Smartwatches are super versatile and are quite frankly one of the best accessories for on-the-go professionals and fitness enthusiasts. But, they can be just as beneficial for ordinary people who don’t want to spend too much time on their smartphones. As they can receive calls, text messages and even listen to music, in addition to receiving other notifications.
But before you purchase the sleekest smartwatch you can find, you need to follow a clear cut process so you don’t end up with a redundant smartwatch.
Remember Your Operating System
Apple smart watches aren’t going to work with android, at least none of the ones currently on the market. The entire point of a smartwatch is to sync it with your smartphone. So, the OS of the smartwatch will dictate whether it can sync with your current smartphone. Remember all those benefits I mentioned in the intro, you won’t get any of them if the operating system is incompatible. This include versions of the operating system you have.
While certain android smartwatches will sync with an Iphone, functionality will be limited... seriously limited. And you won’t be able to do basic things like sync with wifi or install apps.
Decide On The Features You Need
Features are what make your smartwatch - smart. If you want a smartwatch to work for you it needs to have the features that matter most to you. GPS tracking and heart rate monitoring would probably be on your list if you’re into keep fit. But other features can support your work life like making phone calls or using certain apps. You’d probably want to create a list of what’s most important to you - activities that you don’t think require you to pull out your phone at all times. Things like taking notes, conducting searches, setting calendar reminders etc.
Check Battery Life
Just like your smartphone may die on you when you need it most, so too can your smartwatch. Battery life should be one of your foremost concerns and be taken into consideration when you’re choosing a smartwatch that’s right for you. You need to find out, how long will your smartwatch last when you’re using it to fulfill your desired features or between two charges? Keeping in mind that your smartwatch battery life will also be affected by its display. The richer the display the shorter the battery life. Anything that’s not going to last as long as you need it to should be off your list immediately.