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Top Smartwatches Available In India

Samsung, Motorola, and Apple have completely transformed ‘watches’ which were once only used to look at the time

Smartwatch is a great accessory to be coupled with your smartphone. With a large variety of smartwatches available in the market today, choosing one can be a difficult task. Samsung, Motorola, and Apple have completely transformed ‘watches’ which were once only used to look at the time.

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3 is available in two options frontier and classic. The frontier has a rugged design with a silicone band and the classic features an elegant style with a leather band. The wearable is priced at Rs 28,500.

The smartwatch runs on Tizen-based OS 2.3 which makes it compatible with both Android phones and iPhones through Bluetooth. The Gear S3 has built-in speaker & mic that lets you make or take calls right from the device or even set a reminder by voice.

It is powered by Exynos 7270 chipset with 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

It features a 1.3-inch super AMOLED display with Coning Gorilla Glass SR+ protection. It is rated IP68 and is able to withstand dust and dirt. The watch can remain up to 1.5 meters underwater for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Gear S3 is backed by 380mAh battery which Samsung claims can last up to 3 days. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity.

It also has a built-in GPS that gives you the freedom to explore and to stay on track even without your phone.  It comes with a unique feature; you can immediately send your location to predetermined people who will then be able to track your whereabouts in real time by pressing the home button three times.

The Samsung Gear S3 houses Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitor, and Ambient light sensors.

Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 Sport works with Android fitness apps. Moto Body records your workout data and syncs directly with these apps, so your workout history is always up to date.

The Moto 360 Sport features a 1.37-inch round display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

It has built-in GPS that works seamlessly with Moto Body to measure your performance. This means you can track the distance you've travelled, your pace, lap times, and more. There’s no need to carry your phone.

The watch runs on Android Wear which makes it compatible with Android phones and iPhones. 360 Sport is powered by 1.2 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 4GB.

The wearable is backed by a 300mAh battery which the company claims can last for a day. The watch comes with silicone band.

Moto 360 Sport houses Barometric Altimeter, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration engine, and an Optical heart rate monitor. It is IP67 water and dust resistant which can withstand immersion in up to 3 feet of freshwater for 30 minutes.

The smartwatch was launched with a price tag of Rs 19,999 which is now available on e-commerce websites at different prices.

Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple watch Series 2 comes in 4 variants- aluminium model, stainless steel model with Hermes leather strap, Apple Watch Nike+ which has Nike sport band and the Apple Watch Edition which has a ceramic case.

The Aluminium model and Nike+ model is priced at Rs 31,600 and the Apple Watch Edition comes at a whooping price of Rs 105,700.

It runs on Apple’s watchOS 3.0 and is powered by dual-core S2 processor which is faster than its predecessor.

In terms of features, all the four variants sport same specifications. The only difference is in terms of their band and case.

The Watch houses Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, and Heart Rate Sensor.

Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 metres, it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. It is also safe to wear it while showering or in a hot tub.

The battery in the watch lasts up to 18 hours.

Apple Watch Series 2 with built-in GPS lets you leave your iPhone at home when you go for a run or ride — and still measure your workout accurately. And with the brightest display Apple has ever made, you’ll see your metrics clearly, no matter how much the sun glares.

A dual-core processor and powerful GPU enable fast app performance and smooth animations. With watchOS 3, your favourite apps launch instantly with up-to-date information.

 Unlike Samsung Gear S3 which is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones, the Apple Watch works only with iPhones. Connectivity options of Apple smartwatch are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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