Battle of the Smartwatches:Apple Watch Vs Android Wear and Pebble
Smart Watches are still in their infancy but they have matured enough that they can be compared head to head.The Apple Watch has introduced smart watches to mainstream users and it is quite good but not the best you can get.The Apple Watch is quite pricey too,with the lowest end model starting at $349.If you are looking for a smart watch that does more than display notifications from your iPhone,then you should also look at other options before buying one.Here we compare Android Wear,Pebble and Apple Watch to find out which one is best for you.
All three smartwatches have very different designs with the Apple Watch being the most fashionable of them all.It comes in two sizes (38mm and 42mm) and has several different straps to choose from including leather,metal and plastic bands.There are three models of Apple Watch,Apple Watch Sport,Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.The Sport version has a plastic body while the regular version has a stainless steel body.The Edition version is made of 18-karat gold and costs $10,000 or more depending on the strap you choose.All three models come in two screen sizes(38mm or
When the Apple watch launched a few months back, it brought with it a lot of hype and expectations. It was expected to be the “next big thing” in the wearables space, which was at that time dominated by Android Wear and Pebble.
It has been a few weeks since the launch and we can now see how it stacks up against its competitors. We will be comparing the Apple Watch with Android Wear (which is running on LG G Watch R) and Pebble Steel – all of which I own!
Apple Watch Vs Android Wear Vs Pebble (Smartwatches)
The design of smartwatches is a very subjective matter. Everyone has their own preference. The Apple watch comes in two sizes: 38mm and 42mm. It comes in 3 editions: Sport, Stainless Steel and Gold Edition. The Sport edition is made of aluminium while the other two are made of stainless steel. Apple also claims that they are using a special type of stainless steel known as ‘surgical-grade’ stainless steel for their watches which is used in high-end watches. The sport edition comes in 5 different colours whereas the stainless steel edition comes in 2 variations: regular and black. The Gold Edition comes only in 18 carat gold with a
Smartwatches have been around for quite some time but have started gaining popularity lately. From being more of a geeky gadget, these have turned into an everyday accessory. Smartwatches come in many shapes and sizes and offer a variety of features from fitness tracking to mobile notifications. Here I will be comparing the three most popular smart watches available today – Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble.
Apple Watch is the most well-known smart watch around. The first generation was introduced on 24 April 2015, before being updated with the Series 1 and Series 2 on 7 September 2016. It is available in over 30 countries with multiple models including Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition priced between $300-$17000. It runs on watchOS 3 which is based on iOS 10.0 and supports iPhone 5/5c/5s/SE/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later.
Apple Watch offers a variety of features like activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, mobile payments, Siri integration etc. It comes with both stock as well as third party apps. It also has a touch sensitive display which is pressure sensitive and can be used for drawing or writing text using your fingers. The
Apple Watch vs. Android Wear, Pebble Time Round: the companies behind the best smartwatches are fighting over your wrist.
Android Wear is the platform for a whole range of smartwatches, from the thoroughly ordinary LG Watch Urbane to the futuristic TAG Heuer Connected.
The Apple Watch has been shipping since April 2015, and is still on version 1.0 of its software. It’s a slick watch with some great apps, but it does have a few flaws – chiefly battery life and Siri’s usefulness as a voice assistant.
However, Apple has begun to put them right with updates to Watch OS 2 that improve functionality and performance. There’s also now a choice of finish in stainless steel or anodised aluminium (called “space grey”), and several new straps including an amazing link bracelet that costs more than some Android Wear watches.
It’s expensive: before taxes you’re looking at least £299/$299 even for the Sport version, which comes with a rubber strap and an aluminium case. The leather strap versions cost £479/$549; the stainless steel case models start at £579/$599; while the range-topping Edition versions easily break the $1,000 (£830) barrier, thanks to their 18-carat gold cases
Smartwatches seem to have gained popularity over the past few years but many people still don’t understand how they work and how can they benefit them. I will try in this post to give you a general idea of what a smartwatch is,how it works and which one suits you best.
Smartwatches are like small computers that can be used on your wrist. However,smartwatches need to be paired with a smartphone(usually Android or iOS) in order to function properly. As the name suggests,they are more “smart” than “watches”,meaning that they can do much more than just telling time(although most of them display time). Smartwatches were invented several years ago by Pebble(more info about that later) but it was only recently that smartwatches have become so popular. Nowadays many companies are releasing their own smartwatches such as Apple,Samsung,Sony,Asus,Pebble and many more. There are three main operating systems for smartwatches:Android Wear,Tizen OS and Watch OS.
Android Wear is an operating system developed by Google for wearable devices such as smartwatches and activity trackers. It supports Bluetooth technology which enables users to connect their smartphone with their smartwatch through Bluetooth in
The Apple Watch is the first smartwatch from Apple, and the company wants you to know that it is different than any other smartwatch out there. Apple’s marketing team has created a series of videos that show how users can interact with their wrist-based device to do things like pay for coffee or get directions to the nearest apartment rental.
How does the Apple Watch stack up against its competition?
We’ve been testing out Android Wear smartwatches for months, and we’ve been wearing the Pebble Steel on our wrists for close to a year. Here’s how those devices compare to Apple’s new smartwatch:
I have been using the Apple Watch since day one and have never looked back. It has become an integral part of my life, something I look forward to wearing every day. Since it launched, I’ve been collecting data on how much time I spend on my phone each day and where I’m spending that time. The results are interesting, to say the least.
The numbers are definitely eye opening and show me just how many times a day I pick up my phone for even the smallest tasks. In total, I spent about 4 hours and 30 minutes on my iPhone, which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes more than normal (I track this data manually). The most interesting tidbit was that 37% of that time was spent interacting with notifications from third-party apps. This is a great example of why having apps on your wrist is so useful.
Here’s what I mean: if you get a notification from Facebook and you can reply with a canned response or emoji directly from your watch, then you don’t have to pull out your phone, unlock it, open the app, find the notification within the app and respond to it there. While that may sound arduous, it really isn’t when you’re used to doing it hundreds of times per day; but