I have been seeking for a wearable device or some equipment that can measure heart rate, few gadgets comes in mind such as: a) Suunto watches that display accurate reading but will need to wear a heart rate belt that might cause inconvenient for daily use. b) Mio Alpha watches that is just too big for small wrist. c) Samsung Galaxy S5 that is way above my budget.
Then i read about a product name Wello by Azoi Inc., a health monitoring device that embedded within a iPhone polycarbonate case (for iPhone 4S, 5 and 5s models). There are few sensors inside the case where it can measure a number of key vitals includes: heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature and lung function (with add on device “lung-tester”).
To use it, switch on Wello (the device will draws power from it own’s internal rechargeable battery), hold on the 4 spots (as those highlights on image above) on the case for a few seconds while sensors take measurements, then it will quickly pass on gathered information to the installed Wello app through Bluetooth LE and readings will appear on your phone to see or share.
Pre-order for Wello is available now, for limited time they are offering special price USD 199 together with lung-tester attachment for free. For Malaysian, that is RM 693.32 (current currency exchange) by paying with credit card (07 March 2014), shipment will be on around summer and fall of 2014. Unfortunately, it will not be ship to Malaysia (only includes Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and across the European Union), nearest to get is to ship it over our neighbour country at south, Singapore.
Many guitar players in Malaysia want to own a Gibson Les Paul in their guitar collection, so as me, i have been wanted to get one since years back when Gibson released Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The Traditional model that placed in between Studio and Standard where the price tag at USD 2,249 (MSRP).
Now, There are few problems to get a Gibson guitars in this country, lack of the “exclusive dealer”, stock availability for test up, irresponsible sales person and overprice charged for whatever (shipping, handling fees, bla bla bla…) they counted in. Refer the LYN forum thread here and here. In short, it just a headache to buy it and too much risk to put on, if a person got a limited budget and only got one chance to make a right purchase.
However, there are still good guy dealers that can help you to bring new/used Gibson from US or SG, you may try Music Master and the “famous sofa owner” Dead Eye Guitars, they provide reasonable price but still have some problems stated above, such as you have to order, wait for it to ship over and the most important, what if you just don’t like the one you holding?
Since kinda difficult to get it right in here, therefore i look at Swee Lee Music, the main distributor for Gibson at our neighbour country, Singapore. Swee Lee is the only distributor in Singapore, every other shop that sell new Gibson’s are taken from Swee Lee, refer here, even The Guitar Store in Malaysia. Still not believe? check this on Gibson official website, under both Malaysia and Singapore section: International Distributors
HTC has unveiled two mid-range handset at Mobile World Congress 2014: i) HTC Desire 816 that adopts the iconic design of the award-winning HTC One, applying exciting colors and premium materials. ii) HTC Desire 610, compact 4.7” screenentertainment hub, vibrant phone comes packed with a host of features for an incredible mobile audio and visual experience.
HTC Desire 816
“The HTC Desire 816 marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the mid-tier,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Incomparably beautiful to look at and hold with the technology and software to match, the HTC Desire 816 challenges everything that people expect from lower cost smartphones. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.”
The first edition of the new-look HTC Desire family comes fully loaded with HTC’s iconic dual-frontal speakers and HTC BoomSound for incredible audio quality, while HTC BlinkFeed keeps users up-to-date with the latest news and social updates on the spacious 5.5 inch screen. Two powerful cameras make the HTC Desire 816 ideal for photography lovers. A 13MP rear-facing camera complete with HTC Zoe and automatic highlight videos, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera, make it the perfect device for capturing both the perfect selfie and stunning landscapes in amazing quality.
Asus Malaysia announced, due to overwhelming response by local consumers, new shipment arrivals of the ASUS Transformer Book T100 (T100TA-DK005H), a 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop with 10” tablet. The ASUS Transformer Book T100 (T100TA-DK005H) will be available at your local tech stores & resellers nationwide from this week onwards.
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ultraportable laptop with an Intel® Atom™ ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor and a detachable HD (1366 x 768) display that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. With a slim design and durable finish, Transformer Book is not only one of the lightest laptops currently available at just 1.07kg, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 550g. Just 10.5mm thin, Transformer Book’s tablet display features IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles. Its lightweight keyboard dock has precision-engineered keys for comfortable extended use, plus a large multi-touch touchpad with full Windows 8 gesture support.
Broke my Suunto Ambit strap rubber on a running session after using it for more than a year. The rubber just fall off while running without me noticing it, and i have not putting any force by accidentally hook on tree branch or anything else.
Couldn’t find genuine replacement for it except for buying a whole replacement strap set that will cost near to RM 200. Doesn’t want to spend too much on it, so i asked for suggestion and advise from Malaysia Suunto Team (Movescount) group. Surprised me that there are 3 more members facing the same issue, perhaps Suunto need to into their durability of their product as this is the second issue, refer the first one Suunto Ambit Strap Screw fall off.
With the active response by many group members, few options provided:
So, rubber band it is as image below, take it off from my camera product that initially use for tie up cables. It last for short running, 2 hours trekking and seems still able to lasts for few more activities before it broke off.
Check out the full discussion in Facebook group: Malaysia Suunto Team (Movescount)
After successful of Hospital Sungai Long Fun Run 2013, the organiser decide to hold another one this year. There are a slight changes for the distance (previously 8.4km) and schedule, so do refer to details below. The registration will be closed on 6th April or when it hit 2000 participants. Certificate will be given for all runners, lucky draw session with mystery gifts and medals to be won for top runners.
Hospital Sungai Long Fun Run 2014