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Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now

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Flagship smartwatches are a luxury in today’s day and age. The affordable smart fitness trackers have already made their mark in the market but the smartwatch market is still struggling.

Even though its sales aren’t as high as the smartphone market in India, the smartwatch sector still has a lot to offer in terms of a wide range of products.

Smartwatches have changed the entire way we navigate through a typical day and with advancing technology it only gets better. A bunch of them even show support for LTE from the watch itself which makes life much more comfortable.

Smartwatches today come packed with unique and highly useful features such as tracking your exercise with accurate GPS, paying at stores using NFC, voice commands and recognition, and much more.

Most people use smartwatches to make their life easier by not having to keep checking your phone now and then. A glance at your smartwatch tells you everything that you don’t know. They act as excellent fitness trackers because of all the other dedicated sensors which help gather accurate data, unlike a smartphone which relies on AI algorithms.

Finding an excellent and bang for the buck smartwatch can be difficult with all the options available. In this article, we list the top seven smartwatches available in the market right now.

Also read: Traditional Watches vs Smart Watches: Which one should you buy?

Apple Watch Series 4

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe Apple Watch Series 4 is hands down the best and the complete smartwatch on the market right now. Only limited to Apple and iOS users, this watch is very commendable. Apple has done a great job of making something so brilliantly. The latest addition to the family, Series 4, shows some unique features.

The Watch Series 4 sports an Electrocardiograph (ECG) detector, onboard LTE connection and runs on WatchOS 5 that has a ton of new features and drastic improvements to the fitness regimes. It sports a bigger and better display upfront and overall has an excellent design.

  • OS: watchOS 5
  • Compatibility: iOS
  • Display: 1.78″ OLED
  • Processor: Apple S4
  • Battery: 1 – 2 days
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, LTE
  • IP rating: Water-resistant up to 50m

Buy Apple Watch Series 4 here

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.Technology

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is in close competition with the latest Apple Watch. Samsung has developed a great smartwatch which is packed with tons of features. The watch itself sports a rotating dial which helps to navigate through the Tizen OS on the watch.

The Tizen OS user-interface is rather intuitive. It has a staggering 4-day battery life which is relatively rare in smartwatches.

  • OS: Tizen OS
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS
  • Display: 1.2″ or 1.3″ 360 x 360 Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz
  • Battery: 4 days
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • IP rating: Water-resistant up to 50m

Buy Samsung Galaxy Watch here

TicWatch E

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe TicWatch E is an affordable or more like a less expensive wearOS watch. It has Android Wear 2.0 which comes with a bunch of handy features and the app store with thousands of apps. The watch supports Google Assistant voice commands but does not have NFC or LTE for any wireless payment or communication.

  • OS: Android Wear OS
  • Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS 8+
  • Display: 1.4″ inch OLED 400 x 400 pixels
  • Processor: MTK MT2601 1.2 GHz Dual Core
  • Battery: 2 days
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • IP rating: IP67 Waterproof

Buy TicWatch E here

Also read: Top 5 fitness apps for Android to help with your regime

Apple Watch Series 3

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe Apple Watch Series 3 is still a perfect smartwatch if Series 4 is out of your budget. It lacks a couple of new features from Series 4 which does not matter as much for the price. The design maybe still a little bit outdated but it is a great smartwatch. It is updated to the latest watchOS 5.

  • OS: watchOS 5
  • Compatibility: iOS
  • Display: 1.65″ OLED (42 mm)
  • Processor: Apple S3
  • Battery: 1 day
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • IP rating: Water-resistant up to 50m

Buy Apple Watch Series 3 here

TicWatch Pro

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe TicWatch Pro is very similar to the TicWatch E but has more features and particularly the ones that the TicWatch E is missing. This watch too runs on Android Wear OS. It has a more premium build quality compared to the TicWatch E.

This model also has support for NFC, which means you can use GPay to make purchases without having to take out your phone.

  • OS: Android Wear OS
  • Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS 8+
  • Display: 1.4″ 400 x 400 OLED paired with LCD screen
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • Battery: 2 days
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • IP rating: IP68 Waterproof

Buy Tic Watch Pro here

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is an older generation smartwatch by Samsung which runs on Tizen OS. The watch itself has a rugged design and is IP68 rated. It has a premium build quality and design.

The watch also has an in-built speaker which makes taking calls on the go much more manageable.

  • OS: Tizen OS
  • Compatibility: Android 4.4+
  • Display: 1.3″ Super AMOLED 360 x 360 pixels
  • Processor: Exynos 7270 Dual-core 1.0 GHz
  • Battery: Up to 72 hours
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
  • IP rating: IP68 Waterproof

Buy Samsung Gear S3 Frontier here

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

Top 7 smartwatches in the market right now | Candid.TechnologyThe Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is a unique piece as it mainly focuses on the fitness aspect of smartwatches. It helps you uncover long-term insights about your health because of its intricate fitness sensors and trackers built into the watch along with the app which syncs all the data.

It does support storing and playing music over Bluetooth and has NFC to make wallet-free payments.

  • OS: Fitbit OS
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS
  • Display: 1.42″ LCD, 348 x 250 pixels
  • Processor: ARM Cortex 120MHz
  • Battery: 4+ days
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • IP rating: Water-resistant up to 50m

Buy Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch here

Also read: Top 7 fitness trackers under INR 10,000

Rajiv Kulkarni

Rajiv Kulkarni