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Huawei Watch 3 series: Price and availability in Singapore

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Huawei’s flagship wearable finds its way to the land of the crazy rich. The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are now in Singapore.

As the first in the Watch series to sport HarmonyOS, the Huawei Watch 3 series promises new, high-end technology features while keeping the same sleek-looking health and fitness companion as its predecessors.

Both smartwatches have an eSim technology that lets you connect your mobile number from your current network subscription, so you can receive calls, messages, and access your apps without your smartphone.

Also, it focused on user convenience by introducing an interactive grid launcher and watch phases, while presenting it through a smooth UX animation.

Like its predecessors, the Huawei Watch 3 packs over more than a hundred workouts. It has a dedicated sports mode to support you in your physical activities too. Other health-focused technologies include a skin temperature sensor, all-day blood oxygen tracking, stress monitoring, and even handwashing detection for overall health tracking.

The Huawei Watch 3 can last up to three days in smart mode and up to two weeks when you switch to ultra-long battery life mode. On the other hand, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro can last longer up to five days when in Smart Mode, and up to three weeks when saving power.

Price and availability

The Huawei Watch 3 retails for SGD 548 for the Active Edition with a black fluoroelastomer strap and SGD 598 for the Classic Edition with a brown leather strap. Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro costs SGD 698 for the Classic Edition with a brown leather strap.

Starting from August 6, 2021, the Huawei Watch 3 series will be available with exclusive promotions for customers. For every purchase (while stocks last), you can get freebies worth SGD 126 in total — a free watch strap in Olive Green and a Huawei SuperCharge 27W Wireless Charger.

It will be available for pre-order at Huawei authorized stores, Singtel, official online stores on Lazada and Shopee, as well as select consumer electronic stores such as Best Denki, Challenger & Hachi.tech, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, and Sprint-Cass Online.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Watch 3 review: Apple of my eye, err, wrist

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LG StanbyME lifestyle TV launches in Singapore

Also happens to be the TV that Sandara Park uses

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LG Electronics announced the launch of new lifestyle screen LG StanbyME in Singapore. It also happens to be the same TV used by K-Pop superstar Sandara Park.

The 27-inch, self-standing touchscreen display provides more flexibility and convenience for users of the modern age, while serving as a one-of-a-kind entertainment center at home.

It was seen on an episode of South Korean variety show Home Alone featuring former 2NE1 member Sandara Park. 

All-in-one entertainment solution

LG StanbyME has LG’s webOS smart TV platform interface designed exclusively for the product.

It is built-in with a wide range of streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Facebook Watch, Netflix, YouTube, and an ad-free video-on-demand education platform Highbrow.

The newest product also has support for HDR10 Pro and AI Sound for more distinctive content audio and visuals.

Unrivalled streaming experience

With Mobile Screen Mirroring, streaming using the LG StanbyME is made seamlessly as it connects with the latest Android and iOS smartphones.

Users with AirPlay 2 can also stream, share, or mirror content straight from their devices while Home app or Siri on iOS devices allows controlling the device remotely.

Connecting laptops or PCs is also a breeze. You can do via wired (USB or HDMI) or wireless connections. This makes it suitable for presentations and meetings.

When not in use, turn LG StanbyME into a digital display of artworks or images. It can also be a functional interface like a calendar and clock.

Portable entertainment companion

The LG StanbyME features a sleek, modular stand with up to a 20-cm height adjustment. And it has a 27-inch FHD IPS display screen.

The screen can be rotated up to 180 degrees in either landscape or portrait modes. It can also be swiveled up to 130 degrees, and titled up to 50 degrees for versatile viewing comfort.

Positioned on its stand’s base are five concealed wheel. With these, users are able to move it freely around.

The wireless screen comes with a built-in battery that lasts up to three hours on a single charge. It’s ideal for watching movies, doing home workouts, or conducting conference calls.

The LG StanbyME features a pure beige textural fabric cover, complementing most interior decors with a warm and sophisticated touch.

Pricing and availability

The LG StanbyME is priced at SG$ 1,799 and is now available at official LG KrisShop, LG Lazada, LG Shopee, and at all authorized retailers: Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, Mustafa and Parisilk.

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Photographers capture S’pore culture spots for Chinese New Year

Shot on the iPhone 13 Pro Max

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Some of Singapore’s finest photographers whip out their iPhone 13 Pro Max to capture the country’s nostalgic spaces and traditions.

