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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium

Its first titanium smartwatch

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Though much of the spotlight is on Apple today, another company has quietly launched a new smartwatch variant today. Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium, marking the first titanium-based smartwatch for the company.

Whereas the first Galaxy Watch 3 models came with the traditional straps, the Titanium variant ships with military-grade titanium. Despite the new variant’s rugged design, the new model is both elegant and durable, making it perfect for both active and casual wear. The included aluminum strap sports a Mystic Black finish and a matte texture. It is also easily adjustable according to your wrist’s needs.

Underneath the new design, users will enjoy the same features available in the regular Galaxy Watch 3. Balanced with an improved Health app (with up to 120 video workouts), the smartwatch has advanced health detectors including VO2 max readings and on-demand SpO2 measurements. For safety, it also comes with fall detection, which contacts authorities automatically if the users is unresponsive.

More technically, the Galaxy Watch 3 ships with a dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. It also comes with the Tizen-based Wearable OS 5.5.

The regular Galaxy Watch 3 still starts at US$ 399.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 3 Titanium will start at US$ 599.99 starting October 2. It will launch in a 45mm Bluetooth variant.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: Philippine price and availability

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Apple Watch Series 6 vs Watch SE: Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide

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There’s a new Apple Watch iteration every year — although this year, we have two new models to unbox. Other than that, we also have the newest one-piece bands called ‘Solo Loop’ — both in silicon and braided.

Although Apple completely removed the charging brick out from the usual packaging, they packed several new features on the Watch Series 6 including the new blood oxygen sensor and Always-On Altimeter. Meanwhile, the Watch SE is meant for people who’d want to experience Apple’s wearable without having to spend too much.

Between these two, which of them is your GadgetMatch? Or are you struggling to choose one?

You can head over to our latest Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Watch SE Unboxing and Buyer’s Guide right here to find out more.

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Facebook to launch Ray-Ban smart glasses

The future of wearables?

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced its first “smart glasses” will be coming in 2021 as a branded Ray-Ban product. Facebook has confirmed the glasses won’t have a display and won’t be standalone AR glasses. Hence we expect it to be closer to the likes of Snap Spectacles and Echo Frames.

“We don’t have a product yet to share with you today but I am excited to share that we have formed a multi-year partnership starting with building and releasing our first pair of smart glasses next year,” Zuckerberg said.

It means the product is still in its early stage and will take time to mature. The announcement doesn’t have any fixed timeline, which shows the company is still working on it and is far from mass production.

Facebook has heavily invested in AR and VR thanks to its acquisition of Oculus 2014. Recently, the social networking company announced it’ll be moving away from the Oculus brand in favor of Facebook Reality Labs. Now, we’re finally seeing a consumer-grade product taking shape.

To develop the technology, the company is kicking off Project Aria. It’ll involve hundreds of Facebook employees wearing smart glasses in public for testing, improvement, and data collection. It’s safe to say Project Aria is a research project that’ll need real-world data to train the AI.

Technology companies like Google, Intel, Amazon, and Apple recognize that wearables are the future. However, the segment hasn’t been able to take-off due to a plethora of reasons ranging from privacy concerns to affordability.

While smartwatches have become a norm, companies are trying to replicate a similar experience with glasses, rings, and even clothing. We’ll just have to sit back and wait for now.

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Huawei Watch Fit price and availability in the Philippines

A nice wearable in between smart bands and full on smartwatches

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Huawei Watch Fit

The Huawei Watch Fit is home to many health and wellness features. It’s a new type of device in Huawei’s smartwatch lineup and it’s now in the Philippines.

Reassess your health and fitness

With an assortment of fitness courses, workout modes, and health tracking features, you can get into new routines to reassess your health and fitness=

The Huawei Watch Fit contains 12 workout courses with 44 posture demonstrations, supported by an animated personal trainer. There’s a free one-on-one personal training, and bite-sized exercises so you can stay fit wherever you are. The watch also reminds you to stand up with its reminders, prompting you to move if you sit longer than three minutes.

Moreover, the fitness watch supports a total of 96 workout modes with advanced data tracking. Professional workout modes cover the most popular exercises such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, and more. On the other hand, there are 85 workout modes covered for different niches.

The power of science and technology

Huawei combines its AI technology and scientific data to create comprehensive health-tracking features. With proprietary technologies, Huawei Watch Fit promises to aid consumers in becoming more conscious of their personal health and data.

These include improvements in heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.

Other health-tracking features

On another note, the Watch Fit also comes with important tracking features such as SpO2 monitoring for your blood oxygen saturation, stress level monitoring packed with breathing exercises, and menstrual cycle management for women.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei Watch Fit will retail for PhP 4,999  (BUY HERE) and will come in three variants:

  • Black, Graphite Black Silicone Strap
  • Silver, Mint Green Silicone Strap
  • Rose Gold, Cantaloupe Orange Silicone Strap (online exclusive)

Pre-order period is from September 18-22. The Pre-order freebies are as follows:

  • Huawei Band 4e (PhP 1,390)
  • Nova Speaker (PhP 990)

SEE ALSO: Huawei Watch Fit review: Great for getting you moving

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