Best Smartwatch for 2016

The smart watch are the devices of the moment, Sony and Pebble Smartwatch, Samsung Gear, Apple Watch and Android Wear. What are the Best smartwatch?

2014 was opened in the name of wearable devices. At every major conference such as the Mobile World Congress, all manufacturers of the mobile world have wanted a say for this great world of the smartwatch, smart watches.

Today in this guide that will be updated monthly will help you to find out what are the smartwatch and find one that best suits you. So here’s the ones that we think are the best smartwatch on the market today!

What is a Smartwatch?

Smartwatch, literally means smart watch adjective assigned to many of the innovative products of the new millennium, first of all smartphones. In general today one smartwatch is a wearable accessory for smartphones or tablets of various kind that incorporates the features of a real watch but inside we find a processor and an operating system capable of using different apps.

Thanks to the smartwatch help us to stay away from our smart phones allowing us to take a quick look at the notifications and, depending on the model, access to many additional features such as our notes, emails, the camera, small video games, weather, etc. . I also modern fitted a series of sensors to keep track of our workouts and our health parameters such as heartbeat.

Android Wear

Android Wear is instead a platform developed by Google from Android project to turn on wearable devices and thus with low specifications and must have a high autonomy. The first to enjoy this new platform are just the smartwatch.

The system revolves around Google Now which allows voice interaction, not yet perfect, especially for non-Americans, to handle, literally, with the voice but also with our touchscreen smartphone or Android device. The limit, less and less heavy this platform, is the restricted compatibility to devices with at least Android 4.3 that represent today a little more than half of Android devices (57%) in circulation.

But let’s start to discover who we think are the best smart watches of camera edition on the tucsonsmartwatches!

Best Smartwatch – Up to 100 €

Cookoo Watch – € 90

It would seem a real clock than traditional analog. Everything seems normal until we do the event the notification icons that appear in the dial of this smart watch branded Cookoo. Only confirming that this smartwatch wants to look like a traditional clock is the battery, a classic CR2032 “button” long-lasting. It does not require to be recharged. Moreover, this smart watch is also waterproof up to 5 ATM.

Compatible are the iPhone 4S, the iPad 3rd gen, and Android 4.3 smartphone with support for Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. As for features, this intelligent clock will show you notifications for incoming calls and missed calls, SMS, Email, Facebook, Twitter, calendar, and also will keep you informed in case of lost connection with your phone (if it is away from you) or if you have a flat battery (on iPhone or iPad only). Furthermore the button on lets you take pictures, control your music or ring your phone.

Battery CR2032 “button”
Display watch dial with luminous notification icons
Certifications Water resistant to 5 ATM
Compatibility Android 4.3 (Galaxy S4 and Note 3, HTC One), iOS7 (iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3rd Jan newer)

GOCLEVER Chronos Eco – € 70

Not bad for this price due to its combination of features, the very elegant design and low power display. The characteristics of this model are not particularly surprising but they are good for such a device of this price range. The best smartwatch “basic.”

The display is slightly smaller than a 30.1 inches and consumes very little being a monochrome model, and combined with the Bluetooth LE damage to the integrated 110mAh battery yourself (which makes the product very light) up to three weeks of continuous use and daily and charging in 3 hours. Here are the specs:

Battery 3 weeks
Display LCD LED 26.1-inch 144 x 168 pixels
Certifications Water resistant to 5 ATM
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher

ALCATEL Smartwatch – € 79

A great product for those on a budget and want u LCD display with a touchscreen. In addition the whole is compatibilissimo with virtually every version of Android, from 4.3 up and running iOS 7 onwards in order to ensure that compatibility that maybe with some Android Wear was missing.

The product also being far less powerful autonomy also above average.Definitely added value do the water and dust resistance IP67 integrated on board. Elegant design also available in sizes S / M and in a couple of colors.

