Smartwatches, the hot new device on the market! Wether it’s for everyday wear or for business, there is a smartwatch for you. We have researched through a lot of them in order to provide you with a list of the 8 Best Smartwatches for 2016. They cover every look and functionalities wanted in a smartwatch. Read up and find the one that suits you!
If you are looking to buy a smartwatch, you have got to check out the Apple Watch. It comes in a collection of 3 categories : Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sports and Apple Watch Edition. For the Apple Watch, you will pay between 500$ and 1100$ and you can get the Apple Watch Sport for about 350$. When it comes to the Apple Watch Edition, were talking more between 10000$ and 17000$. This particular smartwatch is gold plated and Apple has worked with metallurgists to make this gold twice as hard as regular gold to assure durability.
The Apple Watch is an amazing smartwatch as it will accompany you everywhere, and will assist with anything you need. Apple claims it’s accessible, relevant and personal. You need Siri to get an answer to a question or to get directions? It’s on your watch! You want to record your heart rate during your workout, done! You can even use your smartwatch to pay for your shopping! What more do you want?
The home screen is easily customizable, the watch also senses when you lift your wrist and activates the display where you see all your apps! You can navigate on your smartwatch at the swipe of a finger, using the digital crown on the side, or the button underneath it. The Apple Watch also senses if you tap or press on it, to access different features. This smartwatch is like a computer squeezed in a little wearable device! Finally, to make sure it fits your style, each watch has 6 different choices of interchangeable straps. If you have a smaller wrist or you prefer smaller watches, Apple also created a smaller version of the Apple Watch. Check it out and choose your favorite!
Price: $500 and moreMore Details
Samsung Gear S2
The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is just beautiful! It has a slim band and very polished look. Samsung describes it as “a device for all occasions”. Its body is made of stainless steel, which is durable and you can choose from several choices of wrist bands. The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch comes in 5 models : Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth white or black and 3G black or white. Samsung has also partnered up with architect and designer Alessandro Mendini for the Atelier Mendini collection, which offers a selection of gorgeous smartwatches.
To use it is pretty simple : it is equipped with a touchscreen, it has a Bezel to turn to scroll down, zoom in, etc. and it has two buttons; home and back. This smartwatch will also accompany you through your daily activities and workouts. You can select various types of exercises or sports for the Samsung Gear S2 to assist you with. It will also count your steps or track your heart rate. This smartwatch is loaded with great apps and can store up to 300 songs, you can eve use it to pay for this usings Samsung Pay! Sync it to your phone and enjoy.
Price: $299More Details
Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Generation)
How beautiful is the Moto 360 by Motorola? Gorgeous! It comes in 3 models and 2 sizes, the screen is also customizable so you can see exactly what you need at a glance. Motorola says its smartwatch is more customizable than ever. You can even build and design your very own Moto 360! The Moto 360 smartwatch has a lot to offer : you get access to google play apps and everything google has to offer, it is water resistant, it has a battery life of up to 1.5 days, and a lot more.
If you exercise and wishes to stay on track with your training, this smartwatch will help you. The Moto 360 is equipped with a heart rate sensor and even offers you coaching advice. With Moto Body, this smartwatch will keep track of all your daily activities to help you reach your goals. The Moto 360 is also wireless and you can connect to the Wi-Fi even if you don’t have your phone with you. You still get access to your gmail, music, anything you need!
In a hurry? Just say ‘’Ok Google’’ for voice recognition system! That smartwatch will also keep you updated, without having to check your phone. Finally, the screen will adjust itself to the brightness of your surroundings, what more do you want in a smartwatch? Well done Motorola!
Price: $249More Details
Pebble Time Steel
The Pebble Time Steel smartwatch is a great device. It comes in 3 colors with leather band options and 3 colors with metal band options. As many of the smartwatches, it has a customizable face, with thousands of options to make it your own style. Its face is colorful and also equipped with a LED backlight. When you order the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch, it comes with the watch and wristband of your choice, 1 extra wristband and 1 charging cable. What is cool about the charging cable is that it plugs in a USB port, which means you can pretty much plug in anywhere. But you won’t need to plug it very often as the Pebble Time Steel watch has a 10 day battery life!
Like many smartwatches, the Pebble Time Steel is water resistant, has a built in microphone for voice reply, receives notifications, is personalizable and gives you access to your favorite apps with the Pebble app store. Now, what’s really interesting about this smartwatch is that it works not only with iPhones 4s and above, but also with any Android device running 4.3 and above. That is nice!
Price: $249More Details
LG G Watch
When you hear LG, a smartwatch might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. Think again. LG launched a smartwatch, called the LG G Watch and it is pretty slick. It is compatible with Android devices, 4.3 and above. It comes in Titan Black or White Gold with, of course, changeable wristbands. This is one of the rare smartwatches that is geared and sold not only to men, but also women. The LG G Watch is water and dust resistant, uses voice recognition system with “ok google” and gives you access to instant messaging.
This smartwatch also has a really nice navigation system that gives you directions through audio and video. It also comes with access to great apps, notifications, weather, anything you need! Finally, the LG G Watch works with bluetooth, which means that there is no need to have your phone glued to your hands to use it!
Price: $249More Details
Sony SmartWatch 3
Sony’s SmartWatch3 is a cool device. It is available in 5 colors with interchangeable straps, ranging from a sporty look to leather or stainless steel wristbands. It has up to 2 days of battery life, which is pretty practical, and is compatible with Android phones 4.3 and above, as well as powered by Android Wear. Sony’s SmartWatch3 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which means you do not need to pick up your phone every 2 minutes! You can also load it with your favorite music, apps, social media, and get all the notifications from those apps, synced to your phone.
Wear it when you go for a run, then when you get back home, sync it to your favorite sports app to track progress and results. What is unique about this smartwatch is that it has 4 main features : GPS, Compass, Accelerometer and Gyro. The GPS tracks your course and distances and the Compass feature makes sure you find your way home, wherever you go. Then, the Accelerometer and Gyro work together to measure all your daily activities in a very accurate and precise way. Find out more about the Sony SmartWatch3, as it could be a great option for your next buy!
Price: $299More Details
ASUS ZenWatch 2
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 comes in 2 different sizes along with 3 choices of colors for the stainless steel case. As well, it offers 9 choices (colors and materials) of interchangeable straps. This smartwatch gives you access to a FaceDesigner app to help you customize the face of your watch. It also comes with ZenWatch Messaging, letting you chat watch to watch. As many other smartwatches, it is water resistant and tracks your daily activities through a range of different workout types. Then, on your phone, you can revise your daily and weekly activities on the summary provided.
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 also allows you to review your call log, mail and agenda notes at a glance. If you need more information, sync everything to your phone and it will give you access to all the details. This smartwatch is equipped with a crown button that is meant to resemble a traditional watch. It also has a magnetic charging system that recharges your battery, completely, in a little over an hour.
Price: $129More Details
Want something different? The Huawei smartwatch is exactly what you need! Not only is it made with the same materials used to manufacture luxurious watches, but it really is made to look like a real watch and not a phone like device. It is round with a classic swiss design. The Huawei watch offers a variety of looks and interchangeable wristbands to adapt to your style, either you wear it during a business transaction, while running or for everyday wear.
Huawei says its smartwatch combines classic style and smart technology. It works with Android phones, as well as iPhones and is powered by Android Wear. It has the same awesome features as most of the smartwatches like google voice recognition system, activity and sports tracking, etc. All of this in a compact, luxurious watch. Huawei’s smartwatch is also available in a smaller size to appeal to women and also accommodate their needs in terms of smartwatches.
Price: $349More Details