A smartwatch is a type of watch that has much more to offer than a classic, analogue or digital watch. They measure steps, the duration and phases of sleep, display notifications from your phone, and some can even make calls or listen to music. And we have only just mentioned a mere 10% of all the functions that such smartwatches typically feature. What else does a smartwatch offer and how to choose the right one?
Just a few years ago, smartwatches and wristbands were the domain of athletes and fit people who measured their step count and tracked their running speed. But then they also appealed to busy businessmen who liked to have their hands free and be able to read notifications about an upcoming meeting or an incoming email right there on their wrist. Today, in addition to all that, it's now a fashion accessory for pretty much anyone. And even for children, in which they also have a security function.
We've broken down the most well-known and common features into categories:
In addition, some also boast water resistance, extremely long battery life or the ability to swap bands for a different style or colour.
Since men are often more robust than women, they also logically have wider wrists. The anatomy of the watch is adapted to this - a wider strap, larger display/dial and overall a more robust watch that doesn't fade away on the wrist.
What about colours? Don't look for the more flashy and bold designs in the men's watch section. That's not to say that men's smartwatches in bolder colours don't exist at all - it's just that manufacturers tend to keep them more on the subtle side.
What about languages? Men's smartwatches usually come with English settings and instructions, but always check the product specification or reviews for language versions.
If you're looking for the bestselling men's smartwatches, change the order of the products on the page by using the "bestsellers" filter.
For delicate beings, a delicate watch - women's smartwatches are smaller compared to men's ones, with a delicate design and in a wide range of colours. It is no surprise to find a really elegant women's smartwatch with a round analogue display, often accompanied by a strap in a soft, pastel colour. But did you know that the most popular colours are gold and pink smartwatches?
They remain functional - you can simply find your daily "results" in the corresponding app on your phone.
Which are the best women's smartwatches? This is very individual. Generally, however, they are ones that accentuate a woman's elegance, yet boast functions that make her life easier.
What about languages? Women's smartwatches usually come with English settings and instructions. As in the case of men's, always verify this.
You can find the bestselling women's smartwatches in this category by sorting the products by the "bestsellers" filter.
Yes, smartwatches for kids really do exist! You just won't find as many of the features we mentioned above - after all, kids don't need as many of them. But they are loaded with all sorts of safety features.
A smartwatch for kids will be especially useful for those who have a bunch of extracurricular activities and you'd like to keep track of where they are.
Find the best smartwatches for kids with GPS and in beautiful colours in our smartwatches and bands category.
This is where the hunt for luxury smartwatches comes into play. More than a sporttester with a chest strap, seniors appreciate a watch with health functions, good visibility (large dial with larger numbers and letters) and a long battery life.
Therefore, look for smartwatches with a long battery life, with a large display and with a blood pressure monitor.
For more vitally active seniors, a smartwatch with a GPS locator as well as a watch that can make calls is definitely the way to go.
Answer this basic question: What will I use the watch for the most? The best smartwatch will be the one that suits you and your specific needs.
Think about what you need most for yourself in terms of your fitness. Are you a runner? Look for fitness watches with functions such as distance, time and speed tracking, or whether they also offer running programs directly in an app. Are you a strength athlete? A rep counter, heart rate or recovery time tracker will come in handy. If you like hiking, a GPS will come in handy, if you're a swimmer and searching for a smart watch for swimming, check its water resistance and whether it counts the number of metres/pool lengths swum. Whatever your sport, a smartwatch with ECG and blood pressure monitor will be perfect for you.
You'll appreciate having everything in one convenient place without always having to pull out your phone. Look for features such as receiving notifications and calls you can answer instantly from your watch, paying with your watch, and headphone operation. A smartwatch with the ability to call can really make your day easier!
Even for such people there is a fit watch. However, a blanket recommendation is impossible here - everyone appreciates different features.
This is especially true in the women's watch section! Here the colours will be of interest to you, the ability to swap bands and other similar features.
Fitness band, sporttester, smartwatch. All three of these terms refer to wrist devices, that vary slightly from each other. It is no longer the norm, but the shapes of watches and bands are often as follows:
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