Health and fitness http://www.stuff.tv/sg/health-and-fitness/all en-SG 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 Printed bandaids will pump meds and keep tabs on your health http://www.stuff.tv/sg/printed-bandaids-will-pump-meds-and-keep-tabs-your-health/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xerox&#039;s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) foresees a future in which printed tech could improve healthcare </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="Printed bandaids will pump meds and keep tabs on your health" alt="Printed bandaids will pump meds and keep tabs on your health" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/printed%20bandaids.jpg?1412348217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine this scenario: instead of IV drips, you could just stick on a patch to have meds delivered into your system. That&#39;s the kind of future Xerox&#39;s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) envisions.</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"> Smart medicine for everyone </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>Certain groups, like diabetics, could especially benefit from the tech. Usually diabetics have to monitor blood sugar, pricking their fingers regularly to find out their current levels. With the patches, insulin could be set to be pumped in as needed depending on the patient&#39;s current state.</p> <p>Additionally, patients would no longer need to suffer through long observation stays at hospitals with such patches, as doctors could monitor readings even after a patient has been discharged - keeping an eye on heart rate and ECG readings from afar.</p> <p>Pharmacies might also see benefits from such tech, as they could print these patches and hand them to patients with minimum fuss. No installations or wires: just slap them on, with the required doses already implanted and released at proper intervals.</p> <p>Modern bandaids that ease hospital stays and alert doctors to possible warning signs? Sign us up for the future.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ralph-lauren-s-new-smart-t-shirt-tracks-your-health/news" target="_blank">Oh look, Ralph Lauren&#39;s health monitoring t-shirt</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/10/bandaid-printed-tech-monitoring-treatment-device.html" target="_blank">PSFK</a>]</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DH3augJY5J8" 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/printed-bandaids-will-pump-meds-and-keep-tabs-your-health/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/printed-bandaids-will-pump-meds-and-keep-tabs-your-health/news#comments Health and fitness Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:33:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449238 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/sg/misfit-flash-brings-neon-colours-fitness-and-sleep-tracking-your-wrist-50/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This circular wallet-friendly wearable is will be aiming for stockings in December </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="EAT SLEEP RAVE GREEN REPEAT" alt="Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist for £" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main_3.jpg?1410928375" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Misfit has announced the Flash - a budget-friendly version of its Shine fitness tracker.</p> <p>Made from soft-touch plastic as opposed to the Shine&#39;s more premium all-metal build, the Flash will land on shelves with a rather agreeable &pound;50 (S$103) price tag - substantially cheaper than its Shine brother, which is currently hovering around the &pound;80 (S$164) mark.</p> <p>The Flash&#39;s functionality remains the same, letting you track your calories burned, steps and distance travelled during regular walking and exercise sessions.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An accompanying iOS and Android app also lets you see you well you&#39;ve slept, in addition to keeping a food diary if you fancy keeping on top of your nutrition in painstaking detail.</p> <p>Regular charging won&#39;t be a problem either as it shares the Shine&#39;s removable coin cell battery, which promises up to six glorious months of use.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s waterproof too, and it&#39;ll arrive in a range of funky colours when it goes on sale in November.</p> <p>We expect to wrap a Misfit Flash around our wrists soon, so stay tuned to see if it&#39;s worthy of kickstarting your emergency-2015-lose-all-the-Christmas-fat programme in a few months time.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch hands-on 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-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="624" height="468" title="It also comes in black" alt="Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist for £" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_4.jpg?1410928375" /> </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="600" height="450" title="funky" alt="Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist for £" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_10.jpg?1410928375" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="600" height="450" title="Even funkier" alt="Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist for £" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_13.jpg?1410928375" /> </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/misfit-flash-brings-neon-colours-fitness-and-sleep-tracking-your-wrist-50/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:59:07 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447864 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitness bands, not Adidas or Zoot shoes, are more likely to keep Singapore's NSMen fit http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitness-bands-not-adidas-or-zoot-shoes-are-more-likely-keep-singapore-nsmen-fit/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hurray, new running shoes! But Tein Hee needs something a little more effective - like a Jawbone Up or Star21 to nag him to pass his IPPT </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="Fitness bands, not Adidas or Zoot shoes, are more likely to keep Singapore NSMen fit" alt="Fitness bands, not Adidas or Zoot shoes, are more likely to keep Singapore NSMen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jawbone_UP24_19.jpg?1409019216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">I&rsquo;ve never passed my Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) in the last decade. So you see, no <a href="http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/nsmen-get-adidas-zoot-running-shoes">new Adidas or Zoot running shoes</a> will get me back into shape, to a time when I can run 2.4km in 10 minutes.