Battery Three days
Display 22.1-inch LCD LED
Certifications Resistant to dust and water IP67
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher, iOS7 (iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3rd Jan newer)

Best Smartwatch – Between 100-150 €

Alcatel Go Watch – 110 €

Alcatel’s new wearable device in this guide. It is GO WATCH one smartwatch water resistant, dust and shock, is compatible with both Android and iOS. The SMS notification device to the wrist, social networks, email, call and even the weather forecast. Not only that we also have a range of sensors such as heart rate monitor.

GO WATCH is fully customizable, both in the front cover that in the strap, available in different colors, Go Watch has a circular IPS screen with a diameter of about 1.22 inches and with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. Inside there is a CPU with a Cortex-M4 core 180 MHz, Bluetooth 4.0 and a battery 225mAh long life. Here are its specifications:

Battery 2-5 days
Display 22.1-inch LCD LED
Certifications Resistant to dust and water IP67
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher, iOS7 (iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3rd Jan newer)

Cogito Classic – € 120

A classic watch with functions smartwatch with its monochrome screen LED matrix that allows us via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to always receive updates from the connected smartphone. The main clock is a classic analog hands running through the usual quartz mechanism.

Unlike the previous one, the first one that you find in this guide, this smart phone also displays the caller’s number or name if stored in the phonebook. The icons also will warn you to call, email, or from the notifications from your social calendar. In addition, the internal accelerometer will track your physical activity and sleep quality through a software update. Do not miss the opportunity to control your smartphone camera to take pictures remotely.

Battery 1 years
Display Clock Face Quartz and display LED matrix
Certifications Water up to 100 meters
Compatibility Android 4.3 (Galaxy S4 and Note 3, HTC One), iOS7 (iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3rd Jan newer)

Pebble Smartwatch – € 129

Perhaps one of the cross. Pebble smartwatch is very interesting as it has a very wide compatibility with devices on the market. Also interesting is the display technology with e-paper that enables you to consistently reduce fuel consumption load on the battery. A backlight will still allow you to use it even in the dark. Side of the display, is definitely the best smartwatch.

There are also many on-board sensors, including an accelerometer that will help you trace the steps, a digital compass and a light sensor. Very elegant it is also the design and materials are excellent. There is even the water resistance. Here is a brief characteristics of the main board:

Battery 7 days
Display 1:26″ e-paper 144 × 168 pixels
Certifications 5 ATM water
Compatibility iOS + Android

LG G Watch – € 129

The first smartwatch with the new branch of Android designed to fully wearable devices. A slight build that has the center of everything Google Now. LG G Watch stands out from the crowd for the design and, of course, the Android Wear software functionality.

Obviously the connection for the smartphone is via Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to minimize power consumption by both parties. Sin not just compatibility with the only devices with Android 4.3 or higher which represents less than a quarter of Android smartphones out there. Here is a brief characteristics of its board:

Battery 400mAh (max 2 days of use)
Display 1.65 “IPS LCD with 280 x 280 resolution
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility )

ASUS VivoWatch – € 139

We will show this model is not so much for its features but for its autonomy and at the same time for its quality which combines a good mix of functionality, design and much broader compatibility compared to that of some of Apple or Android Wear Watch.

Good screen with a good resolution even if black and white which also improves the autonomy. Good the presence of a built-in heart rate sensor, vibration and customization possibilities. Here are its features at a glance:

Battery max 10 days of use
Display 22.1 “TFT LCD 128 x 128 pixels
Certifications waterproof and dustproof IP67
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher, iOS 8.1 and higher

Best Smartwatch – For about 200 €

Steel Pebble Smartwatch – € 199

The smartwatch from the screen e-ink. Maybe not the best in terms of software and applications support, but certainly it is one of the highest autonomy smartwatch available today and this is due in large part to the screen, a display that consumes little and that risce to the long- this device even up to 7 days.

