Explore 7 trendy smartwatches to stay fit this season

Here are 7 smartwatches that make sure you adopt an active lifestyle
If you are a tech-savvy fitness fanatic and a watch enthusiast, the most purposeful gadget in your arsenal could be a smartwatch. Equipped with functions that can help you monitor your step count, calories intake, heart beat, sleep quality, and more, a smartwatch is a handy little tool that could help you improve your health. Most smartwatches today are even equipped with calling features, and further benefits include the option of several displays that allow the wearer to change the look of the watch with a single touch. 

So if you are on the lookout for smartwatches with a host of built-in functions, look no further than our list of these 7 active watches for sports:

1. TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Green - For those who play golf
TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Green

Released at LVMH Watch Week 2024, the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Green joins the brand’s 45mm E4 line. This sports watch comes in a shade of green, in a stainless steel case and a bezel made of polished green ceramic. The crown at 3 o’clock is black rubber and steel, which sits together with steel pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock. The caseback is also made of steel.

The timepiece has three watch faces - Mirage, Prism, and Chromatic, which mirror the colour of the bezel and can be used in other regular E4 timepieces as well. In total, TAG Heuer provides over 20 watch faces to choose from for its Connected Watches. It has a heart rate sensor, compass, microphone, barometer, and can track running, cycling, fitness, swimming, amongst other sports. 

Powering this timepiece is the Calibre E4 45mm with 430mAh battery that runs for 1 full day* depending on its usage (1 full day* with 1h30 Running, 2h Walking, including Wellness, or 1 full day* with 5h Golfing, including Wellness)., and takes about 1h30m to fully charge at temperatures between 15° and 45°C.

The watch is water resistant up to 50 metres and comes with a green rubber strap. 

Price: ₹1,64,000  (approx.)

2. Hublot Big Bang E Gen3 Uefa Euro 2024™ - Best for the football lover

Hublot Big Bang E Gen3 Uefa Euro 2024™

Along with the several novelties at Watches and Wonders, Hublot unveiled Hublot Big Bang E Gen3 Uefa Euro 2024™ (Ref. 450.NX.1100.RX.EUR24), for the ongoing association between the brand and the UEFA Euro Cup. Limited edition of 100-pieces, the timepiece 

The timepiece has a satin-finished and polished titanium case topped with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and features a 327 dpi in-cell Amoled display. The watch features GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC payment, microphone, speaker, vibration mode, and has a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, Gyroscope, as well as an ambient light sensor. Water resistant up to 30 metres, the watch is compatible with Android 11.0 +(excluding GO Edition), iOS 15.0 + (Supported features may vary depending on the platform), and is operated by Wear OS 3.0 by GoogleTM. 

The connected piece has a Model Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4100+ processor with RAM 1GB / 8GB Flash (ePoP) and a 400 mAh Lithium-Ion 4 Pin Pogo Charging battery. A sporty black and sky blue lined rubber strap complements the watch. The watch is offered in a special box with a charger. 

Price: Rs. 6,05,000 (approx.)

3. Apple Watch Series 9 41mm -  For those who keep a check on everything

Launched last year, the Apple Watch Series 9 features the brand’s most powerful chip, S9 SiP—a custom Apple silicon chip, which helps the watch be more capable, intuitive, and fast. The gadget is integrated with a dual-core CPU which has 5.6 billion transistors — 60% more than the previously used S8 chip. 

The feature which fascinates us about the watch is its double tap gesture, using the index and thumb, which enables the user to activate the tasks without touching the watch screen—wearers can double tap to play and pause music, attend calls, work the stop timer, and check messages. A bonus is the inbuilt Siri, Apple's virtual assistant for iOS, which can activate tasks on the wearer’s voice command. The user can also install apps in the watch and access Apple wallet without using their phone.The watch also monitors heart rate, steps count, sleep stages, fall or crash detection and SOS call, and can track more than 10 exercises. The device is water resistant up to 50 metres. 

The Apple Watch Series 9 is the brand’s first carbon-neutral product, as it is made with 100 percent clean electricity use, 30 percent recycled or renewable material by weight, and 50 percent of shipping without the use of air transportation. The watch runs for 18 hours after an overnight charge and is finished with a rubber, textile, or a stainless steel strap. 

Price: ₹42,000 (approx.)

4. Garmin epix Pro - For those who love to go hiking
Garmin epix Pro

The 47mm Garmin epix Pro (Ref. 010-02803-54) has a carbon grey DLC titanium body. The watch features an AMOLED display with a scratch-resistant sapphire lens, and can track activities and workouts, and monitor sleep, heart rate, stress, and women’s health. The watch also shows messages and email notifications. 
Garmin epix Pro

When fully charged, the watch can run for 16 days in smartwatch mode. The SatIQ™technology in the watch determines the optimal GPS mode based on the user’s environment. A lightweight UltraFit nylon strap, made with elastic dual-layer antimicrobial nylon weave flanks the case. It is resistant to water up to 100 metres. 

Price: 1,12,000 (approx.)

5. Citizen CZ Smart Hybrid - Gen 2 sport smartwatch - For the one who likes tough watches

Citizen CZ Smart Hybrid

With an 18-day battery life, the second-generation Citizen CZ Smart Hybrid Sport  (Ref. JX2008-06E) has a stainless-steel body featuring a blue bezel with red accents. The 44mm timepiece can keep a track of calories, sleep, activities, SPO2, heart rate, weather, and can also display call and text notifications. The watch has in-built Alexa, a virtual assistant technology by Amazon, and is powered with Wear OS by Google™. The timepiece is splash resistant, water resistant up to 30 metres, and is completed with a silicon strap. 

Price: 25,000 (approx.)

6. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 - For the multitasker 
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung boasts the largest screen in watches—20% larger—thanks to a thinner bezel. Topped with sapphire crystal, the aluminium made timepiece can track workouts, calories, heart rate, and other activities, as well as play music, control the smartphone camera, make calls, and texts; the watch also comes with a fall detection feature. The user can also enjoy various third-party apps and can enable Samsung wallet. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

When fully charged, the watch can run upto 40 hours—it has 300mAh or 425mAh, depending on the type. The watch is water resistant up to 50 metres and is finished with a fabric band made with reflective yarn. 

Price: Rs. 27,500 (approx.)

7. Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch Black Silicone - For the budget-conscious 
Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch Black Silicone

The 44mm stainless steel Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch Black Silicone (Ref. FTW4061) features two push buttons and a rotating home button. The watch has a colour AMOLED display, comes with several watch faces, and can track the user's activity goals, steps, sleep cycle, heart rate, cardio level, SPO2 (blood oxygen), and more. It comes with pre-downloaded apps like Google Maps, Google Messages, Google Pay™ (available for Android only), Spotify, Stopwatch, Timer, Translate, WaterMinder, Weather, and Youtube Music etc. 
Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch Black Silicone

Powering it is the Wear OS by Google that has the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 4100+ processor and 1 GB RAM, 8GB storage. The watch charges up to 80% in about half an hour and runs for 24 hours and more, depending on the mode. It has a black silicone strap. 

Price: Rs. 12,000 (approx.)

Note: Keep an eye out for something new and exciting coming up in the world of smartwatches soon!

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