The days of not being able to buy a drink or indulge in some last minute shopping because you forgot your wallet will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to your Android watch with Android Pay.
Android Pay, which is now more commonly known as Google Pay, is the contactless service that allows you to pay for goods and services by simply tapping on the watchface or by holding your smart device againts a pay terminal.
Unfortunately, there are very few Android Pay watches out in the market. However, with constant improvements being made to Android Wear, it won’t be long until more Android smartwatches have this feature. But if you’re in the market for it, here are the two best Android watches with Android Pay.
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LG Watch Sport
The LG Watch Sport is the biggest and boldest Android smartwatch today. The device is designed to handle all upcoming Android Wear 2.0 upgrades and provide exceptional support for NFC for Android Pay and LTE Connections.
The LG Watch Sport boasts a large bezel design that makes the device both striking and functional. The big screen allows for a clear touchscreen display and more typing maneuverability. It comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 cover for optimal protection. Unfortunately, its size and shape also means the LG Watch is better suited for men and for more casual outings.
The device is tops when it comes to functionality. It has a rotating crown and 3 buttons to access everything. Two of the three buttons can be customized, with the middle button used to pull up any screen to check notifications or activate apps. The device is also waterproof and has a built-in speaker, heart monitor, and GPS.
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Why You Should Buy It
- Boasts of a .38-inch P-OLED, 480 x 480 pixel screen display
- Made from 316L stainless steel and comes with Thermoplastic Polyurethane strap
- Watch face is protected with Gorilla Glass 3
- Powered by 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
- Comes with 768MB RAM and 4GB storage
- 430mAh battery
- Has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC for Android Pay
- Choice of Dark Blue and Titanium colors
Huawei Watch 2
The Huawei Watch 2 has a love-hate relationship with consumers. While the simple rounded design and unassuming interface leaves much to be desired, there’s no question that it deserves to be among the best Android watch with Android Pay.
The device has a sporty and rugged look that’s mostly made of rubber, but it’s also lighter, thinner and more comfortable to wear when compared to some of LG’s smartwatch offerings. The lightweight design makes it ideal to use everyday, especially as the Watch 2 comes with a built-in 24-hour heart rate monitor and GPS and Android Pay support.
The Watch 2’s face has three inner circles that show different information. However, you can’t turn the bezel to scroll through your apps or messages. The screen is also noticeably smaller, so reading messages, stats, or notifications can be a bit of a challenge. But the device comes with GPS, Bluetooth and NFC Android Pay, along with other user-friendly features.
The device runs on the latest Android Wear 2.0 operating system. It can be upgraded to the Oreo system, enabling it to save music and run different applications. It also comes with a Nano Sim slot, a loudspeaker, and a microphone.
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Why You Should Buy It
- Capacitive AMOLED display screen has 390 x 390 resolution and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass
- Powered by Qualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2100 and Quadcore 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
- Has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage
- Comes with a non-removable Li-ion 420mAh battery that can run up to 48 hours with mixed usage
- Has WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 functions
- Guaranteed IP68 water and dust resistant
- Comes with built-in barometer, compass, heart rate monitor and gyrometer
There’s still a lot of room for improvement in the Android Pay smartwatch market, but thanks to improvements being made to Android Wear, you can now enjoy great Android watches with Android Pay features. And right now smartwatches like the LG Watch Sport and the Huawei Watch 2 are the best in keeping you connected with the world.
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