Salutron Inc. was founded in 1995, one of the first companies of its kind to develop On-Demand ECG accurate heart rate monitoring solutions. Our growth began within Commercial Cardio Equipment; we soon made a name for ourselves in chest straps and watches. We have designed and developed Heart Rate monitoring solutions for both the fitness and wellness worlds, under a multitude of brands. Salutron has grown to become a “body monitoring solutions” technology house. We have expanded the capabilities of our proprietary technologies over the past decade and continue to revolutionize and lead the body-monitoring world with our Free Living Solutions.
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch is a sports watch that can track your sporting activities like indoor running, outdoor running, cycling and swimming.
It feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and a one-button control that allows you to navigate around the watch’s menu easily.
Fitbit Flex is currently retailing for S$129. It was launched in Singapore last year on the 29th May 2013.
Fitbit Flex is a wireless activity tracker that tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. It is also able to track your sleep quality (how long/well you sleep, how many times you wake up). It also has a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you at your desired time.
In Singapore, the Fitbit Aria is retailing for S$169 on Apple Online Store, so you saved S$51 but you have to forgo the 1 year warranty.
Officially launched on the 22nd October 2013, the Sony SmartWatch 2 (Sony SW2) is available in two versions. Sony SmartWatch 2 with black metallic strap is retailing for S$338 while the other with black silicone strap is retailing for S$288.
Sony also sells straps in black or brown leather and silicon in various colors separately. It uses the standard 24mm strap, so you can use any 24mm watch strap on it.
Bought the Belkin EaseFit Plus Armband for iPhone 5 from Funan’s Challenger for S$35 (Member’s Price: S$31.50) in anticipation of my 10km run for The Straits Times Run in the Park 2013 which will take place on 25th August 2013.
There is also another model, Belkin Ease-Fit Armband for iPhone 5, which is available and retailing for S$29 (Member’s Price: S$26.10).
*UPDATE* You can get the Jawbone UP from Apple Store (Singapore) as well but the waiting time is 8-10 weeks!
Jawbone UP finally came to Singapore! I am not too sure the exact date it goes on sale. It was announced back in late March 2013 and I saw it selling in Challenger (Funan) on 10th April 2013. I bought it on 14th April 2013 after contemplating it for 4 days.
Pebble Watch was the 9th Kickstarter project that I backed. It broke the Kickstarter record of the most highly funded Kickstarter project. It’s initial goal was only US$100,000 but it raised US$10,266,845 from 68,929 backers.
The project started on 11th April 2012, I backed it the next day on the 12th April 2012 and it got funded on 19th May 2012. After almost a year of development, my Pebble Watch got shipped on 10th February 2013 and I finally received it on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2013.
Thanks to Benjamin Eng and his cousin who helped me to buy the Nike+ FuelBand (Black Ice) from the US. I tried purchasing it myself and sending it to a freight forwarder, but both my credit card and PayPal payment could not go through! I guess they also ensure that the payment must be done with a US credit card or a US PayPal account.
I paid a total of US$180 (S$220) to Benjamin’s cousin. The actual breakdown is as follows: US$149 (Nike+ FuelBand) + US$15 (Express Shipping) + US$8.80 (Tax) = US$172.8.
Got the Tanita Glass Digital Bathroom Scale HD-382 at TANGS for S$78. It has huge LCD display with blue backlight, something that helps when you are looking down from a distance.
I finally got my own weighing scale as previously I have to weigh myself in my parent’s room. I have started to become obsessed with my weight every since I started losing weight back in October 2010.