Choosing the best smartwatch can be a tough task given the plethora of new devices hitting the market. Whether you’re looking for stylish, functional, or blingy there is a smartwatch design out there to satisfy every taste bud and budget. Here is a selection of the top tech timepieces available to you.
The Apple Watch is the complete package when it comes to a fashionable well-rounded tech wearable. Made in two sizes, the 38mm and 42mm make it quite possibly the most unisex watch on the list. Despite lacking GPS, the Apple Watch is considered the best looking smartwatch made to date, and you can get it starting at $349.
Sony SmartWatch 3
The Sony SmartWatch 3 stands out from the rest due to its built-in GPS system, which allows you to leave your Smartphone at home when you go out. While the screen may be a little dull compared to rivaling companies, the sporty style makes it perfect for weekend jogs. One of the more intriguing features is the capability to pair with wireless headphones, allowing you to listen to music on the go.
The Moto 360 is the most affordable of the lot, starting at $150. Severely criticized for underachieving for inadequate battery life, Motorola quickly responded with an improved version. The new release offered multiple color straps and improved battery life. With the addition of Moto Maker, customizations are considerably easy, not to mention the minimal price tag associated with the device makes this smartwatch a great buy.
Considered by many to be the first modern smartwatch, its predecessor (The Pebble) is still selling two years after its launch. Pebble Time, now $199, is for users looking to upgrade with every brilliant aspect still remaining. Between the affordable price, impressive seven day battery life, and both Android and iPhone compatibility, this device ranks very high on our list.
The Garmin Vivoactive is the perfect fitness device for the truly active individuals. The Vivoactive can track running, cycling, swimming, golf, and a whole lot more for a relatively low price. Garmin has ultimately created the first truly sports-wearable. Unfortunately, the outdated design, as well as the questionable screen tech, casts doubts on whether anyone would willingly wear the device.
Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap
If you already have a favorite classic timepiece but want to add some smartwatch tech – and you have an extra 4 grand to spare – this is the perfect device for you. Starting at $3,750, Montblanc offers you the Rolex of smartwatch’s by fitting a small monochrome OLED screen into the strap of your current watch. This small screen will connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone displaying calls, texts, and other notifications. It’s essentially the Rolls-Royce of watches.
By Hobbs Karg