By WARES December 22, 2017 Wearables, personal care & health

A round-up of some of the latest local and international wearables, personal care & health category news


To drive awareness of the VSforMen grooming range during the pre-Christmas and post-Christmas sales period, New Zealand customers have the chance to win a Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Complete with actual motorcycles in-store, the promotion even led to 1OO% Barrell’s Extreme in Albany actually selling their display motorcycle!


Oral-B Genius Rose Gold Intelligent Brushing System


The Oral-B GENIUS is now available in this season’s most on-trend colour, Rose Gold. This intelligent brushing system connects via Bluetooth to the Oral-B app, which offers up to five “dental care journeys” to help users achieve a white smile. The Oral-B GENIUS in Rose Gold also comes with a matching charging travel case that allows you to charge your smartphone and toothbrush using only one plug and a Lithium-ion battery that can last up to two weeks.


Samsung Fitness Wearables

Samsung has also launched three new fitness wearables ahead of Christmas. First up is the Gear Fit2 Pro GPS fitness band, featuring new swim and heart rate monitoring capabilities, advanced built-in GPS tracking, a Super AMOLED curved 1.5” display and high-res colour touchscreen and an all-new secure, ergonomic band.

The new Gear Sport smartwatch has a minimalistic circular bezel, Super AMOLED 1.2” and improved user interface, making it easy to view information on health and wellness goals, nutrition management alerts and activity recommendations even when offline.

With the Gear IconX cord-free earbuds, music can be enjoyed on- and offline by transferring songs from an Android 4.4+ smartphone or PC, or through Bluetooth (it has up to 4GB of internal storage). Use your voice to control your music or your phone. Gear IconX also automatically tracks running routines, and also features a standalone Running Coach. A fast-charging battery gives up to five hours’ streaming and seven of standalone music.


Upright Technologies Upright Go, Upright Pro Wearables

These two products are designed to tackle “screen slouch” by training muscles towards correct posture.
The small, discreet and lightweight devices adhere to a person’s back and work with or without an associated iOS or Android app to coach people to achieve and maintain upright posture. The GO is ideal help anyone improve everyday posture and screen slouch habits, and the PRO is a more specialised product for those that want to improve a specific area of their posture. The technology senses subtle movements of the upper back and gently vibrates to heighten the wearer’s awareness of their posture while sitting, standing, walking or driving. 


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