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By Team HardwareZone - 9 Sep 2018,12:42pm

Wearables

Casio

The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 is a Wear OS by Google smartwatch for the outdoor enthusiast. The watch comes with GPS, built-in sensors to measure altitudes, atmospheric pressure, and directions. It’s water-resistant up to 50 meters. To be had for S$599 (U.P. S$699) at the show, with a free Hole 19 app, Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor, and extra USB charging cable.

 

Fitbit

The Fitbit Versa is Fitbit’s latest smartwatch, with many of the Ionic’s same features for less money. Battery life lasts up to four days, and it doesn’t have the Ionic’s built-in GPS. Also runs Fitbit OS, which works with both iPhone and Android. It supports smart notifications and has a continuous heart rate tracker. At the show for S$318 for the classic edition and S$358 for the special edition. Either comes with a free classic accessory band.

The Fitbit Ionic is the older brother of the Versa. It has longer battery life at up to five days and built-in GPS. It runs Fitbit OS and is compatible with both iPhone and Android. It supports smart notifications and has a continuous heart rate tracker. At the show for S$368 (U.P. S$418). An Adidas Edition is available for S$408 (U.P. S$458).

The Fitbit Charge 2 tracker with continuous heart rate tracking is going at S$198 for the classic edition (U.P. S$248), and S$238 for the special edition (U.P. S$298). But you should know that the Fitbit Charge 3 has been announced at S$238 (yes, the same price as the Charge 2 special edition). However, it won’t be available here until November.

 

Garmin

The Fenix 5 Plus (right) is Garmin’s latest flagship fitness tracker/smartwatch. Like the Fenix 5, the 5 Plus series comes in three variants. There’s the smallest Fenix 5S Plus is S$1,199. The mid-sized Fenix 5 Plus ranges from S$1,229 to S$1,599. The largest Fenix 5X Plus starts at S$1,299 and goes to S$1,699. All three come with a pair of free Jaybird X3 wireless sports headphones, which is limited to 20 pieces per day.

Garmin sees the Fenix 5 as complementary to the newer Fenix 5 Plus series and is still selling them. The smallest Fenix 5S is available from S$759 (U.P. S$759) to S$899 (U.P. S$999). The mid-sized Fenix 5 watch is available from S$799 to S$899 (U.P. S$899). The Fenix 5X comes with full-color map guidance and sells for S$999 (U.P. S$999). All Fenix 5 variations come with a free Vivosmart 3 worth S$229.

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music with Garmin Pay is a GPS running watch that comes with storage for music, which you can download from selected music streaming services, or transfer via PC. The watch is selling for S$559 (U.P. S$669). The Garmin Forerunner 645 without music, but also with GPS and Garmin Pay, is available at S$499 (U.P. S$599).

 

Samsung

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE is available at the show for S$378 (U.P. S$548). The Gear S3 Frontier/Classic Bluetooth is also available at S$328 (U.P. S$498). Or you can wait for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, which has been announced but isn’t available yet.

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