Smart health and fitness gadgets for the gym and beyond.
Trevor Tan, Vincent Chang & Hariz Baharudin
Fitbit Charge 3
The Charge 3 is the most advanced fitness tracker ever, according to Fitbit. It comes with all-day heart-rate monitoring and shows the wearer’s real-time heart-rate zones during workouts. Its heart-rate sensor is able to provide SpO2, or oxygen saturation, readings.
It tracks swims and is water-resistant to a depth of 50m. It also automatically recognises workouts such as elliptical training and outdoor cycling.
The UniStrong UT smartphone could be the perfect gift to get for someone who likes to go on long hikes.
This Android 8.0 and dual-SIM phone has been tested to withstand drops from a height of 1.5m and can function in conditions of up to 60 deg C.
It has a 6-inch full high-definition display, 32GB of internal storage and an 8,000mAh battery to provide the battery life needed to last long treks.
The new Garmin Instinct is a rugged GPS running watch with built-in heart-rate monitor, three-axis compass and barometric altimeter. Built to endure the elements, the Instinct can withstand temperatures from minus 20 to 60 deg C and being dropped from up to a height of 122cm.
It is also water-resistant to a depth of 100m.
Jabra Elite Sport
The Jabra Elite Sport is for those who love to listen to music during workouts. These are wireless earbuds, so you do not have to worry about cable entanglements.
They also come with an in-ear heart-rate monitor, which not only measures your heart rate during workouts, but also VO2 max – a measure of the cardiovascular system.
The Elite Sport can last 41/2 hours on a full charge – with its portable charging case providing an extra nine hours.
GoPro Hero7 Black
Going on a snorkelling holiday? Pack a GoPro Hero7 Black action camera. It comes with a new video- stabilisation feature called HyperSmooth. This allows you to capture professional-looking stabilised videos, which otherwise would require the use of a motorised gimbal.
The Hero7 Black works both underwater – to a depth of 10m – and in windy situations.