Friday, May 7

Affordable Smart Watches That Won’t Break the Bank


Looking for a smartwatch that gives you the connectivity you need while bringing some serious value for money?  We roundup the best devices for your wrist and budget.

Cogito Classic

If basic functionality and price is your main concern, the Cogito Classic will tick both those boxes. Designed by award-winning French designer Xavier Houy, the Cogito Classic strips away the excessive touch-screen features in favour of prioritising notifications, battery-life, and operating media on your device. Price: from R1,293

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Samsung Gear S3

It might not be the latest Samsung Gear on the market, but the Gear S3 is still a solid smartwatch in its own right, featuring 16-megapixel full-colour display, Super AMOLED screen technology, military-level durability with Gorilla Glass, and Always On technology. The Gear S3 is available in two options to suit different users’ lifestyles: frontier (blends form and function with a rugged outdoor look and feel) and classic (pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic luxury timepieces). Price: from R3,799

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Garmin Vivomove

For a more refined-taste, the Vívomove is a fashionable analog watch that will look at home in a formal environment while being more than capable at the gym too. It features activity tracking, sleep analysis and reminders to get you moving. The vívomove is available in sport (black or white) and classic (black with leather band or rose gold-tone with leather band) styles. Price: from R2,999 (Sport edition); R2,799 (Classic edition).

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