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ASUS Laptops for Creators Help You Take Your Content Creation Game to a Whole New Level

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With content creators in mind, ASUS now offers a full range of laptops dedicated to creators. These include the ProArt Studiobook, the Zenbook Pro, and the Vivobook Pro creator laptops. This advanced ecosystem of laptops deliver performance and features that are suitable for any level of creator, from professional to hobbyist. The ProArt Studiobook laptops fulfil the extreme performance and stability needs of professional creators, who are leaders and innovators in their respective creative industries, whether they work with audiovisual content, engineering, or science.

The innovative and stylish ZenBook Pro is aimed at highly mobile advanced creators, who appreciate the latest performance-enhancing technologies. The Vivobook Pro series, meanwhile, offers great performance and features for a new generation of aspiring creators, such as social influencers, live-streamers, vloggers, young musicians, and more, who create to explore their talent and express themselves.

4K OLED HDR Displays
The creator laptop lineup from ASUS, features superb 4K OLED HDR displays across the entire range. The laptops also offer an aspect ratio of 16:10, thus offering a larger visual workspace. The lineup also includes the world’s first VESA DisplayHDR 600 True Black certified laptop displays, and these are all factory-calibrated for colour accuracy to meet the PANTONE Validated standards, with additional ASUS-first Calman Verified certification for ProArt Studiobook models.

Eye Care Displays
You also get a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, delivering ultra-vivid colours. There’s also maximum eye protection during long creative sessions. The displays are TÜV certified for eye care. Since graphics-intensive creative applications demand powerful graphics processors, ASUS’ creator laptops are validated as NVIDIA Studio laptops. NVIDIA Studio laptops feature powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX or NVIDIA RTX GPUs with real-time ray-tracing and AI-augmented features, supported by NVIDIA Studio drivers that deliver outstanding stability, maximum performance, rock-solid reliability, and wide software compatibility required by professional creators.

These professional-grade GPUs are combined with high-end components to create platforms that can deliver all the performance professional creators need. ASUS is also partnering with Adobe to offer owners of selected new ASUS creator laptops up to a three-month complimentary subscription to the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, which includes access to over 20 creative apps, 100 GB of cloud storage, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and more.

ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED
The ASUS ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (W5600) or a 3rd Generation Intel Xeon workstation processor (W7600) that make light work of super-complex, heavily multithreaded photorealistic rendering, visualization, simulation, or analysis applications.

Reliable professional-grade 3D graphics processing power is provided by an NVIDIA RTX A2000 (W5600) or A5000 (W7600) Laptop GPU that blitzes through the toughest tasks, such as complex CAD models, 3D product design, or high-resolution video editing.

ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED uses powerful AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (H5600) or Intel Core i9 (H7600) processors, with GeForce RTX 3070 (H5600) or 3060 (H7600) graphics. For outstanding driver stability, we use NVIDIA Studio Drivers to ensure maximum performance, rock-solid reliability, and wide software compatibility.

ASUS Dial is a completely new physical rotary control that lets users interact with creative apps in the most natural and immersive way possible.

This intuitive controller gives instant and precise fingertip control over parameters in compatible Adobe creative apps, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and After Effects. The new ProArt Creator Hub app is a centralized, easy-to-use control panel that allows access to many laptop settings and customizations, including ASUS Dial settings.

ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED, the recipient of a prestigious CES 2021 Innovation Award, is a high-performance 15.6-inch laptop that introduces the new tilting ASUS ScreenPad Plus, a full-width 14-inch secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main touchscreen for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED delivers outstanding performance, with up to an Intel Core i9 processor. This is combined with professional-level up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 discrete graphics to make light work of demanding creative tasks.

ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has comprehensive high-performance I/O capabilities including two ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports supporting up to 40 Gbps data-transfer rates along with DisplayPort functionality. The 15.6-inch Zenbook Pro 15 OLED is powered by Intel Core H-series (UX535) or AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (UM535) processors, up to 32 GB of RAM, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti discrete GPU for powerful on-the-go creative performance, plus up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SDD for ultrafast storage.

For enhanced productivity Zenbook Pro 15 OLED (UX535) includes the latest ASUS ScreenPad, a 5.65-inch secondary colour touchscreen built into the glass-covered touchpad that allows easy interaction via the new and intuitive smartphone-like ScreenXpert 2 interface.

The up to 4K OLED HDR displays in these Zenbook models share many of the same characteristics as the Studiobook series, with PANTONE Validated colour accuracy and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, along with TÜV-certified eye care.

Vivobook Pro 14X/16X OLED
The Vivobook Pro 14X/16X OLED is the ultimate powerhouse for next-generation creativity, giving users the speed and accuracy needed to realize their creative vision, and featuring the innovative ASUS DialPad, a virtual interface on the touchpad that puts users in full control of adjustments in compatible Adobe creative software, allowing them to stay fully focused on the task at hand.

For visuals that are beyond the ordinary, there’s up to a 16-inch 4K OLED HDR 550-nit 16:10 display or a 14-inch 2.8K OLED HDR 600-nit display and the ultrawide 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut ensures vivid colours. These are the world’s first laptops to achieve VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification. They are also PANTONE Validated for professional-grade colour accuracy, and TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue-light emissions.

Impressive creative power is provided by up to 11th Generation Intel Core i7 H Series (N7400/N7600) or AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (M7400/M7600), up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, up to 32 GB of RAM, a dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology, and up to a 96 Wh high-capacity battery.

Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel H Series CPU (K3400/K3500) or the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (M3401/M3500) with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, a dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology, 16 GB memory, a 1 TB PCIe SSD, and an ultrafast WiFi 6. The tasteful Quiet Blue and Cool Silver color options reflect a positive and diverse outlook. The convenient optional webcam shield, fingerprint sensor on the power button, and backlit keyboard ensure uncompromised productivity.

ASUS creator laptops are now available in the market.

More details on the ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Creators/ProArt-Studiobook/ProArt-Studiobook-16-OLED-H5600-AMD-Ryzen-5000-series/

More details on the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Creators/ZenBook/ZenBook-Pro-Duo-15-OLED-UX582/

More details on the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Home/Vivobook/Vivobook-Pro-16X-OLED-M7600-AMD-Ryzen-5000-Series/

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ASUS Middle East Announces Mega Offers on its Networking Products for Amazon’s 11.11 Sale

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ASUS Middle East has announced that it is participating in Amazon’s 11.11 sale, which will run from November 10th to 12th, 2021. ASUS is all geared up with its own offers, which are being offered by the company on its wide range of networking products.

Check out the outstanding deals below and avail them before it’s all gone!

ASUS RT-AC86U

The ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS. Whether you’re gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4×4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Price: AED 799 AED 499


ASUS RT-AX56U

This AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro, and is compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. The RT-AX56U supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band. Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

Price: AED 599 AED 409


ASUS RT-AX58U

This AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro, and is compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. The RT-AX58U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.

Price: AED 799 AED 599


ASUS XD4 (B-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX Mini system consists of one ASUS AX1800 WiFi 6 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX Mini puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 1800 Mbps, it’s up to 1.4X faster than WiFi 5 routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 649 AED 509


ASUS RT-AX55

RT-AX55 is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX55 is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band routers. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Target Wake Time (TWT) allows RT-AX55 to schedule designated intervals for devices to transmit data. This allows them to sleep when there is no need to wait for a router signal, reducing power consumption by up to 7X for significantly improved battery life.

Price: AED 329 AED 259


ASUS RT-AX53U

ASUS RT-AX53U AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router is a 2×2 dual-band WiFi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band. It supports the New-Gen WiFi Standard – WiFi 6(802.11ax) standard supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology for better efficiency and throughput. Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously.

Price: AED 329 AED 259


ASUS RT-AC59U

Powered by 5th-generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC59U super-fast wireless speeds. RT-AC59U delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, also with 4×4 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz which is 2X faster than current 300 Mbps routers. The RT-AC59U is equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports that can pump up to 4Gbps simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, cable boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making the RT-AC59U your home’s lag-free media hub.

Price: AED 219 AED 179


ASUS CD6 (1-PK)

The ZenWiFi AC Mini system consists of one ASUS AC1500 router and two extending node, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. Uniquely, ZenWiFi lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band. AiProtection Classic with Parental Controls is free for life. It gives you total peace of mind, and you can keep an eye on everything that’s happening on your network via the mobile app.

Price: AED 399 AED 329


ASUS GS-AX5400

The GS-AX5400 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router, that is PS5 compatible. It comes with a Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX5400, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX5400.

Price: AED 1,199 AED 999


ASUS XT8 (B-2-PK)

The ZenWiFi AX system consists of a pair of ASUS AX6600 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ZenWiFi AX puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to of 6600 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than tri-band AC3000 (WiFi 5) routers. Uniquely, ZenWiFi AX lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band.