</p> <p dir="ltr">So here&rsquo;s a thought - why not give NSmen more incentives to train? Like, a fitness band.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Two words: fitness bands.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Sony Smartband,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jawbone/jawbone-up24/review">Jawbone Up 24</a>&nbsp;and even the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/mi4-official-xiaomis-fastest-android-phone-yet/news">recently announced Mi Band</a>&nbsp;aren&rsquo;t just pedometers that&rsquo;ll track how many steps you take for the day. When they&rsquo;re paired with their corresponding apps, they&#39;ll give you a better approach towards your diet and training plan too.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wearable-tech/top-ten">the best wearable tech right now</a></p> <p dir="ltr">But not all fitness bands are created equal. It&rsquo;s only effective if the person wearing it has the right mindset. And I&rsquo;ll admit, I&rsquo;ve done little with the Jawbone Up 24 in the last two months. Looking at my sleep cycle, knowing how far I&rsquo;ve walked, all these are great information. But I&rsquo;ve not taken the trouble to really meet my running goals, watch my diet, and input the calorie count to keep my weight in check.</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="Jawbone Up 24" alt="Fitness bands, not Adidas or Zoot shoes, are more likely to keep Singapore NSMen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Jawbone%20Up%2024.jpg?1409019216" /> </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 dir="ltr">What servicemen need is a naggy fitness band. The kind that constantly reminds you to drink enough water or get sufficient sleep. Both of which, by the way, are constantly drilled into my head whenever I&rsquo;m reminded to have seven hours of sleep and drink sufficient water before a training.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news">Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health</a></p> <p dir="ltr">I know myself. I&rsquo;m so much of a slob that no amount of guilt-tripping will make me change into my running gear. I need a nudge.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pavlok-fitness-band-thatll-shock-you-good-health/news">Probably not an electric shock</a>&nbsp;- who in their right mind would want to wear a fitness band that electrocutes you when you slack off? A little guilt-tripping will do the trick.</p> <p dir="ltr">Giving me a fitness band isn&rsquo;t going to guarantee that I&rsquo;ll work out, but it&rsquo;ll be more likely to happen instead of an Adidas or Zoot shoe that will never see the light of day.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fay-hokulani-gadgets-and-gear-i-use-keep-fit/feature">6 perfect gadgets for working out</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="567" height="425" title="Star.21" alt="Fitness bands, not Adidas or Zoot shoes, are more likely to keep Singapore NSMen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star21-02_0.jpg?1409019216" /> </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"><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"> NSmen need fitness bands, not new shoes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shoes can&#039;t help Tein Hee pass his IPPT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Jawbone_UP24_19_1.jpg?1409019216" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitness-bands-not-adidas-or-zoot-shoes-are-more-likely-keep-singapore-nsmen-fit/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fitness-bands-not-adidas-or-zoot-shoes-are-more-likely-keep-singapore-nsmen-fit/feature#comments Health and fitness Opinion Stuff Says Wearable tech Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:17:44 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1445814 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Wearables to aid in Parkinson’s research, Walking Dead co-op shooter announced, and Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle inbound http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the fun and fascinating in our latest morning news 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="Intel&#039;s Parkinson&#039;s initiative" alt="Intel&#039;s Parkinson&#039;s initiative" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parkinsons-wearables.jpg?1408066397" /> </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"> Intel employing wearables for Parkinson’s research </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>We use wearable tech to track fitness data and get handy notifications from our phones, but those ever-connected sensors might be the key to unlocking major health advances. That&rsquo;s the hope, at least, of Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson&rsquo;s Research, which yesterday announced plans to utilize wearables to gather massive amounts of data on Parkinson&rsquo;s patients.</p> <p>Intel&rsquo;s computing prowess will power a specialized platform that gathers &ldquo;more than 300 observations per second from each patient&rdquo; wearing a supported device, which will tie into a forthcoming app that allows the needed data to be stored. Patients will be able to record how they&rsquo;re feeling, and that will tie into what the sensors pull to provide a fuller picture of wellness and symptoms to doctors.</p> <p>Intel says the platform will be open-source, allowing unidentified patient data to be used by various researchers in the hopes of pursuing treatments and a cure for the degenerative disease.