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OPPO’s smart glasses, the Air Glass, is coming next year

Featuring a sleek monocle design

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Wearable glasses are making another push for the mainstream. After the Google Glass sank to relative obscurity, tech companies gave up their hopes for that type of wearable renaissance. Today, some companies are making another push, headlined by Meta’s upcoming AR glasses. Meta isn’t the only one. Revealed during their annual INNO Day, OPPO has revealed their own competitor, the Air Glass.

With a unique monocle design, the Air Glass relies on assisted Reality (or aR) technology. OPPO designed the glasses with a feather in mind for its design. It’s lightweight but packs in quite a beast: the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform.

OPPO developed its own Spark Micro Projector to put out crystal clear images whether it’s during the day, at night, or indoors. It can display images in 6-level grayscale and 256-level grayscale. The projector itself is just the size of a single coffee bean, ensuring a light frame despite all the tech underneath.

Because of its display, it can’t go as far as creating images often touted by other AR glasses. The device is meant merely to assist wearers in some functionalities. One such example is real-time translation. OPPO has confirmed that the technology can already support Mandarin Chinese to English and vice versa.

Another possible application is navigation. OPPO is reportedly working with Baidu for such functionalities. Finally, the company also sees the device as a teleprompter tool.

It can currently pair up with OPPO smartphones with ColorOS 11 and the OPPO Watch 2.

The OPPO Air Glass is set to debut sometime in the first quarter of 2022 in China.

SEE ALSO: The Find N is OPPO’s first foldable phone

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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in the Philippines

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors with the following pricing: 

40mmGalaxy Watch5  (Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver )

  • LTE – PHP 19,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 16,990

44mmGalaxy Watch5 (Graphite, Sapphire, Silver)

  • LTE – PHP 21,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 18,990

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE – PHP 26,990
  • Bluetooth – PHP 29,990

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro retails for PHP 12,990. 

Customers can pre-order the Galaxy Buds2 Pro starting August 11 to September 1, 2022 through samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, and Authorized Samsung Stores.

Pre-order bonus is either of the following: 

  • PHP 1,500 Token for Samsung mobile products
  • 50% off on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on Galaxy Watch5 Series when they purchase the Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4.

It will be available starting September 2, 2022 in Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online in Bora Purple, Graphite and White.

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Samsung launches the Galaxy Watch5 series

Featuring a regular and a Pro version

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The latest Unpacked event shone the spotlight on the latest foldables in Samsung’s lineup. However, the event also saw the debut of the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro. If the brand’s smartphones aren’t enough to stave off your hunger for all things Samsung, you can check out these new wearables now.

Galaxy Watch5

First of all, both wearables are bringing the best in health and fitness tracking. As introduced in the previous generation, the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro have three health sensors: Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. It also introduces a new temperature sensor. With an increase in size, the series promises more accurate tracking this time.

In terms of fitness, the smartwatch features a new Body Composition tool which paints an accurate portrait of a user’s fitness. It can suggest workouts and goals personally tailored according to each user. Further, the series can analyze post-workout recovery, including how much water to consume based on sweat loss.

With improved Sleep Scores and Sleep Coaching, the Galaxy Watch5 series can suggest ways to make a user’s quality of sleep better. Plus, with SmartThings integration, the watch can automatically control connected devices — like lights, TVs, and AC units — to create a comfortable sleeping environment. If a user falls, it also has fall detection to contact emergency services.

With up to 410mAh of battery, the smartwatch can last all day long and can provide eight hours of life with just eight minutes of charging. It is also the first Samsung watch to feature Sapphire Crystal for its display, providing excellent durability.

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

However, if all that’s not enough, Samsung also has the more rugged Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Besides the Sapphire Crystal display, it also has a durable titanium casing for outdoor use. It also has a D-Buckle Sport Band for more durability outside of the device.

The improved smartwatch also features a bigger battery, topping off at 590mAh. If you’re camping outdoors, the Watch5 Pro has you covered. There are also outdoor-focused apps to keep you safe and protected outside.

