It is mid of February 2019 and we are here with the list of best smartwatches which you should buy in 2019. In early days watches was just an accessory to check time. Since time has changed exponentially in terms of technology and development. As a result, people are prefer wearing smartwatches rather than wristwatches.
There many different options available in the market and it is hard to decide and know everything about the device which you are buying. Therefore we will discuss here few parameters of smartwatches like price, accessibility, compatibility, and some in general functions of those smartwatches.
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Apple watch series 4
If you are an iOS device user then Apple watch series 4 is the best choice. It has a wide screen of LTPO display with two size variants 40 mm and 44 mm. Which increase the use of display in a more effective way.
Furthermore, the watch comes with 16 GB of storage in which the user can store songs and play the songs by connecting Bluetooth. Which makes it more self-dependent. Moreover, users can also opt for cellular connectivity via e Sims from cellular networks. Which will give further access to users smartphones too.
On average, it has a battery life of 18 hours in a single complete charge. When it comes to health, the watch doesn’t compromise on any parameter. It has ECG feature (Currently available in the USA only). Along with the heart rate sensor at the backside of the watch. Apple watch series 4 also has claimed to have a fall detection feature. However, it collects all the data and stores it in the Health app of users iPhone. For example steps, calories, flights climbed, sleep count, and other historic heart rates are some basic parameters which can be read from users iPhone.
The wearable is water-resistant up to 50 meters, and also gives notifications for high or low heart rate. Which helps in medical prevention of the user. Using this wearable user can automatically access the phone and can use a few limited features. Which include opening camera, accepting/declining phone calls, display alerts messages like SMS, social network messages.
Importantly user can access Apple’s voice assistant Siri, which is available in many languages.
The price range varies from country to country. The current price of Apple watch series 4 is $399(GPS) and $499 (GPS+Cellular) in USA.
- OS: Watch OS 5
- Compatibility: iOS only
- Display: 1.78” OLED
- Processor: Apple S4
- Storage: 16 GB
- Battery life: 1-2 days
- Charging method: Wireless
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
- IP Rating: Water resistant upto 50m
Samsung Galaxy watch
Samsung Galaxy watch is one of the most accurate and precise smartwatches for sports person and in general too. It has many parameters for getting the data from users which increases the accuracy of the data. For example, it has a 4 stage sleep measuring tool which increases the accuracy of sleeping time. Adding, the wearable can automatically calculate heart rate in 6 different types of activities which can further be increased by 39 more.
The GPS and barometer are highly precise which let the user know where he/she is. It comes with 4 GB of storage capacity and wide AMOLED screen display of resolution 360 X 360 is available in two sizes 42 mm and 46 mm. The wearable is 50 meter water-resistant but can’t be used in the swimming pool.
For pairing the smartwatch it requires the Galaxy wearable app which is for Android users and Samsung Galaxy watch for iOS users.
The Galaxy watch can display smartphone notifications and have some preinstalled applications like PPT Controller to control the presentation on a laptop. It also has ESPN news for short updates of the global news. It also gives additional options like set alarm, voice reminder, view reminder, answer calls, message reply in templates and initiate a web search.
As of design it has a vibrant look and is available in a few different colours. The price of Samsung Galaxy watch in the USA is $329.99 (42 mm) and $349.99(46 mm
- OS: Tizen OS
- Compatibility: iOS and Android both
- Display: 1.2” or 1.3” Super AMOLED
- Resolution: 360 X 360
- Processor: Dual-core 1.15 GHz
- Storage: 4 GB
- Battery life: 3-4 days
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- IP Rating: 50m
Fossil Q (GEN 4) Explorist HR
Fossil Q is yet another most stylish smartwatch, it comes with various case colour and strap material option. Screen looks good but it has a sloping edge. Fossil hasn’t shared the spec of display glass but it is bright and clear. Unlike Samsung Galaxy watch Fossil is waterproof (up to 3 ATM) which means user can take it in shower or even in a swimming pool.
It runs on the Wear-OS platform and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Fossil Q provides a lot of applications from Google Play Store via smart wear interface. It also supports third-party applications like Strava and Runtastic to store the data on iOS devices.
Fossil Q also has some more features like step count, total distance covered, calculate calories burned, heart rate monitor. Besides, the user even gets GPS facility to measure outdoor runs.It has a built-in speaker to get sound notification along with this a mic for interacting the Google’s voice assistant or Siri.
The user can listen to music by connecting to Bluetooth headset. It has 4 GB of inbuilt storage to save data. However, for listing music songs the user has to be download music by streaming apps. For example apple music, Spotify, Amazon music, etc. (What to know which is better apple music vs Spotify vs Amazon prime music visit here),
Moreover, taking about batter life Fossil Q need to recharge daily. The price of Fossil Q(GEN 4) Explorist HR in the USA is $275
- OS: Wear OS
- Compatibility: iOS and Android
- Storage: 4 GB
- Processor: Snapdragon Wear 2100
- Battery life: whole day
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
TicWatch comes with two display layers, the top layer display time and battery life. It has a full-colour 1.39 inch OLED display screen. IP68 waterproof but is not recommended in swimming pools. It is built on Wear OS platform.
TicWatch Pro claims that there watch battery can last up to 30 days in battery saving mode. However, in normal mode, it lasts up to 2-3 days but some application still runs perfectly in low battery.
It has Qualcomm Snapdragon wear 2100 chipset and 512 MB of RAM. There is 4 GB of storage available for storing music and apps on watch. As of now there is no LTE connection available but may be available in the upcoming version of TicWatch smartwatches.
TicWatch Pro is available for both iOS and Android users. The interface is very user-friendly. The watch is not for fitness geeks but it does take track of users heart rate and has GPS.
It is not waterproof thus not recommened to take it in pool. The price of TicWatch Pro in USA is $249.99.
- OS: Wear OS
- Compatibility: Android 4.3+ and iOS 8+
- Display: 1.4” OLED paired with LCD screen
- Resolution: 400 X 400
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
- Storage: 4 GB
- Charging Method: Magnetic connecting pin
- IP Rating: IP68
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
This was a short list of Smartwatches. Samsung Galaxy watch is best in term of battery and facilities but it is quite expensive. However, on the other hand,TicWatch Pro has decent features and is cheaper. All these smartphones are pretty good in its own field.