MWC 2023

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro brings out class and luxury

Plus 100 workout types



Last year, Xiaomi brought a healthy dose of lifestyle to its smartwatch segment. Today, the Chinese brand is bringing class to the segment. During MWC 2023, Xiaomi brought out the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, a classier smartwatch with a beefy helping of new features.

With a rotatable crown and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro exudes confidence and luxury. Plus, users can choose between two different flavors: a silver watch with a brown leather strap or a black watch with a black fluororubber strap.

Featuring a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, the smartwatch gives users a seamless experience, whether while working out or while out and about. Plus, with advanced synchronization, it can easily connect with devices and can minimize response times when syncing.

For those who like working out, the wearable features up to 100 workout types. Built especially for runners, the smartwatch has ten running programs to focus in different running types. These programs mix and match walking and running with specialized focal points for fat loss and heart health.

Xiaomi says that the watch can last up to 14 days on a single charge. Plus, a ten-minute charge can easily last up to two days. It will come with a charging dock, which can charge the device to full in just 85 minutes.

The Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro is available now and will start at EUR 299.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Watch S1 series: Price and availability in the Philippines

MWC 2023

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass showcased at MWC 2023

A cutting-edge AR device



Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

At the MWC 2023, Xiaomi revealed its cutting-edge Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, the brand’s first device of its kind.

The Xiaomi AR Glass has a free-form optical module. It comprises a pair of MicroOLED screens, and free-form light-guiding prisms that help users see a clear picture display.

When paired with a Xiaomi 13 or other Snapdragon Spaces ready device, the lightweight glasses connect with low latency, and offer a wide range of possibilities from a retina-level adaptive display which best simulates virtual objects as if they’re just seen by the naked eye.

Gesture Control

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

The device also features an innovative micro-gesture interaction that enables users to utilize their inner fingers as basic keys for movement operations.

How this is done is the AR Glass detects the second joints of the hand’s middle and index fingers. Thumb-tapping is also used for text input.

In the future, Xiaomi is exploring how to take advantage of sliding and tapping motions to integrate it seamlessly as part of the glasses’ controls.

A more connected experience

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

Lastly, the AR Glass also supports a variety of large-screen applications, enabled by Mi Share’s app-streaming capability.

TikTok and YouTube, for instance, can optimize the display area usage of the glasses, turning them into a portable large screen which you can take anywhere with you.

Users may also transfer a stream from a television screencast and continue watching it on the glasses. Xiaomi’s integrated spatial audio also makes the listening experience part more immersive.

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GCash represents Philippines, SEA at MWC 2023

An innovator in the fintech scene



GCash MWC 2023

The Philippines was well-represented at the recent MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, with GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon delivering a keynote speech there.

Sazon’s talk revolved around emphasizing the e-wallet’s innovative and game-changing solutions aimed at financial inclusion, as she even called GCash “a national champion that helps transform a nation”.

The leading financial app in the country now has over 76 million registered users, and is believed to be one of few fintech solutions that are sustainable in the Southeast Asian scene.

As GCash and its parent company Globe Group were not only representing the Philippines but also the entire Southeast Asia at the event, the brand prided itself in being a benchmark for innovative financial services and solutions.

Likewise, the platform’s net promoter score (NPS), a gauge measuring customer experience and predicts business growth, has been at par with globally recognized brands at 83.9%.

This year’s MWC, the second in-person gathering since the pandemic, garnered over 88,500 total attendees.

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motorola rizr Hands-On

Hello Moto! from my rollable



If you’re an oldie (but goldie) gadget nerd, you would probably remember the stylish slider Motorola RIZR Z3 from 2006.

Fast forward this 2023, we might actually hear “Hello Moto” in this new form factor.

Originally unveiled at Lenovo Tech World ’22, motorola’s rollable concept made its way through the eyes of many at MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

Are you excited to see the future of smartphones with rollables?

Here’s our brief hands-on with motorola’s rollable concept A.K.A the moto rizr.


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