Thinking back a few years ago, smartwatch was just a thing of dreams, something that was yet to come to fruition. But pair it with this prominent advancement in technology, and that dream has translated into reality. It took quite a few turns for smartwatch before getting it right. There were times when one aspect of smartwatch made everyone envious, while on the other hand, the other aspect totally tanked it.
As of now, smartwatch has become an ultimate accessory or gadget to be paired alongside a smartphone. The ease of access that smartwatch allows a user is truly noteworthy. You can just have a glance at your wrist and get to know all of those important notifications and run along through the native apps on offer. And then there’s the basic necessities of the watch, i.e. showing time, embedded within. What’s there not to love about the smartwatch, then?
Smartwatch has truly gone through a considerable advancement with time enabling it to be at the forefront of technological enthusiasts. There’s ton of added impetus and features with the present day smartwatch editions like those of voice search, GPS tracking, NFC connectivity, exercise tracker and much more. Read also Valentine and Birthday Gift Ideas : Why not a Titan Smartwatch.
We as part of our ongoing delve into the techno-world thought of lining up the best picks among the present-day smart watches and present them for you. And guess what, we did exactly the same with this ‘Best Stylish Smart Watches for This Year.' Join us as we run our rule over these top picks.
Best-Looking Huawei Watch 2 4G Smartwatch
Starting off our list for today is the one essential smartwatch from Huawei designated as the Watch 2 4G edition. This one was launched back alongside their newest smartphone offerings, i.e., P10 and P10 plus back in the Mobile World Congress 2017. Huawei offered two different variants of the same with one attune to classical and stylish theme with the other one a sports edition. We here will cover the stylish classical version of the same. Do join us.
Design: The convincing classical look is handed over to Huawei Watch 2 via the stainless steel watch body and aesthetically pleasing leather straps. It has a circular dial that’s 1.2-inch in diameter and comes with an AMOLED display projecting a resolution of 390 x 390. The display comes with an ambient light sensor that helps along in maintaining the brightness as needed.
It looks pretty attractive to eyes but tends to be little bulkier when compared to other smartwatches. It weighs in at 47g without the leather straps for this one. Further, this Huawei smartphone comes with a ceramic bezel and is water resistant too.
Cool Features of this Huawei Smartwatch
It is powered by Snapdragon’s 1.1 GHz Wear 2100 processor, the first dedicated piece of wearable chipset and processor offered by Qualcomm. It is further equipped with 768MB of RAM that would spell plenty for a smartwatch and runs on Android Wear 2.0. Read also LG Watch Urbane in India Below 25000 Rupees.
As the name suggests, this one is a 4G device and supports 4G voice calling by just inserting the SIM-card alongside the normal pairing thing. There are daily activity tracker and monitoring with this one along with 24-hr resting rate monitor. Not to forget, there is accelerometer and gyroscope with it, too.
It has ingrained internal storage of 4GB in this smartwatch for music storage and much more. There’s Bluetooth connectivity (4.1 BLE+BR/ EDR) available so that you can just tune into your favorite music with ease via the Bluetooth headset. Add to that the ever-important NFC connectivity that’s quite in demand these days due to rise in Android Pay.
The battery side of things is taken care with a pretty large 420 mAh piece which to let you know on the fact is 40% more than those of previous generation Huawei smartwatch which is sure to offer 36 hrs of run time.
Likeable Performance of this Elite Smartwatch
The performance aspect of Huawei Smartwatch 2 4G is pretty pleasing and is likable. The screen is pretty bright but can be dimmed at night while the responsiveness of the watch is efficient and non-laggy. Buy: 30000 Rupees
- Great aesthetic design
- Battery life is much improved
- Has plenty of sensors
Cons: Does tend to be on the higher side of the price spectrum.
Apple Watch with iOS and Two Days of Battery Life
Apple has long been heralded as one of the forefronts of the smart-tech world, and they have answered it gracefully every single time. Their range of smart-wearable devices made quite a mark in the tech-enthusiasts out there. They now have come up with the next edition of the Apple Watch, of which we’ll have our thoughts on down below. Read along. Read also 8 Unique Android Apps for Making Your Smartphone Use Truly Special.
