The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Friday, 20 September 2019

@HuaweiZA Releases #HUAWEIWATCHGT2 Powerful and Upgraded Fitness Experience

Hi  Friends, 

Huawei has unveiled its next-generation smartwatch, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm and 42mm series, powered by the firm’s proprietary Kirin A1 chip. Delivering an upgraded user experience and unrivaled battery life due to the chip’s ultra-low power consumption capability, WATCH GT 2 pushes the boundaries of what is expected from a wearable. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is also Huawei’s first smartwatch with an all-in-one 3D glass screen, creating a wider, boundless display. Moreover, the new smartwatch delivers more sports modes with richer programs, as well as adding Bluetooth calling and music playback functionalities, enhancing comprehensive health and fitness monitoring and management capabilities, ultimately offering greater care in meticulous detail to those who love sport and the pursuit of quality of life.

Proprietary Kirin A1 chipset supports unrivaled battery life
The previous generation HUAWEI WATCH GT was well-loved by users because of its impressive battery life. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 goes in further, being equipped with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chipset to further improve on battery life. The Kirin A1 chipset integrates an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power consumption application processor and a separate power management unit. The application processor uses the Cortex-M7 processor to achieve ultra-low power consumption of 10uA/MHz, which is far below the industry average of 30uA/MHZ. The perfect combination of high performance and efficient power consumption makes it possible for HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 to deliver robust usage and even longer battery life.

In daily use, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm series can operate continuously for up to two weeks, with both the intelligent heart rate monitor and call notification functions on and weekly usage of up to 30 minutes of Bluetooth calls; up to 30 minutes of music playback; up to 90 minutes of exercise and using the scientific sleep mode at night. In the classic mode, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 42mm series can operate continuously for up to one week. Both series of watches have greatly improved battery life in the GPS tracked sports mode. The 46mm series achieves a battery life of 30 hours under the GPS tracked sports mode, while the 42mm series reaches 15 hours.*
@HuaweiZA Releases #HUAWEIWATCHGT2 Powerful and Upgraded Fitness Experience
All-in-one 3D glass design for expansive display experience
Classic design never goes out of style. Inheriting the classic look from the previous generation, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 further upgraded the aesthetics with a full-screen and borderless design. The all-in-one 3D glass surface allows for a wider look and feel. The dial of the 46mm series adopts beveled sculpting and gemstone processing techniques to create 3D curved glass and applies individual carving to create concave spots on the dial for a more vivid look. Treated with multiple processes, the curved dial of the 42mm series is only 9.4mm thin and decorated with an extremely thin, fashionable metal frame.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm series is also equipped with a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD precision touch screen with a display resolution of 454 x 454 pixels, wider color gamut, and an ultra-thin design that is superior to LCD screens, achieving fuller screen color and higher contrast. The screen design is modern and artistic, suitable for people who pursue the finer things in life and speaks to the simple, exquisite design philosophy that is in vogue nowadays.

New professional sports monitoring creates a richer smartwatch experience
Sports enthusiasts ask for professional sports data monitoring and all-around experience from their smartwatches. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm series connects with Huawei mobile phone Bluetooth and supports Bluetooth calls at up to 150 meters. The watch also supports phonebook functionality so you can save friends’ contact information on your watch and easily look them up. At the same time, the watch comes with large storage capacity, housing up to 500 mp3 songs. You can easily manage and enjoy music while exercising.

In the sports mode, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is compatible with 15 sports, including eight outdoor sports (running, walking, climbing, hiking, trail running, cycling, open water, triathlon) and seven indoor sports (walking, running, cycling, swimming pool, free training, elliptical machine, rowing machine). For these 15 sports modes, the watch provides full-scale monitoring of approximately 190 types of data. The watch provides targeted pre-exercise data analysis for different sports, data recording analysis during the exercise and professional advice afterward. It is like having a personal intelligent sports coach to make your exercise safer and better.
@HuaweiZA Releases #HUAWEIWATCHGT2 Powerful and Upgraded Fitness Experience
Comprehensive health management for your everyday care
In the field of intelligent wearables, Huawei is committed to helping consumers better manage their own health. Leveraging advanced intelligent algorithms, Huawei is an industry leader in health management.

