Fitbit http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/all en-SG CES 2015: Stuff interviews Fitbit's Melanie Chase http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-fitbits-melanie-chase/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Talking Charge, Surge and Strava with the activity-tracking pioneers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The new Fitbit heroes" alt="CES 2015: Stuff interviews Fitbit&#039;s Melanie Chase" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fitbit-New-Products-Image-1.jpg?1421719486" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During CES 2015, the biggest and craziest tech show on the planet, <em>Stuff</em> hosted numerous movers and shakers from the world of technology on our International News Stage.</p> <p>We spoke to Melanie Chase, Product and Marketing Manager at Fitbit, about how Fitbit&#39;s Surge has moved beyond fitness tracking to deliver smartwatch capabilities, how the integration of Strava support brings a new competitive element to Fitbit&#39;s products and what kind of weird measurements we&#39;ll all be taking of ourselves in future.</p> <p>Check the video out below.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HB8FN4dVeOU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-fitbits-melanie-chase/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-fitbits-melanie-chase/feature#comments CES 2015 Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:04:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458043 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit reveals Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness trackers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-reveals-charge-charge-hr-and-surge-fitness-trackers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Charge will be available in Singapore just in time for your Christmas purchasing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit reveals Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness trackers" alt="Fitbit reveals Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness trackers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fitbit-New-Products-Image.jpg?1417514280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fitbit was one of the first to the smartband party with its Flex health tracker &ndash; but now that everyone and their granny is getting in on the wearable tech market, it needs to step up its game.</p> <p>Fitbit&#39;s responded with a wave of new smartbands &ndash; ranging from the budget Fitbit Charge to the smartwatch-rivalling Fitbit Surge.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the entry-level end of Fitbit&#39;s new smartband line-up sits the Fitbit Charge, priced at S$169; effectively a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news" target="_blank">Fitbit Force</a> replacement with Caller ID functionality.</p> <p>The Charge tracks steps, distance, calories burned and floors climbed, displaying them on a OLED screen; you also get automatic sleep detection and a silent alarm to rouse you from your slumber, plus a promised 7 days battery life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Charge" alt="Fitbit Charge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-charge.jpg?1417514280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Fitbit Charge HR, priced at &pound;120 (S$247), adds continuous heart rate tracking using Fitbit&#39;s LED-powered PurePulse optical heart monitoring technology; you also get a proper buckle clasp instead of the Charge&#39;s snap-in band.</p> <p>The addition of the heart rate monitor puts a dent in the Charge HR&#39;s battery life, though, dropping it to 5 days on a full charge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Charge HR" alt="Fitbit Charge HR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-charge-hr_0.jpg?1417514280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the top of the range sits the Fitbit Surge, priced at &pound;200 (S$411); the sports smartwatch offers a promised 7-day battery life despite packing in an array of sensors to track your activities. The Surge features GPS, 3-axis accelerometers, a compass, a gyroscope, an ambient light sensor and a heart rate monitor, enabling the smartband to monitor your pace, distance, elevation, split times and route history.</p> <p>The Fitbit Surge sports an LCD touchscreen with customisable watch faces; you can display your sports activities with tailored metrics, along with real-time stats and workout apps. The Surge also syncs up with your smartphone, delivering Caller ID and text alerts, plus control over your music.</p> <p>You&#39;ll be able to pick up the entry-level Fitbit Charge from 17 November, though you&#39;ll have to wait a bit longer if you want to wrap the Charge HR or Fitbit Surge around your wrist; they won&#39;t land in shops until &quot;early 2015.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo-quietly-gets-wearable-tech-sw-b100-smartband/news" target="_blank">Lenovo slides into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Surge" alt="Fitbit Surge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-surge.jpg?1417514280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Fitbit trackers revealed </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-reveals-charge-charge-hr-and-surge-fitness-trackers/news#comments Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:58:02 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1451522 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit tracking its way to more Asian countries in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-tracking-its-way-more-asian-countries-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit is expanding to many Asian countries, though curiously Malaysia isn&#039;t on the list </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit tracking its way to more Asian countries in 2015" alt="Fitbit tracking its way to more Asian countries in 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain_1.jpg?1417077306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Arguably the most well-known of fitness trackers, Fitbit is planning to expand to Asia. The countries it&rsquo;s targetting are India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan.