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Receive Calls by Blowing Your Breath on the Smartwatch

Now you can simply answer your calls by just tilting your wrist and respond to the call by blowing on it. We have to thank the scientists for greatest invention of Smartwatch with various options. This specially created with many new ways to interact with a small screen that hard to control with fingers.

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States designed Whoosh. It is a technique that allows the user to control the Smartwatch just by sipping, blowing, shushing, exhaling and puffing on the screen.

The Smartwatch embedded with machine learning technique and uses a microphone to identify the breath. It then assigns the necessary action to perform. For example, if a user wants to keep the watch in silent to ignore the call, they can blow on it twice to accept.

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In terms of security, the users can also lock or unlock the Smartwatch using a right combination of long or short breaths or passwords. Sometimes voice recognition produces incorrect words when dictating the messages.

This technique also works even with smartphones. A user can transfer the information from Smartwatch to the smartphone just by sipping it on the watch and puffing it on the smartphone. Researchers announced that this technology mainly used for the people with disabilities.

“Other techniques that improve control of Smartwatches have included 3D gestures above the screen, bigger screens or adding an extra armband. We wanted to show it could be done with existing technology already common on today’s devices,” said Cheng Zhang, a PhD student at Georgia Tech.

Another new interaction technique that equipped in this Smartwatch is a WatchOut option. It can use as to tap and scroll the gestures on the case and the watch band outside of the watch screen. This is possible because of the watch’s accelerometer and gyroscope sensors.

According to the researchers, through this Smartwatch it makes easier to interact with GPS maps or menus. They also created eight touchpoints on the watch bezel. Apart from scrolling through the list of apps, users can simply tap on one of the eight spots to launch the app.

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Users can answer the call by hitting on the right side and the left side to ignore the call. TapSkin feature allows the people to input the numbers 0 to 9 or commands by tapping on the back of their hand. It uses watch microphone and inertial sensors to detect various 11 locations on user’s skin around the watch.

Asus ZenWatch 3 Smartwatch launched in India starting at Rs 17,999

Months after unveiling at the IFA event, Asus has finally launched its latest smartphone edition ZenWatch 3 in India. It is the major design upgrade for the last generation ZenWatch 2Series. It brings a slimmer form factor along with circular display Asus ZenWatch 3 Specifications.

The Taiwanese company has made the Asus ZenWatch 3 available to purchase exclusively on Flipkart and go no sale from January 2017. The Price of this Smartwatch varies from Rs 17,999 for Rubber strap and Rs 18,999 for a leather strap and pre-orders started.

Asus ZenWatch 3 will be available in three models namely Gunmetal, Dark Brown and Silver case. For fitness people, this ZenWatch 3 will be the best use as it comes with fitness features as well. The Zenfit activity tracking app can track the activities like running, sit-ups and push-ups.

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The South Asia & Country Manager of Asus India, Peter Chang said, “The launch of ZenWatch 3 is the perfect culmination of a successful year for Asus in India. Consumers are increasingly adopting wearables to help simplify their lives and boost productivity. We are sure that the combination of specs and design in this smartwatch will appreciate by our users.”

As the company claimed, Asus ZenWatch 3 runs Android wear which sports 1.39-inch AMOLED display (400×400 pixels) and 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass. In addition to this, it embedded with new thin-bezel and three-button design which provides quicker and easier operation.

The Asus ZenWatch 3 sported with a customizable button on the top to provide quick access to the app features. The middle button sports range of functions which include ambient theatre and brightness boost modes. Probably the bottom button switches the smartwatch to Eco mode for extra-long battery life.

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC and coupled with 512MB of RAM. Asus ZenWatch 3 bears 4GB of inbuilt storage and packed with 340 mAh battery capacity which delivers two days of charge. Hence supports HyperCharge, a fast charging feature where 60 percent of charging done within 15 minutes.

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Asus ZenWatch 3 Specifications
  • Display: 1.39 AMOLED 400×400 pixels, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, 287ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • Operating System: Android Wear
  • Memory: 512MB
  • Battery: 340 mAh with quick-charge
  • Bluetooth: V4.1
  • Colour: Rose Gold, Silver, Gunmetal

Official Tweet of Asus ZenWatch 3

Apple to Unveil Apple Nike+ Series 2 Smart Watches in India

As expected, Apple has come out with the new series of smartwatches in the month of October itself. Apple and Nike together are launching the Apple Nike+ smart watches in India on Friday this week. You can buy it from Apple stores or order it online and get it delivered through eCommerce courier services in India.

The watch makers have more concentrated on runners. Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Williams has stated that the runner will be motivated and increase their level of performance in achieving goals with the help of Apple Nike+ Series 2 Smart watches.

As a matter of fact, running has become one of the aspects of daily life. Almost every individual nowadays are either jogging or walking or running t keep their bodies fit in shape and healthy.

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Two of the world’s most innovative brands – Apple and Nike in a partnership had launched a perfect running partner for the wrist of runners.

Coming to the specifications of Apple Nike+ smartphone almost all the features like the normal Apple phone has been included. Siri which is one of the brands for Apple is applicable even for these smart watches.

A brief look at the configurations of the device reveals that it is built on a Dual, Core processor. It is durable, lightweight same as the original Apple smart watch. Wrist bands the Nike Sports resemblance. Enough ventilation is provided via row after row of compression molded holes on the wrist band.

