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Best Smartwatch of 2017 [Best Rated, Reviewed & Most Commented]

Are you Looking for Smartwatch? here is top 10 best smartwatches of 2016 from top brands including iPhone, Android and more.

A Kickstarter fundraising effort brought the smartwatch Pebble to existence, giving tech lovers the world’s first smartwatch for iOS and Android in 2012. Google then Apple got into the game a few years later. Now there are many players in the game.

Smartwatches combine tech and fashion, giving your watch added functionality while giving you some fashionable gear to show your friends and stand out from the crowd. The catch is what one to get.

Considering many smartwatches need users to also have a smartphone to work, you may be limited as to what you purchase. For instance, an Apple Watch requires you to have an iPhone. Other factors to keep in mind include how many apps are available on a smartwatch system, what features the smartwatch has and how you can customize it.

Best Smartwatch of 2017 [Best Rated, Reviewed & Most Commented]:

1. Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

The Samsung Gear S2 is stylish with elegant curves, making it stand out from others that appear more rectangle. It looks like a watch, its ridged bezel and leather strap giving you a fashionable look when you wear it. It may not be as fashionable as something like a watch from Michael Kors, but it just looks right on your wrist. The rotating bezel can be used to control the watch’s features, which lets you see the display while handling the controls. The 1.2-inch Super AMOLED screen gives your watch a retro look while still being vivid and sharp. Its pixel density of 302 ppi makes it easy to read, while the battery life is better than you’ll get on many smartwatches.

Compatibility: Android
OS: Tizen OS
Display: 1.2” 360×360 Super AMOLED
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Battery: 1.5 days

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Price: $189.99
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2. Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Band:

Apple, one of the pioneers of smartwatch makers, remains among the best makers of smartwatches with its Apple Watch. The 29 ppi screen on the 38 mm Apple Watch is close to the Samsung Gear S2, while the Apple Watch’s 42 mm version matches it. There are plenty of apps available, as in 10,000 of them. Its Taptic engine differs the feeling of different notifications you get. Fitness lovers desire the Apple Watch because of its fitness tracker and other health features. However, other sports-oriented smartwatches may do better and the battery life of the Apple Watch leaves something to be desired.It’s also pricier than other options.

Compatibility: Android
OS: Watch OS2
Display: 38mm, 1.53” 340×272/42 mm, 1.65” 390×312 OLED
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
Battery: 18 hours

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Price: $269
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3. Sony Transflective Display SmartWatch 3

Sony’s Smartwatch 3, an Android watch, comes equipped with a good battery life and caters to fitness fans. You can put off charging the battery for up to two days if you aren’t a heavy user and the micro USB makes charging easy. Its GPS system lets you track your jobs or walks without your Android phone. It’s more waterproof than other watches, lasting 30 minutes in water a meter deep. You aren’t going to have the most fashionable watch. It lacks a super screen and doesn’t have heart rate monitoring, one thing fitness seekers may not like. But it’s got a lot going on for it in the sprint for the best smartwatch.

Compatibility: Android
OS: Android Wear
Display: 1.6” LED 320 x 320
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $192.99
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4. Moto 360 (2nd Gen.) – Mens 42mm, Silver with Cognac Leather

The Moto 360 2 gets a nod for being so customizable as well as stylish. The second edition gives users a more stylish choice with more refined bezels. They get a choice of rose gold, gold and silver cases and bands as well as other features which let the user customize it to one’s personality. There are also more Android Wear watch faces to download. Fitness fans will get some features like an optical heart rate monitor plus it can hook up to Google Fit, but it doesn’t share as many features as some other smartwatches when it comes to fitness. The navigation is improving but the processor continues to lag.

