Smartwatches are getting so popular that it’s no longer a passing fad. The exploding interest, plus the addition of new features and improved design means today there are many options available that it can be tough to decide one from the other. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there’s a range of affordable smartwatches that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Therefore we’ve come up with a list of the best inexpensive smartwatches under S$450. Read on if you’re interested in getting your first smartwatch but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for it.
Pebble Time (S$269)
It was the Pebble that literally “kickstarted” the smartwatch market. An instant success when it was first listed on Kickstarter, the Pebble continues to be popular for its sleek designs, wide range of features and affordable prices. The Pebble Time has a clear colour screen and comes in either Steel (square) or a more classic Round design.
While there have been complaints about its poor scratch resistance, the Pebble Time can last for up to 10 days on a full charge, and is cross compatible with both Android and iOS.
Polar M400 (S$289)
Runners will appreciate that this waterproof watch comes with GPS. It packs a 190mAh battery that will give you up to 8 hours of running time to train for your upcoming marathon. At 156g, you won't even notice its presence on your wrist. If you're hitting the track in sunny weather 128 x 128 resolution should help your lap times show up just fine.
Not so much of a runner? The Polar M400 does sleep and step tracking too. Don't worry, you will get there someday. And when you do, the M400 will be ready for you.
Buyee Dz09 (S$29)
The word affordable is taken to a whole new level with this smartwatch from Buyee. At a low price of RM76, the Dz09 has a great HD screen viewable even under bright lights, and it’s compatible with both Android and iOS (though some functions are limited on iOS). There’s a bunch of fitness features, and it comes in several different colours.
The 380mAh battery has a standby time of 180 hours, and it’s powered by a 533MHz processor.