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  • Samsung Malaysia shares Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit device compatibility list

    Samsung Malaysia shares Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit device compatibility list

    Apart from the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Malaysia also revealed their Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch had major issues with compatibility, but not so with these two new wearable devices as Samsung Malaysia prove with an extensive device compatibility list which you can see in this article.

  • Samsung Malaysia launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit with Galaxy S5 preorder at RM2399

    Samsung Malaysia launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit with Galaxy S5 preorder at RM2399

    After being told we wouldn't have to wait that long, Samsung Malaysia has announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone here in the country. As typical of a Samsung flagship smartphone, it also comes with companion devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Samsung Gear Fit smartband. While it probably doesn't need mentioning anymore, the tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 include:

    • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB / 32GB storage + microSD (64GB)
    • 5.1-display (FHD, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080)
    • 16MP rear camera (ISOCELL, UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization) + 2.0MP front camera
    • 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm | 145g
    • 2800 mAh battery
    • Supports LTE Cat.4, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
    • Features Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
    • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
    • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 also has baby monitor feature built-in

    Samsung Galaxy S5 also has baby monitor feature built-in

    On top of some impressive tech specs and new hardware features the Samsung Galaxy S5 apparently has a baby monitor feature built-in. Unlike a typical 'S' app the feature can be found under the Hearing sub-menu. If your child cries the Galaxy S5 will vibrate, which seems rather redundant at first. However, the function is supposed to be used in tandem with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which makes more sense for those parents who sleep in separate bedrooms from their children or who tend to sleep through the loudest of noises regardless.

  • More Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch designs appear

    More Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch designs appear

    Motorola have already announced the Moto 360 officially but have yet to offer any of the juicy tech specs, features and other details. However, some images of how the smartwatch could be customized with different watchbands have appeared. As one of the few round smartwatches in the market, the Moto 360 looks to be coming with a choice of leather, various types of metal and rubber or silicon wristbands. The images also show a bit more of the overall design for the smartwatch so check it out for yourself below:

  • Google extends Android out to wearables with Android Wear

    Google extends Android out to wearables with Android Wear

    Word that Google was working on an extension of Android designed for wearables has been around for quite some time. In a surprise move, Google have announced Android Wear, a mobile operating system for wearables. The main focus of Android Wear looks to provide location and context related information when and where you need it while offering voice commands, much like the current Google Now. Rather than use buttons, most of the interface that we could see relies on gestures like swipes. Both LG and Motorola have already announced their Android Wear driven smartwatches and we're thinking other smartwatch devs like ASUS, Samsung, HTC and Huawei could be developing Android Wear wearables as well. So far, most Android Wear devices seem to be smartwatches, and there is no information yet on how it might run smartglasses or a different kind of wearable, but these are still early days. For now, check out the videos in this article.

  • LG confirms LG G Watch with Google and powered by Android Wear

    LG confirms LG G Watch with Google and powered by Android Wear

    LG have officially confirmed that they are currently working with Google to develop a smartwatch which will be called the LG G Watch. They have also confirmed that it will be powered by a version of Android designed especially for wearables like smartwatches called Android Wear. While they haven't mentioned any tech specs they have also confirmed that the LG G Watch will be mostly driven by voice commands utilizing the now famous "Ok Google" line, hinting that it will be similar to Google Now. Here's what they had to say about it:

    “The opportunity to work with Google on LG G Watch was the perfect chance for LG to really pull out all stops in both design and engineering. With the LG G Watch, LG is continuing the milestones we’ve set in wearables following in the footsteps of the world’s first 3G Touch Watch Phone in 2009 and the Prada Link in 2008. We’re confident that a well-designed device has the potential to take the smart wearable market by storm.” Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

    No news yet on any specific Malaysia release date or pricing but we expect it to come during the Google I/O conference in June 2014 so stay tuned for the latest updates.

  • Rumours: Google + LG smartwatch tech specs revealed?

    Rumours: Google + LG smartwatch tech specs revealed?

    While there are still no leaked images (the one above is just a concept render) of the upcoming rumoured Google LG smartwatch, tech specs of the device have been leaked courtesy of @evleaks. According to the master leaker, the smartwatch will have a 1.65-inch IPS display with 280 x 280 pixel resolution 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. While we still don't have any Malaysia release dates or pricing, many are expecting the Google LG smartwatch to make an appearance in June 2014 at the Google I/O event. Rumours also indicate that Google is working on a version of Android designed for a smartwatch (and other smaller devices) which will be used for the Google LG smartwatch.

  • Replace your smartphone with the Exetech XS-3 smartwatch

    Replace your smartphone with the Exetech XS-3 smartwatch

    For the most part, smartwatches and smartbands today are just companion Bluetooth remote control devices you wear on your wrist. You actually need your smartphone around for the smartwatch to work. However, there are some smartwatches that let you do away with the smartphone like the Neptune Pine and Goophone smartwatch, but the latest one is the Exetech XS-3. Following the slab of touchscreen school of design, the Exetech XS-3 is a fairly thick smartwatch that has no back cover for the battery underneath it. This battery comes in direct contact with your skin (and sweat) so we're a bit wary that you might short the smartwatch out (and yourself).

  • Check out these Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit official videos

    Check out these Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit official videos

    While it has been announced, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only coming on 11 April 2014 but if you've missed some of it's features or tech specs, Samsung have come out with some official hands-on videos of this latest flagship smartphone. The video highlights key features like the camera, heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor while showing how to use them. In addition to the Galaxy S5, Samsung have also come out with an official hands-on video for the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Gear Fit smartband. Check out the videos for yourself in this article.

  • ASUS coming out with smartwatch featuring voice and gesture commands with natural interface

    ASUS coming out with smartwatch featuring voice and gesture commands with natural interface

    It isn't impossible to type on a smartwatch, but the small display size usually means other methods of control like voice commands or gestures are more suitable. Acknowledging this, ASUS could be coming out with a smartwatch that has voice commands, gesture controls and a more natural user interface. We're not exactly sure what they mean by that but Jonney Shih, ASUS CEO has said that they will enter the wearable market with "attractive prices" which would certainly be welcome. Most wearables such as smartwatches, smartbands and smart glasses are rather expensively priced, however, things could change as more affordable wearable devices are coming soon so ASUS should speed it up a little.