</p> <p>A 25-person trial study was performed earlier this year, and initial algorithms for the app are being based on the results from that. It&rsquo;s not entirely clear from the reports which wearables will be compatible; a slide from the foundation shows a Pebble, while the USA Today story mentions a FitBit, but we imagine the goal is to make this initiative friendly with as many existing devices as possible.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/08/13/the-michael-j-fox-foundation-and-intel-join-forces-to-improve-parkinsons-disease-monitoring-and-treatment-through-advanced-technologies">Intel</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/13/michael-j-fox-parkinsons-intel/13719811/">USA Today</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news">Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health</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"> The Walking Dead co-op shooter coming from Payday developer </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>Telltale Games&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>Walking Dead</em>&nbsp;adventure series has set the bar high for both licensed and episodic games, but there&rsquo;s another interactive take on the smash comic series that seems just as likely to be excellent: a cooperative first-person shooter from Overkill Software, the studio behind the&nbsp;<em>Payday</em>&nbsp;co-op heist series.</p> <p>The upcoming game was announced yesterday, but it&rsquo;s still a ways out: it&rsquo;ll launch in 2016 on unspecified platforms. Publisher Starbreeze says the game will feature new characters and scenarios set in the zombie-swarmed universe, and it appears that much of the action will take place in United States capital Washington D.C. Here&rsquo;s hoping it&rsquo;s much better than&nbsp;<a href="http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/the-walking-dead-survival-instinct">Activision&rsquo;s terrible&nbsp;<em>Walking Dead</em>&nbsp;shooter</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/20-amazing-indie-games-you-can-download-right-now/feature">20 amazing indie games you can download right now</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/mn9cp_IMXhI" 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"> Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS XL bundle incoming </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>While a handheld might not be the most ideal destination for a frantic fighting game, Nintendo will release the new&nbsp;<em>Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS</em>&nbsp;before the Wii U iteration, and the company will mark the occasion this Autumn with the release of a special edition bundle.</p> <p>The bundle features a bold red version of the larger Nintendo 3DS XL handheld, with hand-drawn black-and-white artwork of numerous playable characters featured, as well as a digital copy of the game pre-loaded onto the hardware. It&rsquo;ll set you back &pound;209.99 (S$437), and it launches on 3 October alongside the standalone game.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2014/August/Show-off-your-fighting-flair-with-the-Super-Smash-Bros-for-Nintendo-3DS-Limited-Edition-Pack-on-3rd-October-911185.html">Nintendo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-best-games-student-house/feature">5 of the best games for a student house</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="671" title="Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle" alt="Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL bundle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-3ds-smashbrosxl.png?1408066397" /> </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/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup#comments 3DS XL Gaming Health and fitness Nintendo Wearable tech Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444883 at http://www.stuff.tv Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to chill out? Because this one does http://www.stuff.tv/sg/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Life&#039;s not all about notifications and hashtags you know. Sometimes you&#039;ve got to focus on your inner-self </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="929" height="697" title="We rather like orange" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wme-hot-stuff.jpg?1407130797" /> </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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s official. There are now more smartbands than there are phones.</strong><br />Not quite, but even your grandma&#39;s probably launched a wearable on Kickstarter by now.</p> <p>But stay a moment won&#39;t you? The Phyode W/Me (or &#39;With Me&#39;, to give it its less awkward name), is worth a look. It wants to be different you see.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s dying its hair pink and getting a piercing?</strong><br />No. Instead, it focuses less on notifications (although it does support them) and more on you. Your breathing, to be exact.</p> <p>The W/ME has a unique Life Spectrum Analyser sensor which is able to monitor your autonomic nervous system (ANS) without the need for conductive gel, thanks to a fancy new dry conductive material.</p> <p>If it&#39;s been a while since you were stuck in a Biology lesson - the ANS is the part of your nervous system responsible for stuff that you don&#39;t have to actively think about. The beating of your heart is one example, and breathing is another, although you can choose to manually take over if you like.</p> </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><strong>Great, it knows when I&#39;m out of breath. So what?</strong><br />While the W/ME, like other smartbands, can measure your heart rate, being able to detect your breathing opens up new possibilities. It can tell how stressed you are, if you&#39;re angry, nervous, or calm.</p> <p>An accompanying app shows off this data using an animated (and rather adorable) whale, and advices you to take deep breaths and chill out when life&#39;s getting you down.</p> <p>The app shows off realtime EKG readings, which means you can monitor the electrical activity of your heart at the touch of a button.