Which smartwatch should I buy?
Thinking about buying a smartwatch? Follow our guide to help you choose the right one…
Smartwatches are perfect for staying connected without having to dig out your phone and some even have Fitbit style fitness tracking. Let us help you find the perfect one.
Before buying a smartwatch, consider your:
- Current smartphone: Whether Android or Apple, you need a watch that’s compatible
- Look and style: Smartwatches come in all shapes and sizes – choose one that fits your look
- Everyday needs: Do you need fitness tracking?
An iPhone extension and workout partner
In a nutshell: For iPhone users and fitness enthusiasts, the Apple Watch is a great option
If you do everything on your iPhone you’ll love the Apple Watch. Whenever you get a message or a call, you’ll get a gentle tap on your wrist. And your favourite apps sync too. Think of it as a personal organiser on your wrist, that can also help you keep fit.
With it you can…
- Never miss a meeting with timely calendar updates
- Read messages with a flick of the wrist and respond from the watch
- Talk to Siri for easy access to your daily calendar or emails
- Take your run or swim to the next level with built-in GPS to record distance, speed and pace
- Pay for your lunch at Costa by scanning your watch with Apple Pay
Whatever your style, there’s an Apple Watch to suit – from contemporary black to a chic silver chain strap. With watch faces for every occasion.
Traditional style watch for staying chic
In a nutshell: Like the idea of a smartwatch but put off by the style? The Huawei W1 could be the answer
The first smartwatches generally looked contemporary, with rectangular faces and modern design. The Huawei W1 is among a new breed of watches with more traditional ideas. Channelling classic Swiss watchmaking, it’s a cut above in the style stakes. It has…
- Classic Swiss design - round face with stainless steel bezel
- Premium materials like the soft leather strap
- Traditional watch crown that acts as home button
Beneath its elegant façade lies seriously smart technology. Get your messages, calls and calendar updates directly to your wrist and loads more. The watch runs on the Android Wear operating system but works with both Android and iPhones.
For serious fitness tracking
In a nutshell: Serious runner or cyclist? Get a smartwatch from a known fitness tech brand
Polar has been helping fitness enthusiasts monitor their performance for decades. It designed the first wireless heart monitor in the early 80s, and has countless fitness tech innovations under its belt. Now it fuses fitness tracking expertise with Android Wear smartwatch technology with the Polar M600. So you can map your workouts while still keeping in touch with friends and work.
With it you can…
- Receivetext and call notifications straight to your wrist
- Track your route, distance and speedwith built in GPS
- Switch effortlessly between weights, cycling and swimming
- Compare workout data over days, weeks and months
Rugged smartwatch for the snow and surf
In a nutshell: Need to stay connected when you go off-piste? The Nixon Mission can help.
Live your life in the great outdoors? You want a smartwatch that’s tough enough to travel with you. Whether you’re a snowboarder or a surfer, the Nixon Mission - the ‘world’s first action sports smartwatch’ - has your back.
With it you can…
- Dive beneath the waves with 10 ATM of water resistance (that’s 100M depth)
- Take knocks with a shock resistant Gorilla Glass casing and ‘roll cage’ stainless steel bezel
- Surf and snow updates delivered in real time to your wrist
- Track your action sport session with the amazing Trace app built in
You can also sync your smartphone for messages, calls and updates thanks to the Android Wear software.
What about the little ones?
In a nutshell: Keep your little ones happy with this smartwatch designed especially for children.
They can use the Kurio Watch to send messages to friends and siblings with other Kurio watches.
You can enjoy added peace of mind with a built in app that contains important info like phone numbers, allergies and medical conditions.