Like with any tradition, they are at risk of fading with time. But as Chinese New Year approaches, these photographers visit these places to capture and immortalize them digitally. Hopefully, this does not only help you look at Singapore culture fondly, but also encourage you to keep making memories and capture them beautifully.

Jason Lim — @jsnjnr

Taking a nostalgic walks through Haw Par Villa, photographer Jason Lim shares how a Buddha greets visitors halfway though the journey and notes “I remembered looking at my parents inquisitively when I was much younger, wonder how the Buddha managed to land on top of the pagoda”. Jason shot the image with the Wide Angle lens, using the surrounding leaves to frame and create a focus on the main subject, the Buddha. Found in the 10 Courts of Hell exhibit of the Hell’s Museum.

Jason share’s his “mom once told me that spirits would cross this bridge in the afterlife and their memories in earth would be erased, coming back again, I loved how Portrait mode captured the details of it”.

A familiar face found within the garden in Haw Par Villa is the Goddess of Mercy aka Guan Yin Ma.

“I made use of both the Wide Angle lens and macro function to capture it,” he said.

Jason shares it has been more than 30 years since he last visited Haw Par Villa’s Hell’s Museum exhibit. He says, “my parents would often remind me as a kid that if I misbehaved, I would land here and be punished by the Gods. It’s amazing coming back how detailed the exhibit is, especially when using Night mode”.

Taking a photo of The Pagoda, Jason notes using the Wide Angle lens while having an object nearer than the subject can create a great contrast or “bokeh” effect.

The macro photography on iPhone 13 Pro Max really captures all the details of the embroidery found on an altar.

Lauryn Ishak — @laurynishak

Commercial and editorial photographer Lauryn focused on places that brought personal nostalgia such as Beauty World Plaza at dusk, shot on Ultra Wide Angle. She shares “Beauty World is an iconic place in Singapore — most know it as a place that houses tuition centers and helper’s agencies. It’s not a place frequented by most Singaporeans unless looking for a specific store although the area is currently and slowly going through a little bit of a renaissance”

 

Snacks from our childhood seen at Nelly’s Retro Snacks – the assorment seen here is something I haven’t seen in many many years. It brought me back to my childhood when I used to buy some of these and I am surprised to still find then decades later.

 

Taking a walk through nature, an empty black and white bungalow on Malta Crescent in Sembawang shot using 3x Optical Zoom captures another era as “these iconic black and whites in this estate are currently empty.”

A close up of flora near Yishun and shot on Macro captures the ever changing greenery in Singapore.

Darren Soh — @darrensohphoto

Thomson Nature Park was formerly a Hainan Village vacated in the 1980s and then overgrown by secondary forest, so in a way, Singapore did forget about its existence until recently when it was turned into a Nature Park. Many Singaporeans are still unaware of its location or even its existence, so there is much to (re)discover there. Treks through the park early in the mornings will yield morning mist and dew which I have photographed with the iPhone 13 Pro Max”.

On the other hand, visitors to the Night Safari are almost always there for the animals, but since its opening, Darren shares the Night Safari has had an area right next to Upper Seletar Reservoir where the landscape is amazingly beautiful. “I have made three images in this area – here’s a tip, go right when the Night Safari opens at 6.30pm because you will need to trek by foot to the spot I’ve photographed near the Indian Rhino enclosure where you’d be greeted by the last light of day”. 

CR Tan — @xlbcr

 

Having moved to the Katong/Joo Chiat area a year ago, Food Photographer and Stylist CR has found the neighbourhood is filled with heritage, art and culture hence retaining it’s charm among this ever changing city. He shares “there aren’t many high rise buildings around, mostly shophouses with interesting histories like the Peranakan Shop Houses which I am currently staying in.”
Some of the shots include wall murals done recently on shop houses around the hood which CR feels “give a pretty good refresh to the hood, adding more colours and charm to it. He used the Ultra Wide Angle to capture the murals in different perspectives.
CR shares he also happened to take a shot at nigh at Blair road after attending a ART x Wine Exhibition housed in one of the shophouses around the area.
The shot was taken at the back street of the shophouse around 10pm using Night mode, with the street light shining directly on to the subjects with an art piece leaned against the wall. The unique door design further accentuates the story in this photo.

