Smartwatches http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatches/videos en-SG LG’s G Watch R revealed with first fully circular Android Wear display http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Due out in Q4, the company’s G Watch successor offers a new look but similar specs </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="LG G Watch R" alt="LG G Watch R" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch-official.jpg?1409201424" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We got a pretty solid look at the rumoured LG G Watch R <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-circular-g-watch-r-teased-ifa-reveal-next-week/news">in the teaser video</a> released a few days back, but now the Korean company has officially unveiled its second Android Wear smartwatch.</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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 410mAh battery here is a slight uptick from the 400mAh one in the previous model, but that&rsquo;s likely not enough to make any noticeable difference. However, the G Watch R also adds a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor for heart rate monitoring, which could make it more appealing for the fitness-minded crowd.</p> <p>While the internals are mostly the same, this is clearly a much different-looking watch. Beyond the unfettered circular display, it&rsquo;s also very visually distinct from the Moto 360, offering more a traditional sport watch aesthetic as opposed to Motorola&rsquo;s ultra-minimal approach. It features a black stainless steel frame and a 22mm leather strap, to boot.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll surely find out more next week, as the G Watch R will be shown at LG&rsquo;s booth at IFA, which kicks off on 5 September in Berlin. A fourth quarter debut is planned for the watch, but no pricing details are available just yet.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64664">LG</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review">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="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch R" alt="LG G Watch R" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-r-dude.jpg?1409201424" /> </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/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news#comments Android Wear IFA 2014 LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:10:33 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446045 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung announces the Gear S, its standalone 3G smartwatch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Samsung smartwatch? Indeed, but this one doesn’t need your phone </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="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-gear-s-1.png?1409201295" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been called a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">watchphone</a>&rdquo; and most recently the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a>,&rdquo; but Samsung has finally revealed its next long-rumoured wearable device: the Gear S, a smartwatch that has its own SIM card and 3G connection.</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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Gear S also features Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, and you can use an onscreen keyboard for texting or use the S voice feature to issue commands. Samsung also claims that the device has &ldquo;more enhanced multi-sensors&rdquo; for health and fitness tracking, along with GPS and the S Health suite. It&rsquo;s IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, as well.</p> <p>While the watch doesn&rsquo;t require use of a smartphone, it can still be paired with a device for call and message forwarding, with Samsung claiming that it&rsquo;ll be easy to swap between 3G and Bluetooth connections as desired.</p> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s Gear S will be available in October and quite likely on display at IFA next week. No word yet on pricing, but beyond the watch itself, we can&rsquo;t help but wonder how much it&rsquo;ll cost to provide service for such a device on top of your monthly phone bill. Sounds like a potential hang-up to us unless carriers have bundle deals in mind.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2014/08/28/Samsung-Gear-S-Enhances-the-Smart-Wearable-Experience-1">Samsung</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news">LG&rsquo;s G Watch R revealed with first fully circular Android Wear display</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="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-2.png?1409201295" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-3.png?1409201295" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-4.png?1409201295" /> </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/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news#comments IFA 2014 Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:01:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446042 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's curved glass smartwatch will be for fashionistas http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/intel-s-purported-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-one-luxury/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartwatches go premium with Intel&#039;s tech bracelet – set to launch just in time for New York Fashion Week </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="Curved smartwatch concept" alt="Curved smartwatch concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/curved-smartwatch-concept.jpg?1409220960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No self-respecting tech brand is without a smartwatch these days &ndash; and&nbsp;now&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel">Intel</a>&nbsp;is set to join the fray.</p> <p>But it&#39;s doing things a little differently; it&#39;s teamed up with fashion house Opening Ceremony and luxury retailer Barneys New York for a fashion-focused smart band, that could launch in time for New York Fashion Week in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/intel-s-purported-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-one-luxury/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/intel-s-purported-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-one-luxury/news#comments Intel Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:43:09 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445993 at http://www.stuff.tv IFA 2014 will house LG’s new circular faced Android Wear http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/ifa-2014-will-house-lg-s-new-circular-faced-android-wear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG’s giving the Motorola Moto 360 a run for its money with a similar wearable smartwatch </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="IFA 2014 will house LG’s new circular faced Android Wear " alt="IFA 2014 will house LG’s new circular faced Android Wear " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg.jpg?1408960284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The soon-to-be launched <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 </a>smartwatch got a bulk of the limelight when it was announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google-io-2014">Google&rsquo;s I/O developer conference</a> sometime in June this year, predominantly because of its circular watch face.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How long a wait is it? </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 also revealed that the smartwatch is &ldquo;coming soon&rdquo;, most likely to be revealed at IFA 2014 happening in Berlin between 5-10 September, if you go by what&rsquo;s on the trailer.</p> <p>If LG does out the purported smartwatch then, we think it&rsquo;s going to go into serious competition with the highly anticipated and long awaited Moto 360. It could be a sly take at Motorola because its Moto 360 isn&rsquo;t exactly fully circular (it apparently goes &ldquo;edge to edge except for one small cutout at the bottom&rdquo;). &nbsp;</p> <p>The video also speedily showcases various layouts, face designs, and a bunch of features such as a compass and a step counter. But no other details about the specifications of the wearable device was disclosed in the trailer, so we&rsquo;ve to wait for the event itself to find out what exactly the wearable can do.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/your-android-wear-will-have-customisable-watch-faces-future/news">Your Android Wear will have customisable watch faces in future&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.techhive.com/article/2597967/report-lg-to-take-on-moto-360-with-a-round-smartwatch-of-its-own.html" target="_blank">TechHive</a>]&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/1STW7LQXONo" 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/lg/ifa-2014-will-house-lg-s-new-circular-faced-android-wear/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/ifa-2014-will-house-lg-s-new-circular-faced-android-wear/news#comments Android Wear IFA 2014 LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:39:24 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445848 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung’s handy multi-device charger, and 24-hour Xbox One game trials http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our roundup of news odds and ends from all around the tech world </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="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" alt="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-multicharger.jpg?1408783995" /> </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"> Samsung’s triple-device charger solves a mounting problem </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung currently sells smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, headsets, and quite a bit more in the handheld department. Coming soon? Perhaps the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news">Gear VR</a>, among surely many others. If you&rsquo;re entrenched in Samsung&rsquo;s device ecosystem, keeping everything charged is probably already a challenge, and it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.