My Best 10 SmartWatches for Classic Outing in 2017 [w/ Specs/Prices]

Smart watches, wrist bands and rings are not just the latest in digital trends. They can actually make you look smart and classic in your regular outings.

Being the second half of 2017, I’ll like to discuss about my favorite 10 smart watches for classic outing in 2017 and beyond.

Best Smart watches review

Introducing Smart Watches

Smart watches and smart wrist bands are computerized wrist watches with digital functionality. Aside from being used for timekeeping, they have hi-tech features and can be used to run mobile apps depending on its operating system (Android wear, Ubuntu touch, or WatchOS).

A smart watch has the ability to do various tasks, such as; Game-play, Media player, translator, and can also serve as a tracker. Some variants of these smart watches features full mobile phone compatibility; which means it can be used to make/receive calls and also to send text messages.

Digging into the early days of smart-watches

The world’s first ever ‘smart’ watch Pulsar was considered as digital watch instead. It was invented by Hamilton Watch Company in  1972. The watch(Pulsar) could store 24 digits which likely made it the 1st watch with memory-bank (user-programmable memory).

The introduction of PC’s (personal computers) in the 1980s made way for improvements in smart watch technology. Seiko (Hamilton Watch Company) started inventing watches with computing functionality. In 1983, it came up with a watch called Data 2000 watch; this watch has an external keyboard which is used to sync data to the watch through a process known as wireless docking (electro-magnetic coupling).

As decades passed, Smart watch technology world experienced lots and lots of improvements and today, we have smart and intelligent watches which can solve at least 85% of our daily challenges.

Best 10 Smart Watches to Buy with Confidence in 2017

Deciding on which smart watch to buy is not an easy task as there are tons/varieties of them scattered all over tech platforms and offline shopping malls.

Here’s my favorite 10; ranked according to my personal likes, fashion sense  and/or shopping preferences. The recommended retail prices (RRP), specs and features is listed as well as their various images.

Apple iWatch series 2

[Price: $399.00]

Apple smartwatch

Specifications

Display 2nd generation OLED Retina display (2x brighter)2

Ion-X glass (aluminum cases)

Size 42mm (12.9 x 3 x 2.4 inches)
Technology Built-in GPS, Accelerometer, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz), Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
Battery Up to 18 hours
Sensors Heart Rate Sensor
Misc Magnetic cable for charging.

Samsung Gear S3 [$330.00]

Samsung Gear 3

Specifications

Screen Display 1.3 inches AMOLED Display
OS  Tizen Based Wearable OS 2.3.2
Chipset Exynos 7270, Dual 1.0GHz
Network LTE with Embedded SIM, (Applies to LTE models only)
Connectivity Bluetooth V4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/Glonass, MST, LTE.
Features Water and dust resistant,  IP68 + MIL-STD-810G
Battery Can last up to four days (Battery life depends on usage/settings)
Misc Mic, SPK, Linear Motor

Huawei Smart Watch 2

[Price: $275.95]

Huawei Watch 2Specifications

Dimensions  48.9 mm x 45 mm x 12.6 mm
Display 1.2″ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass

Resolution: 390 x 390 pixels (326PPI)

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100
OS Android Wear 2.0
Memory 4 GB Flash +768 MB RAM
Network LTE, UMTS, TD-SCDMA, GSM
Positioning/Sensor GPS + Glonass, 3-axis A + G sensor, 3-axis Gyroscope, 3-axis Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate Sensor (PPG), Capacitive Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi: 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n, NFC
Battery 420 mAh (typical value), 410 mAh (minimum value)
Misc Water and dust resistance – IP68

 


LG watch sport

[Retails for: $329.99]

LG watch sport

Specifications

Network AT&T Wireless 4G LTE
OS Android Wear 2.0 (Feldspar)
Display 1.38″ P-OLED (480 x 480 pixels), 348 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.1 GHz – MSM8909w Quad-Core
Battery capacity 430 mAh (Embedded)
Internal Memory 4 GB (up to 2 GB usable)
RAM 768 MB
Technology WCDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE
Network Bluetooth Version 4.2 LE; Wi-Fi Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
Frequencies GSM 850/1900 MHz; LTE Bands 2/4/5
Data Transmission UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, GSM, HSPA+, HSPA, LTE
Protection IP68 Certified
Audio Built-in MIC and Speaker
Size 45.4 mm (1.79″) Diameter; 14.2 mm (0.56″) Thickness
Weight 3.15 oz.
Talk Time Up to 2 hours (3G)
Standby Time Up to 1.45 days (Ambient On)
Available Color Titanium
Compatible with phones running Android 4.3 or higher and iOS 9 or higher. Please check with your carrier to see which features are supported. Supported features may vary.

Microsoft Band 2

[Sold for: $449.00]

Microsoft Band

Specifications

Display Type 32 x 12.8 mm  Curved AMOLED with 320 x 128 pixels
Band Material Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate (TPSiV)
Battery Li-Polymer – Up time; 48-hours per charge
Sensors Optical heart rate sensor, Skin temperature sensor, Skin temperature sensor, Gyrometer, Microphone, GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, UV sensor, Capactive sensor
Technology HVM – Haptic vibration motor
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0
Charge Cable Connector Custom charge cable
Resistance Water Resistant
Devices Supported Windows Phone 8.1 update, iPhone®: 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iOS® 8.1.2, and Android™ 4.3-5.0 phones, with Bluetooth®

Asus Zenwatch 3

[Sold for: $258,10]

Zenwatch 3

Specifications

OS Android Wear
Memory 512 MB RAM
Storage 4GB eMMC Flash
Display AMOLED 1.39” – 400 x 400 (287ppi). Touch: 2-finger
Sensor 6-Axis (G+A), Ambient light sensor
Bluetooth Bluetooth V4.1
Battery 340mAh with quick-charge
Colors Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Gold
Dimensions 1.77 x 1.77 x 0.39 inch
Note Communication: Bluetooth® 4.1 + Wi-Fi

Fossil Q Accomplice

[Price: $131.25]

Fossil Q Accomplice

Specifications

Activity Tracking  Built In Fitness Tracker
Notifications  Social Media, Text / Email, App Alerts, Multiple Time Zones, Calendar Alerts.
Functions  Takes picture(s), Sleep Tracker, Controls Your Music, Step Tracker,  Interchangeable Watch Band.
Connectivity  Bluetooth v4.1
Compatibility  Android™ OS 5.0+, iPhone 5/iOS 9.0+, Smartphone App
Resistance Water resistant 30m (100ft)

Nokia Steel HR

[Price: $201.56]

Nokia Steel HR

Specifications

Activity tracking Heart rate tracker, Automatically tracks walk,swim, run, distance & calories burned.
Smartphone alerts Notifications for text messages, calls, and events on the watch screen.
Sleep monitoring Sleep cycle analysis (light and deep sleep) plus silent vibrating alarm with Smart Wake.
Battery Up to 25 days battery life (charges in 2 hours)
Extra 20 more days on power reserve mode (time & activity tracking only)

LG watch style

[price: $294.20]

LG watch style

Specifications

Mode Strap Italian Genuine Leather
Display Type 1.2 Full Circle P-OLED
Display Resolution 360 x 360 (299ppi)
Network WiFi/BT
OS Android Wear 2.0
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.1 GHz ( Wear 2100)
Battery Capacity Embedded 240mAh battery
Bluetooth® Bluetooth Version 4.2 LE
Storage 512 MB + 4GB
Protection IP67 Certified (Not Suitable for Swimming or Diving)
Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer, ALS
Weight 46g
Dimensions 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.8mm
Compatibility iOS Compatible
Colors Titanium / Rose Gold / Silver
UPC 652810800877

Moto 360 2nd Generation

[Price: $246.88}

Moto 360 2

Specifications

Display Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Backlit LCD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400; CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core (APQ 8026), Adreno 305 + 450MHz GPU.
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Vibration and Haptics engine
Battery Capacity: 300mAh/400mAh
Charge Wireless charging – charging dock included
Memory 4GB Flash storage coupled with 512MB RAM
Connectivity Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Microphone Dual digital mics

 

In Conclusion:

Smart watches, just like regular fashion watches can be trendy and really fashionable. The hi-tech features that comes with these 10 makes them a great choice for classic online shoppers.

They can be bought offline  from reputable tech shops or online from Amazon, Gearbest, Aliexpress, Jumia, Konga, Bestbuy and other top e-shopping malls.

Have you used any of these watches in the past or needs a help with choosing a particular type/brand of smart watch? Please do let us know in the comments section below.

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I'm a dedicated writer, an Android freak, a Tech ardent and a fashionista. I love playing around with gadgets, loves football and teamwork in everything I do. You can follow my updates here or on Twitter (@fwesh_finnest).

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