Price: AED 2,699 AED 2,299


ASUS GS-AX3000

The GS-AX3000 is a dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router that is compatible with PS5. It also comes with Mobile Game Mode, VPN Fusion, lifetime free internet security, Instant Guard, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, port forwarding, and support for  ASUS Aura RGB. Get the competitive edge with ROG Strix GS-AX3000, a WiFi 6 gaming router that gives you the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever. With ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 3000 Mbps, it’s ready for the most intense matches, and with fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects, it looks great too. If you take gaming seriously, you need the GS-AX3000.

Price: AED 959 AED 819


ASUS XD6 (W-1-PK)

The ZenWiFi XD6 system consists of a pair of ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home. ASUS ZenWiFi XD6 gives you alternative backhaul options: Ethernet and WiFi. The router intelligently chooses the most reliable method for you based on connection quality. If you prefer, you can also manually choose the type of backhaul connection. ZenWiFi XD6 puts your WiFi into top gear. With a total bandwidth of up to 5400 Mbps, it’s up to 2.2X faster than WiFi 5 routers.

Price: AED 1,099 AED 939


ASUS RT-AX86S

This AX5700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router is compatible with PS5, and comes with Mobile Game Mode, Lifetime Free Internet Security, Mesh WiFi support, 2.5G Port*, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, and Port Forwarding. You can enjoy ultrafast speeds up to 5700 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels. It minimises lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app.

Price: AED 1,099 AED 939


ASUS RT-AX82U

Enjoy the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever with the ASUS RT-AX82U dual-band WiFi 6 router. It delivers ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5400 Mbps, and is packed with advanced technology, including Mobile Game Mode for a lag-free, low-latency mobile gaming experience. RT-AX82U brings you all the benefits of WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and works perfectly with all your existing WiFi devices. ASUS RT-AX82U features ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects that include multi-color modes with hundreds of colors. You can choose from a variety of lighting effects and customize lighting to align with specific modes.

Price: AED 959 AED 829


ASUS TUF-AX5400

The TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router comes with a dedicated Gaming Port, 3 steps port forwarding, AiMesh for mesh WiFi, AiProtection Pro network security, and AURA RGB lighting. You can enjoy speeds up to 5400 Mbps and 4X network efficiency with OFDMA and 160 MHz channels. It has a dedicated gaming port to prioritise connected gaming devices.

Price: AED 749 AED 649


ASUS RT-AX92U

The RT-AX92U with 4×4 tri-band Wi-Fi that provides 160MHz* bandwidth and 1024-QAM* for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 4804Mbps on the 5GHz-2 band, RT-AX92U is 2.7X faster than normal 802.11ac 4×4 routers. You can enjoy the technology from the future now and still connect it with the latest 802.11ax devices when they come out in the near future. ASUS proprietary technology – AiMesh allows RT-AX92U to work with any compatible routers to turn your home WiFi into the latest mesh WiFi system. All the AiMesh routers talk to each other and keep an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switch it seamlessly to another source if necessary.

Price: AED 1,249 AED 1,099


ASUS RT-AX89X

Experience the next-gen 802.11ax WiFi performance with the RT-AX89X. Featuring MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and other ASUS exclusive features, enjoy blazing fast speeds with, efficient, stable performance. The RT-AX89X features Dual 10G Ports with 10GBase-T and 10G SFP technology port, and offers 8x gigabit LAN ports and 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports for flexible connectivity.

Price: AED 1,999 AED 1,799


ASUS RT-AX86U

Game with your friends like never before with the quickest, slickest WiFi gaming connections with the ASUS RT-AX86U dual-band WiFi 6 router. The ASUS RT-AX86U proffers ultrafast WiFi till 5700 Mbps for a smooth mobile gaming experience. Swift and speed 2 Gbps Internet along with 2 Gbps WAN support connections, and brawny WiFi 6 helps you remove WiFi congestion and delivers lightning speed. The Mobile Game Mode is also designed to reduce latency for gaming in mobile with only a click on the router app.

Price: AED 1,299 AED 1,199


ASUS RT-AX88U

The RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Asus features support for the 802.11ax standard, which utilizes OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to bring improvements for Wi-Fi connectivity across the board. Specs-wise, it has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 256 MB of flash storage. It utilizes four external antennas, operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and can reach speeds of up to 6000 Mbps. Moreover, it has Adaptive QoS and built-in wtfast for enhanced gaming, AiProtection Pro for network security, and Asus AiMesh for network expansion. Should you opt for a wired connection, the RT-AX88U has eight Gigabit LAN ports for your convenience.