</p> <p>Enter the company&rsquo;s new Multi-Charging Wall Charger, a smart plug that can split an electric current across up to three devices hooked up via standard microUSB (which means it works with non-Samsung devices as well). The Max 2A signal is automatically divided based on how many devices are attached, and while more means longer waits, it&rsquo;s perfect for overnight charging without crowding your wall sockets or USB ports.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s priced at US$39.99 (about S$50) and will be available soon from Samsung&#39;s US store, though no word yet on worldwide availability.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ET-KG900JWESTA">Samsung</a> via <a href="https://bgr.com/2014/08/21/samsung-multi-charging-wall-charger/">BGR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One </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 appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft&rsquo;s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows &ldquo;Free Play Day with Gold&rdquo; listed atop a game, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, while an unrelated Twitter exchange between Xbox Support and another user seems to confirm the concept.</p> <p>Considering how consistently great Sony&rsquo;s free games have been for PlayStation Plus, it feels like Microsoft has been playing catch-up with creating additional value for its paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. A game that you can potentially play in full for an entire day? Depending on the game selection, that could be a very great thing indeed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/ZRazKDw.jpg">Reddit</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/21/6052923/xbox-free-demo-24-hour">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/xbox-one-s-huge-august-update-now-available/news">Xbox One&rsquo;s huge August update is now available</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="895" title="Free Play Day" alt="Free Play Day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-freeplayday.jpg?1408783995" /> </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-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-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"> Save the world with squats in Superhero Workout </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>Getting fit can be a real pain (in more ways than one), but developer Six to Start knows that adding gaming elements to your workout can make a world of difference - as it&rsquo;s shown in the past with The Walk and the immensely popular Zombies, Run! for mobile phones.</p> <p>The company&#39;s latest mobile and tablet app is Superhero Workout, out now for iOS (S$5.98) and this autumn for Android, which uses the device&rsquo;s camera for motion-sensing tech that delivers on-the-fly readings of your workouts. But more than that, it gives you a reason to sweat, with quick routines that read actions like punches as energy blasts. And it works with the Apple TV, which lets you better position your iOS device for motion sensing.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/superhero-workout/id884178077?mt=8">App Store</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news">Apple could be making a fitness band&hellip; for your barbell</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/UbslAzz1Lh4" 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/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa#comments iOS apps Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Xbox One Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445680 at http://www.stuff.tv IFA 2014: what to expect at Europe's biggest tech show http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Note 4 to the Xperia Z3 to a whole load of new laptops, there&#039;ll be plenty on show in Berlin </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="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-4-render.jpg?1409019216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are few product launches that can compete with a new iPhone in the anticipation stakes, but we&#39;re certain to get at least one at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ifa-2014" target="_blank">IFA 2014</a>.</p> <p>Samsung will use the&nbsp;Berlin tech show, which runs from September 5-10, to reveal the Galaxy Note 4 - and expectations surrounding a new phone have rarely been higher.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus </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>Asus tends to throw ideas at the wall and see what sticks &ndash; remember that dual-booting Windows/Android tab it announced at CES?</p> <p>So anything could happen at IFA. One thing that we do know is coming is an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news" target="_blank">Asus smartwatch</a>; the manufacturer was announced as an Android Wear partner, and it&#39;s teased an image of a smartwatch ahead of IFA. Unlike Motorola and LG&#39;s efforts, the Asus Android Wear smartwatch is expected to be a budget offering, which could undercut the LG G Watch&#39;s &pound;160 (S$331) price tag.</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="604" height="453" title="Asus smartwatch" alt="Asus smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-smartwatch-tease.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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei </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>Huawei is set to refresh its smartphone range at IFA, with the next generation of the Ascend Mate set to be the highlight of its line-up. The Ascend Mate 7 is widely expected to pack a fingerprint sensor; invites to its media event feature a fingerprint graphic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gsmdome.com/huawei-ascend-mate-7-mt7-c00-gets-certification-tenaa" target="_blank">Certification details</a> point to the Mate 7 arriving with a 1.8GHz Kirin 920 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, a&nbsp;6.1in 1080p display&nbsp;and 16GB internal storage, while previous AnTuTu benchmarks revealed an&nbsp;ARM Mali-T624 MP4 graphics chip.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/huawei-ascend-mate-7-pics-fingerprint-scanner-44832/" target="_blank">Leaked pics</a>&nbsp;showing a Huawei phone with a 720p display and&nbsp;1GB RAM, plus a fingerprint sensor, are believed to show the Mate 7&#39;s mid-range cousin, the G7.</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="Huawei IFA teaser" alt="Huawei IFA teaser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ifa-2014-teaser.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_3.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_1.jpg?1409019216" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_2.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-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"> LG </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>LG has a lot of kit lined up for IFA, if the rumour mill is to be believed. Leading the charge is the <a href="http://www.itechpost.com/articles/12484/20140728/lg-g3-prime-to-launch-in-september-unveiling-expected-at-ifa-2014.htm" target="_blank">LG G3 Prime</a>, an updated version of LG&#39;s flagship smartphone with improved specs. It&#39;s reportedly similar to the Korea-exclusive G3 Cat 6, with a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB RAM.</p> <p>LG could also be gunning for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with an LG G3 Stylus, accidentally leaked in a YouTube video. Unlike the Note 4, though, the G3 Stylus looks set to be a mid-range model &ndash; leaked specs suggest that it&#39;ll pack a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera and a 5.7in 1080p screen.</p> <p>LG is also reportedly planning to launch a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news" target="_blank">LG G Watch 2</a> &ndash; a mere two months after the G Watch&#39;s debut. Assuming this absurdly short product life cycle is correct, the new model is expected to pack an AMOLED display that delivers deeper blacks.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 review</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="LG G3 Stylus" alt="LG G3 Stylus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-stylus.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="604" height="453" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch_0_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 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"> Microsoft/Nokia </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>Microsoft and Nokia look set to keep pushing camera tech as the big selling point for their smartphones; a leaked video has revealed has shown off a <a href="http://weibo.com/u/1921644117?from=profile&amp;wvr=5&amp;loc=infdomain" target="_blank">Lumia 830</a> phone with the same massive 20MP PureView camera found in the Lumia 1020. The Windows 8.1 phone is also expected to pack a 4.5in 720P display and a microSD card slot for storing all your snaps. The rumours are backed up by Microsoft&#39;s official press invite, which teases the camera module seen in leaked snaps of the phone.</p> <p>Microsoft&#39;s also expected to launch a <a href="http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2014/08/08/lumia730-to-have-a-dual-sim-variant-official-looking-orange-color-render-leaked-in-china/" target="_blank">Lumia 730</a> midrange phone, with leaked specs pointing to a 4.7in 720p screen, a Snapdragon 400 procesor and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, a 6.7MP rear camera and 8GB storage. Among its more interesting features are dual-SIM capability and a 5MP front snapper &ndash; evidence that Microsoft is hopping aboard the selfie bandwagon?