SKULLCANDY® LAUNCHES HESH 3 WIRELESS

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Hesh 3 Wireless

PARK CITY, Utah, 1 Sept, 2017 ‐‐ Skullcandy, Inc., the original lifestyle audio brand founded at the intersection of innovation and creative culture announced today the launch of their new Hesh 3 Wireless headphone.

Hesh 3 represents a total redesign of their #1 bestselling Bluetooth® headphone—offering an impressive mix of technology, comfort, build quality and design, it gives consumers the superior listening experience they’ve been looking for.

Hesh 3 is built for all-day functionality and total portability. It offers 22 hours of battery life with Rapid Chargetechnology, which delivers 4 hours of additional listening after just 10 minutes of charging. Its low-profile, multi-foldable design houses 40mm drivers, an integrated digital amplifier, and noise-isolating memory foam ear cushions for a highlyrefined acoustic experience. Complementing the integrated microphone and call, track, and volume control buttons, audible voice prompts for low battery and pairing assistance create a user-friendly experience.

“We want to provide consumers with a more refined and updated wireless headphone that looks great and can be used on-the-go without compromising comfort, convenience, or most importantly, sound quality,” says Skullcandy Chief Executive Officer, Jason Hodell. “Thanks to the incredible research and development efforts of our internal product team, we were able to produce a top-of-line addition to the Skullcandy lineup.” With its host of premium features and a ground-up redesign over its bestselling predecessor, the new Hesh 3 truly represents wireless perfection.

Hesh 3 Wireless is available in a variety of on-trend colors for Rs.10,999/- at Skullcandy.in from November 15th& exclusive at Croma Stores from 15th November 2017 until 15th January 2018.

SKULLCANDY® EXPANDS ITS SPORTS PERFORMANCE LINE WITH CHOPS FLEX

27th April 2016, New Delhi – Skullcandy® launches its newest sport bud with hanger, Chop Flex. In comparison to the more rigid hangers found on other sports buds, Chops Flex features a softer more flexible hanger for enhanced comfort.

The sweat-resistant construction of the Chops Flex keeps out moisture like sweat and rain so your earbuds stay securely in place, through even your toughest workouts. The in-line microphone and call & track control offer added convenience.

At INR 1699, Chops Flex is available now online and at selected retailers in India.

Method Wireless: Your Workout Companion – Deccan Chronicle

Skullcandy® is one of the few brands in India that are into sports performance earphones category. The range offers unmatched durability with supreme sound quality. Method® Wireless, a Bluetooth® version of Method®, its bestselling wired sport earbud, is quickly becoming the new rave among sports enthusiasts. The recent review in Deccan Chronicle just cements this notion further.

Vishal Kawadkar, the reviewer from this prestigious newspaper writes, “The new earbuds are ideal to wear while running or workout sessions.” He further writes, “Skullcandy has smartly stuffed features in the volume buttons. Users can switch tracks by pressing the volume key for 3 seconds. Pressing the play/pause button for 3 seconds will allow users to pair their smartphones with the Method Sport Wireless.”

Admiring the light weight design of the sports earbuds, he writes, ”The Method Sports Wireless is a super light-weight earphone, weighing only 24 grams, also the collar is adjustable, making it even more comfortable for user’s collar bone.

The reviewer likes the audio output of the device and finds it the best audio companion a person can have while working out.

SKULLCANDY® LAUNCHES BARRICADE™ FAMILY EXPANDS WIRELESS INNOVATIONS WITH REDESIGNED BLUETOOTH® SPEAKERS

Skullcandy®, the performance and lifestyle audio brand founded at the intersection of innovation and creative culture, continues to extend and solidify the brand’s wireless innovations with the introduction of a family of new Bluetooth® speakers. The new Skullcandy speakers come packed with a powerful loudness-to-size ratio that doesn’t sacrifice quality acoustics, as well as an iconic, stainless steel accented design that’s stylish enough for any room in the home and durable enough for outdoor adventure. The family features three sizes: Barricade™ Mini, Barricade™, and Barricade™ XL.

