It wasn't that long ago when smartwatches were considered a novelty gadget that were used by only the most enthusiastic tech-savvy individuals. For a time, it was even considered a flop. But in just a span of a few years, this nifty tech boomed into a must-have of every modern gal. All the redesign both in software and hardware certainly helped. The smartwatches of today are faster, more efficient and showcase sleeker designs that's hard to resist. Ready to modernise your gear? Here are some of our stylish picks that we know you'll love.
Kate Spade New York Scallop 2
Kate Spade New York Scallop Smartwatch 2 in Rosegold, SGD579/~USD428.17
Designed for go-getter ladies, Kate Spade New York's Scallop Smartwatch 2 boasts a range of new features including a heart rate sensor and voice activation. The highlight of this model is the customisable dials using the Choose Your Look micro-app, where you can change the dial design to complement your outfit. As Creative Director Nicola Glass puts it, "This smartwatch is a sophisticated blend of style and function."
Fossil Sport Smartwatch
Fossil Sport Smartwatch, SGD489/~USD361.62
Looking for a durable smartwatch to match your active lifestyle? The Fossil Sport Smartwatch is for you! Based on the recently launched Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 platform and the newly redesigned Wear OS by Google™, this release features extended battery life, a new battery saving mode, enhanced ambient mode and integrated heart rate monitor. It also has an ultra-lightweight design built to be your companion for all activities, from hiking to kickboxing.
HUAWEI Watch GT
Huawei Watch GT Elegant Edition Tahitian Magic Black Pearl, Price unavailable
Huawei introduces new variants to its popular Watch GT line — the Active Edition and Elegant Edition. Both models showcase ultra-long battery time and HUAWEI TruSeen™ 3.0 heart rate monitoring. Perfect for wellness fanatics, the HUAWEI WATCH GT supports continuous heart rate monitoring, tracking active and resting heart rates. When in sport mode, it can even be set up to notify you if there's a need to adjust the intensity of your workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval. Awesome, right?
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™ in Lilac, SGD248/~USD183.40
If you're on the lookout for an affordable smartwatch with features that are competitive to those in the higher price range, you might want to consider getting the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition™. Like the Fitbit Versa, the lite version still has that sleek design and includes most of the core fitness features like the PurePulse® 24/7 heart rate and Sleep Stages tracking, over 15 goal-based exercise modes, connected GPS, smartphone notifications and the SpO2 sensor which can potentially estimate changes in blood oxygen levels and help track body developments like sleep apnea.
Michael Kors Access Runway
Michael Kors Access Runway, PHP21,609/~USD416.55 (michaelkors.com)
Back in 2017, we were already captured by the elegant design of the original Michael Kors Access. Just when we thought that it couldn't get any better, the brand releases an upgraded version called Runway. It has the same classic slim wristwatch silhouette but now features more functionality such as payment methods, swim-proof design, built-in fitness tracking and more. It's everything you love made even better.