</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="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" alt="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-ifa-2014.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-01.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-1.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-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola </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>Motorola has sent out invites to a launch event on 4 September in Chicago ahead of a global announcement &ndash; and they&#39;re anything but subtle. The <a href="http://newfrommoto.com/" target="_blank">teaser site</a> shows images of two phones marked &quot;X&quot; and &quot;G&quot;, a round watch and what looks like a Bluetooth headset. The first three are simple enough to guess &ndash; the rumoured replacements for the Moto X and Moto G, and the Moto 360 smartwatch.</p> <p>Leaked specs from a <a href="http://www.livrarialogos.com/3973947-Smartphone-Moto-X-1-Preto" target="_blank">Brazilian retailer</a> point to the Moto X+1 (or X2) arriving with a 5.2in 1080p display, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory; power will likely come from a 2,900mAh battery, while the phone also features microSD support, a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Serial Twitter leaker <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/455310263382601728" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>&nbsp;has also revealed the backplate options list for the X2, including four different woods, four leather colour choices and &quot;warm, neutral and cool&quot; colour options.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a> is the first circular Android Wear smartwatch; a leak from Best Buy points to a US price of around US$250 (S$312), a 1.5in, 320x290 screen covered by Gorilla Glass 3, waterproofing to 1.1m, and (unsurprisingly) a heart-rate monitor and pedometer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360 preview: everything you need to know</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="Motorola at IFA 2014" alt="Motorola at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Motorola.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Moto 360" alt="Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14_1.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" alt="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evleaks-x2.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-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic </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>Panasonic looks set to focus on home automation this year, sending out an invite to a press conference that includes &quot;connected home entertainment and photography, to smart kitchen appliances, latest beauty products and more.&quot; It&#39;s accompanied by a graphic showing tech being used in different rooms, including the bathroom and kitchen.</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="Panasonic at IFA 2014" alt="Panasonic at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-ifa.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-6"><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"> Samsung </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 biggest launch of IFA 2014 &ndash; both literally and figuratively &ndash; is set to be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>. The latest incarnation of Samsung&#39;s phablet is expected to ditch the plastic build of its predecessor for a metal frame, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Its specs are due for an overhaul, too &ndash; with a rumoured 2K screen, 64-bit processor and LTE-A connectivity.</p> <p>The Note 4 will also reportedly pack a 12MP camera with OIS, and a 3.7MP selfie-snapper &ndash; and a relatively low price tag. One Indonesian site inadvertently put up a pre-order page with a price of around &pound;490 (S$1015), though we&#39;ll have to wait until after Samsung&#39;s Unpacked event on 3 September for confirmation.</p> <p>Also expected to put in an appearance at Unpacked is a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news" target="_blank">Gear Solo</a> &ndash; which could feature its own SIM card for making calls and sending texts.</p> <p>Finally, Samsung&#39;s expected to take the wraps off its long-rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news" target="_blank">Gear VR</a> headset &ndash; designed as an accessory for its Galaxy phones, the headset has reportedly been produced in collaboration with virtual reality wizards Oculus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview</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="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-01_2.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Samsung Gear VR" alt="Samsung Gear VR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gearvr_0.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung round watch" alt="Samsung round watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2_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 class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><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"> Sony </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>Sony is bringing the big guns to IFA &ndash; it&#39;s expected to launch its second flagship smartphone of the year, in the form of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z3</a>. Leaked snaps showing off a slightly curvier design, while upgrades are expected to include a 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. In other areas, it&#39;s business as usual; both the camera and screen look set to be holdovers from the Z2, with a 20.7MP Exmor R sensor and G lens and 5.15in Full HD display. Spy shots have also revealed the existence of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news" target="_blank">Xperia Z3 Compact</a> &ndash; likely sporting a 4.3in screen.</p> <p>Sony&#39;s also rumoured to be prepping a <a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-20997-1-1.html" target="_blank">Smartwatch 3</a> for a launch at IFA &ndash; it&#39;s said to retain the original&#39;s square design, while adding a transflective screen for better visibility. Whether it&#39;ll feature Google&#39;s Android Wear OS, though, is open to debate.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z3 preview</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="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3" alt="Sony Xperia Z3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-back.jpg?1409019216" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xperia-z3-compact-leak.jpg?1409019216" /> </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"> What about Apple? </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>Apple isn&#39;t going to IFA &ndash; it doesn&#39;t like to mingle with the competition &ndash; but it is likely to steal everyone&#39;s thunder with its own launch event, expected to fall on 9 September.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s event is likely to showcase the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>, a 4.7in smartphone; it&#39;s possible that a larger <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">5.5in iPhone 6L</a> may put in an appearance, too. And Apple could also be gearing up to launch its own foray into the smartwatch market with an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch </a>device.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 preview: everything you need to know</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"> 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"> IFA 2014: what to expect </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"> Lots of gadgets await in Berlin </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/note-4-render.jpg?1409019216" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 IFA 2014 Laptops Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Sony TVs Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:34:26 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445578 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/oppo-s-ni-mini-now-available-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin your day with a bang by recapping the hottest news of the week in the world of tech </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="435" title="Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1.jpeg?1408593634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been all about smartphones and wearable technology this week, as what&rsquo;s been evident on our feed. So if you need to spark your groggy mind to life, what better way to do so than review these in bite-sized pieces. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You blink and you&rsquo;d miss it. That was the scale in which Oppo recently launched its N1 Mini smartphone. The Chinese electronics company quietly announced the availability on its Malaysia Facebook page and website, without coming out all guns blazing. But it&rsquo;s one unit that you might consider purchasing after checking out its specs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-quietly-outs-its-n1-mini/news">Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini in Malaysia, coming to Singapore soon</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="Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here " alt="Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_0.jpeg?1408593634" /> </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"> Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 specs </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>Best Buy has confirmed the specs of the Moto 360 wearable smartwatch by accidentally leaking the details on its website. But they come as no surprise to us since Motorola has been teasing us with the product even though it was unveiled months ago, plus there&rsquo;ve been so many rumours going around that anything it outs has already been anticipated.