</p> <p>Fitbit is apparently quite serious about the move since it has just hired its first Asia vice-president and general manager, Yolanda Chan.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylish designs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fitbit is already officially in China, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand but has curiously passed over Malaysia.</p> <p>Chan told the WSJ that she believes the Asian market will contribute in a major way to Fitbit&rsquo;s global growth and said there would be more aggressive marketing campaigns in the region.</p> <p>She did concede that the competition in the fitness wearable market is stiff, what with the many local brands in the region creating their own smartbands.</p> <p>Chan brushed aside any notion of being worried about competition from smartwatches form the likes of Apple and Samsung. She said that smartwatches had inherently different functions &ndash; pointing out users are unlikely to wear a smartwatch to bed, in comparison to a smartband.</p> <p>What else is there to look forward to? Chan said Fitbit is in the midst of negotiations to launch crossover products with fashion designers and lifestyle brands.</p> <p>Fitbit will have to work hard in Asia to justify the price tag on its wearables, especially considering the more affordable alternatives from Xiaomi and Lenovo.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fitbit">The lowdown on Fitbit</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/26/fitbit-gears-up-for-asia-expansion/" target="_blank">WSJ</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s9Y_mrDHpyw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-tracking-its-way-more-asian-countries-2015/news#comments Fitbit Health and fitness Sport Wearable tech Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:35:07 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454090 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/lenovo-unveils-its-sw-b100-smartband-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pump some fun into mid-week with our quick-hit tech news recap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ru1.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s mid-week, you&rsquo;re dragging your feet and need life to be as simple as possible for you. Stuff to the rescue! We&rsquo;ve put together the top news of the week in bite-sized pieces to keep you in tune with the happenings within the tech space.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenovo moves into the wearables space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every tech vendor now wants in to the wearable devices space and Lenovo&rsquo;s not one to lag behind &ndash; it&rsquo;s launched the SW-B100 smartband, marking its first foray into the wearable tech space. This fitness tracker doesn&rsquo;t do much different from the standard fitness tracker, so expect the usual features and quick notifications on this wearable tech. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo-quietly-gets-wearable-tech-sw-b100-smartband/news">Lenovo slides into wearable tech with the SW-B100 smartband</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ru2.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft drops Nokia name for Lumia range </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nokia won&rsquo;t brand your Lumia smartphones anymore. Following Microsoft&rsquo;s acquisition of the company, you&rsquo;ll be seeing the range named &ldquo;Microsoft Lumia&rdquo; instead, putting an end to any sort of confusion that has been making its rounds. It&rsquo;s also expected to put a basic Windows logo on the devices instead. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-officially-dropping-nokia-branding-its-lumia-phones/news">Microsoft officially dropping Nokia branding for Lumia phones</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ru3.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google revolutionises the traditional inbox </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inboxes can get pretty messy, especially if you&rsquo;re one to get a bunch of emails every single day. But Google now thinks it&rsquo;s got a simplified way to access Gmail with its Inbox Gmail manager. It basically highlights important messages in a quick-read feed, bundles complimentary messages and acts as a main hub for everything essential going on at any given time.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-launches-inbox-smart-gmail-manager-android-and-iphone/news">Google launches Inbox, a smart Gmail manager for Android and iPhone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ru4.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit reveals new smartband line-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fitbit&rsquo;s one of the first few to make its mark in the wearable devices space and it&rsquo;s still going strong. The company&rsquo;s launched a new range of smartbands, namely the budget priced Charge, Charge HR, and smartwatch-rivalling Surge fitness trackers. Although, the entry-level Fitbit Charge will be available from 17 November but the Charge HR or Fitbit Surge won&#39;t land in shops until &quot;early 2015.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-reveals-charge-charge-hr-and-surge-fitness-trackers/news">Fitbit reveals Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness trackers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ru5.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus lands in Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There was no hype or buzz surrounding the launch of Samsung&rsquo;s latest device, the Galaxy S5 Plus. The vendor launched the smartphone in the Netherlands without the usual fanfare but its unit doesn&rsquo;t fail in terms of specs. It&rsquo;s upgraded the unit with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor in place of the original Galaxy S5&#39;s Snapdragon 801 processor, although the unit could do with some graphic improvements.