3 Best: Smartwatches in 2018 [TL;DR]
- Editor’s Pick: Apple Watch 3 – Despite being only available for iPhones, this smartwatch is fast and incredibly versatile.
- Huawei Watch 2 – Still one of the best Android Wear smartwatches in the market like it’s predecessor.
- Samsung Gear Sport – A “modern” sports watch, perfect for the on-the-go fitness junkies.
Fast-paced, agile, adaptable.
No, we are not talking about online marketing strategies in this article.
This is because right now, we are going to talk about one “luxury” item that is strongly becoming an important accessory for smartphone reliant users who are always on-the-go.
Yes, we are talking about smartwatches.
Besides tracking time – which all watches can do, smart or not – smartwatches have tons of interesting features. They are slowly becoming a thing for those who need to track several things from their smartphones, but can’t whip them out for some reason.
Smartwatches can handle phone notifications, GPS tracking, lifestyle tracking (exercise, sleep, and more), E-mail, and more.
If you think that these are just pointless luxury items, then think again. More and more people are starting to find great uses for this tiny little tech wonder, and they are saying that it indeed improved their lifestyle.
To each his own I guess?
That is why right now, we are bringing you the three best smartwatches in 2018 that are available in the market right now.
The best in the market: Apple Watch 3
- OS: watchOS 4.3
- Display: OLED 1.53 inches
- Phone OS Compatibility: iOS
- Battery life: 18 hours
- Storage Capacity: 8GB for Non LTE, 16GB for LTE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Near-field Communication
If you are using an iPhone, then congratulations, you have access to the best smartwatch in existence as of this writing.
The Apple Watch 3 comes with both LTE and non-LTE versions. That is a great innovation, but it does come with the downside of draining the battery. Not to mention that it costs WAY more.
The non-LTE version almost works like the Apple Watch 2, but it has some serious upgrades in the operation department.
It lets users experience a faster flick through apps, as well as a smoother app operation. And a much longer battery life from the Watch 2 as well.
These might seem small upgrades but remember: this is an item that specializes in making your lifestyle better.
And faster operating times mean you save more time, and can do more things.
It still has all the original features for the Apple Watches, which means that it is still water-resistant, perfect for exercises. The GPS feature also makes your jogging activities a bit easier.
It also has a near-field communication feature, good for those who want to socialize with other people that have this device.
Now, we just need to wait for watchOS 5, which they said will be good to go this September and see if it will be good for the Watch 3.
The best Android watch: Huawei Watch 2
- OS: Wear OS
- Display: 390 x 390 pixels, 1.2 inches
- Phone OS Compatibility: Android 4.3+ and iOS 9+
- Battery life: up to 48 hours when on standby mode
- Storage Capacity: 4GB
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G + 4G LTE
Two years ago, the Huawei Watch was one of the best Android Wear smartwatches. The Huawei Watch 2 built on that experience and made things better.
This device now includes GPS and NFC. There are also 4G models, perfect for the people on-the-go and can’t use their smartphones.
While the design is a bit “meh” than stunning, the Wear OS pretty much makes up for it.
With tons of features that will make this article longer than it’s supposed to be. You just need to watch the video above or search for yourself if you want to further convince yourself that you need this.
Modern, techy sports watch: Samsung Gear Sport
- OS: Tizen OS
- Display: 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, 1.2 inches
- Phone OS Compatibility: Android, iOS
- Battery life: 2 days
- Storage Capacity: 4GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
We are in an era where there are “modern,” techy versions of things we had in the past. In the Samsung Gear Sport’s case, it’s the modern version of a sports watch.
Before we talk about the positive things, do note that this smartwatch does not have a lot of original apps under its belt.
Now, for the fun parts!
Again, it’s a modern sports watch. Meaning it has an exceptionally strong, premium build. From the hardware to the beautiful, clear screen, Samsung still retains this quality on its devices.
And as a sports watch, it has an offline Spotify function and an inbuilt GPS. Perfect for the original use of the smartwatches which is exercising. Specifically, running or jogging.
It has a 50-meter waterproof feature, perfect for your snorkeling or shallow diving swims.
BONUS LEVEL: The ASUS ZenWatch 3
Just putting out one of my favorite smartwatches in the market:
The design is amazing and reminds me of a sleek, yet steampunk-ish looking watch. Just look at it!
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