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Fitbit Black Friday 2019 Deals (Versa Lite, Inspire HR, Alta, Charge 3, Ionic) Compared by Deal Answers

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PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitbit is discounting some of their most popular fitness trackers and smartwatches for Black Friday 2019. These include recently released models and the savings are substantial. Deals Answers lists Fitbit’s deals below:

Fitbit has had a busy year and the company has released several new watches including the Fitbit Versa Lite, the Versa 2, and the Ace 2. They have released discounts on these models for Black Friday which means people can get the latest technology for a discount. Clicking on links may earn Deal Answers a commission.

Fitbits will be on sale at multiple stores including Best Buy and Target.

Choosing a Fitbit for Black Friday

Fitbit creates smartwatches and fitness trackers. The Versa and Ionic lines are smartwatches and they are often compared to Apple Watches and Garmin products. They offer access to an app store and they are the most sophisticated Fitbits that are available.

The Fitbit Versa 2 was just released a few months ago and it has an improved battery life of up to 6 days. It can also keep the screen on at all times, which reduces awkward hand movements to check the time. It also has the ability to pair with Bluetooth headphones and store 300 songs locally. People use this feature to avoid carrying their phones during runs and workouts.

The Fitbit Versa Lite brings smartwatches within reach to more people. It has a maximum battery life of 4 days and it can track heart rate, sleep, and much more. It can be connected to a phone for GPS to collect information such as a person’s pace and route while running. Additionally, it has access to a library of apps and it can send notifications for calls, texts, and more. It can’t track floors climbed, laps while swimming, and it does not have always-on screen mode.

The Charge 3 and the Inspire HR are fitness trackers from Fitbit. They have the advantage of a smaller profile, which can make it easier to forget it’s there. The Charge 3 has a maximum battery life of 7 days, while the Inspire HR is a bit shorter at 5 days. Both devices are waterproof up to 50 meters below the surface. It does not look like the Alta HR will be discounted this year and Fitbit appears to be pushing the Inspire HR instead.

Fitbit recently updated their Ace fitness tracker which is designed for kids. It is now waterproof and it sells for a cheaper price. Fitbit has created a family dashboard that can be created and shared.

Specific features vary but Fitbit devices can often track steps, heart rate, sleep, and more. More expensive models have altimeters and built-in GPS. Prices for fitness trackers have dropped substantially and it’s possible for more people to afford them than ever. It’s possible that these offers will be available during Cyber Monday but it’s not guaranteed. Pricing and availability vary during Black Friday.

About Deal Answers: Deal Answers researches and finds discounts for sales events like Black Friday. Deal Answers may earn commission from clicks as an Amazon Associate and member of other programs.

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Hyosung Chairman Cho Hyun-joon Acquires High Voltage Transformer Plant in the US

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SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ChairmanChoHyunJoon–“Now we are ready to provide products to customers in the United States in time through our local manufacturing facilities. And we will strengthen our position as a total energy solution provider by providing circuit breakers, ESSs and STATCOMs, in addition to high voltage transformers,” said Chairman Cho Hyun-joon of Hyosung Group.


Hyosung Heavy Industries (KRX:298040) has obtained the first production base in the United States to increase its presence in the world’s largest electric power market.

Hyosung Heavy Industries announced on December 16 that it has acquired Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI)’s high voltage transformer plant in the US state of Tennessee for 46.5 million dollars (approximately KRW 50 billion).

At the Memphis plant, MEPPI has been producing transformers, but since the first half of next year, Hyosung Heavy Industries will convert the facility to manufacture core-type high voltage transformers that can be widely used in a range of industries. Core-type transformers account for 95% of demands in the global transformer market, including North America.

The acquisition of the MEPPI Memphis plant will assist Hyosung in meeting the growing demand for core-type transformers, with continued increase in power consumption, expansion in renewable energy industry and growing demand for replacement of power devices due to deterioration of existing power infrastructure.

In addition, Hyosung Heavy Industries is acquiring the plant to establish a presence in the United States and to avoid high costs associated with tariffs.

The US high voltage transformer market is worth about KRW 2 trillion. Since entering the US market in 2001, Hyosung Heavy Industries has maintained long-term partnerships with leading US power companies.

When the plant in Tennessee operates in full scale, the company will reinforce the role of its plant in Changwon, the main manufacturing facility in Korea, as the global technology development center, while focusing on manufacturing products for premium markets including Europe and those for the Middle East and Asian markets.

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Hyosung Corporation

Minjung Cho, +82-2-707-7079

gnujnim@hyosung.com

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Pluxity Launches PLUG Kiosk for Comprehensive Spatial Information Service

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– It provides convenience service tailored for mobility handicapped people

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#3DplatformPluxity, a plug-in solution provider based in Korea, announced on December 16, 2019 the launch of the PLUG Kiosk that provides 3D-based spatial information.