</p> <p>There&#39;s a coaching mode which helps you learn breathing techniques too, which could help you de-stress and relax, as long as you&#39;re committed enough to keep it up.</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="608" height="456" title="Of course, all whales are yellow in nature" alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_3.jpg?1407130797" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please tell me it tells the time.</strong><br />It sure does. You can use it to check into Facebook too (as long as you&#39;re connected to an iOS or Android device), and it supports notifications, incoming calls and a remote shutter release for your iPhone&#39;s camera too.</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a flashlight, and the ability to trigger an alarm on your phone so you can find it if you&#39;ve lost it down the side of the couch, Again.</p> <p>If you fancy taking the W/Me for a spin then you can grab one for<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=Phyode" target="_blank">&nbsp;US$169.99 (S$211, excluding shipping costs)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</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="600" height="450" title="Breathe...." alt="Does your smartwrist doohickey tell you when to a chill out? Because this one do" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app-2.jpg?1407130797" /> </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/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:35:23 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443985 at http://www.stuff.tv PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Step 1: Look at your wrist. Step 2: Check that you&#039;re still alive. Step 3: Celebrate </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="A rave for your wrist" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PulseOn-hot-stuff.jpg?1406858367" /> </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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Please. Please stop. I can barely lift my arms. They&#39;re covered in smartwatches already</strong><br />Perhaps you should consider only wearing one at a time? Anyway, PulseOn isn&#39;t a smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s more of a smart-in-a-very-specific-way watch. While it doesn&#39;t send notifications or calls to your wrist, it&#39;s able to measure your heart rate, without needing an extra chest strap.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Big whoop. Doesn&#39;t the Samsung Gear 2 do that already?</strong><br />Yep. So does the Gear 2 Neo. And the Gear Fit. But we reviewed them, and they were very finicky.</p> <p>We&#39;ve spent some time with the PulseOn too, and can report that not only does it do a good job of constantly measuring your heart rate (thanks to the snugness of its elasticated fabric strap), but it&#39;s accurate too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 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-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="1035" height="776" title="Healthy" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulson.jpg?1406858367" /> </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><strong>Sounds good. Science me, bro</strong><br />The rear of the PulseOn uses different wavelengths of light to detect changes in the blood flow beneath your skin.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you&#39;re cold, your blood flows in deeper layers beneath your skin, and PulseOn is able to optimise which wavelengths to use depending on realtime conditions, which contributes to its accuracy.</p> <p>It&#39;s proven itself to be almost as accurate as medical level ECGs, so you know the data is trustworthy.</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="1000" height="1000" title="Mmmmm, graphs" alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-ecg.jpg?1406858367" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Great. I know my heart rate. Now what?</strong><br />An accompanying app (available on both iOS and Android devices) lets you track your heart rate throughout the day, but if you&#39;re an athlete then you&#39;ll be able to delve deeper, helping you optimise your training.</p> <p>You can log training sessions to monitor your fitness over time and adapt your intensity accordingly. It&#39;s a handy way to prevent you form pushing yourself too hard when you&#39;re first starting off, or from getting too comfortable and letting the effectiveness of your workout plateau.&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-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="2485" height="1864" title="Apps. We bloody love them." alt="PulseOn lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulseon-app.jpg?1406858367" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;ll have a six pack by Christmas.</strong><br />Good luck keeping it come January. Still, you can try the PulseOn out for yourself if you like. It&#39;s available to pre-order form <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pulseon-we-make-heart-rate-monitoring-easier-than-ever" target="_blank">indiegogo</a> for US$170 (S$212), with an estimated shipping period set for September. Happy running.</p> <p>Oh, and swimming. We forgot to mention it&#39;s waterproof too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WXKECRfC668" 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/pulseon-lets-you-wear-your-heartbeat-your-sleeve/news-1#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443791 at http://www.stuff.tv Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable Bluetooth headset to your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei&#039;s fitness band coming to Singapore shelves in August, saves gigantaphone users from phone call embarrassment </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="933" height="700" title="What&#039;s your flavour?" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/talkband-group-shot.jpg?1406618285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unlike feature-packed smartwatches like the Android Wear-powered <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch</a> or<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank"> Samsung&#39;s Gear 2</a>, Huawei&#39;s TalkBand B1 fitness tracker/headset hybrid keeps things simple.