“As wireless speakers continue to be a top five growth category for the consumer electronics industry, we’re launching powerful quality acoustics, rugged construction, Bluetooth functionality, and sleek exteriors with water-resistant designs,” said Amlan Bhattacharjya, founder and CEO of Brandeyes Distributors Pvt. Ltd. “Moreover, we’re bringing a fresh perspective to a market where consumers are asked to choose between aesthetics and performance. But with Barricade, they don’t have to.”

Barricade sits in the middle of the product family builds on the product line with an IPX7 waterproof rating, floatable design, up to 8 hour battery life, external device charging, built-in microphone, and AUX in/out functionality that enables multi-speaker connectivity. Barricade will be available for INR 5,999.

The most powerful and feature-packed speaker in the collection, Barricade XL, is the pinnacle portable speaker in this family. It includes all the features of the Barricade plus extends battery life up to 10 hours, enables multi-speaker pairing, and comes with twice the driver power for a feature rich offering at INR 11,999.

Barricade Mini is the most lightweight and compact of the Barricade family and is perfect for on-the-go listening. Barricade Mini is equipped with Bluetooth wireless connectivity, up to 6 hour battery life, durable attachment loop, and a buoyant water and impact resistant construction. Barricade Mini will be available for INR 3,499.

Barricade and Barricade Mini are available online and at select retailers nationwide. Barricade XL will be available this holiday season.

Tips for Winter Running

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What’s a runner to do when the days get shorter, the temperature dips below freezing, and being outside for any length of time becomes downright unpleasant? Read on for our tips on keeping up your mileage throughout the winter.

Some people don’t want to brave winter running and prefer to move their workouts indoors for the coldest months. Switching up your fitness routine in the winter can actually be a great option—it can help you avoid injury, become a more well-rounded athlete, and prevent running burnout.

But, the truth is that your running fitness will likely suffer a bit during this break. And maybe you just love outdoor running too much to give it up for a while. So if you’re determined to keep up your running regimen throughout the winter, or are training for a spring race, we’ve got all the tips you need to make it through.

Dress Appropriately

This is a no-brainer, but it can be difficult to figure out the exact right amount of clothing when it’s warm out. Your instinct might be to bundle up with several layers, a jacket, and 2 pairs of leggings.

If you overdress, you’ll be desperate to take off a few of those layers after a mile or two, as your body temperature rises. A good rule of thumb is to dress as if it’s 20 degrees warmer, and wear breathable and sweat-wicking layers. Get a good pair of gloves and ear warmer or hat to wear, but don’t overdo it on the running tops, pullovers, and jackets.

I also like to stick a few tissues in my gloves during a run, as my nose almost always starts to run. I also bring lip balm, and if it’s really cold or windy, I’ll put petroleum jelly on the exposed parts of my face to protect it.

Run on Well-Lit, Paved Paths

It’s likely that most of the time, you’ll have to run before or after work, so at least part of your run will be in the dark.

If you are running in the dark, make sure to wear bright, reflective gear, run on well-lit paths, and if it’s really dark, wear a headlamp or other light. For added safety, try to run where there are other people around, so you’re not all alone on a path in the dark.

If it’s been raining or snowing, watch out for ice or unpaved paths. Try to run on paths that are well-maintained and free of snow and ice. If necessary, there are various devices for your shoes, ranging from attachable spikes and grips to built-in stability aids, all aimed at giving you traction so you can stay safe on slick surfaces.

Shift Your Goals

Unless you are training for a spring race or have another specific, time-bound goal, winter is not the best time to push your fitness to the next level. Instead, it’s best to focus on maintaining your fitness, rather than pushing your body to run significantly faster or longer. If you keep up a strong running base throughout the winter, you’ll be in great shape to kick it into high gear when springtime rolls around.

Stay Motivated

It can be tough to get out the door to run when all you want to do is snuggle up under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. If you want to maintain a consistent running schedule, you’ll need to find some serious motivation.

Try downloading some new upbeat playlists or a few new podcasts to listen to when you run. Looking forward to an interesting podcast episode that you only have time to listen to during a run can be a huge motivator.

“Food bribing” may not be the best idea for everyone, but perhaps the thought of a steaming mug of coffee and bowl of oatmeal after a run is enough to get you out the door in the first place. On the weekends, you can even treat yourself to brunch out after your run.

