Smartwatches for every budget in 2022
Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Smartwatches have become a luxury that was offered by the market, to a basic necessity to any and everyone out there. From the entry-level smartwatches, to the absolute powerhouses in the market, here’s a list to enlighten you lovely people!
Do note that this list is not exhaustive and we have selected the most common brands that you can find in Singapore, so take our list with a pinch of salt!
Entry level - Amazfit Bip U Pro Smartwatch ($83 on Lazada)
Amazfit Singapore may not be the most noticeable brand in the market, but they are slowly and surely offering showing why they are the largest wearable device company worldwide (with over 50 million units sold!) The Amazfit Bip U Pro is one of the most affordable and trendy options for the price-conscious consumer out there.
With blood-oxygen level measurement, 50m water resistance and built in Sports Mode and GPS, this smartwatch is truly a sports companion for anyone with an active lifestyle. 50 watch faces allow you to customise your watch to suit the occasion, and it is all done simply through the Zepp App.
Sleep quality monitoring and even menstrual cycle tracking means that this watch si ready to be an all-rounded watch for him and for her, and for a really competitive price. With a 9-day battery life, this watch is your best friend if you’re one of the forgetful ones that fall asleep before charging your devices.
For a hands-on experience with their watches before making your purchase decision, visit their Amazfit Service Centre at Oxley Bizhub, 65 Ubi Road 1, #01-79, Singapore 408729.
Drop them an email at email@example.com for enquiries about their products today!
Image Courtesy of Amazfit Singapore Instagram
Starter level - HUAWEI Watch Fit Smartwatch ($108 on Lazada)
Adding a fresh new face (literally) into the market is HUAWEI Watch Fit Smartwatch with a rectangular watch face. The 1.64 inch rectangle AMOLED display and 280x456 HD resolution offers a crisp and ultra-clear viewing experience even in the bright sunlight.
96 workout modes and even guided workouts on your watch face will inspire even the most lethargic individuals to get started with an active lifestyle. Built-in GPS and advanced metrics for your workouts means that anyone and everyone can get a smart workout partner right on their wrists.
As it is compatible with both Android and Apple OS, and pairs well with your music apps, this watch is truly a day-to-day companion that can be consulted with just a flick of your wrist.
Get the full HUAWEI experience at their HUAWEI Experience Store at Westgate - 3 Gateway Drive #03-38/39 Westgate, Singapore 608532.
Image Courtesy of HUAWEI Singapore Instagram
Intermediate level - FitBit Versa 2 ($208 on Lazada)
When talking about smartwatches, we must definitely give a shoutout to one of the OGs in the industry - fitbit!
Their Versa 2 model fits this price category perfectly and comes in a sleek and premium design with chic colours such as Mist Grey Aluminium and Copper Rose Aluminium. Built in voice control to check the weather, time, set reminders and much more are all available with built-in voice recognition. If you're one to wear your watch 24/7, the FitBit Versa 2 will also track your sleep patterns to ensure that you're getting a proper night's rest.
With a large built in memory, you'll also be able to store up to 300 songs from Spotify and play them on the go! As the ORIGINAL lifestyle tracking device, fitbit is definitely set to impress with the Versa 2 - a prominent smartwatch to complement any lifestyle.
Physical Fitbit watches can be found at most hardware specialty stores like Best Denki and Harvey Norman - so hop on down to any of their stores to get a real feel of their wide range of watches today!
Image Courtesy of FitBit Singapore Instagram
Advanced level - Garmin Venu Sq/Venu Sq Music Edition ($299 & $379 respectively on Lazada)
Another massive player taking over the lifestyle and fitness category of smartwatches comes into play in this category - it's none other than Garmin with their Venu SQ!
This model is a sleeker version of the ever popular Venu, boasting a more compact screen and a lighter weight. The only functions sacrificed are stairs tracking and on-screen animated workouts - definitely a small tradeoff for more comfort in our wrists. It still features precise GPS tracking and 20 popular indoor and outdoor sports modes, like yoga and even skiing, ensuring that you get the mot precise tacking for your specific workout.
