At the rate which technology is evolving, soon every nuance of our lifestyle will be managed by gadgets and devices. Luxury timepieces are always timeless but ever since smartphones have come out, people lost their interest in classic watches as they had their handset to tell the time. However, big brands like Samsung and Sony decided to bring the spotlight back on watches by coming up with smartwatches. These watches looked like conventional wristwatches and did so much more. Being able to check notifications, take pictures and listen to music on your phone through a watch that is strapped on your wrist is as convenient as it gets. The focus has once again shifted to wristwatches and we have smartwatches to thank for that. Since this is the new fad in the town, we bring you a list of best 5 smartwatches that money can buy right now.
Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Generation)
The American handset maker, Motorola has been one of the first manufacturers to come up with a proper Android Wear watch in Moto 360. This model was one of the best to buy and now its successor has lived up to the reputation as well. Being given an option to customize it through Moto Maker and two different sizes is just a cake for smartwatch enthusiasts. The IPS LCD display with 360 x 330 pixels is one of the best around and Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor with 1.2 GHz clock speed is the cherry on the top. The device is also dust and water resistance for durability. This smartwatch is a must pick starting from INR 18,499 for 42mm variant.
LG Watch Urbane
After Moto 360, LG Watch Urbane was the first Android wear smartwatch to come out with the round dial to give more of wristwatch feel. This watch was launched about a year back and is one of the first generation smartwatches but it does not takes away the fact that it is still the best. It comes with same processor and display as that of Moto 360 Second Generation. However, the display on this one has Plastic OLED panel, which is considered to be much better in terms of viewing experience. This one also comes with the IP67 rating, which makes it water and dust resistant. It is available for around INR 22,000 on select e-commerce websites at the moment.
The Chinese handset maker, Huawei, was one of the brands to jump on the Android Wear bandwagon last year with its conveniently named Watch. According to reviews, this is the design that is closest to a conventional wrist watch. The display on this watch is 1.4 inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels, which is the highest so far and should be a delight to watch, pun intended. Now, AMOLED displays are known to be battery lovers and also produce colors brilliantly, which is a plus. Rest of its features are identical to Moto 360 2 and LG Watch Urbane. This watch can be picked up for INR 19,999 on major e-commerce websites.
Asus Zenwatch 2
This one has been a market favourite since the day it has been launched only because it is an entry level device at INR 10,999. Providing almost identical features to watches mentioned above it makes for a value for money gadget. Moreover, Zenwatch 2 is flaunting the same AMOLED panel as Huawei Watch with 320 x 320 resolution. Same Snapdragon 420 processor, same memory, same battery and half the price. You can pick this one up easily from Flipkart and get the best customer satisfaction. However, do bear in mind that this one has a square dial, which might put some buyers off.
Samsung Gear S2
Samsung gear S2 is different from devices mentioned above as it does not run on Android Wear but Samsung’s own Tizen OS. This might limit some of it functionalities to Samsung devices but it also connects with non Samsung devices running on Android 4.3 and above. However, rest of the specs on this one is pretty identical to other smartwatches on the list except for the processor, which is Exynos 3250 a dual core unit. A must have for Samsung lovers, this watch is available from INR 22,400 on Flipkart.
Such is the hype about smartwatches that premium watchmaker like Tag Heuer went on to launch Connected, which is a smartwatch that is both Android Wear and iOS compatible. Let us know your favourite or the one you would like to own, in the comment box below.