But smart watches are gaining in popularity as they have functions that go beyond timekeeping. For the modern busy woman and man, the fact that it provides notifications, tracks your steps and heart rate, allows you to reply to messages and answer calls, pay for things, listen to music and set alarms, and more, makes it an irresistible and value-for-money tool. If you need help in organising and improving your hectic lifestyle, smartwatches are the way of the future.
We’ve rounded up six different smartwatches — from the Apple Watch to Garmin and Louis Vuitton — you need to get on your wrist right now.
For the outdoor adventurer: Garmin
Garmin Fenix 5x Plus, S$1,299, Lazada
If you love getting lost outdoors in nature, Garmin’s GPS technology-based wearables are a must for you — especially this Garmin fenix 5X Plus smartwatch. Equipped with TOPO mapping and navigation features, the preloaded map allows you to locate where you are and ensure that while you’re in the midst of your trail running, you’ll still be able to find your way back home. The watch also allows you to download and store music via Spotify so you can connect wirelessly and listen on the go.
For the fashionista:: Apple Watch x Hermes
Apple Watch Hermes stainless steel case, S$2,059, Apple
Everyone’s heard of the Apple Watch. But if you really want to step ahead of the pack and show off your style, go for the collaboration with Hermes instead. We’re liking this colourway in particular, because it comes with leather and sport band straps made in the orange shade that’s emblematic of the French luxury label. The interchangeable straps make the watch versatile to suit different occasions and get the usual functionalities of the smartwatch, including notification alerts, fitness tracking and of course, Siri.