From the billion-dollar companies like Apple to budding startups, everyone is trying to find their way around wearable technologies of the future. Smartwatch is also an important piece in the puzzle of the diverse wearable technology industry.

Though not as developed as the smartphone space, the smartwatch is already showing signs of great days in near future with Apple recording sales greater than that of the Traditional Swiss Giants all taken together in the last quarter of 2017. This is a paradigm shift and a warning sign of the effect technology can have on traditional industries.

 best smartwatch in india

Smartwatches today are enabled with features that not only make our life easier but also healthier. With features like voice command, GPS, Fitness apps etc smartwatches now are slowly but surely becoming an integral companion of our smartphone. In this article, we look at the best smartwatch in India.

1. Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch 3 is a premium smartwatch available for purchase in the market right now. It is true that Apple Watch 3 is similar to Apple Watch 2 in terms of design, but Apple Watch 3 promises of internal updates that take the new offering, from one of world’s most innovative company, a step ahead of other competitors in the slowly but surely intensifying market.

As of now, the Cupertino tech- giant has not launched the LTE variant of the smartwatch in India, the nation- LTE version of Apple Watch series comes with improved battery life and an advanced processing system. It is certified with IPX7 water resistant ratings that means users can be carefree and wear the watch during the rainy season or while swimming. The smartwatch is equipped with a GPS and Altimeter which helps you with insights on your running data. Underneath, the Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by the watchOS 4 Software.

Apple Watch Series 3

As far as sales are concerned, the last holiday season witnessed Apple selling more watches than the entire Swiss watch industry last quarter of 2017.  Some even suggest that Apple has won the wearable tech race. The surge in the sale is mainly attributed to apps like GymKit and Apple Heart Study which seem to encourage users to spend more on accessories

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2. Ticwatch E

Ticwatch is an unknown name in the smartwatch industry. But features and design of Ticwatch E make it the real dark horse of the industry. Reasonably priced, the Ticwatch E smartwatch is loaded with impressive features such as built-in GPS, accurate heart rate sensor and great design.

Ticwatch E

The smartwatch comes with essential fitness features; you can use the smartwatch when you are going for the exercise, but you are not able to attend the phone calls as possible in the Apple Watch 3. The smartwatch comes with a premium design in terms of looking, but it is not for everyone so be sure to check out on with reviews, specifications before purchasing the Ticwatch E.

Features:

  • Accurate GPS and heart rate sensor.
  • Value for Money.
  • Android 4.3+, iOS 8+ Compatibility.
  • Water Resistant.
  • OLED Display.

Ticwatch E offers all these features at a comparatively lower price tag. This could give it an added advantage in the long run by attracting a large number of budget-driven customers in developing countries like India.

Available at: Amazon

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3. Fitbit Versa

The new member of the Fitbit family the Versa is more prudent than its immediate predecessor. The lightweight affordable smartwatch comes equipped with Fitbit pay and enables contactless payments. The 2.5 GB storage can easily store all your favorite playlists. In one full charge, the Fitbit Versa lasts around 3-4 days.

Fitbit Versa

Though the absence of GPS tracker from a brand whose name sounds synonymous with health is a big let down. In addition to being economically priced some of the key features that helped Fitbit Versa to feature on our list include:

  • Android, iOS Compatibility.
  • Dual-core 1.0GHz Processor.
  • Water Resistant up to 50M.
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Traditional Design.

Available at: Amazon

4. Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit initially offered only fitness bands. But the changing landscape of wearables amidst falling share prices meant that the company had to make the move from being a consumer electronics company to a digital healthcare company.The big band smartwatch which is the first wearable tech offering from the American company scores high on fitness features but falls short on User interface and apps.

Fitbit Ionic

Powered by a Dual-core 1.0GHz processor, the smartwatch has onboard storage of 2.5GB with battery duration of 2-3 days. Fitbit Pay facilitates on-the-go payment. Though initially introduced with a price tag on the expensive side, the smartwatch is now very carefully priced. Some key features include:

  • Fitbit OS platform with Android, iOS compatibility.
  • TBC powered 1000 nits Bright display.
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support
  • A wide plethora of fitness options with dedicated bodyweight coaching sessions

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

5. Garmin Forerunner 735XT

An ideal option for fitness freaks, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT packs all the basic features of a smartwatch into a modern day running watch. Garmin Forerunner 735XT is easily pairable with your smartphone and facilitates alarm, music control, message notification as well as gives incoming calls alerts.

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT runs on its own OS. It is however compatible with Android and iOS devices. The 31.1 mm display ids transflective reminiscent of the toy watches of the 90’s. It boasts of 7 days of battery duration which is based on Clamp charging method. On the connectivity front, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT supports wifi and Bluetooth connectivity.

If you are willing to lose that extra weight you put on during the last holiday season and also short on budget, then take our word My Friend, “ the Garmin Forerunner 735XT will not let you down!!! ”.

