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Smart Watch Guide ( 2016 )

Smart Watch market is growing bigger and bigger each day. So to say, there is a sharp competition in the smart watch market continues. However, the newest models are all under our lens.

 

The style of the classical watches is indispensable for the watch lovers. But it is not the case that clocks do not make use of the blessings of technology in today’s world. It’s a fact that smart clocks are now part of our lives. These devices, which have a more advanced ecosystem, have even made the idea of ​​recharging a watch every day. The intelligent clocks that now come with enhanced features are a part of the fashion world as well.

 

While some of the square designs we have seen more often in the past have entrusted themselves to classic clockwork, some models maintained their uniformity. These accessories, which can be fully personalized with various clock interfaces and different strap alternatives, not only are ready to assist you but keep your style dynamic as well. You may notice the absence of some names in our review of the smart watches from Apple to Samsung and from Asus to Pebble. Unfortunately companies that can not keep pace with the rapid development of the smart watch market have remained behind in this race. However, which smartwatch among the models participated in this race appeals more to enthusiasts. Let’s point which models stands out with its design.

 

 

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch

 

 

SERIES 2, DESIGNED TO COMPLY WITH YOUR DAILY LIFE, IS YOUR PERSONAL ASSISTANT AS WELL AS YOUR TRAINER.

 

Apple Watch, one of the most ambitious names in the smart watch market, has moved a bit further with the Series 2. Much more than a regular watch, the Apple Watch Series 2 extends the alternatives with two new models while maintaining the design of the predecessor. Aluminum and steel chassis are still given you as the main options, but now, there is yet another exclusive model, which is made out of ceramic. Furthermore, as a result of the business alliance between Apple and Nike, Series 2 has a forth option for the sportsmen. Series 2 also removes the need for a second device with its advanced activity tracking features. With the built-in GPS, you can leave your iPhone at home and go to running with your watch. With its water-resistant body up to 50 meters, the Series 2, which will win the hearts of swimmers, opens doors for effective training thanks to its precision heart rhythm sensor. Advanced training features collects data measures even to the smallest details.

 

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch is an effective sports coach as well as a personal assistant at the same time. With a wide range of application options, you can always be aware of your notifications, which you can access without using the regular app on your phone. The watch features a new dual-core processor and a more powerful GPU than the previous model, making it easy to get to your favorite applications with the button on the body. It is possible to use Series 2 even under direct sunlight thanks to its twice as much screen brightness than the last generation. It is also very comfortable to use with its simple interface that runs faster and smoother. By using your voice, you can give commands to Siri with which you can reach to everything on your watch from reminders to calendar. The disadvantage of the  Apple Watch, which will radically change our smartphone habits, has a high price and, of course, has compatibility limitations. So far, it only works with iPhones ( what a surprise? ).

 

 

Technicial Specifications


OS

watchOS 3

 

Screen

38 mm / 42 mm

 

Heart Rhythm Sensor

Yes
Battery Power

Up to 18 hours

 

 

Price


Starting from $299

 

 

Why / Why not


Why ?

  • GPS
  • Waterproof
  • Bright screen
  • Fast processor

 

Why not ?

  • Can be used only with iOS
  • Expensive

 

 



 

 

Samsung Gear S3

 

 

Samsung Gear S3

 

GEAR S3 IS A SIGN THAT SAMSUNG DOES NOT WANT TO GIVE UP USING THE CLASSICAL DESIGN ON THEIR SMARTWATCHES.

 

We have liked the Gear S2, which combined the classic watch design with intelligent features, but at the same time, we criticized it a bit because the application variety was weak. However, Samsung announced two different models in Gear S3, like its predecessor, and the company does not give up on the classic clock design. The Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic models have almost identical features on the paper, while the frontier is slightly more sporty on the stylish design line. The 1.3-inch stainless steel body will impress classical clock enthusiasts. While Samsung’s new clock interfaces also enhance the analog clock feel, it’s hard to separate the Gear S3 from any classic watch from a distance thanks to the Always-on display. Enhancing the features of the bezel ring, Samsung’s new clock is intended for a more intuitive use.

 

 

Samsung Gear S3
The built-in loudspeaker also makes it possible to use the smart watch to answer calls. Music can be broadcasted in the same way. The powerful aspect of the device is that it can be used independently from the phone. Only the Gear S3 frontier offers LTE support, while both devices have built-in GPS. Although the Gear S3 does not offer as much accessory and design variety as its closest competitor, it supports third party accessories thanks to its compatibility with standard 22 mm straps. The Gear S3, which is durable to water with the IP68 certification, is not rivaling in terms of activity tracking. Samsung continues to prefer Tizen instead of Android Wear operating system, and so far, Gear S3 offers more than 10 thousand applications. Gear S3, which comes with 380 mAh battery, has a longer battery life than its predecessor. Gear S3 seems to be the preferred choice for those who are willing to switch from a  classic watch to smart watch.

