While 2016 is still a bit new, there are a ton of great Android smartwatches available right now. If you’re in the market for an Android smart watch, this article will help you track down the best Android smartwatch of 2016. Android is growing rapidly and with it, the accessories are also rapidly changing.
Android smartwatch is not only your companion for the whole day but also helps you in managing your Android life better. An average person uses their phone 200 times a day just to check the time, and that can lead to battery drainage. A good Android smartwatch will help you in knowing the time but also check the notifications you may have on your phone.
If you’re a fitness oriented person, I highly recommend one of the best Android smartwatches of 2016. Having an Android smartwatch can actually help you maintain your fitness levels. For example, if you like to jog and want to track your progress with ease.
Using a smartwatch allows you to keep your smartphone securely in your pocket and still maintain a high level of interactivity between it and yourself. I use a first-generation Motorola smartwatch, especially when I’m going on a ride. This helps me check the notifications easily even when I’m wearing an obtrusive helmet on my head and leather gloves on my hands.
I’m pretty sure you will find a great use for the Android smartwatch that you are going to purchase. A word of caution, though, none of these watches are below the hundred dollar price mark. This means you will have to shell out pretty bucks, to get your hands on one of the best smart watches of 2016.
The smartwatches in this list are not placed in any particular order. All of them provide a unique experience and have distinctive styles. I urge you to look through the whole list before settling on one smartwatch. Personally, I use the Motorola first-generation smartwatch, and it’s served me really well.
I have seen a lot of people using the Sony smartwatch and give it great reviews. Samsung also has their smartwatch on the market now; they have some of the best warranties I have ever seen on an electronic product. Take your time and gauge your personal needs and preferences before paying a hefty price for a piece of electronic. I also recommend that you actually go to the physical store and see the smart watches before you commit to them, this way you will have a genuinely personal idea about how they will look on your wrist.
Take your time and gauge your personal needs and preferences before paying a hefty price for a piece of electronics. I also recommend you actually go to the physical store and see the smart watches before you commit to them, this way you will have a genuinely personal idea about how they will look on your wrist.
1. Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen
Motorola has released another version of their highly successful Moto 360 smartwatch. This is a circular smartwatch that combines premium materials with some of the finest technology we have seen. These smartwatch aims to streamline your mobile life while delivering the information directly to your wrist. You will be able to get messages, weather, news and a lot more without having to even turn on the screen of your smartphone.
The smartwatch comes in different versions as well; including men’s and women’s collections. The device is very pleasing to look at due to the round design and beautiful edge to edge glass.
There is also a fitness tracker built-in the device that allows you to easily track your fitness. I recommend combining this smartwatch with one of the best fitness apps for Android.
The only downside is the screen is not occupying the full face of the watch. There is a very distinctive black bar on the bottom side of the watch that obscures some features of the clock. While it is not that big of a problem, it would have been nice if Motorola figured out how to completely remove it from the next version of the smartwatch.
2. Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch
I’m a huge fan of Samsung products, and they have been exceptional for the past couple of years. Their smartphones are selling like hot cakes and have very friendly customer service. Samsung released a smartwatch a while ago, and it was not a big hit. Because, in my opinion, it looked ugly; I’m wrong most of the time, though.
However, Samsung stepped up their design game with the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. This piece of tech works wonderfully with almost any Android smartphone running Android 4.4 and above. It’s available in different colors and materials so you can get the one that suits your taste. You will also be able to rotate the bezel for easy navigation. The smartwatch comes with a compatible charging dock that makes it easier to charge.
3. Sony SmartWatch 3
Sony has gone with a flatter and more pronounced design with their third attempt at making a smartwatch. This one looks a little cheaper–and actually is–when compared to other smart watches on the market. The smartwatch comes with a battery life of up to two days of normal usage which is superb for a smartwatch.
The device is powered by Android Wear, which makes it a lot closer to Android than other smart watches on the market. It comes with ambient light sensors, a compass, GPS, a gyroscope, and accelerometer. These feature sets make it a very rich offering for fitness lovers, as well as runners. The app will work great with some of the best running apps for Android as well.
4. Huawei Watch
Huawei has made a name in the Android market with their latest Nexus smartphone. While the Chinese manufacturer was already gaining a lot of traction in the budget to midrange smartphone market, it is surprising to see such a premium device from the company. The smartwatch is also made of premium materials and features some of the best specs we have seen on a smartwatch.
The Huawei watch is a 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display that looks impressive. The watch is available in different colors and can pair with a lot of different bands made of different materials as well. It can do accurate fitness tracking with an enhanced heart rate monitor and sensors to back it up. That’s not all, though, the smartwatch is also able to run with iOS devices such as iPhone as well.
5. Asus ZenWatch 2
If you are looking for an affordable and powerful smartwatch for yourself, then Asus ZenWatch 2 might be the answer. This 1.45 inches smartwatch is not the most beautiful watch to look at, but it can be purchased for less than $150. I’m a huge fan of ASUS and have been their loyal customer for a very long time. When I purchase my next smartwatch, it will be from this very company.
The 1.44 inches touchscreen display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and is AMOLED in nature. The watch is also water resistant that can withstand immersion up to 1 minute. One useful feature of the smartwatch is the ability to control and unlock your smartphone with the watch. You will also be able to remote control your phone’s camera for good selfies.
6. LG Watch Urbane
LG knows that a lot of people want a full circular smartwatch with a display that is actually circular. The LG Watch Urbane delivers exactly that. The 1.3-inch display delivers excellent images that look lifelike. The dials actually look great on the smartwatch and sometimes people will think it is a real watch.
This smartwatch is compatible with Android 4.3 or higher and works with almost any smartphone. The small smartwatch also comes with a 410 mAh battery that will keep the lights on for at least a day. The smartwatch is also water and dust resistant.
I really like how well managed the design is and how good the watch looks. It is available in two different colors (silver and pink gold) and is relatively a lot cheaper than other metallic offers.
There is no clear winner for the best Android smartwatch of 2016 because all of them offer similar specs and sizes. I really hope this time next year we have some actual innovation in the smartwatch department. So, the comparisons falls to your personal choice here. You have seen some of the best smart watches of 2016 and, to be honest; ultimately it is your decision to go with one.
I highly recommend that you, at least, visit the affiliated pages of the smart watches and take a look at the spec sheets and different color variants. I do not wear a smartwatch for a full day because I don’t see any reason to. I only use my smartwatch while traveling and in some conditions when using my smartphone is not socially acceptable. I love how I can sneak a peek at the game score without turning my huge smartphone on and drawing attention.
Do you think you will love an Android smartwatch of 2016? Or will you wait eventually for better things to come along? Do tell your thoughts in the comments below.