Resistant to moisture, to immersion in water up to 50 meters and with a scratch-resistant glass screen protector is easily visible in bright conditions thanks to the integrated backlight in the dark night. Here are some of its specifications:

Battery Up to 7 days of use
Display 26.1 “and paper-backlit 144 × 168 pixels
Certifications water resistant (up to 50 meters) and scratch
Compatibility Android 4.3 and above, iOS 7 and above

ASUS ZenWatch 2-199 €

The hardware usually now in sauce Also ASUS with its very pleasant Zen design but perhaps not too much to watch. With a fairly competitive price, customized Android Wear with some customization in addition, this smartwatch is a candidate to be one of the best on the market. As value for money is definitely the best smartwatch Band.

The screen is a 1.63-inch AMOLED panel in line with that of other Android Wear with dispaly square. The weight is not one of the best with its 75 grams but not without elegance. Finally we have the certification for resistance to water jets (not diving) and dust. Here is a short summary sheet:

Battery Up to 7 days of use
Display 1.63″ Super AMOLED touch screen 320 x 320 pixels or 1:45″
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP55 certification)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility ), iOS 8 and above

Motorola Moto 360-199 €

It is the first real smartwatch that looks like a clock in his classic features. It is an excellent device, which, however, uses not just the hardware in step with the times. Instead of a low-power SoC Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 400 SoC we have a TI OMAP a few years ago.

No shortage integrated onboard the pedometer and heart rate sensor seamlessly integrated with the new Google Fit. Available in 6 different models, from the one with leather strap to those with stainless steel strap one of them available in golden finish. Here is a brief summary data sheet:

Battery 320mAh (max 1 day of use)
Display 1:56″ circular LCD Touch Screen 320 x 290 pixels
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility ), iOS 8 and above

Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50 – 159 €

Great Android Wear smartwatch also from Sony, that after his first two watches smart, aligns to the “standard” platform Android Wear after having used a pair of custom for its previous models. Also good for the autonomy that is now one of the best.

Renovated in design with a completely removable strap and also replaced with a metal that azeinda made available. No shortage NFC and all sensors that serve pre track physical activity. Here is a brief:

Battery 420mAh (max 2 days of use)
Display 1.65″ LCD Transflective Touch Screen 320 x 320 pixels
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP68 certification)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility )

LG G Watch R – € 229

This is the second smartwatch from the circular display, after the Moto 360 which we presented above. debut fresh on the market is preparing to make its entry in the big electronics chains in the coming days. The smartwatch, excluding display, fully incorporates the hardware and the LG G Watch software.

The entire design is reminiscent of a classic and traditional watch, with the side crown, the circular dial identical to that of many watches and a simple but elegant bracelet, we can say, speaking on behalf of all, that this is definitely the most beautiful out smartwatch up to now. Here is a brief summary data sheet:

Battery 320mAh (max 1 day and a half of use)
Display 1.3 “LCD Touch Screen Circular 320 x 320 pixels
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility )

Pebble Time – 279 €

The first Pebble of its portfolio to fit a color display that the company has launched in order to have a possible alternative to what is becoming more and more the classic concept of a modern smartwatch embodied by the various Android Wear now commercially available .

It is a device resistant to immersion in water up to 30 meters, very customizable thanks to thousands of watchfaces available on the color display. All this in a device that will allow you to track your sleep and physical activity and using it at the same time up to seven days. Here is a brief summary of the technical details:

Battery up to 7 days
Display 1.25″ e-paper color 144 x 168 pixels
Certifications water resistant to 30 meters
Compatibility Android 4.3 / iOS 8 and above

LG Watch Urbane – 249 €

The smartwatch from premium feeling that integrates many functions at the same time smart thanks to the Snapdragon 400 SoC and Android Wear operating system that in recent times it has evolved greatly improved his career thanks to the app in the Play Store, and specifically designed to work with these wearable.

