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Staying safe during a pandemic with LG’s Wearable Air Purifier

And new air conditioners

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We’ve been so excited here at GadgetMatch since South Korean technology giant LG’s Puricare Wearable Air Purifier was announced. Finally, it’s now commercially available in the Philippines. Good timing too, with the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, every extra layer of protection counts.

One of the most coveted pieces of wearable tech since it was announced and went viral last year, the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, together with its case, was showcased today on the brand’s live stream along with their new LG line of air conditioners. The new air-conditioners are also set to keep your homes clean and virus-free with the use of their UVnano technology. 

L-R: LGEPH Senior Product Manager Mr. Mayer Mendoza, LGEPH Brand Ambassador James Deakin, and LGEPH Product Manager Mr. Jave Enriquez at today’s announcement of new, LG air-purifying products.

Here are their new launches announced today:

PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier

A personal, all-in solution for clean air, it provides thorough air protection with HEPA filters that take out 99 percent of harmful particles for clean, fresh air. Using medical-grade parts like HEPA filters and complete with certificates from trusted medical associations, this wearable air purifier is proven to filter out viruses and bacteria as well as pollen and other allergens.

It also has DUAL Inverter fans to aid in your breathing, plus a sensor that detects your need for air and adjusts the fans accordingly.

The mask retails for PhP 8,699 (US$ 179.06) and got sold out the moment it was released on the LG Flagship Stores in both Lazada and Shopee. No need to worry, though. We heard there’s going to be a major re-stock this week so better add to cart or your wishlist ASAP. It’s also currently being sold at a discount — 10 percent off for the Lazada birthday sale.

You can also get a separate charging case for the Puricare Wearable Air Purifier. The sleek case incorporates UVnano technology to help keep your mask clean as it juices up. It can remove up to 99.9 percent of bacteria in 30 minutes. The case can be controlled using the LG ThinQ app on your smartphone. Here, you can check usage history and the status of UVnano mode, Drying mode, and filter life. The charging case retails for PhP 6,999 (US$144.07) and will be available in the country soon.

LG’s New Line of Air Conditioners

As we’re spending more time at home these days, it’s best to keep our surroundings clean and safe. LG’s new air conditioners utilize their new Aircare Complete system, a multi-step filtration process with UVnano tech to reduce allergens and harmful bacteria in your home.

The filtration process traps big dust particles, ultra-fine dust, and particulate matter. Have allergies but also love pets? The new air conditioners also have allergy filters. Pair it with the mask and you can spend more time with furry friends, for sure. With their UVnano tech also making sure the air conditioner’s fans are bacteria-free, the result is pure, clean air that’s free of 99.99 percent of germs.

The new line of air conditioners has models that start at PhP 53,999 (US$ 1,111.54).

LG PuriCare 360

An air purifier tested and certified by the British Allergy Foundation (BAF), Korea Air Cleaning Association (CA), and Korea Asthma & Allergy Association (KAF),  the PuriCare™ air purifiers remove over 90 percent of airborne allergens.

The unique purification method promotes 360 degrees of clean air delivery, including areas low to the ground, making it safe for infants and toddlers who are on their exploration mode at home. The multi-filter system using a true HEPA filter, captures six different types of particles. It also removes odor, smog, and airborne chemicals from the air you breathe. It’s safe for families with younger members and those who love their sleep. This, as it operates on sound levels as low as 25 decibels.

Photos provided by LG Philippines.

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Everything new with Apple Fitness+ this January 2023

New workouts, collections, and songs

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Apple Fitness+

Starting January 9, Apple Fitness+ users will enjoy more new offerings, from new workouts and trainers to new songs from Beyoncé.

Apple’s subscription-based fitness and wellness service has introduced a new total-body cardio Kickboxing workout under Fitness+.

Users can choose from 10-, 20-, or 30-minute-long variations which will be led by Jaime-Ray Hartshorne and Nez Dally.

In addition to the two new trainers, Brian Cochrane and Jenn Lau have been added to lead HIIT and Strength workouts, respectively.

Another new theme under Meditation, Sleep, has been launched, joining other themes like Calm, Gratitude, Resilience, and Creativity.

Sleep will consist of four 20-minute meditations that conclude with five minutes of relaxing music.

Everywhere else, Time to Walk gets new episodes, while two more Collections have been added to the Fitness+ roster: 6 Weeks to Restart Your Fitness and Level Up Your Core Training

Lastly, Artist Spotlight will feature new music from Beyoncé, including songs from her latest album RENAISSANCE. These will be available across Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Pilates, Strength, Treadmill, and Yoga exercises.

Succeeding Beyoncé in the next two weeks are Foo Fighters (January 16) and Bad Bunny (January 23).

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Netflix will release workout videos from Nike

Launching between December 2022 to 2023

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With the new year just around the corner, a lot of people are bound to promise themselves a healthier 2023. However, a gym isn’t the most welcoming place for a newbie, especially those who don’t know what to do yet. If you’re struggling to start your 2023 right, Netflix is launching a library of fitness content from Nike before the current year ends.

Today, Netflix officially announced that Nike Training Club will release some of its videos on the streaming platform. Eventually totaling 30 hours of content, the library will teach both beginners and experienced users across a range of interests in the workout sphere.

Launching in two batches, the Nike Training Club will release its first batch on December 30. The first batch will include a total of 46 episodes spread throughout different series. These include Kickstart Fitness with the Basics, Two Weeks to a Stronger Core, Fall in Love with Vinyasa Yoga, HIT & Strength with Tara, and Feel-Good Fitness. Oh, and if you don’t have a gym or any equipment, you can still do some workouts on your own.

Currently, Netflix does not have a timeframe for the rest of the library. However, the platform promises more sometime in 2023. If you can’t wait, Nike Training Club also offers more content on its own app outside of Netflix.

SEE ALSO: Netflix Southeast Asia movies to watch

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Herbalife kicks off new app, Nutrition Virtual Run 2022

More seamless tracking and interactive running challenges!

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The Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2022 is back!

In case you didn’t know, it’s an annual initiative to help consumers from the Asia-Pacific region adopt healthy active living habits. It aims to foster communities that support each other to achieve their health and wellness goals.

It’s a highlight event of the company’s “Get Moving with Good Nutrition” campaign.

“To inspire people in Asia Pacific to make positive lifestyle changes, we are introducing region-wide initiatives with a focus on helping them cultivate healthy nutrition and workout habits, while nurturing community support for achieving their goals. For instance, we recently held the Healthy Recipe Challenge to encourage building good eating habits. And this month, we will hold our annual Virtual Run in 13 markets across the Asia Pacific, to help people get moving with a healthy active lifestyle,” said Stephen Conchie, Regional President, Asia Pacific and China, Herbalife Nutrition.

For its third year, the Virtual Run 2022 takes place in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It’s available through a brand-new mobile app, making the running challenge interactive with more seamless tracking.

The virtual run is held from November 1 to 31, 2022 — featuring Individual and Team categories with a wide range of distance options to register from.

For individuals, runners can choose 5KM, 20KM, 50KM, or 100KM. Those who have a team can choose 20KM, 50KM, 100KM, 200KM, and 500KM.

The Virtual Run will contribute to raising funds to support the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation by providing good nutrition to needy children in the Asia Pacific through its flagship Casa Herbalife Nutrition program.

Download the Herbalife Nutrition VirtualRun app here.

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