The Best Smartwatch
Our pick for The Best SmartWatch is Apple Watch Sport – 42mm.
With smartwatches popping up everywhere, we took our time to review the top ones available in the market. Unlike other gadgets, smartwatch stays constantly on your wrist. So, this is something you have a very personal relationship with.
In our research, we did not just look for the one that has the latest bells and whistles, but we needed something that is stylish and comfortable on your hand as well.
Apple Watch Sport is stylish. The strong but light aluminum case comes in four different colors – silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold.
The watch-display is protected by a alumino-silicate glass that is resistant to scratches and regular wear and tear.
The watch comes with fluoroelastomer bands that are durable, flexible, light, and soft. You can get them in a variety of colors to suit your needs.
Amazon is selling it for 50 bucks cheaper than Apple. ($400 vs. $350)$348 on Amazon
Other Top Rated SmartWatches
If Apple product does not quite suit your taste, our pick for the best smartwatch “runner up” is The Pebble Steel Smartwatch.
First of all, Pebble Steel looks cool. This beauty is crafted from marine-grade stainless-steel,Corning Gorilla Glass and comes with gorgeous black leather band.
Second, it does things that many newer smartwatches have yet to catch up to.
It is waterproof up to 5 ATM (165 Feet) – that means it is also showerproof and you won’t ever have to take it off (if you don’t want to!).
You’re able to accept phone calls, read text messages, and see any notifications you get on your phone.
There are hundreds of great apps and watch faces you can download. You will also be able to control your music right from your wrist with iTunes, Spotify and Pandora.
My favorite feature of Pebble Steel is that it does not take long to charge and the battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge.
It’s something you can’t do without, once you get it.Buy on Amazon for $172
Other Smartwatches That Are Worth Considering
Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch
If you own a Samsung product (e.g. S5), Samsung Gear 2 Neo will be a great addition.
It comes with all the regular bells and whistles that regular smartwatches come with.
It has a built in MP3 player. I hate carrying bulky phone or music player around in the gym. If you are like me, you will be thrilled about its built-in MP3 player that you can use with a set of bluetooth headphones.
The pedometer and fitness tracking options are great as well.
Despite some poor reviews on sites like Amazon, I believe Sony Smartwatch is a great buy for the price.
The one thing that I do not like about this watch is the clip on back. I hate it. It adds 50% to the thickness of the device and offers nothing.
Also, not a big fan of nonsensical proprietory connector – why can’t Sony just simplify things and do the good old USB connector?
Other than those, I still recommend this watch because the pros far outweigh the cons. It tells time, is really light, works well with latest Android phones, comes with secondary wrist adapter so that you can use any standard sized wristwatch band, has growing pool of apps from the Google Play store and has a decent battery life.
Currently on sale on Amazon for $77.60.