Best Smartwatches of 2017
Smartwatches are becoming quite the trend nowadays with almost all smartphone manufacturers and luxury brands releasing their very own smartwatch. With high-resolution displays and tons of smart features, they are becoming indispensable for the millennial crowd. This list of the Top 6 Smartwatches is the best that money can buy right now. The choices were quite obvious considering the fact that they’ve been very well received by critics and users worldwide. So, let’s get started!
Apple Watch Series 2
Apple announced their Series 2 smartwatch along with their latest iPhone a few months back. If you haven’t checked out the best cases for the iPhone 7, go check it out now! Series 2 smartwatch is a big improvement over its predecessor. The new watchOS 3 on the Series 2 smartwatch improves the interaction between the users and the watch. There is also much better support for third-party apps which was one of the negatives of the first smartwatch. It focuses a lot more on health and fitness tracking now. Series 2 smartwatch is waterproof, comes with GPS enabled as well as swim tracking capabilities. Overall, it is undoubtedly one of Top 6 smartwatches that you can buy right now.
Asus Zenwatch 3
Zenwatch 3 is completely different from the Zenwatch 2 in terms of looks and the overall feel. Zenwatch 2 came with a square watch face, which has been replaced with a more common, yet attractive circle watch face in the Zenwatch 3. It has some amazing features and is priced much lower than its competitors. The watch face is made of stainless steel and looks top-notch. Since it is a smartwatch, it is slightly thicker, but comes with an IP67 rating and a 340mAh battery. Zenwatch 3 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset and 512MB of RAM under the hood which is more than enough to power the 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 287 ppi, which is also the best display on a smartwatch. It can work as a fitness tracker as well as a stylish watch with plenty of watch dials to choose from.
Tag Heuer Connected
Tag Heuer watches cost a fortune and same is the case with their Connected smartwatch. It starts at around $1,500 and goes all the way up to $3,100. It is also the most expensive Android Wear device to date surpassing the Gold Huawei Watch. After using it for two years, there is an option to trade the watch for a mechanical Tag Heuer watch. The best thing about the Connected smartwatch is its build quality and the detailed watch faces. Once you have a chance to wear it, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. The watch feels so good in the hand and even though it is slightly chunky, it is extremely light due to the titanium construction. The watch faces have been intricately designed with so much attention to detail. The shadows under the hands, smooth movements and exquisite color combinations will just grab all the attention.
Sony SmartWatch 3
The Smartwatch 3 from Sony is the cheapest of the lot coming at around $160. It also has the least amount of features and is a good choice for those looking to buy their first smartwatch under strict budget constraints. The USP of the SmartWatch 3 is its GPS tracking capabilities which were pretty damn accurate. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 1.6-inch LCD display (with a resolution of 320×320). The display is not AMOLED which is slightly disappointing as sunlight legibility and maximum brightness is a bit on the lower side.
Samsung Gear S3
Priced 20$ below the Apple Watch Series 2, the Gear S3 was released little over a year after the Gear S2. It is one of the most unique smartwatches out there with a bezel that can be rotated for various functions. Gear S3 is powered by the Tizen OS and comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels. The screen is absolutely magnificent and hats off to Samsung for creating it. The watch face is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ which has much-improved scratch and damage resistance. It is specially intended for watch faces with less reflection and better visibility as well. The Gear S3 comes in two models, Frontier and Classic.
Huawei Watch is regarded as one of the most luxurious and feature-rich smartwatches that you can buy. It is more expensive than the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Samsung Gear S3 at $399, but it is well worth it. The Gold Huawei Watch was the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch priced at almost $700, but that was surpassed by the Tag Heuer Connected. It had the best display for a smartwatch with a 1.4-inch 400×400 AMOLED display, but the latest Zenwatch 3 comes with a slightly higher pixel density. The watch is IP67 rated and has a Qualcomm processor coupled with 512M of RAM under the hood.