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news">Best Buy leaks Moto 360 specs with no surprises</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="Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 specs " alt="Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 specs " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.jpeg?1408593634" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit </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 Indonesian online shop, erafone, has given us a brief look into the price of the purported Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and it&rsquo;s one that might disappoint. Apparently, the smartphone could cost IDR 9,499,000 (S$1013), making it one of the most expensive smartphones in the market, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news">The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000</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="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit " alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.jpeg?1408593634" /> </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"> Asus might have an Android wearable in the works </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>Asus has decided to join the bandwagon of Android Wear, or so it seems thanks to a teaser image from the company&rsquo;s Twitter account. But what makes it even more interesting is that we&rsquo;ll most likely see it very soon &ndash; the device will apparently be launched at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month. We&rsquo;re keeping an eye out for it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news">Asus Android Wear smartwatch likely at IFA next month</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Asus might have an Android wearable in the works " alt="Asus might have an Android wearable in the works " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5.jpeg?1408593634" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2? </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>So, the LG G Watch is only two months old, and the rumour mill has been spinning of its successor&rsquo;s launch. What&rsquo;s more, sources claim we can see the second-gen model at IFA next month. LG declined to comment on it, but that would be an unbelievable turnaround if the rumoured G Watch successor makes an appearance very soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news">LG reportedly planning G Watch 2 reveal for 1FA in September</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2?" alt="Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6.jpeg?1408593634" /> </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/asus/oppo-s-ni-mini-now-available-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Asus LG Motorola Oppo Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:38:11 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445468 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus Android Wear smartwatch likely at IFA next month http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Official Twitter account unsubtly teases the long-expected device </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="Asus IFA tease" alt="Asus IFA tease" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-smartwatch-tease.jpg?1408497726" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IFA in Berlin is where the world turns to catch a glimpse of the next big consumer electronic devices, and this year&#39;s convention reportedly holds smartwatch developments from Samsung, LG, Motorola&hellip; and now, Asus, it seems.</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/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-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news#comments Android Wear Asus IFA 2014 Smartwatches Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:36 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445340 at http://www.stuff.tv LG reportedly planning G Watch 2 reveal for IFA in September http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is LG seriously set to replace its two-month-old Android Wear debut? </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="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch_0.jpg?1408458834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG was first to market with its Android Wear device, the G Watch, back in early July. Might it now be the first company to replace its debut effort with a second-gen model?</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/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-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news#comments Android Wear LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:36:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445226 at http://www.stuff.tv Best Buy leaks Moto 360 specs with no surprises http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs and price seem to have been outed for Moto&#039;s new wearable weeks before September 4 launch date </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="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" alt="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto360_leak.jpg?1408355509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto 360&#39;s secrets are out...thanks to Best Buy. Though Motorola hasn&#39;t confirmed that the specs accidentally leaked on the website are the real thing, they sure look like what&#39;s been leaked about the phone so far ahead of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news">official launch next month</a>.</p> <p>Good news is that the specs look <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">pretty much like we expected</a> but who knows if Motorola has surprises in store.</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"> Sweet...on paper </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 Moto 360 is listed as being compatible with Android 4.3 or later, with a 1.5&quot; touchscreen, 320 x 290 resolution at 205 ppi. Said touchscreen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, with a digital watch interface with the time, date as well as calendar and alarm functions. A Texas Instrument processor is the heart of the device though there&#39;s no mention of its speed or make.</p> <p>Other things to note: a built-in heart rate monitor and pedometer, voice activation thanks to the also built-in microphone, Bluetooth 4.0. Waterproofing? Yes, up to 3.3&#39; for 30 minutes. There&#39;s a lithium-ion battery pack with an included dock and charger but no confirmation if the charging is wireless.</p> <p>Is the leather band there? Yes, Best Buy says it&#39;s a Horween leather band with a metal buckle closure to complement a stainless steel case and plastic case back.</p> <p>The price, at US$249.99, looks to be fairly expected for the specs. Its price puts it on par with offerings from Samsung with the added benefit of it looking like a real watch and not one of those funky rubber wristbands. As the ad mentions &#39;select Android devices&#39;, let&#39;s hope Motorola hasn&#39;t decided to make the phone only compatible with its current and upcoming phones.</p> <p>We&#39;ll know the full details once the launch happens on Sept 4, along with the G2 and X+1 launches. Samsung is also <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">having a big launch on that day while the next iPhone is set to launch Sept 9</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatches">In the meantime, we&#39;ll keep you updated with all things smartwatch.</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.droid-life.com/2014/08/17/moto-360-shows-up-at-best-buy-for-249-outs-list-of-features/" target="_blank">DroidLife</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="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" alt="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto_leak2.jpg?1408355509" /> </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/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news#comments Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:01:30 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445144 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto 360 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything you need to know about the sexiest smartwatch in the world </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="763" height="572" title="Now that is a smartwatch" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14.jpg?1407855579" /> </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> <p>We&#39;ve been lusting after the Moto 360 ever since we <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">first caught wind of it</a> earlier this year when it was revealed alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">LG G watch</a>.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch this face </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>Watches are constantly on show, which is why their design is such a crucial factor. There&#39;s no point having a clever wearable strapped to your wrist if you hate the sight of it, is there?</p> <p>Fortunately, the Moto 360&#39;s killer feature - its circular display - looks amazing. Not only does it set it apart from rectangular smartwatches such as the LG G watch and Samsung Gear Live, but it makes it look like, well, a watch.</p> <p>Although Motorola has yet to confirm the exact display technology used, we expect it&#39;s a circular OLED affair. Not only will that help its battery life thanks to its largely black watch face (OLED displays turn off black pixels), but it also means it should have better visibility in sunlight compared to a more traditional LCD display.