How to choose a smart watch
When buying a smartwatch, you need to focus not only on appearance but also on such unobvious characteristics as autonomy. For a person who has never used wearable electronics, it can be a shock to recharge a new watch every day. MOOZ gives advice to buyers about how to choose a men's smartwatch
If you are going to keep your watch off for weeks and do dirty work in it, you will see features such as case materials, display or dial cover, as well as Water-resistant. Touchscreens should have a good oleophobic coating like your smartphone. Metal body will be able to survive shocks, and water resistance has different classes. Some can protect against splashes, while others can safely survive immersion in the sea.
Health monitoring and sports functions
Devices on the market can be divided into two categories. Some may track your physical condition, others may not. If this function is important for you, pay attention to the accuracy of the built-in heart rate meter. Some of the models have thermometers and, even, can make an electrocardiogram of the heart.
Dial or Screen
If you are attracted by “classic", some manufacturers are ready to offer a smartwatch with a classic dial. Usually, they have a lot of working time. But, for example, to watch the weather or listen to music from them will not work. Technology on the display side. The best on the market are AMOLED matrices, which are installed in the flagship watches Samsung, Apple and Fitbit.
GPS / Navigation
GPS module in smartwatches is not only an opportunity to use devices as a navigator. And who will come to mind to navigate on a small screen? In smart watches GPS and other navigation systems - a different purpose. For example, to record the track of your morning jogging.
Many of the smartwatch models, which have on board all modern sensors and wireless interfaces, require recharging literally every day. For example, a watch from Apple. If it seems uncomfortable to you, there are devices on the market that can work on one charge for several weeks.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch in a silver case with a strict black strap looks stylish on the man's hand. The 1.3-inch touchscreen is made using Super AMOLED technology, which means it is economical and bright. The watch works on the Samsung platform for smart devices Tizen and allows you to connect to devices from Android 5.0, iOS 9. There are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. Built-in memory of 4 GB will allow you to listen to music from the clock during training and walking, and protection of the case standard IP68 - not to be afraid of water and dust.
- Stylish appearance and design
- High quality screen
- Short working time (80 hours)
Fitbit Versa Smart Watch
The novelty of famous manufacturer of wearable electronics Fitbit is made not for athletes, but ordinary users. The case is made of aluminum alloy, which is not afraid of shocks, also in the watch, there is simple moisture protection, which will allow without consequences to take a shower in them — touch screen with backlit, size 1.34 inches. On board Fitbit Versa there are all sorts of sensors - from altimeter to heart rate meter with the ability to continuously measure heart rate. Watch works with Android, iOS and Windows.
- Strong construction
- Many sensors that will help in training
- No ability to listen to music
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple's flagship smartwatch solution, which is equal to other manufacturers. The fourth generation was presented in the autumn of 2018 and only entered the Russian market. Now the screen is larger and its resolution is 324x394 pixels. Traditionally, colors and straps are a lot, so pick up the “male” option will not be difficult. In the new version, there is an electric sensor of heart activity, which no competitor can offer yet. And also, as Apple assures, the watch is so smart that they will call an ambulance if their owner feels bad. In place and place for the SIM card.
- Premium design and materials
- Ecosystem capabilities - from listening to podcasts to fast synchronization
- High price
- Low autonomy
Huawei Watch 2 Sport
Smart watches from Huawei boast a balance of strict appearance, processability, and price that will appeal to men. In the plastic case, there is an AMOLED screen size of 1.2 inches, which is covered with scratch-resistant glass. All modern sensors are available. For example, Watch 2 Sport can boast a compass and altimeter. The device works on the Android Wear platform and is compatible, except for the “green robot” also with iOS. And also, the watch has the ability to play music on Bluetooth and make contactless payments with the help of NFC chip.
- Availability of all modern interfaces
- Strong case
- Not the highest speed of operation
Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami
Some of the most “popular” smartwatches on the market are released by Xiaomi Amazfit division. And it is really a very interesting device - work on one charge up to 35 days, built-in GPS and a unique transflex display that allows you to see information on it without backlighting. To all this is worth adding support for all common mobile OS and convenient application MiFit, to which many fans of fitness bracelets are accustomed.
- Very affordable price
- Huge time work on one charge
- Clutty body
Casio G-Shock G-Steel
The representative of the classic wristwatch, however, is quite smart. Here instead of the fashionable AMOLED screen - the usual hand dial. But there is full synchronization with Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth technology. In the dignity of the watch, you can record the brutal branded appearance G-SHOCK, absolutely unattainable for newfangled devices solar battery autonomy and water resistance.
- Classic appearance that will appeal to lovers of old school
- Autonomous work that can make up a few years
- No sensors with which the device becomes suitable for sports training and health tracking
Garmin vívoactive 3
This smart watch from Garmin boasts a solid appearance and a complete set of features modern in 2019. Stainless steel case and 1.2-inch touch screen covered with mineral glass. There are Vivoactive 3 and all sensors that can make from strict men's watches a real fitness tracker. NFS supports contactless payments, and built-in memory will allow you to use the watch as a wireless player.
- Contactless payment
- Advanced sports software
- High price
Nokia Steel HR 40mm
Finnish-Chinese manufacturer offers for men quite impressive 40mm smartwatch, made in classic form with hands and dial. It is complemented by a small OLED screen, which displays notifications from the phone, as well as the pulse of the owner. Nokia Steel HR is ready to work with Android and iOS, but without frills - neither NFC nor player you will find in them. But on one charge they will be able to work as much as 600 hours.
- Affordable price
- Combined dial with display
- Scratch-resistant glass
Not new, but well proven smart watch from Asus. Stainless steel case, silicone bracelet, and screen covered with Corning Gorilla 3 tempered glass. The screen is very simple - it is a monochrome matrix with a resolution of 128x128. You can connect to Android and iOS devices to receive notifications. Men watching their physical activity will like the built-in heart rate meter.
- Affordable price
- Strong body
- Outdated design
Suunto 9 Baro
This smartwatch is focused on men who lead an active lifestyle. Talk about this, for example, the waterproof class WR100, which allows without scuba diving. Other features include sapphire glass, which is not afraid of scratches. All other functions are also in place, like a heart rate meter. In addition, Suunto 9 Baro boasts a fairly accurate thermometer and navigation. Work smartwatches with Android and iOS.
- Strong case
- Rare functions like thermometer
- High autonomy
- Not small price