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Look out Gopro, there’s a new name in town for sports action
cameras. The TomTom Bandit Action Camera makes editing
and sharing videos quick and easy. Instead of spending hours
downloading and sorting through footage, users can now create an
exciting edit and share it within moments of the action.
The TomTom Bandit ($619) is the first ever GPS camera to come
with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download
footage before being able to edit it. The camera works with a
companion app, making it possible to create and share videos in a
matter of minutes, simply by shaking a smartphone.
The biggest frustration people have with action cameras today is
the time and effort it takes to edit. With all existing action cameras
you first need to download gigabytes of footage to a powerful
PC, a process that can take a long time.
Then you need to find the highlights,
put together a story and format it. The
process often takes hours, but not with the
TomTom Bandit. The footage is processed
on the camera itself, making the editing
process far easier and much faster.
The TomTom Bandit Action Camera is
equipped with in-camera motion and GPS
sensors to automatically find and tag exciting
moments based on speed,
altitude, G-force, acceleration
and heart rate. Highlights
can also be tagged
manually with a tagging
button on the camera or
the remote control.
Smart Ways to Pay
New Zealand’s progress towards a cashless society could be greatly
accelerated with a little education, according to Smartpay, the country’s
leading local supplier of payment solutions. Tap and Go, contactless,
mobile wallet, chip, Apple Watch, RTP, EFTPOS are all terms people are
familiar with, but the survey of 1,000 people showed that 71% of Kiwis
would like more education on contactless payments and how they work
This uncertainty isn’t hindering our enthusiasm for payment innovation,
however. About 60% of survey respondents believe the use of mobile
wallets in New Zealand will increase substantially by 2020. Mobile wallets
allow customers to pay for goods and services via mobile using secure,
digital versions of their credit and debit cards stored on
The survey also found that 23% of respondents are seeking a PC-based
approach for their point-of-sale terminal. Cloud based services such as Vend suit the majority of retail-
based companies due to compatibility with iPad, Mac or PC. Similarly, the highly anticipated Apple Watch
will facilitate payment via terminal embedded NFC technology.
Another internationally accepted payment method is UnionPay, which has worked to promote
the development of China’s bank card industry. Even though this payment method is one of the
leading methods coming out of Asia, 78% of survey respondents have not yet adopted UnionPay
card acceptance and say they don’t plan to. Smartpay believe it is a safe, reliable and trusted
Huawei New Zealand has launched the second generation of its
TalkBand series, the B2, showcasing the company’s minimalist design
aesthetic and smart functionality.
The fitness tracker/Bluetooth headset sits within a high-strength,
lightweight aviation-grade aluminium holster and is certified IP57
water and dust resistant. The ideal smartphone companion, TalkBand
B2 boasts improved fitness tracker functionality as well as enhanced
synchronisation with mobile devices, and superior Bluetooth connectivity.
A six-axis sensor can identify and record activities accurately,
detect duration and quality of sleep, and help users achieve a healthy
lifestyle. The pop-out Bluetooth headset remains the TalkBand series’
stand-out feature and has been enhanced for the latest device. The
dual-microphone noise reduction technology and smart detection
help identify when the earpiece is removed from the wristband,
allowing calls and media to be routed to the TalkBand B2.
The TalkBand B2 is also equipped with a pager to help locate a lost
or misplaced smartphone through vibration or ring tone alerts. It’s
able to operate up to five days, support up to six hours continuous
call time, and offers 12 days of standby time on a single charge.
The TalkBand B2 supports devices with Android 4.0+ and IOS7.0+.
Prices: Silver and Black models $229, Gold with leather strap variant
retails at $279.
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