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What is the Best Smartwatch? – With excellent quality-price ratio, also economic

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What is the Best Smartwatch? – With excellent quality-price ratio, also economic

Did you know that the first smartwatch was created in 1970. It was “smart” because it showed the time and had a small LED monitor. But since then, many things have changed.

Now the smartwatches are equipped with a lot of peculiarities and functions … and choosing one can be really difficult.

To make your choice easier our team has decided to create this special list of the 8 best smartwatches you can buy in 2019.

Read on to find the model that best suits your needs!

What is the best smartwatch?

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier – Our Recommendation

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Product Name: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Product Description: Lead an active lifestyle with Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Smart watches combine exceptional style and reliability. Equipped with 316L stainless steel alloy body, shock-proof, they work even at high and low temperatures. Laser engraving on the corrugated bezel not only emphasizes the unique design, but also makes their use more convenient.

Brand: Samsung

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Summary

Gear S3 Frontier incorporates all the best from traditional watches and innovative devices. One glance is enough to appreciate their stunning design. A convenient strap, a unique rotating bezel, a clear dial and a powerful battery make the smart watch so easy to use and allow you to use them up to 4 days without recharging.

Overall
4.8
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • 1.33 “screen with excellent resolution (360x360P) with the ability to activate / deactivate the always on display (to increase battery life)
  • Good construction materials, including steel, and GorillaGlass SR + screen, with IP68 resistance
  • Good hardware: Samsung Exynos 7270 dual core 1GHz processor, 768Mb of RAM and 4Gb of memory
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS
  • It integrates many functions, including monitoring of the heartbeat, the possibility of answering calls, pedometers
  • The brightness regulates itself
  • Fluid software suitable for the circular screen, intuitive and easy to use
  • Good battery life, from 1 to 3 days
  • Smartwatch with an excellent quality / price ratio

Cons

  • It has a rather high cost
  • Smartwatch waterproof up to 1.5m, but not suitable for water activities

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Ticwatch – Best value for money

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Ticwatch

Product Name: Ticwatch

Product Description: In addition to managing calls and messages, Ticwatch allows you to use the advanced functionality of the personal voice assistant Google Assistant, fitness applications such as Google Fit, and other applications from the Google Play ecosystem — sleep monitoring, music recognition, and many others. Ticwatch tracks your heart rate and steps, calculates calories burned, and allows you to manage your workout schedule, display your workout route, listen to your favorite music and track your performance without taking your hands.

Brand: Ticwatch

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Summary

Smart watches have a nice design and a round display. This watch will become an indispensable tool in your daily life, thanks to a wide range of additional applications, as well as support for voice assistant Google Assistant.

Overall
4.7
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Smartwatch with the best quality / price ratio on the market
  • Suitable for both men and women
  • Smartwatch compatible with Android and iPhone devices.
  • 1.4 “OLED display with excellent definition and lighting
  • Rich in features, including pedometer, fitness session monitoring, heart rate monitor, music listening
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS and bluetooth
  • Android Wear software
  • Can receive and make phone calls

Cons

  • Not excessive battery life
  • Brightness does not adjust automatically

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Apple Watch Series 3 – The most prestigious

Apple Watch Series 3 Review
Apple Watch Series 3

Product Name: Apple Watch Series 3

Product Description: Track your health. Monitor the results of training. Set fitness goals and increase your motivation. Stay in touch with your loved ones. Use your favorite content and get important information. With the Apple Watch Series 3, you can do it all from your wrist. You can measure the performance of all popular types of training. For example, there are modes for yoga, swimming, Cycling and interval exercises. Joggers will enjoy such advanced features as measuring cadence and warnings about the change of pace. In the fitness club, you can connect your watch wirelessly to compatible fitness equipment. And your favorite playlists from Apple Music will create the right mood.

Brand: Apple

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Summary

Apple Watch helps you keep your heart rate up and will warn you if your heart rate suddenly gets too high or low. The watch also tracks your heart rate disorders, which can be a sign of atrial fibrillation. The “Emergency call — SOS” function allows you to quickly call the rescue service. With the application “Breathing” you will be easier to cope with everyday stress. And you can use a variety of applications to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet and sleep.

