Top 10 best Smart Watches for 2017

The invention of Steve Job’s ‘mini-computer’ a.k.a. smartphone caused much stir and excitement in 2007. A decade later, are we obliged to introduce smartwatches as ‘mini-phones?’ The first smartwatch, from the efforts of Sony, Inc., paved the way for the renovation of many others.  Now, in 2017 – smartwatches have caught the public’s eye and become another common piece of technology. Considering one? Here’s a great breakdown of the best smartwatches for 2017.  You’ll want to see this – after all, not all smartwatches are the same.

Smart WatchPriceGPSHeart Rate?LTEDesignOverall
Apple Watch 2$369YesYesNo8/109/10
LG Watch Sport$349YesYesYes7/108/10
Samsung Gear 3$349YesYesNo6/107/10
Sony Smartwatch 3$132YesNoNo7/107/10
Moto 360$149.99YesYesNo6/107/10
Huawei Watch$349NoYesNo6/106/10
LG Watch Urbanecheck priceNoNoYes5/105/10
Asus ZenWatch 3check PriceNoNoNo5/104.5/10
Fossil Q Founder$275NoNoNo6/105/10

Apple Watch 2

Apple Watch 2

The Apple Watch 2 is a popular update from the first Apple Watch – and a bit more expensive but still one of the best smartwatches available.

So, what’s different from the first Apple Watch? For starters, the Apple Watch 2 is water resistant rather than ‘splash-resistant.’ The new Apple Watch also has a 2x brighter display and dual built-in GPS. However, other than a few additional features – Apple Watch 1 and 2 are very similar. Here’s why Apple Watch 2 made the list of the 2017 best smartwatches.

Water-Resistant

The Apple Watch 2 is water-resistant, which is perfect for tracking fitness goals and results even while you’re swimming

The Design

This smartwatch is available in aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic models now. In addition, the new brighter screen is a killer-feature for virtually any condition.

Build in GPS

This is a great feature, especially for workouts. With the built in GPS, you’ll able to track exercises like outdoor walking, running or even swimming via location.

Apple Watch 2

LG Watch Sport

LG Watch Sport

The LG Watch Sport, which was released on February 8, 2017 is among best smartwatches Google Android has to offer. It’s the ultimate fitness tracker and mini-phone.

The Design

The LG Watch Sport smartwatch has great OLED display, and the always-on screen mode is a big Plus (of course it runs your battery).

Features

When you go outside, the watch gets brighter for better visibility in the sunlight. In addition, the LG Watch Sport is able to withstand some water – up to 5 feet, so naturally Android suggests you don’t swim with this watch on.

You’re able to call and data without a phone.

Fitness Tracker

Smartwatches and phones brag off their fitness tracker, but what makes this fitness tracker great is its bonus features. The LG Watch Sport not only logs running and burned calories – it tracks strength training.

LG Watch Sport

Samsung Gear S3

LG Watch Sport

The Samsung Galaxy phone has been known for its exceptional battery life, so it’s no surprise the Samsung Gear S3 has long-lasting battery power, too. The battery life is a key reason the Samsung Gear is among the best smartwatches on the market.

Battery Life

The battery life is up to 3 days

Features

The Samsung Gear S3 allows you to send text, receive emails, notifications and make calls without your phone. It also includes a built-in GPS – perfect for traveling or commuting.

Great for Activity

The Samsung Gear S3 is water-resistant for 30 minutes, which doesn’t compete with the new Apple Watch. But, this smartwatch is also able to resist extreme temperature and dust.

Samsung Gear S3

Sony Smartwatch 3

This smartwatch won’t let you do many of things you’re able to do on your phone. However, it’s a great watch for tracking activity accurately and effectively.  This may not be the best smartwatch available but it’s worth looking at.

Features

Sony Smartwatch 3 includes a built-in GPS and a compass. In addition, it has a accelerometer to detect the exact activity you’re doing. The Gyro feature will use the accelerometer to give you a precise calculation and movement of your activity.

