Technology companies such as Lenovo, Nokia, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Syska, among others launched a new line of smart watches, smartphones, laptops, smart speakers and more this week (July 11-17).

DH’s Gadgets Weekly edition features the latest technology to keep you up to date on what’s happening around the world in consumer electronics.

Xiaomi Smart Speaker
Xiaomi’s new smart speaker (with IR Blaster) has an LED display that supports adjustable brightness that matches the brightness of the room.

It has a design that can deliver sound from all angles with clear and deep sound. It has a 1.5-inch mono speaker inside and supports stereo sound.

It also comes equipped with Chromecast built-in to wirelessly throw audio and go together, consumers can enjoy playing music, podcasts, or news through Bluetooth with smooth transmission.

Xiaomi Smart Speaker. Credit: Xiaomi India

It has an integrated IR control feature with Google Assistant built in, to control Internet of Things (IoT) devices at home. The device has two mics with support for remote voice recognition to pick commands from members. Smart devices can also be controlled via the Xiaomi Home App or the Google Home app.

It costs Rs 4,999 on, Mi Homes,, and retail sites.

Nokia C21 Plus
It has a 6.5 inch HD+ (1600 × 720p) screen with a V-notch display. It comes with a dual-slot tray (for two nano SIMs and a microSD card), and a fingerprint sensor on the back.

It features a 1.6GHz Unisoc (SC9863A) octa-core processor with IMG8322 GPU, Android 11 Go Edition OS, 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage (expandable up to 256GB), dual camera module- main 13MP+ 2MP depth sensor with LED flash on the back and 5MP sensor on the front and a 5,000mah battery with 10W charging support.

Nokia C21 Plus. Credit: Nokia

The Nokia C21 Plus comes in black and gray color options. It will be available in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage– for Rs 10,299 and Rs 11,299, respectively.

Garmin Edge 1040 Solar and Varia RCT715 Radar Camera
The Edge 1040 Solar comes with Firstbeat Analytics such as VO2 max, recovery time, training load, training focus, and more to see how the owner’s body responds to training efforts.

The device will also continue to provide daily exercise recommendations based on the amount of training available and the rider’s VO2 max.

On the go, the Edge 1040 Solar allows riders to monitor their body’s performance in varying temperatures and altitude and receive on-the-go alerts when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate.

In addition, the ClimbPro feature allows riders to see the remaining climb and grade for each climb as they follow a route and monitor their climbing performance from the Edge 1040 Solar or Garmin Connect. Meanwhile, mountain bike metrics, including jump rate, jump distance, rest time, grit and pace track the details of every ride.

It also provides cornering guidance and warnings to alert riders of sharp bends ahead. Users can disable the navigation system and navigate through the identified route. The control mode can be turned on again at any time to return to the original mode or starting point.

Users can install the Trailforks app to view trails and routes from more than 80 countries.

Also, users are encouraged to set up the Garmin Connect smart app to monitor the performance of the battery sensors and report directly on the Edge 1040 Solar with battery warning messages between rides. A solar model can charge you when you ride a bike. It costs Rs 72,990. The non-solar variant costs Rs 67,990.

Garmin Edge 1040 Solar (left) and Varia RCT715 Radar Camera (right). Credit: Garmin

The Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light can provide visual and audible information to warn riders of approaching vehicles, from 140 yards. The tail light comes with a high brightness and is visible at a distance of one kilometer, allowing drivers on the road to see a cyclist before they can see the car.

With multiple integration options, the Varia RCT715 can be used with a Garmin Edge bike computer, a Garmin smartwatch, or the Varia smart app. When connected to a compatible smartphone, the device integrates with other third-party apps, such as Ride with GPS, allowing cyclists to get behind-the-scenes information.

The RCT715 models have 4 hours of battery life with the radar and tail light on hard terrain or at night and up to 6 hours with the radar and tail light in daylight.

Also, it comes with a camera and is capable of capturing sharp, clear images up to HD (1080p) at 30 fps in every shot. It costs 40,490.

Lenovo Yoga laptops
Lenovo earlier this week launched new laptops– Yoga 9i, Yoga 7i, and Yoga Slim 7i Pro– in India.

It comes with an arc-shaped design to provide comfort during long-term use and features an OLED display with TÜV low blue light protection certification 6 to reduce harmful blue light.

It is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core processor with 3rd generation EVO certification and intelligent AI software. They help the users to work efficiently on the laptop. Smart user interface technology shortens the wait time from boot to system login while smart technology adjusts the screen display by adjusting the color temperature to suit the environment.

