Smartwatches keep us on our toes by reminding us to keep track of our fitness levels. The most recent smartwatches keep us on our toes by letting us stay connected no matter what we are doing.
Wearables are smart electronic devices that can be worn on different parts of the body. Smartwatches, usually worn on the wrists, are the most popular smart devices.
When you say ‘smartwatch’, people automatically think of fitness trackers. Nowadays a smartwatch is much more than that. With the latest developments in wearable technology, makers of smartwatches are turning them into mini mobiles – almost.
Health and Fitness
Smartwatches first hit the scene as fitness trackers, with consumers mainly using them as step counters and heart rate monitors. Later as more features were added, fitness enthusiasts and athletes embraced them.
The most trending smartwatches today have a plethora of functions and features. Simultaneously, they can monitor and support your health activity daily.
Social Media and Connectivity
So how do smartwatches fit in with our need for constant connectivity?
Many smartwatches are now designed to let you stay connected to your social network while you are engaged in your activity. Message systems such as texting and email are incorporated into their functions.
Nowadays you can stay connected while you are sweating it out in a CrossFit class, with alerts and notifications from social media platforms.
The Top Trending Smartwatches
There are now many variations of smartwatches on the market to suit different needs. Major brands are constantly coming up with new features.
All the top makers offer a range from a more expensive to a more affordable option. Finding the right one for you will depend on what you want it to do.
Here is a quick rundown of what’s currently trending:
The Huawei Watch 3 offers specific health diagnosis features, blood oxygen monitoring, skin temperature, recovery time, and over 100 sports modes.
Samsung is reportedly launching its new smartwatches later this year, featuring a new version of the Google Wear OS. You will be able to track workouts, use Spotify and even download songs for offline listening.
The Fossil Latitude is a hybrid smartwatch. It offers you limited fitness tracking but it looks stylish and allows you easy access to notifications and messages.
The Garmin Fenix 6 is the most expensive in the Garmin range of smartwatches with its huge range of smart features. The much cheaper Garmin Vivo Active 4 features built-in sports apps and music.
Fitbit, one of the first fitness tracker smartwatches to hit the wearables market has now been acquired by Google and will incorporate all the Google Wear OS features.
Apple smartwatches which are the current most popular smartwatches boast all the latest technology. However, a new Apple Series 6 watch costs around $350 which is too expensive for many fans.
Fortunately, pre-owned Apple watches are available and much more affordable. If you are determined to get yourself an Apple watch, consider shopping the market for a used Apple watch that works just as well as a brand new one.