Design: Apple really built-up the euphoria coming into the launch of Apple Watch and it shows in their design. It keeps the design from the previous edition, and it really fits into unless if you’ve got a liking for a round shape.
The watch body is supported by the formed glass and has curved edges with spinning digital crown on the side. The weight is pretty light on this one as the mix of metal and glass body makes it perfect for your wrist. The straps come in different choices like that of nylon ones or the polymer sports ones.
Enough Reasons to Invest for this Apple Smartwatch
Apple has kept the display screen intact from the Series 1 with 1.65-inch OLED display exuding a resolution of 390 x 312 pixels. The screen does feel brighter than the previous one though.
It is powered by S2 dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM that works well. It works on watchOS 3 It’s processing is much improved from the previous edition further improving its efficiency. The screen as is the thing with Apple Watches is pretty much blank unless you lift your wrist up or see a notification. But that’s how it should be, and you’ll get the hang of it pretty soon.
There’s GPS added to this series which is pretty accurate. It has heart-rate monitor fitted on the underside along that takes help of four LED’s to calculate the pulse and all. It’s also water-resistant up to 50m which makes it more likable. It also has accelerometer and gyro-meter alongside the Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
This Smartwatch offers better Performance
It has improved quite generously from the previous edition with the added impetus of GPS and improved sharpness on this Series. The performance feels much better whilst the charging time is also shortened at just 90 mins and lasts over two days. Buy: 27000 Rupees
- Ingrained GPS sensor
- Two-days battery life
- Water resistant
- Expensive to say the least
- Fitness aspect could be improved upon
Casio Smart Outdoor Smartwatch
Casio, the erstwhile watch manufacturer’s had to step into the smartwatch boom and they duly made their entry. It feels nostalgic seeing Casio offer one of the best smartwatches in the market. Here’s us with the review of this one.
Design: It borrows the design from the G-shock model that it has so convincingly offered which does tend to make it a little bulky on the wrist. But hey, bulkier it might be, but it isn’t heavier though with just 92g alongside rubber strap.
It comes with waterproof design up to 50m along with dust protection. The water resistance is fit to military standards making it one of the toughest around. It’s a pure outdoor joy to wear about but won’t offer much in terms of formal wear.
Impressive Features of this Casio Smartwatch
It comes with 1.32-inch LCD display that offers a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels. Moreover, it does feel okayish in terms of brightness in comparison to what we’ve seen so far. It also offers two different screens which can be efficiently switched between allowing you to conserve power when you’re in need of juice.
This Casio smartwatch uses Google’s smartwatch OS for support along with a host of Google’s features like Google now, Gmail, Calendar, Maps and much more. It has also integrated its own apps like those of Casio Moment Setter+ within.
All things aside, you’ll find one alarming thing with this one, lack of GPS. They do allow you to get GPS support via your smartphone, but that’s not as practical as it seems.
It has the activity app that offers great tracking options for all of your fishing, trekking, and cycling. It integrates sensors like accelerometer, gyro-meter, and magnetometer in it.
This Smartwatch is made for Impressive Performance
On the performance side of things, Casio does a pretty good job of nailing the task. It offers great tracking feature with this watch adherent to its loads of sensors and proves it’s mettle when it comes to battery power. You can get 1-day of run time with the screen always on. Is this a good bet? Well definitely for me. Buy: 25000 Rupees
- Plethora of sensors
- Keeps track of things really well
- Absence of GPS
- Feels bulkier
Fossil Gen 3 Explorist Silver Smartwatch
For those seeking an elegant piece of the wearable smartwatch, you don’t need to step further. Fossil, have stepped up their game from their initial not-so-bright debut have finally made their mark in the industry. And this one is really in line with other pieces we have covered here.
Let’s head down and have a brief look at this one.
Design: Fossil has leaned into such a design with their smartwatch that you could mistake them for one of those mechanical watches around. The dial compliments the display nicely and makes it aesthetically pleasing. It has circular dial featuring AMOLED Display that runs around as 46mm diameter and 12.5mm thickness.