Speaking of outdoor sports, the series also offers a Galaxy Watch5 Golf Edition, which offers unlimited access to the Smart Caddie app and several themed customization options.

Price and availability

Like the Galaxy Z series, the Watch5 series will start selling on August 26. Pre-orders start today through August 25. Those who pre-order can avail of a free Wireless Charger Duo, up to US$ 125 worth of trade-in value, and US$ 50 credit for accessories.

While both will offer Graphite and Silver as colors, the two options for the Galaxy Watch5 — 40mm and 44mm — will each have an exclusive color. The small 40mm version will offer Pink Gold, and the large 44mm version will have Sapphire. It starts at US$ 279.99.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro will offer Black Titanium and Gray Titanium. It starts at US$ 449.99.


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Galaxy Watch5 series, Buds 2 Pro price in Singapore

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The foldables aren’t the only ones announced at Samsung Unpacked. We were also treated to a pair of smartwatches and a new TWS earphone. These are the Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

Price and availability 

Galaxy Watch5 40mm

  • LTE — SG$ 548
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 448

Galaxy Watch5 44mm

  • LTE — SG$ 598
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 498

Watch5 Pro 45mm

  • LTE — SG$ 798
  • Bluetooth — SG$ 698

Galaxy Buds2 Pro — SG$ 328

Pre-order period begins on August 10, 2022 at 9PM. Those who pre-order will be able to collect their devices starting on August 26, 2022, Friday.

The Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available in Singapore starting September 2, 2022, Friday at 10AM.

Galaxy Watch5 

The Galaxy Watch5 is all about helping Galaxy users be in their best shape possible. 

This includes equipping the watch with a host of health monitoring features. Most prominently, there’s the BioActive Sensor. Essentially, it’s one chip that enables three other sensors which are the Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. 

Too much to take in? Just think of it as a new tech that enables the Galaxy Watch5 to perform its function of getting you healthy. That’s through Samsung’s Holistic Health approach. 

You can record your Body Composition and the Watch5 will help tailor workouts that work well to achieving your fitness goals. But it goes beyond workouts. It also has suggestions for your post-workout, rest, and recovery process. Like an actual trainer, but on your wrist. 

There’s also the other usual smartwatch functions like Sleep tracking, getting your notifications and what not. It also comes with a 13 percent larger battery. 

The display is made of Sapphire Crystal which Samsung swears is tougher than most other materials used on other smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch5 comes in different sizes and colors.

  • 44mm: Graphite, Sapphire, Silver
  • 40mm: Graphite, Pink Gold, Silver 

Galaxy Watch5 Pro

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro is everything the Galaxy Watch5 is but made for the outdoor enthusiasts. It’s made more durable and has extra features to support hiking, cycling and more. 

Build-wise it’s also made of Sapphire Crystal but enhanced. It has a titanium casing that protects the display. You also get a D-Buckle Sports Band made for rugged durability.

For outdoor activities, it has GPX making tracking easy. As you hike or cycle, it’ll help you navigate turn-by-turn so you can keep your eyes on the path. And when you’re ready to head back, there’s a Track back feature that traces your starting point. Great for those challenged with directions.

The Galaxy Watch5 Pro comes in 45mm in either Black Titanium or Gray Titanium.

Buds2 Pro

It’s easy to dismiss this as just a tacked-on offering but Samsung did make significant upgrades to their new headliner earbuds. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro now supports Hi-Fi 24bit Audio. This offers high-dynamic range and a crystal-clear audio resolution. Naturally, there’s also ANC or Active Noise Cancellation which is also enabled in calls for a clearer call conversation. 

If you own a Samsung TV or other Samsung devices, the Buds2 Pro can seamlessly switch between them if necessary.

Form-wise, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is 15 percent smaller than its predecessor. To some people, that could mean it’s easier to misplace. In case that happens, they should be easy to locate using SmartThings Find now. 

It has an IPX7 rating which means it should be okay to take on workouts, except if your workout is swimming. 

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes in Graphite, White, and Bora Purple. 

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