In 2019, smart watches are no longer a luxury item and not an indicator of status. This is a universal device that helps to establish all daily processes from organizing order to communication. Smartwatches have become almost a must-have device for most people. With 2020 just around the corner, we thought it was time to take stock and take a look at which watches scored so well this year.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung has managed to produce more than one model of smart watches, but when it comes to choosing the best, there is not even a question which watch is ready to accept this status. Galaxy Watch quite deservedly takes the main place. At the same time, it should be noted that the latest model received not only a new name, because before that the watch had not yet received the Galaxy brand, but there were also a lot of improvements compared to its predecessors. The watch is available in two versions, and if you compare them with each other, they act not just as an older and younger model, they are practically two different versions of the watch. The older version of 46mm, of course, received a lot of advantages, not the least of which is the impressive battery capacity, which allows the device to work without interruption for up to 4 days. The watch runs on Tizen OS, supports wireless charging, is equipped with a Super AMOLED color display and, in principle, meets the maximum of modern requirements. And yes, the watch, of course, received protection from moisture at a depth of up to 50 meters. If this is not enough to ensure the success of this model, then you can pay attention to the appearance. Samsung did not go along with the rest, leaving the classic round design. The watch has a stylish look, quality performance and comfortable features, so you can’t go wrong with this watch in 2019–20.
Apple Watch Series 5
Smartwatches from Apple are perhaps the most popular today. These watches are notable for the fact that they contain surprisingly wide functionality, received the highest characteristics and, if there is something that can make one doubt their features, then this is a relatively high price for a watch. However, if you plan to use the iPhone and other Apple products, then the watch simply becomes another convenient and useful element in the overall system. The fifth model hasn’t received any major upgrades since the fourth version of the watch, but one feature that popped up and immediately caught my attention was the always-on display. That is, you no longer need to raise your hand to light up the screen, and all the information is always in front of you, albeit on a dimmed screen.
The design of the watch remains classic, at the same time, it changes slightly. The watch received a 1.78-inch OLED display, a powerful Apple S5 processor designed specifically for gadgets and 32GB of internal memory. The battery can last from one day to 36 hours, depending on functionality, and the watch supports wireless charging. One of the essential qualities of Apple watches is, of course, their fitness capabilities. And in this regard, they have practically no equal. The watch recognizes a variety of workout types and is water resistant up to 50 meters deep, allowing you to swim and dive without taking it off. Apple Watch in the list of the best for sure will not surprise anyone.
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Xiaomi Mi Band 4
The Mi Band series can hardly be attributed only to fitness trackers or only to smartwatches. Yes, of course, it is the fitness characteristics that are the main quality of this gadget, but this does not mean that it does not have a sufficient number of elements suitable for the functionality of a smart watch. That is why Mi Band 4 took pride of place in our list. The watch sticks to a decent capsule design with a detachable bracelet. Only in the new version the screen is colored and supports various, including custom dial settings. The bracelet received protection from moisture, which is necessary for training and swimming. A touch AMOLED display has a diagonal of 0.95 inches. The watch, as always, pays due attention to sleep tracking, physical activity, a calorie counter, but at the same time, you can use notifications, call information and notifications from applications and messengers. The watch is still comfortable and has excellent battery life. They can be used without removing them for several days. The watch syncs with iOS and Android. And the main and, most likely, the most attractive element is their affordable price. For all its characteristics, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 watches are no more expensive than their competitors.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip
Another model from Xiaomi subsidiary is Amazfit Bip. And, probably, the key difference between the two versions of the watch is the design. While the Mi Band has a sportier, more neutral design, the Amazfit is a true smartwatch with a large display slightly reminiscent of an Apple Watch. The screen is touch sensitive and uses e‑ink technology, familiar to us from electronic books. This allows the watch to maintain a very elegant appearance. At the same time, all the functionality is already familiar to us. This is tracking workouts, physical activity, sleep, as well as the ability to receive messages directly to the watch. The plastic case looks surprisingly expensive, and the special design made it possible to provide the watch with IP68 protection. This means that you can swim and dive with the watch. At the same time, all internal elements will remain completely safe. It is worth noting that the Amazfit watch still did not receive a phone module, and this may disappoint many users. But still, they remain a great option, and many are happy to choose this particular watch as a smart device.
Huawei Watch GT Active FTN-B19
It would be strange if all companies except Huawei distinguished themselves by their own achievements in terms of wearable gadgets. But the company has something to offer. GT Active watches are designed for both sports and everyday life. Therefore, their design subtly combines high technical performance and elegant appearance. The functionality of the watch is quite wide, all the necessary sensors from the gyroscope to the heart rate monitor are present on the case. In addition, the watch supports several types of workouts to improve the accuracy of the readings. As smartwatches should, by interacting with your Android or iOS smartphone, Huawei Watch GT Active captures the performance, providing you with detailed data with analytics.
The 420mAh battery can last up to two weeks of balanced use.
The watch also features a round, classic AMOLED display and water resistance to ensure workout flexibility. Huawei Watch GT Active does not have a phone module, but the watch still receives notifications and allows you to view the calendar and check your mail. A spectacular and convenient device, Huawei Watch GT Active is a real modern smart watch.
If you’ve never paid attention to KingWear watches, it’s time to fix it. A wide model range allows you to find an option for every taste and requirement, but we decided to highlight the most functional model — KingWear KC09. This watch differs from the rest in that it supports not only Wi-Fi, but also 4G. This significantly increases the level of autonomy of the device, relieving it from dependence on a smartphone. The watch is also powered by two processors — the powerful MediaTek b energy-saving NRF52840. The display received a clear resolution of 454x454 pixels, while the watch itself has a circular dial. The KingWear KC09 is IP67 waterproof and has an 8MP Sony camera for photos and videos. It would seem, why do they need so much? The clock is powerful, and with its help you really can not worry if you do not have a smartphone at hand. All possibilities will be right on your wrist. With so many features, it’s surprising that the KingWear KC09 stays small. The watch weighs only 74g, while it can make and answer calls, use maps, control music playback, and work with applications.
Smart watches have not conquered everyone yet, but with each new model, they are becoming more and more autonomous. More and more functionality and convenience are attributed to these gadgets. We have collected those watches that are most worthy of attention in 2019. Many of them make great Christmas gifts.