YugaTech Christmas Gift Guide 2020: Smartwatches
If there are things that excite us during the Christmas season: one of these is definitely shopping! If you plan to purchase a smartwatch to reward yourself this year, or even eyeing to send it as a gift for your special ones, here’s a list of the 2020’s smartwatches! With this, may you be able to pick the best ones to add to your shopping cart and be your own Santa this Christmas!
Note: All smartwatches mentioned in this list were released this year (2020) and are readily available for purchase. Prices may subject to change.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch3 comes in two sizes options: 41mm, and 45mm. It offers design options, either stainless steel with a leather strap or titanium with a metal strap. Both models sport a Super AMOLED screen geared with Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection, physical rotating bezels, and interchangeable watch faces. Similar to other smartwatches, it offers heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring, fall detection, and an ECG sensor. Other features include gesture controls, automatic message reply, and compatibility with both Android and iOS.
• Samsung Galaxy Watch3 41mm – PHP 18,990
• Samsung Galaxy Watch3 45mm – PHP 20,990
realme Watch S
realme Watch S was just recently launched in the country. The smartwatch comes with health and fitness features, such as a real-time heart rate monitor, blood oxygen level monitor, sleep monitor, drinking water reminder, meditation, and 16 sports modes. Compared to the previous realme Watch, the Watch S comes with a premium look with an aluminum alloy case, a liquid silicone strap, and a magnetic charging base. It has a 1.3-inch auto-brightness touchscreen display equipped with sturdy Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It can be linked through the realme Link app to access more of the smartwatch’s features and options. It has over 100 watch faces to choose from, an IP68 water-resistance rating, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and could last up to 15 days of continuous use.
Price: PHP 4,990
Shop it here: Lazada
Huawei Watch Fit
Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Watch Fit this year, sporting a rectangular-shaped display. It can provide a series of health-targeting functions to help users to build a healthier lifestyle. It got a 1.64-inch AMOLED screen, 12 quick workout animations, 98 workout modes, built-in GPS, and 10-day battery life. It is also packed with other features, such as Huawei TruSeen 4.0 heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, SpO2 sensor, Huawei TrueRelax stress tracking, and 5ATM-rated water resistance.
Price: PHP 4,999
Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE
The Apple Watch Series 6 is equipped with the new upgraded S6 chip based on the A13 Bionic in iPhone 11, U1 chip, and Ultra-Wideband antennas to support next-generation digital car keys. The smartwatch runs up to 20% faster, allowing apps to launch faster while maintaining the same all-day 18-hour battery life. It is equipped with the new Blood Oxygen sensors for measuring oxygen saturation in one’s body, Always-On Retina Display, faster wired charging under 1.5 hours, and an always-on altimeter. It also has sleep tracking, automatic handwashing, detection, new workout type, and the ability to curate and share watch faces without tapping the screen. It also offers three all-new band style for its customers, with the ultralight Solo Loop that introduces a continuous and stretchable band design in soft silicone. Its standard variant is available in 7 colors, while the braided yarn version offers it in 5 colors.
The Apple Watch SE, on the other hand, runs on the S5 System in Package (SiP) and a dual-core processor. It has a built-in speaker and microphone, an always-on altimeter, a built-in compass, fall detection for contacting emergency services and registered contacts, and a 30% larger Retina display than the Series 3. This runs on watchOS7, allowing personalization to be taken to the next level with seven new watch face options. It also sports health and fitness features such as low-range V02 Max, sleep monitor, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types. The affordable version of the Apple Watch also includes cycling directions and language translation through Maps and Siri.
• Apple Watch 6 – starts at PHP 22,990
• Apple Watch SE – starts at PHP 15,990
Shop it here: Apple Store
Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 now supports Google Assistant compared to its predecessor. It uses the magnetic charger, which gives one day of battery life on a single charge for 12 minutes. It hands-free calls via Bluetooth, fast charging, and on-device GPS for tracking pace and distance. It also allows users to download and play songs and podcasts from Pandora and Deezer and control Spotify directly from the smartwatch. It comes equipped with a battery that lasts up to six days.
Price: PHP 14,790
The realme Band features a 0.96-inch display with five stylish watch face to choose from. It’s IP68 water resistance rated and works as an activity tracker, capable of tracking nine daily activities. Moreover, it comes with a real-time heart rate monitor, with reminders to move and drink water. The realme Band also displays user notifications with support for calls, SMS, and other notifications. With the realme Link app, users may manage their fitness band’s statistics. It comes with a long battery life of up to 19 days on regular usage, or up to 6-9 days with 24/7 real-time heart rate monitoring.
Price: PHP 1,390
Shop it here: Lazada
Huawei Band 4 Pro
The Huawei Band 4 Pro sports various watch faces for personalization and features Huawei TrueSeen 3.5, Huawei TruSleep 2.0, GPS capabilities, and a 6-axis IMU sensor. It is equipped with an algorithm powered by the FirstBeat to provide users with “professional data” based on the user’s heart rate zone, VO max, and recommended recovery time and training effect.
Price: PHP 2,990
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
Xiaomi also got a new smart band this 2020, which sports a larger 1.1-inch AMOLED screen. The Mi Band 5 has also added activities to the 11 sports modes that keep track of the user’s activity type. Apart from heart rate monitoring, the fitness band monitors sleep quality and stress monitoring. Other new features include Female health monitoring that records one’s menstrual cycle and tracks fertility calendar. It also features magnetic charging, giving out a long battery life of up to 14 days.
Price: PHP 1,790
Fitbit Inspire 2
The Fitbit Inspire 2 delivers more health and fitness features like Active Zone Minute, over 20 goal-based exercise modes, advanced sleep tools for monitoring sleep quality, 24/7 heart rate tracking, menstrual health tracking, and food and water visibility intake. It is powered with up to 10 days of battery life.
Price: PHP 6,290
Huawei Band 4e Active
The Huawei Band 4e Active is designed for those who have an active lifestyle. It has a Running Form Guidance that gives comprehensive statistics of one’s run for efficiency and reducing injuries, Cycle Cadence Monitoring, and Basketball Performance Tracking. It features sleep monitoring, distance, and steps tracking, calorie counting, activity reminder, message, and call notification, and more. This band can be worn in two ways: on your wrist or attached to your shoe through its free buckle. It is also compatible with the Smart Life Assistant app. Among its other features include up to 5 ATM water resistance and has a battery life of 14 days on regular use. The Band 4e Active is available in Graphite Black and Mineral Red.
Price: PHP 1,399
There you have it! Perhaps at this point, you have a target smartwatch in mind! If none yet, take the time to review our list to decide which to buy this Holiday season!