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you receive a call, you don&#39;t have to slip your over-sized smartphone out of your pocket either. Nor will you be forced to chat into your wrist Dick Tracy-style.</p> <p>Instead, the Talkband&#39;s curved 1.4in OLED screen detaches from the wristband, revealing its true bluetooth headset form. Slip it into your ear, and bam - &nbsp;you&#39;re nattering away, hands-free, like a business guy from the early 2000s.</p> <p>The wristband also doubles up as a USB charging cable, so once the six-day battery life conks out, you can top it up without too much hassle.</p> <p>If you fancy tracking steps and chatting away into a headset then you can pick up the Talkband B1 in August during <a href="http://www.comexshow.com.sg/" target="_blank">Comex 2014</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch 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-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="667" height="500" title="Mighty morphin&#039; Bluetooth smartband" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/talkband-headset.jpg?1406618285" /> </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="820" height="615" title="Strap in to charge" alt="Put that phablet away: Huawei TalkBand B1 straps a detachable bluetooth headset " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Talkband-strap.jpg?1406618285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark your date in August </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because according to Huawei Singapore, that&#39;s when it&#39;ll be bringing its wearable band to town. Specifically, it&#39;ll make its debut at the annual gadget shopping frenzy we&#39;d like to call Comex 2014.</p> <p>Pricing for the Talkband B1 hasn&#39;t been announced yet, but judging from its UK pricing of &pound;100, it should hover around S$200.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/put-phablet-away-huawei-talkband-b1-straps-detachable-bluetooth-headset-your-wrist/news#comments Health and fitness Huawei Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443534 at http://www.stuff.tv Star.21 fitness band guilt-trips you into good health http://www.stuff.tv/sg/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This tracker helps you form healthy habits in 21 days with its carrot-and-stick approach </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="1202" height="900" title="Star.21 fitness tracker" alt="Star.21 fitness tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/star21.jpg?1406600585" /> </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/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><strong>Another fitness tracker? I&#39;ve got an armful of them&hellip;</strong><br />The <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Star.21</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;a little different. Aside from looking rather lovely, with its glossy triangle-pattern finish, it&#39;s designed specifically to help you form healthy habits.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t all fitness trackers do that? </strong><br />When you first get them you&#39;re all about the calorie-counting and step tracking &ndash; but once the novelty wears off, you fall back into your bad ways. The problem, Star.21 reckons, is that it takes 21 days for new behaviours like healthy eating and activity to become habitual.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how does it keep me on the straight and narrow? </strong><br />By grabbing you by the short and curlies, essentially. Star.21 pairs up with the Lifebalanz iOS/Android app over Bluetooth BLE &ndash; it&#39;s designed to shepherd you through the 21-day process of forming new habits. It presents your fitness goals as a journey; succeed in meeting your daily goals and you&#39;ll advance a step, fail to do so and you&#39;ll backtrack.</p> <p>Essentially it&#39;s guilting you into doing better. Reminders and notifications pop up more frequently during the first few days, before tailing off as you form healthier habits.</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/D1RGX7pjNPU" 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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What does it track? </strong><br />All the usual metrics &ndash; it tracks your steps, sleep habits and monitors how many calories you&#39;re burning off. Like Fitbit&#39;s Flex, it&#39;ll show you how close you are to your daily goals using percentages displayed through an LED array. It&#39;ll also provide Smart Reminders to prompt you to drink water, go to bed, and get off your backside.</p> <p><strong>So how much is it? </strong><br />Star.21&#39;s currently raising funds on crowdfunding site <a href="http://www.pozible.com/project/183785/-1/657f640555d2ffcba0e847d881397b6f" target="_blank">Pozible</a>; you can snap up a band for &pound;19 on the lowest reward tier.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/25-hottest-gadgets-july-2014/feature" target="_blank">The 25 hottest gadgets of July 2014</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="1202" height="900" title="Star.21" alt="Star.21" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/star21-02.jpg?1406600585" /> </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/star21-fitness-band-guilt-trips-you-good-health/news#comments Health and fitness Hot Stuff Wearable tech Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443500 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service http://www.stuff.tv/sg/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reckon you’re not getting enough quality shut-eye? There’s now a way to get a deeper analysis of your nocturnal downtime </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="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" alt="Misfit Shine teams up with Beddit for a more accurate sleep tracking service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit-beddit-sensor.jpg?1405088326" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Several health trackers and smartphone apps are capable of tracking your sleep activity, but the Misfit Shine is about to offer something a little more in-depth than most of its rivals.