Last updated August 29th, 2015 at 09:33 pm
Smartwatches have grabbed the attention of people. Well-known makers of electronic items and smartphones have launched their smartwatches in the market. A smartwatch is just like a “modern digital watch” with new features. Unlike modern digital watches, smartwatches perform other functions that are generally available in smartphones. It means it is a tiny smartphone: portable and easier to handle. This watch can be linked to your smartphone. People can connect to the internet using this modern gadget.
People must know that to use the full potential of their smartwatch, they must link it with their smartphone. It will enable them to access their messages, emails, call log and their favorite social networking websites. Applications on a smartwatch also allow users to control and use the functions of their smartphone. For example, they can change their songs and take a picture.
People must buy a smartwatch after studying the features of different brands. Functionality varies from smartwatch to smartwatch. They have been designed to work with particular mobile platforms. If you have an Android smartphone, you must purchase a watch that is designed to work with Android. Here is a list of the 10 most popular smartwatches in the market:
10 Best Smartwatches 2015/16 wearable tech UK
1. Sony SmartWatch 3
Reviewers and owners of the Sony SmartWatch 3 say that it is the best smartwatch in the market. It features GPS connectivity and an all-metal design, which makes it more appealing than rubber-strapped GPS watches in the market. Its GPS connectivity benefits people who want to accurately track their runs. They don’t have to carry their smartphone with them when they go out to exercise. It features a 1.6-inch, 320 x 320 LCD. The problem is that the screen is not bright. It looks pale and faded. It is powered by Android Wear. You can send a text, talk to it and command it to find things for you. You can store your favorite songs and play them while you run or jog. It is powered by a quad-core ARM A7 1.2 GHz processor. It comes with 512 RAM and 4 GB eMMC.
2. Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is made for iOS. This smartwatch is very attractive. The maker has blended fashion and technology in such a way that it will look good on anyone. It is stunning, but some people will not like it because of its screen size and battery life. I find its 340 x 272 pixel, 290 PPI screen impressive. However, it is not as sharp as the Samsung Gear S. It is powered by the Apple S1 computer-on-a-chip and uses watchOS. It features capacitive touch and force touch. Since the Apple Watch is made for the iPhone, it does not offer any different features to users who don’t own an iPhone. It uses a wireless connection to display notifications and messages from WhatsApp, tweets, Instagram likes and Gmail alerts from your iPhone. There are 3000 applications created for the Apple Watch.
3. Moto 360
The Moto 360 is a beautiful watch. The maker has used round design and good quality materials, which gives the watch a sharp look. It comes with an LCD screen that has a resolution of 320 x 290 pixels. It features a pixel density of 205 PPI. The screen is not bright and the text appears fuzzy. The Moto 360 is available in black and natural stainless steel. It offers 4 GB of onboard storage and 512 MB RAM. It comes with a microphone for voice commands. It also has Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor.
4. Pebble Time
Pebble Time is a modern smartwatch and comes with impressive features. It is recommended for techies. This smartwatch is made for the iPhone 4S and above. It features e-paper 2.5D display, 144 x 168 pixels at 180 PPI. Its display is not as impressive as other smartwatches. However, people can easily read text in direct sunlight because of its transflective e-paper technology.
5. Pebble Time Steel
Pebble Time Steel is an impressive smartwatch. It is recommended for people who spend time outside their offices and homes. The transflective e-paper technology used for the screen makes it possible to read messages, notifications and alerts in direct sunlight. It features a curved economic design and comes with durable glass lens. It offers notifications, calendar events, weather, sports scores, and breaking news. This smartwatch can be used with both Android and iPhone smartphones.
6. Garmin Vivoactive
Garmin Vivoactive has been designed for people leading an active life who love sports. It gives you the power to track and store information about different types of sports such as running, cycling, swimming, and golf. Health conscious people will like its fitness features. Vivoactive displays your texts, calls, WhatsApp, tweets, and Uber alerts. It features a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen. It means you can read information while you are performing your outdoor activities. It seamlessly connects with your smartphone and displays alerts for incoming calls, texts, emails and other notifications.
7. LG Watch Urbane
LG Watch Urbane is a stylish watch and is available in silver and gold. It looks like a traditional timepiece, but people can make a call with it. The watch connects with the smartphone through the cloud. It offers good security; it is automatically locked whenever it is removed from your wrist.
8. Samsung Gear S
The Samsung Gear S is an impressive watch. The company has used a new OS called Tizen. It features a Super AMOLED display and allows you make/receive calls when you are away from your smartphone. You can type messages using the keyboard. Owners can also use S Voice to give instructions to the watch to complete tasks. It comes with a Personal fitness monitor that allows the owner to monitor their activities. Reviewers have termed it as an advance communicator because it offers 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
9. Guess Connect
Guess Connect is an impressive modern timepiece. It is a water-resistant watch and can be used with Android and iOS phones.
10. Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap
Montblanc TimeWalker Urban is another impressive timepiece with a modern touch. It features an interchangeable strap called e-Strap, which offers you the ability to track your activity and get notifications. A user can preview his emails, read text messages and see their incoming calls. E-Strap also allows you to control your camera from the watch.