In terms of heart rate monitoring, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 helps monitor bradycardia and heart failure. Unless in the sports mode, the user will be notified if the heart rate is above 100 bpm or below 50 bpm for more than 10 minutes. Users can also view the data in the Huawei Sports and Health App to keep an eye on your health in real-time.

In addition to heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring is another function that users care about. Poor quality sleep has become a problem for many. HUAWEI TruSleep™ 2.0 monitors sleep quality, real-time heart rate, sleep breathing quality and uses big data analysis to rate sleep quality. It combines Huawei AI technology to accurately analyze sleep problems and provides sleep improvement suggestions, as well as personalized sleep services and reports to help users improve sleep quality.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 also comes with self-developed HUAWEI TruRelax™ technology, which helps users relieve stress by recording HRV (heart rate variability) values and providing feedback on the user's stress index. In addition, it also has a sedentary alert, which reminds the user to stand up and move around after a certain period of time. On special occasions, the alert can be turned off. You can also record the number of steps you take each day, calories burned, and the number of times you stand up. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 provides consumers with all-day physical status information to help them develop healthy living habits and lifestyles.

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@HUAWEIZA ’s #home_coded Stand @Vodacom @rAgeExpo A Stepping Stone for Local Genius

Hi Friends, 

The Vodacom rAge expo is South Africa’s biggest gaming, tech, and geek culture exhibition. The 17th edition of SA’s most exciting gaming expo takes off at the Ticketpro Dome from 27-29 September.

As you’d expect, the leading companies in gaming and tech will be there, showing off their wares and giving eager fans a chance to try all the latest games and gear first-hand. But Vodacom rAge also provides a platform that supports the emerging game development industry in South Africa – as they have done for many years. And HUAWEI Mobile Services South Africa is on-hand to lend some much-needed infrastructure, guidance and financial help to SA’s rising game development stars.

HUAWEI has invited some skilled and inspired young developers in South Africa to showcase their products at the HUAWEI home_coded stand. The stand will be bringing visitors an exclusive look at newly launched mobile gaming, PC and console content created by local up-and-comers in the industry. Some of these young developers will have their games/apps uploaded onto the Huawei AppGallery platform; HUAWEI's official app distribution platform. You can use AppGallery on your HUAWEI mobile device to search, download, manage, and share mobile apps. AppGallery features a four-layer detection mechanism to ensure that apps featured on the platform are safe to download and use. All kinds of useful and fun apps are available for download through AppGallery.

The South African gaming industry is growing steadily year-on-year. And as business picks up the pace for local developers, more jobs are being created in emerging gaming concerns, who are progressively increasing SA’s footprint in the international gaming market.

The Vodacom rAge expo is a great place for developers to be discovered by a captive audience that’s as passionate as they are about gaming, helping the industry grow to even greater heights.
@HUAWEIZA ’s home_coded stand at @Vodacom @rAgeExpo : A Stepping Stone for Local Genius
Here are some of the rising stars who’ll be at the stand:
Hilton from Surge Innovations will be bringing the mobile game, “Voetsek” along for a demo of its free-to-play arcade interface on iOs, Android and Harmony OS. Voetsek promises hours of endless fun and addictive game play that will test gamers’ sense of rhythm and timing.

The game pushes the boundaries of the arcade genre with a collection of unique features and fast-paced stage progression for an addictive and intuitive gaming experience. Surge Innovations will be hosting a mini-Voetsek tournament with great prizes up for grabs. There’s also a big announcement about the release of a brand new, highly anticipated mobile game that will be exclusive to Apple Arcade and Harmony OS. Find out more on

Mornay Leander, creator of the “PlaneCrazy” game will be exhibiting his creation, “PlaneCrazy” – a mobile game that took flight while its creator made paper jets for his daughter and her friends. It got Mornay thinking, why not create a game that taught players how to fold their own paper planes? And with the help of a developer, PlaneCrazy took off. You can find PlaneCrazy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit to find out more.

