5 of the Best Smartwatches
We live in an increasingly connected world and, although we grumble about it sometimes, we’ve come to depend on this way of living.
It’s perhaps not surprising, then, that the smartwatch has transformed from a novelty item to being the ultimate smartphone accessory.
Since they first came onto the scene, smartwatches have evolved in terms of style and features.
With their popularity growing, it’s no wonder why so many manufacturers are keen to get involved in this relatively new tech.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your current smartwatch, or are looking to buy your first one, have a peruse of our list of the best smartwatches:
Apple Watch Series 2
With Apple’s second smartwatch, the tech giant has definitely improved on the main issues from its original and enhanced not only its features, but the design
Spotting the trend, the tech giant has heightened the fitness angle by adding GPS and providing extra waterproofing.
The downside? It’s a little on the expensive side, especially as it still isn’t perfect.
LG Watch Sport
Android Wear 2.0 has caught up with watchOS in terms of features and the LG Watch Sport is one of the first models to have the new operating system.
The LG Watch Sport packs a host of great features with a stylish design. It has GPS, LTE, and NFC for Android Pay, has revamped Google Fit, a heart rate monitor
and third party Android Wear 2.0 apps. It also has impressive display tech, with a 1.38-in, 480×480 OLD display.
It is only water resistant to 1.5m for 30 minutes, so swimming is a no-go, but it can keep track of reps in the gym.
Samsung Gear S3
In comparison to the limited smartphone capability and app selection of its predecessors, Samsung’s Gear 3 is a strong rival to the Apple Watch Series 2.
Users can track their running and cycling routes thanks to the built-in GPS, and a built-in speaker allows users to take calls on the watch. But the best feature
of the Samsung Gear S3 is the battery life. Its large 380mAh battery, combined with the lightweight Tizen OS, means the Gear S3 can last for up to five days on
a single charge.
The third-party app selection might still be pretty slim but Samsung provides an excellent range with its own apps.
It might not be the newest smartwatch on the market but the Huawei Watch brings a mix of fashion and technology, providing those unsure about the smartwatch
phenomenon a device that they’d actually wear.
It doesn’t have the greatest of battery lives but its 1.4-in AMOLED display with a resolution of 400×400 is pretty impressive.
Asus ZenWatch 3
Some smartwatches end up looking like a bit of technology stuck to your arm instead of a premium watch. But not the Asus ZenWatch 3.
If you’re not going to be using your smartwatch for fitness, then you should consider the ZenWatch 3. It doesn’t feature a heart rate sensor, GPS or NFC, but
it has a stunning display and a great battery life.