From the stylist to the best on your wallet, we bring you the best smartwatch of 2015.
Apple, LG, Motorola, Pebble, Samsung and Sony; all these brands combined, rolled out an interesting array of smartwatches for 2015. If you are thinking of owning a piece of gadget on your wrist, you are in for a BIG headache. It can be a daunting task as every smartwatch has their own unique features and style to suit different people.
Practical, stylish or sporty, no matter what you are looking for in your smartwatch, we’ve got them covered. Sieving through many smartwatches and categorising them accordingly, we finally came up with the best smartwatch of 2015 that will go well with everyone.
Best Smartwatch for iOS
The Apple Watch wins hands down for this category, this sexy gadget blends tech and fashion together to make tech lovers drool. The price justifies itself as you pay for the Apple brand, the looks and the quality. It comes in two sizes, the 38mm and 42mm for both the ladies and the gentlemen.
Despite the lack of sports features and GPS, the materials used is excellent, synonymous with its creator, what you get is a really nice piece of smartwatch proud to call your own.
Apple Watch is available from apple.com from $349.
The Omate Racer targets the mass market who are 1st timers making the switch to smartwatches. At $129, this budget sporty-looking smartwatch does what a basic smartwatch should do – tells time and updates you with real-time notifications.
The Omate Racer is a comfortable fit though the entire design of it looks pretty raw. Offering only a basic pedometer, Omate Racer certainly cannot replaced a fitness tracker, however, it is decent enough for those wanting to dip their toes into the waters of wearable tech.
Omate Racer is available from omate.com at $129.
Best Smartwatch for Sports
The Vivoactive is Garmin’s stepping stone into the world of smartwatches. This smartwatch is a blessing for not only the runners or cyclists as the Garmin Vivoactive has a plethora of sports tracking for golfers and swimmers too, with the accuracy of a GPS system.
It also acts as a fitness tracker to keep tabs on your daily steps or nightly sleep. As a smartwatch, the Garmin Vivoactive pairs with your smartphone delivering a host of notifications to your wrist.
The only drawback is the design – out-dated 2013 square-faced watches like the 1st generation of smartwatches.
Garmin Vivoactive is available from buy.garmin.com at $249.99.
Best Smartwatch for Style
LG Watch Urbane
Definitely an expensive eye candy, the LG Watch Urbane’s design beats all the smartwatch in the market (sorry Apple!). Running on Android, this Google-powered smartwatch comes in either gold or silver. With a price tag of only $349, the LG Watch Urbane boosts a classic watch shape that is stylish yet traditional.
Water and dust resistant, the LG Watch Urbane is an eye-catching and attention grabbing piece of gadget to have on your wrist.
LG Watch Urbane is available from lg.com at $349.
Best Smartwatch for Display
Samsung Gear S
2-inch Super AMOLED curved display, 480 x 360 resolution and 300ppi count, the Samsung Gear S is a visual exciter for the eyes. The big display allows a lot of information without ever letting your screen look cramped. The brightness on the screen is just right for your eyes, you will not need to squint to read.
However, initial installing for the Samsung Gear S can be a pain in the ass as you need a compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone to set the gadget up, after which you need the Gear Manager app to sync your contacts, music etc.
Samsung Gear S is available from samsung.com at $299.
Best Smartwatch for Battery Life
Pebble Time Steel
Like it’s predecessors, the Pebble Time Steel is also known for its long battery life of a whooping 10 days! As the name suggests, this smartwatch is made from stainless steel and it’s both iOS and Android compatible.
Compact and slightly thicker (1mm more) than the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel isn’t that chunky but it is thicker enough to feel like a real watch. The design is unisex and you can pair the gold, black or silver faced with different coloured steel or leather straps.
Pebble Time Steel is available from getpebble.com at $299.
Best Smartwatch of 2015
Sony SmartWatch 3
It is the most complete smartwatch around that is a fashion statement at the same time. The stainless steel has a little weight which is perfect for those who are used to luxury metal watches.
One of the most important features of the Sony SmartWatch 3 is the GPS connectivity. This is a plus for runners who do not want to carry their smartphones around. Running on Android, you can easily pair your Bluetooth headphones.
Sony SmartWatch 3 is available from sony.com at $249.
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