Sitex special: Get fit with your digital fitness buddies

Sitex special: Get fit with your digital fitness buddies

The relationship between tech and sports is getting ever more cosier. Make sure to check out some of these "sports buddies" when you're at Sitex 2014.

The 26th edition of the annual consumer technology fair is now on at Singapore Expo. It ends on Sunday.


Garmin Forerunner 920XT

Booth: 6C31

The Garmin Forerunner 920XT is a GPS watch built with triathletes in mind. When used with Garmin's HRM-Run heart-rate sensor (included), it can record cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time during your runs.

Whether you are swimming in open water or in a pool, it is able to measure your swim distance, pace, stroke type and stroke count. It also has a built-in altimeter for precise ascent, descent and gradient data for bike rides.

For daily use, it can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth to show your e-mail and text messages, as well as other notifications.


Garmin Vivosmart

$229 (usual price $269)
Booth: 6C31

If you want to use a fitness tracker, you might as well get one that can double as a smartwatch of sorts. Enter the Garmin Vivosmart.

It is a wristband that tracks and displays your steps taken, calories burned, distance walked and time of the day. The Oled display is hidden until you double tap it to wake it up. You swipe to toggle through your fitness statistics.

The wristband will alert you if you stay still for too long. In addition, it gives both visual and vibration alerts for calls, as well as text and e-mail messages when it is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

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