</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="960" height="720" title="Beautiful" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/close.jpg?1407855579" /> </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="960" height="720" title="Square pegs, round holes. Or something." alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-comparison.jpg?1407855579" /> </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"> Metal and leather makes us happy </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>Not in a kinky way, you understand. It&#39;s just that we&#39;re so used to plastic smartwatches and smartphones that stainless steel (marked on the 360&#39;s rear), with removable leather-and-metal straps will make our wrists very happy indeed.&nbsp;</p> <p>These premium materials should have gadgeteers proudly displaying the 360 on their wrists, as opposed to sheepishly hiding it beneath their sleeves.&nbsp;</p> <p>The rear of the 360 also confirms that it&#39;s IP67 water-resistant, matching the likes of existing gadgets including the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review">Sony Xperia Z2</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch</a>.</p> <p>Our only concern about the Moto 360&#39;s build at this stage, however, is its size.</p> <p>Judging by the various wrist-on pics we&#39;ve seen, the 360 looks rather huge - in both diameter and thickness. Still, it does have to house a processor, battery and other components, and we expect future iterations to slim down once technology progresses.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/watch-out-galaxy-note-4-lg-g3-stylus-its-way/news">LG to get its own Note 4 rival in the shape of the Stylus</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="Mmmm, peanuts" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/360-wrist.jpg?1407855579" /> </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="960" height="720" title="View from the rear" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/back.jpg?1407855579" /> </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"> Wireless charging </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 don&#39;t know how big the Moto 360&#39;s battery will be, but we&#39;re hoping to squeeze at least two days from it before it conks out.</p> <p>Thankfully, the Moto 360 uses wireless Qi charging, which not only removes the need for unsightly microUSB ports but also ensures that you don&#39;t have to fiddle around with wires every time you juice it up.</p> <p>Pictures of the Moto 360&#39;s wireless charging dock show off a rather pleasant charging screen, and we&#39;ll be very surprised if the 360 doesn&#39;t double up as a bedside clock when it&#39;s docked at night.</p> <p>We can&#39;t see any reason why existing Qi stands and charging pads won&#39;t work with the 360, so if you&#39;d prefer to lay it down flat then that shouldn&#39;t pose a problem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review" target="_blank">Pebble Steel review</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="960" height="720" title="Docktacular" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/charging-dock.jpg?1407855579" /> </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"> It will tell you when you&#039;re dead </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>Like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>, and countless other health trackers, the Moto 360 features a heart-rate sensor on its rear, letting you check your pulse and supplement your fitness training without the need for a chest band.&nbsp;</p> <p>Although Motorola hasn&#39;t confirmed this feature itself yet, the leaked rear photo of the 360 shows off the sensor in the middle, and mentions it alongside its waterproof rating and stainless-steel-construction labels.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit review</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="960" height="720" title="Can you spot the sensor?" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/back_0.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Wear </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 Moto 360 will be one of the first watches to land running&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> - Google&#39;s made-for-wearables OS. We&#39;ve already reviewed it in detail, so we won&#39;t dive into the details, but essentially it&#39;s a wrist-friendly version of Android, pushing notifications to your smartwatch and letting you carry out tasks without having to slip your phone out of your pocket.</p> <p>The 360 will chat to your connected smartphone via Bluetooth LE (low energy), so you can read messages, check the weather, answer calls, control music and more straight from your wrist.</p> <p>It also makes use of Google Now&#39;s search powers, thanks to built-in voice search. Want to know the way to the nearest KFC? Just ask the Moto 360, and it&#39;ll pull up the directions on its screen so you can check the route at the flick of a wrist.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear review</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="Handy" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Moto-360-Cafe.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secretive specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re looking for GHz figures and RAM numbers, then you&#39;re out of luck. Motorola hasn&#39;t released the exact specifications of the Moto 360, but we&#39;re hoping it will at least match the LG G Watch&#39;s 1.2GHz quad-core innards, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.</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="Rocking two timezones" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wrist.jpg?1407855579" /> </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-6"><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"> Price and release date </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>Motorola previously published an RRP of US$250 for the 360, in the terms and conditions of a competition. While it hasn&#39;t confirmed that this will be the final retail price, we&#39;re keeping our fingers crossed.</p> <p>A direct conversion puts the Moto 360 at around S$313 - which is just slightly above the S$268 price tag of the LG G Watch.</p> <p>While a direct conversion is unlikely, we&#39;ll be happy if Motorola can match the G Watch&#39;s price, especially given its superior premium build and circular screen.</p> <p>As for a release date, Motorola keeps repeating &quot;late summer&quot; - which could be anywhere from now until the end of September. We&#39;re counting down the days one at a time, and will update this preview with any more information as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/wearable-tech/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 best wearables in the world</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="604" height="453" title="Nice shirt" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android-wear-main%20%281%29.jpg?1407855579" /> </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-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <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"> Motorola Moto 360 preview </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"> This could be the smartwatch we&#039;ve been waiting for </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/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14.jpg?1407816627" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review#comments Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:47:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444328 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: LG G Watch software update addresses burns and corrosion, Flappy Bird is back, and FIFA 15 drops Brazilian league http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fifa-15/fully-charged-lg-g-watch-software-update-addresses-burns-and-corrosion-flappy-bird-back-and- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week off strong by filling your brain with the latest tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch-back.jpg?1407207057" /> </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"> LG G Watch updated to prevent discomfort, corrosion </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>Some LG G Watch wearers have complained of discomfort or even burns since the wearable device launched last month, and such issues have been attributed to the charging pins on the back of the unit - which have also corroded in some instances. Over the weekend, LG started rolling out an over-the-air software update to address the issue.</p> <p>&ldquo;While completely safe and unlikely to affect charging,&rdquo; said an LG rep to Android Police in relation to the pin discoloration and residue buildup, &ldquo;LG will be rolling out a maintenance release over the next few days that will disable the current when the G Watch is not in the charging dock.&rdquo;</p> <p>As one of the two initial Android Wear devices, the G Watch is understandably a very important showcase for both LG and Google, so hopefully this fix addresses the issues reported by users. And we quite liked the watch, which most users don&#39;t seem to be having such issues with, so don&rsquo;t miss our review from last month if you&rsquo;re at all curious.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/08/02/lg-issues-g-watch-maintenance-update-fix-charging-pin-corrosion/">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review">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-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"> Flappy Bird returns, but only on Amazon Fire TV </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 original <em>Flappy Bird</em> was pulled by its creator after many millions of downloads due to its overwhelming success - but now it&rsquo;s back (as promised), and it brought some friends along The new <em>Flappy Birds Family</em> is available now, however it&rsquo;s currently only on Amazon Fire TV.