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2015: the year of the smart watch

2015-03-13 14:40

Cape Town - With the excitement surrounding this week’s Apple Watch event, trendsetters the world over are eagerly waiting to get their hands on this latest innovation at the end of April.

In truth, Apple is fashionably late to the wearable party, with the first smart watches appearing in the early 2000’s.

These early devices had very few features and limited battery life, however that has all dramatically changed in the last few years.

The latest bunch of smart watches and fitness trackers bring a huge amount of technology together in a single, simple wristband. Depending on your device, you can answer calls, respond to messages and emails, track your activity and calorie intake, monitor your heart rate and assess your sleep patterns, all while telling the time like a conventional wristwatch.

If this all seems a bit overwhelming, you can rest assured, it’s as easy as wearing a watch. All the hard work has been done for you, making these devices simple and user friendly.

Fitbit is one of the leading brands in wearable fitness technology, with a good range of devices for anyone who places importance on a balanced, healthy lifestyle. The Fitbit Surge HR is the latest fitness watch in the fold, and it packs a punch with everything you want from an activity tracker and watch, rolled into a stylish and tough band.

Unlike many fitness band before it, the Surge HR not only tracks your motion and steps, but your heart rate as well, making it the perfect exercise companion.

The added benefit of being able to keep track of the time and receive caller ID notifications mean you won’t miss out on anything important while you’re sweating it out. Not bad for something that costs as little as R2 300 at DionWired.

As one of the retailers that has pioneered the wearable technology market in South Africa, DionWired is very excited about the present. 

Director Nazim Cassim believes that "technology has the power to simplify and enrich your life, and this is principle guides our product selection. From intuitive kitchen appliances to dazzling home entertainment suites, this technology enhances your lifestyle."

With a wide range of fitness trackers and smart devices available from their website or any of their 23 stores, you can get ahead of the wearable trend today.

Browse DionWired’s full range of fitness watches here.

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