When they first hit the market a few years ago, smart watches were seen as a bit of a passing fad. Did we really need such devices at all? Flash forward to today, and it’s clear that they’re more than just a novelty – they’re actually a great way to stay organized, lead healthier lives and everything in between.
With so many models on the market, it can be difficult to know where to even begin. But don’t worry, we’ve taken care of that for you. Here are our top five smart watch picks that you should definitely consider before you buy one of your own.
L8star Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Monitor
One of the many reasons why we love the L8star Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Monitor is because it is by far one of the most cost-effective ways to enter the world of smart watches. No, you’re not going to get all of the features of a more expensive model. But when you consider that you not only get a built-in heart rate and sleep monitor but also six different sport modes, it’s easy to see why this particular item is so popular.
ANCwear Smart Watch for Android Phones
This ANCwear Smart Watch is, as the name suggests, designed exclusively for people who already own Android phones. Not only does it come with a sleep monitor, a step counter and a general activity tracker, but it also includes functionality that lets you make and receive calls, run apps like Facebook and Twitter and more – all from your wrist. None that it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s also compatible with Apple’s iPhone, for the record, it’s just that this particular platform does NOT support app functionality like Android does.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch
The Vivoactive 3 smart watch not only includes all of the functionality that you would expect from a device in this category, but it also looks incredible at the exact same time. You can extend that further by personalizing your watch with literally thousands of free watch faces. It comes with more than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps (so those specifically for running, swimming and other activities) but you can also use it to keep a better eye on how you handle stress too.
OumuEle Smart Watch for Android Phones
Insert a 2G SIM/TF card directly into the OumuEle watch, allowing you to do everything from making calls to sending messages to logging onto Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. All this, and you also get a multifunction fitness watch that takes full advantage of the Android platform that offers a pedometer, sleep monitoring, sedentary remind functionality and much more.
Totobay Full Touch Screen Fitness Tracker Smart Watch
Finally, we arrive at the Totobay Full Touch Screen Fitness Tracker and Smart Watch – perfect for both the Android and Apple iOS platforms. It includes all of the features you’d want like heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen and sleep monitoring, along with a wide range of features you’ll soon come to wonder how you were ever able to live without. The calorie counter, for example, is the perfect way to watch what you eat without going to a significant amount of additional effort to do it. The unit also has an IP68 waterproof rating too.