 

 

Technicial Specifications


OS

Tizen

Screen

1,3 inch

Heart Rhythm Sensor

Yes

Battery Power

Up to 4 days

Price


Starting from $299

Why / Why not


Why ?

  • You can use its bezel for different features
  • Classical Design

 

Why not ?

  • Not enough apps
  • Does not support iOS

 

 



 

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

 

 

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

 

 

LG, WITH ITS NEWEST SMARTWATCH, OFFERS A SPORTY DESIGN WITH FEATURES THAT CAN WORK INDEPENDENTLY FROM YOUR PHONE.

 

LG is also cautious in the smart watch market. The company that released the new version of LG Watch Urbane model, offers much more sporty model. The original Watch Urbane model, which used to have a classic design line, is replaced by the 2nd Edition with more aggressive details. However, for the first time, the second edition offers  two physical keys with little details on them which we can see in classical watches. When it comes to its stainless steel body, there is a texture belt suitable for sports. The new model, which does not neglect to make the previous model’s thick frames thinner, has a 1.38-inch round P-OLED screen. One of the highlights of Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, powered by the Android Wear operating system, is that it can be used completely independently from the phone. With the smart watch, you can make calls, answer incoming calls or send messages independently from your phone. Of course, such a use would affect its battery more than usual, so Urbane has a 570 mAh battery, which is bigger than its competitors.

 

Supporting sporty looks, the new generation Watch Urbane offers water  durability with IP67 certification. It has a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, barometer and heart rhythm sensors and is powered by the Snapdragon 400 processor. The new version of Watch Urbane, which offers 4GB of internal memory like its competitors, comes on sale with a single strap option. We think that the limitation of the personalization options to the interface is a detail that restricts the users. It is also worth mentioning that LG may be quite rude to users with thin wrists, even if the new watch targets all users.

 

 

Technicial Specifications


OS

Android Wear

Screen

1.38-inch

Heart Rhythm Sensor

Yes

Battery Power

Up to 2 days

 

 

Price


$360

 

 

Why / Why not


Why ?

  • Can be used independently from the phone
  • P-OLED screen
  • Big battery

 

Why not ?

  • It is huge
  • Not a good decision for uses with thin wrists

 

 



 

 

Pebble 2

 

 

Pebble Time 2

 

 

PEBBLE'S NEW KICKSTARTER SUCCESS, TIME 2, IS MORE ADVANCE AND MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE.

 

We were thrilled with the Pebble’s second Kickstarter campaign, which opened in 2016, following the great success of the first generation Pebble smartwatch. With Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, the company collected its targeted donation in a shorter period than expected. At the end of the campaign, almost 13 times as many donations were collected. In this article, we will discuss Pebble Time 2, with which Pebble extends the features of the previous model and offers a more advanced smart watch experience. Although they had previously announced their round-bodied watch, Pebble remains bound to square and rectangular models in their new smart watch market. Pebble Time 2 has a stainless steel rounded corners. Time 2, Android and iOS compatibility, is both an advanced activity tracking device and an intelligent watch that brings notifications to your wrist. Time 2, with a color e-paper screen, offers up to 10 days of lifetime. Always-on screen that can be read easily under daylight.

 

 

Pebble Time 2
The device that can monitor activity and sleep also has a heart rhythm sensor. Offering detailed graphics with advanced healthcare application, Time 2 creates daily, weekly and monthly data to create a detailed data pool on sleep and activity tracking. The clocks with the One-Click Action feature allow you to perform frequently-used functions with a single keystroke. With Time 2, you can record voice memos and you can even write messages with your voice. The clock also offers music control. Offering a wide range of personalization options with more than 10 thousand applications and clock interfaces, Time 2 has three color options: black, silver and gold.

 

 

Technicial Specifications


OS

Pebble OS

Screen

1.5-inch

Heart Rhythm Sensor

Yes

Battery Power

Up to 10 days

 

 

Price


$200

 

 

Why / Why not


Why ?

  • Battery life
  • Activity tracking features

 

Why not ?

  • Boring design

 

 

2 Comments
  • Dan G

    This is really a great list. Thank you for compiling it with all of the detail.

    18. Dec 2016 at 1:34 am Reply

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