Are smartwatches worth it?
The unfortunate thing is that many people are maybe not getting the most out of their smartwatch and are not aware of their true capabilities. Smartwatches are often better than smartphones for navigation and fitness.
There’s a lot of time and technology that has gone into ensuring they’re accurate and they give a seamless exercise experience in a way that smartphones don’t.
Smartwatches are also efficient in saving you time. Whether you’re at a till paying, playing music or taking a call, a smartwatch can do all this with minimal effort, so you don’t have to fumble around in your bag to get the things you need.
Where can I buy a smartwatch?
Smartwatches can be bought from major department stores like John Lewis and House of Fraser. You can also buy them from major tech and appliance stores such as Currys as well as going direct to the brands’ shop.
However, if you buy online, you’re always going to have the best choice and have a better view or what’s on the market for your price budget.
How much do smartwatches cost?
More features do usually mean more money, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the cheaper options aren’t brilliant in their own right, they might just be missing a feature or two. If features like measuring your oxygen levels are not important, then the cheaper options are definitely worth considering.
Brands also tend to have a price range within their own lines. For example the Apple Watch Series ranges in prices depending on what casing you get as well (whether it’s gold, aluminium or stainless steel), the size, and which band you choose, so it’s good to explore the full range.
What are some smartwatch brands to look out for?
When choosing a brand, the question is often whether you want tech or style. Many luxury designer brands like Emporio Armani or Michael Kors offer hybrids that resemble a more traditional watch and have the horological quality to them.
In contrast, brands that tend to offer more advanced features and are designed with health and lifestyle in mind tend to have a digital screen with a sleek modern style.
If you’re choosing from well-known brands, you’re not going to go wrong since many include similar features anyway. As well as Fossil, Samsung, Apple and FITBIT, other brands to consider include Huawei, TAG Heuer Connected, Amazfit, Skagen, TicWatch, SONY and Diesel.
Are smartwatches really waterproof?
While many say they’re waterproof, this doesn’t necessarily mean you can use it for swimming. Some are more ‘resistant’ than ‘proof’ Some smartwatches are specially designed for the force and full submersion of swimming, so it’s important to check that the smartwatch specifies that it’s compatible for swimming before buying.
What if my smartwatch gets stolen?
Many smartwatches provide security features including a password to access it and a lock that prevents your watch from pairing with an unapproved device.
There’s also other features such as ‘Find my Watch’ and an activation lock. Some smartwatches also provide an option to delete all of your data after 10 failed attempts of signing in. So, if theft or loss is your main worry stopping you from buying, don’t be put off.
How do smartwatches connect to phones?
Smartwatches connect to smartphones through Bluetooth; however, the ones that don’t need a phone present to connect through cellular activity but this only works with your mobile data on.
Are smartwatches accurate?
There’s a wide range of watches in the market, each with different trials to measure how accurate the fitness and sleep apps are. Apple naturally is the subject of the majority of these studies.
And since these studies offer conflicting results and there are so many smartwatches to test, it’s better to choose a select few that you like and do individual research on the accuracy of each of them before making a decision.