We recently gave you our Gift Guide for Fitness Bands, but if you’re looking for something with more features than your analog watch, then check out our Smartwatch Gift Guide below.
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Let’s kick it off with the most affordable smartwatch on the list, the Honor Watch Magic. It has some similarities to the Huawei Watch GT2 and features an AMOLED screen, heart rate monitor, GPS, barometer, sleep monitor, wireless charging, and a body made from 316L stainless steel. This is the one to get if you need a smartwatch without breaking the bank.
• PHP 7,490
Huawei’s offering this year is the Watch GT2 and can be considered as one of the most feature-packed smartwatches for the price. It features a 1.39-inch curved AMOLED display, Kirin A1 chip, heart rate sensor, air pressure sensor, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, water resistance, and a battery that can last up to 14 days.
• PHP 10,990 (Black Fluoroelastomer)
• PHP 13,990 (Brown Leather)
If you’re invested in the Apple ecosystem or simply own an iPhone, the best smartwatch you can get is the Apple Watch Series 5. It runs on WatchOS 6 and sports a chassis made from recycled aluminum material, Always-On Retina display, heart rate monitor, noise alert, menstrual cycle tracking, compass, water resistance, ECG, and GPS.
• PHP 23,990 (40mm)
• PHP 25,990 (44mm)
One of the things we like about the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is that the design is a perfect blend of a fitness tracker and an elegant watch. This Tizen-powered smartwatch packs a Super AMOLED display, Exynos 9110 chipset, heart rate monitor, ECG, WiFi, NFC, Barometer, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, IP68 rating, and Gorilla Glass DX+ protection.
• PHP 13,990 (40mm aluminum)
• PHP 16,990 (44mm aluminum)
• PHP 19,990 (44mm stainless steel)
Fitbit’s Versa 2 features an AMOLED display, aluminum watch case, heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, built-in microphone, altimeter, water resistance, Spotify controls, and Amazon Alexa integration.
• PHP 12,890
If the Versa 2 is a bit expensive, you can go with the Versa Lite. It has a 1.34-inch touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 3, heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, water-resistance, Bluetooth, activity tracking, and a battery that can last up to 4 days.
• PHP 10,390
Amazfit wearables are available in the Philippines for a while now, and one of the newest entries is the Amazfit GTR. It features an AMOLED display, GPS, heart rate monitor, Bluetooth 5.0, water resistance, 12 sport modes, and a battery life that can last up to 24 days.
• PHP 9,995
Garmin has plenty to offer this year that cater to different user preferences. If you’re a runner or a frequent gym-goer, you can choose from the Forerunner lineup. They’re sporty and can certainly keep up with your activities.
• Forerunner 45 – PHP 12,595
• Forerunner 345, 345 Music – PHP 24,595
• Forerunner 945 – PHP 42,995
If you want something stylish but don’t want to compromise on the fitness tracking features, you can take a look at the Venu, Vivomove 3, or Vivoactive 4.
• Venu – PHP 23,595
• Vivomove 3 – PHP 16,595
• Vivoactive 4 – PHP 21,595
If you’re the outdoorsy type of person and need a watch that can withstand the harshness of nature, then take a look at the GPS-equipped Instinct or the more expensive Fenix 6 family.
• Instinct – PHP 19,995
• Fenix 6S – PHP 40,995
• Fenix 6 Sapphire – PHP 54,995
• Fenix 6X Pro Solar – PHP 78,995
And that sums it up. We hope that this list has helped you pick the right smartwatch based on your budget and needs. If we missed anything, let us know in the comments below.