There are two buttons on the side supporting a rotating crown that stands in between. It comes in two different strap variants as that of brown leather and that of the blue one.
Android Smartwatch with OLED Display
The display features 1.73-inch OLED panel that reflects a resolution of 320 x 290 pixels which mirrors fine display qualities. It has paired this watch with the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor supported by 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It runs on Android Wear 2.0 and can pair along with any operating software running on Android 4.3, iOS or later edition.
The Explorist is integrated with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (4.1) but misses out on GPS and call the function. However, there’s an email support on this one. There’s built-in fitness tracker, sleep count, steps-counter, distance and calorie meter allowing you the onus of tracking and measuring all of your activities. However, heart rate monitor misses out on this one.
The watch faces can be customized as per the liking which is something that everyone should love about this one. It has Lithium Ion battery and offers a full day, i.e., 24-hr run-time on just 120 mins of charge. It’s also IP67 water resistant.
Laudable Performance of this Fossil Smartwatch
The spec sheet and design aspect make one laud Fossil pretty much for their smartwatch. Add to that, it’s 24-hr run-time, and you’ll definitely get a good piece of watch for yourself. But the things like lack of GPS, heart-monitor, and NFC adds skirmish to its profile. Nevertheless, it bodes well for anyone who is looking for a nice-looking aesthetically pleasing smartwatch. Buy: 22000 Rupees
- Great looking design
- Display is pretty crisp
- Absence of GPS
- Lack of heart-monitor
Asus ZenWatch 3 Smartwatch with Great Battery Life
If you were to look at Asus’s meta description of this smartwatch, you’ll read ‘Time-Honoured Craftmanship, Smart Customization.' Well, for the most part, Asus stays true with this one, as the smartwatch does really look great upon viewing and performs more than decent. But hey, is that all? We guess not. Here’s us with a review of this one.
Design: It’s the design aspect that Asus has really hit the home run with all-Italian leather strap, three-button design and those of sparkling bezels exuding class. In fact, on a first look, one can mistake it as another of traditional classical watches and not a smartwatch.
There’s this lovely circle dial powered with an OLED display sporting watch crown that’s redefined this time. The watch crown sits in between two buttons that offer a host of other intuitive functions.
Mind-blowing Features of this Asus Smartwatch
The baton of the display side of things is held by 1.39-inch OLED piece offering a pixel density of 287 pixels per sq. Inch. It also has ambient light sensing auto-brightness option included within. There’s also 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on this one.
A look on the inner side reveals Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip along with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It runs on Android Wear 1.5 out of the box but can be upgraded to Android Wear 2.0.
It doesn’t allow you sim-insert services but offers Wi-Fi in return and has Bluetooth version 4.1 engrained within. There’s third-party app support too and messaging support for users alike.The fitness aspect is taken care of with the step-counter, activity tracker and other smart configuration.
There’s one thing about the battery that’s sure to lure you, the Hypercharge technology, which allows for the smartwatch to be charged up to 60% in just 15 mins. The battery on a full charge though tends to offer 2-days of runtime. Not to forget though, it’s water and dust resistant too.
This Smartphone should have owned a faster Performance
The performance aspect bodes well with Asus ZenWatch 3 and is likable, to say the least. It works well but could have been much faster and intuitive to feel and navigate. Guess, future offerings from Asus will keep that in mind. The design aspect is great and isn’t compromised at all while the things like tracker, step-counter does their job pretty well. Buy:40000 Rupees
- Superlative design
- Great battery life
- Hypercharge Technology
- Absence of GPS
- Lack of Heart-monitor
- Could be much more efficient in functioning
Even though Pebble, the smartwatch magnum opus dies down, the smartwatch trend continues to gather an audience and is reaping the rewards. Many companies have dipped their beak into smartwatch industry, and as a result, we get to see a plethora of offerings. We here outlined the best picks among those currently on offer. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one. Do let us know via the comment box down below.
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