And when all else fails, join a running group or make a run date with a friend. When there are other people counting on you, you’ll be much less likely to flake out.

Navigate the Cold

Try to plan out your run so you’re running into the wind at the beginning of your run, and out of the wind on the way back. This way, you won’t lose too much heat on the second half of your run and as you cool down.

It’s also important to be mindful of the fact that running in the cold can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Make sure to keep your hands and feet warm, and minimize the amount of skin exposed. After your run, don’t hang around in your sweaty clothes, especially outside, as your body temperature can cool down very quickly, causing chills. Better yet, take a hot shower after your run, especially if your extremities have gotten particularly cold.

Know When to Stay Indoors

Sometimes the risk of cold exposure and frostbite is too high, and it’s smarter to stay indoors, especially when temperatures dip below 0 degrees. When it’s too cold or your running path is too icy, try running indoors on a treadmill or track, or even checking out a fitness class at your gym.

Of course, if none of the above appeals to you, you can always buy a plane ticket to somewhere warm, and skip out on winter entirely!

Researchers: Activity Trackers Can Prolong Life

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Doctors know that moving more has measurable health benefits. But what about buying something designed to nudge you in that direction? Does it work? In the recent NY Times article Fitness Trackers Might Help Us Live Longer (if Only We Used Them), Gretchen Reynolds cites two recent studies in which fitness trackers were used to measure longevity and health benefits.

The first study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and self-reported physical activity or sedentary behavior and analyzed the correlation with cardiovascular heart disease-induced mortality. In a study that lasted almost a decade, researchers compared a nationally representative sample of subjects who tried to meet the US physical activity recommendations through either self-reported or accelerometer data to those who lived a sedentary lifestyle.

After the preliminary study, researchers followed up with subjects within an average of 6.7 years. At the end of the study it was found that among those who had died in the early stages of the study, 32% had died from cardiovascular disease. However, “having higher accelerometer-assessed average counts per minute was associated with lower all-cause mortality risk.” In other words, those subjects who used their activity trackers and were thus more active were less likely to die early. The researchers concluded that their findings supported the national physical activity recommendations for reducing all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

A second study, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology investigated whether the use of activity trackers and incentives would lead to an increase in physical activity or improvements in health outcomes. Researchers selected employees in Singapore who were separated into four groups—the control group, the activity tracker group, the tracker group with a charity donation incentive, and the tracker group with cash incentive.

The study found that the tracker group with no incentives and the control group had no significant differences. However, during the six months in which the study used incentives, the cash incentive group had the highest results, with charity incentives coming in at a close second—but after the six month incentive period ended and researchers checked back in at 12 months, the cash incentive group (which had been in the lead) had the greatest decrease in physical activity.

Although this study found that there was “no evidence of improvements in health outcomes,” it admits that such a study would likely require longer incentives to avoid subjects discontinuing participation after the incentive portion is complete. Or, to put it in the blunt terms of the New York Times Article, “The data for everyone was limited, however, because most of the participants had quit wearing the monitors most of the time.”

While activity trackers have the potential to help people increase their activity and improve their health, they can only do so if people continue to use them for an extended period of time. That’s why, we can’t help but mention, we specifically designed activity trackers that people don’t want to abandon — with a stylish user-friendly design and a long-lasting battery in mind.

So if you don’t already, consider wearing an activity tracker, and reap health benefits for years to come.

Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless: Strong Bass at a Budget – The Quint

“Skullcandy offers many kinds of entry-level to high-end headphones in India, but with the Ink’d Wireless, they have ventured into the unknown.” says The Quint in its latest review for Ink’d Wireless earphones.

Talking about the comfort and value for money offered by the earbuds, the reviewer wrote, “The earbuds are comfortable to wear, and offer good level of noise-cancellation as well, which is hard to find with headphones under 5k.”

The reviewer also talked about the call-receive function on the device and appreciated the voice quality.
Lastly, talking about the sound quality, the reviewer tested soft-classic, tracks with heavy-to-mild bass on the Ink’d Wireless, and the results were bang for the price.