Sporty Spice
Lavonne Cheah 
Retail price: RM1,399

Fitbit Ionic

The Fitbit Ionic is the latest in the Fitbit health and fitness tracker line that offers personal guidance to motivate any workout enthusiasts to reach their fitness goals. This is Fitbit’s first device designed entirely in-house. It features new materials that improve weight, fit, durability, breathability and daily wear, resulting in an extremely lightweight, ergonomic design comfortable enough to wear all day and night.

Equipped with the new relative SpO2 sensor, the Ionic is able to track deeper health insights like sleep apnoea. It also comes with a built-in antenna providing strong connections to GPS and GLONASS satellites to efficiently track real-time workout progress.

Ionic has enhanced PurePulse heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises like cycling, intervals and running; it can also better measure calorie burn, display real-time heart rate zones to optimise intensity, and track resting heart rate 24/7.

The wrist instrument also has a personal trainer that offers step-by-step instructions for 7-min Workout, 10-min Abs and Treasure Chest.

Other smart features include contactless payments, on-board music, smart notifications, and a variety of popular apps and clock faces on the Fitbit App Gallery. The App Gallery offers a range of health and fitness apps from Fitbit Exercise, Fitbit Coach, Relax, Timer and more, as well as popular apps like Strava, the leading social network for millions of athletes at all levels.

Each app is designed specifically for Ionic so you don’t have to download a companion mobile app or even have your smartphone nearby. The Ionic runs on Fitbit OS. It boasts five days of battery life, automatic activity and sleep tracking, as well as cross-platform compatibility.

Choose from a range of styles and colours with interchangeable Classic, Sport and Horween leather straps to transition seamlessly from work to play. 

HP Sprocket

HP PPS Sales Sdn Bhd expands it HP Sprocket product line with the HP Sprocket 2-in-1. The new edition combines a pocket-sized photo printer with a built-in instant camera to capture every fun experience with friends and family.

The 2-in-1 offers an entertaining way to capture moments on the spot, unlock photos from your smartphone and social media, relive favourite memories, as well as print and share them instantly.

Then there is the Sprocket Plus that offers 30% larger photo size so it is easier to include everyone – it is also the biggest photo size with the thinnest design ever from a Sprocket.

The free to download, quick-and-easy HP Sprocket App for iOS and Android lets users print photos with a simple two-tap process – Select and Print. Personalised photos with frames, emojis, texts, stickers and filters are available to fuel creativity.

The HP Sprocket App delivers innovative features such as the photobooth mode for those silly moments with friends, getting creative with a tile print, and even incorporate your own hand-drawn stickers.

The prints are produced using ZINK Zero Ink Technology, which means all the required colours are embedded in the HP photo paper itself. It delivers ready-to-share snaps that are sticky-backed, smudge-proof, and water- and tear-resistant.

This article first appeared in Focus Malaysia Issue 275.