Asus ZenWatch 2 with metallic strap
The affordable Asus ZenWatch 2 once came only with leather straps. Now, this Android Wear smartwatch is available with a stainless steel link bracelet for those who want a more elegant and professional look.
It is available in two sizes - 1.63-inch and 1.45-inch. You can always get a replacement strap as the ZenWatch 2 uses 22mm (for 1.63-inch model) or 18mm (for 1.45-inch model) straps that are readily available.
Garmin Forerunner 235
$469 (usual price $499)
The Garmin Forerunner 235 is the navigation company's first try at using its own built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) in a GPS running watch. It used the Mio's HRM technology in earlier models.
The Forerunner 235 measures your heart rate continuously. It also doubles as a fitness tracker, monitoring your steps, calories burnt and sleep patterns. Its built-in accelerometer captures distance and pace data when you run indoors.
Garmin Vivosmart HR
As the HR in its name implies, the Garmin Vivosmart HR comes with a built-in heart rate monitor (HRM). This is the first Garmin fitness tracker series using a built-in HRM. Previously, Vivofit fitness tracker users needed to connect the device to a chest-strap HRM.
This enables all-day tracking of your heart rate, steps taken, floors climbed, calories burnt and sleep patterns. It also has an always-on display that shows you the time.
$289 (usual price $309)
For those who dislike wearing a fitness tracker with a regular wristband, there is the Jawbone Up3. It looks like a beautiful accessory with its stylish anodised aluminium shell. Almost a sure way to garner some compliments.
It automatically tracks your daily physical activity and sleep as well. And, despite its good looks, it even has a hard-working heart rate monitor that tracks your heart rate all day. The Jawbone Up3 comes in many colours, including indigo and silver.
Samsung Gear S2 classic in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum
The smartwatch with an innovative rotatable bezel is now available in 18K rose gold and platinum.
But it is still the same Samsung Gear S2 with its 1.2-inch (360 x 360 pixels) circular touchscreen display. The rotatable bezel can be used to toggle notifications, settings and applications.
The 18K rose gold model comes with a ivory leather strap; the platinum, with a black leather strap.
TomTom Spark Cardio + Music
$349 (usual price $399)
If you love music while working out, you may want to try the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music GPS .
This GPS running watch has a built-in heart-rate monitor and an integrated music player you can use to listen to music wirelessly via a paired Bluetooth headset. An internal storage of 3GB lets you store more than 500 songs.
The Spark doubles as a fitness tracker that automatically monitors your physical activity and sleep.