Garmin has managed to pack the Vivoactive with features you didn’t even know you needed, like the stress tracker and fitness age estimator. And with a barely-there wristband, minimalists will appreciate the watch’s sleek and subtle appearance. Bonus points for the water-resistant capabilities that will endure a good swim or surf session. Available on Lazada.
1 / 12 Garmin Vivoactive 3, $229Read more
2 / 12 Scallop Touchscreen Smartwatch by Kate Spade, $394.15Read more
For a watch that’s fashionable, functional and fun, look no further than the Scallop touchscreen smartwatch. Perfect for daily activities, the watch tracks calories, step count and sleep patterns, automatically syncing with the Kate Spade mobile app. Available at Kate Spade.
3 / 12 Fitbit Alta HR, $298Read more
This watch keeps you connected all day – it tracks your heart rate, steps, distance and calories and offers call and text alerts. The discreet band makes it a funkier bangle than a smartwatch. Available at Courts.
4 / 12 Fitbit Versa, $318Read more
The latest tracker from Fitbit features an oversized screen and exceeds expectations in terms of what a fitness watch usually does. The watch allows for wallet-free payments, music storage and a customisable interface. And who could resist that peachy pink colour? Available at Courts.
5 / 12 Garmin Forerunner, $669Read more
The watch’s large, rounded screen gives it the appearance of a more traditional watch. Its companion app analyses fitness progress with interactive graphs and charts to complement the Forerunner’s detailed tracking abilities. Runners will appreciate the watch’s capability to differentiate between treadmill and road running conditions. Available at Courts.
6 / 12 Garmin Vivomove HR, $299Read more
This hybrid tracker is sophisticated in appearance; it seamlessly switches between a traditional watch face and touchscreen smartwatch. Features include a built-in heart rate monitor and a battery life of up to 5 days. Available at Courts.
7 / 12 Sofie smartwatch by Michael Kors, $599Read more
This stainless steel beauty is about as luxurious as it gets. The pavé crystal topring touchscreen smartwatch is powered by Wear OS Google, includes fitness tracking and is voice activated – perfect for when you’re in the midst of a workout. Available on Lazada.
8 / 12 The Fossil Q Venture, $489Read more
This bold-faced watch features the top technology integration with Android Wear and a built-in fitness tracker. For those who want the function without losing the sophistication of a high-end appearance. The oversized watch face is customisable and instantly adds personality to any outfit. Available on Lazada.
9 / 12 Polar M200 and Heartrate Monitor Running Watch, $219Read more
Created for runners, Polar Smart Coaching gives personalised training based on tracking results. The watch comes in a single-color finish for an understated appearance but allow for interchangeable wristbands for personalisation. A rounded appearance softens the look and can easily transition between your workout and the office. Available at Harvey Norman.
10 / 12 WFCL fitness tracker and smartwatch, $37Read more
Don’t be fooled by the lower price point – this fitness tracker exceeds expectations in terms of capability. Features a daintier look than other trackers with a screen that attaches as a link. The nato-esque strap creates gives the watch a more classic appearance. When connected to the app, this watch has the ability to control your phone’s camera and capture the perfect selfie. Available on Amazon.
11 / 12 Huawei stainless steel watch, $800Read more
A timeless design and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screen make this smartwatch one of the most luxurious. The Italian leather band makes the watch so elegant that it’s easy to overlook the watch’s capabilities. Powered by Android Wear and iPhone compatible, the phone features an advanced heart rate monitor and sensors to provide accurate tracking details. Available on Lazada.
12 / 12 The Apple Watch Series 3 by Apple, starting at $498Read more
No fitness smartwatch list would be complete without the Apple Watch. The watch comes in multiple colours, but our pick is the Gold Aluminium Case with Pink Sand Sport Band. The beautiful rose gold makes this gadget equal parts functional and pretty. Available online or at the Apple store.
LIFESTYLE | 22 July 2019
FITNESS | 21 July 2019