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5-plus/samsung-quietly-launches-galaxy-s5-plus-europe/news">Samsung quietly launches Galaxy S5 Plus in Europe</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="Lenovo unveils its SW-B100 smartband, and all the other news you’ve missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ru6.jpeg?1414546691" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/lenovo-unveils-its-sw-b100-smartband-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Fitbit Google Lenovo Microsoft Nokia Round-up Wednesday Samsung Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:00:48 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1451558 at http://www.stuff.tv Online shop reveals all about the Fitbit Surge “super watch” http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/online-shop-reveals-all-about-fitbit-surge-super-watch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s a fitness-centric wristband that can also display texts, calls and other notifications </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Online shop reveals all about the Fitbit Surge “super watch”" alt="Online shop reveals all about the Fitbit Surge “super watch”" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-surge-2.jpg?1414460000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We knew the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4-">Fitbit Surge</a> was coming, but we didn&rsquo;t have official confirmation &ndash; until now.</p> <p>US-based online store Brookstone has listed the wristband and made it available for pre-order (priced at US$250, around S$319 at the time of writing), so we finally know just what to expect from Fitbit&rsquo;s new wearable, which is being billed as a &ldquo;Fitness Super Watch&rdquo;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Surge isn&rsquo;t app compatible, but it will allow you to receive notifications from a paired smartphone (it works with Android and iOS devices) and control its music playback.</p> <p>But really it&rsquo;s centred on fitness: it&rsquo;s waterproof; it monitors your heart rate; its sensors allow it to track all sorts of activity (including sleep). And one of the main benefits of the Surge is that it has GPS built-in, so you don&rsquo;t need to take your smartphone out with you on a run or cycle if you don&rsquo;t want to &ndash; it can track your movements accurately without it. The screen is touch sensitive to aid control.</p> <p>Fitbit is yet to officially announce the Surge, but given Brookstone&rsquo;s bean-spilling, we&rsquo;re expecting that to happen very soon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.brookstone.com/fitbit-surge-fitness-super-watch?bkiid=Recently_Viewed_Zone%7CSubCategory_Fitness_Fitness_Accessories_Fitness_Monitors%7CRecentlyViewed%7C911108p&amp;catId=%7C&amp;page=recentlyPage" target="_blank">Brookstone</a> via <a href="http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/10/fitbit-surge-listed-on-brookstones-website/?" target="_blank">Ubergizmo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Fitbit Surge displays caller ID data and texts from your phone" alt="The Fitbit Surge displays caller ID data and texts from your phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-surge_0.jpg?1414460000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/online-shop-reveals-all-about-fitbit-surge-super-watch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/online-shop-reveals-all-about-fitbit-surge-super-watch/news#comments Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:05:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1451517 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Leaked Fitbit Surge is a fitness-minded smartwatch, custom PS4 laptop is a thing of beauty, and new Mac Mini's RAM can't be upgraded http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the latest tech news around in our quick-hit roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leaked Fitbit Surge marketing materials" alt="Leaked Fitbit Surge marketing materials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-surge-leak.jpg?1413847241" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Upcoming Fitbit Surge leaks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Based on leaked marketing materials obtained by The Verge, Fitbit is planning to launch a smartwatch. The Fitbit Surge - first leaked this summer - is billed as a &ldquo;superwatch,&rdquo; and it&rsquo;s a fitness-centric device with constant heart-rate monitoring, as well as independent GPS tracking and sleep tracking.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll apparently also have simple phone notifications and music control with a paired smartphone, but the Fitbit Surge doesn&rsquo;t seem to be as comprehensive a smartwatch experience as its biggest competitors. And it&rsquo;ll be priced similarly to those devices at US$250 (about S$317).</p> <p>But for fitness buffs who want everything concentrated in a wearable, the Fitbit Surge could be an ideal option. And Fitbit has a couple of other bands due out soon, as we saw in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-leaked-fitbit-adds-constant-heart-rate-tracking-google-trolls-fans-over-androi">other leaked marketing documents</a>&nbsp;that surfaced last week.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/19/7007345/this-is-the-fitbit-surge">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news">Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behold the custom PlayStation 4 laptop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want a semi-portable PlayStation 4 &ldquo;laptop&rdquo; with a 22in screen that you can take anywhere? It&rsquo;ll only cost you US$1395 (about S$1771) - or US$1095 (about S$1390) if you send your own PS4 console. Modder Edward Zarick created the so-called PlayBook 4 after previously concocting the similar Xbook One with Microsoft&rsquo;s console, and he&rsquo;s taking orders for anyone who wants one custom-made.