Price: AED 1,499 AED 1,399


ASUS RT-AX68U

The RT-AX68U takes the pain out of managing your home network. It’s easy to set up and easy to keep an eye on what’s happening, via the intuitive PC interface or the ASUS Router app. With just a few taps or clicks, you can see when new devices connect or when new updates become available, and change settings to suit your needs. It also supports Router supporting AiProtection Pro network security, Advanced Parental Controls, WAN aggregation and ASUS Router App for easy setup and management.

Price: AED 899 AED 859

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Buying Guide: Top eSim Smartwatches You Can Get Today in the UAE

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Smartwatches have rocketed from a fringe piece of technology with limited uses back in the early 2010s to a very important component of any discerning technophile’s style arsenal. A recent development has seen the rise in popularity of smartwatches especially autonomous e-sim smartwatches. A smartwatch with eSim can make and receive calls, send and receive messages without a phone is at hand. This offers complete independence from larger smartphones that sometimes just get in the way.

The best smartwatches do more than let you know if you are getting a call or text message on your wrist. They are everything in one: a fitness tracker for getting healthier, and in some cases, it can act as a phone, even if your smartphone is nowhere nearby. However, the best smartwatch does all these things better than others. Some have huge numbers of apps you can download, and some have batteries that will barely last a day, while others can go nearly a week or sometimes more on a single charge.

In addition, there is style and design: The best smartwatches come with premium materials from glass, to titanium to ceramic, materials that will surely blend to match any outfit. In this guide, we included the top smartwatches that are all equipped to work with their own eSim or SIM card and do not need to be tethered to a phone to work.

HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro

Specs roundup:
Size: 48mm
Battery life: 5 days in smart mode – 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode
GPS: Yes
Swim-proof: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
LTE: Yes (eSim)
Operating system: HarmonyOS 2

The most elegant eSim smartwatch with the longest-lasting battery life supports standalone connectivity. By activating the eSim service on their smartphones, users can share the phone number as well as voice and data plans between their smartphone and smartwatch. Additionally, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro features an ultra-long battery life, supporting up to five-day battery life in smart mode and provides 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode.

The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro is an outstanding smartwatch, featuring 3D curved glass, hi-tech ceramic materials, heavy-duty titanium watch body, a 3D rotating crown, and stylish watch straps. As well as this, it is also a masterpiece, polished by the top watch designers with top-notch technologies to achieve mirror-level polishing that is comparable to traditional watches’ precision and premium quality. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro is made of aerospace-grade titanium fused with a sapphire glass lens that guarantees durability.

This smartwatch is not only aesthetically pleasing but also capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions and the test of time, offering an incredible level of protection at any given moment. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro offers all-day health management features ranging from skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor, fall detection to SOS alert. Coupled with heart rate and 24 hours SpO2 monitoring, sleep, and pressure, Huawei’s latest smartwatch comprehensive feature set allows users to stay up to date on their health condition.

Moreover, users can turn the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro into their personal assistant and view flight status, track food orders and taxi information by raising their wrist, saving them from the hassle of having to juggle their smartphone. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro also comes pre-installed with AppGallery, where users can download third-party apps. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro also supports Smart Hand Gesture Control, which intelligently senses various hand gestures. For instance, you can answer an incoming call by releasing a clenched fist with a raised wrist.
*OTA is required.

The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro offers an upgraded sports monitoring feature, providing over 100 workout modes including 17 professional workout modes, 12 outdoor workouts, and 7 indoor workouts. No matter what sports you are interested in, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 is ready to take the challenge with you.

Apple Watch Series 6

Specs roundup:
Size: 40mm, 44mm
Battery life: 18 hours
GPS: Yes
Swim-proof: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
LTE: Optional
Operating system: iOS

This watch from Apple is cellular-enabled, though users must own an iPhone that shares a plan with their smartwatch. This smartwatch from Apple allows users to make calls, send and receive texts, receive data, e.g. social media and weather updates, access maps, and use Apple Music, all without their phone in hand.

The Apple Watch Series 6 looks great, it is not exactly quintessentially Apple – but the round-edged screen and smooth case are quite pleasing. It is not large, heavy, or cumbersome, but it has a good weight to it and feels good on the wrist just like how a solid piece of technology should. Overall, the design is different from most smartwatches available in the market.

The big issue with Apple watches in the past has been battery life. Advanced features like 4G/LTE connectivity and GPS tracking tend to drain battery life. The Apple Watch Series 6 does better than previous models but the improvement is not really significant. The battery life is about 18 hours tops.

