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Are you thinking of splashing out on a new smartwatch? Then you might want to consider some of these beauties.
Of course, you could just overcome your desire to get one and save money for the future? Your choice.
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Which is the best smartwatch to buy?
We'll go into some more detail towards the end of the article, but the "best" smartwatch for you depends on your needs. That being said, some of the best are as follows (credit to 10beasts.com):
- S928 Sports Watch
- Pebble Time Smartwatch
- Samsung Gear S3 – Modern with Lots of Features
- Motorola Moto 360 Sport
- Xiaomi Amazfit – Budget-Friendly with Great Battery Life
- Huawei Watch 2 – Lightweight
- ASUS ZenWatch 3 – Great Build Quality
- Apple Watch Series 3 – Great for Fitness
Which women's smartwatch is best?
If, as a woman, you prefer more petite, stylish and thin smartwatches, here are some highly recommended smartwatches from themicro3D.com:
- Samsung Galaxy Watch
- Fitbit Versa Lite
- Kate Spade Scallop 2
- Fossil Q Venture HR
- Michael Kors Access Sofie
- Michael Kors Access Runway
- Skagen Falster 2
Are smartwatches worth it?
You can ask the same question about pretty much any piece of tech you ever consider buying. At the end of the day, they are designed to provide you with a service that should, hopefully, make your life a little more convenient.
But ultimately you may not really need to part with your cash if the object doesn't really fill a need you have. This is the same philosophy you should have for any purchase you ever make.
But, that being said, there are some notable pros and cons to smartwatches.
- They promote a healthy lifestyle - Many have health tracking features that will make you more health-conscious
- You get quick access to notifications - Rather than digging your phone out of your pocket, you can see updates on your wrist. Of course, this could also be considered a con
- You should never miss a call again - If you are always on the go, your smartwatch can help you always pick up calls. Again this might also be considered a con
- They are convenient - This is their main pro. Some can let you make cashless payments, others let you send and receive messages
- Some double as music players - Enough said
- They can be expensive - Smartwatches are not the cheapest of purchases. Their cost might outweigh their advertised benefits.
- They tend to have a short battery life - Like many smart devices, their battery life can be dire.
- You need your smartphone nearby - This is a major drawback. Unless they can connect to a Wi-Fi network they will need to be within Bluetooth range of your phone to get the most out of them.
- Small screens - Due to their size, they do have pretty small screens. This might be a deal-breaker for some.
What are the best smartwatches in 2019?
So, without further ado, here are some of the best smartwatches for 2019. Trust s when we say the following list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.
1. The Apple Watch 5, of course
When it comes to smartwatches, Apple is a market leader. Their latest Apple Watch 5 is no exception.
If you are an iPhone-addict, this is your best choice for a smartwatch in 2019. This is especially true if you don't plan on ditching your iPhone for a few years.
It runs on the watchOS6 operating system, has 32 GB of storage, and its battery should last between 1 day and 36 hours. Charging is achieved wirelessly.
The Apple 5 isn't a massive change from the Apple 4 watch but it does have an always-on display.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch comes highly rated
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is widely considered one of the best on the market. This smartwatch is a massive improvement on the Gear G3 and Gear Sport from 2017.
It is powered by the Tizen operating system and has around 4GB of onboard storage. The battery should last you at least 4 days (46 mm model) and charges wirelessly.
It does have some limited apps available to it when compared to other smartwatches but is great value for money.
3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is cool
Another entry from Samsung, their Galaxy Watch Active 2 is another of the best smartwatches for 2019. This sportier, more slimline Samsung model is widely considered a comfortable smartwatch to wear.
The price point is reasonable and you get a very sturdy and reliable watch for your money. It is powered by the Tizen operating system, charges wirelessly and the battery should last at least 2 days.
The watch's main USP is its top-end fitness features including 39 workout modes, a heart rate and ECG sensor, and health app with stress and sleep monitoring.
4. The TicWatch E2 might be worth a punt
The TicWatch E2 is a lesser-known smartwatch, but one that is definitely worth considering. It is one of the cheapest on the market and comes from a relatively small manufacturer called Mobvoi.
The TicWatch E2 is powered by Wear OS, has 4GB of onboard storage and the battery should last for lat least 48 hours. You can recharge the watch using magnetic connecting pins.
It's waterproof and is a great choice for the more sporty amongst you. The watch comes with the usual features like GPS, heart rate sensors and sleep-tracking.
5. Fossil's Sport smartwatch is another good choice
Fossil's Sport smartwatch is another highly-rated and capable smartwatch for 2019. It is widely considered the company's best smartwatch to date.
Powered by Android OS, the watch has 4GB of onboard storage and should have a battery life of 2 days. The display is a 1.2-inch (3.05 cm) 390 x 390 AMOLED and it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS capability.
This is a top-end smartwatch with a reasonable price tag. It doesn't have any unique features but is one of the best on the market nonetheless.
6. The Fitbit Versa 2 is another great smartwatch for 2019
The Fitbit Versa 2 is another great smartwatch for 2019. It is the lastest smartwatch-come-fitness tracker from FitBit so you know it'll do the job well.
Versa 2 comes with a series of great improvements from previous models including always-on display, Alexa integration, and a slightly smaller body.
It is powered by Fitbit OS, has 2.5GB of onboard storage and a battery life of up to 5 days. The watch is waterproof and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC connectivity.
It also has a pretty cool charging station.
7. The TicWatch Pro is another exquisite smartwatch
And finally, another entry from Ticwatch - - their Pro model. Powered by Wear OS, this smartwatch is both Apple and Android phone compatible.
It has a wonderful design and comes with 4GB of onboard storage. The battery should last for at least 2 days but you can squeeze it out to 30 days on "Essential mode."
One of its more unique features is it's dual-screen (one layered on top of the other). The top screen is a transparent LCD display that can display the time, your heart rate and more when the battery is low.
The lower screen is a bright and bold full-color OLED that gives you all the benefits of Wear OS.