</p> <p>Dodging pipes as a pixelated bird remains the objective, however now you can do it in a split-screen two-player mode on the television, and with a button instead of tapping a touch screen. Due to its platform of choice, local players don&rsquo;t currently have a way to check it out, but perhaps creator Dong Nguyen will see fit to spread the love to phones once more.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MA6FBMY/15-24-20/">Amazon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-flappy-bird-back-august-multiplayer-superhot-burning-kickstarter-and-xbox-li">Flappy Bird back in August with multiplayer, Superhot burning up on Kickstarter, and Xbox Live refunds after app restrictions dropped</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="675" title="Flappy Birds Family" alt="Flappy Birds Family" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flappybirdsfamily.png?1407207057" /> </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"> Brazil pro league out of FIFA 15 </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>Due to what EA Sports cites as changes in the way Brazil&rsquo;s professional football league licenses its players, the entire league will be left out of this autumn&rsquo;s <em>FIFA 15</em>. EA announced the news late last week, and clarified to Polygon over the weekend that the teams won&rsquo;t simply be populated with fake players - the teams won&rsquo;t even be in there at all.</p> <p>Last year, EA licensed 19 of the 21 Brazilian teams for <em>FIFA 14</em>, and it proved a big addition - but a short-lived one, it seems. The Brazilian national team will be included with its real players, plus any Brazilian stars on licensed squads elsewhere will still be featured, but the Brazilian pro teams themselves are out.</p> <p>Still, that&rsquo;s but one small chunk of the overall <em>FIFA 15</em> experience, and it&rsquo;s shaping up quite well otherwise. We just named it one of the 20 most exciting games still due out this year, and you can catch EA&rsquo;s latest gameplay feature trailer - focusing on agility and control - above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/2/5962341/fifa-15-brazil-teams">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">The 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014</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/TWDDBx-mNzI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest Interstellar trailer shows its sci-fi side </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>Released late last week (and running with <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em> in cinemas), the third trailer for <em>Interstellar</em> - the latest original film from <em>Inception</em> and <em>The Dark Knight</em> trilogy director Christopher Nolan - is here, and it&rsquo;s the most revealing look yet at the space travel epic. Bump the above embed into HD and full-screen and soak in the out-there sights and supremely cool ship design.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePbKGoIGAXY">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-movies-you-need-see-2014/feature">The 10 movies you need to see in 2014</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/ePbKGoIGAXY" 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/fifa-15/fully-charged-lg-g-watch-software-update-addresses-burns-and-corrosion-flappy-bird-back-and-#comments FIFA 15 Film and TV Gaming LG Smartwatches Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444062 at http://www.stuff.tv Look out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world of circular smartwatches appears to be growing, and we&#039;re not complaining one bit </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="705" height="529" title="Ooooh, leather" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/oneplus-onewatch-1.jpg?1406944708" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been drooling over Motorola&#39;s circular <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">Moto 360 </a>smartwatch since we first caught a glimpse of it earlier this year. And now it looks like it&#39;s got another rival before it&#39;s even launched.</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>A configurable button can presumably be used to carry out functions like triggering a smartphone camera or answering calls.</p> <p>There&#39;s no mention of what operating system the OneWatch will run, but we&#39;d bet our entire collection of gadgets that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> is the OS of choice.</p> <p>We&#39;ve already seen what clever tricks Google&#39;s wearable-focused OS can pull off in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch </a>review, and coupled with what appears to be a premium design, the OneWatch could very well give its rivals a run for their money.</p> <p>Hopefully, OnePlus will extend its low pricing philosophy to the OneWatch too, but we&#39;ll have to wait for more details to see where exactly this latest contender stands.</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> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bgr.in/news/exclusive-this-is-the-oneplus-onewatch-photos/" target="_blank">BGR</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="792" height="594" title="Sexy specs" alt="Watch out Moto 360, the OnePlus OneWatch is just around the corner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oneplus-onewatch-leak.jpg?1406944708" /> </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/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news#comments Geek accessories OnePlus Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443854 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy, D-Box, and the latest tech toys in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/stuff-weekend-guardians-galaxy-d-box-and-latest-tech-toys-town/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Say what, you’re staying in? For shame, you’re missing out on all these great things you need to check out during the weekend </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff%20Weekend%20main.jpg?1409301029" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">For goodness sake, don&rsquo;t bum around during the weekend.&nbsp;Not when you have a movie to catch, new gadgets to buy and the best music to keep you psyched through two days of sheer fun and enjoyment.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ready? Now it&rsquo;s time to see what we have in store for you this weekend</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/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch this now: Guardians of the Galaxy </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">Marvel&#39;s latest space adventure film follows Peter Quill, a.k.a Star-Lord, who has in his possession an orb that&rsquo;s to die for. To protect himself, he finds the company of a star-studded group that includes the assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), vengeful Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and the most unlikely duo - a genetically enhanced raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and the gentle tree giant Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).</p> <p dir="ltr">But as Star-Lord realises the true destructive power of the orb, he must rally the &ldquo;losers&rdquo; and abandon all that he knows about self-preservation in one final stand for the universe as the Guardians of the Galaxy.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-feel-good-space-adventure-movies-you-should-watch-now/feature">10 feel-good space adventure movies you should watch now</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="841" height="425" title="Guardians of the Galaxy" alt="Stuff Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy, D-Box, and the latest tech toys in town" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Guardians%20of%20the%20Galaxy.jpg?1409301029" /> </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"> Good times with Marvel&#039;s most unlikely heroes </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 dir="ltr">Trust us, you&rsquo;ll want to spend&nbsp;a good two hours with the Guardians of the Galaxy like we did.</p> <p dir="ltr">Director and writer James Gunn has done a very faithful adaptation of the comics light-hearted tone. The laugh-out-loud moments, courtesy of the wise-cracking Rocket and the rapport among the crew, come at you so fast you won&rsquo;t even know you&rsquo;ve been hit in the funny bone.</p> <p dir="ltr">Expect the most epic of showdowns befitting the Marvel Studios name near the end. It&rsquo;s also got heart too; get those tissues ready during the tender moments shared by the Guardians of the Galaxy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Remember, don&#39;t be too hasty and leave during the credits roll. A little surprise awaits.</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"> 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"> Experience this now: Golden Village D-Box </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">Since you&rsquo;re going to watch Guardians of the Galaxy (you really should), you might as well get an extraordinary experience out of it. Watch it at Golden Village&rsquo;s D-Box, which will physically immerse you in the film. Shake, rattle and roll as the action develops through the film, feel the rush as the dogfights begin and experience the heart-thumping effects of every explosion.