</p> <p>Check out the above video for an overview of the modified console from Zarick himself, and click the link below for more details and ordering info.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edsjunk.net/wordpress/?p=211">Ed&rsquo;s Junk</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/18/modder-takes-a-page-and-parts-from-sony-creates-playbook-4/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/f20p5BOm4P0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Mac Mini lacks upgradeable RAM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planning to snag a new Mac Mini? Just a heads-up that it appears that the latest version has RAM that cannot be easily upgraded, reports Macrumors. As such, you&rsquo;ll need to pay Apple a hefty fee to upgrade up to 16GB, if desired. It seems that the new Mac Mini has a replaceable hard drive, at least, although it might void the warranty.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/17/mac-mini-soldered-ram/">Macrumors</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/6-things-you-need-know-todays-apple-launch/news">6 things we learnt at today&rsquo;s Apple launch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="486" title="Apple Mac Mini" alt="Apple Mac Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-macmini-2014.png?1413847241" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-rumoured-fitness-band-out-soon-fitbit-has-smartwatch-and-custom-ps4-#comments Apple Fitbit Health and fitness Mac Mini 2014 PlayStation 4 Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450935 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Leaked Fitbit adds constant heart-rate tracking, Google trolls fans over Android L name, and Bono apologizes for U2’s free iTunes album http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-leaked-fitbit-adds-constant-heart-rate-tracking-google-trolls-fans-over-androi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup recaps the latest tech news in easily digestible, bite-sized bits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Charge leaked materials" alt="Fitbit Charge leaked materials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-charge-leak.jpg?1413443373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Upcoming Fitbit adds heart-rate tracking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last year&rsquo;s Fitbit Force band sullied the fitness tracking brand a bit after some users reported issues with rashes, but it appears the company is set to improve upon that pulled device&rsquo;s design - with a totally new name, of course, and added features.</p> <p>The Fitbit Charge features a very similar design, but brings caller ID notifications from your paired phone. However, it&rsquo;s the better-equipped Fitbit Charge HR that&rsquo;s really intriguing, as the device adds 24-hour heart rate monitoring to the pile. It&rsquo;s called PurePulse, which is a trademark that was revealed<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news">&nbsp;earlier this year</a>.</p> <p>All of this comes via Gizmodo, which posted leaked marketing materials for the new devices earlier today. It&rsquo;s not yet clear when the devices will launch or what the local pricing will be, but anyone burned by Fitbit&rsquo;s last tracker - literally or figuratively - might have a better option to consider soon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-fitbit-charge-and-charge-hr-images-and-full-1646208023">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news">Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge, and PurePulse outed by trademark application</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google pokes fun at Android L naming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The dessert-themed codename for the upcoming Android 5.0 is the subject of extreme speculation, and following the last few versions - Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat - everyone wants to know what the L-named release will be.</p> <p>Google recognizes our collective pain and has opted to have a little fun at our expense, with a new teaser that shows various desserts auditioning for the role of a lifetime. Perhaps there are secret hints here; more likely, it&rsquo;s just a goofy way to spend 30 seconds. Either way, give it a quick view.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlEE3hXJe5o">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-45/review">Android L preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AlEE3hXJe5o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bono apologizes for Apple’s U2 album giveaway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who knew that free music from one of the world&rsquo;s biggest bands would <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature">set off such a firestorm</a>? U2 sure didn&rsquo;t, although the band realized its iTunes giveaway promo for <em>Songs of Innocence</em> was an aggressive move. Bono admitted as much during a recent Facebook chat, apologizing when a fan asked them not to repeat the stunt.</p> <p>&quot;Oops&hellip; I&rsquo;m sorry about that,&rdquo; he responded. &ldquo;I had this beautiful idea&hellip; [we] might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There&rsquo;s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/10/bono-apologizes-for-u2s-apple-release-stunt/">Consequence of Sound</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/14/6979103/bono-apologizes-for-putting-u2s-new-album-in-everyones-icloud-library">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature">Apple&rsquo;s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="U2 Apple promotion" alt="U2 Apple promotion" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-lead.jpg?1413443373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Killer Instinct Season 2 starts today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second season of content for Microsoft&rsquo;s Xbox One freemium fighter reboot <em>Killer Instinct</em> begins today, with two classic combatants - TJ Combo and Maya - available right away, plus Cinder and Riptor coming down the line and a few more teased in the above trailer.