Best Smartwatch in 2018
A smartwatch is a wearable computer in the form of a wristwatch. Software may include digital maps, schedulers and personal organizers, calculators, and various kinds of watch faces. The watch may communicate with external devices such as sensors, wireless headsets, or a heads-up display. Like other computers, a smartwatch may collect information from internal or external sensors and it may control, or retrieve data from, other instruments or computers. It may support wireless technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
Many smartwatches have fitness tracking as a core feature. It will help you keep up with your fitness goals. It can count steps, distance, calorie, heart rate, pulse rate, sleep and some other important things you would need. When you are doing running, cycling, swimming or any activity, you might want to peek into your messages, calls or notifications.
One of the best smartwatches of the year is the Apple Watch Series 3. It is the culmination of Apple’s recent advancements in smartwatch technology and is still the best you can buy. It’s also one of the top fitness gadgets out there, thanks to all the features of WatchOS 4, useful for running, swimming and health tracking. It comes with a heart rate monitor, and will soon be able to plug in to a variety of gym equipment, logging your data as you go.
It’s also first and foremost a smartwatch. It can take emails and text messages, and can now operate using its own 4G and mobile signal, meaning you don’t need your iPhone with you to use the watch to make calls. On top of this you get access to a host of apps such as WhatsApp and Apple Music on the go.
Another best smartwatch is the Samsung’s Gear Sport which is Samsung’s latest attempt to make a high-end sport and fitness smartwatch. Features like waterproofing make it suitable for swimming. It comes in a smart black or standout blue colors, but is not the most attractive watch you can put on your wrist, as it is a little chunky and heavy on smaller wrists.
If you want a fantastic blend of design and smarts, then the Vivomove is your best bet. The Vivomove HR offers watch designs for both men and women, adding a discreet display that only appears when you tap on the watch face. It’s also waterproof up to 50 metres so you can take it for a dip too. On that nicely disguised display you’ll be able to see fitness tracking data, check in on your heart rate readings, view your smartphone notifications and even check on your stress levels. Battery life is two weeks in watch mode and five days when you’re taking full advantage of the smartwatch features. On the whole, it’s a winner – quite literally: it picked up the best hybrid watch award at the 2017 Wareable Tech Awards.
Huawei’s smartwatch offering comes in the form of the Watch 2, an Android-powered smartwatch from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. It comes with a heart rate monitor, plenty of customisable watchfaces and can work with apps like Facebook Messenger, Uber and more. Instead of premium appeal, Huawei has opted for a rugged, sporty finish on the Watch 2 with a chunky plastic body and sizable bezel surrounding the watch face. The Huawei Watch 2 has a strong health and fitness angle, and its design means it will survive the rigors of a workout, training session or race. It’s not particularly eye-catching, and it’s unlikely to win any style awards – but it is at least functional.
For many purposes, a “watch computer” serves as a front end for a remote system such as a smartphone, communicating with the smartphone using various wireless technologies. Smartwatches are advancing, especially their design, battery capacity, and health related applications.