Ok, so smartwatches in 2017 haven’t exactly caught up with the laser beam cutting, radio transmitting, or remote detonating capabilities of the Bond variety, but the wrist candy du jour has certainly come a long way. The latest devices run every imaginable app and could easily render your smartphone, fitness tracker, and music player obsolete. We’ve rounded up the five hardest working, most effortlessly cool looking, and of course the most highly functioning smartwatches on the scene right now. Read on to discover why we love each and click the links to shop our picks on eBay today.
1. Apple Watch
The Apple Watch Series 2 boasts swim-ready water resistance (up to 50 meters) to help protect a faster processor (operating on the superior WatchOS 3) and an onboard GPS fit for a variety of athletic activities. The battery will run for an average of 18 hours while carrying 8GB of onboard storage. Bonus: it seamlessly syncs with your iPhone, and the complete Apple Watch Series offers a variety of stylish bands and watch faces that set the style standard for wearables today.
The Samsung Gear S2 makes modern life a bit easier with a handy rotating bezel around the face. Spies in training can be conveniently served up personalized info from a bright and sharp AMOLED screen display, with an underlying Tizen OS that runs fitness tracking functions and works with a variety of Android phones. This one has around twice the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 2, at 36 hours, but half the onboard storage capacity, at 4GB.
The classic elegance and stainless steel construction of the Huawei Watch conceals an Android-powered smartwatch (running Google’s Android Wear 2.0 and above) with a circular scratch and shatter-resistant sapphire crystal front that instantly shifts from a three-hand watch face to a high-resolution digital display. This watch syncs with any Android phone, of course, but it’s also one of the first Android-powered watches to work with iPhone. The back features an optical heart rate sensor, which runs on a battery with around a two-day lifespan.
The Moto 360 comes in two sizes and three styles, and it is another one of the few smartwatches to feature a traditional round face. It works with Android and iPhone and charges wirelessly on a smart little dock. It features an ambient light sensor that always keeps the screen bright enough to read, while running programs with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, all run by a battery with 36-48 hours of power.
The Sony Smartwatch 3’s square display merges with the wristband’s rounded edges to produce a sleek look fit for playing baccarat—whether you choose a stainless steel chain-link, sleek leather, or sporty resin strap. (They may not look it, but they’re interchangeable! Buy several to mix up your look.) This smartwatch runs on the Android Wear platform, takes voice commands in stride, and is water protected. It boasts an onboard GPS and Sony’s Lifelog fitness software that run via a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and around 48 hours of battery life.
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