New Products: Polar A360 fitness tracker, Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 ANC and more

Polar A360



Polar, which created the first heart rate monitor (HRM) 38 years ago, has released a fitness tracker with a built-in HRM.

The Polar A360 does away with the need to use an HRM chest strap to monitor your heart rate during your workout.

With its wrist-based HRM, you just need to tighten the wristband, turn on the training mode and start working out.

It also automatically tracks your daily activity, including steps taken, calories burned and sleep patterns.

When paired with a smartphone, it vibrates to notify you of incoming calls, messages and calendar alerts.

Bang & Olufsen

BeoPlay H3 ANC



With its active noise cancellation (ANC) feature, the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 ANC promises to deliver excellent sound quality even on noisy commutes.

Microphones mounted in these earphones measure incoming ambient noise and generate a reverse sound pattern to cancel out unwanted noise, thereby preserving the quality and detail of music. With the ANC function switched on, the built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 20 hours of continuous playback.

Lifeproof Fre for iPhone 6s



Adventure seekers who want to protect their Apple iPhone 6s might want to take a look at the new Lifeproof Fre for iPhone 6s.

It is water-resistant down to a depth of 2m for one hour, offers protection against drops from a height of 2m, and is sealed against elements such as snow and dirt.

Its built-in screen protector prevents scratches to the phone's display but you can still access the iPhone's features, such as Live Photos, 3D Touch and Touch ID.

Sony USB Type-C & Type-A Dual Connection Flash Drive


$51 (32GB), $81 (64GB)

Are you using the latest Apple MacBook, which has only one Type-C USB port, but need to transfer files via a thumb drive?

Get Sony's new Type-C & Type-A Dual Connection Flash Drive.

This nifty device has both USB Type-C 3.1 and conventional USB Type-A ports, allowing you to transfer files from the MacBook to other computers.

It features a slim and stylish design with a silicone cover included to protect the USB plugs.

It is available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB.

Razer Wildcat



This Xbox One gaming controller is designed to give gamers the most comfortable gaming experience with its ergonomic shape, and four additional multi-function buttons over the standard Xbox One controller.

These multi-function buttons, consisting of two bumpers at the shoulders and two removable triggers at the bottom, are strategically placed and can be customised for other controls, so gamers do not need to take their thumbs off the joystick.

The Wildcat also has a control panel in front to give gamers easy access to several functions, like toggling between profiles, or muting game and chat volumes.

Sony PlayStation 4 Season's Greeting Pack



Christmas may be only two days away, but there is still time to add more festive joy to the whole family with the Sony PlayStation 4 Season's Greeting Pack.

The pack includes a PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console (500GB, Jet Black), a PS4 DualShock 4 controller and the Monopoly Family Fun Pack game bundle.

The Monopoly game bundle features Monopoly Plus, My Monopoly, which lets you customise 3D boards, and Monopoly Deal, which is an addictive card game for the whole family.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 23, 2015, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe