For fitness buffs

Apple Watch Nike+



If running and swimming are the two main sports you take part in, the Apple Watch Nike+ is the only watch you need.

It has built-in GPS to track distance and speed for walks and runs without the need to take along your iPhone for GPS tracking.

The watch is also water resistant down to 50m, so this capability lets you track your swims.

It features the iconic perforated watch band by Nike+ that reduces weight and increases ventilation for better comfort during your workouts.

•ST Digital's Pick: You can run, swim with it and turn it into a normal Apple Watch with just a change of watch band. You don't need another watch anymore.


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From far, you will never think this is actually a GPS running watch.

The Garmin Fenix Chronos looks more like a classic timepiece that is more suitable for the boardroom than the gym.

It has a sleek, round metallic casing with a 1.2-inch circular always-on full-colour Garmin Chroma Display.

But it is equipped with built-in GPS for your runs and hikes.

This 100m-water-resistant watch also has a built-in altimeter, a barometer and an electronic compass for your outdoor adventures, as well as a wrist-based heart-rate monitor.



The Fitbit Charge 2 is perfect for fitness data crunchers, as it has everything you can ask for in a fitness tracker. It tracks your heart rate, steps taken, calories burnt and floors climbed. And all these fitness statistics are displayed through its Oled monochrome screen that you can browse through by just tapping on the display.

Furthermore, its automatic sports-tracking feature can tell when you are running or playing basketball, and track the sport accordingly.



There is an increasing number of cordless earbuds in the market. But the Jabra Sport Elite is more than just a pair of cordless earbuds for you to listen to music during your runs - it actually monitors your workouts.

It is equipped with a heart-rate monitor that is supposed to have an above-90 per cent reading accuracy. It works with the Jabra Sport Life app to track your activities and analyse your fitness level. It also provides you with personalised real-time audio coaching during your workouts.

The earbuds are sweat-proof and water resistant down to 1m for 30min. It comes with ear gels and wings to ensure optimal fit.



Looking to record your paragliding or water-skiing adventures? Take the Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Camera along.

The miniature camcorder-lookalike comes with the RM-LVR3 live-view remote, complete with a wristband. Thus, you can see what you are capturing with ease, using the live-view remote on your wrist.

The action camera also comes with an underwater housing that has water resistance of down to 60m. Its excellent 4K video quality is accentuated by its superb image-stabilisation technology that prevents any major shakes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'For fitness buffs'. Print Edition | Subscribe