Saturday, 4 August 2018

Garmin India Launches Vívoactive (R) 3 Music GPS Smartwatch with Integrated Music


Music for fitness freaks on the fashionable smart watch; enjoy workouts with favorite tunes


Garmin India has announced the launch of Vívoactive ® 3 Music GPS Smartwatch. This smart watch is an enhanced version of the earlier launched Vívoactive ® 3 GPS Smartwatch, with integrated music. The elegantly designed fitness watch has on-device music storage for 500 songs that can be played directly from the watch using Bluetooth headphones and speakers, without carrying a smart phone.  The device can be loaded with music directly from the PC and by accessing off line music streaming services.
The lightweight and sleek wearable smart watch with an ambidextrous design has strengthen glass lens that covers its full face. The device is loaded with even more features to beat yesterday e.g. with more than 15 preloaded sports apps for the sports enthusiasts to choose from, wrist-based heart rate 2, VO2 max all day stress tracking 2 and more. Users can conveniently create and download a new workout plan. The battery runs for 13 hours in GPS training mode, 5 hours in GPS mode with music playing, and 7 days in smart watch mode. The fitness watch can be worn with a variety of replaceable watch bands, which gives it a fresh look.
The fitness watch leverages all the features of Vivoactive 3, which include GPS, contact less payments through Garmin Pay, a swim-safe build with a 5ATM water rating, smart connectivity and access to the Garmin Connect IQ app store to personalize the stylish fitness smart watch as per their liking with downloaded watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager Garmin India said, “Garmin has launched this smart watch with music, keeping in mind the effect and impact music plays while users are engaged in workouts, exercises or sports. It adds fun to the activity, motivates the user to exert more, and thoroughly enjoy the activity. Music with exercising is a stress buster, and the combination can help derive the maximum benefits.”
The device is priced at Rs.25,990 and available at web stores of Garmin www.thegarminstore.in, www. paytmmall.com, www.amazon.in, www.flipkart.com, www.helioswatchstore.com, etc. The product will also be available in the offline select stores of Croma, Helios-The Watch Stores and Reliance Digital across India.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers proven to improve indoor air quality by TERI

Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers proven to improve indoor air quality by TERI

Its ingenious air-purification technology validated to reduce airway inflammation in asthmatic patients

Sharp, the Indian market leader in innovative air purification devices,today announced that its air purifiers with inbuilt patented plasmacluster Ion technology has been validated for its efficacy by TERI and further can get Indian citizens the required relief from rising after effects of Air Pollution. The effectiveness of Sharp’s Air Purifiers has already been validated by 28 labs globallynow along with TERI. The company has been making efforts to deliver results which can not only prove the efficiency of its patented technology but can deliver results which can further be measured in Quantitative terms.

In a recent study conducted by TERI to see the impact of Air Purifiers in improving indoor air quality with special focus on particulate matter (PM) and gaseous substances, it has been found that Sharp’s advanced Plasmacluster technologyemits ions that destroy the chemical pollutants and neutralize harmful VOC and other toxic gases, thus purifying the air people breathe indoors.

Sharp’s advanced Plasmacluster Ion technology works by generating Positive and Negative Ions by breaking water vapour in the atmosphere which through the fan mechanism is pushed out of the Purifier and spreads in the room. These Ions then react with the pathogens to create Water vapour which combines with the indoor atmosphere.

To assess the effectiveness of Sharp’s Air Purifiers, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) installed these air purifiers in three different types of locations in two major tropical cities in India, namely Bangalore and Delhi during the period Feb-Mar 2017 for continued monitoring & indoor air quality assessments.

