recover.

Women’s health features include menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking, allowing women to log and record symptoms and other health and wellness data via the Garmin Connect app.

Health and fitness data are all stored in the Garmin app too for convenience and easy access.

Fitness and sports features

Like its name suggests, the vívomove is like a gym at home that allows users a more active lifestyle.

It includes built-in sports apps for yoga, strength, Pilates, cardio, treadmill, cycling and more.

Users may also connect it to a compatible smartphone’s GPS to accurately track distance and pace during walks, runs, or bike rides.

Usual monitoring functions like step counting, calories burned, intensity minutes, and more are likewise included.

Fashion and function every day

The vívomove Sport is designed with real ticking watch hands and a hidden display that only appears when needed. Interacting with the touchscreen automatically makes the clock hands dynamically move away. 

Inspired by the luxe comfort trend, the smartwatch features a silicone band and color-coordinated watch dial in warm colorways, while its refined metallic accents add a sleek, contemporary feel.

The smartphone boasts of a battery life of up to five days in smartwatch mode, with up to an additional day for hands only mode.

Safety and tracking features also include sending a message with the user’s location to their emergency contact for additional peace of mind wherever.

The vivomove Sport can be used with either Android or Apple smartphones, unlike many other smartwatches.

Pricing and availability

The vivomove Sport is available in the Philippines for pre-order for PhP 9,595. It is available until February 7, 2022.

Garmin officially partnered with Penny Pairs for the pre-order promotion where buyers can get a free set of Penny Pairs jewelry and Garmin manicure set.

Customers can receive either Figaro Gold Bracelets, Trina Gold Studs or Gabbie Huggies for each watch purchase, limited to the first 25 purchases only.

Pre-0rder here.

Additionally, Garmin PH will have a #WhatDoesTimeLookLike social media contest with details available on their social media accounts.

Official launch

The vivomove Sport will officially launch in the Philippines on February 8, 2022 at all Garmin Brand Stores, official online Garmin stores (Lazada, Shopee, and the Garmin PH Viber Community.


Sony confirms ‘Horizon’ and ‘God of War’ shows are coming

And a Gran Turismo show



After years of terrible video game adaptations, the entertainment industry just can’t get enough of them in the past year or so. Shows and films based on popular video game titles are setting the world on fire. If Sony’s latest investor’s meeting is anything to go by, it looks like we’re not done with the genre. Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War are reportedly getting TV series soon.

Sony had a lot to say during its latest meeting. However, amid all the announcements, the general implication was simple enough to understand. The company wants to expand and grow its branches outside of console gaming. That plan includes adapting more of its exclusive properties into television.

Reported by analyst David Gibson on Twitter (via IGN), Sony has officially confirmed development for a Horizon series on Netflix, a God of War series on Amazon, and a currently untethered Gran Turismo series.

Unfortunately, the presentation did not reveal any other details for the upcoming shows. Plot and casting details are still an unknown.

All three titles, especially Horizon and God of War, are part of Sony’s prized possessions. An adaptation for any of these titles is huge. However, it’s always a hit. Most recently, Sony allowed an Uncharted film to show in theaters, and the response was… mixed. While the sheer number of video game adaptations are impressive, their quality is definitely all over the place for now.

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Samsung prints cat billboard to show off 200-megapixel camera

Look at all those pixels



If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That said, if you have a gigantic 200-megapixel camera, what can you do to flex your chops? Obviously, you print every photo onto a billboard. Samsung, in one of the craziest flexes this year, has printed a billboard of a cat photo taken with its 200-megapixel camera.

From two years ago to early last year, Samsung teased plans for a much, much larger camera in the megapixel race. Reports at the time already confirmed the coming of the 200-megpiaxel camera, but Samsung went so far as to tease a 600-megapixel shooter.

Now, the 200-megapixel ISOCELL camera is now ready for launch. Of course, it’s not our first time seeing the huge camera. Samsung previously unveiled the sensor back in September but didn’t confirm its launch on a specific device yet.

The lack of a device won’t stop Samsung from showing off its power, though. The company got a photographer and used the sensor to take photos of a cat. Then, they printed the photo onto a billboard to show off the captured detail.

However, though the flex is certainly impressive, not everyone has the money or the desire to have their own billboard. The specifics of the 200-megapixel camera might go over most users today. Still, once the camera drops into mainstream shooter, it’s good to know what it’s exactly capable of.

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Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025

More games for PC and mobile



Do you have a PlayStation 5 already? Despite being more than a year since its launch, the new console practically flies off from the shelves and into the hands of lucky buyers (less likely) or scalpers (more likely). However, based on Sony’s current plans, you might want to claw a bit deeper for one. Sony might stop releasing PlayStation 4 games by 2025.

Recently, Sony hosted a business briefing for its investors. Reported by Video Games Chronicle, company president Jim Ryan shared what the PlayStation has in store for the future. More conclusively, Ryan stated that they have plans to bump up releases for both PC and mobile platforms. By 2025, around half of Sony’s game releases will launch for those two platforms.

In the past, Sony was notoriously against releasing its exclusive games for the PC. However, the company recently reversed its stance by porting some of its titles, including Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War. With its latest plans, Sony is hugely diversifying its portfolio.

As you might have noticed from above, that’s not the only thing they hinted at. Though Ryan did not speak much about it, the graphic also depicts a stark lack of PlayStation 4 titles coming out in 2025. The year will see only PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile releases, potentially signaling the end of the PS4 era.

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