Best Smartwatches You Can’t Live Without
The objective behind the development of smartwatches is not to let you make or receive calls through it, instead they are designed to provide users a quick access to check any notification, message or a missed call on it, and decide if it’s worth reaching into the pocket or handbag for the smartphone.
Smartwatches have their benefits; it is imperative then to know about some of the smartwatches that have become need of the hour. If you are thinking about picking a smartwatch, iOS users may have to wait until the Apple Watch hits the market, but Android users already have a host of choices. Let’s read on to know about best smartwatches you can’t live without.
Pebble: the budget smartwatch
For anyone looking for a smartwatch on a budget, the Pebble’s first smartwatch is a sure bet. Yes, it doesn’t have the metal construction and Gorilla Glass display like the high-end Pebble Steel, but it surely cost almost $100 less. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the Pebble does not have a heart rate monitor, but it is available in a choice of five colors – Black, Orange, Grey, White and Red. Featuring a water resistant design, the Pebble smartwatch has a 26-inch, black and white display, and comes with a 7 day battery backup. Interestingly, you get access to the 1,000+ apps on the Pebble Store, from where you can easily download your favorite apps to the iPhone or an Android phone.
Samsung Gear Fit: Fitness tracking smartwatch
The new generation of fitness trackers is coming with functionalities of a smartwatch. This allows the fitness trackers to connect with the smartphones to deliver notifications such as incoming calls, text messages, emails etc. Samsung Gear Fit is one such fitness band with the features of a smartwatch. The Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch touch-sensitive curved OLED display with a built-in heart rate monitor. Compatible only with the Android platform, the watch also as a real-time coach that helps the wearer meet his fitness goals. Sadly the smartwatch has only 3 day battery backup.
Moto 360: most attractive smartwatch
The aesthetically appealing Moto 360 smartwatch features a very sleek, round stainless steel design with 320 x 290-pixel display measuring 1.56-inch. Powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system (designed primarily for wearable devices), the Moto 360 features Google voice command and Google Now to provide notification and other alerts from the smartphone it is connected to. Compatible with Android only, the Moto 360 is water resistant, its display has Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the watch has a heart rate monitor. Interestingly, the battery of the smartwatch lasts only 2 days but the Moto 360 recharges wirelessly.
Author: The author of the article, Ng Wei Khang, is a blogger, author and entrepreneur, founder of Apixel IT Support. He loves to write about Technology and news and helps businesses and organizations deliver them to a broad audience.