When it comes to choosing a smartwatch, there are plenty to choose from these days, and as technology changes and adapts almost constantly, companies are releasing smartwatches to keep up with these trends.
Who Makes The Best Fitness Smartwatch?
Whether you’re using a smartwatch for business to keep up with meetings and appointments; for fitness to track your steps, heart rate and sleep; or for personal use to make calls and send texts, there’s a smartwatch suited to you, but deciding who makes the best smartwatch will depend on who you are, and what you want out of this wearable technology. For the fitness freaks out there, here are a few examples of great smartwatches below:
1. Apple Watch
This one is for those who have embraced Apple’s suite of technology. So, if you own an iPhone and a Macbook, then an Apple Watch is a definite no-brainer. With a 1.53” display, 18 hours of battery life, wireless charging and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, you can also sign up for a LTE plan so you can make calls and use the internet without your phone nearby. The Apple Watch is also water-resistant so can be used for swimming, jogging and other activities. A real all-rounder, this smartwatch does a bit of everything, and if you have an iPhone, it does it extremely well. Read our Apple watch review here.
2. Fitbit Ionic
Forget those fiddly little fitness bands, Fitbit have released a serious smartwatch contender for those who work out in the form of the Fitbit Ionic. With a battery life of 2 to 3 days, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and up to 50m water resistance, this is the ideal smartwatch for fitness fanatics who already like the Fitbit brand. You can track running, weightlifting, swimming and loads of other fitness stats, as well as using the dedicated bodyweight coaching sessions on the watch, and you have the ability to pay for things using ‘Fitbit Pay’. If you are looking for more traditional smartwatch features, however, then you may want to look elsewhere.
3. Samsung Gear Sport
Wireless charging and a battery life of 2 days aren’t the only standout features of the Samsung Gear Sport, the smartwatch also has Spotify offline playback and an inbuilt GPS system, not to mention up to 50m waterproof capabilities and compatibility with iOS.