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s launch also rebalances the existing cast and adds new moves, plus overhauls the menus, makes it easier to unlock content as you play, and enhances the combo system. And if you&rsquo;re a huge series fan, you can now buy the entire season&rsquo;s worth of content in advance with a port of 1996 arcade classic <em>Killer Instinct </em>2 bundled in. Totally worth it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://news.xbox.com/2014/10/games-killer-instinct-season-2-launch">Xbox Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Gfu9n677SKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-leaked-fitbit-adds-constant-heart-rate-tracking-google-trolls-fans-over-androi#comments Android Apple Console games Fitbit Google Health and fitness iTunes Music Wearable tech Xbox One Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450431 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Fitbit finally works with Windows Phone, smartphones to replace Hilton room keys, and Disney Infinity 2.0 adds big Marvel villains http://www.stuff.tv/sg/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop into our latest morning roundup for a breezy blast of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-flex.jpg?1406682181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit finally gets a Windows Phone app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Taking advantage of enhanced Bluetooth support in the Windows Phone 8.1 OS update, Fitbit has finally released an app for the platform, allowing its myriad fitness bands and trackers to work with Microsoft&rsquo;s mobile devices.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the first physical fitness tracker to support Windows Phone&mdash;another big milestone as the mobile platform proves that it can be an everyday smartphone, not just a good-looking but vapid alternative to iOS and Android. The Fitbit Flex band is currently&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wearable-tech/top-ten">our #2 top wearable tech</a>&nbsp;in the world, so congratulations Windows Phone users: you now have a pretty excellent option for tracking steps, sleep, and more.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/28/5943851/fitbit-windows-phone-app">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilton making your phone your hotel room key </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International hotel leader Hilton yesterday announced a series of digital-minded initiatives, the most significant of which will be allowing guests to use their mobile devices as a room key. Rather than carry around a little card or old-fashioned key, you&rsquo;ll be able to use a compatible smartphone to unlock the door.</p> <p>Hilton will begin adding such capabilities to most of its 4,000+ worldwide hotels starting in 2015. Also on the horizon, but coming before the end of this year: the ability to book a particular room using a web or mobile app the day before your stay, as well as check in and out without having to stop by the front desk.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://news.hiltonworldwide.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/27192">Hilton</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/balluga-smart-bed-hands-wafting-you-sleep-cushion-air-cells/news">Balluga Smart Bed hands-on: wafting you to sleep on a cushion of air cells</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hilton Hotels" alt="Hilton Hotels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hilton-hotels.jpg?1406682181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney Infinity 2.0 adds Marvel villains to the mix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As promised by its title, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will introduce the storied comic company&rsquo;s biggest and brightest stars&mdash;but as revealed yesterday with a new trailer, the game will also allow players to take the role of some of its most notorious villains.</p> <p>The Green Goblin, Loki, and Ronan the Accuser (Guardians of the Galaxy) are all previewed in the latest trailer, and each will have a plastic figurine to purchase and use, of course. Infinity 2.0 is due out on 23 September for all current consoles, ranging from the Wii all the way up to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Even the Nintendo 3DS is getting in on the fun.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpM67QFslg">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/disney-infinity-20-marvel-super-heroes/review">Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MEpM67QFslg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon US opens 3D printing store for customized items </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It seems that Amazon is getting in on the 3D printing craze. Sure, the online retailer has been selling makers and parts for some time, but now you can purchase and customize your very own items&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=8323871011">direct from Amazon</a>, at least in the United States (to start).