The smartwatch is a device for everyone. Whether we want it for our day-to-day activities or just want a stylish watch with some extra features, there are plenty of options. Find out what we need to know about choosing the right smartwatch, as well as suggestions on BestPrice.gr that can meet our needs in the best possible way.
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What should I know before buying a smartwatch?
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When it comes to choosing the best smartwatch, it’s a fact that it’s not as simple as it was a few years ago. Perhaps the most fundamental criterion in its purchase is the purpose for which we intend it.
So, we’re going to try to untangle the tangle of connected watches a bit, we’re going to see what their usefulness can be, what plays with the compatibilities, and what are the best purchasing options, in each category of money.
At first, the smartwatch tended to be used mainly for sports activities, such as counting steps while running or recording our pulse.
However, we can now do a lot with a smartwatch. In terms of health, we can measure the pressure, the calories we burn with a certain activity, the temperature, the oxygen. etc
Some have an oscilloscope, and others record our movements while we sleep. Most of these functions are useful mainly for anyone involved in a sports activity and wishing to follow their progress.
We will also find smartwatches that show notifications from our mobile. Some have a camera and a microphone for calls, or accept a SIM card, so they are completely independent of the mobile. We can even see emails or SMS.
A very useful feature for a smartwatch is wireless payment. We scan directly with our hand at the point of sale as we would with a mobile phone. Of course, chances are we wouldn’t get a smartwatch just for that reason.
So, having clarified the use we want of it, we must keep in mind the compatibility with our mobile.
Most smartwatches work by installing an app on the phone. The Apple Watch for example, with Apple’s Watch OS, can be connected anywhere. It is enough, of course, to have an iPhone with which they work without problems.
When it comes to Android smartwatches, many run Google’s Wear operating system. Some other companies design their own operating system, such as Fitbit, which is one of the best known in the field.
Another important feature of a smartwatch is charging. The more features a smartwatch has, the faster it will drain the battery and the more often it will need to be recharged. We can find models that last 10 days, and at the other end there are smartwatches that need to be charged every day.
And let’s not forget that a smartwatch remains an accessory that you wear on your person, like an ordinary watch. Thus, our personal taste will certainly play a role in the choice.
Based on all of these criteria, we’ve rounded up the most suitable options and best buy recommendations for 2023.
Connected watch up to 50 euros
In the lowest category of five to 50 euros, things are quite clear.
Although it is almost three years old, the Amazfit Band 5 with a price of 23-29 euros depending on the color, is still a very good choice for use as a fitness tracker.
But if we want something with a bigger screen, we can opt for the Xiaomi Redmi Smart Band Pro, for about the same price.
However, Xiaomi’s Smart Band 7 has by far the most sensors, with a very small monetary difference, but also a smaller screen. If that doesn’t concern us, it’s the best choice in the category.
Connected watch 50 – 100 euros
From 50 to 100 euros we move away from simple fitness monitoring. Smartwatches in this category have more functions, and in the majority, larger screens.
The absolute VFM of the category is the Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 Lite at 45-52 euros, depending on the color.
The Amazfit GTS 2 mini is on the same wavelength. With a similar design, the same sensors, slightly longer battery life, but fewer options for fitness tracking.
At the top of the category, we will find the Amazfit GTS 3, which has additional voice commands, a larger battery, an option for an always-on screen and wireless charging.
Connected watch 100 – 200 euros
Beyond 100 euros, we see that the design landscape changes completely. We now have the classic round look of conventional watches, and a huge variety of designs.
In terms of functions, we will not find anything very different from the previous category. So we would say that from now on style is what’s going to play a pretty big role.
The Amazfit T-Rex Pro, for example, has a bunch of sensors and functions. However, it may not fit a woman’s hand.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, on the other hand, is smaller, without sacrificing anything in terms of functionality.
As always, Xiaomi offers a good intermediate solution, with the Watch S1 and S1 Active.
Of course, if we are also looking for call capability, we can look at the excellent Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 LTE, close to the 200 euro range.
More than 200 euros
Above 200 euros we find the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium. With ECG capability, very good battery life, phone tracking and a sleek and stylish design.
Alternatively, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which also has an oscilloscope.
We wouldn’t recommend anything more expensive, especially if this is our first smartwatch. However, if you are looking for something more specific, you can write us details in the PCsteps FAQ.
What do you think of the connected watches at BestPrice?
In addition to our recommendations, on the BestPrice page you will find hundreds of smartwatches for every need, so you can choose the ones that suit you.
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