Who would have thought, when the wrist watches were first made, that this simple timekeeping device one day will also be able to handle our calls, manage our reminders, can guide us through cities at the same time also keeping a check on heart rate and other medical parameters.
Smartwatches are the next big thing in technology that is taking the market by surprise with their ability to do all awesome and wonderful things that smartphones can do. As smartwatches have proved their necessity and reliability in the tech market, now it is the time to upgrade and get a smartwatch. You can consider many smartwatches like apple watch 3, moto 360, Samsung Gear etc. for purchasing in 2018.
Here is a list of top smartwatches for 2018:
Apple watch 3
The Apple watch series 3 is one the top rated, most advanced and high-end smart watch present in the smartwatch market. The series 3 is an improvement over series 2 and now offers much more. The new series 3 watch offers users an LTE model for all time connectivity with an eSIM embedded inside the watch whose number will be same as the number on your iPhone. Also, there is an upgraded processor with an improved wireless chip.
The watch has an inbuilt GPS for fitness tracking, works on watchOS4 and has a battery life of 18hrs. The watch is water resistant too so that you can wear it during swimming and jogging on a rainy day and comes with the wireless charging feature. This smartwatch is the best buy for the iPhone users as it is only compatible with the ios devices only and can be synced with an iPhone only.Also, the LTE support enables to place calls using the watch itself which is really a great advantage.
However, Apple has not launched their LTE model in India. The watch cost around Rs.30,000 for its 38mm or 42mm non-LTE model while the LTE feature adds much more to its cost.The watch is available in India on the online shopping platforms like Amazons and Flipkart. The non-LTE model of this watch is priced at Rs.29,900 on Flipkart and Amazon.
Moto 360(2nd Gen)
When the Moto 360 first generation was launched it became very popular among the users and quickly caught everyone’s eye with its comfortable wearability and specifications rivaling to the Apple watch. The design of the watch and its overall functionality stands out among its competitors for sure at that time.
Now with the launch of its highly awaited and anticipated model Moto 360 2nd generation, it is back in talks between techies.The new Moto 360 is available in three unique styles: Moto 360, Moto 360 for women and moto 360 sport.The new moto 360 features a better display from its previous version with a higher pixel density and a Gorilla Glass 3 which protects it from scratches. The Moto 360 2nd gen is one of the best-looking smartwatches available right now on the market. One of the key advantages of moto 360 over the Apple watch is that it is compatible with both android and ios platforms. Also, the battery life is good lasting up to one and a half day. The watch can be connected to your phone using Wifi and Bluetooth.
With these many specifications, Moto 360 is the best buy for you if you are looking for a very stylish and a feature-packed smartwatch. The best features of this watch are its design and compatibility which makes it one of best smartwatches to buy in 2018.
The watch is priced around 23k.One can check out for this watch on Amazon and Flipkart.Since the watch is now running out of stock so price can’t be listed here but it will cost around 23k only.
Asus Zenwatch 2
The Asus Zenwatch 2 is currently one the most affordable Android smartwatch present in the market. Being the successor of its previous version Asus Zenwatch which was also a great option at its time considering its design and its price.But the watch couldn’t make out due to its early version of Android wear and the lack of a physical button.
With the launch of its higher version, Zenwatch 2 Asus now tries to fix these issues and problems. Now with its body been redesigned giving it a sleek look and supported by a new higher version of Android Wear, can it turntables for Asus? The watch has several pros like its gorgeous display, solid build quality, and a good battery life but it also has many cons which can’t be neglected when compared with Moto 360 and Gear S3 etc. The Android wear on the device is still isn’t intuitive and the watch doesn’t respond to the gestures well enough.With that also the heart rate sensor is a major missing but the battery life is good.
For the buyers, In simple terms, if you are looking for a smartwatch, the Zenwatch 2 is one of the most affordable and value for money when it comes to buying high-end smartwatches which are priced well over double or triple of its price.
When Asus launched it the price of the one with a leather strap and the metal strap variant were around 12k and 17k The watch is available on Flipkart and they are offering a flat discount on top smart watches in the upcoming Flipkart sale with the Zenwatch 2 priced at Rs6,990 for the leather strap and Rs.9,990 for the metal strap.
Samsung Gear S3
Samsung, the brand which dominated the Indian mobile market at a time is now set to conquer the smartwatch market also with its smartwatch series Samsung Gear. With the launch of its latest edition Gear, S3 Samsung is keeping their heads high.