Overall
4.9
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Beautiful smartwatch, good quality materials, customizable
  • Waterproof up to 50m: correctly monitors physical activity in the water
  • 1.65 “OLED display with excellent self-regulated brightness, with 1000nits, to see well at night and perfectly during the day
  • Lots of functions: telephony, management and navigation through the various apps, reminders, listening to music
  • Virtual assistant, SIRI, able to listen and perform, but also to respond and talk
  • With altimeter, barometer and app dedicated to maps (integrated GPS)
  • Good autonomy: up to 3 days with a 1.5h recharge (in 30min the battery is 40% recharged)
  • 8GB memory
  • Heart rate monitor that warns in case of arrhythmias: excellent health app
  • Best advanced physical activity monitoring: daily goals, fitness sessions or cardio settable

Cons

  • Smartwatch compatible only with iphone
  • In Italy the version with virtual SIM is not available

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AMAZFIT – The greater autonomy

AMAZFIT Review
AMAZFIT

Product Name: AMAZFIT

Product Description: Xiaomi AMAZFIT smart watch is a device with a set of numerous functions that make life easier for a person who prefers an active lifestyle. The watch with a black hand strap made of hypoallergenic rubber is safe to use. The peculiarity of the model in the protection of IP68, involving the protection of the device from water and solid particles. The clock is controlled in two ways – with the help of a sensor and a mechanical button. The rear panel of the device assumes the presence of a sensor that measures the pulse.

Brand: AMAZFIT

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Summary

Amazfit is a universal device, because a smart watch can be both a fitness tracker and a device that informs the user about the actual conditions from the smartphone, for example, about the weather. Synchronization of the model is carried out with smartphones using The mi Fit application. IOS and Android systems are open for communication, devices are connected via Bluetooth.

Overall
4.7
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Ultra-light and inexpensive smartwatch
  • Waterproof but not suitable for water activities
  • Battery discharge: up to 45 days in stand-by
  • GPS with excellent precision
  • One of the best matching apps, the Mi Fit, complete, easy to use for better control of physical activity, sleep quality
  • Low-power Bluetooth connection
  • Screen visible in all light conditions
  • Cardiac activity monitoring

Cons

  • The material with which the strap is made tends to wear out easily, but it can be changed
  • It cannot receive and make phone calls

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Willful – Best economic option

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Willful

Product Name: Willful

Product Description: Willful is designed for easy control of activity and rest. The system of physical activity will make it possible to correctly distribute the time of classes. This will help the application for the smartphone. Built-in pedometer and calorie consumption, SMS tracking, call notifications during training, this convenience provides smart bracelet.

Brand: Willful

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Summary

A decent device for those who need a smart watch with all the necessary features. With this device, you can easily track your daily activity, receive instant notifications and set your alarm.

Overall
4.4
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Best economic option on the market in 2019
  • 1.54 “LCD IPS screen with HD resolution
  • Possibility to answer and make phone calls with microphone and speaker
  • With 2MP camera, one SIM slot and one for microSD up to 35Gb
  • Feature-rich: physical activity monitoring, calculator, voice recorder, music player, activity tracker
  • Maximum compatibility with Android or iOS
  • Battery life (declared): up to 5 days
  • Easy to use smartwatch

Cons

  • Compatibility with iOS is a bit limited
  • Limited customization of the smartwatch
  • They lack more complex and advanced functions

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Ideal for sportsmen

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review
Garmin Vivoactive 3

Product Name: Garmin Vivoactive 3

Product Description: Garmin Vivoactive 3 is the smart watch for your active life, from sports to shopping. Make contactless payments directly with your watch. The device includes more than 15 preloaded sports applications, among which you are sure to find something to your liking. Built-in GPS receiver allows you to record distance, pace, location and other data during outdoor activities. Model Garmin Vivoactive 3 feature Garmin Pay, which allows you to make purchases with watches. You can use this system almost anywhere cards are accepted. Thus, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a Cup of coffee after a run, even if you left your wallet at home.

