2017 is the year we were supposed to have jet and flying vehicles. Instead, we got smartwatches, a supposed new category, the start of a new niche that has begun to form.
However, some devices stand out among others. First of all, it is, of course, Apple Watch. This smartwatch is only compatible with iPhone, but with a rich app ecosystem, attractive design, accurate workout monitoring and heart rate indicator, it can be called one of the best. Samsung Gear is a great alternative.
It looks like the Android Wear market is in for a big change. Fossil, one of the largest watchmakers in the world, has announced many new watches, including some of its most popular brands, including Skagen, Movado and others. The company Google, meanwhile, is preparing a competitor for Apple Watch.
There are traditional watches with some smart capabilities, other platforms like Pebble and much more. We've taken a close look at all the options available to bring you this selection of the best smartwatches, all of which are available now.
- # 1: Apple Watch Series 2, Series 1
- # 2: Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, Gear S2 and S2 Classic
- # 3: LG Watch Style and Watch Sport
- # 4: Samsung Gear Sport
- # 4: Asus Zenwatch 3
- # 5: Huawei Watch 2
- # 6: Garmin Vivo active 3
- # 7: Fitbit Ionic
- # 8: Motorola Moto 360
- # 9: Fitbit Blaze
- A classic watch with smart capabilities
- Skagen hagen
- Withings Activité Watch and Activité Pop
# 1: Apple Watch Series 2, Series 1
From 21990/15440 rub.
Apple Watch remains the most successful and popular smartwatch in the world. The new Series 2 offers water resistance, a bright display and built-in GPS, as well as increased speed thanks to a new processor and app optimizations.
The big changes that Apple Watch have undergone in a year and a half clearly shows that this device is not one that, like a classic watch, will not change for decades. Not only because of the pace of technical progress, but also because of the effort Apple. Apple Watch is still not a necessity, but it is one of the best frills you can get.
# 2: Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, Gear S2 and S2 Classic
From 19 490/12 990 rub.
The second place among the best smartwatches currently belongs to the Samsung Gear family: the newer Gear S3 watches are more powerful, larger (46 mm) and more masculine, while the Gear S2 and S2 Classic 2015 are sold at discounted prices and are well suited for those looking for a smaller (40mm) watch.
It is important to know that, unlike Samsung smartphones, their watches do not work on Android, but on the company's own platform Tizen. It works well, but it doesn't contain as many high-quality apps (for a watch it might not be that important). The Samsung Gear watch has a premium look, high build quality and two days of battery life.
# 3: LG Watch Style and Watch Sport
From 10990/15690 rub.
As the name suggests, the watch LG Watch Style looks more formal and noble. They feature an elegant round display case without the slightest trace of the annoying design of previous Android Wear watches. The main navigation element is the rotary wheel: you can turn it to scroll through the menu, press it to open the list of applications, or quickly call Google Assistant using it. The watch is available in three colors: silver, gold and titanium.
LG Watch Sport looks completely different: it is more suitable for athletes and athletes. In addition, due to its impressive size, which allowed LG to ignore form factor restrictions, it is the most functional watch with Android Watch that supports GPS, NFC and a heart rate monitor.
# 4: Samsung Gear Sport
The Gear Sport looks and performs much the same as the Gear S3, but it's a bit thinner and lighter, and while it lacks some of the latter's capabilities, it makes up for that with up to five ATM pressure protection, Spotify Offline support, and a more affordable price tag. If you choose between the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport, note that only the S3 supports 4G LTE and can run completely on its own, whereas the Gear Sport is tied to a phone. On the other hand, it is probably because of this that they are lighter and thinner. Both models have built-in GPS.
On the other hand, Gear Sport is much better suited for sports: thanks to the pressure protection up to 5 ATM, they can be taken with you for swimming in the sea or ocean.
# 4: Asus Zenwatch 3
From 14 985 rub.
ZenWatch 3 is a stylish round watch, which, unfortunately, is not available everywhere. Their case is made of stainless steel and is available in three colors. ZenWatch 3 is both beautiful and built. The watch is only 10 mm thick. Inside is a Snapdragon 2100 chipset specially designed with smartwatches in mind.
# 5: Huawei Watch 2
From 16990/24090 rub.
Huawei The Watch was a stylish, attractive smartwatch that garnered a significant (for a watch) fan base. The new Watch 2 sets the tone in a different way, with sharper looks and broader functionality. At the same time, Android Wear is still installed on it. Watch 2 is available in classic and sporty versions.
Both have a 45mm dial, GPS support, a heart rate monitor and can run on battery for two days. The watch is also not deprived of moisture protection – the IP68 certificate allows you not to worry about it (however, the Watch 2 is not intended for swimming).
# 6: Garmin Vivo active 3
From 17 160 rub.
Garmin Vivo active 3 – Continuing ideas Vivo active HR with a new display, better waterproof protection and Garmin Pay wireless payment system. Garmin Pay supports Visa, MasterCard, and other credit cards. The touchscreen Vivo active 3 features vibrant colors and excellent sun protection.
Other innovations include 15 profiles for workouts, sports and even yoga. The Vivo active 3 has built-in GPS and Garmin Live Track, which can be used with a compatible phone to share your location. .
# 7: Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Ionic was the company's first smartwatch. While they cannot boast about their looks, they do have many other virtues. The Ionic has four days of battery life, supports Android, iOS and sync to Windows, has good water resistance and automatically detects wear. The case is made of aluminum, the diameter of the dial is 42.6 mm, although the watch looks much larger due to the massive frame. Ionic uses its own platform Fitbit, for which former Pebble employees have been assigned to develop applications. The watch comes with three interchangeable straps.
# 8: Motorola Moto 360
From 12990 rub.
The second generation Moto 360 is over a year old, but it has established itself as a reliable and stylish watch. The Moto 360 is available in three variants (one with a diameter of 46 mm for men, and one with a diameter of 42 mm for each gender) and is rightfully considered one of the most stylish smartwatches, with its round design and wide customization options. Moto 360 is based on the Android Wear platform, so you won't run into app shortages.
# 9: Fitbit Blaze
From 10150 rub.
Fitbit continues to explode the smartwatch market with the new Fitbit Blaze.
The Fitbit Blaze, with a color screen and built-in GPS, is more than just a fitness tracker: it can pair with your smartphone to notify you of incoming calls, text messages and calendar events. But it still differs from other smartwatches, and first of all, profitably, the battery life is as much as 5 days, so you don't have to take it off at night.
A classic watch with smart capabilities
The Danish company Skagen, known for its sleek, stylish and yet affordable watches, has released the Skagen Hagen. While being a classic watch, it can still count your steps, which is not too bad for the price.
At just over 10mm thick, the Skagen Hagen is thinner than most classic watches, but that doesn't stop it looking great on the wrist. The dial is 42 mm in diameter and the straps are easy to replace.