Dewald Bodenstein from Quasistellar Game Development is showcasing an RPG called “Rectifying Zion”. The game has been in development since 2010. It’s set in a large, detailed open world in ancient Israel, and you can come to the stand to try out an exciting early game-play prototype. Find out more on

Matthew Dalton from Mattador Starfish will be at the stand showing off “Codex Knights” – an original game that’s currently in development. Mattador Starfish is a proudly South African tech start-up that aims to use games and technology to make a difference. Matt will also be giving a talk about pursuing game development as a career in South Africa and using games to make a positive impact on society. Email Matt on to find out more.

Zane Espin from Blue Desert Studios will be demonstrating a selection of newly released and developing games like “Curve”, “Rocketboom”, “NightRunner” and “Beta Reflex”. Lucky visitors may also get exclusive sneak peeks of Blue Desert Studios’ upcoming mobile games "Corridor 6" and "Auxiliary" for PC and Next-Gen consoles. Find out more on

Dylan Engelbrect from Deep Link Studios will be giving demos on “Riftwalker” – a tower defense game reminiscent of “Rogue” that’s currently available for early access on Steam. The game is set in a world consumed by darkness, with challenging new mechanics and an in-depth story for those willing to dig deeper into gameplay. Find out more on

Other games on show include “Pathological Beliefs”, “Diski Skills” and more – all exclusively at the HUAWEI home_coded stand at the Vodacom rAge expo.

HUAWEI Mobile Services offers an open platform for HUAWEI device partners, through comprehensive app development, testing, promotion, and monetization assistance. HUAWEI aims to build an open ecosystem for innovation using HUAWEI's terminal devices, global platform services, and industry chain resources to help develop young talent wherever possible.

The stage is set for talented SA game developers at Vodacom rAge 2019. Let the games begin! If you are a developer with a completed app, please visit to find out more. Or stay in touch with the business development team via email on

For more details check out and come along to Vodacom rAge.
#rAgeExpo2019 #comeandplay #17yearsofawesome #agalaxyofgeek

When is Vodacom rAge 2019?
Friday 27 September – 10h00-18h00
Saturday 28 September – 09h00-18h00
Sunday 29 September – 09h00-16h00

Where is Vodacom rAge 2019?
The TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg

How do I buy tickets to Vodacom rAge 2019?
Tickets to Vodacom rAge 2019 are on sale via or at TicketPro outlets
Day Pass – R160 per person (ticket valid for entry for one day only)
Weekend Pass – R320 per person (ticket valid for entry for all three days)
Children under 6 are free

The following tickets are only available to purchase at the door:
Family Pass – R540 per family (ticket valid for one day for 2 adults + 2 children aged between 6 & 18)
Student Pass – R110 per person (ticket valid for Friday only upon presentation of valid student card)

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews - #Technology in #Shuffle Mode Play in MP3 Players

Hi Friends,

I am been a fan of music and due to which I am a huge collector of earphones and headphones along with various types of MP3 players and devices. I have all the devices or used to have all the devices from Sony Walkman to Sony MP3 CD players to the latest Apple iPod Shuffles and Nano to even some dodgy local ones from cheaper brands. I am an ardent fan of loading my music - my favorite set of songs into all the devices everywhere - be it in car or smartphone or iPad or laptop. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Technology in #Shuffle Mode Play in MP3 Players #TheLifesWay
The problem I faced with all these devices or the mp3 players is the SHUFFLE mode which is totally outdated even when the new software and technology is still upgraded all the time. No matter which device I use the SHUFFLE mode works in the same patterns, making the same songs appear even when you have 16GB full of songs in different folders. This has troubled me so much that I switched off SHUFFLE play and went on to the Normal play which was much better than the same. 

Do you feel the same pain as I am? or Are you using any player which can take you to all the 1000+ songs before repeating the same one or the pattern? Do let me know in comments below. 

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