Excellent autonomy of this model thanks to the extensive built-in battery. Features a completely circular display, and thus no portion of the screen devoted to the sensors as in the Moto 360. There is no lack of heartbeat sensors and all those who allow a sleep monitoring and physical activity. Here is its data sheet:

Battery 300mAh (max 1 day of use)
Display 1.3″ OLED Touch Screen Circular 320 x 320 pixels
Certifications Waterproof (1 meter) and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility ), iOS 8 and above

Samsung Gear S – 299 €

The Samsung Gear S smartwatch is the last generation that can work both independently from your smartphone, thanks to the presence of a slot Nanosim to receive and make calls as well as access data, both in Bluetooth mode Abina to your Samsung smartphone. In this case the two major limitations are autonomy and software platform.

Unfortunately, hacks aside, Samsung ensures compatibility of this product with only the Samsung Galaxy the last few years, starting from the Samsung Galaxy Note II, in any case have all been updated to Android 4.3 Galaxy least. There are many integrated sensors such as the heartbeat sensor, a barometer and the sensor UV light in addition to classic accelerometer / gyroscope / compass for the tracking of physical activities.

Here is a brief technical data sheet:

Battery 300mAh (max 1 day of use)
Display 2 “Super AMOLED curved touch screen 360 x 480 pixels
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy K Zoom and Galaxy Alpha

Motorola Moto 360 2nd January – € 280

The new addition to the Motorola 360 series has arrived on the market, it is the successor of one of the first smartwatch on the market with round display and which has almost permanently changed the concept of the smart watch that now stands as design and top premium to the display circular.

The technical equipment improves on the previous model, which was equipped with a slack processor. Faster then, with a Snapdragon 400 weakened as on all Android Wear models available on the market. Also improved the autonomy, especially on the larger model to 46mm. Here are its specifications:

Battery 300mAh (42mm max 1 day of use), 400mAh (46mm up to two days)
Display 1.37 “360 x 325 pixels (model 42 mm), 1:56” 360 x 330 pixels (46 mm model)
Certifications waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility ), iOS 8 and above

Samsung Gear S2 – 329 €

One smartwatch Samsung finally become almost universal for the Android world. In fact we have a platform almost completely alternative to that of Android Wear that allows us to use this gear S2 on almost every Android phone on the market.

Among the many features of this model are the high IP68 certification, an exceptional display, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC in addition to WFi and a series of sensors that include a barometer to have also an excellent device for fitness. Available in two versions, one for plastic and one with a leather strap. Here is a list of its specifications:

Battery 250mAh (max 1 day of use)
Display 1.2 “360 x 360 pixels
Certifications resistant to water and dust (certifiedIP 68 )
Compatibility Android 4.4 and higher (required 1.5GB of RAM)

Best Smartwatch – For 400 €

Huawei Watch – 399/499 €

Elegant, full-featured, powerful but also expensive. Huawei Watch has an excellent 1.4-inch AMOLED display with very high resolution, a real competitor to Apple Watch but much more versatile because of compatibility. Do not miss all the sensors of the case. As far as the design is definitely the best smartwatch available.

Android Wear fact now also supports the ability to connect to an Apple iOS device, then it could be very interesting for the design purists but maybe are not related to the Apple brand. Here is a list of the main features of this smart watch:

Battery 300mAh (max 1 day of use)
Display 1.4 “AMOLED Touch Screen Circular 400 x 400 pixels
Certifications Waterproof (1 meter) and dustproof (IP67)
Compatibility Android 4.3 and higher ( check compatibility ), iOS 8.2 and higher

Apple Watch – from 469 €

Apple has finally lifted the veil on what is their first wearable device of the Cupertino giant. Compatibility is only with iOS 8 devices from the iPhone 5 and up.

Apple’s Watch are available three versions, a golden version in extreme luxury that Apple Care included, exceeds so easily the threshold of € 20,000 (starting from 10,000 €), a version Sport is tailored precisely for those who practice sports at a starting price of around € 419 and finally the version standard toapproximately € 669, more than € 400 in more than one Android Wear smartwatch.

All versions will feature a mixed control system including touch screen and a digital crown reminiscent of normal watches and a magnetic system for charging and for replacing the strap. The battery life is expected to be between11 and 18 hours (value stated by Apple):