Smartwatches have come a long way since their inception a few years ago. Now, you can find multiple smartwatches with perfect balance of utility and style. These watches can rival any sport watch in functionality and durability, and when it comes to looks, they can also compete with luxury watches. Since more and more smartphone manufacturers and watchmakers have hopped on the smartwatch bandwagon, choices have become diverse, which makes finding the best smartwatches rather difficult. Here we are listing our top 5 smartwatches based on features, styling and value for money.
Huawei Watch 2 Classic
The Chinese manufacturer has improved a lot in the recent years both in terms of design and features it offers in smartphones and smartwatches. Huawei built upon the classic looks of original Huawei Watch and stuffed Watch 2 Classic with even more sensors and tricks.
This swiss knife of smartwatches comes standard with GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Optical Heart Rate Monitor, 1.2- inch circular AMOLED screen, 768 MB RAM with 4 GB ROM and IP68 resistance rating. It also boasts a hefty 420mAh battery for up to 2 days of usage. Currently, it goes for $299.99 on Amazon with prices likely to drop. The Watch 2 Classic claims number one spot on our list of best smartwatches for its design and features.
LG Watch Sport
LG Watch Sport is the fourth-generation smartwatch from LG, and the manufacturer did a remarkable job in refining smartwatch experience with Android Wear 2.0. Watch Sport comes 2nd on our list for the rich set of features with best styling, the only let down is the heavy price tag.
The main features include LTE Connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Optical Heart Rate Monitor, 1.38-inch circular POLED screen, 768 MB RAM with 4 GB ROM and IP68 resistance, all available for $349.99. As with all gadgets, price is likely to reach to a more affordable level. Nevertheless, it is the best bargain in terms of specs and features.
Tic Watch 2
After having a successful Indiegogo campaign, Tic Watch 2 is finally available to masses. Unlike other smartwatches on our list, it runs a propriety OS, Tic Wear OS, and offers unique and pleasing take on smartwatch with no compromise on style and functionality. Users interact with tickling and soft swipe on its rounded edge, for a smooth user experience.
It comes equipped with GPS, Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 1.4-inch circular OLED screen, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM, IP65 resistance rating, and is currently priced at $199.99.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Samsung improved a lot, styling it acclaimed Samsung Gear with S3. Both Frontier and Classic variants look chic and rugged on any wrist. Samsung opted for its own Tizen OS with Gear S3 and we can’t complain as it does deliver a commendable user experience.
Under the cover, it rocks LTE connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Optical Heart Rate Monitor, 1.3-inch circular AMOLED screen, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM and IP68 resistance rating. Though initially launched at $349.99, it is currently available for $298.99.
LG Watch Style
Though it comes last in our hunt for best smartwatches in 2017, nonetheless it is another great smartwatch from LG, with head turning great looks at rather reasonable price. It is essentially a trimmed down version of LG Watch Sport, as it lacks GPS, LTE connectivity and Optical Heart Rate Monitor.
LG Watch Style features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 1.2-inch circular POLED screen, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM and IP67 certification. Originally priced at $249.99, now it can be yours for a measly $179.99.