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Starting your fitness journey can be daunting and pretty costly. If you’re the type who wants a reliable fitness tracker to cover the basics, the Honor Band 4 may just be the right fit. But remember, exercise tracking with a capable fitness wearable is one thing, and actually putting in the work is another.

Good luck and get going, girl!

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The AirPods Pro will cost as much as a new phone

New form factor will be noise-canceling

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Be honest; how many times have you lost an AirPod? Once? Twice? Naturally, you’ll never hear anyone admit it. Apple doesn’t even have quantifiable data on AirPod replacements. If anything, Apple’s AirPods were still the world’s best-selling wireless hearables in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. People are heavily buying into the ecosystem. And we’re not even done yet.

In a few months, Apple fans will start throwing even more money at Apple. According to new information, Apple will launch a premium AirPods variant, the AirPods Pro, during the holiday season.

Embedded deep in the iOS 13.2 beta, Apple included a new glyph that supposedly depicts the new hearables. Most notably, the glyph includes a couple of very distinct ear plugs. Unlike the open AirPods, the AirPods Pro will likely have an in-ear, noise canceling form factor.

Further, a China Economic Daily report has revealed information about its eventual release. Besides having an in-ear form factor, it will also have a noise-canceling listening mode, similar to other noise-canceling headphones today.

According to the report, the AirPods Pro will launch around the end of October. It will launch for at least TWD 8,000 (or around US$ 260). The new price tag is a huge step-up from Apple’s previous releases.

In March, Apple launched the second generation of AirPods. The newly released AirPods launched for only around US$ 175. The AirPods Pro lives up to its “Pro” moniker. As such, losing one of these things can come incredibly costly. A single pair costs as much as a midrange smartphone today.

Finally, Chinese OEMS have already begun shipping out potential accessories for the next Apple AirPods. For example, the photo above is supposedly housing for the new model’s charging case. From the get-go, the AirPods Pro is already a much bigger beast compared to the older models.

Thankfully, it won’t be long before the end of October. We’ll finally get our hands on these pricey things soon.

SEE ALSO: Apple might make your iPhone’s logo light up, patent says

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The Vatican just launched a smart rosary

Includes a health tracker

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Image source: The Vatican

Technology is everywhere. From smartphones to smart sneakers, there’s a gadget for everything. By now, you’d think new gizmos wouldn’t surprise us anymore. Most of the time, we don’t. Occasionally, however, a new gadget just appears out of nowhere and catches us by surprise. Case in point, the Vatican has launched the world’s first smart rosary.

The “Click to Pray” eRosary is a wearable bracelet engineered for young Catholics. It consists of ten black agate and hematite rosary beads. The device’s technology comes from the smart cross.

The rosary activates when the wearer makes the sign of the cross. After activation, the device links to a free app. The app — named Click to Pray — provides rosary guides and personalized content related to praying the rosary. The user can choose between standard rosary prayers, contemplative rosary prayers, or thematic ones released throughout the year. During prayer, the rosary tracks your progress through the different mysteries. The smart cross can also track health information including step counts, calories burned, and distance trackers.

According to the press release, the eRosary supplements Pope Francis’ Worldwide Prayer Network, an initiative that mobilizes today’s Catholics against humanity’s problems. Notably, October is also the annual month for praying the rosary.

The Click to Pray eRosary can be purchased online now for only EUR 90.

SEE ALSO: Fitbit unveils Versa Lite smartwatch and new fitness-focused wearables

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Honor Watch Magic goes official in the Philippines

Feature packed smartwatch at a low price

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Want to buy a Huawei Watch GT but can’t afford it? The Honor Watch Magic may just be the answer. It does all the things the Watch GT can do, but for half the cost. And what’s more, it’s coming to the Philippines through Lazada.

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Honor Watch Magic features

The Honor Watch Magic is a smartwatch that features the same design as the Huawei Watch GT. This is not surprising, as Huawei owns and shares resources with Honor. Up front, the Honor Watch Magic has two stainless steel dials that controls the watch’s interface. Honor provided a 1.2-inch AMOLED display which is enough for a smartwatch.

Smartwatches have fitness tracking built-in as a core feature. The Honor Watch Magic is no exception. It has step tracking, continuous heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. With this feature, it manages to one-up the Apple Watch since the costlier smartwatch doesn’t have any sleep tracking feature at all.

The Honor Watch Magic also tracks different exercises. Its current selection includes running, hiking, swimming and cycling. It has GPS built-in which enhances the data collected by the smartwatch by adding location data.

Connectivity with a smartphone is not a problem since the smartwatch has Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BLE). This enables it to receive notifications and sync data to the Huawei Health app.

The smartwatch is waterproof up to 50 meters. Battery capacity is rated at 178 mAh, which is fine for a full day usage. It comes with a black sweat proof band to match any fashion styles.

Starting this October 15, the Honor Watch Magic will be available at Lazada online store. On its first day of sale, the smartwatch will retail at an exclusively low price of PhP 5,990. After October 15, it will retail at its SRP of PhP 7,990 only at Lazada. It will be available only in black.

Honor super brand day

Along with the availability of the Honor Watch Magic, other Honor products will be available at a discounted prize on Honor’s super brand day this October 15. Here are the discounted products:

  • Honor Band 5 — from PhP 1,699 to PhP 1,399
  • Honor 7A — from PhP 5,090 to PhP 4,890
  • Honor 8C — from PhP 6,990 to PhP 5,990 with a free gift kit
  • Honor 10 — from PhP 13,990 to PhP 7,990

To know more about the Honor Watch Magic and other discounts for Honor products, visit Honor Philippines’ website and social accounts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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