Compatibility: Android
OS: Android Wear
Display: 42mm, 1.37” 360×325 LCD/46 mm, 1.56” 360x330LCD
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery: 1.5-2 days

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Price: $223.09
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5. Asus ZenWatch 2:

The Asus ZenWatch 2 gives smartwatch users a more budget friendly option. It’s stylish and resembles an Apple Watch – without the high price tag – and it is compatible with both Android and iOS. The screen is sharp but small compared to some other smartwatches. It’s also a comfortable watch to wear. The ZenWatch 2 can connect straight to Wi-Fi without having your phone with you. There’s no heart rate sensor, which means fitness fans may likely look elsewhere.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Android Wear
Display: 1.63” AMOLED 320 x 320
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $199.99
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6. Huawei Watch: Black Stainless Steel with Black Stainless Steel Link Band

Huawei is on the scene with a stylish addition in the Huawei Watch. It’s built with premium materials and comes with a sharp screen. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS. The high resolution of 400×400 pixels and a pixel density of 286 ppi rivals the Apple Watch. The circular screen departs from the Apple Watch’s square display and gets the Huawei Watch a nod for being more fashionable. There are more than 4,000 apps and you can choose different watch faces. There’s no GPS, but those wanting a smartwatch to help record fitness goals can still monitor your heart rate and feed it into Google Fit.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Android Wear
Display: 1.4” AMOLED 400 x 400
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $314.99 USD
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7. LG Watch: Urbane Wearable Smart Watch

The circular face helps give the LG Watch Urbane a more fashionable look when it comes to smartwatches, looking more like a watch than others. It may be a bit on the chunky side for women and men with small wrists, though. The display is crisp but not as good as the Huawei Watch. You can change out its strap and go with a rose or silver watch body. A partial watch face is always on but gives features to conserve battery life by using less colors and detailing. It has Wi-Fi support, so you don’t need your smartphone. There is a heart rate monitor but no GPS.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Android Wear
Display: 1.38” P-OLED 480 x 480
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $204.99
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8. Pebble Time: Smartwatch

Pebble kicked off the smartwatch craze and is still in the game with its Pebble Time. It’s an affordable fun option that lacks some of the features of others but still holds its own. It’s a comfy watch that doesn’t have the bulk as others. You can switch bands easily. The Pebble Time can be used with both Androids and iPhones. There are more than 6,500 apps and Pebble Health lets you track your fitness goals. Its price is right and it does the job, but the display isn’t touchscreen and there are other features that lag behind competitors.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Pebble OS
Display: 1.38” P-OLED 480 x 480
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $50 USD
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9. Garmin Vivoactive HR: GPS Smart Watch

The Garmin Vivoactive HR is the watch for active users who want to track their progress towards their fitness goals. The watch monitors your heart rate around the clock and lets you track how many steps you walk during the day thanks to its steps widget. It will also tell you how far you walked and how many floors you climbed. There’s intensity minutes that urge you to get your heart beating during your workout. Check your watch at the end of the day to see how fit you actually were. There’s sports tracking including running, swimming and golf. For instance, the running app gives you pace, heart rate, distance and cadence. The high-resolution screen can be seen in the sun, letting you track your progress during a bright day. The Garmin delivers notifications and other features of a smartwatch. Battery rate is great as it can last up to eight days in smartwatch mode. This may not have all the features of other smartwatches, but it does fitness well.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Garmin Display: 1.1 x 0.8” 208×148 LED
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Battery: 8 days typical use, 13 hours with GPS turned on

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Price: $236.43
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10. Tag Heuer Connected:

The Tag Heuer smartwatch is definitely a fine piece of technology. It’s one of the best, but comes with a price tag of about $1,500. That’s about five times the cost of the Moto 360 and double the cost of the Huawei. The Tag Heuer is the first smartwatch powered by Intel. It’s stylish with its black-carbide-coated titanium bezel and crystal sapphire glass face, though a bit chunky on a woman’s wrist. Its display is easy to see with a 400 x 400 display. It features the same Android Wear system as many other Android phones. But who cares? It doesn’t have a lot of stand out features but this is one heck of a watch when it comes to looks. And if you don’t like it? You can trade it in for a mechanical Tag watch after two years.

Compatibility: Android, iOS
OS: Android Wear
Display: 1.5” 360×360 LCD
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Battery: 2 days

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Price: $23.99
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Kirtiraj Gohil is a Co-founder, Social Media Strategist & Technology Enthusiast @ The Crazy Thinkers, The Crazy Design & Sparx BPO, specializing in Content Marketing, Social Media, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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