Best Smartwatches – March 2017

Smartwatches have become quite popular ever since their release. They are rather a luxury than a daily-life necessity. Some smartwatches are overly out of reach due to their high price tags. With that said, they are also good for a lot of things. They can provide you with an easy way to acquire information, dismiss or reply to new messages without having to pull out your smartphone and much more.

With so many smartwatches out there in the market, picking the right one can be a bit daunting.

Here are the best smartwatches in stores right now.

Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 2 is a really nice smartwatch that exactly does what you want. It’ll give you quick access to notifications, allow you to pay with a finger tap on your wrist, give you map directions and hep you track your fitness. In terms of design, it has nice round edges which give an overall good feel to the watch. The Sport model is the cheapest one of the line and it also feels like a well-built piece of hardware.

There are a few downsides of the Watch. It’s battery life isn’t impressive enough and the interface gets really confusing often. Despite being the second release, Apple still has a lot of work to do.

The Apple Watch Series 2 costs around $369 making it rest along the pricier side of the smartwatch pool.

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Specs

42mm variant (aluminum):

  • 1.5-inch OLED Retina display with 390 x 312 resolution, 390ppi
  • Apple S2 processor
  • watchOS
  • 42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4mm, 34.2g (case only)
  • 50m water resistance, ISO22810 rating

38mm variant (aluminum):

  • 1.3-inch OLED Retina display with 340 x 272 resolution, 340ppi
  • Apple S2 processor
  • watchOS
  • 38.6 x 33.3 x 11.4mm, 28.2g (case only)
  • 50m water resistance, ISO22810 rating

Samsung Gear S3

The Gear S3 looks and feels natural on your wrist and when you use it, like a traditional watch.

The Gear S3 features the same great rotating bezel as the Gear S2 with an all-new design and many more enhancements. The Gear S3 is definitely a step ahead in the right direction.

It has a classy as well as a sporty design, the Gear S3 definitely has something for you. The ‘Classic’ model is targeted for people who want to wear their watch to work. The Classic version does not have LTE connectivity so you will need to pair it with a smartphone if you want to receive notifications on your watch. If you’re looking for a rugged look that features LTE connectivity as well, then the Frontier version is suitable for you. Both models are water and dust resistant. They come equipped with big 380mAh batteries and 1.3-inch Super AMOLED displays.

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Specs

Samsung Gear S3 Classic

  • 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution, 278ppi
  • 1.0GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 7270
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • 380mAh battery
  • Tizen
  • 49 x 46 x 12.9mm, 59g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance rating

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (LTE)

  • 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution, 278ppi
  • 1.0GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 7270
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • 380mAh battery
  • Tizen
  • 49 x 46 x 12.9mm, 63g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance rating.

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

The original Moto 360 was one of the best Android Wear watches around for quite some time and now its successor is also at the top of the list.

The Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) has enhanced features compared to its predecessor, a bigger battery, a Snapdragon 400 processor and much more. It comes in two different sizes to fit more users’ wrists. You can even customize it with Moto Maker as per your taste. Overall, the biggest advantages the new Moto 360 brings to the table are the refreshed processing package, a customizable design and the ability to swap out watch bands by the addition of lugs.

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Specs

42mm variant:

  • 1.37-inch IPS LCD display with 360 x 325 resolution, 233ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • 300mAh battery
  • Android Wear
  • 42.0 x 42.0 x 11.4mm
  • IP67 dust and water resistance rating.

46mm variant:

  • 1.56-inch IPS LCD display with 360 x 330 resolution, 263ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • 400mAh battery
  • 46.0 x 46.0 x 11.4mm
  • IP67 dust and water resistance rating.

LG Watch Sport

Alongside the launch of Android Wear 2.0, Google and LG tunveiled two new smartwatches to showcase the big update. The Watch Sport basically has every feature you’d want in a smartwatch; a large AMOLED display, built-in GPS, an optical heart rate monitor, LTE connectivity, dust and water resistance and support for Android Pay.

The main button on the right side of the device acts as a way to scroll through menus in Android Wear which allows for a much faster and robust navigation experience.

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Specs

  • 1.38-inch POLED with 480 x 480 resolution, 348ppi
  • Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • 420mAh battery
  • 45.4 x 51.21 x 14.2mm, 89.4g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance.
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