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  • Circular Pebble Time Round officially announced as world's thinnest and lightest smartwatch

    Circular Pebble Time Round officially announced as world's thinnest and lightest smartwatch

    The folks at Pebble have announced their first round smartwatch with the Pebble Time Round which at 7.5mm thin and 28g is currently the world's thinnest and lightest smartwatch. Featuring a 1.25-inch circular e-ink display the Time Round offers a 22mm band and 14mm band and also has quick charging as well. The first thing most people will notice are the rather thick bezels but like other Pebble smartwatch, the Time Round is Android and Apple iPhone compatible. There is a cost to battery life due to the size shrink but it should last more than a day on a single charge. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but it is currently available at pre-order for $249 (RM1093) in November 2015.

  • ASUS ZenWatch 2 officially announced with multiple sizes, customizability and magnetic chargers

    ASUS ZenWatch 2 officially announced with multiple sizes, customizability and magnetic chargers

    ASUS recently announced their new ASUS ZenWatch 2, the second generation in the ASUS ZenWatch series (which didn't manage to make it to Malaysia officially last time). While keeping the same beautiful curved glass look and design, the new ZenWatch 2 offers a different size and many other options to customize the smartwatch according to your tastes. The ZenWatch 2 will come in the original size with a 1.63-inch display at a 320 x 320 pixel resolution, but there is now a smaller version with a 1.45-inch display and 280 x 280 pixel resolution. Both feature the same tech specs which include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and a 400 mAh battery for the larger version and 300 mAh battery for the smaller version. Both use a magnetic connector to charge and are expected to launch in October although there are no specific Malaysia release dates just yet. You can customize the ZenWatch by choosing from a silver, gunmetal grey or rose gold body, various watch straps and using a watchface-creation tool. International pricing begins at €149 (RM702) for the larger version and €169 (RM796) for the smaller version.

  • Huawei Watch announced, coming to Malaysia soon

    Huawei Watch announced, coming to Malaysia soon

    Apart from their Huawei Mate S and Huawei G8 smartphones, Huawei also announced that their very premium looking Huawei Watch will soon be shipping globally. Granted, Malaysia may not see it this month in September 2015 but we should be getting it in the next couple of months. Featuring a round watch face and 1.4-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 pixel resolution the Huawei Watch looks like a traditional watch with a physical crown. The diplay also has two layers of scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass while the body is made from 316L stainless steel. Tech specs will include a a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, a heart rate monitor and a 300 mAh battery which can last about 2 days on normal use. Bands include black leather, steel link, stainless steel mesh and stainless steel and black link bracelet, alligator pressed brown leather and rose gold plated link bracelet. The body also comes in Black DLC coated stainless steel or Rose Gold-plated stainless steel with pricing starting from $349 (RM1473) to $799 (RM3384). No specific Malaysia release dates but it will begin shipment on 17 September 2015. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.

  • ASUS ZenWatch now available in Malaysia from RM769

    ASUS ZenWatch now available in Malaysia from RM769

    While the ASUS ZenWatch (W1500Q) has not been made officially available in Malaysia, third-party sellers like SatuGadgetDotCom and DirectD are now selling the smartwatch from RM799. Other third-party sellers can also be found selling it for as low as RM769 which you can see with a quick visit toLelong.com.my. As a refresher the tech specs for the ZenWatch include a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a curved 1.63-inch display with 320 x 320 pixel resolution covered by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Available in rose gold and silver, the ZenWatch comes with a leather strap and is compatible with devices that can run Android Wear. 

  • Horological Smartwatch by Frederique Constant, Geneva coming to Malaysia in June 2015

    Horological Smartwatch by Frederique Constant, Geneva coming to Malaysia in June 2015

    Most smartwatches and fitness trackers don't really look like traditional hand-crafted watches but it looks like Malaysia could soon be getting one that combines both values with the imminent arrival of the Horological Smartwatch by Frederique Constant, Geneva. Powered by MotionX technology, this handcrafted watch will track your daily activities including steps, distance and calories along with accurate tracking of your sleep patterns. Designed for both Apple iOS and Android devices, the Horological smartwatch works well with both, syncing your tracking information for indepth graphs and charts. The Horological Smartwatch will come in 4 versions for both men and women and features a 2 year battery life, sleep cycle alarms when your sleep goes off course, get-active alerts when you stay still too long and more. One feature which we found interesting was the Always-on Time & Date which automatically sets your time and date depending on your location, so if you travel to another country, you don't have to wind it manually like a traditional watch. Although there are no specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details, the Horological Smartwatch is expected to arrive in Malaysia sometime in June 2015 and it is priced at Swiss Franc 1295 (RM4744) in Switzerland. 

