Singapore is considered the tech capital of Asia. It should be no surprise that the population is also heavily invested in tech. Everyone has a smartphone in Singapore. Since everyone uses either an Android or Apple device, smart watches in Singapore are in high demand. If you are one of the many that are looking for a smartwatch, there are a few tips that can help you pick the right one.
1. Cheaper is never better
We frequently look for deals, hoping to get something valuable for cheap. It is rarely the case that a cheap product meets expectations. Smartwatches are no different. If you want to buy one, do not go for the cheapest one you can get. You will discover that cheap and very cheap smart watches have compatibility issues, poor quality displays, and lack useful features.
2. Decide on the model
Many would tell you to pick a brand and then look at what models they offer. That is not the right way to go about it. There are hundreds of models in total from various manufacturers. Smart watches in Singapore are a competitive market. If you look at a particular brand, you may be overlooking a better model from a different manufacturer. For example, Samsung as a brand makes great smart watches but so does Xiaomi.
3. Hands-on experience
Before you decide which smart watch you want to buy, try to have hands-on experience. Try to find a brick-and-mortar shop that sells smart watches and has them on display. Sometimes, what you see in pictures online may not properly represent what you will get in reality. Smart watches in Singapore are being sold by a lot of electronics stores. Visit them to see which watch you like in terms of features, design, and build quality.
4. Order online
Once you have your mind set on a particular watch, consider buying it online. Sure, you can find it in a regular electronics store but it is much more likely that you will find a better deal for the same make and model online. Online stores usually have lower overhead and can afford to offer their products with a considerably larger discount. Don’t shy away from comparing prices across multiple websites. What you should do is avoid shady or unknown websites. Try to stick with online retailers that you are familiar with. Just like with smartphones, smart watches can be counterfeited too.
5. Do not be afraid to return a smart watch
Lastly, if you are looking at smart watches in Singapore and wish to buy them online, you should check the return policy. In the unfortunate event that you may not like or fully enjoy a smartwatch that you ordered, you want to have the option to return it and possibly, get something else. What you should do is to check the return policy. A decent smart watch can cost S$300 or more. You do not want to have that money locked up in a watch that you do not like and cannot return.