Wearable devices, especially, Smartwatches came with an explosion in last one year. From the launch of the first Apple Smartwatch, to the growth of Fitbit and Jawbone style fitness trackers and entirely new designs from Huawei and Samsung, wearable devices have come in boom! Let us see and compare which Smartwatch deserves a place in your gadget list and has the pride to be placed on your wrist!!!
Apple Watch Sport:
Probably the most awaited watch, Apple watch hit the shelves last year and since then the ever increasing presence of this watch has been undeniable. Though the company has yet to reveal, how many units of it has been sold, yet it is beyond any doubt that this watch has already left its mark.
From primetime adverts to fashion catwalks, the Watch has already attracted thousands of apps and accessories. If you want the best Smartwatch, go for Apple Watch Sport. The aluminum wearable subtly keeps you updated with the most important notifications, tracks your daily workouts and fitness activities, and quickly respond to your friend’s texts and calls. What else one needs!!! The subtle haptic feedback built into the Watch, works really well. It provides a gentle tapping sensation on your wrist, unlike the aggressive vibrations favoured by rival smartwatch manufacturers. This jewel is equipped with the Apple S1 processor having PowerVR SGX543 GPU and 512MB of RAM. This watch has an internal storage capacity of 8 GB. Apple improved its load times with the rollout of new update i.e. watchOS 2.0, which allows to run third-party apps natively. Also, you’ll also need an iPhone 5 or above to use the Apple Watch. It doesn’t work with iPhone 3,3S,4 or 4S.
Note: It will work with iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6 plus, 6S, 6S plus and SE models.
MOTO360 / MOTO360 Gen 2:
One of the first two Android watches which were announced in 2014 was MOTO360. The Moto 360 looked like a real watch and even comes in a champagne gold color. In year 2015, MOTO 360 Gen 2 is a solid improvement over last year’s model. This jewel is equipped with the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor having Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB of RAM. This watch has a storage capacity of 4 GB on board. Additionally, it supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In the current market of smartwatches, this model is still holding a tag of “MOST CUSTOMIZABLE WATCH”.
Huawei did a pretty good job at it first try on Smartwatches. First off it comes in round shape which is the basic plus point. Huawei watch comes in all the way round shape with no “flat tire” to break the perfect circle. The bezel is nicely sculpted making it look a little thinner than it actually is. While the lugs are a bit on the large side and the body perhaps just a tad thicker than we’d like in a traditional watch, it remains nicely designed. The 2o’clock crown position is a nice touch as well. Overall, in designing Huawei scores good marks!!
Hence, it gives us the fine combination of good looks and smart functionality making it undoubtedly one of our top picks.
Samsung Gear S2:
The Samsung Gear S2 is simply a very stylish smartwatch with a spinning bezel and amazing notification support for Android smartphone users.
Turning the bezel around the bright AMOLED display gives a satisfying solid click, which adds to the enjoyment of flying through the numerous menus, news articles and text conversations. You can still swipe between screens and menus, but the rotating bezel makes the navigation quicker and a lot easier. This jewel is equipped with the Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7 having Mali-400MP2 and 512MB of RAM. This watch has a storage capacity of 4 GB. The major limitation of this jewel is that you need to have a Samsung phone with a RAM of 1.5 GB or above to use this gadget effectively. It doesn’t support all features in other android phones like LG, Nexus, Microsoft etc.
This is the smartwatch which initiated the world interest in the smartwatches. The first thing we notice about the Pebble smartwatch is very simple and easy to use! Due to these qualities, this watch supports both iOS and Android, which gives its place on the arm of everyone. The Pebble watch looks like a normal watch and with a dimension of 50 x 32 x 11 mm and 38g weight. Pebble uses the Bluetooth technology to receive the updated notifications of calls, emails, messages, Facebook, Twitter, Weather etc. from the connected mobile. These features helped pebble to enter in the category of smartwatches. Additionally, this jewel is equipped with a battery capacity of 140 mAh and anti-scratch lens. Pebble uses the transflective E-Paper tech which helps the users to read the time in direct sunlight.
Above we have discussed the basic features and looks of five most popular Smartwatches. Now it depends entirely on the needs, necessity and budget of the individual to choose which Smartwatch will adorn their wrist.