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 &, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, and Sprint-Cass Online.

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


Ubisoft+ subscription now available in Singapore

For SG$ 15.90 a month




Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One users in Singapore may now subscribe to Ubisoft+ for SG$ 15.90 a month through Ubisoft+ Multi Access. 

Players simply have to register here to gain access to Ubisoft+’s growing library of titles, including latest releases, DLCs, and classic games.

Once registered, players can access the Ubisoft+ PC game library through Ubisoft Connect. They will also receive a 10% off discount on any in-game currency purchases.

Moreover, subscribers will be able to link their Xbox account to Ubisoft+ Multi Access to get access to premium editions of upcoming releases, as well as Ubisoft’s popular titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Far Cry 6, and more.

For select titles, cross progression will also be enabled.

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HomePod 2nd Gen, HomePod mini now in Singapore

Arriving on April 6




Apple is making the HomePod (2nd generation) and HomePod mini available in Singapore starting April 6. Every purchase comes with a free six-month subscription to Apple Music.

Customers can order as early as March 30 via Apple Singapore store and Apple Store app. The HomePod will retail for SG$ 429 while the HomePod mini which comes in five colors will be priced at SG$ 139.

The HomePod has a custom-engineered high-excursion woofer with a 20mm driver and a built-in bass-EQ mic. It also has a beamforming array of five tweeters around the base. These work together for a powerful 360-degree audio experience.

The speaker has an adaptive feature called room sensing technology. With it, the device recognizes sound reflections from nearby surfaces to determine if it is placed near a wall. It then adapts the sound in real-time.

For those wanting an even better setup, using two or more HomePod or HomePod mini speakers simultaneously may be done using AirPlay. Stereo pair may also be done to separate the left and right channels on two devices. This makes for a cinematic experience when connected to an Apple TV 4K.

The speakers are compatible to use with the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices, and all usual commands for seamless connectivity and integration are doable to let users personalize the experience hands-free.

SEE ALSO: Why is Apple Music Classical a big deal?

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Nothing Ear (2) now available in Singapore: Price, features

Truly authentic sound



Nothing Ear (2)

London-based tech brand Nothing has launched the Ear (2) TWS earbuds in Singapore.

It is priced at SG$ 199 and will initially be available on Limited Edt from March 23. Free tryouts will be available at Challenger stores in Bugis Junction, Vivo City, and Causeway Point.

General sale will commence starting on April 8 at all Nothing partner stores in Singapore, both online and offline, including Lazada and Shopee.

Truly authentic sound

The Hi-Res Audio-certified earbuds feature an 11.6mm custom driver for deep bass and crystal-clear highs. Its LHDC 5.0 codec technology ensures the finest sound details are transmitted at frequencies up to 24 bit/192 kHz.

The Ear (2) is also engineered with Nothing’s best noise cancellation technology yet, achieving up to 40dB of reduction.

With personalized Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adaptive Mode, users may also adjust the noise reduction level based on their environments.

The device also has an improved wind-proof and crowd-proof Clear Voice Technology. This complements the three high-definition microphones on each earbud which have an advanced AI noise reduction algorithm that filters out unnecessary noises when answering calls.

Personalize the experience

Additionally, using the Nothing X app, users may also personalize their listening experience by adjusting the equalizer settings in real-time for optimal sound quality.

Dual Connection, on the other hand, allows for easier device switching between listening to music or receiving calls, for instance. The device likewise supports Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair.

Seamless controls

The Ear (2) has buttons on each earbud, allowing for easy controls like adjusting volume, skipping to the next track, or switching between noise cancellation modes.

Nothing’s latest offering delivers up to 36 hours of playback on a fully-charged case – with ANC turned off. Using fast charge, it can replenish up to eight hours on a 10-minute charge.

For peace of mind, the earbuds are rated IP54 for water resistance while its transparent case is rated IP55.

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