The Samsung Gear 3 is unique from the other Android wears as it is built on Samsung’s own Tizen OS and has a very intuitive dial through which one can interact with the watch. The watch offers everything for a smartwatch including GPS, heart rate monitor, water resistant, NFC, activity tracking, an altimeter and for some models LTE also.The great looks and good battery life also add value to this watch making it a bitter rival of Apple watch 3. One of the areas where the watch lags behind the others is the lack of several apps as the watch doesn’t work on the Android Wear OS.
The main highlight of the gear 3 is its compatibility with both ios and android devices which is one of the main reasons to buy this watch. Gear S3 is available in a classic variant and a sporty frontier variant.Thus the buyer can choose the best-suited variant for him.
The gear S3 frontier version is available from 33k INR onwards. The watch can be booked on Amazon India website where the watch is priced at Rs33,059 with extra delivery charges. Also, you can wait for the Amazon sale to avail huge discounts and cash back.
Huawei Watch 2
Marking the entrance of Chinese tech giants in the smartwatch market Huawei has launched its first Android Wear known as Huawei Watch. The latest version of the Huawei Watch 2 is an attempt from Huawei to cover all the cases with the old version.
Now talking about the capabilities of Huwaei Watch 2, it surely has a wealth of features. The watch comes with a pre-installed workout app, gives hourly notices to move you if you are sitting for too long so that you can track your activities. The device is also compatible with Android and ios devices. The watch has a good battery life with over two days usage time without the SIM and about a day with a SIM inside it.
Instead of the premium design of the Huawei Watch earlier, this time they tried to make the watch more rugged and give it a sporty look. The display feels a little smaller and it may cause trouble during certain apps but it surely offers a high definition display. One of the main issue with the watch is that it lacks in performance as there is a lag in opening apps. The watch also stutters while using Android pay as there is a momentarily delay in loading Android Pay and the opening of the app, this can be quite cumbersome at times.
The Huawei Watch 2 is aimed and has been made for the fitness crowd and for the ones who want to remain connected when they are away from their phone. Also, it is still compatible with Android and ios supported phones with a On-Watch app store.
The Huawei watch 2 is available on Amazon and eBay with the respective discounts offered. The carbon black model of the watch on Amazon is available at Rs.19,999 with a discount of Rs1000. One can also buy the classic titanium grey model from eBay at Rs.48,290.
LG Watch Style
The LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport were one of the first watches featuring Android Wear 2.0.The LG Watch Style as the name indicates is more style oriented and thus lacks many sports-focused sensors. The more sports-centered version, LG Watch Sport can also be considered by fitness oriented people.
The LG Watch Style is one of the slimmest combined with a svelte design that makes it suitable for the persons with slender wrists. The main highlight of the watch Android Wear 2.0 provides a slick performance. The new OS from Google provides a responsive experience which is free of judder and slow down. The OS also uses various swipe-in gestures to navigate and open menus.Notifications are also handled in a better way by the OS but the vibrations are low so you can miss one or two. With no heart rate sensor, GPS, and NFC. The watch lacks and deviates from the standard definitions of the smartwatch. With these features lacking, the watch lacks on tracking and monitoring fitness, also without NFC you can’t use Android Pay also.
One must consider the following points before buying LG Watch which includes the pros of a good performance and design and must consider the cons like the absence of GPS and NFC. Also, one must consider the battery on this device which is average and can last up to 24 hours.
The LG Watch style is available on Amazon and can be bought at a price of Rs.42,949 with a flat discount of Rs.18,407. The model is an international version and is imported from the USA.
The smartwatch market is a fast growing domain and many tech giants are looking to dominate this market. The best smartwatches that can be bought in 2018 apart from that listed above includes the likes of Fitbit Ionic, Samsung Gear Sport, Garmin Forerunner 735XT, Fossil Q Marshal, Pebble Time Round, Polar M600, Withings Steel HR etc.These smartwatches are also very good and justify their values when comes to buying them. However, they lack in some areas when compared to the premium models like Gear S3, Moto 360 etc but they’re not a bad buy when it comes to design, looks, and features at a price which is inside the budget of the buyer.
The Article gives an overview and describes some of the best smartwatches present in the market which are best in their class and can be a great option to buy in 2018. The Smartwatches are the future of computing and technology. Also, the connectivity will be increased to many times in the upcoming years, so get ready for a new tech revolution after smartphones, its time for smartwatches. At last, these were some of the smartwatches that made it to the top of the rest when comes to smartness, looks, and specifications. One can consider buying them in 2018.