The User's Guide for Android Wear Smartwatch
Nowadays, you have got quite a wide variety to choose from when it comes to Android Wear smartwatches.
The only problem in actually choosing one is that they are all so much like from a features and functionality point of view.
For this reason, we have come up with a list of all the major smartwatches out there, so that you might find it somewhat easier to make your choice.
The Design of an Android Wear Smartwatch
This part really comes down to taste. If you prefer the newer and rounder designs, then your best options are the Motorola Moto 360 or the latest LG G Watch R though the LG watch has a better, P-OLED display.
If you prefer a more classical, rectangular shape, then you have got a lot of choices. Your best bet is the Asus ZenWatch because of its more sophisticated appearance though the LG G Watch has the largest screen.
The latest Android Wear update lets you change your watch’s face so any device you choose, you will be able to change its appearance however you want.
Our Winner: LG G Watch R ‘ because it’s the most similar to classic watches.
The Customization of an Android Wear Smartwatch
You can customize your smartwatch in three ways: change the watch itself, the strap or both.
While the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Sony Smartwatch 3 and Asus ZenWatch come in fixed colours, you can change the straps with either a 22mm leather or metal strap, though some of these watches have various coloured straps included.
The Moto 360 watch comes with a total of six combinations and you can even use an 18mm strap, if you have one, or other 22mm straps of your choosing.
Our Winner: Moto 360 ‘ because you already have a number of options made available to you which you can later change to your heart’s desire
The Features of an Android Wear Smartwatch
As their names suggests, all these smartwatches run on Android which means you will have the same basic functions on all of them but the Sony SmartWatch 3 separates itself from the rest with its GPS chip which can track your movements without requiring your smartphone.
Also, the Sony smartwatch has the highest waterproofing rate, IP68, which means it can resist one hour at a depth of 2 meters.
Our Winner: Sony SmartWatch 3 ‘because its superior waterproofing and GPS set it above the others.
The Activity Tracking of an Android Wear Smartwatch
All smartwatches come with various features such as pedometers for step tracking and save for the LG G Watch, hear rate monitoring as well. With the Asus ZenWatch, your reading isn’t done automatically. You have to put your finger over a sensor in order to get a reading.
While you can add all sorts of apps for these sensors, Motorola, Asus, Sony and Samsung come equipped with their own health apps which you can ignore if you have already got a favorite.
If you want anything other than these health apps, you’re going to have to buy other fitness wearables.
Our Winner: Samsung Gear Live ‘ because of its health platform and Gear Live heart rate monitor.
The Price of an Android Wear Smartwatch
The price of these smartwatches depends mostly on their date of release. The first Android Wear watches to be released ranged between Â£160 and Â£170 but more recent models can take you to over Â£200, the LG G Watch R being the most expensive at Â£225 on Amazon.
Our Winner: Samsung Gear Live ‘ because the price/quality ratio is the best balanced.
Unfortunately, we can’t say with certainty that there’s an Android Wear smartwatch for everyone but the wide variety of choices makes up for it.
Basically, these six models which we have presented are the essence of Android Wear. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are good choices for those with a restricted budget, the Moto 360 and LG Watch R are a little more stylish and a little more pricey, and finally, the Asus ZenWatch and Sony SmartWatch 3 are for those looking for something different in their smartwatches.