Fitness trackers, or fitness watches have been in the market for some time. But with the current restrictions on gyms in Singapore, more people are heading outdoors to exercise.
This is where fitness trackers can really come in handy, so you know how much calories you’re actually burning!
These days, fitness trackers have lots of functions: tracking your heart rate, sleeping pattern, steps per day – all to help you increase your overall health.
But, what’s the best fitness tracker in Singapore?
Let’s take a look!
|Fitness Tracker||Price||Battery Life||Additional Functions|
|Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5||$25 (Lazada)||14 days||View phone notifications, music controls|
|Samsung Galaxy Fit 2||$66 (Amazon)||21 days||Quick reply to texts, phone notifications, music controls|
|XiaoMi Mi Watch Lite||$85 (Courts)||9 days||View phone notifications, music controls|
|Huawei Band 6||$88 (Courts)||14 days||View phone notifications, music controls, remote camera shutter, Find Your iPhone|
|Huawei Watch Fit||$128 (Courts)||10 days||View phone notifications, music controls, remote camera shutter, Find Your iPhone|
|FitBit Inspire 2||$168 (Courts)||10 days||View phone notifications|
|FitBit Charge 4||$188 (Courts)||7 days||View phone notifications, connects to Spotify, FitBit Pay|
|FitBit Versa 2||$228 (Amazon)||6 days||View phone notifications, connects to Spotify, FitBit Pay, apps and clockfaces, Alexa Built-in|
|Garmin VENU SQ||$228 (Amazon)||6 days||View phone notifications, Garmin Pay, apps and clockfaces|
|Apple Watch Series 3||$299 (Apple)||18 hours||Make calls and reply iMessages, Apple Pay, Siri, Find Your iPhone, apps and clockfaces|
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 ($25)
With its $25 price tag, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is a super affordable fitness watch for those who are looking to track basic daily activities.
Although there aren’t many fancy features on this watch, you can still expect a comprehensive offering from it – 24h heart rate and sleep monitoring, different sports modes, steps tracker, as well as pop-up reminders once you’ve synced this watch to Mi Fit or Google Fit.
A pretty solid starter if you’re looking for a super basic fitness tracker in Singapore
Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 ($66)
Fitness functions for the Galaxy Fit 2 remains similar to the MiFit – sleep monitoring and heart tracking features, automatic workout trackers, syncs to your Samsung Health app for personalised reports.
Now, you might ask – why the slightly pricier tag then? The quick answer would be for its high-quality touchscreen display feature, which will also allow you to send quick replies to incoming texts.
XiaoMi Mi Watch Lite ($85)
With its sub $100 price, the Mi Watch Lite offers a sleek design (which almost reminds us of Apple Watch). The most significant upgrade in this watch, as compared to the previous 2, would be its built-in GPS, making tracking distances more accurate than motion sensors.
Apart from that, its larger screen frame also allows you to view phone notifications and music controls more conveniently. However, most fitness and smartwatch features still remain similar to Mi Smart Band 5.
If you’re looking for a classic design which doesn’t break the bank, this might be it. But don’t be expecting too much from it as it still remains a budget option.
Huawei Band 6 ($88)
A close competitor to Mi Watch Lite, this Band 6 is slightly more intelligent – with an additional remote camera shutter and find your iPhone function. If you prefer your watch to be a little smarter, this would be a decent option.
Furthermore, in terms of fitness tracking, this watch also has 96 workout modes – including extreme and winter! However, we have to point out that the Band 6 does not support the GPS function. So, if that’s important for you, opt for either Mi Watch Lite or Huawei Watch Fit.
Huawei Watch Fit ($128)
Moving into the next tier of watches (that aren’t sub $100 – warning to your wallets), the Watch Fit is the upgrade from Band 6. With the same features, similar clean-cut look, but now with GPS tracking and 12 fitness workouts catered for different goals (fat burning, toning, cardio and more).
In all honesty, the Watch Fit does seem like a pretty good deal for anyone looking for a mid-tier watch which satisfies basic smartwatch features while still performing well in its fitness tracking.
FitBit Inspire 2 ($168)
Of all the FitBits available, this model would be the most basic. However, even when comparing this model against the other watches that have been introduced, nothing seems too outstanding about the Inspire 2. It is similar to the Mi Smart Band 5, except with 20 exercise modes and active zone minutes.
We think this price tag could probably get you a watch with a greater variety of smart fitness features.
FitBit Charge 4 ($188)
At $20 an upgrade from the FitBit Inspire 2, you will experience a significant difference between both models. The Charge 4 not only allows you to connect and control Spotify music, but also has an in-built GPS.
Best part? FitBit Pay also means you can conveniently reward yourself with a BBT run after you’ve worked out!
FitBit Versa 2 ($228)
To give you more options for the “Tier 1” smart watches, we’re throwing in Versa 2, which is yet another upgrade from the Charge 4.
The main difference between Versa 2 and Charge 4 will primarily be in its smart functions, with the Versa 2 having an Alexa Built-in, as well as apps and clockfaces on its display.
Garmin VENU SQ ($228)
For the fitness gurus who are serious about purchasing a watch to improve your performance, Garmin VENU SQ may just be the watch for you.
Apart from having preloaded workouts and the typical health functions, Garmin’s VENU SQ also allows you to create your own workouts and download them into the watch. Besides, your cardio runs can also now come with a personalised trainer on your watch.
Smarts wise, Garmin doesn’t fall short from Apple – with Garmin Pay, smart notifications, and an app store. However, do note that only Android users can reply text messages on their watches.
Apple Watch Series 3 ($299)
Now the Apple Watch almost needs no introduction. If you are looking for the best of both worlds, Apple is guaranteed to keep you satisfied with comprehensive fitness and smart features.
Although the brand boasts its latest SE and Series 6 models, there is no need for a premium smartwatch if you will not be utilizing its entire ecosystem.
The Series 3 is a decent-enough choice which allows you to make calls and reply iMessage, pay using Apple, and also looks like a mini iPhone on your wrist with an App store.
There you go! 10 fitness trackers below between $25 to $300. As to which one is the best fitness tracker in Singapore, it really is a matter of personal taste. If you don’t need the additional functions like cashless payment or making calls, then there really isn’t a need to splurge on a higher end fitness tracker.
Carefully look through the functions of each fitness tracker and compare them to your fitness goals to find the best fitness tracker in Singapore for yourself!