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Smart Watches to Look Out for in 2018

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The smart watch is the ultimate smart phone accessory; it tells more than the time, internet search with your voice, tracking your exercise with GPS and act as a mobile wallet. So thinking of getting one either for your android phone or IPhone, here’s a list of the smart watches to look out for this year;

 

APPLE WATCH 3

OS- WatchOS 4

COMPATIBILITY- iOS

DISPLAY- 1.53” OLED

PROCESSOR- S2 dual-core

BAND SIZES- Varies

STORAGE- 8GB/16GB

BATTERY- 18 hours

CHARGING METHOD- Wireless

IP RATING- IPX7

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

SENSORS- Accelerometer, Gyroscope

PROS- Great fitness tracking

CONS- Battery drains fast

 

TICWATCH EXPRESS

OS- Android Wear 2.0

COMPATIBILITY- Android 4.3+, iOS 8+

DISPLAY- 1.4” 400 x 400 OLED

PROCESSOR- Media Tek MT2601

BAND SIZES- Varies

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 24 hours

CHARGING METHOD- Magnetic Connecting Pin

IP RATING- IP67

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1

SENSORS- Heart rate monitor, Proximity sensors, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Glonass, GPS

PROS- Low price, Accurate GPS and Heart Rate Sensor

CONS- Design doesn’t suit everyone, Can’t receive calls

 

LG WATCH STYLE

OS- Android Wear 2.0

COMPATIBILITY- Android 4.3+, iOS 8.2+

DISPLAY- 1.2” 360 x 360 P-OLED

PROCESSOR- Media Tek MT2601

BAND SIZES- Varies

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 24 hours

CHARGING METHOD- Magnetic Connecting Pin

IP RATING- IP67

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1

SENSORS- Ambient Light sensors, Accelerometer, Gyroscope.

PROS- Great price, Nice design

CONS- Short battery life, lacks NFC and broader connectivity

 

TICWATCH SPORT

OS- Android Wear OS

COMPATIBILITY- Android 4.3+, iOS 8+

DISPLAY- 1.4” 400 x 400 OLED

PROCESSOR- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100

BAND SIZES- Varies

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 24 hours

CHARGING METHOD- Conductive USB Charger

IP RATING- IP67

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1

SENSORS- Ambient Light Sensor, Heart Rate Monitor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Glonass, GPS

PROS- Affordable, Nice design

CONS- Lacks NFC and LTE, Can’t change strap, No bezel controls

 

 

FITBIT IONIC

OS- Fitbit OS

COMPATIBILITY- Android, iOS

DISPLAY- TBC, 1000 nits

PROCESSOR- Dual-core 1.0GHz

BAND SIZES- Large

STORAGE- 2.5GB

BATTERY- 2-3 days

CHARGING METHOD- Proprietary Charger

IP RATING- 50M water resistant

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SENSORS- Accelerometer, Altimeter, Heart rate and Relative SPO2 Sensor, GPS, Blood Oxygen Sensor

PROS- Bright Design, Variety of fitness options

CONS- Slow interface, Lacks several apps

MISFIT VAPOUR

OS- Android Wear 2.0

COMPATIBILITY- Android, iOS

DISPLAY- 1.3″ 360 x 360 AMOLED

PROCESSOR- Dual-core 1.0GHz

BAND SIZES- 20mm straps

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 2 days

CHARGING METHOD- Wireless

IP RATING- 50M

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SENSORS- Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter

PROS- Low price, Large, vibrant AMOLED display

CONS- No android pay

Samsung Gear Sport

OS- Tizen OS

COMPATIBILITY- Android, iOS

DISPLAY- 1.2″ 360 x 360 AMOLED

PROCESSOR- Dual-core 1.0GHz

BAND SIZES- S (105 x 65mm) L (130 x 70mm)

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 2 days

CHARGING METHOD- Wireless

IP RATING- 50M

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SENSORS- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light, GPS/Glonass, Heart Rate Monitor, Barometer

PROS- Great screen, Offline Spotify playback

CONS- Poorer battery life, Lacks Several apps

 

 

GARMIN FORERUNNER 735XT

OS- Garmin own

COMPATIBILITY- Android, iOS

DISPLAY- 31.1mm Transflective

PROCESSOR- Unknown

BAND SIZES- 23mm

STORAGE-

BATTERY- 7 days

CHARGING METHOD- Clamp

IP RATING- 5ATM

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SENSORS- GPS, Glonass, Heart Rate Monitor, Compass, Accelerometer

PROS- Mega battery life, Excellent tracking accuracy

CONS- Fitness tracking not the best, Lightweight exterior

 

Samsung Gear S3

OS- Tizen OS

COMPATIBILITY- AndroiD, iOS

DISPLAY- 1.3″ 360 x 360 Super AMOLED

PROCESSOR- Dual-core 1.0GHz

BAND SIZES- 22mm

STORAGE- 4GB

BATTERY- 380mAh

CHARGING METHOD- Wireless

IP RATING- IP68

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SENSORS- Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Heart rate monitor, Ambient light

PROS- Animated always-on display, Great activity tracking

CONS- Very large on the wrist, GPS tracking is suspect

 

 

 

Apple Watch

OS- WatchOS 4

COMPATIBILITY- iOS

DISPLAY- 1.53″ OLED

PROCESSOR- S1 System-in-Package (SiP)

BAND SIZES- Varies per style

STORAGE- 8GB (only 2GB and 75MB allowed for music and photos, respectively

BATTERY- 18 hours

CHARGING METHOD- Wireless

IP RATING- IPX7

CONNECTIVITY- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

SENSORS-

PROS- Stylish design, Clever interface

CONS- Lacks GPS, Battery life is one day

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