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuff-experience/thinking-out-d-box/feature">Thinking out of D-Box in Singapore</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="378" title="Golden Village D-Box" alt="Stuff Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy, D-Box, and the latest tech toys in town" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0064_1.jpg?1409301029" /> </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"> Hear this now: They Want My Soul by Spoon </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"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="425" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/album/5LOVEXnGFLMChzdUNRWRpB" width="567"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">Spoon fans, you can give up on your despair, the band is back with their first album in four years. The first single off the record,&nbsp;<em>Rent I Pay</em>, is a jangly mellow track with a punchy drumbeat that will appeal to all who need a midday pick-me-up. If there&rsquo;s one thing that this track reveals about the album, it&rsquo;s that Spoon is staying faithful to their sound.</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-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"> Buy this now: Pebble Steel </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">The Pebble Steel smartwatch is finally available in Singapore. Oh stop that, we know you can buy it online from Pebble. But there are folks who&rsquo;d rather visit a physical retail store and fondle it before they decide to grab one off the shelves. More importantly, it&rsquo;s the instant gratification of buying and unboxing the smartwatch that makes it more appealing than a lengthy shipping wait.</p> <p dir="ltr">So if you&rsquo;re a believer of brick-and-mortar stores, the S$359 Pebble Steel is available from Challenger, Courts, Digital Style, DG Lifestyle, EpiCentre, EpiLife, Harvey Norman, NuBox, Newstead Technologies and SingTel stores.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Pebble Steel" alt="Stuff Weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy, D-Box, and the latest tech toys in town" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-main_0.JPG?1409301029" /> </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/music/stuff-weekend-guardians-galaxy-d-box-and-latest-tech-toys-town/feature#comments Film and TV Music Smartwatches Stuff Weekend Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:16:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443809 at http://www.stuff.tv Pebble Steel http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Less is more with Pebble&#039;s second smartwatch - wish list wristwear doesn’t come better than this </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="Pebble Steel review " alt="Pebble Steel review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pebble-steel-review-main.JPG?1407984891" /> </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/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Pebble Steel isn&rsquo;t just the best smartwatch ever, it&rsquo;s the blueprint for real world wearable tech beyond the gimmicks and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/got-google-glass-dont-be-glasshole-says-google/news" target="_blank">glassholes</a> we&rsquo;ve seen so far.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$359.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comfortable, looks like a real watch </div> <div class="field-item even"> Five day battery life </div> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS and Android compatible </div> <div class="field-item even"> App store has bags of potential </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More expensive than original Pebble </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen could be a bit bigger </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> Pebble to the Metal </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 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">old Pebble</a> isn&rsquo;t ugly - honest - it just doesn&rsquo;t suit everyone. For students, designers and media types, it&rsquo;s a tidy retro chic statement watch. But for normal people who wear suits and go to meetings that plastic design was never going to cut it.</p> <p>Enter, Pebble Steel. It&rsquo;s not heart-stoppingly gorgeous but it doesn&rsquo;t need to be. This is a sturdy, stylish (still retro) design in either &lsquo;Steel&rsquo; silver or matte black, and its got a pleasantly curved, Gorilla Glass-coated screen. In short, this the most discreet smartwatch you can wear.</p> <p>It looks like a watch, it feels like a watch. Seriously, we&rsquo;re disappointed with the lack of attention it&rsquo;s been getting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/gallery?viewid=113942" target="_blank">CHECK OUT OUR FULL PEBBLE STEEL GALLERY HERE</a></p> <p>And plenty stays the same. There&rsquo;s still no touchscreen and we marginally prefer the Pebble&rsquo;s old, supremely clickable plastic buttons, but for the sake of looks, these new metal ones win us round. It&rsquo;s still waterproof too, so there&rsquo;s no panicking at the mere mention of rain.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also still comfortable enough to wear. And we mean all day, everyday - unlike the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review-1" target="_blank">Galaxy Gear</a> with its rigid band and heavy case. It&rsquo;s not quite as light as the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank"> barely-there original</a>, at 56g, but the Steel&rsquo;s still lighter than most regular timepieces. Switch out the leather strap for metal with a tiny screwdriver and it&rsquo;s still only 99g - nice.</p> <p>One warning for watch nerds: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">cheaper Pebble&rsquo;s</a> a bit more free and easy when it comes to straps, playing nice with any regular watch band, but the Pebble has a toothed design that will require third parties to make straps specifically for the watch. Chances are they will.</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="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-verdict.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-back-strap.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-hands-on-02_0_0.jpg?1407984891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-buttons.JPG?1407984891" /> </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"> Pebble Steel Tech Specs </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>Screen: 1.26in 144 x 168 Memory LCD 176ppi with Gorilla Glass</p> <p>Processor: ARM Cortex-M3, up to 80MHz</p> <p>RAM: 8MB</p> <p>OS: PebbleOS v2</p> <p>Storage: 8 app/watchfaces (1024kb flash memory)</p> <p>Battery: Lithium-ion, lasts 5-7 days</p> <p>Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, 4.0 LE</p> <p>Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 10.5mm</p> <p>Weight: 56g (99g with metal strap)</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"> 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"> iOS and Android friendly </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>Unlike some rivals, the Pebble isn&rsquo;t designed to help flog more smartphones, it&rsquo;ll make friends with anything - iPhones, any Android phones, even BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, albeit unofficially. It (almost) goes without saying that this adds a dollop of futureproofing to the Pebble - reckon you&rsquo;ll switch from your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> to an Android within the year? The Pebble can stay put.</p> <p>On iOS and Android, getting started is a case of downloading the now much slicker and straightforward Pebble companion app and pairing via Bluetooth, a set-up that takes mere minutes.</p> <p>Then the differences begin - Pebble&rsquo;s shiny new store offers a ton of apps to load onto the device (around 1000 at the last count) but many are exclusive to either iOS or Android. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios-7/ios-7/review">iOS 7</a> now supports sending notifications to Bluetooth devices (previously only messages and emails would come through) but you can&rsquo;t micromanage which ones to send over from your iPhone. With Pebble apps and Android, you can do a lot more from your watch (reply to messages etc). It&rsquo;s rather imbalanced, but this fragmentation isn&rsquo;t Pebble&rsquo;s fault and we suspect the slightly more tweaky Android crowd will be looking to stretch the smartwatch to its limits anyway.</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="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-app-store.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-iPhone-1.JPG?1407984891" /> </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"> App Explosion </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>Pebble has always had the best digital watchfaces - kooky Mario animations, classic words and old school charmers such as Aviator (pictured) particularly suit the new build. But now it has the best smartwatch apps, too.</p> <p>A mix of free and paid for (the latter more common on iOS), useful and quirky, Pebble&rsquo;s app store boasts big names such as Yelp, Evernote and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/ces-2014/pebble-steel-hands-worlds-best-smartwatch-just-got-smarter/news" target="_blank">Mercedes-Benz</a>, but its community of smaller developers is well established, too. Choose carefully - there&rsquo;s bags of choice but the Steel can sadly hold only eight apps or watchfaces at once (still, more than the original). The Pebble companion app has an App Locker to store more, though, and it&rsquo;s quick to load and unload.</p> <p>The best Pebble apps do one of two things: offer glanceable info (think fitness and sleep tracking, bus times via UK Transport, maps with PebbGPS, Twitter mentions via Twebble) or simple wrist-top controls (the built-in music player, Huebble for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stufftv-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-home-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Philips&rsquo; Wi-Fi Hue lights</a>). Stray too far from these functions and you&rsquo;ll end up spending ten minutes keying in one word or reaching for your smartphone.