Whether it’s a smartwatch or a wearable, these gadgets will help you stay on top of your daily activity and stick to a healthy lifestyle...
Have you been relying on a personal trainer or the workout apps on your smartphone to keep up with your fitness regime? If you prefer something more compact and accessible, invest in a smartwatch or a wearable (did we mention the water-friendly ones?) that keeps track of more than just your body movements, but your heart-rate, sleep and also health. Here’s what you can start with…
For lightness and comfort
Deemed the lightest smartwatch by Fitbit, Versa offers a comfy design with a spankin’ new dashboard that’s easy to read and access all your health and fitness data. With more than four days’ worth of battery life, you can easily keep track of your activity via features like the 24/7 heart-rate tracker, on-screen workouts, and auto sleep tracker, as well as quick replies on Android, wallet-free payments (only on Fitbit Versa special ed), and on-device music.
Fitbit Versa, available across major retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman and Lazada in April 2018
Garmin vivofit 4
For a waterproof gadget
Brace yourself for Garmin vivofit 4’s incredible battery life — it will last you a year without any charging needed! Throw that worry of getting it wet out the window; it’s also swim- and shower-safe. The sleek device starts tracking steps and motivates users to stay active with a move bar that indicates the user’s stationary period. It also tracks sleep, detects movements, and automatically captures and classifies activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming, and using the elliptical.
Garmin vivofit 4, available at all authorised Garmin retailers including Advance Lap, Best Denki, Challenger, Court, and Harvey Norman
TomTom Touch Cardio
For an all-round active lifestyle
This top gizmo starts it all off by tracking your heart-rate throughout the day for a precise calculation of the calories burnt during a workout. Not only that, it also captures your steps, tracks your activity and sleep, as well as helping you set goals, observe trends and make sure you stay on track and achieve all your goals.
TomTom Touch Cardio, available online and at leading electronic and sports outlets including Challenger, Harvey Norman and Lazada
Apple Watch Series 3
For Apple addicts
It’s no surprise that this is the gadget for iOS users. Boasting stunning good looks and a variety of case and strap options, it’s jam-packed with all you go-to apps, allowing you to ditch your phone while you get active. Take your workouts further by tracking your routes and intensity with the built-in GPS and Altimeter, as well as the Workout, Heart-Rate and Health apps. Tracking your fitness, the watch also sets three “activity rings” for you to close each day, and it’ll even give you a nudge when you need it. Need a breather? Tap on the Breathe app!
Apple Watch 3, available at the Apple store, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Samsung GearFit2 Pro
For the ultimate health and activity tracker
Samsung’s answer to the premium Apple watch comes with a bonus feature: water-resistance. Go for a plunge with the Gear Fit2 Pro, its Speedo On app helps track your swimming stats. The gadget comes with UA Record, the first 24/7 connected health and fitness system to track sleep, activity and nutrition. No matter the workout or sports, it automatically detects and logs the activity, while measuring your heart rate continuously throughout the day, and helping you make better fitness choices.
Samsung GearFit2 Pro, available at Samsung Experience Stores including Paragon, 313@somerset and Bugis Junction