</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find a couple hundred items available in the store, but not all of them are fully tweakable. The 3D-printed bobblehead (priced at US$29.99; around S$37) is perhaps the best example of something you can make your own, with Mii-like facial characteristics you can swap in with ease. No word on this new storefront hitting the UK, but it&rsquo;s a promising first step for Amazon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news">Doodle your own drone with a 3D printing pen</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="687" title="Amazon 3D printing" alt="Amazon 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-3dprint.png?1406682180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis#comments 3D Printing Amazon Fitbit Gaming Windows Phone Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443591 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three new activity trackers might be coming – including Fitbit’s first heart rate monitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" alt="Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge and PurePulse outed by trademark application" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain_0.jpg?1403338155" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Activity tracker maker Fitbit has applied for three new trademarks, suggesting a triple whammy of new products are on the way.</p> <p>The trademarks are for &ldquo;Fitbit Surge&rdquo;, &ldquo;Fitbit Charge&rdquo; and &ldquo;PurePulse&rdquo; (no Fitbit branding on that last one), and under the listing for each is a range of relevant category descriptions that give some indication of what they may relate to.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PurePulse is a different prospect altogether, with mention of &ldquo;optical heart rate sensors&rdquo; &ndash; interesting because Fitbit has yet to release a product capable of tracking heart rate. It&rsquo;ll be wrist-based and able to display &ldquo;time, date, heart rate, calories burned, activity, intensity, and exertion&rdquo;. As mentioned, there&rsquo;s no Fitbit branding in the trademark, but that could be simply because Surge and Charge are actual words in their own right and thus will only be trademarked when used in combination with &ldquo;Fitbit&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fitbit has not confirmed any upcoming trackers, and of course it&rsquo;s entirely possible that these trademarks will never become commercial products &ndash; but don&rsquo;t be surprised if you see these three appearing on the scene in the coming months.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-06/fitbit-purepulse-to-bring-heart-rate-monitoring/">Zatznotfunny.com</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-surge-fitbit-charge-and-purepulse-outed-trademark-application/news#comments Fitbit Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:05:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439725 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung's monster TV, Android comes to the car, and the intelligent cat companion http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-samsungs-monster-tv-android-comes-car-and-intelligent-cat-companion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While you&#039;re still in a haze from the last of the turkey sandwiches, here&#039;s Stuff&#039;s briefing of the new year to keep you up to date with all the latest tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1105" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/_110%ED%98%95-UHD-TV-%EC%B6%9C%EC%8B%9C11.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 110 inches of Ultra HD goodness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&#39;s massive TV is set to go on sale on Monday, coincidentally the press day for CES, the Las Vegas gadget-fest.</p> <p>The enormous TV is 8.5 feet (2.6m) wide and 5.9 feet (1.8m), so it might be worth checking out if your living room can take its Ultra HD goodness before the weekend.</p> <p>We don&#39;t yet have a price for the mega-TV, but we figure if you have to ask, you probably can&#39;t afford it, with estimates around the $150,00 mark.</p> <p>Samsung boasts it&#39;s &#39;the size of a king size bed&#39;, and has an 8 million pixel UHD panel - but won&#39;t reveal anything else until CES.</p> <p>Look out for all the Latest from CES from Stuff next week, with LG kicking off proceedings on Monday, following later in the day by Samsung, where we are hoping to get eyes on with this beast, alongside its smaller, 105inch curved OLED sibling.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://samsungtomorrow.com/%EC%82%BC%EC%84%B1%EC%A0%84%EC%9E%90-%EC%84%B8%EA%B3%84-%EC%B5%9C%EB%8C%80-110%ED%98%95-uhd-tv-%EA%B8%80%EB%A1%9C%EB%B2%8C-%EC%B6%9C%EC%8B%9C">Samsung</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android invades the car </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Siri on the steering wheel just doesn&#39;t do it for you, Audi may have the answer.</p> <p>If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, it is set to announce Android integration for its cars at CES next week.</p> <p>It&#39;s not the first time we&#39;ve seen in-car Android, with Parrot having released an Android radio, but we expect Audi to unveil a pretty slick integration system bringing the best bits of Android to your car&#39;s centre console.</p> <p>Audi has already built some Google navigation into its cars, so the partnership isn&#39;t totally unexpected. It also showed off self parking cars at last year&#39;s CEs, so perhaps a Google announcement will go further than just in-car audio.</p> <p>Google is also believed to be working with Nvidia to create graphics chipsets suited for in car use, so expect to see and hear a lot more about in-car Android next week.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304591604579288670734733740-lMyQjAxMTAzMDIwOTEyNDkyWj">Wall Street Journal</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZAHaJQFab1A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rolling robo-egg for your cat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You never realised your cat needed a robotic pal? Shame on you.</p> <p>Luckily, Kickstarter has come to the rescue yet again, with Egg, a cheap &pound;25 (S$55) &#39;smart egg&#39; that its inventor claims can keep felines &#39;endlessly amused&#39;.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty simply gadget, the gears and motors inside allowing it to roll about and drive your cat mad.</p> <p>Sensors allow it to move round obstacles, and even go bonkers when it senses your cat (or lonely flatmate) is playing with it.