Indoor air quality monitoring was performed in real world conditions and for the following parameters at all the selected locations with and without air purifier:-

· Respirable suspended particulate matter less than 10 μm (RSPM/PM10)

· Fine particulate matter less than 2.5 μm (PM 2.5)

· Fine particulate less than 1μm (PM 1)

· CO (Carbon monoxide)

· CO2 (Carbon dioxide)

· Ammonia (NH3)

· Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)

· Formaldehyde (HCHO)

GRIMM Aerosol Spectrometer was used for the measurement of PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 indoors. CO, CO2, Temperature and Relative Humidity (RH) were measured simultaneously using a portable Q-track monitor. For gaseous pollutants like NH3, NO2 and HCHO, air is allowed to bubble through a suitable absorbing solution using a handy sampler which was further analysed by wet chemical methods.
The procedures followed were strictly in accordance with the guidelines laid down by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Sharp Air Purifier model FP-F40E was used in this study for impact evaluation. Indoor Air quality monitoring was carried for continuous 8 hours at each of the locations and after installation of air purifiers, monitoring was carried out for five time periods- 15 mins, 30 mins, 45 mins, 60 mins and 90 mins.
On analysing the data which was collected from same building type of both the locations, it was evident that the levels of PM10, PM2.5 & PM1 at all the locations throughout the study period was found to be following a decreasing trend as time elapses. This clearly indicates that irrespective of the building type, the performance of the air purifiers improves with time. The maximum reduction in all cases was observed when the air purifier runs for 90 mins. At most of the points, there was a continuous reduction in CO, CO2 (23-35%), NO2 (18%), HCHO (33%) with the use of air purifier.

Commenting on the study Mr.ShuvenduMazumdar, National Manager, Air Purifier Business, Sharp Business Systems India Pvt. Ltd. said “Although there are several technologies which are being used for air purification like HEPA, Activated Carbon, UV, Negative Ion, Ozonebut the time required in purification is counterproductive in some and the microbes that survive due to limited time of purification can become even more dangerous.”“Plasmacluster is Sharp's original air disinfecting technology which is successful in suppressing the effects of airborne viruses, mould, allergens, dust mites, bacteria and removing odour to a large extent that traditional filters cannot”, he added.

The above study confirmed drastic reduction in particulate matter levels (irrespective of size range) especially in finer particulates responsible for serious respiratory illness. Designed as an effective solution for the alarming pollution levels in the country, Sharp Air Purifiers now with a proven study can help to reduce airway inflammation among people with asthma and allergy thus making it a natural method of prevention from respiratory illnesses.

About Sharp:

Founded in the year 1912, as a private company in Tokyo by Tokuji Hayakawa, SHARP is dedicated to improving the quality of life through the use of cutting-edge technology with a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. SHARP Business Systems (India) Limited has a nationwide presence across major India cities, with a strong network of around 500 dealers. Currently the brand has three categories of products in the market – Purification Products, Digital Multifunction Devices and Professional LCD Monitors. SHARP is the market leader in the Air Purifier segment in India.

SHARP launches hi-tech Air Purifier with Plasmacluster & Dehumidifying function




SHARP, yesterday announced the launch of its revolutionary air purifier DW-E16FA-W that combines Dehumidifying function with Plasmacluster technology. The launch heralds a major drive by SHARP to help breathe clean during monsoons by reducing the moisture in indoor air and effectively controlling allergens.

With coverage area of up to 300sq. feet for air purification and 240sq. feet for dehumidification, this super-efficient device maintains the humidity levels indoors while improving the air quality for those suffering from allergies or respiratory problems. The Plasmacluster technology sanitizes the living space by deactivating mold, viruses, dust mite and bacteria. It even reduces static charge and neutralizes VOCs and toxic gases.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. ShuvenduMazumdar, National Manager- SHARP Air Purifier Business said:“The heavy showers during monsoon do not provide respite from air pollution as the levels are even worse than what is considered safe and poses a threat to health. At Sharp, we want to provide a safe breathing environment indoors through the best of technology and advanced solutions. DW-E16FA-W comes with a robust feature set that purifies the air, reduces the humidity level and makes the living space germ free which is a breeding ground for mold and fungus during this season.”