</p> <p>The company has partnered with Beddit to create the Misfit Beddit Sleep System. The key component is a long, paper-thin sensor that slides underneath your mattress and communicated with the Misfit Shine via Bluetooth.</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up feeling refreshed </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 sensor, which can&rsquo;t be felt through your mattress and thus won&rsquo;t cause any discomfort, is capable of accurately tracking heart rate, breathing, movement and snoring. All this data is integrated into Misfit Shine&rsquo;s existing app.</p> <p>One result is &ldquo;Smart Alarm&rdquo;, which uses the data to wake you up while you&rsquo;re in the light stage of your sleep cycle; the idea is that you&rsquo;ll feel far more refreshed than if you were pulled out of a deep sleep. You can also view graphs and stats related to sleep in order to help set yourself goals and see insights as to why you&rsquo;re sleeping better or worse on particular nights.</p> <p>The Misfit Beddit Sleep System will cost US$150 (S$186) in the US.&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://misfitwearables.com/beddit">Misfit</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/misfit-beddit-an-under-the-bed-sleep-sensor-that-works-with-shine-fitness-tracker-and-app-too/">CNET</a>]</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-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 data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" alt="The data is integrated into Misfit&#039;s smartphone app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit-beddit-iphone-app.jpg?1405088326" /> </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/misfit-shine-teams-beddit-more-accurate-sleep-tracking-service/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:50:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441777 at http://www.stuff.tv These smart scales let you know how many calories you've got on each plate http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That homemade triple-layer meat and mayo sandwich might not be as healthy as you think... </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="960" height="720" title="Smarter than your average scales" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prep-pad-main.jpg?1404782268" /> </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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Kitchen scales? Be still my beating heart...</strong><br />Yes. Kitchen scales. With Bluetooth powers.</p> <p><strong>Seriously? Why?&nbsp;</strong><br />The Prep Pad smart scales chat to your iPad via Bluetooth, showing you the weight of whatever you&#39;re measuring. But they go above and beyond the duties of a standard scale.</p> <p>The free <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/countertop/id763317140?mt=8" target="_blank">Countertop iPad app</a> (an iPhone version will land in July) taps into a nutritional information database filled with thousands of food items. Coupled with the measured weight, you get an accurate calorie and nutritional information read out for every item of food.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I still have to add it all up...</strong><br />No you don&#39;t. The Prep Pad lets you add calories and nutritional information as you go along. Make a sandwich for example, and each time you add a new ingredient to it, it tallies up all the information automatically.</p> <p>That means that home made meals no longer have to be a guessing game when it comes to watching your calorie intake. The only downside is that you&#39;ll finally find out just how many calories are packed into your famous triple-layer tiramisu, though we wouldn&#39;t let that put you off.</p> <p>You can scan barcodes or manually choose from the vast food database too, so you won&#39;t waste time faffing around inputting numbers yourself. It&#39;s ideal for people that are counting calories, or want to watch their intake of certain food groups like carbs or fats.</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="Bow before the wheel of nutrition" alt="These smart scales let you know how many calories you&#039;ve got on each plate" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prep-pad-2.jpg?1404782268" /> </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><strong>Six pack, here I come.</strong><br />That&#39;s the spirit. You can grab a Prep Pad for <a href="http://theorangechef.com/products/prep-pad" target="_blank">US$150</a>&nbsp;(S$190). Its food database is US-centric for the time being, but Prep Pad plans to internationally expand its support next year, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</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/HzLwJyqTPGw" 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/these-smart-scales-let-you-know-how-many-calories-youve-got-each-plate/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:47:50 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441325 at http://www.stuff.tv Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker http://www.stuff.tv/sg/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A fitness tracker in the shade of the most recognisable sugary soda in the world? Colour us amused </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="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" alt="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/misfit%20red%20shine.jpg?1404366803" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the prettier of the fitness tracker bands that keep popping up everywhere, Misfit Shine, now comes in red. A very specific shade of red, thanks to a collaboration between Misfit and Coca-Cola. The Shine tracker is one of the better looking of the current crop, where you can even wear it as a pendant or choose from a variety of different straps.