Yearender 2016: Keeping time, the smart way
Here are the best smartwatches that were launched in 2016. All entries in this list will work with both iPhone and Android smartphones. Although Android Wear smartwatches can work with an Apple iPhone, they will not deliver the same functionality as when connected to an Android smartphone.
The Apple Watch Series 2 comes equipped with a dual-core processor which is 50 per cent faster than the original. Casing options are quite similar to the Series 1 model, with the low- and mid-tier versions coming with either aluminum or stainless steel cases.
The Gear S2 features a Super AMOLED display and a rotating bezel for navigating the user interface. The device is one of the best smartwatches available in the market. Other variants include a sporty Gear S2 all the way to a Gear S2 Classic in platinum or rose gold.
Huawei’s first Android Wear device, Huawei Watch is one of the stylish smartwatches around. It features a stainless steel body and display covered by sapphire glass, for a reasonable price. There are plenty of color options and bands to choose from.
The new Moto 360 combines customizable body and craftsmanship. There is a dedicated collection for ladies, too. A Moto 360 Sport variant is also available, featuring a tougher body, a display with enhanced sunlight legibility, and built-in GPS.
The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is pure value for money device. This Android Wear offering lacks some of its competitors' built-in sensors, but more than makes up for it with its price tag.
Casio's first Android Wear smartwatch is water-resistant to 50 meters of depth, as well as compliant with military standards for shock and dust resistance. The watch features two LCD displays, which allow it to deliver a blend of smart features and battery life.
The newly announced Fossil Q Wander is the first Android Wear smartwatch with an Intel processor. The gadget combines casual looks, good build quality, and an attractive price tag.
The Pebble Time Steel delivers good best battery life, excellent build quality, and easy-to-use interface. It works with both Android and iOS devices.