Sony Smartwatch 3

Moto 360 (2nd generation)

This watch is a small but definitely comfortable fit for your wrist.  It has limited features but could be the best smartwatch for people on a budget.

Fitness and Health

Moto 360 has a heart rate sensor. It also uses its signature Moto Body app to track your physical activity and fitness.

Music

There’s no Spotify or transferable mp3 files – but you’ll be able to play music from Google Play for songs or podcasts.

Features

The screen automatically adjusts to your surroundings. In addition, it’s iPhone compatible for your apple products. The dust and water resist-ability is also a great feature for activity.

Moto 360

Huawei Watch

It’s almost confusing when you see this smartwatch – and realize it looks like most regular watches. The strap. The circular screen. The clock. Well, fact is – it’s not. The Huawei is a dynamic smartwatch, and although it doesn’t include many of the features from smartphones – it’s great for tracking activity, making it one of the best smartwatch options for active individuals.

Fitness

The Huawei Watch tracks activity – whether it’s counting steps or calories burned, includes a heart rate sensor, and has an auto-pattern for your daily walk or run.

Features

This watch is compatible with your Android phone or iPhone.

Huawei Watch

LG Watch Urbane

With a choice of silver or gold and a leather band, the LG Watch Urbane is simply a thing of beauty. It’s easy to use and easy to set up – no doubt, is this one of the best smartwatches.

Fitness

The LG Watch Urbane includes a barometer, accelerometer, and heart rate monitor

Features

This smartwatch is IP67 rated – which means it’s proven to be dust and water resistant. In addition, you’ll be able to receive emails, notifications, and download apps without your phone.

Battery Life

The battery life is great. It doesn’t have much power as the Samsung Gear S3, but it lasts for 30 hours.

LG Watch Urbane

Asus ZenWatch 3

The Asus ZenWatch 3 doesn’t do many things your smartphone could typically do, but it’s among the best smartwatches for tracking fitness activity, getting notifications, and daily wear.

Daily Wear

You’ll be able to wear this comfortable fit everywhere, everyday, and even in the shower – it’s water resistant. You can’t go swimming with the watch for more than 30 minutes, though – it can only submerge underwater for a meter.

Fitness

The Asus ZenFit app automatically counts your steps, and with your phone – you’ll get a picture of your daily activity. It also tracks workout activities accurately.

Features

Receive notifications like messages, weather updates and emails without your phone.

Asus ZenWatch 3

Fossil Q Founder

The Fossil Q Founder is a bit of an oversized watch. But, with a choice of leather or stainless steel – it’s beautiful thing on your wrist.  For those looking for a sleak option, this is a great smart watch.

Fitness

The Fossil Q Tracker is great for activity tracking.

Notifications

Get notifications for social media, text, email, app alerts and calendar alerts. And of course – an alarm clock on you wrist.

Functions

The Fossil Q Founder is compatible with the iPhone and Android. In addition, it includes a Voice Activated Google, LED flashlight, Google Maps and you’ll be able to control your music in seconds.

Battery Life

The battery life is about 24 hours.

Fossil Q Founder

Apple Watch

As mentioned before, the Apple Watch 2 isn’t much different from the first – besides a few bonus features and add-ons. But, the first Apple Watch is remains the best smartwatches. Here’s why:

Water-Resistant

Unlike the second watch, you won’t be able to go swimming in Apple’s first smartwatch. However, it has IP67 rating – which means it’ll be able to withstand a few splashes and a meter underwater.

Design

The choice of design is immense. It has a great stainless steel, which will prevent scratches, and a choice from sport band, classic buckle, leather, Woven Nylon and many others.

Features

Receive notifications for email, calendar alerts and messages. When you get a call, you can simply dismiss it by covering the watch with your hand. In addition, the Apple Watch includes a dual core processor.