8 Best Smartwatches
Technology is surely modifying the way we live, behave, and do things. It is not a bad thing at all because it makes everything easier, faster, more convenient, and more efficient. If you can’t live without your phone or your laptop, I won’t judge you. I could not imagine my daily life without it either.
I’m pretty sure you have your own smartphone, which is maybe why you’re here right now. Let’s make our techy lives more interesting and ‘smart’, and go beyond smartphones, shall we? In case you’re wondering what good is a smartwatch when we already have a smartphone, then here goes: a smartwatch is a basically a smartphone in the form of a wristwatch, aka a wearable device. A smartwatch has a touchscreen display and can be synced with your phone and other devices. Pretty cool, huh? Here are 8 of the best smartwatches on the market today!
Samsung Gear S3
If you loved the first version of the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro, then you’ll have more reasons to be amazed by this newest edition. With its cool design and its 46-mm widescreen, you can forget about your smartphone. The Samsung Gear S3 is capable of receiving texts, making calls, tracking your fitness activities, connecting via wifi and Bluetooth, and it works well on both Android and iOS! Altogether, the design, functionality, and extra features made the Fit2 Pro one of the best smartwatches on the market today.
Price starts at $299.
Apple Watch Series 3
As the creator of the leading smartphone in our generation, people have high expectations when it comes to Apple’s other products. As hoped for, the Apple Watch, now on its third series, offered big improvements. Series 3 boasts its improved processor and upgraded cellular connection, which makes data syncing and real-time monitoring a piece of cake. However, you might want to hold your breath for this, because the Apple Watch Series 3 has a hefty price tag. But thinking about what it could do and how cool you’d look wearing this, deciding might not be that tough!
Nokia Steel HR
Nokia Steel HR is built into a hybrid watch, which makes it a good choice for those who are looking for a more sophisticated, classic design. At first look, you won’t even notice that it is a smartwatch. Nokia Steel HR also prides itself on its remarkable battery life, and it can last up to 25 days without recharging. Integration with other devices is also almost impressive, and its functions are adequate enough. However, it doesn’t support messaging apps as of yet.
The Fitbit Ionic is known as a smartwatch for sports and fitness. Through its very sleek screen, you can now track your activity metrics like running, cycling, swimming, and other workouts. Using the Fitbit app, you’ll get a glimpse of your health, fitness activities, and progress. I actually consider it as one of the best smartwatches for sports and fitness enthusiasts.
Garmin Vivoactive 3
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 offers a sporty look, making it the perfect smartwatch for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Through its superbright display, you can monitor your fitness activities easily, wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing. It can track your heart rate, your pace, as well as your stress levels. It may not be the perfect smartwatch in the market, but it’s actually an excellent choice for fitness buffs.
The price of smartwatches is not a shocker. As a wearable device that is, well, ‘smart’ and can basically work as your mini smartphone, owning a smartwatch is a pretty big investment. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced smartwatch that functions as expected, then the Ticwatch E is something you might want to consider. Ticwatch E is very easy and straightforward to use, and it is more user-friendly than other smartwatches.
Garmin Vivomove HR
Here’s another smartwatch that has a classy and stylish look, making it an awesome accessory that you can rock with either a casual or sporty fashion. It has a subtle display that appears by tapping the watch face. The Vivomove HR is also a good choice for sports and fitness enthusiasts. It offers a superb fitness tracking function, that can monitor your heart rate and other activity levels. You can also use this during your water sports activities — it is waterproof up to 50m! With a price relatively lower than its leading competitors, Vivomove HR is highly recommended.
LG Watch Sport
The LG Watch Sport is another smartwatch with a sleek design. It may look bulky, but it is incredibly comfortable. If you’re someone who chooses comfort over fashion in a heartbeat, then this might be for you. The 1.38-inch, 480 x 480 OLED display screen is exceptional, which may be the top reason to opt for an LG Watch Sport. However, as a sports watch, it is surprisingly waterproof only up to 5 feet (yes, feet — not meters!), and can be underwater for only 30 minutes, which may not be a good choice for swimmers.