  • Rumours: OPPO Smartwatch could charge to full in 5 minutes?

    Rumours: OPPO Smartwatch could charge to full in 5 minutes?

    OPPO devices are quite well known to support VOOC fast charging but it appears that this could be taken even further with an upcoming OPPO device, rumoured to be the OPPO Smartwatch. While no names have been named, the main feature of this smartwatch seems to be the ability to get a full charge in just five minutes. Now this could be because of how small smartwatch batteries are but even then the standard charging time for most smartwatches is 1 to 2 hours or so at best. No other features or tech specs were available about the OPPO smartwatch, only that it could be round and most likely come with the OPPO Find 9 which is also rumoured to be coming in 2015. Stay tuned for more developments.

  • Apple Watch priced from $349 (RM1285) to $12000 (RM44216)

    Apple Watch priced from $349 (RM1285) to $12000 (RM44216)

    While it has been announced, the pricing and release date for the Apple Watch wasn't actually revealed, until now. While international pre-orders start from 10 April 2015 and ship on 24 April 2015, we should be able to expect the Apple Watch in Malaysia a few months afterwards. Pricing begins with the aluminum alloy Apple Watch Sport with the 38mm version going for $349 (RM1285) while the 42mm version will go for $399 (RM1470). The stainless steel Apple Watch 38mm version will be priced from $549 (RM2022) whille the 42mm version will start from $599 (RM2207). The 18k gold Apple Watch edition 38mm version will go from $10000 (RM36847) while the 42mm will start from $12000 (RM44216). While it isn't unusual for someone to wear a watch priced the same as a small car here in Malaysia, it is the most expensive price for a smartwatch yet. Too bad that it only works for Apple devices for now.

  • Motorola Moto 360 review - The best looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

    Motorola Moto 360 review - The best looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

    The first smartwatches to come out often looked like thick squarish slabs of touchscreen on a strap. They offered limited usability as companion devices to your smartphone or mobile device and couldn't do much on their own. The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch changed all that by by being the first round smartwatch and now, there are many other round smartwatches as well. Motorola went on to claim that the Moto 360 would actually look and feel like existing watches. Did they manage to do that and still deliver an awesome smartwatch experience? We find out in the full review of the Motorola Moto 360 in this article.

  • Swatch smartwatch coming in the next few months?

    Swatch smartwatch coming in the next few months?

    While they initially said that there wouldn't be a Swatch smartwatch, it appears that we may soon see one from the watch maker. Recently, Nick Hayek, Swatch CEO said that the company would be launching a Swatch smartwatch in the next three months or so. While no definite tech specs or features were revealed, he went on to say that the Swatch smartwatch would support Android and Windows Phone, have NFC, mobile payments and an Internet connection. Swatch have made similar devices before but never a full-scale smartwatch like the current batch of Android Wear devices. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details were available at the time but if it does come, it should hit Malaysian markets faster than most smarwatches.

  • Sony reveals stainless steel SmartWatch 3 and more wearables

    Sony reveals stainless steel SmartWatch 3 and more wearables

    Sony has revealed a new stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3 and various other wearable devices at CES 2015. This includes a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype, Lifelog collaborations and more. The all-in-one headset will be called the Smart B-Trainer designed for runners with voice coaching and music playback. Other devices include the SmartBand SWR10 which features IP58 waterproof certification. The stainless steel SmartWatch 3 on the other hand features a 1.6-inch TFT LCD Transflective display at 320 x 320 pixel resolution. Other features include IP68 water proof certification along with a built-in GPS sensor, allowing it to work on it's own. While there are still no Malaysia release dates or pricing details, the SmartWatch 3 is expected to arrive sometime in February 2015. Sony will continue to explore collaborations with other parties especially through it's Lifelog Android app which is also acessible online at lifelog.sonymobile.com.