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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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The We-Vibe Bond takes your stimulation to greater heights

Bring that foreplay to another level

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Sex toys aren’t just toys anymore. They’re infused with technology — aiming to help people in the art of self-pleasure, improve their relationship with themselves and their partners, and in some cases, aid in medical reasons.

The topic of sex, sex toys, and owning your sexuality is still a taboo in several countries — mine included — but it’s slowly turning around. This year, we’ve seen sex tech dominating the consumer technology scene. While most of them are apt for women, recently, some toys meant for men are evolving into connected wearables.

Such is the case for the We-Vibe Bond — a connected, vibrating stimulation ring (also known as cock ring), designed by We-Vibe, a brand specializing in all kinds of sex toys.

Cock ring, but make it connected

Connected cock rings like We-Vibe’s Bond can be worn discreetly and be operated and controlled remotely using an app. What sets Bond apart is a dedicated remote control that you can use when you and your partner are together.

The stimulation ring is designed in ultra-soft silicone material and comes with an IPX7 waterproof rating. Meaning, you can play with it in the shower or in your tub.

It has ten levels of intensity and ten modes of vibration, with an autonomy of up to two hours. Further customization of the intensity and vibration can be adjusted using the We-Connect app or via the remote control.

Price and availability

The We-Vibe Bond retails for US$ 129. Shop it on We-Vibe’s official website.

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Fitbit decks out Charge 5, partnership with Will Smith

Strengthen up and join Will Smith in his journey

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Fitness company Fitbit has just announced the Fitbit Charge 5 — its most advanced health and fitness tracker yet. The fifth iteration of the Charge lineup comes with new features and a thinner, sleek design built to empower you to focus on your health.

What do we have here?

First and foremost, the new Charge 5 comes with a brighter, colored touchscreen. It’s designed aerodynamically, and optimized for performance. It’s now equipped with a new AMOLED display, allowing the tracker to have an Always-On display option. Plus, it has better sunlight legibility — two-times brighter than its predecessor.

You can easily view your statistics, receive and send notifications from and to your smartphone, and choose from colorful clock faces — all with a swipe of a finger.

Like other Fitbit wearables, the Charge 5 tracks your heart rate 24/7 and constantly update you on your personal ranges. It also provides a holistic view of other wellness metrics through its Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit app. This includes breathing rate, skin temperature variation, and blood oxygen level (SpO2).

Furthermore, Fitbit’s industry-leading sleep tools such as Sleep Score, Sleep Stages, and SmartWake alarms are present in the new Charge 5.

So, what’s new?

Interestingly, the Fitbit Charge 5 comes with Daily Readiness Score. The new features helps you understand if your body is ready for a workout or if you need to rest. Its data is based on your fitness fatigue, heart rate variability, and recent sleep.

It also has a built-in GPS, with 20 exercise modes, and automatic exercise recognition for when you forgot to track your workout. And it has an estimate of your VO2 max, the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilize during your exercises.

Another noteworthy feature is its EDA sensor, which was first launched in the Fitbit sense. The sensor measures your body’s response to stress through tiny changes in the sweat glands on your fingers. And the Fitbit Charge 5 is the first tracker to include the sensor.

What else?

Of course, the battery still lasts up to seven days. And you can choose different bands to personalize your tracker. From lightweight silicone infinity bands, to breathable sport bands, plush nylon hook and loop bands, and even hand-crafted premium Horween leather bands.

The Charge 5 also allows you to experience in-depth analysis, guides, tips, and tricks using its features when you subscribe to Fitbit Premium.

Fitbit Premium with Will Smith

Speaking of Fitbit Premium, Fitbit recently partnered with actor, producer, and musician Will Smith. Smith is joining the Fitbit family as its newest ambassador. Premium members can join along his journey through his video sessions together with Smith’s training team.

The sessions will showcase mindfulness sessions and a wide range of workouts — from HIIT, strength, to yoga, and even meditation. The first session is launching on September 27.

Price and availability

The Fitbit Charge 5 is available online at Fitbit.com for US$ 180 (PhP 11,990), which includes a six-month Premium membership for both new and returning customers. It will also come to major retailers such as Digital Walker and Fitbit’s Official Store on Lazada and Shopee, with worldwide availability this September.

SEE ALSO: Fitbit Charge 4 review: An extra ingredient to becoming fit and healthy

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LG PuriCare VoiceOn: Price and availability in Singapore

It’s called the LG PuriCare VoiceOn

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LG PuriCare VoiceOn

LG’s futuristic face mask got an upgrade adding a built-in mic and speaker. Officially called the LG Puricare VoiceOn, the pandemic-necessary accessory is currently available in Singapore.

Wearing a face mask is mandataory but it presents a few problems. If you’re speaking to someone else, hearing their voice can prove difficult if you’re both behind masks.

LG is solving this by giving LG PuriCare VoiceOn users  access to a speaker and a built-in mic. With a voice amplifier, the mask can detect whenever the wearer is speaking and amplify it for them.

This upgraded version has a larger battery at 1000mAh compared to the first generation’s 820mAh. Charging time, LG says, will be around two hours. It also has a smaller motor that should make it easier to wear.

From filtering out the nasties in the air you breathe, reducing waste by allowing you to skip disposable face masks, and down to keeping your skin clear of maskne, it’s definitely tech’s answer to one of the biggest needs during this pandemic. Watch the video below:

Price and availability

The LG PuriCare VoiceOn comes in Creamy White and and Ocean Black and retails for SG$ 249. It’s available through official LG LazadaLG Shopee, LG KrisShop and across all authorized retailers — Best Denki and COURTS.

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