Exercise can not only improve our physical health but our mental wellbeing as well. It influences our sleep and stress levels. Over the last year, many people have turned to exercise in order to maintain their health. A fantastic way to make sure you’re keeping on track with your fitness goals is a smartwatch. Most modern smartwatches track not only your exercise goals but biometric data such as heart rate and blood pressure. There is a smartwatch for everyone of every fitness level. Below we present our top 10 affordable smartwatches of 2021 for men and women.
The Reflex Series 04 is a simple but effective timepiece, perfect for the everyday person. Its round case is made of black plated stainless steel. Securing the watch is a brown leather strap with white top-stitching. The watch features a touch screen display. It displays messages and call notifications. Other functions on the watch include a calorie and step counter alongside a sleep tracker. Pre-loaded sports applications guarantee ease of tracking your activity. The watch also has a remote camera button and a “find my phone” function. The watch is compatible with both iOS and Android and its battery can last up to 4 days.
This Polar Unite watch is more high functioning and features over 100 preloaded sports applications. The watch tracks sleep as well as biometric data. A unique feature on the watch is the Serene breathing exercise function. The watch displays smart notifications and it also allows the wearer to tests their fitness. The black fibre reinforced polymer case measures 43.4 mm in diameter. Securing it is a blue silicone strap. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters or 5 bars. An interesting feature of the timepiece is the watch face colour themes which help in personalizing the watch to fit the wearer’s style.
The next one of our suggestions for the top 10 Affordable Smartwatches is this watch from TicWatch. The polished elegant look of the watch is highlighted by the monochrome design and black strap. The black polyamide, glass fibre case features a black stainless steel bezel. Features on the watch include a built-in GPS, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a heart rate sensor. The watch tracks activity, allows for music streaming and contactless payments. Its battery lasts up to 48 hours. Sleek and elegant, this watch has everything anyone could need in their daily life.
Kronaby is a high-quality smart timepiece at an affordable price. The brand tries to underline the importance of focusing our time on what’s truly important, such as our friends, family and health. The sleek design of the watch is highlighted by the grey sunray analogue dial. The 41 mm case is made of stainless steel with a brushed finish. A sapphire crystal protects the dial, while the light brown vegetal leather strap guarantees comfort. Features on the watch include auto-time zones, gentle alarms and phone location features. The application which comes with the smartwatch allows you to filter which notifications you want the watch to alert you of. The watch also features a sedentary reminder, a step counter on the flange of the watch, a stopwatch and timer, as well as music and camera controls and a feature that tracks your GPS and sends your location to a loved one to ensure you’re safe walking home. The watch has an impressive two-year battery life, however, this is not rechargeable and water resistance of up to 10 bars or 100 meters.
Garmin is at the top of its field. The watch brand is well known for its high-tech extremely durable pieces. Though this watch is at the higher end of the price range, the Garmin Instinct is a must-have for anyone who is looking to push their limits. The watch has a red case made of fibre-reinforced polymer and a red silicone strap. The monochrome display is sunlight-visible for ultimate readability in any situation. The model features solar charging capabilities, extending its battery life from 24 days to 54 days when solar charged. Made of tough durable materials, the watch doesn’t compromise on comfort. Amongst the many other features of this model the watch has pre-loaded sports apps, body battery, stress and heart rate tracking. It also has multiple global navigation satellite systems and a trackback function to help you navigate your way back to your starting point. As with most smartwatches, when paired with a smartphone the model has smart notifications and will show, calls, texts, emails and more.
Distinctly more feminine, this Reflex Series 3 is the ideal timepiece for the fashion-forward elegant woman. The smartwatch offers the perfect way to keep track of your health and activity. The black dial of the watch is decorated with floral and butterfly motifs. In its centre sits a rectangular digital display. The case is made of rose-gold coloured stainless steel and is contrasted by the stainless steel mesh bracelet. The watch displays messages and call notifications. It can track your steps, activity and caloric intake. The smartwatch also tracks data of our stress levels, sleep and distance travelled. Pre-loaded sports apps make it easier to record your daily exercises. The watch is compatible with iOS and Android phones.
Polar Unite watches are versatile and perfect for those who casually enjoy multiple forms of exercise. Through its Precision Prime sensor, the watch tracks your heart rate while the Serene function offers a variety of breather exercises to control your stress levels. The watch can monitor your sleep alongside a nightly recharge feature to ensure you get the rest you deserve. The smartwatch supports over 100 different sports and has pre-loaded exercise routines to help you stay on track with your goals. The case of the watch is made of glass fibre reinforced polymer, while the blush pink strap is silicone.
The TicWatch C2 smartwatch features a case made of rose-gold polyamide, glass fibre. The pale pink strap highlights the colour of the dial and the case, giving it an appealing modern look. The smartwatch features a built-in GPS. Apart from tracking the wearer’s activity and rest periods, it tracks heart rate and has an accelerometer and a gyroscope. The watch displays smart notifications, can control music streaming and can be used to make contactless payments.
This Lotus SmarTime model is versatile and is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Its case is made of rose-gold plated stainless steel. The watch is secured with a rose-gold Milanese mesh bracelet, however, it also comes with an additional light pink silicone strap. The digital colour display of the smartwatch is touch sensitive. The watch has several fitness features, amongst which step and activity tracking. Ensuring you take care of yourself, the watch not only has a sedentary reminder but also tracks your sleep, blood pressure and heart rate.
If you’re after a more sleek, understated look, we suggest this Radley Activity tracker. The timepiece combines in itself all the charm of a traditional Radley watch with the added benefit of smart functionality. The elegant silhouette is achieved through the elongated rectangular display and the dark red silicone strap. The watch displays alarms, call and text notifications. Alongside a step counter and an activity tracker, the watch shows calories burned. To ensure you’re taking care of yourself, the watch monitors your heart rate and sleep as well as reminds you to regularly drink water. You can also use the watch to locate your phone and to remotely control its camera.
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