If you have started your search for a new smartwatch you will have already noticed the various options on the market today - each very different from the next. How do you decide which one is best for you? Do you choose a bigger, well-known brand or do you prioritize functionality? To help narrow down your search we have put together a list of things you should be aware of before buying a smartwatch!
As with purchasing any new device, battery capacity is one of the more important features. You don't want to be running out of battery halfway through the day! Many of the smartwatches available today actually have a limited battery capacity so if you plan to use your new watch to listen to music or track your fitness be sure to choose a watch with a decent battery life. When considering battery capacity it’s important to remember is that a 350mAh battery will give you approx 168 hours of battery life,
The style and design of a smartwatch is often a deal breaker for many people, a watch may have all the features and functionalities they require, but if it doesn’t look nice they won't buy it! There are many different styles available, be sure to shop around to find the style best suited to you.
Storage is another extremely important feature to consider depending on what you plan to use your new smartwatch for. For example, using your smartwatch to listen to music will take up a lot of storage. It’s important to note the difference between internal and external storage, if you want a smartwatch with a decent storage size you would be better opting for one with an external storage option. This provides you with more control over the level of storage your smartwatch has.
This is something that some people tend to forget, but is extremely important to consider before you make the purchase - ‘Is the smartwatch compatible with your phone?’. Some smartwatches are either compatible with iPhones or Android phones, but not both. For example the Apple watch is only compatible with iPhones, so if you purchase an apple watch but own an Android phone they will not work together. Unless you’re a die hard Apple or Android fan, it might be a good idea to opt for a smartwatch that is compatible with both systems.
Many fitness bands don’t offer the functionalities of a smartwatch, however, there are plenty of options available that offer both. For example many of today's watches are smart while also offering a heart rate monitor, temperature reading, and sleep monitor. Be sure to research the different functionalities of each before you make your decision.
It’s important to have a rough budget in mind before beginning your search for the dream smartwatch. Consider looking at some watches from lesser known brands, many of these have the same functionalities (or better) but cost less.
We hope this guide has helped you in your search for your dream smartwatch! As always you can view all of our smartwatches here. Happy shopping!