“A Man with One watch knows what time it is; A Man with two watches is never quite sure” – A famous quote said by Lee Segall. But looking at today’s modern world with technology growing richer and richer everyday, perhaps we can rephrase the quote by saying “A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with Smart Watch knows it for sure.”
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A smart watch comes in the wearable gadgets category, and is a computing device worn on a user’s wrist that offers functionality and capabilities similar to those of a smartphone. Smart watches are designed to, either on their own or when paired with a smartphone, provide features like connecting to the internet, running mobile apps, making calls, checking caller ID, accessing weather updates, offering GPS co-ordinates and location directions, and much more.
Smart watches are still in the new category of gadgets and are still trying to make their own place among other new gadgets. There had been many smartwatches over the years but hardly few succeeded in making the mark. Currently we see some good smartwatches as a result of consistent improvements from companies like Motorola, Sony, LG, Samsung, etc.
So, to help you in buying your new smartwatch, we have shortlisted 3 best smartwatches under 15000 Rs. in India:
1. Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50:
The Sony SmartWatch 3 has a smooth custom interface, interchangeable straps and built-in GPS to track runs without a phone. It has a square face with rubber straps which meet the glass of the display. This design makes it look more like a fitness device than a watch. The flexible rubber straps are extremely comfortable to wear but the watch itself is quite chunky because of the presence of a micro-USB port for direct charging. The SmartWatch 3 is IP68 rated that means it is not just water-resistant, it is completely waterproof, so you can wear it while taking a shower also.
The 1.6 inch square display has 320×320 pixel resolution which provides sharp and crisp visuals, but the watch doesn’t always give great viewing angles, so you may have to bring it up to your eye line. It runs on Google’s Android Wear OS, so the interface is quite identical to other Android Wear smartwatches. It connects to your phone showing information such as weather, upcoming appointments, notifications, etc. It is compatible with any Android phone with a version of 4.3 or above. It has a sensitive voice recognition feature that processes information much faster compared to its rivals, thus causing fewer technical difficulties. The Lifelog feature gathers your movements, your communications and your entertainment so you can play back any day of your life as it happened.
The SmartWatch 3 is powered by Quad ARM A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The processor is paired with 512 MB of RAM. It has 4 GB of storage space so you can store your music directly on the watch and listen to it using a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. It has built-in GPS, so the user can go running with just the watch and it will be able to track distance accurately. Ambient light sensors, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyro are some other sensors. You can squeeze in at least 2 days of use out of the SmartWatch 3 from a single charge. It measures at 41 x 42 x 9mm and weighs at 45g. The straps of the Sony SmartWatch 3 comes in Black, Yellow, Leather Brown, Leather Black colors and a Stainless Steel belt.
2. Samsung Gear Fit 2:
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is a wearable that falls somewhere between fitness tracker and smartwatch. It sports 1.5 inches of Super AMOLED screen with resolutions of 432 X 216 pixels and pixel density of 322 ppi, that results for best smartwatch display. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage space. It is compatible on devices running Android 4.4 and above. It is packed with a 200 mAh battery that offers backup of up to 3 to 4 days.
The interface of Gear Fit 2 is clean and vertical making everything much easier to read and use. Swiping down takes you to a shortcut menu where you can adjust brightness, turn on ‘do not disturb’ and open the music player. It will also tell you whether you’re Bluetooth connected and what the battery level is. Swiping right takes you to a notification screen where you can choose to read each one, clear it, or clear all. Swiping left brings up more shortcuts to various apps which can display more information if you tap on them. Like most smartwatches, covering the screen turns it off.
On the connectivity front, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS. It does not have cellular connectivity. The smartband is IP68 certified that means it is dust proof and water-resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has many other features like, Activity tracking, Heart rate monitor, notifications, Apps, fitness tracker and much more. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes at a price of Rs. 11,990 on Flipkart. It comes in three strap colors – Black, Blue and Pink.
3. Asus ZenWatch 2:
The Asus ZenWatch 2 is the cheapest smartwatch among these three, but it can still give a run for money to others. It comes in two sizes, one with 1.45 inch screen (WI502Q) the other with 1.63 inch screen (WI501Q). The rectangular shaped watch has stainless steel body and comes with three types of bands: Rubber strap, Leather strap and Metal strap. It is offered in Gunmetal, Silver and Rose gold colour variants.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 WI501Q sports a 1.63 inch of AMOLED screen with resolution of 320 X 320 pixels and pixel density of 278 ppi. The 2.5D curved display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is backed by a 400mAh Li-ion battery with fast charging support that gets 50% battery charged in 36 minutes. It has thickness of 10.9mm. Whereas, the Asus ZenWatch 2 WI502Q features a 1.45 inch of AMOLED display with screen resolution of 280 X 280 pixels and is backed by 300 mAh Li-ion battery and has thickness of 11.8mm.
The Asus ZenWatch 2 is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor, coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 512 MB RAM. It comes with 4 GB internal memory and runs on Android Wear OS. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth v4.1 LE. It has cellular connectivity as well. It is IP67 certified i.e. dust and water-resistant. Asus ZenWatch 2 has features like notifications, fitness tracking, and a voice assistant. The prices for Asus ZenWatch 2 starts from Rs. 9,900 for the rubber strap, Rs. 11,900 for the Leather strap and Rs. 15,900 for the Metal strap.
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