Best Smartwatches

Alongside your phone or tablet, a smartwatch is a piece of technology that is worth considering to buy. While it might not be the first thing you think of when considering the necessary technology in your life, a smartwatch can bring a lot of useful features and ease into your daily routine.
Features of smartwatches that you might find useful include heart rate monitoring, step counting, text message previewing and short cuts, quick call pick-up, clock alarms, and many more. There are many types of smartwatches, so it is important to consider what type of smartwatch is ideal for you in terms of its functions as well as cost. Here are some popular smartwatches on the market that you should consider.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch is a wonderful smartwatch that is considered one of the best on the market. The Apple Watch, in many ways, is almost as useful as your smartphone, but its utility shines primarily when linked with your smartphone. Essentially, if you are an iPhone user, you will surely love the Apple Watch as the integration of information between the two devices is almost seamless.

With the Apple Watch you can answer calls, answer text messages, pay with Apple Pay, stream Apple Music, check your emails, find your lost iPhone, and more. There are plenty of useful features that, once incorporated into your daily routine, will be hard to live without.

Besides the Apple Watch being the perfect companion to your iPhone, the Apple Watch also has one of the superior heart rate monitors, and it can track your cycling, track your sleep, and be used in water.

The cost of the Apple Watch Series 5 starts at about $399 and tops out in the $800 range, so it is not the cheapest of smartwatches. However, there may be some Black Friday deals in the future, which may give you an opportunity at a cheaper Apple Watch. Regardless of the price, it is a great smartwatch to own.

Wear OS

Wear OS is another great smartwatch as it has many of the same features as the Apple Watch. The main difference is that it's made by Google. It allows you to pick up calls, answer messages, and run several app-like programs to make your watch helpful for your everyday life.

The biggest advantage of wearing the Wear OS smartwatch is that it contains an intuitive navigation program. This is called the Assistant tool. Additionally, it features a Fit program for working out, which is said by many to be more stylish and motivating than the fitness programs provided with other smartwatches.

In terms of price, the Wear OS is not cheap either. It has a typical price of $395, so it is a little cheaper overall than the Apple Watch. Nevertheless, you still have to pay a pretty penny in order to afford this technology in the first place. This is another product to look out for when it comes to Black Friday deals. 

These are two of the best options on the market today. But the market continues to evolve, so be sure to check out the newest versions of these smartwatches and their competitors to find one with the features you need at a price that works for your budget.