</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 and sporty </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>To be honest, the Misfit does look like a great option for people who want a tracker that doesn&#39;t scream &quot;I work out and want the whole world to know it&quot;.</p> <p>The accessories and minimalist design will probably appeal to people who want to be able to wear it everywhere and not just while running or going to the gym.</p> <p>If you want a Coca-Cola branded version of the Shine, then you might have to wait as there is no word if it will come to our side of the world.</p> <p>The Misfit Shine retails for US$99.99 while the Star Spangled Set is going for US$139.99, but is currently at a 14 per cent discount at US$119.99 for the holidays.</p> <p>Read what our writer thought of her<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartwatch/two-weeks-misfit-shine/feature"> two-week stint with the Misfit Shine</a>.</p> <p>As to the most gorgeous activity tracker, we have to say the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news">Withings Activité wins</a> that category easily. Not only is it very goodlooking, it actually looks like a real watch (and works like one) instead of a being just another funky rubber band.</p> <p>But why not have a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/search/node/fitness%20tracker">browse through all the fitness trackers</a> that have gotten our notice?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2014/07/02/grab-a-coke-and-a-shine-misfits-coca-cola-red-shine/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">TUAW</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="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" alt="Misfit releases Coca-Cola edition of its Shine tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misfit%20red%20shine%2002.jpg?1404366803" /> </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/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/misfit-releases-coca-cola-edition-its-shine-tracker/news#comments Health and fitness Wearable tech Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:53:24 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1440852 at http://www.stuff.tv The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/sg/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its one year battery life isn&#039;t too shabby either </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="1171" height="878" title="No ordinary watch" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/withings-activite.jpg?1404121095" /> </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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a lovely watch</strong><br />It sure is. But it&#39;s more than just a pretty face. Beneath the minimalist dial of this Swiss-made analogue timepiece lies the brains of a fitness tracker.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s a fitness tracker? But it looks so&hellip; not ugly</strong><br />That&#39;s because Withings wanted to create a stylish watch first and foremost, as opposed to creating a fitness band with aesthetics bolted on as an afterthought.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Activité looks just like a regular watch. No distracting blinking LEDs, no screen flashing up messages. Just a standard watch face with regular hands for telling the time. Remember those?</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The smaller Activity dial is the only visible clue to the Activité&#39;s secret agenda. It lets you know how far you are towards completing your fitness goals for the day.</p> <p>The Activité&#39;s built-in accelerometer can track your steps, distance and sleep, automatically distinguishing between running and walking for more accurate recordings.</p> <p>Swap out the French calf leather strap for the plastic sports strap, and it&#39;ll happily join you for a swim too, recording your lengths and calories burned in the process.</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="960" height="720" title="The second dial tracks your progress" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-1.jpg?1404121095" /> </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><strong>Impressive stuff. But how can I see my stats?</strong><br />An accompanying iOS app (sorry Android fans) will track the Activité&#39;s data via Bluetooth 4.0, letting you browse through your stats to see if you&#39;re on the right track.</p> <p>You can also use the app to set your alarm. When it goes off, the Activité&#39;s built-in vibrator should, in theory, gently wake you up from your slumber a lot more gently than a traditional alarm siren.</p> <p><strong>I&#39;ve got enough gadgets I need to charge daily. I don&#39;t need another one.</strong><br />The Activité uses a regular watch battery, and it&#39;ll last around a year before it needs replacing. Not too shabby eh?</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="752" height="564" title="Also available in black" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-2.jpg?1404121095" /> </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="946" height="710" title="Which colour do you prefer?" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-3.jpg?1404121095" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A whole year without charging? I&#39;m in.</strong><br />Good stuff. Just be aware that this isn&#39;t a smartwatch that&#39;ll push notifications from your phone, or let you answer calls. If that&#39;s the sort of thing you&#39;re after, then you&#39;re better off waiting for an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear-googles-beautiful-smartwatch-operating-system/feat" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> device, or opting for something like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>.</p> <p>If you&#39;re just after a regular fitness tracker though, then you&#39;ll definitely want to give the <a href="http://www.withings.com/activite/en-US" target="_blank">Activité</a> a look when it lands in Autumn for US$390 (S$490).