Fitness watches have become a norm these days. You often see this wearable technology on the wrist of a regular individual or a professional athlete, whether they're just going about their everyday lives or exercising. If you are planning to own one, here fitness watch recommendations just for you.

1. Fitbit Charge 2

Best for multisport and everyday use - with a stopwatch and vibrating alarm
Price from RM708.00
Lazada Malaysia RM708.00

The term “one-size-fits-all” is the best description for the Fitbit Charge 2. It is a feature-packed fitness watch that can perform many tasks. Thanks to Fitbit’s multisport mode and SmartTrack feature, it helps detect numerous high-movement activities and aerobic exercises.

It tracks workout routines like cycling, yoga, hiking, boxing, and CrossFit. It also comes with a built-in interval timer, which is particularly useful for HIIT. You can also follow guided breathing session using your real-time heart rate to help reduce stress.

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2. Xiaomi Mi Band 2

Best entry-level for youths and the budget-conscious
Price from RM89.00
Lazada Malaysia RM89.00

While it’s true that a fitness watch doesn’t usually come cheap, at least Xiaomi manages to make it affordable. Despite its entry-level status, the youthful-looking Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is no slouch. It boasts a decent OLED display alongside essential features like heart rate tracking and step tracker.

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3. Garmin Vivomove Classic

Best watch for men with elegant design and long battery life
Price from RM1,199.00
Lazada Malaysia RM1,199.00

More than just a men’s fitness watch, the Garmin Vivomove boasts a timeless design that is elegant enough to be worn in any social function like a wedding or a date. Blessed with a long-lasting battery life of up to one year and interchangeable bands, it’s a must-have for every sport-savvy gentleman.

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4. Huawei Band 2 Pro

Best for running and sleep tracking with built-in GPS
Price from RM315.00
Lazada Malaysia RM315.00

Just like their acclaimed smartphones, Huawei knows a thing or two about creating a good fitness watch. Their Band 2 Pro features a pair of quality tracking functions for running and sleep a.k.a. TruSleep. It also comes with a built-in GPS to track your speed, movement and distance.

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5. Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro

Best waterproof watch with Bluetooth and notifications - for swimming and music
Price from RM838.93
ezbuy Malaysia RM838.93

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is notable for its swimming-friendly upgrade and is water resistant up to a depth of 50 metres. It offers reliable notification support such as social media updates like Facebook and Twitter, as well as SMS and phone calls.

The watch also boasts a built-in music player, you can store your favourite music on the 4GB of internal storage. Thanks to its Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, you can listen to your music wearing a pair of wireless headphones while exercising.

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6. Apple Watch Series 3

Best fitness watch compatible with iPhone - has enhanced heart rate app
Price from RM1,229.00
Lazada Malaysia RM1,229.00

From a speedier dual-core processor to a barometric altimeter that’s able to count the number of floors you climb, the Apple Watch Series 3 is, no doubt, a great fitness companion to pair with your iPhone device. There’s also an improved heart rate app which enables you to keep track of your heart performance whether you are exercising, walking or resting.

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7. Garmin Vivofit 3

Best for elderly and losing weight with pedometer and calorie counter
Price from RM489.00
Lazada Malaysia RM489.00

With an audible alert-based move bar that serves as your personal reminder to stay active, Garmin Vivofit 3 is an ideal activity tracker for the elderly or those looking to lose weight. The watch also comes with an accelerometer-based pedometer and an app that enables you to count calories.

1 people added this to their wishlist

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8. Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2

Best for kids
Price from RM390.00
Shopee Malaysia RM390.00

Designed specifically for kids, the Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 is blessed with colourful themes such as Captain America, Stormtrooper and Minnie Mouse. The watch is able to track your kids’ steps and sleep time. Best of all, it unlocks an adventure app if your kids meet the 60-minute daily activity goal!

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9. Fitbit Alta HR

Best fitness watch for women
Price from RM698.00
Lazada Malaysia RM698.00

Fitbit Alta HR is no stranger to most women, thanks to its slim design and interchangeable bands. Though smaller in size, it sure packs a punch with loads of features. Among them are SmartTrack auto exercise tracker and the new PurePulse heart rate technology that helps detect sleep stages.

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