The PLUG Kiosk helps one easily find important facilities and stores by displaying spatial information in 3D maps. When a user chooses departing place, transit spots and destination, it intuitively shows the entire route.

It also offers various convenience services to customers who visit the site where the PLUG Kiosk is installed.

Equipped with a digital braille pad, it provides a system for mobility handicapped people including visually impaired persons as well as information on monitored quality of air, fine dusts and harmful gases using smart environmental sensor. And, the kiosk can be used by users with diverse statures as its height can be adjusted accordingly.

Featuring functions of guiding the way tailored for mobility handicapped people and visually impaired persons, it also can provide intuitive information based on easy-to-use interface and intuitive information based on 3D, identical services in diverse environments based on web standards, notices by surrounding facilities, and information on events depending on locations of users.

“PLUG Kiosks will initially be installed at areas congested with transient population, such as subway stations and airports, and we will expand available areas on phased basis for convenience of consumers,” said a manager at the company.

Earlier, Pluxity showcased the PLUG Kiosk at international trade events, including the Smart City Expo World Congress and IoT Tech Expo North America.

For further information on the PLUG Kiosk, please visit website of Pluxity (www.pluxity.com).

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Pluxity Co., Ltd.

Yoon Jae-min

+82-2-332-9002

biz@pluxity.com

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QInsure Goes Live with FINEOS Claims

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AdminSuiteFINEOS Corporation (ASX:FCL), the market-leading provider of group and individual core systems for life, accident and health insurance, today announced that QInsure, the insurance arm of QSuper, one of Australia’s largest and most respected superannuation funds, has successfully gone live with FINEOS Claims.

The QInsure and FINEOS partnership will bring about changes focused on foundational operational uplift including improved, integrated and automated processes and workflow for claims covering life, TPD and income protection. Key highlights of the program included automatic payment calculations and FSC Code of Practice solutions that help case managers deliver on the insurance promise and meet regulatory obligations. The overarching philosophy focussed on member-centric claims outcomes including automated claims management with FINEOS embedded analytics and integrated generation of correspondence to members.

Speaking about the project, Chief of QInsure, Phil Fraser said, “We ran a comprehensive RFP and completed a lot of due diligence to choose FINEOS as our partner. The collaborative partnership has been extremely positive, and the project has delivered high quality results. We achieved this by both parties providing strong leadership and governance, working very closely across business and IT, and sticking assiduously to FINEOS’ comprehensive out of the box solutions. We are already seeing one of the key objectives of this program come to life in our streamlined claims processes, enabling our Claim Managers, to be freed up from routine administrative tasks to focus on providing even more excellent outcomes to QSuper members.”

Michael Kelly, CEO, FINEOS added, “This has been an exciting project for us in Australia and we have enjoyed working with QInsure to assist them improve their service even further. FINEOS has the market leading product and a very strong local team that has established trusted relationships with some of the largest and most respected insurers across the ANZ region – with well over 10,000 licensed users locally, our product helps process millions of claims each year. We pride ourselves on a laser-like focus on adding business value and are delighted to add Qinsure to the growing and thriving FINEOS community.”

About FINEOS Corporation Limited

FINEOS is a leading provider of core systems for life, accident and health insurers globally with 6 of the 10 largest group life and health carriers in the US as well as 6 of the largest life insurers in Australia. With employees and offices throughout the world, FINEOS continues to scale rapidly, working with innovative progressive insurers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

The FINEOS Platform provides clients full end to end core insurance administration and includes the FINEOS AdminSuite core product suite as well as add-on products, FINEOS Engage to support digital engagement and FINEOS Insight for analytics and reporting.

For more information, visit www.FINEOS.com

About QInsure

QInsure was established to exclusively provide Group Life Insurance policies for QSuper, so life insurance benefits can be provided to QSuper members as part of their superannuation membership.

QInsure, the first insurance company set up by a superannuation fund in Australia, was established on 29 July 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of QSuper Limited and commenced issuing life insurance policies from 1 July 2016. The company has ASFL and APRA licenses to operate as an insurance company, as well as an independent Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team.

About QSuper

QSuper started with an Act of Parliament in 1912 creating the entity now known as the QSuper Group.

Over time, QSuper expanded to become the superannuation fund for all current and former Queensland public sector employees and their spouses and is now Queensland’s largest super fund and one of the largest in Australia. QSuper has grown its range of products and services, with its customer base is now numbering more than 585,000 with over $113 billion in funds under administration.

With the passing of legislation in 2016 that removed the restrictions on who is eligible to join the Fund, from 1 July 2017 QSuper was able to welcome more Australians to experience the QSuper feeling.

For more information, visit https://qsuper.qld.gov.au/

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Victoria Jamison

Marketing Manager

FINEOS Corporation

+ 353 1 639 9700

victoria.jamison@FINEOS.com

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