Best smartwatches 2016

What makes a smartwatch a smartwatch is being connected: either to your phone, or the internet, or both. Here are our favorite picks for the best watches.

Watches are timekeeping but smartwatches are enhanced beyond timekeeping and are constitutive as smartphones. They can called as ultra mini computer with wireless technologies, gaming, navigation, thermometer, accelerometer, memory storage etc. They use mostly graphic display and run on mobile OS or some mobile app. Smartwatches are advancing in the field health with their features of heart rate monitoring and fitness tracker. So, if you are opting to buy one than here are few recommendations:

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

One of the best looking smartwatches made to date. Apple watch can be referred to as an oversimplified iphone on your wrist. The build quality is superb with square-shaped design offering good useable touchscreen space. It lets you read emails, summon Siri and make and receive phone calls from my wrist. It delivers subtle vibrations to your wrist when you get a call, text or some other notification. It features NFC for mobile payments. Apple Watch offers native apps, transit directions and Nightstand mode. Apple watch lacks GPS, you can makes calls, but can’t add new contacts.

So with stylish design and clever interface Apple Watch is good at any time but its price could be critical factor and so could be battery which last a day.

pebble time

pebble time

Pebble Time

Pebble is the best smartwatch for the money ($199). With pebble you get access to more than 6,000 apps and watchfaces in a comfortable and colorful water-resistant design.  Its color e-paper technology results in an always-on display that looks great under bright sunlight. It also boasts a brand-new Timeline interface that promises to reduce app clutter. A mic adds the ability to offer quick voice replies. It works on both Android and iOS . It has potential for more features via smartstraps.

With impressive battery life (7 days average), excellent display and unique timeline interface Pebble distinguishes itself from its Android and Apple rivals.

Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

2nd Gen Moto 360 is more luxurious and customizable than ever. With improvement in performance and more sharp screen (As compared to 1st Gen) it is best Android wear out there. Straps can be changed easily with good set of watch faces. And with online Moto Maker, you can customise for different combinations of straps and colours. There is also the option of a smaller size, which might appeal to some people who prefer smaller watch dials.

So with improved performance, sharp screen and excellent Moto body app, the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is the best Android Wear device you can buy right now.

Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch

Huawei debutant smartwatch is a stunner with its sharp screen, sleek design, and the latest version of Android Wear. It offers great, vibrant display. Watch packs scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. You can even use your own standard watch straps if you don’t like the leather, metal mesh, and metal-link options Huawei offers. It offers poor battery life with no GPS for running and price that is too high.

With excellent screen, stylish unisex look and lots of customisation on offer Huawei smartwatch pleasure to wear.

LG Watch Urbane

LG Watch Urbane

LG Watch Urbane

LG Urbane runs a fresh version of the Android Wear operating system, with some new features. It has shiny metal which gives it premium look but takes up fingerprint smudges. It is a bit gauche and pretentious with chunky body but posses solid battery life with smooth performance. The heart rate monitor on the back, combined with the barometer and accelerometer makes it a good watch while walking. It lacks ambient light sensor.

A watch crafted with great design bundled by slick and fast interface LG Urbane is the best Android Wear device out there in terms of style.

Tag Heuer Connected

Tag Heuer Connected

Tag Heuer Connected

Tag Heuer Connected is a spectacular looking smartwatch with carbide-coated titanium bezel and raised numerals that looks awesome. The display transflective which is actually  fine. Tag Heuer Connected boards dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z34XX CPU. The touchscreen response, gesture controls and voice directions all performed as they should. It lasts a day and charges up quickly.

It runs the same regular Android Wear OS but still it is a different beast entirely with top design, great processor and good battery.

Conclusion:

Pick the best that suits you and your budget. Do comment below for any help.

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Nikhil A
Nikhil is a general internet nut and tech enthusiast who's never filled with enough. You'll usually find him on his Oneplus X watching movies, listening music or reading up on technology and crazy stuff. If for some strange reason, he's not on his phone, you'll find him studying or typing furiously on keyboard to write something.

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