Lenovo’s new line of Yoga laptops. Credit: Lenovo India

Lenovo also introduced the Legion 5i, Legion 5i Pro, Legion Slim 7i, and IdeaPad Gaming 3i with new Intel chipsets, a new language of stunning beauty, an OLED display, and offering longer battery life.

The Lenovo Yoga 9i, Yoga Slim 7i Pro, and Yoga 7i come in oatmeal, storm, and gray colors and are available with prices starting at Rs 1,69,990, Rs 1,06,990, and Rs 1,14,990 respectively.

Legion 5i, Legion 5i Pro comes in gray color and Legion Slim 7i will be available at Rs 1,44,990, Rs 1,64,990, and Rs 1,50,990 respectively.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3i comes in onyx gray color with prices starting at Rs 84,990.

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Crossbeats Spectra and Spectra Plus watches
Both sport a decorative square dial language. The Spectra Plus comes in black and navy blue colors while the Spectra is available in dark green and graphite black colors.

All smartwatches come with IP68 water and dust resistance, meaning they can stay up to 1.5 meters (around five feet) for up to 30 minutes.

With Bluetooth connection to the phone, users can answer calls directly and talk from the handset. Also, it comes with a heart rate sensor, sleep monitor, and multi-sport activity tracking.

Crossbeats Spectra in black (left) and Spectra Plus in blue (right). Credit: Crossbeats

The Plus integration can store more than 150 songs and gives users the option to play them on their watch or connect the same to TWS or headphones.

They can last for 10 days. Making calls easier with built-in connectors and a microphone. The Spectra Plus costs Rs 5,999 and the generic Spectra watch is priced at Rs 4,999.

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Godrej InsuliCool series

The Godrej InsuliCool series comes with advanced thermoelectric cooling technology and is designed to operate even at ambient temperatures of up to 43°C, maintaining an internal temperature of 2°-8°C at all times. The label on the front of the device shows that the insulin is stored at the right temperature. With a storage capacity of 560ml, it can easily store 9 dishes; Alternatively, 2 pens and 5 cartridges can be stored by removing the burner plate.

InsuliCool is lightweight, compact, and comes with a shoulder strap for easy portability.

Godrej InsuliCool series. Word: Godrej

In addition to the power adapter provided with the group product package, users can also purchase additional products such as an external power bank to provide four hours of backup for a full charge or a car adapter kit for on-the-go, on-the-go charging.

The high-end InsuliCool+ model comes with an external power bank included in the product. The product has a soft exterior which makes it easy to carry. Its dedicated interior comes with a vial holder that secures the vial in place while in motion and is easily removed to make room for the cartridge. The safety door ensures a proper seal of the gasket so that no cooling is lost during transport. Its price starts at Rs 5,999.

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Syska SW300 Polar Watch
Syska SW300 Polar has a 1.32-inch ultraview IPS Display 360x360p, 500 nits brightness, and comes with an IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating, which means the device can be submerged under water up to one meter (around three feet) for up to 30 minutes.

The watch comes with 37 sports modes like running, cycling, hiking, climbing and more by connecting to GPS to track your sports activities. It supports a sleep monitor, a stress tracker, a hand sanitizer alert, and a loss prevention system.

Syska SW300 Polar smartwatch. Credit: Syska

With full charge, it lasts up to 10 days. With Bluetooth calling, it lasts 3 days. It costs 2,799.

Samsung Galaxy M13 series

Samsung has launched two new M13 smartphones– generic M13 4G and M13 5G– priced starting at Rs 11,999 in India.

Galaxy M13 comes with a 6.6-inch full HD+ display, Exynos 850 CPU, Android 12-based One UI OS, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, triple camera module– 50MP+ 5MP+ 2MP with LED flash on the back. , a 16MP front camera and a 6,000mAh battery with 15W charging support.

The new Galaxy M13 series. Credit: Samsung India

On the other hand, the Galaxy M13 5G comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ screen, 7nm class MediaTek D700 octa-core CPU, Android 12-based One UI OS, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage (expandable up to 1TB), camera module dual– 50MP (with f/1.8)+ 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4) with LED flash on the back, 5MP front camera and 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W charger.

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No phone (1)

Carl Pei with Nothing invented a new phone (1). It is a mid-range phone with prices starting at Rs 32,999 in India.

No Phone(1). Credit: None

The USP of the phone is the rear-facing LED flashlight. The company has integrated several LED lights on the rear side. There is a reason for that. They will be used to notify users of calls and messages. The phone (1) will run Android 12-based Nothing OS and come with Glyph interface. It provides you with personalized lighting alerts in sync with 10 different tones and notification options.

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