The release of the Apple Watch got a lot of people interested in the smartwatch market, but Apple isn’t the first to come out with a product like this, and they won’t be the last.
The newly released Apple Watches are being praised for all of their new features, but a lot of the features that the Apple smart watch has can be found in other types of smart watches.
The type of smart watch you choose to get should depend on what you’re going to use it for, not on the brand it is.
Fitbit is a fitness based smart watch, has come out with a long line of smart watches ranging in prices. As the prices goes up, there are more features that comes with it. The cheapest model called the Zip is advertised to be for everyone. It costs $59.95. It has a touch screen display, and is made to clip onto your waist band, or belt loop.
The most expensive Fitbit watch is the Charge HR and it costs $149.95. This watch will track your caller ID, and your sleep. This is a thick band that goes around your wrist. This is also the only band that will track your heart rate.
According to Fitbit.com, “Monitor calorie burn, maintain workout intensity and more – all without an uncomfortable chest strap.”
Nike is another smart watch that has been on the market for a while. They started a line of fitness bands in 2012 but have since discontinued them. Now there is the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. This will track you as you run, connect you to other runners, allows you to set goals, and track your progress. The product also allows you to connect to Nike+.
The Nike+ Sportwatch GPS looks most similarly to an actual watch, and with backlit LCD display, it can be used for any time of the day.
The Samsung Gear S smart watch has put everything that you could possibly want from a phone into a watch. The appeal of the watch is that you won’t have to have your phone with you all of the time, and if you leave it at home, or at your desk, and you can still get all your updates.
The watch does have fitness capabilities, but is advertised more so as an alternative to a cell phone. The watch has downloadable apps, and features to allow you to call, text and email.
However according to Cnet.com, “I tried using it on its own, as a true independent smartwatch. Well, I should say “independent,” because if you’re going to use the Gear S, you’re still best off bringing a phone along.”
This watch goes for $349.
The last watch to consider before you purchase the Apple smart watch is the Android Wear. This watch comes in many different shapes and designs. Depending on which watch you choose, you will be able to receive different features, and the watch will have a different set up.
This smartwatch has similar features to what the other smart watches can do, it has GPS, allows you to play music, and use the internet.
The difference comes in the different styles, making it the most diverse option of all of them. The Moto 360 looks exactly like a watch.
Android.com describes it as, “a modern timepiece powered by Android Wear.”
This allows for people to glance over at their watch, but not be consumed by it, and the shape and style makes it blend seamlessly.
The LG G Watch looks similar to the other smart watches with its square shape, and a long running battery, and the display is always sup for you to look at it.
The Android has a long list of different styles that do different things. The most important thing to keep in mind, when shopping for a smart watch, is to make sure you’re going to enjoy all of the features, because they are a large investment to make.