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the hottest stuff, on one scorching page</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="687" height="515" title="One for each wrist" alt="The Withings Activité is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#039;ve ever seen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite-4.jpg?1404121095" /> </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"> Withings Activité - gorgeous fitness tracker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-activite.jpg?1404121095" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Geek accessories Health and fitness Hot Stuff Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:37:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440065 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Nestlé’s food replicator plans, Google’s move into domain registration, and a different Forza Horizon 2 for each Xbox http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quick dive into the tech news you need to begin your day </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="Replicator" alt="Replicator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/startrek-replicator.jpg?1403600198" /> </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"> Nestlé’s custom-food dream machine might fix your eating habits </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>Food juggernaut Nestlé has some big ambitions for your kitchen. How big, exactly? In an interview with Bloomberg, the director of Nestlé&rsquo;s Institute of Health Sciences says they&rsquo;d like to make a real-world version of the replicator in Star Trek, able to create food based on your nutritional needs.</p> <p>No, really! While still likely many years out, the &ldquo;Iron Man&rdquo; project has 15 scientists working on it. &ldquo;Iron Man is an analysis of what&rsquo;s missing in our diets, and a product, tailored to you, to help make up that difference,&rdquo; said NIHS director Ed Baetge. &ldquo;In the past, food was just food. We&rsquo;re going in a new direction.&rdquo;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s sure to be wildly expense, at least at first, but Nestlé sees potential uses beyond giving you a smart snack&mdash;it hopes to help people with serious illnesses and disorders live more stable lives. &ldquo;Out comes your food at the press of a button,&rdquo; added Baetge. &ldquo;If we do this right, it can be the next microwave in your kitchen.&rdquo;</p> <p>Whether the created food will be appealing or tasty is surely another story altogether, though we can&rsquo;t help but be curious to see how such an ambitious project turns out.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/nestle-aiming-to-develop-a-nespresso-of-nutrients.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer &mdash; and also an espresso machine</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 begins domain registration services </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 if Google didn&rsquo;t already have it hands in most parts of our Internet-connected lives, now the company aims to be your go-to source for registering new domain names. But in typical Google fashion, it&rsquo;s not looking to be just another common option with a big name attached.</p> <p>Some appealing options make it seem like a friendlier option, such as free private registration (many services charge extra for this feature) and use of the same DNS servers as Google&rsquo;s own sites (up to 10 million resolutions per year). And Google is working with site-building services like Squarespace and Wix to actually create and host the sites you&rsquo;ll be buying domains for.</p> <p>Google Domains is currently in beta, and you&rsquo;ll need an invite to actually do anything today&mdash;but hopefully the next time you&rsquo;re considering GoDaddy (again), Google will be a viable and accessible competitor.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://domains.google.com/about/index.html">Google Domains</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/23/5835560/google-launches-domain-registration-service">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/www.stuff.tv/stuff-hall-fame-acorn-archimedes-and-arm-processor/feature">20 of the most game-changing British tech breakthroughs</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="Google Domains" alt="Google Domains" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-domains.jpg?1403600198" /> </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"> Forza Horizon 2 will be ‘a different game’ on Xbox 360 </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&rsquo;s rare that a developer will show the last-generation version of a cross-gen game before release, and sure enough, the announced Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 was nowhere to be seen at the E3 gaming conference earlier this month (where the Xbox One game was a heavy focus for Microsoft). We knew that a different developer was steering that version, but now it sounds like the two iterations may share little more than a title and spirit.</p> <p>&quot;It&#39;s based in the same world, it&#39;s based on the same themes,&quot; creative director Ralph Fulton of Xbox One version developer Playground Games told Digital Spy at E3. &quot;Rather than thinking of them as the same game on different platforms, they are different games inspired by the same ideas.&quot;</p> <p>Xbox 360 developer Sumo Digital (also handling LittleBigPlanet 3 for Sony) has a solid history with racing games, including Sonic &amp; Sega All-Stars Transformed, so there&rsquo;s reason to be optimistic. Still, nearly nine years into the console&rsquo;s lifecycle, we can&rsquo;t help but worry that the last-gen open-world racer will be a pale shadow of the impressive-looking Xbox One release.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a579179/forza-horizon-2-on-360-a-different-game-inspired-by-the-same-ideas.html">Digital Spy</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/forza-5/first-play-forza-horizon-2/feature">Forza Horizon 2: First Play</a></strong></p> </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/google/fully-charged-nestle-s-food-replicator-plans-google-s-move-domain-registration-and-different-#comments Gaming Google Health and fitness Xbox 360 Xbox One Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439980 at http://www.stuff.tv