FIBA on GigaPlay | BusinessMirror and Ed Uy

WITH the NBA All-Star last weekend and the FIBA ​​World Cup Qualifiers underway, now is the perfect time to be a basketball fan and even better because you only need only one application to watch all the matches: GigaPlay.

So for those who love the game, now is the best time to be a Smart subscriber.

GigaPlay is a mobile streaming application specially developed to provide a curated suite of live sports, music events and on-demand content. It is available to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, TNT and Smart Bro subscribers, who just need to connect their mobile data to watch whatever video they want on the GigaPlay app anytime and don’t anywhere. The GigaPlay app is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

The app is free and in addition to watching the games, it also allows you to stay up to date with the latest news, information, highlights and schedules on FIBA, NBA and more, as it is powered by the mobile network Fastest 5G quoted by Ookla.

This highly anticipated partnership between Smart and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is hitting fast speeds with coverage of qualifying matches, and while we may not be able to witness the rivalry between Gilas and Korea DPR Sud (who withdrew due to health reasons), being the host of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 is enough to watch every game.

The FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 will be jointly hosted by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. The World Cup group stage events will be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena in 2023. The final stage will also be held in the Philippines in August 2023.

Our Gilas Pilipinas Men’s National Team returns to jersey flag duty February 24-28 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The other participating teams will come from India and New Zealand.


There’s no denying that realme has made an impact on the local smartphone industry since its launch less than four years ago. In 2021, the company achieved its biggest milestone yet, after being recognized as the country’s top smartphone vendor by global research firm Canalys. Globally, it also became the youngest smartphone brand in the world to reach 100 million cumulative shipments joining the Top 5 smartphone brands in the world.

Capitalizing on this momentum, realme held its first Brand Summit on February 11, stating that it plans to bring more cutting-edge 5G devices to the Philippines and continue to expand its ecosystem by expanding its AIoT portfolio, introducing its first partner brand TechLife. DIZO.

With its philosophy of empowering its consumers to “be different”, DIZO offers various technology products ranging from smart entertainment, smart care, smart home and smart accessories to complement everyone’s unique personalities and lifestyles. consumer.

For its initial product line, the brand has announced five audio products: the DIZO GoPods, DIZO GoPods D, DIZO GoPods Neo, DIZO Buds Z and DIZO Wireless with prices starting at P999.

In the Smart Care category, there is the DIZO Watch 2 while for its smart accessories, they have a 2-in-1 cable, a Type-C cable, a micro-USB cable and a 5W charger.

Finally, DIZO also offers two classic phones, the DIZO Star 500 and the DIZO Star 300 for those who only need a phone for texting and calling.

I’ve used a few of their devices like their wireless headphones and the DIZO Watch 2, and so far they’ve been surprisingly good.

With a price tag of P1,999, I wasn’t expecting much from the DIZO Watch 2 smartwatch, but honestly, it looked even more attractive than some more expensive smartwatches. Its rectangular zinc-alloy frame has smooth, curved edges and a matte back panel houses its sensors. It’s not flashy, but it doesn’t look cheap.

I have the Classic Black color with a matching silicone strap with DIZO branding on the buckle. The strap is durable, easy to wear, and with just enough holes for the perfect fit, making it comfortable to wear all day long. There is a single button on the right which functions as the power and home button. The watch is 5 ATM water resistant, so you can wear it even when washing your hands or swimming up to 50 meters deep.

For the display, it has a 1.69 inch TFT LCD color touch screen which is kept clear and protected by 2.5D glass. The quality of the screen is quite good for its price. There are five brightness levels, with level three pushing enough nits indoors. But you need to maximize it when you’re outdoors. I liked the touch response which is quite smooth, although there is a bit of a lag with the wake up gesture to wake up.

The user interface of the watch is quite simple and quite similar to other smartwatches. Swipe down for notifications, swipe up for app library, swipe right for quick settings, and swipe left for widgets like heart rate, sleep info, updates weather update, music playback, etc.

The DIZO Watch 2 can monitor 15 different fitness modes, including walking, running, cycling, swimming, and sports like basketball, badminton, football. Other built-in features include heart rate tracking, its SPO2 monitor, water drink reminders, as well as sleep tracking. You can use the watch as a remote camera shutter, control your music and notifications. Be sure to install the DIZO app on your smartphone for easy setup and access to features.

As for the battery, the company claims the DIZO Watch 2 can last 10 days on a full charge, again quite impressive for its price. If you’re looking for a good entry-level fitness watch with all the basics, you can’t go wrong with the DIZO Watch 2.

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