Designed for today’s health conscious generation, Sharp DW-E16FA-W is the only Dehumidifier with Plasmacluster Ion Generator with True HEPA, Active Charcoal Filter & Pre Filter for superior and holistic performance.  This all-new approach to air purification helps combat the significant health risks during the monsoon.
The highest grade true HEPA filterremoves dust, smoke and pollen up to 99.97%. For bad odor and other smelly substances there is an active Carbon filter embedded that freshens the room from both air and surface. In addition, the Laundry function deodorizes room-dried laundry with a high concentration of Plasmacluster ions.
Sharp DW-E16FA-W is competitively priced at Rs. 36,000/- and is available in major cities across the nation with select partners.



Thursday, 9 February 2017

Corning Works with Micromax to Deliver Corning® Gorilla® Glass on New Vdeo Series of Smartphones

India’s leading device manufacturer brings Gorilla Glass to value-segment devices

CORNING, Mumbai. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that it has collaborated with Micromax for its Vdeo smartphones, designed for the “value-segment” consumer. The recently launched devices are among the first across India’s mobile phone entry segment to incorporate Corning® Gorilla® Glass to help protect against damage.

“Value-segment smartphone customers typically spend a significant portion of their income buying a device,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “Many of these first-time smartphone users simply cannot afford to repair or to replace a damaged device. That’s why it’s essential to protect these devices with a material such as tough, damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.”

A recent consumer poll* conducted in India, which is the second largest smartphone market in the world, highlights the needs of India’s critical value-segment smartphone category predominantly serviced by devices ranging in price from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 ($75 to $150).

The study focuses on the participants’ expectations and performance of devices they currently own. Highlights of the study results include:

  • Approximately 58% said that their smartphone is the most expensive thing that they carry with them daily, and their single biggest worry is damaging their device. Also, 68% of respondents said they worry about dropping and breaking their screen.

  • Over 65% of value-segment smartphones are reported to have significant screen damage with more scratches per device than consumers in other segments.

  • When they do replace their smartphones, the majority (52%) said that they plan to spend almost the same amount on a new device as their current one, but expect it to have better functions and capabilities.

Bayne added, “For all mobile phone consumers, their device is critical. It is often the most valuable thing they carry on their person every day and something they use not just to communicate but, in many cases, as their primary access to information. We are thrilled that Micromax – one of India’s premier device manufacturers – has designed Gorilla Glass into its Vdeo smartphones to give value-segment users the protection that they not only need, but they deserve. This level of performance is not possible with other material options.”

“It is important for the entire ecosystem to come together to deliver a compelling and complete solution to consumer needs. With the Micromax Vdeo range we have broken the perception that a durable, high-quality display is limited to premium devices,” said Shubhajit Sen, chief marketing officer, Micromax. “We believe our continued collaboration with Corning will help propel adoption of smart phones with consumers in the value segment."

The Vdeo range of smartphones are designed keeping in mind the basic needs that Indian consumers demand from their smartphones and are fully loaded with best-in-class features for an entry level Smartphone – including 4G VoLTE, Android Marshmallow, great battery performance, HD display and housed in a premium and stylish metal body.

Leveraging its strengths in glass science and fusion manufacturing, Corning leads the cover glass industry it created nearly 10 years ago. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on nearly 5 billion devices worldwide, including more than 1,800 product models across 40 major brands.

*The consumer poll was conducted across four cities in India, using an online survey, with over 1,200 smartphone users responding. The research was conducted through a combination of online polling and secondary analysis by ValueNotes Research in India.

Friday, 16 September 2016

ACIDITY, GAS AND BLOATING

I will be talking about important issues nowadays which are plaguing lot of youth. Most of these problems are because of urban lifestyle and food habits which needs to be changed.