Brand: Garmin

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Summary

This watch is not afraid of bad weather. In addition, you can not remove them in the pool and shower. The Garmin Chroma Display, protected by chemically enhanced mineral glass, provides excellent image quality even in bright sunlight. The SideSwipe interface is useful for quickly scrolling screens and navigating menus and widgets. You can scroll the screen with both your thumb and index finger. Comfortable Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch with easy-to-read display will suit any user.

Overall
4.6
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Classic design, rather small, suitable for both men and women
  • Good brightness in any light condition
  • Garmin Chroma Full HD touch display with 240 × 240 resolution with Gorilla Glass 3. Stainless steel case + polymer and silicone strap
  • Side swipe function, for better interaction with the smartwatch menu
  • Move IQ recognizes the type of activity you are doing
  • Constant monitoring of heart rate, calculation of VO2 max (maximum oxygen consumption) and fitness age
  • Integrated GPS, which is activated automatically when you train outdoors
  • Receive notifications and phone calls, listen to music (if connected to your smartphone)
  • With NFC module for contactless payments via Garmin Pay (just available in Europe)
  • Smartwatch waterproof up to 5 Atm

Cons

  • The altimeter is not always accurate
  • Activities lack a multisport mode

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YAMAY – Good entry level

YAMAY Review
YAMAY

Product Name: YAMAY

Product Description: The device is very small and light, but inside it is a mass of sensors and sensors. Pedometer and running Recognizer will help to monitor and adjust physical activity. The calorie counter will show how much you spent after training, and the heart rate and heart rate meter will allow you to monitor your health at any time of the day.

Brand: YAMAY

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Summary

This smart watch is suitable for people who prefer to live actively. “Smart” gadget controls many parameters of your condition in different living conditions. The clock will tell you what training plan you need and how much you need to rest.

Overall
4.5
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • Display with good brightness and resolution (visible even with 180 ° angles), waterproof, IP68
  • Constant monitoring of sports activity, with the heart rate monitor
  • Dedicated app
  • Other functions: calendar, calculator, stopwatch and more
  • Connection via Bluetooth
  • Smartwatch with very high autonomy: up to 7 days with a recharge
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • You can remotely control the camera of the connected smartphone
  • Helps keep health under control by reminding you to drink and / or walk
  • A beautifully designed smartwatch with a sporty soul

Cons

  • With Android, when multiple notifications for the same service arrive (eg more SMS), only the total is shown but not the content
  • App store owner not very rich
  • GPS missing

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Pebble – The best with E-Paper display

Pebble Review
Pebble

Product Name: Pebble

Product Description: The Pebble SmartWatch is a convenient and functional device with a black and white screen and support for working with mobile devices on iOS and Android. The watch screen is made by E-Ink technology, so the battery consumption is very economical – in active mode, the watch can work up to 5-7 days without recharging. The watch displays notifications of incoming calls, and SMS from loved ones can be read without taking your smartphone out of your pocket. The level of protection of the body can withstand pressure at a depth of 50 meters, so the owner can safely wear this watch during training in the pool or walking in the rain.

Brand: Pebble

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Summary

This is not just a stylish accessory that allows you to keep track of time. First of all, it is a unique device that allows you to stay in touch when doing sports, as well as monitor your health.

Overall
4.3
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Usability
  • Client's trust
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Pros

  • LCD e-Paper display with excellent readability, backlit and with light sensor, for the best readability in any situation
  • Water resistant up to 5ATM
  • Smartwatch easy to use, essential, functional
  • Excellent autonomy: up to 5 days, with a recharge of only 1h
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth: always stable
  • Ability to customize notifications via the convenient proprietary app
  • Compatible with Android and iOS
  • Fitness apps available
  • Attractive design, for men and womenInexpensive smartwatch

Cons

  • GPS missing
  • The heart rate monitor can only be used if combined with a detection band
  • Poor app store

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Factors to consider when buying a smartwatch

We have seen together a ranking of the best smartwatches (to buy) on the market in 2019, those with the best quality / price ratio. We now need to understand how to choose the best smartwatch for your needs, the one that’s right for you. To do this we will deepen some fundamental points to be able to discriminate which is among the many, Chinese or not, to buy.

