THE FIT­NESS TRACK­ERS for Every Kind of Lifestyle

Not just your heart rate, but even sleep and ovu­la­tion cy­cles, and oxy­gen lev­els – that’s what the new fit­ness track­ers can track. That some are embed­ded in smart­watches makes them fash­ion­able as well.

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The new fit­ness track­ers can track ev­ery­thing from sleep and ovu­la­tion cy­cles to oxy­gen lev­els. That some are now embed­ded in smart­watches just makes them fash­ion­able as well.

Garmin In­stinct

This smartwatch will last through your ex­pe­di­tions. With a scratch-re­sis­tant dis­play and durable fi­bre poly­mer case, it’s tough enough for coun­try hikes. It will also give you your cur­rent lo­ca­tion ac­cu­rately, so jun­gle treks will be much safer. For pre­cise po­si­tion­ing, it si­mul­ta­ne­ously taps into three ma­jor satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems – GPS, Glonass and Galileo. In lo­ca­tion-track­ing mode, this watch can keep go­ing for up to 14 hours. At Chal­lenger, Har­vey Nor­man and Ad­vance Lap stores, $499. www.garmin.com.sg

Montblanc Sum­mit 2

Travel and stay fit with Montblanc’s lat­est. Its Timeshifter app tracks your sleep pat­terns and cus­tomises your travel sleep sched­ule, no­ti­fy­ing you on how to ad­just to the time-zone shift even be­fore you get to your des­ti­na­tion. The Qual­comm bat­tery-sav­ing pro­ces­sor keeps this tick­ing for a week with­out charg­ing. Based on my sleep pat­terns, the watch alerted me to “see bright light and avoid caf­feine” – and gave me a spe­cific du­ra­tion for these ac­tiv­i­ties. Although slightly bulky for a pe­tite woman, it makes a great gift for men, or women who love chunkier time­pieces. At Montblanc stores, from $1,495.

Mob­voi Ticwatch Pro

This watch goes on for a whop­ping 30 days with­out charg­ing. Yup, you read that right. Lead­ing ar­ti­fi­cial­in­tel­li­gence com­pany Mob­voi’s Lay­ered Dis­play tech­nol­ogy max­imises bat­tery power. Ba­si­cally, an LCD screen sits above the LED dis­play; the for­mer pro­vides a ba­sic dis­play (Es­sen­tial mode) and the lat­ter pro­vides a full-colour dis­play (Smart mode). You can switch to Es­sen­tial mode if the bat­tery runs low – it can still mea­sure heart rate and count steps. When I wore it in Smart mode, it synced my pre­vi­ous health and fit­ness data, and cal­cu­lated my speed, ca­dence and calo­ries burnt. At se­lected Chal­lenger stores, $363.20. www.mob­voi.com/sg

Fit­bit Charge 3

This watch does the ex­tra work for women who track their monthly cy­cles. The Fe­male Tracker func­tion logs ovu­la­tion cy­cles, and not just by date. Pre­vi­ously, I recorded my cy­cles us­ing an­other phone app which wasn’t ac­cu­rate, but when I trans­ferred the data man­u­ally to the Fe­male Tracker, ev­ery­thing was much more in-depth. Be­ing able to record the heav­i­ness and vis­cos­ity of my flow made the cal­cu­la­tions more pre­cise; I won’t be caught by sur­prise the next time. And for cou­ples look­ing for a good time to con­ceive, this watch also makes gy­nae vis­its much more pro­duc­tive. $238

Garmin Vivos­mart 4

The thin strap and small watch face make this fit­ness tracker out­fit­friendly. But it does more than look good – it also mea­sures your oxy­gen lev­els and sleep pat­terns. The Body Bat­tery func­tion ac­cesses your over­all body con­di­tion based on heart rate, sleep ac­tiv­ity and stress lev­els. If you feel it buzz, it’s time to con­sult a doc­tor as your body is prob­a­bly not func­tion­ing op­ti­mally. It also fared well at the pool – I took it for a swim and it recorded my heart rate dur­ing laps. With a sev­en­day bat­tery life, his is def­i­nitely a life­saver in many ways. At se­lected Gain City stores, $199. www.garmin.com.sg

Ac­txa Spur +

It comes equipped with a fea­ture that mea­sures the oxy­gen go­ing into your mus­cles (VO2 max). You can now plan your work­out speed ac­cord­ingly – if you’re get­ting more oxy­gen, work harder! Based on your VO2 max, the tracker cal­cu­lates your “fit­ness age”. Thank­fully, my fit­ness age matched my ac­tual age. (All the time spent in HIIT classes was worth it.) If your fit­ness age is older than your ac­tual age, it doesn’t mean you’re age­ing more rapidly. You just need to work out more of­ten and change your seden­tary lifestyle. $109 https://sg­store. ac­txa.com

For the re­ally busy (read: for­get­ful) ex­ec­u­tive.

For the fit­ness junkie.

For every woman.

For the ur­ban ex­plorer.

For the trav­el­ling pro­fes­sional.

For the fash­ion­ably fit woman.

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