Jawbone UP MOVE & Jawbone UP3 will come to Singapore

Jawbone just announced the new Jawbone UP MOVE (S$85) and Jawbone UP3 (S$288). They will be available in Singapore before end of this year and early next year respectively.

The Jawbone UP MOVE is a new easy-to-use activity tracker that captures detailed information about your sleep, steps, exercise, and calories burnt whilst providing personalized guidance through the UP App’s new Smart Coach feature. UP MOVE is capable of displaying your step progress, the time, and the quality of your sleep from the prior night, all at the touch of a button.

The Jawbone UP MOVE will retail for S$85 and will be available before Christmas 2014 in five colors combination:

  • Black Burst, Black Clip
  • Blue Burst, Fog Clip
  • Grape Rose, Purple Clip
  • Ruby Rose, Red Punch Clip
  • Slate Rose, Yellow Clip

Jawbone UP MOVE
Jawbone UP MOVE

Jawbone UP MOVE - With Band
Jawbone UP MOVE – With Band

The new Jawbone UP3 bands is smart, efficient and small enough to be worn 24/7. Aside from its usual activity and sleep tracking capabilities, the UP3 will come with an advanced bioimpedance sensor to collect heart rate, respiration rate and galvanic skin response, and two temperature sensors to collect ambient and skin temperatures. The band will be capable of tracking resting heart rate at launch, but will expand to include features like on-demand heart rate, respiration rate, hydration tracking, and signal stress or fatigue at a later stage. It will come with full week of battery life, water-resistant up to 10m, and have a fully-adjustable strap so users can customize the size to fit them.

The Jawbone UP3 will retail for S$288 and will be available in early 2015 in two colors Black Diamond and Silver Cross.

Jawbone UP3 -  Black Diamond
Jawbone UP3 – Black Diamond

Jawbone UP3 - Silver Cross
Jawbone UP3 – Silver Cross

Jawbone UP MOVE

  • Stylish New Design: Press the face of UP MOVE to see its sleek, hidden LED display light up to show you your progress toward your goals at a glance. Press once to display your step progress, twice to display the time, and three times to display your sleep from the prior night.
  • Move More with Smart Coach: The accelerometer built into UP MOVE counts your daily steps without missing a beat, no matter where you go or how you wear it. UP MOVE can also be worn in bed to accurately track sleep, including hours slept and sleep quality.
  • Powered by MotionX: UP MOVE is powered by MotionX technology to provide a comprehensive summary of your daily progress, including steps and sleep.

Jawbone UP3

  • Multi-sensor Platform: The advanced multi-sensor platform includes a new tri-axis accelerometer, sophisticated bioimpedance sensors, and skin and ambient temperature sensors. Using this technology, UP3 delivers resting heart rate – a key indicator of your overall heart health – and will capture more health data through future firmware updates.
  • Advanced Sleep: UP3 captures detailed sleep stages including REM, Light and Deep sleep, providing in-depth information on your sleep and what you can do to improve it.
  • Advanced Activity: New smart algorithms allow UP3 to automatically identify workouts and classify your activities, including running, cross-training, tennis, and many more.
  • Smart Coach: UP3 connects with the industry-leading UP App to bring you Smart Coach – an intelligent system that keeps track of your progress and gives you personalised guidance to help you reach your goals faster. The more information UP3 captures about your sleep, activity, meals and other biometric signals, the more Smart Coach can do for you.
  • Smart Design: Designed by leading industrial designer, Yves Behar, UP3 features a slim, stylish, and low-profile design that you can accessorise with jewelry or watches on the wrist. With up to seven days battery life, water resistance up to 10 meters and a durable anodized aluminum framework, UP3 is one of the only trackers available that achieves true 24/7 wearability. A secure, overlapping watch-style clasp allows you to adjust UP3 to fit almost any wrist size.

Toshiba Launches Ultra-HD 4K L9450 Series & L5450 Series With Android

On 15th October 2014, Toshiba launched the new L9450 Series & L5450 Series for it’s television range that are powered by Android 4.4.2 (not Android TV). Note that the Android will not be upgradable and hence you will be stuck with it till the end-of-life of your television.

L9450 Series
The L9450 series comes in Ultra-HD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with sizes in 50″ (S$2,299), 65″ (S$4,999) and 84″ (S$17,999).

Toshiba L9450 Series - 65
Toshiba L9450 Series – 65″ (65L9450)

Toshiba L9450 Series - 84
Toshiba L9450 Series – 84″ (84L9450)


  • Ultra HD 4K Technology – Offers a new intensity in image quality with four times as many pixels as Full HD
  • CEVOTM 4K Engine – Incorporates a suite of advanced image enhancement functions, such as 4K Resolution+, driven by a powerful hexa-core processor
  • Android 4.4 – Provides an abundance of apps together with Internet browsing, screen mirroring and other exciting smart TV functions
  • High Brightness Panel with local dimming. Wide Color Gamut
    • Wide Color Gamut Panel: L9450 provides 14% richer color than 2013 model
    • High-brightness Panel: L9450 is 75% brighter than 2013 model
    • Direct LED with local dimming: By controlling individual local dimming areas, the overall image contrast is dramatically improved especially in scenes with both light and shade such as sunsets.

L5450 Series
The L5450 series is a lower end series that comes with a HD-Ready (1366 x 768) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The sizes available are 32″ (S$449), 40″ (S$899), 47″ (S$1,099) and 55″ (S$1,899).

Toshiba L5450 Series - 32
Toshiba L5450 Series – 32″ (32L5450)

Toshiba L5450 Series - 47
Toshiba L5450 Series – 47″ (47L5450)


  • Android 4.4 – Provides an abundance of apps, including Open Browser, YouTube and YouTube Send-to-TV
  • CEVOTM Engine Premium – Advanced dual-core engine to dramatically boost image quality for all content
  • Intelligent Scene Optimizer – Intelligently optimizes image and sound in real time1, producing an immersive entertainment experience specific to each movie genre
  • Digital broadcast-ready – Compatibility with the latest DVB-T2 standard to receive HD TV programs in surround sound

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

· · · Storage

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive got to be the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive that I have seen! It is about the size of a Singapore 20 cents coin and is capable of a read speed of up to 130MB/s.

Launched on the 19th August 2014, it is retailing for 16GB (S$13.90), 32GB (S$25.90) and 64GB (S$52.90).

The SanDisk Ultra Fit is not designed to be carried around because it is so small that you might loss it accidentally. It is meant to be attached with your laptop’s USB port for extra storage as the description says “This ultra-small, low profile drive stays put for extra storage”.

It comes with 5-year warranty, a year’s free subscription to RescuePRO software (data recovery software) and SanDisk SecureAccess (ability to create a password-protected private folder with 128-bit AES encryption on your flash drive).

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Front
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Front

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Back
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Back

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - With Cover
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – With Cover

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Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod Giveaway

· · · Camera

Thanks to Breffo and MobyShop, I will be giving out one Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod worth €21.99 (S$36) to one lucky winner.

Do checkout my Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod post at lesterchan.net/blog/2014/07/14/breffo-adventure-camera-tripod/ if you are interested in knowing more about it.

To participate, all you have to do is the following:

  • Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Why you want a Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod?

I will select the winning comment randomly and the Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod is to be self-collected at Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19) at a convenient date/time decided by both of us.

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - Box Front
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – Box Front

Fine Print

  • This Giveaway is open to all readers of lesterchan.net who are based in Singapore.
  • I will select the winning comment randomly using: SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_ID = 3008 ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1;
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, 6th November 2014 and contacted via email.
  • Prize to be self-collected at Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19).
  • Details of winners such as name and winning tweet may be posted on lesterchan.net.
  • My decision on all matters related to this giveaway is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
  • I reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at anytime without prior notice.
  • This giveaway ends on 11:59pm (23:59), Wednesday, 5th November 2014 (GMT+8 Singapore Time).

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - With Camera
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – With Camera

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore

Good news for Fitbit Fans. The newly announced Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore in early 2015.

*UPDATE 10th December 2014* Looks like Christmas came early for those waiting for the Fitbit Charge. It will start selling in Singapore from 19th December 2014. Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge are still on track for an early 2015 launch in Singapore.

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Charge is a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health.

The Fitbit Charge will retail for S$169 and will be available in black and slate. The blue and burgundy colors will come at a later date.

Fitbit Charge HR is an advanced tracker that delivers continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users: regular exercisers looking to push their fitness further.

The Fitbit Charge HR will retail for S$199 and will be available in black and plum. The blue and tangerine colors will come at a later date.

Fitbit Surge is a sleek Fitness Super Watch that offers the best of GPS, continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smartwatch functionality in one device, for people dedicated to reaching their peak performance.

The Fitbit Surge will retail for S$329 and will be available in black. The blue and tangerine colors will come at a later date.

When it come to sizes, only the small and large sizes are available. The extra large sizes will only be available through Fitbit.com.

Fitbit Charge

  • Tracking of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and floors climbed
  • Exercise tracking to easily record workouts, see real-time exercise stats and have summaries appear automatically on the Fitbit dashboard
  • Bright, OLED display showing time of day and real-time stats
  • New automatic sleep detection monitors sleep quality using motion analysis to understand sleep and wake times; also features a silent, vibrating alarm
  • New Caller ID helps users stay connected to incoming calls; wristband vibrates and shows caller’s name or number when a smartphone is nearby
  • High-quality, water-resistant, comfortable new textured wristband design with an improved clasp
  • Up to 7 days of battery life so you can track an entire week with just one charge

Fitbit Charge HR

  • Get accurate calorie burn for more activities– during exercise and everyday activities like walking, running, biking, lifting weights, spinning, skiing, yoga, Pilates and more
  • Maximize training with fat burning, cardio and peak heart rate zones
  • Maintain workout intensity by reaching your target heart rate
  • Optimize health through heart rate trends and resting heart rate, an important measure of overall heart health and cardiovascular fitness
  • Fitbit Charge HR includes all the great benefits of Fitbit Charge, plus:
    • Continuous heart rate right on the wrist 24/7 to get more accurate all-day calorie burn, reach target workout intensity and maximize training
    • All-day insights into overall heart health including resting heart rate and heart rate trends, alongside stats like steps, distance, floors climbed, calories and active minutes
    • Up to 5 days of battery life – Charge HR is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can spend more time tracking and less time charging

Fitbit Surge

  • Fitbit Surge includes all the breakthrough features of Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR, plus:
    • Built-in GPS delivers stats like pace, distance, elevation, split times, route history and workout summaries for smarter training
    • Records multi-sport activities like running, cross-training and strength workouts; see comprehensive summaries with tailored metrics, workout intensity based on heart rate and calories burned
    • Smartwatch features including Caller ID, text alerts and mobile music control let users train smarter and stay focused right from the wrist
    • Eight sensors – GPS, 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, optical heart rate monitor, altimeter, ambient light sensor and touch screen working harmoniously to give users the most advanced tracking in the thinnest, lightest design on the market
    • Backlit LCD touch screen display with customizable watch faces, makes it easy to navigate through real-time stats, workout apps and alarms
    • Up to 7 days of battery life – Surge is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can track a work week or a marathon on just one charge