Smartwatches have grown in popularity in the last couple of years, so much so that they are pretty much mainstream for most people. The combination of features available makes them everyone’s favourite wrist related fashion. Huge ranges are available from leading brands such as Fitbit, Samsung, Fossil, Apple, Garmin Tag Heuer and many more. it is estimated that over 30 million smartwatches will be purchased in 2018 alone, so how do you choose the right one?
Dependent on your budget and requirements, you can find some of the very best smart watches for reasonable value. You will need to define your requirements accordingly and look at the different styles and features to best meet your match. Some link in with your iPhone, others offer some superb fitness tracker capability to rival any. It was generally seen that the Apple Watch 3 started the trend of linking smart technology with fitness but things have moved on since then and technology advances all of the time. Apple however have kept up with the trend and still produce some of the very best trackers available to buy.
What Apple have done so well is combine the features of a watch, tracker and cool new technology to keep everything relevant. Some of th emore recent models really focus on fitness and health with a built in GPS and waterproofing features allowing you to swim at all levels and track all of your activity seamlessly.
Away from Apple, Fitbit are the big players who focus their main objective on producing trackers that focus on all cardio related exercises. So whether it is running, cycling, swimming, weight lifting or squash, they have it covered. The smartness in their technology is the ability to implement a series of clever algorithms for tracking a range of different workouts so for those looking for a detailed outlook of their fitness goals, Fitbit is hard pushed to better.
Fitbit have already gone on record of saying that their Ionic brand GPS is better than anything else on the market today. A feat that is still to be proven but quite a boast from the market leaders in fitness technology. The impressive battery life of the Fitbit means that these smart trackers last as long as you need without having to keep remove them.
The basic principle with a smart watch is that you can download a series of apps and data to make your watch or tracker “smarter”. There are a series of brands out there that offer some incredible features, at incredible prices. It comes with touchscreen technology to enable you to access features at an instant. They usually come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS features that make them “smart”. It is key for you to decide which features you need to have and what your budget is but some of our recommended best 10 Smart Watches available right now:
- Samsung Gear S Smart Watch
- Samsung Gear Fit Smart Wrist Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
- Sony SmartBand 2 Activity Running Exercise Tracker with Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
- Samsung Gear S3 Classic SM-R770 Smartwatch
- Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch
- Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
- Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch
- Sony Universal SmartWatch 2 SW2 with Bluetooth One Touch
- Garmin Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker with Smart Notification
- Fitbit Alta Fitness Wrist Band