Smart Watches are some of the trendiest and most exciting pieces of technology available today. They allow you to see notifications and get messages from your phone without having to reach into your pocket. Many people like the look and feel of wearing a small screen on the wrist. However, this does not meet the fashion taste of some.
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If you want to have a Smartwatch that looks like a traditional watch, have a look at our selection of the best of what is currently out there.
First there was the Withings Steel series, and then after some corporate activity we had the Nokia (yes Nokia) Steel. Nokia bought Withings, makers of popular and some of the best-reviewed smart watches on the market. The model features a stainless steel case with a screen that looks like a traditional watch. The functionality of this watch includes heart monitors, exercise and sleep monitors, and more. The Steel HR is really serious about its heart rate abilities – your heart rate is monitored seamlessly 24/7. You can see your heart rate at a glance on the watch, and an app on your mobile will give you a great view of heart rate in each of the heart rate zones. It also features some of the best battery life of any smart watch on the market. The battery can last up to 8 months of constant use.
For those looking for a more affordable option, the Fossil Q Grant may be the right choice. It is an attractive black and grey stainless steel hybrid smartwatch. It works with both Android and iPhone. The functionality includes fitness tracking, notifications from social media and messages, and controlling your phone’s music and camera. It is even water resistant to 165 feet. This is a rare feature among smart watches, especially ones that start under $150. If you are looking to try out a smartwatch for your Android or iPhone but are on a tight budget, the Fossil Q Grant may be the best option for you.
Garmin is well known for their GPS devices, so it should come as no surprise that their smartwatch is a rugged and dependable piece of technology. The Garmin Vivomove is even more affordable than the Fossil Q Grant, as it starts under $100. However, it doesn’t have quite as many features. It features a fitness tracking functionality, but it does not show notifications from your smartphone. It does have an extremely long battery life of up to one year without any recharging needed. If you are only interested in monitoring your fitness metrics, this may be the smartwatch for you.
The Tissot Smart-Touch is a good option if you have some money to spend and are looking to get the highest quality product possible. Tissot is a Swiss watchmaker known for making very high-quality time[ieces. The Smart Touch is no exception to this rule, but it does bring new functionality to the high quality of Swiss watches. The Smart Touch not only has a fitness tracker, it can provide weather updates and you can use it to control your phone. Of course, it also has notifications sent from your phone as well. All this technology does not come cheap. The price is around $1,200 for one of these watches.
Fossil Q Nate Black Stainless Steel
The second offering from Fossil on this list is the Q Nate hybrid smartwatch. It is slightly more expensive than the other Fossil watch. However, it also has more functionality. It has an in-depth fitness tracke, as well as featuring notifications from your phone. It is compatible with both Android and iPhone. It is also highly water-resistant, which is good for the active people that this watch is targeted towards.
This watch is another good option for people who are on a tight budget. It can cycle between several different screens. There are a couple of available screens which make the watch look almost exactly like a regular analog watch. At the press of a button, you can switch the screen so that it looks like a traditional smartwatch. Available functionality includes fitness tracking, phone voice control, controlling music, and controlling the phone’s camera. It can also show notifications from your phone. This watch is completely waterproof, which makes it a good option for people who like watersports.
Martian Watches Notifier
This smartwatch is set up a little differently than any other smartwatch on the list. It features a normal analog watch face with a small screen at the bottom of the dial. The screen shows notifications and fitness tracking statistics. It also features customizable vibration alerts to let you know what kind of notification the watches is displaying without even having look at it. This is a very unique feature that is only found on this watch. People who want to try this watch should know that it is available for both iPhones and Android phones. It can also be charged with a USB cable, which makes it more convenient than some of the watches on this list.
All the watches on this list are great options if you’re looking for a smartwatch that looks almost exactly like an analog watch. The right option will be different for everybody. You should read the specifications carefully and think about the needs you have for your smartwatch. The right watch for you might not necessarily be the trendiest or most popular watch. However, you will get the most out of your purchase if you keep your own needs and desires in mind. You should also check how each watch works specifically with your phone. Some watches may have trouble working with different versions of the iPhone iOS or Android OS. If you buy a smartwatch and can’t get it to work with your phone’s OS, this would be a waste. Don’t let this happen to you.
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