Available at: Amazon

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6. Asus Zenwatch 3

The Concentric Circle!! Simple Design is in perfect sync with the ZEN philosophy that believes there is no beauty that can surpass simplicity. We believe it is the best-looking smartwatches out there. Built on the Android Wear 2.0 OS with 4GB onboard storage, the Asus Zenwatch 3 is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Asus Zenwatch 3

The 44mm in diameter and 9.9mm thick smartwatch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and boasts of a excellent battery life of up to two days. The scratch-proof Sharp 1.39-inch AMOLED screen is scintillating and enables high-quality colorful experience. The smartwatch lacks heart rate sensors- “Maybe Zen is more about the mind!!”. The proprietary straps are the only bridge that merges the traditional with the new modern today. Some other key features include:

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • IP rating: IP67 safety
  • Charging method: via a proprietary USB charger
  • Hardware buttons that are actually useful.

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

7. Pebble Time Round

The smartwatch is currently owned by Fitbit but is sold under its previous brand name. Treading new paths in terms of design, the Pebble Time Round is the best best-looking Pebble yet. The trade-off for design it seems was functionality. In addition to normal smartwatch features these days like Magnetic charging port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, main USP features of the slim and light smartwatch with malleable strap include:

Pebble Time Round

  • Integrated mic for dictating on the go reverts to emails and messages.
  • Fast charging.
  • Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS8+
  • Arm Cortex-M4 Processor
  • 1.0″ E-Paper Display:

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A major concern with the Pebble Time Round is the battery trade off the designers of the smartwatch had to do for design. Intensive use can drain the Pebble Time Round in less than two days. In addition to this, the design also does not support a lot of traditional pebble apps part of the Pebble Time Steel.

8. Huawei Watch 2

Huawei Watch 2 comes loaded with features. But the new offering from the second Chinese manufacturer in our list lacks the visual appeal unlike the flower in its logo.  In other words, we may say that the Huawei Watch 2 tries hard to fit in too much too early. Maybe it could be an intentional move to cater more to the sporty audience that values function over form.

Huawei Watch 2

Powered by the Android Wear 2.0 OS, it is compatible with Android, iOS devices. It comes equipped with the IP68 rating and supports wired charging. Battery lasts up to two days.

  • Features that Appeal:
  • Connectivity Support: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (In select regions)
  • 4GB Onboard storage.
  • Processor: Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • 1.2″ AMOLED Display
  • Perfect Companion for workout, training session or race with heart rate monitor.
  • Band sizes: Fixed, replaceable band at 140-210mm

Drawbacks:

  • Bezelless and no rotating crown.
  • Slightly small display and Less Design appeal than its predecessor.
  • Bulky Plastic build.

In Conclusion, we can say that the wearable tech industry which includes the ever-growing smartwatch segment is still in its teething stage. There is still untapped potential and opportunities in the wearable tech industry. Keep your eyes and ears eyes open to witness the boom of the new era of technological innovation filled with exuberance and great hope.

Available at:  Flipkart and Amazon

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9. Samsung Gear S3

With a maker of the stature like Samsung, the Gear S3 smartwatch had to deliver at a number of levels. And it would be fair to say that the latest Samsung Gear S3 comes out in flying colors. The Samsung Gear S3 is the only smartwatch in the premium segment that gives the Apple Watch Series 3 a good run for its money in the premium segment.

Samsung Gear S3

However, a dearth of original apps is the only black spot on the otherwise great performance delivered by one of the best smartwatch options on the market. The Gear S3 is GPS enabled which makes it a true smartwatch. Super AMOLED screen delivers a high-quality display second to none. In addition to this, the intuitive controls coupled with the high-quality display deliver a user interface and experience worth all the premium price tag.

The Samsung Gear S3 is powered by Tizen OS. It is Android, iOS compatible. Underneath it draws from the prowess of a Dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 4GB Onboard storage. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Connectivity. Some other key features include:

  • Wireless Charging.
  • IP68 build protected.
  • Battery lasting up to 3 days.
  • 4G enabled.
  • Best in the class activity tracking.
  • iOS Compatibility.
  • Traditional design

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

10. Ticwatch S

The thicker bezel on the Ticwatch S makes it just a little bigger and a little heavier than its immediate sibling the Ticwatch E. However, it does inherit the design philosophy as well as the budget price tag of the Ticwatch E. The strap also serves as the GPS sensor for the smartwatch. Unlike in the Ticwatch E.

Ticwatch S

This could also be a major deterrent for the potential young buyers. It comes with a slightly higher price tag than the Ticwatch E, the strap in Ticwatch S comes with little band options. But the budget price tag still makes it an affordable alternative to other premium offerings. Some important key features include:

  • Android 4.3+, iOS 8+ Compatibility powered by the MT2601 processor.
  • 1.4″ 400 x 400 OLED Display with 4GB onboard storage.
  • IP67 Ip rating, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 support.
  • Magnetic connecting pin for Safer Charging

Ticwatch S in its constraint price tag tries to fit in most of the modern day features of an ideal smartwatch. The absence of NFC could be a sales spoiler though.

Available at: Amazon