Smartwearables are the new in-thing in tech world. And to top it all in the list are smartwatches. A Smartwatch is a device, which can make your constant notification filled life much organized. Besides functionality and ease, a smartwatch does have a style statement too which you can’t really ignore.
Market is full of good smartwatches and that’s exactly where the confusion arises. There are some really good with functionality, butbites loud on the pocket. And then, there are some not worthy of spending your penny on. And then there are several few which are beyond your necessity! Here are a list of few smartwatches available in India – pick the one that suits your choice, necessity and budget…
1. Moto 360 (2nd Gen)
Moto 360’s second avatar is undoubtedly the best looking smartwatch available today. Available with Android Wear and offering a good performance, makes it the best smartwatch to buy at the moment.
Good display, good performance, easy to replace straps
A bit pricey, Battery life though decent has a long way to go
Price: ₹ 21,999
2. Samsung Gear S2
The Gear S2 from Samsung is built upon Tizen OS and has a very intuitive rotating dial via which one can interact with the watch. However, the only place the watch lacks is in the apps section.
Rotating bezel is the most intuitive way to navigate around a smartwatch, Very good display, Premium build
Lack of apps, Battery life needs to be longer
Price: ₹ 24,300
3. Apple Watch
Apple Watch, which was recently dubbed as Apple Watch series 1, is a good smartwatch for iOS users only. It is available in various finishes and bands.
Premium look, 2 day plus battery life
Excruciatingly slow, Expensive, works with iPhone
Price: ₹ 23,900
4. Huawei Watch
Huawei’s attempt at making a smartwatch is good but not as good as watches above it. It works well, has reasonably accurate tracking, and is built really well to exude a premium feel.
Very well built, Superior display, Large number of watch faces by default, Decent battery life
Some gestures are not responsive, No noteworthy innovation here
Price: ₹ 19,999
5. Asus Zenwatch 2
The Zenwatch 2 is actually one of the most affordable android wear watches on the market. It also offers a 2 day battery life but it does not as look as premium as any other smartwatch. Although, you need to keep in mind, it is priced quite low as well.
Inexpensive, Premium design, Two-day battery life
Android wear isn’t intuitive enough, Display does not respond to gestures well.
Price: ₹ 8,999
6. Pebble Time (Round)
The Pebble time round is a thin, light and functional smartwatch. It may not offer the rich OS experience of Android Wear or WatchOS but it does provide you with all the essential features you may need from a smartwatch. Also, it does not have a touch-screen.
Slim design, Extremely light, Charges 100% in little over an hour, Decent library of apps and watch faces
Thick bezel, No touch screen, Water resistant only, Low battery life when compared to the Pebble Time
Price: ₹ 13,599
7. Pebble Time Steel
The Pebble Time Steel offers a similar functionality as the Pebble Time (Round), but the sizes are different. The Time Steel also looks and feels quite premium compared to the normal Pebble and Pebble Round watches.
Good battery life, Clean UI, Large library of apps, Good display
Buttons interface is tedious when compared to the Gear S2’s wheel, No Google Now or Siri like voice functionality
Price: ₹ 15,999
8. LG Watch Urbane
If you are interested in buying a round faced smartwatch, which looks and feels quite premium, the LG Watch Urbane can easily be considered. However, the Urbane does not have a very good battery life.
Good design, Smooth Interface
Expensive, Poor battery life, Android wear has a long way to go
Price: ₹ 29900
9. Titan Juxt
If you want the basic functionalities of a smartwatch in a normal watch, Titan Juxt might be the smartwatch for you. It is a little bulky, but has a 5 day battery life.
Premium build, Looks good, 5-day battery life
Heavy, difficult for long-term wear, App needs to remain on always, Lag between notifications on phone and watch
Price: ₹ 19,595
Here’s is the summary list of Best Smartwatches in India for March 2017-
|PRODUCT NAME||PRICE STARTING FROM||AVAILABLE AT||RATING|
|Moto 360 (2nd Gen)||19999||N/A||73/100|
|Samsung Gear S2||24300||Flipkart||77/100|
|Asus Zenwatch 2||8999||Flipkart||79/100|
|Pebble Time (Round)||13599||N/A||70/100|
|Pebble Time Steel||15999||N/A||N/A|
|LG Watch Urbane||29900||N/A||67/100|