If you're heading out of the house with only your watch, fret not, for you can still pay at wireless transaction points with Garmin Pay! Just tap and go and you're good to go. Of course, you can all just open up the Garmin Connect and Garmin IQ app to customise any function or feature of your watch; and to check up on past workouts and even unlock certain achievements!
Don't forget to keep it on as much as possible as it's 6 day battery life will help in tracking your health statistics and notify you when calls and messages come in at anytime - really handy indeed (pun intended). If you’re looking for local running groups, Garmin Run Club Singapore is always there and creating more events and challenges for their runners - way to get even more motivation to use your smartwatches to their fullest potential!
You may choose to get the full Garmin experience by heading down to their stores at Westgate (3 Gateway Drive, #01-16A, Singapore 608532) or International Building (360 Orchard Road, #01-15 International Building, Singapore 238869).
Visit them today to get a hands-on feel of their watches, and find them Lazada for some great deals!
Image Courtesy of Garmin Singapore Instagram
Supreme level - Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic ($448 on Lazada)
When it comes to watches, we all want something that effortlessly turns heads - and that is what this smartwatch aims to do.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic offers a timeless finish to their watches, together with a stainless steel bezel for a perfect finishing touch. Also, say goodbye to skin sensitivity issues with the Ridge Sports Band that is durable and sweat-resistant so as to keep your comfort levels sky-high. Samsung also boasts their new BioActive Sensor which captures your full body composition to not only monitor your health but to assist you in reaching your health goals.
Not only that - they can now perform an ECG on the go, with the results readily available to be shared to your doctor should you need to! Speaking of professional advice - this watch also gives feedback on your sleep patterns and provides advanced insights from the National Sleep Foundation should you require more information on your snoozes.
With Bluetooh 5.0, accelerometers, barometers, gyro sensors, geomagnetic sensors and more, this is truly a watch jammed-pack with features and functions for the everyday man, and for the tech-aficionados as well.
We highly recommend going down to their flagship store at Vivocity (1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-28/29, Singapore 098585)for a hands-on experience and for additional goodies when you make your purchase!
Image Courtesy of Samsung Singapore Website
Splurgaholics - Apple Watch Series 7 ($698 on Lazada)
Welcome to the big leagues. If you have scrolled till this point in the article, it means that you’re ready to go all out on a watch that is built to shock and awe - and no one does it better than the Apple Watch Series 7.
There are multiple hardware and software-related reasons as to why this is so impressive, but going through them all would take a whole day so let’s stick to the core functions. A larger screen as compared to its predecessors means ease of operation for all apps on the Apple Watch, even allowing usage of a QWERTY keyboard on the watch itself.
A thicker screen and more rugged geometry allows for a more hardy watch to survive harsh terrains - perfect for the thrill-seekers out there. They also boast an ECG scanner and precise activity tracking to ensure that our health is not just our reponsibility, but theirs as well.
For the TikTok users, you might have seen some of Apple’s advertisements about their watches helping emergency services locate injured or lost individual - this is because of their new Fall Detection, which alerts emergency services if you have fallen off your bike or taken a tumble during your hike.
A built in NFC reader also allows for on-the-go payments to save time, and Siri will also assist in any queries you may have by recognising your voice too. With a myriad of straps, watch faces (which include adorable emojis) and other customization options, you’ll be spoilt for choice even before purchasing your Apple Watch.
To find out more, visit the Apple Flagship store at 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857. The other flagship store is also available at Marina Bay Sands, located at 2 Bayfront Avenue, B2, 06, 018972.
We highly recommend booking an appointment before making your way down as there are usually lots of customers that the store has to tend to!
Image Courtesy of Apple Watch Lifestyle Instagram
Which of these watches are you excited for? Would any of these make the perfect gift for someone you love? In any case, these watches definitely complement our lives, and we would strongly recommend anyone and everyone to at least have one go-to smartwatch.
Deals and promotions for these watches are aplenty so you better “watch” out!