The Apple Watch Series 6 supports sports monitoring features with 80 workout modes in addition to health managing features ranging from ECG function to heart rate, and exercise tracking in addition to SP02, albeit SPO2 has to be turned on manually.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Specs roundup:
Size: 41mm, 45mm
Battery life: up to 2 days
GPS: Yes
Swim-proof: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
LTE: Optional
Operating system: Tizen OS

The latest offering from Samsung, the Galaxy Watch 3 is available with an LTE cellular connection, and hence, it allows users to leave their phones behind, as they stay connected with the world from their wrist. Text, call, payments, maps, travel info, weather, and social media all with a flick of a wrist.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has more classic styling with a round face and traditional straps. It comes in two sizes of 41mm and 45mm and has a variety of finishes and styles. The rotating bezel allows users to navigate the menus easily by scrolling through options with a quick turn. In terms of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 long-lasting battery can go for more than a day on a single charge, and users can always get a quick boost from compatible Galaxy phones with wireless reverse charging.

Extensive fitness tracking means it is a great companion and motivator when indulging in outdoor activities. It will also monitor heart rate and SPO2 if you want by checking manually and also track sleep to help users stay on top of their health.

Choosing the right one
Making the final choice comes down to the user and their preferences. A variety of reasons including specifications, cellular compatibility, battery life, health monitoring features, aesthetics, screen size, and of course price point will be the ultimate deciding factors on what your next smartwatch should be.

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UAE 2021 Earbuds Buying Guide: Pick Up the Right Audio and Travel Companion for This Summer

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There are many TWS earphones on the market that are in-ear: they provide better physical noise cancellation, a better seal and are also more stable because they fit better inside the ear canal. When compared to open-fit designs, they offer more advantages. There are many reasons why people choose open-fit earphones, including the fact that they are more comfortable than in-ear earphones.

Additionally, open-fit earphones are now catching up with them by packing in active noise cancellation (ANC) capabilities. The most popular open-fit earphones on the market right now are Apple AirPods 2, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Huawei FreeBuds 4. Let’s find out how they stack up against each other!

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4

A 14.3mm dynamic driver on the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 produces excellent and impressive bass sounds, which is the most important consideration for most consumers when selecting earphones. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are equipped with a newly upgraded bass enhancement engine, bass tube, and motherboard that create an independently sealed sound chamber. What’s more, the HUAWEI AI Life app enables users to record ambient sounds, as well as use Voice Mode to enhance voice recognition and reduce background noise.

Apart from the dynamic driver, the ANC technology also plays an important role. An ergonomic simulation platform is used by the earphones to objectively evaluate the comfort of the earphones. The curvature and size of the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are optimised and polished at the micro-level. This makes the earphones fit better in the ears, thus providing better comfort and noise cancellation, thanks to an airtight seal. The earphones also come packed with a dual-microphone hybrid de-noising technology that helps improve noise cancelation.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 are also the first open-fit earbuds in the industry to use Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) noise cancellation technology. When noise cancellation is switched on, the earbuds will automatically detect the users’ ear shape and determine the optimum noise cancellation setup for each user, resulting in the most comfortable noise cancellation experience. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 can achieve up to 25 dB which is one the deepest extent in open-fit ANC TWS earphones.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 also brings in new enhancements, such as the support for dual device connection with various kinds of devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, smartwatches, and smart TVs. It also supports dual device connection with smart devices running on different operating systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows systems. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 also comes with a smart interactive experience, that lets you effortlessly enable active noise cancellation, adjust the volume, answer calls, press play, and switch songs right from the earphone stems, with simple Swipe/Double-tap/Long press touch controls.

Apple Airpods 2

The Apple Airpods 2 come with a dynamic driver that measures 14 mm compared to the HAUWEI FreeBuds 4’s 14.3mm. This essentially means that the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 will be able to produce higher audio output and better bass performance. The Apple AirPods 2 also does not come with the Active Noise Cancellation features – this means you won’t be able to experience a quiet listening session.

The colour of the earphones is very important, especially when you are looking at personalising your overall experience. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 comes in Ceramic White and Silver Frost, while the Apple AirPods 2 are only available in white colour. In terms of stability of connectivity, the Apple Airpods 2 really do a good job. However, they are limited to the Apple ecosystem, and the dual device connection can only be used between iOS systems.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come packed with a 12 mm driver. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also offers an Active Noise Cancellation function. However, the ANC only offers 10db, while the HUAWEI Freebuds 4 can achieve up to 25dB. In terms of colours, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live is now available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black, which offers great options for those looking to personalise their experience. But then, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live do not support dual device connection.

So there we have it – these are some of the options you can consider if you are looking for the perfect audio accessory to take with you as your travel companion this summer.

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