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Apple Watch Nike+ is rated water resistant to 50 meters. Even the swimmers can wear the watch and swim. The brightest display makes the gadget more visible in all the conditions. The brightness of Series 2 is almost double the brightness of series 1 Apple watches.

The features remain common as of the Built-in GPS, Heart rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Ambient light sensor. Connectivity of Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz) will enable the device to connect other smart gadgets.

Receive reminders, current weather reports and your history of runs on this device. Siri can be utilized from Messages to phone calls in Apple smart watch Nike+ Series 2 model.

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For runners, a run schedule along with an exclusive new Nike+ Run Club app is placed on the smart watch. This helps in guiding the runners with the tips from the world’s best coaches and athletes. Through run schedule, one can set and remind upcoming events.

Apple Nike+ is available in 2 dimensions – 38 mm | 42 mm and in 4 color combinations which include Black + Volt, Black + Cool Gray, Flat Silver + White and Flat Silver + Volt. Display of the time in both digital and analog styles feature for these watches.

Apple Nike+ watches are made available through online on nike.com as well as Apple authorizes offline reseller stores. The models are priced at Rs. 32,900 for the one with a 42 mm diameter and Rs. 34,900 for a 38 mm diameter watch.

Garmin’s Vivofit Jr Fitness Tracker For Kids

vívofit Jr: The Activity Tracker Just For KIDS

Garmin Vivofit introduces Fitness Wearable for Kids. It is a daily activity tracker exclusively designed for juniors. This gadget is very useful for kids from age 4 to 9 years. It tracks kid’s activity while sleeping, running and in daily routine life.

The main functions are it tracks every activity of our kids. It motivates to do chores like cleaning, arranging, etc. We can set task timers in the tracker, for example, you can assign your child to brush in three minutes. Task timer will help your kids to complete their task in time.

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 Parents can install mobile app “mom, dad, and little helpers.” In that app, it will give some family challenges like cleaning, ironing, etc. By completing the task, children can earn coins and rewards. It gives them the inspiration to complete more tasks. Parents can keep an eye on the kid’s activity by synchronizing the device with the mobile app. But a negative feature in this tracker is there is no GPS tracker. Parents can only monitor the activities done by the kids, but can’t track the location.

Garmin Company is one of the American biggest multinational companies. Its products are GPS receivers, avionics, and wearable technology. Now it comes with a new product Vivofit Junior fitness tracker which use as an activity tracker for kids.

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This smart wearable comes with a 1-year guarantee. The wearable is waterproof resistance up to 5 atmospheres, so it’s safe to use in the water. It is available in various colors like black, broken lava, Digi camo, purple strike and real flower band patterns. vívofit® jr. is available at the cost of $79.99 USD. It has soft material which fits comfortably on kid’s hand.

The standard size fits the children wrists up to 145 millimeters. In XL size that will fit wrists between 146 to 170 millimeters. This gadget is helpful for kids to keep them active.

Pre-order Your Fossil Q Marshal and Fossil Q Wander Smartwatches on Flipkart

Fossil Smartwatches are Now Out for Pre-Booking in Flipkart India

Smartwatches are trending now. Fossil also enter into the smartwatch market which is one of the leading US-based manufacturers. Fossil has unveiled their latest smartwatches the Q Marshal and Q Wander in the month of March this year.

Later these smartwatches renamed as Fossil Marshal and Fossil Wander. The company launched these smartwatches in August, and now they were listed with those new names on Flipkart.

Fossil Marshal and Wander smartwatches are available at $275.00 each on Flipkart. The Company planning its entry in India and Launch event on Wednesday in the coming week. Currently, pre-orders accepted on Flipkart with the release date of these smartwatches are from October 8, 2016.

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The smartwatch market in India is still not up to the mark and with the multiple global brands the country did not get into making their way. After the entry of Fossil’s smartwatches, the competition will get boosted.

Both Fossil Q Marshal and Fossil Q Wander smartwatches run on Android Wear OS. This is compatible with even iPhone 5 and above devices which run on iOS 8.2 and above. The Android devices must be running Android 4.3 and higher.

Almost both smartwatches have same specifications. This watch is sported with 1.4-inch LED display at 320×190 screen resolution with 229dpi. The dial comes with 45mm diameter.

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Fossil Q Marshal and Fossil Q Wander smartwatches packed with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage. What the connectivity features on this smartwatch is included with latest versions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Here the smartwatches elaborated with their variants and prices. Check the list for the details of the smartwatches released.

Fossil Smartwatch Variants and Price

  • Wander RG for Women Light Brown Smartwatch (Brown Strap) and Silver Smartwatch ₹21,995
  • Wander RG Bracelet for Women Rose Gold Smartwatch (Gold Strap) ₹22,995
  • Marshall for Men Silver Smartwatch (Silver Strap) ₹21,995
  • Marshall for Men Black Smartwatch (Black Strap) and (Brown Strap) ₹21,995

These smartwatches are available for Men and Women with the different color variants and also available in Strap and Chain models. The users can interchange the bracelets and straps with the new 22mm ones.

So you can try the fancy ones and or other trendy straps when the current one gets out fashion or gets old. However, currently, the straps not sold separately on Flipkart. This smartwatch has the battery with 360mAh, and it can last up to 2 days of charging and requires 120 minutes complete charge.

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