Smart watches are still a very new thing to a lot of people, and for good reason. You don’t absolutely need one to get through the day, and some of the best smart watches are much too expensive for many folks out there. With that said, they are good for a lot of things. They can provide you with an easy way to get information, allow you to dismiss or reply to new messages without having to pull out your phone, and much more.
I have shortlisted the 3 best Smart watches 2017.Here are the best smart watches you can buy right now.
01. Samsung Galaxy Gear S – Best smart watch 2017
The Samsung Gear S is one of those. This is Samsung’s sixth smart watch in a little over a year, but it has one big difference: it gets its own cell service and data. It even has its own SIM-card slot. It’s a watch that’s also a phone.
Samsung is knees deep in the latest trend of gearing up your wrist with an extension of your smartphone. The Gear S however walks the extra mile of offering independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity along with full telephony support.
A culmination of several smart watch iterations, the Gear S packs better hardware and a lot more of it. Samsung is breaking new ground here as the Gear S is actually more of an independent smartphone for your wrist, than an accessory for your smartphone.
The device is equipped with its own SIM card and has all the needed hardware and software to function as an independent phone that just happens to be attached to a strap and be able to sync with your Samsung smartphone.
Someday soon, smart watches might be devices that work totally on their own, no phone necessary: as a connected Web browser, a music player, a fitness device. But the Samsung Gear S is not exactly that magic watch. Yes, it can do a surprising number of things. But it still needs a Samsung phone to make most features work. It runs Samsung’s limited Tizen software and dedicated Gear apps, closing it off from the richer ecosystem of Google’s Android Wear. And it requires a connected data plan to even use it as a cellular device.
For some of my time with the Gear S, I paired it with a Samsung phone. But for most of the time, I tried using it on its own, as a true independent smart watch. Well, I should say “independent,” because if you’re going to use a Gear S, you’re still best off bringing a phone along.
The Gear S looks like a little smartphone that’s been melted around a wristband. It has a huge, curved screen, chromed edges, and even has a little home button below the display.
• Include Nano sim card slot
• Dust and water resistant up to 1 meter of depth for up to 30 minutes
• Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer, UV light sensors
• Some of its features just don’t work well
• Way to big and clunky for most wrists
02. Apple 42mm Smart Watch – Latest Smart Watch 2017
42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band Apple Watch Sport enables you to take a step ahead into the world of technology, no matter whether you’re a tech geek or a sports addict. This dependable and versatile wearable gadget helps you organize your daily activities efficiently and achieve your full potential. The unisex watch is a virtual wrist-worn assistant. With this Apple smart watch on your wrist, you can receive and make calls, dictate text messages and send them to your friends or colleagues, call a taxi, browse through plenty of apps, and even track your fitness activity – all this without the need to even take your smartphone out. The Digital Crown on the Apple Watch Sport, visually resembling the analog winding mechanism on the mechanical watches, helps you swipe through app icons on the 42mm Ion-X OLED Retina display, while the side button gives you an easy access to your preferred contacts. Moreover, with its help you can send personal messages to your friends or even your heart pulse to your significant other via taps, in case they own an Apple smart watch too. In a similar way, the unique Taptic Engine is designed to give you delicate and fully customizable nudges when you get a notification. With up to 18 hours of battery life, the Apple smart watch is always there when you need it during your daily routine. In addition, this unisex watch helps you exercise and work out in style with its sleek space gray aluminum case and black sport band.
• GPS onboard
• Two day battery life
• Lack of useful apps
• Fitness could be more comprehensive
03. Sony Smart Watch 3 SWR50 – New Smart Watch 2017
The Sony Smart Watch 3 is more than just a smart watch, it’s also got ambitions as a capable fitness watch, thanks to the inclusion of GPS.
It doesn’t make the most stunning first impression, especially when compared to the more traditional circular styling’s of the Moto 360 and Huawei Watch. The Sony Smart Watch 3 rocks a square shape that’s more similar to the Pebble Time than other Android Wear devices.
But, where its appearance might fall flat, it surprises in other ways. For one thing, the mere fact that it runs Android Wear is a bit of a shock, given that Sony has spent the last few years shying away from it, attempting to perfect its own system instead.
But it’s a decision that I welcome. Android Wear is still finding its footing and with Sony j
umping into the mix can only be a good thing.
Contextually aware and smart, Android Wear gives you useful information at a glance and responds to your voice, feeding you relevant and specific information as you move.
Tell Smart Watch 3 SWR50 what you want, and it will do it. Use your voice to search and find anything from weather reports and travel information to calendar reminders. Search. Command. Find.
Even without your smartphone, Smart Watch 3 SWR50 is a fun and useful accessory. You can fill it with music to take with you if you’re going for a run.
• Slick performance
• Built in GPS
• Good screen
• Micro USB charger
• Not super stylish
• Iffy GPS performance
• Fiddly charging port
• Non-standard watch strap