Nicole Quek — @nicolequek

Photographer Nicole also focuses on Katong, a place that has had “significant meaning to me since I was child. This place brings back memories especially during the New Year when my grandmother was still around. It still amuses me until this day that this was a kampong where I used to run around barefooted”. Nicole share she “remembes vividly accompanying my late grandmother for walks along the shops. I wasn’t fluent in Malay as that was the only language she spoke. So I spoke gibberish hoping that she would understand me but all I remember was that warm smile on her face. It’s a happy memory for me whenever I walk around this area and coincidently I hanced upon this cute husky sitting across Roxy Square and her name is Roxy too! Portrait mode really helped capture her expression and the details of her fur”.
“When I was young, this door was like a portal of emotions and seeing it is really nostalgic for me. I remember running out to the door from the kitchen while playing catch around the alley and sometimes even getting punished here for being a naughty child.
But my most fond memory was folding paper boats with my family and watching it stream down the drain in this alley.
Nicole points out the Wide and Ultra Wide Angle is perfect for capturing the details of Katong’s intriguing alleyways or even the Unfinished beads on the Manik Kasut.
Nicole also shares an overview of the street she is very fond of using Night mode and adds “I shot this by using the bridge railing as a tripod. However with the advanced night mode, I still can shoot amazing and sharp pictures at night without worrying if it’ll turn out underexposed or blurry. I wanted to try creating some light streaks which I’ve never done before. This was shot by adjusting my shutter speed to 1 second”.

Ivan Kuek — @phonenomenon

While many have heard of the Green Corridor, photographer Ivan notes “what many don’t know is that it has a lesser-known sibling, the Jurong Railway Line. Leading westwards from the Bukit Timah Railway Station, the Jurong Railway Line was a 19KM-long railroad that connected Malaysia, then known as Malaya, to the Jurong industrial area’s docks, and National Iron and Steel Mills. Owned by the KTM Railway, the line, which opened way back in early 1966, was projected to generate a revenue of S$3-4 million annually. But with Singapore’s independence, its use was limited and it eventually closed down in the 1990s”.
Ivan focuses on the old Bukit Timah Railway Station and Clementi Forest taken through Macro photography and Ultra Wide Angle. 
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Casio to release G-SHOCK-FC Barcelona Matchday collab model

“Més que un club”

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G-Shock FC Barcelona

Casio announced the latest editions to its G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches: the GBD-H1000BAR and GBD-100BAR.

The latest models were made in collaboration with Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona, a documentary featuring the famed Spanish football club.

A raffle draw also awaits interested participants for a chance to purchase GBD-H1000BAR-4DR watch.

Interested customers can sign up for CASIO ID and submit their entries here from Janaury 28 to February 2, 2022.

Winners will be announced on February 3, 2022 and will have the exclusive chance to purchase the watch between February 4 to 11, 2022. Delivery will be from February 5, 2022 onwards.

Special design, packaging

The base models for the two new watches are the GBD-H1000 and GBD-100, both from the G-SQUAD line.

The new models employ the blue and garnet team colors of FC Barcelona. Inscribed on the bands is the club motto, “Més que un club” (“More than a club”) in the local Catalan language.

The GBD-H1000BAR features a metal bezel in bright gold ion plating, while the soft urethane band loop on both watches features the four red stripes of the Catalan flag.

Specially designed packaging also in FC Barcelona team colors is the final touch in the signature timepieces.

Not lacking in high-tech features

Both new watches are equipped with an accelerometer to count steps and track distances, while the GBD-H1000BAR model also comes with a heart rate monitor and GPS tracking.

Both new models also offer mobile link functions which, when paired with a dedicated smartphone app, support daily health management including step counts, calories burned, activity logs, and more.

The Memory in Pixel (MIP) LCD adds exceptional visibility for comfort in every day use.

Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona

Matchday: Inside FC Barcelona is an eight-episode documentary series focusing on the 2018–2019 season of one the world’s most adored football clubs.

From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, the series offers insight into the players, philosophy and culture of the club.

Pricing and availability

The GBD-100BAR-4DR will be available for SG$ 349 on https://gshock.casio.com/sg/ and at all G-SHOCK stores from February 5, 2022. The GBD-H1000-BAR-4DR, meanwhile, is priced at SG$ 799.

Full specifications, check the model pages available here for the GBD-H1000BAR-4DR and here for the GBD-100BAR-4DR.

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