Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is finally up for pre-order in Malaysia and the best part about it is that the smartwatch is actually more affordable than we thought. In fact, you can get one for even less than the current Gear Sport.
To me, the Apple Watch has always been the best smartwatch money can buy. I didn’t believe it at first, but when I started using one, there was just no question about it. The closest I ever saw any manufacturer get was Samsung, but while their watch had the excellent rotating bezel, everything else always felt a little lacking.
This year, Apple’s pulling even further ahead of the competition with the Apple Watch Series 4.
Samsung didn’t just launch a powerful top-of-the-line flagship smartphone today. The South Korean electronics giant also launched a brand new smartwatch and it’s called the Galaxy Watch. It’s not a Gear S-whatever, it’s simply called the Galaxy Watch and I kinda like that.
Of course, that’s not the only thing that’s cool about it.
No, it’s not a fitness tracker. It’s also not a smartwatch. ASUS‘ brand new VivoWatch BP is something else entirely — at least, according to the Taiwanese company. They’re calling it the world’s first “true health tracker” and it’s all because this wearable can do something very special: It can accurately collect blood pressure data.
Most smartwatches these days are capable of tracking heart rate but unfortunately, you hardly find one that can track blood pressure. The most portable solution we’ve seen so far is Motorola’s Vital Moto Mod but it looks bulky and it only works with the Moto Z series.
Blood pressure monitoring is actually quite crucial as more than 40% of adults aged 25 years and older suffer from raised blood pressure. To tackle this health issue, ASUS has just introduced the VivoWatch BP. This is the world’s first health band with built-in blood pressure tracking.
This is the culmination of Fitbit‘s efforts. They started out with fitness trackers, fitness bands then smart fitness trackers like the Fitbit Surge and Blaze but they never had a full-fledged smartwatch before. Then, they unveiled the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first smartwatch.
Now, you can buy one right here in Malaysia but I’m not sure you really want to.