When technology ‘entered’ the world of fitness, a number of products emerged in the market. From gym equipment to smart fitness watches, companies have diversified their product portfolio.
This wave, this ‘strong’ wave, has brought about a lot of change in the demand for products. People’s tastes and preferences have changed. A prime example as to how companies are adapting to this change is the emergence and growth of smart fitness watches.
A new product creates a new dilemma. What are the benchmarks to hold this product too? Can we just go to the shop and buy one, or, do we need to do some research on it?
Well, if you are the impulse shopper, go for it. And if you aren’t, these guidelines might prove to be slightly valuable to you.
Design: The design of a product is an important factor, that can make or break a purchase. But, it’s probably the most subjective factor one can ever think of. Still, it’s an individual’s perception that creates this subjectivity. Don’t ignore the design. Choose a watch with not only the features, but the aesthetic appeal as well. Let it adorn your wrist, perhaps?
Features: When you buy a ‘new-age’ product, let’s face it, the features matter. The features are what give different models, a different aurora. However, this aurora that they create, comes at a price. Therefore, look at such a model, that fits your budget and has all the features, or at least as many as possible to keep you content.
Options? Here, have a look at five different smart fitness watches, along with some insight on what makes them what they are:
Best Smart Fitness Watch to buy online in India in 2017:
#1.Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch:
The Apple of smart watches, Fitbit, can arguably be considered to be one of the pioneers in the market.
Firstly, this watch comes in two different sizes: large and small. Sleek design and a number of features to back this up.
Out of all that it offers, the features that really stand out are: GPS connectivity, workout-scheduling and heart rate monitoring. That’s our perspective.
These aren’t the only features, mind you. These watches have a lot to offer.
Apart from providing assistance in fitness related matters, call, text, music control and alarms are a few other rudimentary features.
It operates on a battery but the battery runs for 5 days, without charge. Not too bad a feat, for a product packed with features.
#2.Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch:
Fitbit have created different models, for different people in their target market.
The one on top, was for a more casual runner. This model, as the name suggests, is for a fitness enthusiast.
On the surface, it might seem very similar to the Fitbit Blaze, but in performance it’s different.
It has a lot of the same features like, GPS connectivity, activity tracking, heart-rate monitoring, music control and so on and so forth.
It is slightly more expensive. Sleeker design, with the option of getting it synced to a number of online/mobile tools for a more detailed, or, complete analysis of one’s fitness regime. And it’s available in different colours: black, red and blue.
#3.Withings Activité Steel – Activity & Sleep-Tracking Watch:
Activity/exercise tracking on land is one thing, but in the water, it’s a whole new ball game.
There aren’t too many water-proof smart fitness watches, but this is one such product.
Especially useful for swimmers, it’s not only waterproof (upto 50m) but also generates intel, in relation to one’s swimming exercises.
It gets better. There is absolutely no need to charge it. It works for a period of 8 months, without charge. When the charge runs out in 8 months, getting a standard battery cell that most watches operate on, shouldn’t be too much of a hassle.
Sleep tracking, graphic representation of data and a stylish, unique design are few other plus points that can be attributed to this model.
#4.Asus Vivowatch Fitness/Health Watch with Silver Metal Case:
With gorilla glass casing to protect its display screen and the fact that it is water resistant, definitely makes this a durable option.
In terms of features, apart from heart-rate monitoring, a couple of other technologies are incorporated in this product.
The non-fitness related features? Bluetooth connectivity.