Phones are not the only things getting smart. Our wearables are getting smarter too. Smartwatches have become the perfect companion of our smartphones. And there are so many choices!
There is one available for every need, budget and design. Hence your pick ultimately depends upon what you want your smartwatch to do for you.
Here is a list of 4 best smartwatches that money can buy.
1. Apple Watch Series 4
The Series 4 has the largest Apple Watch display yet. It also has a number of lifesaving features such as fall detection, emergency SOS and electrical heart rate sensor. It is the ultimate workout partner as it has many advanced features that will help you train effectively.
New additions also include a Walkie Talkie mode and a speaker which is 50% louder than the S3 version. The heart of the smartwatch is a 64-bit dual-core processor that is up to 2 times faster than the S3 processor. It has a battery life of 18 hours and comes with a swim-proof case. With the S4 you can receive/make phone calls, get text and notifications without taking your iPhone out.
The only sore point of the Apple Watch Series 4 is its price starting at $384.99.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch
It is one of the best smartwatches available in the market today that is compatible with both Android and iOS. It is an intelligent timepiece that packs in features of a smartwatch and fitness tracker. It is available in two sizes: 46mm and 42mm.
The Galaxy Watch operates on Samsung’s Tizen OS 4.0. It has one of the best-looking displays on any smartwatch. It has a solid battery life of 2-3 days, built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and the watch is water resistant. You can also listen to your favorite music offline by downloading it from Spotify. The smartwatch is built with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ which makes the display scratch resistant.
This stylish, intuitive and easy to use smartwatch starts at $330.
3. Mobvoi Ticwatch E2
If you want to own a smartwatch but do not want to spend over $250 to do it, then the Ticwatch E2 is a great one to buy. GPS, water resistance, 24-hour battery life, heart rate monitoring, 4GB space for storing apps and offline music are some of the features of this budget watch.
It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen that makes it easy to read notifications. You can personalize the display by choosing from a variety of watch faces from the Google Play Store. The watch runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.
Though it does not have LTE features and may not be the most stylish looking smartwatch, it is still functional with a dash of high-tech charm. This Wear OS watch priced at $160, is an affordable and feature-packed smartwatch.
4. Fitbit Versa
If you desire a smartwatch with serious fitness-tracking credibility at an affordable price point, then do check out the Fitbit Versa. The watch runs on Fitbit OS and has a wide variety of exercises on its dedicated app. It has a built-in heart rate tracker and a battery life of up to 4 days.
The face of the watch has an interesting design that Fitbit calls a ‘Squircle’- a square face with rounded edges. The watch does not have a built-in GPS and hence users have to use their phones to track their runs. The straps are interchangeable thus allowing you to change the look of the watch according to your style.
Fitbit Versa is Fitbit’s cheaper alternative to its Ionic and is available at a relatively lower price of $199.95.
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