</p> <p>It can even detect what type of floor you&#39;re on, and alter its movement accordingly.</p> <p>It&#39;s recharged via a USB cable, and is set to go intro production next year if it reaches its goal.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1046165765/egg-the-intelligent-cat-companion?">Kickstarter</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="590" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/58fa5d7d9d08df367561e16130bf9edc_large.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="700" height="394" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/56a69c1e3dbd11b710661b84b645a842_large.jpg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit finds the 5S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fitbit has a neat trick in the latest version of its tracking app - support for the iPhone 5s&#39;s built in motion tracker, the M7.</p> <p>&quot;The Fitbit app now features MobileTrack which offers basic Fitbit activity tracking directly using your iPhone 5s,&#39; the firm says.</p> <p>While on the surface it might seem an odd idea to let users get around buying one of its tracking bands, we think it&#39;s a pretty smart move, tying fitness fans into the Fitbit ecosystem, and making them pretty likely to upgrade to get the sleep tracking and other features of a wristband.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/fitbit/id462638897?mt=8&amp;affId=1503186&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="547" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/simple.b-dis-jpg.hecd213cfe2ca52cc900c6a202cfdd1bb.jpeg?1388713561" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-samsungs-monster-tv-android-comes-car-and-intelligent-cat-companion/news#comments Android Fitbit Google Office Cat Samsung TVs Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:32:46 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430588 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Fitbit Flex is our Fitness Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-fitbit-flex-our-fitness-gadget-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of the gadgets that got our hearts beating over the past year, the simple activity tracker proved the standout performer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-flex-winner.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With eating season right around the corner, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. After all, who wants to go on a 10k run with half a tub of Quality Street sloshing away in their insides?</p> <p>We&#39;ve prepared ourselves for the December food-fest by testing out the latest and greatest fitness gadgets over the past year. Of the six worthy contenders, wearable activity tracker the Fitbit Flex ended up topping the podium. Find out why it bagged gold below.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Fitbit Flex </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each of the Flex&#39;s LED lights represent 20% of your goal, and whether that&#39;s 10,000 steps or 20km, it&#39;s nice to get a little encouragement while you&#39;re huffing and puffing away. Wireless syncing means that you can track your stats in real time on both your PC and smartphone, too, while your friends can laugh or praise your stats, depending on how well you&#39;re doing (or how mean they are).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="852" height="639" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-flex_1.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Withings Pulse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pulse is a fitness tracker which records your steps, activity and sleep, but it&#39;s got an extra trick up its sleeve too. Pressing your finger against it back gives you a heart rate reading, letting you know if you&#39;re pushing yourself too hard, or not enough. Ideal for Jason Statham-like Crank scenarios.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1248" height="936" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-pulse.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Suunto Ambit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ambit is a fitness watch that looks good enough to leave on when you&#39;re done exercising. Its built-in GPS offers route navigation and a 3D compass for those that like wandering off the beaten path, and it measures everything from barometric altitude to recovery time, when paired with its heart rate belt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1540" height="1160" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/suunto.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Garmin Edge 810 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This king of bike navs offers full offline maps and can link up to your phone so that your mates can track your rides in real time. Live weather info and a 17 hour battery life are very welcome additions too. If you get excited about elevation, cadence and lap times, you&#39;ll be in cycling heaven.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="898" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/garmin.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Jawbone UP </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Up tracks your steps, measures how well you sleep, wakes you up with a vibrating alarm and allows you to select from a large list of different exercises from running to weight lifting, and everything in between. Jawbone&#39;s app also lets you record every calorie you swallow (if you can face it), and it&#39;ll last an impressive 10 days per charge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jawbone-up-2_0.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: TomTom Multi-Sport </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No this isn&#39;t a wrist-mounted sat nav, it&#39;s a fitness watch with built-in GPS smarts, meaning you can leave your unwieldy 5in smartphone at home where it belongs while you&#39;re out hammering away through fields, forests and slow-moving pedestrians. The Multi-Sport model supports swimming in addition to running and cycling, and you can upload your progress to TomTom&#39;s MySport&#39;s site to track your improvement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-watch_0.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-fitbit-flex-our-fitness-gadget-year/feature#comments Fitbit Gadget Awards 2013 Wearable tech Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:29:44 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430034 at http://www.stuff.tv The Force is with you: Fitbit launches latest tracking band with OLED display http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to track your every move and be able to tell the time? Good news - Fitbit&#039;s new Force has a tiny display built in, and can can even tell you when you&#039;ve got a phone call </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="547" title="The Fitbit gets a display" alt="The Fitbit gets a display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/simple.b-dis-jpg.h37c5e2b33bb81230774c1a3f07086576.jpeg?1381483595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The US$129 (S$161) gadget goes on sale this month, and links to your mobile to display incoming calls, as well as telling you the time at the press of a button.</p> <p>However, the Force is more than just a fitness tracker (according to Fitbit, at least), and has some neat features - for instance, the dinky OLED can show you steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes as well as floors climbed.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch your wrist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The partner-friendly fitness band boasts a silent alarm that vibrates your wrist until you're up.&nbsp;It can also monitor your sleep, and show you incoming call notifications - if you’re using an iPhone 4S.</p> <p>Android users haven’t been forgotten entirely. They can use NFC to launch the fitbit app simply by tapping the band onto your phone.</p> <p>"We are continuously looking for ways to take wireless tracking devices and wearable technologies to the next level, and I feel strongly that Force, with its sophisticated design and instant and easy access to all your daily activity right on your wrist, delivers on the promise of what a next-generation activity tracker should be," said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit.</p> <p>The firm has also given its app a major overhaul, redesigning it for iOS 7 and adding support for the new bands, making it easy to irritate your friends by telling them exactly how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fitbit.com/force" target="_blank">Fitbit</a></p> <p>See our guide to fitness trackers <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-doctor-%E2%80%93-what-sports-tracking-band-should-i-buy/feature" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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<div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="940" height="547" title="Force time" alt="Force time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/simple.b-dis-jpg.h8417ccdb9576e398e8d318c3ac2e4653.jpeg?1381483595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news#comments Fitbit Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:43:02 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427779 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Force is all set to fight the Galaxy Gear for a place on your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-force-all-set-fight-galaxy-gear-place-your-wrist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s a new fitness band on the block, and it can tell when you&#039;re being lazy and not taking the stairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="535" height="401" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-force.jpg?1381309850" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The list of devices that are battling for a place on your wrist continues to grow: now Fitbit's joining the fray with the Fitbit Force.</p> <p>Leaked to The Verge, the Fitbit Force will join the Flex as a more premium fitness band, with the added bonus of a built-in altimeter for measuring your altitude and a watch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stairmaster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The altitude sensor means that the Force will be able to detect when you're going up or down stairs, and you can even check how many flights you've traversed during the day.</p> <p>Available in black and blue, The Verge's sources believe that the Fitbit Force will be available for US$130 ($165) in small and large variants. What about those of us with medium-sized wrists?</p> <p>The Fitbit Force's natural enemies will be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jawbone-hits-uk-shelves-alongside-new-android-app/news" target="_blank">Jawbone UP</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike-fuelband-watches-your-every-move/news" target="_blank">Nike Fuelband</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/hands-review-samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-brimming-tech-if-not-direction/feature" target="_blank">Galaxy Gear</a>, all of which rack up your steps and track your fitness, and we're looking forward to see how it fares against its rivals or if it's good-looking enough to make it onto <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-head-turning-pieces-wearable-tech/feature" target="_blank">this list</a>. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/4794088/this-is-the-fitbit-force-a-smarter-fitness-tracking-watch" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="492" height="369" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-close.png?1381309850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitbit/fitbit-force-all-set-fight-galaxy-gear-place-your-wrist/news#comments Fitbit Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:16:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1427400 at http://www.stuff.tv