Which Smart Watch Is Worth Buying

Which Smart Watch Is Worth Buying

By Deepa dasmajumdar

Smart is now stunning this is how Titan has tried to surprise the viewers with its latest offering in the timepiece segment. Being the world's fifth and India's largest and leading watchmaker, Titan has entered the market of wearable technology with its latest innovation of smart watch TITAN JUXT in collaboration with HP. Now, it seems that Titan is all up to support the cause of Make in Indian campaign and spin a hope for India's young professionals with this smart technology when India's renowned watchmaker HMT closing its facilities and Apple smart watch being just a dream owing to its heavy price tags. Being one of the leading lifestyle retailers in India, Titan is the only watch making company that has ventured into wearable technology segment in order to cater to the traditional analogue demands through time tracking while dealing with smartness, technology and connectivity like other Smart watches do. Juxt can be easily available on different outlets of Titan across India and online retailer Myntra and different HP's distribution networks in US, Canada, and UK. In the time when India's market is flooded with smart watches of different technology giants, it is time to decide which smart watch is worth your hard-earned money.

Titan Juxt

Titan Juxt features a great combination between innovation and design so as to complement the lifestyle of young generations and make it a means of style statement rather than just an analogue timepiece.

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Key Features:


• Incoming call notifications
• Receiving social media notifications and emails
• Reading text messages
• Calendar and appointment reminders
• Automatic time zone adjustments
• Tracking activity and monitoring fitness objectives
• Featuring smart leather strap
• Resisting liquid damage up to 5 ATM/50m water resistant
• Toughened mineral glass


Display:


It features a compact display having honeycomb dial pattern which is quite relevant as compared to other Smart Watches available on the market integrated with larger displays and round touch screen.
Juxt integrates OLED display of 54.5X50.6 (dial width X height) to flaunt the style of a chronograph.

Operating System:


Synced with different Android Smart Phones having Android 4.4 Kitkat and above and iPhone having iOS 8 and above operating systems.


Battery:


Lithium Ion battery; battery life can be extended up to five days.


Variants:


Available in three different variants--- Titanium, stainless steel and rose gold


Price


Priced between 15.995 and 19.995

Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2 is the new entrant in the wearable smart watch market after its earlier version Gear S from Korean Company. Integrated with a rotatable bezel, a touchscreen and home and back button to facilitate the access to notifications and apps, is it worth placing it on your wrist as a great pendant.

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Key Features:

  • Wireless charging using charging pod
  • Having sensors like accelerometer, barometer, heart rate and gyro for tracking fitness activities and monitoring fitness goals.
  • Health widget for tracking specific fitness regimens like treadmill, running, cycling, exercise bike using the bezel
  • Reading messages and offering a threaded view, MMS, IM and emails
  • S-Voice to act according to the commands and dictations
  • Photo viewer
  • MP3/M4A/AAC/WAV player
  • Voice dial/memo/commands

Display:

Circular AMOLED display 44X51.6 (dial width X height)

Operating System:

Tizen OS; can be synced with any Android devices and Galaxy Note 5

Battery:

Lithium Ion 300 mAh battery with limited battery life, needed to be charged every 12-15 hours.

Variants:

Available in two variants--- Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic

Price

Gear S2 priced at Rs. 24, 300 and Gear S2 Classic priced at Rs. 25, 800

Motorola 360

Motorola's Moto 360 has been the best for the fitness enthusiasts and best device amongst the various Android wear models. And this is what has prompted Motorola to bring about the latest version of Moto 360 models- Motorola 360 (2nd generation) smart watch. Though having similarities with its previous models, it has many integrated compelling features to create sensation amongst the wearable users.

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Key Features:

  • Tracking heart rate, steps, calories, and specific workout activities using Motorola's own integrated fitness app Moto Body syncing with sensors
  • Wireless charging using the dock, also enabling charging for other devices with its available dual charging ports
  • Inbuilt Wi-Fi technology
  • MP3 music through Bluetooth connectivity
  • Resistant to dust and water

Display:

Round screen with LCD display for both 42 mm model and 46 mm models

Operating System:

Can be synced with 4.3 Android devises and above as well as selective iOS devices

Battery

Snapdragon 400 and Qualcomm processor boost the battery life. 300 mAh battery for 42 mm Moto 360 and 400 mAh battery for larger Moto 360 with usage of 1.5 days

Variants

Moto 360 2nd Generation, Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport

Price

Priced between 19,999 and 23, 999

Sony Smart Watch 3

Considering smart watches, Sony is not new to this. With Sony's back to back two previous versions becoming failure for the technology giant, they introduced an all new smart watch with enhanced features last year.

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Key Features

  • Needs only an hour to be charged using standard micro USB charger, no need of dock or cradle
  • 0 Bluetooth connectivity
  • Broadcom 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and inbuilt GPS to track workout activity and monitor fitness goals
  • Resistant to water and dust
  • 4 GB internal memory compatible for mp3 music storage

Display

1.6 square display with 320X320 pixel resolutions

Operating System

Compatible with Android Smart Phone having 4.3 and 5.0.2 versions of OS

Battery

420 mAh battery with 2 to 4 days of battery life

Variants

Available in Stainless steel and plastic straps

Price

Price 19,990

LG G Watch R

In the arena of Smart watch, LG's LG Watch R is also not a new entrant. But, as a future buyer of a smart watch, you must have some insights into the guidelines to have value for your money.

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Key Features:

  • Integrated with voice recognition features; helpful in offering info like upcoming meetings, missed calls, events and local weather forecast
  • Sensors like gyroscopes, barometer, accelerometer, compass to track fitness activities
  • Equipped with LG health fitness app photoplethysmography sensor to monitor heart rate
  • 2 GHz quadcore Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Water proof

Display

360 X 360 pixel resolution 1.3 plastic OLED or P-OLED displays

Operating System

Supports any Android Smart phones

Battery

410 mAh battery, operating for a whole day

Variants

LG G and LG Watch R

Price

Prices at 14, 999

The Final Verdict

Sony Smart Watch 3 lacks heart rate monitor, has unimpressive and awful screen designs. However, its battery life could be great to be accepted as a smart watch to enhance your look.

Motorola Moto 360 does not have improved fitness features and GPS technology like Android rivals--- a great disappointment for the fitness geeks. Apart from this, its design is quite upsetting as it retains its previous flat tyre designs for the display. However, since there is another version also available for women, women can benefit from this smart watch.

Considering LG G Watch R, having limited strap change options, it does not make for a perfect fashion tool. Battery life is also not compelling and LG Watch R fails to connect to the average persons due to its poor battery life.

In terms of a great fitness companion and useful tools for 24 hours connectivity on the social media networking sites, Samsung Gear S2 and Titan Juxt could be great fetch for you, provided you can spend that huge amount.