The smartwatch segment hasn’t caught on fire yet, much to the disappointment of its makers. However, despite the industry being in its nascent stages, quite a few watch models have managed to concoct buyer interest. Though the Apple Watch has received tremendous response and turned attention towards the industry at large, there are quite a few other great smartwatches as well. We have listed them down below from the least favorite to the Top 10 Best Smart Watches In 2015 Reviews.
10. Alcatel OneTouch Watch
Alcatel OneTouch Watch is quite an interesting proposition and is potent enough to help its parent make a mark in the smartwatch domain. The watch is comprehensively packed and is still relatively inexpensive. It is the lightest and smallest smartwatch among this list (which is a downer in our books), and the smaller round display with an average 240 x 204 resolution isn’t anything to write home about either.
9. Samsung Gear 2
The Samsung Gear 2 is perhaps the best smartwatch if voice control was the only parameter. The built-in speaker and microphone makes talking through the Gear 2 a breeze. However, the watch fails or trails competing smartwatches in almost every other pertinent category, including the appearance department. The integrated camera is a neat feature not found on most other smart wearables, on the other hand.
8. Martian Notifier
The Martian Notifier, like Moto 360, has a round face and is an ideal option for buyers keen on not shying away from regular wristwatch designs. It’s stylish, but affordable; however, the rubber strap is not very comfortable to wear. Though popping up notifications is its forte, the remote camera control is also a handy feature.
7. Sony Mobile Sony SW3 SmartWatch 3 SWR50
The biggest strength of the Sony SmartWatch 3 is its inbuilt GPS; however, a smartphone GPS would still be required for timely directions. The screen is unique with its transflective display, but that doesn’t make the smartwatch any better than other watches in terms of battery life. Despite the watch being Sony’s third iteration, it still feels and looks like the company’s first attempt.
6. LG G Watch Urbane Wearable Smart Watch
LG Watch Urbane was apparently LG’s move to woo traditional watch lovers who weren’t too impressed by existing smartwatches’ design and feel. The Urbane manages to wrap Android Wear onto one’s wrist in the most stylish way possible. But, as they say beauty is subjective, not everyone is totally smitten by the looks of this watch. This has, therefore, pushed this watch lower down our ratings.
5. ASUS Zenwatch Wearable Tech with Light Brown Leather Strap
The Asus ZenWatch is more of a mixed bag. It isn’t the most feature-strong or well-built smartwatch, but is also not the worst. Where it scores is in the looks department. The watch is extremely stylish and good-looking. But the watch falters with its functionality. For instance, no hard buttons is a problem, particularly with the touchscreen not being the most responsive.
4. LG G Watch R
The G Watch R is LG G Watch’s round-screen cousin, and is more elegant than the outgoing brethren. In fact, the G Watch R is among the only or very few smartwatches that manage to strike a perfect balance between elegance and sportiness. However, the watch is slightly on the expensive side, making the comparable and marginally affordable Moto 360 a much better buy.
3. Motorola Moto 360
The Motorola Moto 360 was the first smartwatch with a round face and despite other smartwatch makers following its footsteps, the Moto 360 still manages to be the most elegant looking of the lot. Besides the aesthetics, the features of the watch include Gorilla Glass 3, water-resistance, heart rate sensing technology, wireless recharging, etc. The watch offers two band options – stainless steel and leather.
2. Apple Watch
Available in a couple of sizes and multiple interchangeable bands, this watch is perhaps the most customizable of the entire lot. At the time of its launch, it had close to 3,500 apps for support, which is a remarkable start for any wearable. Despite being only compatible with the iPhone, this watch is a winning start for Apple in the smartwatch category.
1. Pebble Steel Smartwatch
Pebble, according to industry experts and general consumers, pioneered the smartwatch game. Its first smartwatch still poses considerable threat to its Android and iOS counterparts, especially in terms of overall value and battery life. The Pebble Steel is an elegant step forward and puts the Pebble on par with other modern smartwatches in terms of design and construction. In short, smartwatches cannot go any more mature than Pebble Steel, at least for now.