It seems that all the seemingly cool people have smartwatches these days. Now not everyone wants to follow every trend out there, but smartwatches are unlike any other trend and they are definitely here to stay.
In any case, if you’re looking to take your traditional wrist game up a notch with a wearable gadget then a smartwatch could be your best bet. Over the past few years, smartwatches have risen in popularity not only for their modern tech integration but for the versatile functions they perform as well. A smartwatch can act as a fitness tracker, a personal assistant, a map for directions on the go, a motivational alert pal, and a convenient device where you can answer messages and calls when your phone isn’t on you.
The hottest smartwatches could be a tough challenge to choose from and so our 8Log team has picked out some of our favorites that are sure to impress you from the moment you put them on. If you own an iPhone and on the market for an Android smartwatch, the below smartwatches will pair and connect seamlessly with your device.
Apple Watch Series 4
Probably the most popular smartwatch on the market right now, the latest Apple smartwatch model is also hailed as the company’s best smartwatch ever! If you own an iPhone, then the Apple Watch Series 4 is the smartwatch you need, so look no further. Keep in mind though that if you own an Android smartphone, the Apple Watch will not pair with your device. The Apple smartwatches are only made to pair and connect with your iPhone.
First off, the Series 4 comes with a sleeker design and bigger screen than all its bulky predecessors, providing you with a pleasant and seamless experience when you’re swiping and scrolling through applications. It also comes boasting faster speed for smoother performance and louder speakers for on-wrist conversations that is perfect if you’re in a noisy environment.
A heart rate sensor is placed on the underside of the watch to track your daily activities and monitor your sleeping patterns (what’s super great here is that the Series 4 is comfortable to sleep in at night!) There’s more though! If you’re a fitness fanatic, then the Series 4 will not disappoint. Built in with an automatic workout detection, the watch will determine whether you’re running, and vibrate reminding you to launch the running workout mode all so that it can save your data and fitness goals. You can also activate yoga and hiking workout modes too, so you’ll have your own motivational trainer with you at all times! Apple is now really digging deep into possibilities to provide everyone with one perfect smartwatch that suits all their diverse needs.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
This is the smartwatch that will work seamlessly with any Android and iOS smartphone. All you have to do is download the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone and you’re set. A great aspect on the Samsung Galaxy Watch is its circular design – keeping the traditional look and feel of a regular watch but inside it’s packed with some great innovative tech features.
Samsung has really focused on health and fitness and you’ll see that as the Galaxy Watch has added its very own Samsung Health feature. You can train with a collection of 21 indoor exercises and 39 tracked workouts. That’s quite a punch and ranges from yoga, to running, weighted machines, cycling, swimming, circuit training and much more!
Samsung’s partnership with Spotify, the world’s popular music streaming platform is a plus for those with the Samsung Galaxy Watch. You’ll enjoy listening to music offline on your smartwatch and this is perfect if you have to put your phone away for a certain period of time.
Huawei Watch GT
If you’re looking for a watch that’s purely fitness-focused but also as stylish as the everyday traditional watch then it’s the Huawei Watch GT. The smartwatch works by connecting to your Android or iOS phone’s Bluetooth and then synchronizing with Huawei’s very own Health app. With a built-in heart rate monitor and an intuitive built-in GPS that instantly tracks your movements and workouts, your stats are always updated regularly and quite accurately – the Huawei GT will also send you notifications by the end of each day on your smartphone to keep you in track of your stats.
The smartwatch is also waterproof – making it super ideal for swimmers too! Another ground-breaking and exciting aspect about this smartwatch that no other smartwatch has been able to beat is the promised 30-day battery life. Charge it once and you’re set to go for one whole entire month! This is super exciting for those that are extremely active. No one can beat that.
Another smartwatch designed for sports is the Fossil Sport. It is also the first smartwatch in the market that includes the latest update from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset designed to work with all phones, offering a seamless and smooth experience as well as an improved battery life. Built for fitness lovers, the watch comes with a built-in GPS sensor, a heart rate monitor, and the Google Fit app made for tracking your day-to-day workout progress. The Fossil Sport is designed for your convenience. Simply click the bottom of the watch’s crown and the Google Fit app will immediately open so you can track your activities.
The smartwatch here reigns in intuitively and automatically recognizing the workout that you’re doing and even counting your reps (if you’re weight training). The Google Fit rep here is surprisingly accurate! This is a smartwatch that you can count on everyday for sports and day-to-day life.
Unlike traditional watches, smartwatches aim to connect you to you and what makes them even greater is that each one can be customized to whatever it is you’re into, be it activities, working out, a personal reminder for your busy lifestyle, and much more. They are perfect for those moments when you don’t want to be on your phone but need an instant beneficial device when you’re on the go.