In this post we’ve outlined some of the best smart watches that are available today in 2017.
The world of wearable devices is a small but growing sector. Every month the number of sales increases and with them the interest of the rest of the consumers, although the industry is still centered in activity trackers.
After the arrival of the Apple watch the rest of smart watches have been selling better due to increased consumer attention in Android alternatives. The most common use currently given to wearable devices is to quantify physical activity, such as keeping
track of steps, calories burned, or sleep cycles.
Best Smart Watches:
Apple Watch Series 2
Apple Watch Series 2 is one of the best smart watches on the market right now. The most special feature it has is the digital crown that allows you to interact with the operating system without covering the screen at any time, which is very useful for Interact with
maps or switch between options in a drop-down, for example.
Its autonomy has improved over the first version, now called Series 1, and lasts a couple of days. Also the Series 2 adds a GPS, NFC chip, possibly the option for iPhone Users
Samsung Gear S3
Samsung Gear S3 is available in two models: Classic and Frontier. The watch does not offer anything really revolutionary, but it is one of the few smartwatches that respect the philosophy of the traditional watch.
Lovers of outdoor activities can enjoy the altimeter, GPS and speedometer. Athletes can measure their pulse and count the steps. Runners can store and play MP3 files without a smartphone. The Gear S3 runs on Tizen OS, Samsung’s mobile operating system.
Garmin Fenix 5
The most basic model starts at 600 dollars, with the sapphire version adding 100 dollars extra. They include Bluetooth as a means of communication with Android, iOS and Windows, and has GPS and GLONASS positioning systems.
The watche is prepared to keep track of all kinds of sports thanks to its sensors: accelerometer, altimeter, digital compass and heart rate monitor.
Huawei Watch 2
The Huawei Watch brings an elegantand classic design and is a huge evolution from its predecessor.
The Huawei Watch 2 is not the prettiest smartwatch you can find but has other attributes to compensate. It has a polycarbonate case and rubber straps that give it a sportier look.
It has two buttons, the traditional Android Wear and a second we can configure as we like. For example, starting training mode. It also has a good number of sensors and connections such as GPS, Bluetooth, Pulse meter, Wi-Fi, and NFC, but there is a version that also includes nano-SIM, microphone and speaker to answercalls.
Among the specifications of this watch are a 400×400 pixel screen, with the best screen- to-body ratio seen on an Android Wear smartwatch so far. And it’s an option if you want to save a little money
Sony SmartWatch 3
Sony has always had very nice designs on all its devices, and this is no exception. Its range of straps available provides a variety of options to look, among which you can opt for stainless steel, sports strap or elegant leather.
Compared to other smartwatch, this represents a good option for Android lovers, as it has the Android Wear 1.0 system. A perfect gadget for android users who like to go outside but want to keep connected while exercising.
Asus ZenWatch 3
The third generation of Asus smartwatches has nothing to do with its predecessors. The ZenWatch 3 sports a design with a thousand times more stylish than the ZenWatch 2.Round dial with three buttons and elegant straps make this watch a great accessory for
any day and occasion.
One downside is that it lacks a heart rate sensor and depends on the smartphone for outdoor activities as it does not have GPS or SIM.
Garmin Vívoactive HR
The Vívoactive HR is a pretty complete model,since it has a heart rate sensor, GPS, and is able to track many sports such as swimming or hiking thanks to Include a barometer to measure altitude.
The battery lasts for a week, or up to thirteen hours using the GPS system with GLONASS that integrates. It is managed through the Connect IQ application.
Samsung Gear S2
Samsung has opted to continue supporting the Tizen operating system for its smartwatches. The main feature of this watch is that it includes a rotating bezel with which to interact with it to navigate sections, zoom in or out maps, and other new ways to interact with the operating system. It is very effective and convenient to use when not covering the screen with your finger.
There is also a version available in a few countries that includes 3G connectivity though using embedded SIM. However only certain carriers will be compatible.
The M600 is a watch with Android Wear that maintains the characteristic design of the company, and includes a color screen of 1.3 inches.
The back of the watch includes a six-led heart rate sensor, and in general has a design and compatibility totally oriented the practice of sports of all kinds. It is waterproof protecting the watch from complete and prolonged immersion.