Problems faced nowadays
- Acidity
- Heartburn
- Bloating
- Gas
- Headache


Solution for the same

- Complete 6-8 of proper and sound sleep every day. Sleep early (latest by 11.30 PM)
- Go for morning walk and do breathing exercises in places which has fresh air.
- Avoid skipping meals and eat on same time everyday
- Fix a time schedule for your body - eating, bathing, exercise and sleep at same time daily
- Avoid outside deep fried and fast food. Eat freshly cooked food if you are eating out.
- Eat and fill your stomach fully but avoid over-eating at all costs.
- Eat slowly, chew your food and keep your mouth closed while eating.
- Go out in fresh air atleast once every day and walk for atleast 30 mins
- Avoid cola and other such beverages. Cut down on tea and coffee intake.
- Stop smoking, alcohol and tobacco immediately
- Get a complete health check-up done and consult your medical practitioner with reports.
- Avoid sitting in same position all the time, keep moving and walking
- Reduce stress in your life by going for yoga, gym or meditation.

If you follow these lifestyle changes diligently, then you will see the positive effects in few days.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Gupshup brings the bot revolution to India with the launch of its bot building platform

Gupshup, the world’s leading messaging platform trusted by developers in more than 30,000 businesses, has announced the launch of its new bot builder platform, gupshup.io, poised to lead a new wave of bot revolution in India. The Gupshup.io platform consists of omni-channel messaging APIs and bot builder tools. The omni-channel APIs enable connectivity to almost every messaging channel including SMS, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, Teamchat etc, with more to be added soon. The bot builder tools support the entire bot lifecycle including development, testing, deployment, hosting, publishing, monitoring, tracking, search and discovery of bots.

With messaging apps recently opening up APIs for businesses to build bots, we’re now on the verge of a once-in-a-decade paradigm shift in the tech industry. After desktop and clients in the mid-80s, browsers and websites in the mid-90s, and mobile OS and apps in the mid-00s, messaging platforms and bots are emerging as the next wave of tech revolution. Virtually everything that we do today on websites or apps will soon be done through bots. Bots will enable shopping, ordering food, banking, trading and most other activities through your favourite messaging app.

“Bots are the new apps. Bots will transform virtually every aspect of our lives, making it simpler and easier to engage with businesses and brands just by chatting with them”, said Beerud Sheth, founder and CEO of Gupshup. He added, “Every business and brand will have to develop a bot strategy quickly. Gupshup.io offers the most advanced tools globally for developers preparing to meet the explosive demand for messaging bots and services.”

Gupshup used its extensive experience with the bot building process to automate common tasks performed by every bot developer. The Gupshup platform enables a developer to build, test and deploy a bot across multiple channels in minutes. The bot is automatically hosted with a one-click deploy process.  Post-launch monitoring and tracking of bots has also been automated. An omni-channel bot store enables the search and discovery of bots, helping developers to promote their bots. Instead of using a patchwork of tools, the Gupshup platform offers an end-to-end integrated platform for developers that frees them up to focus on their specific workflows.

Gupshup continues to operate its smart-messaging app Teamchat, which pioneered the concept of smart messages i.e. structured fields within chat messages. Teamchat was the earliest and most bot-friendly messaging app, currently being used by over 2,000 businesses, including companies like HDFC, ICICI, Biostadt, Meru Cabs, PNB Metlife and others. Bots built on Teamchat continue to support enterprise use-cases such as CRM, HR and ERP.

About Gupshup
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gupshup is the world’s most advanced bot and messaging platform. It enables developers to quickly and easily build, test, deploy and manage chat bots across all messaging channels.

Gupshup has been a pioneer in messaging and bots, long before they became trendy. Gupshup’s messaging platform is used by over 30,000 businesses, leading companies such as FlipKart, OLA, Facebook, Twitter, ICICI, HDFC and ZeeTV. Gupshup’s platform handles over 4 billion messages per month and over 150 billion cumulative. Gupshup also developed a smart-messaging app, Teamchat, which introduced patent-pending “smart” messages in 2014, only now being offered by other messaging apps. Gupshup’s bot platform provides tools for the entire bot lifecycle enabling developers to quickly and easily build, test, deploy, monitor and track bots.


Gupshup is founded by Mr. Beerud Sheth, a serial entrepreneur, who previously founded Elance, Gupshup is funded by investors such as Charles River Ventures, Helion Venture Partners and Globespan Capital Partners.