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There is no doubt that 2015 has been a great year for the world of smartwatch, not only has the arrival of the expected Apple Watch, but most major manufacturers have launched new generations of their smart clocks greatly improved and new Which begin to make them interesting in the eyes of anyone who is interested in entering this new technological category.
As every year we bring you the list of the best smartwatch that you can find at the moment in the market as of January 2017. If you are thinking about buying a smartwatch but you still do not decide here we will make it clear. Do not miss these lists and find out which model suits you best.
1. Microsoft Band 2
Although it does not exactly fit the parameters of what we mean by smartwatch, the Microsoft Band 2 is not only a fantastic fitness band but it also has all those multimedia features that we can find in any other smartwatch in the market. This is the second generation of Microsoft wearables and features the most complete features if what we are looking for is a device mainly oriented to sports and physical activity.
Band 2 monitors our pulse, calorie burn and sleep quality continuously and synchronizes with our smartwatch to provide us with complete reports. It has more than 11 advanced sensors including GPS, UV monitor or barometer. Its multi-sport nature allows you to monitor different activities such as running, cycling or golf, among others. Finally, it allows to do the basic tasks of every smartwatch like receive notifications, read messages and mails, or consult the calendar. Compatible with 3 major platforms in the market: iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Price: 310 €
Buy: Microsoft Band 2
2. Moto 360
Although it already has more than a year and a new generation in the market, the original Moto 360 is still among the best options in the market if we are looking for a smartwatch. In addition, thanks to the launch of the new model, the Moto 360 has a very attractive price for anyone who wants to start their journey in the world of smart watches of the hand — or wrist — one of the most elegant and attractive models.
It has a circular stainless steel dial that includes a 1.5-inch AMOLED screen protected by a glass Gorilla Glass 3. Its heart rate sensor continuously monitors our pulse, something that will give a good impression to those who think about giving it a sporty use. Its operating system is Android Wear and has a wide range of spheres to customize the appearance of the watch.
3. Samsung Gear S (2014)
The Samsung Gear S is a 2-inch titan for our wrist but, curiously enough, it has become the favorite of many people thanks to that large screen that incorporates, the largest of any other smartwatch in the market. If the design is not exactly the first thing we look for in a smart watch, the Gear S allows you to interact fluently thanks to its large screen and read our notifications and messages without any problem.
Other advantages is that it includes 3G own connectivity, so introducing a SIM card we can have connection wherever we go without depending on our smartphone. This can be great for going out to jog or doing outdoor activity and you can leave your phone at home and without fear of losing anything important. It has Tizen as an operating system and its straps are interchangeable.
4. LG Watch Urbane
We arrived to the smartwatch of 2015 and we are in the seventh position to the LG Watch Urbane. This smartwatch offers a classic alternative for those who want to try out the benefits of smart watches without going around showing everyone that you have one. Its sturdy stainless steel frame gives rise to a circular OLED screen of 1.3 inches. Mount a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM and has one of the most generous batteries on the market with 410 mAh.
Its design is elegant, sober and classic, perfect to wear as one holds more of our daily attire. We can find it in gold or silver finish and their leather straps are not interchangeable. The operating system is Android Wear and has a good collection of spheres to exchange.
Price: € 219
Shop: LG Watch Urbane
5. ASUS ZenWatch 2
The second generation ASUS smart watch improves everything we could see in the first, refines its design, expands its customization possibilities and maintains its price. The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is available in gray and silver, as well as two box sizes of 49mm and 45mm. In addition the straps are easily interchangeable and we have a wide range of possibilities between colors and materials.
Its operating system is Android Wear 5.1 and has an ASUS application to create and customize our own watchfaces. The best thing of all is surely its price below 200 €, a good opportunity to test what the smartwatch can offer without emptying our pocket too much.
6. Huawei Watch
Huawei Watch hit the market in the fall of last year and quickly positioned itself as one of the smartest and best built smartwatch we can find. Huawei has refined the design of the first Moto 360 and presents us with a watch with a polished steel sphere, practically without frames, and a high quality screen protected by sapphire crystal. Its 1.4-inch screen has a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels and has a diameter of 42mm, adapting well for both men and women.
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Its exquisite design is coupled with great customization options, as we will find more than 40 Huawei exclusive spheres designs and different interchangeable straps like the chain link, mesh or classic leather. It runs Android Wear and is compatible with both Android and iOS.
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