Continue, then, to read our special Guide to buying dedicated to you and together we will find out what is important to evaluate. Ask yourself first of all, for whom is the smartwatch, for a male or female wrist, and whether it is for a person who is extremely sporty and / or passionate about technology. Done? Well, now immerse yourself in reading and remember to take some notes.

OS and device compatibility

Surely one of the first factors that you have to keep in mind when you are going to buy a smartwatch is its compatibility with the devices, in particular the smartphones, that you have. In terms of compatibility, the game is played especially by devices with Android operating system or iOS operating system.

Smartwatches can be equipped with OS (operating system) Android Wear (Android specific for Android smartphones, such as Huawei), with WatchOS (Apple Watch OS) or with proprietary systems, such as the Samsung Tizen system.

They are usually compatible with different smartphone operating systems, with the exception of the Apple Watch, which is only compatible with iPhone. Some operating systems, even though compatible, may offer fewer features with one rather than the other, but they are still usable. Often the cheapest smartwatches are also those with the greatest intercompatibility between OS.

Display

Another distinctive element of the different smartwatches is the display: it can have different shapes and sizes, but also a different technology. The features of the screen may vary between inexpensive or medium / high-end smartwatches.

All smartwatches, regardless of cost, are now equipped with a touchscreen, which can be in color or in an e-paper version. The displays can be roundish or rectangular. In some cases, a round display design is preferred, which is somewhat reminiscent of classic wrist watches. A smartwatch with a more square display is certainly more convenient for notifications and texts, but also more modern.

The types of displays mostly mounted on smartatches are:

IPS – smartwatches with a little older design are equipped: better definition of LED screens, but require more energy to operate. Furthermore, the thickness of these screens is greater because they require backlighting

OLED – excellent resolution and better definition of imagesThe best quality is given by the fact that every single pixel lights up independently if stimulated by an impulse

AMOLED – this type of technology, mounted above all on the best screens of the more expensive (medium – high) smartwatches, offers better resolution, but also better use of energy, therefore reduced consumption compared to previous ones.

LCD E-PAPER – there are very few smartwatches now equipped with this technology, because it is mounted above all by Pebble, which since it was acquired by FitBit, will no longer be supported. It is a type of screen similar to that found on ebook readers and offers excellent readability at very low power consumption.

Interface

To be able to interact with the smartwatch you can use the touch screen or the physical buttons / sideways. Some have an interface that uses a combination of the two modes, which makes interaction and navigation between notifications and apps better.

In some smartwatches, as we have seen, the possibility of interacting with gestures has also been introduced, although it is not always a comfortable solution. Finally we have a further combination of “gestures” to interact, between touchscreen, button and interaction by touch on the ring of the watch. The best models implement interaction modes that make smartwatch use more intuitive and convenient.

Design

The smartwatch is an object that you wear and as such must support, to a wealth of functionality, a design that makes it suitable for the wearer. A note in his favor is also the possibility of customizing, customizing its appearance, keeping its technological heart intact. Here, then, the smartwatch becomes a part of you, it adapts to your lifestyle, your being, your way of dressing.

The best way to choose the best smartwatch is first of all to understand if we prefer a more classic, rounded design, or a more modern square line, sporty or serious. Size is also an important element, especially if a woman should wear it.

If customization is important to you, look at the models that give you the opportunity to change the straps (the best advice is to opt for smartwatch with standard strap sizes). Surely, if you follow fashion, you will not miss smartwatches with the best accessories with the signature of many prestigious fashion houses.

Notifications and alerts

One of the most useful things about smartwatches are notifications, which keep you up to date on what’s on your mobile. Calls, sms, alarms, updates from your social networks or from your favorite apps. In short, it’s like having a real smartphone on your wrist. This notification and alert function is usually found on both the low-end smartwatch and the best smartwatches: it is one of the basic elements of this type of device.

Some smartwatch models only notify you of a new message or a new call, while others, the best ones, also let you read the body of what you’ve received. In these cases, you can also manage any deletion or storage, all by a touch on the touch or on one of the clock keys. Most smartwatches allow you to interact via an app to set the amount and type of notifications.

Other elements to consider

Now let’s see some other features you need to take into consideration when comparing the best smartwatches. You will surely find these voices also in the opinions of people who are already using the device because they give a greater specification on the type and characteristics. Take notes because they will be one of the best aids to decide what your smartwatch should contain, the one that will be the best ally for your health, but also for everyday life.
Let’s see what it is.

Autonomy and recharge

When buying a smartwatch, keep in mind the autonomy declared by the parent company. Usually they have batteries that last from one to three days. Some, few, have longer battery life. Battery life is influenced both by the use you make of the smartwatch and, for those who have it, by the use of GPS, which consumes the battery much faster.

Another thing, as we saw initially, that affects the battery life of even the best smartwatches is the type of display they mount: very colorful, always on or with continuous notifications. Battery life is an important value to consider, especially since it is assumed that you can / should use the smartwatch all day.

The charging times are also important. Most devices are recharged in 2-3 hours, but there are also devices that require fast recharging or that require a full recharge cycle in about 1.5h. Charging is usually done via micro USB, but smartwatches from better brands, more famous, often use famous cables and sometimes recharge is done in NCF mode.

Heart rate monitor and GPS

The best and most complete smartwatches currently on the market implement many of the activity tracker functions, to allow you to have a real personal trainer in a single smartwatch. One of the most important elements for monitoring sports, but also for the progress made and calories burned is definitely the heart rate monitor.

Many of the best smartwatches are real wrist heart rate monitors. Some offer excellent accuracy. In this way it will be possible to monitor the number of beats per minute, the effectiveness of the activity being performed, the quality of sleep and much more.

What is more, in the smartwatches you will find GPS implemented, which helps you keep track of progress in outdoor sports sessions, as well as being useful in using maps. You will be able to more easily keep all your movements under control on your smartwatch and perhaps share them, so as to have a greater incentive for the next session.

Phone

Some smartwatches offer you the possibility to receive and make phone calls via headphone connections, via Bluetooth or with a microphone and integrated speaker. Clearly smartwatches with integrated microphones and loudspeakers, no matter how they may be of the best brands, have physical limitations.

In order to make phone calls, which therefore require a telephone network, smartwatches must have the ability to interact, connect to a mobile network via a SIM card. Often the connection is made by using the smartphone to which the smartwatch is connected via Bluetooth, usually low power.

On the market you can also find smartwatches that integrate a slot to insert a clone of the sim or a new sim, but, some of the best products, have the possibility to insert a virtual sim that reproduces in all and for all the sim present on the phone.

Mobile payments

Some of the best mid-range smartwatches also have the ability to make payments in contacless mode, that is, without the need to pull the wallet out of your pocket. It is sufficient to approach the smartwatch to the pos and the payment is successful. You can also use a similar method to make online payments, in this case confirming the transaction with a touch that maybe recognizes the owner’s fingerprints.

In any case, these are implementations available on the best and latest smartwatches and are usually available in participating stores and able to accept this type of payment. For payment in contactless mode it is necessary, then, that an agreement is present between the smartwatch manufacturer and the best credit institutions able to manage these payments.

Impermeability

Water resistance is a variable that you need to keep in mind when buying a smartwatch, especially if you love water sports. Many, in fact, even of the best brands, turn out to be waterproof but for limited periods of time and at low depth (often 1m). This type of smartwatch will allow you to maybe take a shower with the device, but you can’t go any further and certainly won’t allow you to monitor any water activities.

If you are not interested in water sports, but want to avoid having a smartwatch break during a swim in the pool, opt for devices that are water resistant and also suitable for swimming. Usually, unless you go on specific products for diving, the price comparison shows that they are quite aligned

The only flaw of many smartwatches, even if we talk about the best products, is that even though they resist water, they do not properly monitor the activity in this environment.

A wrist personal trainer

We have come to the end of our special purchase guide, all dedicated to the world of smartwatches, the best on the market in 2019. We have therefore taken into consideration the elements necessary to compare the various models to understand which is the best smartwatch, android or not, for you. Remember, of course, to always take a look at the opinions and reviews of those who already have this device, read the advice: they will be useful.

Surely now you have many more tools to draw conclusions and establish the best device for you. Many brands at your disposal, many models, cheap or not. All you have to do is proceed with the purchase and enjoy this extraordinary jewel of technology: your smartwatch is only one step away, or rather one click from you.

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