</p> <p>Clever devs have got round the eight-app rule by creating packages such as Smartwatch+ and Pebble Cards that bundle features such as weather, calendar and remote shutter into one app. These tend to cost S$2-4 but they&rsquo;re worth the tiny investment.</p> <p>There are more of the usual suspects (check-in to Foursquare on the watch itself, for example) and a few games, but who wants to play games on their smartwatch? This isn&rsquo;t the 80s. Sure, the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review-1" target="_blank"> Galaxy Gear</a> can take photos and make calls, but Pebble&rsquo;s making nice strides into simple, no-frills home automation with apps such as the aforementioned Huebble, Kronos (for Sonos systems) and, in the US, Time Warner Cable. Controlling a smart home is that much quicker with a few presses of the Pebble&rsquo;s buttons, but we won&rsquo;t let bigger, more fully-featured smartphones and tablets stray too far. We&rsquo;re early adopters, not idiots.</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="Pebble Steel review - Huebble" alt="Pebble Steel review - Huebble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-huebble.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review - Twebble" alt="Pebble Steel review - Twebble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-twitter.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review - UK Transport" alt="Pebble Steel review - UK Transport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-transport.JPG?1407984891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review - music player" alt="Pebble Steel review - music player" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-music-player.JPG?1407984891" /> </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"> Tweaks not tricks </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>Design aside, how far does that extra money go? It&rsquo;s essentially the same smartwatch as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">original Pebble</a> with a few tweaks but between these, the new materials and app tricks, it&rsquo;s a very different beast to the device we tested last year.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a three-colour LED in the bottom-left of the watchface - handy for spotting when it&rsquo;s charged but fairly useless if you use the vibrate function. The Steel holds more apps and watchfaces, as we said, and there&rsquo;s now a bit more RAM - 8MB to be exact (don&rsquo;t scoff, it&rsquo;s enough).</p> <p>So the Steel performs much like its polycarbonate predecessor: a bit of lag here and there moving around the settings menus and some Bluetooth hiccups - the curse of every smartwatch we&rsquo;ve tried, we&rsquo;re afraid. But next to the overloaded<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review-1" target="_blank"> Samsung Galaxy Gear</a> and the sketchy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/sony-smartwatch-2/review" target="_blank">Sony Smartwatch 2</a>, the Pebble is still the most reliable and smooth in use by quite some margin.</p> <p>Its default screen is still a watchface - cycle through these with the up/down buttons - with apps and settings available at the press of the middle of the Steels&rsquo; three metal buttons. Here you get the music player controls (yep, it works with Spotify), notifications archive, alarms, watchfaces, settings, and then your downloaded apps. Still a foolproof system with no fiddly touchscreen icons (as on the Sony) or confusing carousels (as on the Galaxy Gear).</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="Pebble Steel review " alt="Pebble Steel review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-settings.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review " alt="Pebble Steel review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-close-iPhone.JPG?1407984891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Same screen, same killer battery </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>A 1.26in 176ppi e-paper screen won&rsquo;t get spec-heads sweating but the Pebble Steel sticks with last year&rsquo;s screen for good reason - it gets the job done and allows the Pebble to keep going for four to five days on a charge.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s very easy on the eye next to all the LCDs you&rsquo;ll be glued to, great for reading outdoors, and text looks as crisp as it needs to. The backlight is a bit too blue for our liking but useful nonetheless, and contrast is top-notch too: it should be on a monochrome screen such as this. As well as Gorilla Glass, Pebble&rsquo;s slathered on an oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating, despite it not having a touchscreen. Fingerprints aren&rsquo;t a problem but the Pebble&rsquo;s metal sides do a fine job of trapping tiny bits of dust on the screen - take pride in dusting it off with your sleeve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/gallery?viewid=113942" target="_blank">CHECK OUT OUR FULL PEBBLE STEEL GALLERY HERE</a></p> <p>As for that battery life, it&rsquo;s still a huge plus for the Pebble - we refuse to charge our smartwatch every night and we don&rsquo;t have to. It should drop no more than 20% a day depending on how much you use it and the Steel will warn you at both 20% and 10%.</p> <p>A few grumps in this department: you have to install an app to show the Pebble&rsquo;s battery percentage and the charger is not only proprietary but also slightly different to last year&rsquo;s cable. So it&rsquo;s one more thing to remember on holidays, but with a battery this good, such niggles can be forgiven.</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="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-covered.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-battery.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-LED.JPG?1407984891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Steel verdict </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>Did we mention the Pebble Steel is the best smartwatch you can buy? Well it is.</p> <p>Nothing&rsquo;s perfect - we&rsquo;d like a slightly bigger (colour e-paper?) screen to fill the watchface and give some of Pebble&rsquo;s new apps room to breathe, storage space for more apps and watchfaces, and official support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone. We&rsquo;re sure the design can also only get sleeker with refinements - Pebble should get a move on, too, as 2014 is already bringing worthy rivals, first from Samsung but possibly also from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/mwc-2014/wrist-wars-htc-working-smartwatch-too/news" target="_blank">HTC</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple</a>.</p> <p>As a hint of what&rsquo;s to come from wearables, the Pebble is already impressive and oh so loveable. Mega-affordable, open and trustworthy, with a well thought-out featureset (not a &#39;let&#39;s chuck everything in there&#39; one) and an app store that has serious momentum, the Pebble is also a grower. Even if it doesn&rsquo;t win everyone over in seconds or minutes, sceptics turn to loyal followers within hours and days.</p> <p>Another wonderful thing? If you can&rsquo;t afford the Steel, or don&rsquo;t want to be shackled to businessman metal, the standard plastic Pebble is still on sale, too - both are cheaper than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2 Neo</a> and work with more smartphones than the equally cheap <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/sony-smartwatch-2/review" target="_blank">Sony SmartWatch 2</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-vs-pebble-steel-weigh/feature" target="_blank">Which smartwatch? Samsung Gear 2 vs Pebble Steel</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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-watchface.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-ensemble-2.JPG?1407984891" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel review" alt="Pebble Steel review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-steel-review-music.JPG?1407984891" /> </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"> Pebble Steel in Singapore </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>If you want to skip the shipping wait, the Pebble Steel is also available in retail stores here. Priced at S$359, it&#39;s slightly higher than the US$250 (S$312) and US$25 (S$31) express shipping from <a href="https://getpebble.com/checkout" target="_blank">Pebble&#39;s site</a>.</p> <p>The upside to getting a Pebble Steel from local retailers, however, is a free one-year membership to the Pebble Club, which provides two free watch surface polishing services and discounts for Pebble accessories.</p> <p>The Pebble Steel is available at these following retailers:</p> <ul> <li>Challenger</li> <li>Courts</li> <li>Digital Style</li> <li>DG Lifestyle</li> <li>EpiCentre</li> <li><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/lifestyle/design-and-fashion/watches/pebble-steel.html" target="_blank">EpiLife</a></li> <li>Harvey Norman</li> <li>NuBox</li> <li>Newstead Technologies</li> <li>SingTel stores</li> </ul> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Future features meet a familiar watch form - the Pebble Steel is the best smartwatch you can buy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <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"> Pebble Steel review </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"> Less is more with Pebble&#039;s second smartwatch </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/pebble-steel-review-main.JPG?1407984891" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review#comments Pebble Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:20:37 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433548 at http://www.stuff.tv