Technology is evolving and is moving at a very fast pace. To keep up in this world I feel you really need make use of all the latest technology available. Smartwatches are becoming smarter and more ubiquitous, they are capable of many things including paying for you items at the store, making a call or reading you health and wellbeing. There are so many amazing smartwatches available out there are it can seem hard to pick the right one so we have picked 7 of the best smartwatches you can buy for you to look at.
7] S928 Sports Watch
This is a great smartwatch that does not cost a lot of money. It is nice and simple, well designed, durable and has a monochromatic display instead of those fancy displays that you get with the more expensive smartwatches. It provides you with some great features like a Heart Rate Monitor that provides real time heart rate updates, GPS – with a built in 3D accelerometer + gyroscope3D, that allows you to track every move you make throughout your workout regime and Outdoor Data – capable of getting you real time updates on weather conditions so you can plan your workout times. This smartwatch can be controlled through an app available on both iOS and Android. There are some downsides like you cannot change the time format to 12 hours if you want to, the watch itself only supports English as a language, while the app itself has 12 languages in total.
6] LG Watch Style
This is a very good looking smart watch indeed. It is designed very elegantly and is well priced. This pebble faced watch features a 1.2-inch P-OLED 360 x 360 resolution (299ppi) display, which has an ambient light sensor (ALS) embedded beneath the screen. You can run native applications through Google Play that’s integrated right into the watch; sending messages via emoji, voice or swipe keyboard; and playing with watch face complications. It has great fitness capabilities, can be connected to your smartphone (iOS or android) but bear in mind that its battery life is not that great. At 240mAh, it’s on the small side as far as battery capacities go in a smartwatch, and it shows – it can charge halfway in about 40 minutes, and fully in about an hour and a half.Here’s the full list of heart-pumping workouts you can track:
- Treadmill running
- Stationary biking
- Stair climbing machine
- Push-up challenge
- Sit-up challenge
- Squat challenge
OS: Wear OS | Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS8.2+ | Display: 1.2″ 360 x 360 P-OLED | Processor: Snapdragon Wear 2100 | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: Up to 24h | Charging method: Conductive USB charger | IP rating: IP67 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
5] Ticwatch S
This is another beautiful round faced smart watch that is very comfortable to wear. Ticwatch S has a circular 1.4-inch OLED display nested within a bezel emblazoned with bright green numbers and dots to give it a sporty feel. The screen is a capacitive multi-touch display made from a scratch resistant glass. You can have all your favourite apps on there like Spotify, Uber and you can send messages with the help of Google assistant. You can run this watch from your smartphone (iOS or android) as there is a dedicated Ticwatch app which will give you a very basic health centre showing you your time walking, time active, and amount of active hours you’ve had that day. If you are looking for your first smartwatch check this one out.
OS: Wear OS | Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS 8+ | Display: 1.4″ 400 x 400 OLED | Processor: MediaTek MT2601 | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: Up to 24h | Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin | IP rating: IP67 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
4] ASUS ZenWatch 3
This is a watch that is well built, elegant and very attractive. This is one of the first smartwatches with a nearly bezel-less design. This AMOLED display is big, bright, and beautiful and displays information nicely. The ZenWatch 3 uses 316L steel construction with the watch face covered in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass making it scratch resistant. The battery life is good and you can get 1.5 – 2 days of standard use from it. It has good fitness capabilities but no heart rate monitor or GPS. You can connect this to your phone and use your apps plus it is water and dust resistant.
3] Fitbit Versa
This is a nice lightweight, customisable smart watch that is built well and looks attractive. It comes in silver, black or rose gold colour options with several watch strap colour combinations. This watch is not only comfortable to wear but has a nice bright and clear display. Versa is completely waterproof up to 50 meters and it can track your workouts – Run, Bike, Swim, Treadmill, Weights, Interval Timer, and Workout. Once you’re done you’ll get a workout summary giving you the lowdown on your performance as soon as you’ve finished like maximum heart rate in beats per minute (BPM), alongside average BPM during the whole exercise, the time it took to complete the workout and the distance traveled. You can customise your own watch faces, use Fitbit Pay platform, connect to the iOS app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
OS: Fitbit OS | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: TBC, 1000 nits | Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz | Onboard storage: 2.5GB | Battery duration: 3-4 days | Charging method: Proprietary charger | IP rating: 50M water resistant | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
2] Samsung Gear Sport
Samsung are known for creating some great technology and this new Gear Sport is another achievement. It is designed really well, looks good and is comfortable. The 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen is as clear and bright, has a strong shell, clear screen and robust glass on top. This is the first ‘Spotify Watch’ giving the ability to sync offline tracks from Spotify. It offers the basics such as integrated workouts, nice alerts and more relevant notifications. You can reply to a WhatsApp message but you’re not going to find a lot here other than some third-party apps that you’ll be unwilling to take a chance on.
OS: Tizen OS | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: 1.2″ 360 x 360 Super AMOLED | Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz | Band sizes: S (105 x 65mm) L (130 x 70mm) | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: 2 days | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: 50m | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
1] Apple Watch Series 3
This is the best smartwatch you can buy and it will offer you everything you need. Not only is it the best looking watch on the market but one of the most comfortable and complete smartwatches available. The OLED display is bright, beautiful and has 1,000 nits of brightness which is incredible. When it coms to fitness tracking, this is one of the best smartwatches on the market. There are just so many fitness tracking features and sensors available that you will never run out of any of them. Thanks to the new WatchOS 4, useful for running, swimming and health tracking. It comes with a heart rate monitor, and will soon be able to plug in to a variety of gym equipment, logging your data as you go. It can take emails and text messages, and can now operate using its own 4G and mobile signal, meaning you don’t need your iPhone with you to use the watch to make calls. On top of this you get access to a host of apps such as WhatsApp and Apple Music on the go. However, with a battery life that will often not last the day, you will need to keep a charger handy.
The watch is available in quite a few models, depending on your size and preferences:
38mm & 42mm aluminum (Silver, Space Grey, and Gold)
38mm & 42mm Nike+ (Silver and Space Grey aluminum with custom Sport bands)
38mm & 42mm steel (Silver and Space Black steel)
38mm & 42mm Edition (White and Grey Ceramic with Soft White/Pebble and Grey/Black Sport band)
38mm Hermès (Marine Gala Leather Single Tour Eperon d’Or, Indigo Swift Leather Double Tour, Fauve Barenia Leather Double Tour)
42mm Hermès (Noir Gala Leather Single Tour Rallye, Indigo Swift Leather Single Tour, Fauve Barenia Leather Single Tour, Ébène Barenia Leather Single Tour Deployment Buckle, Fauve Barenia Leather Single Tour Deployment Buckle)
OS: watchOS 4.3 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.53″ OLED | Processor: S2 dual-core | Onboard storage: 8GB / 16GB (Non-LTE and LTE respectively) | Battery duration: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC