How to pick a good Smartwatch
If you are thinking about getting a smartwatch you might have already noticed the huge amount of options available out there – each very different from each other. Do you go with a big brand or do you pick by functionality? To make it easy for you here are a few things that you should be aware of before buying a smartwatch as all is not what it seems...
You don’t want to be running out of battery before the end of the day so this is a huge consideration. Lots of smartwatches actually have a very small battery capacity so if you are going to be listening to music and tracking your fitness you should make sure that you have a decent size battery. For example, the average Avrri Smartwatch battery is pretty good compared at 290mAh whereas the top tier Krome smartwatch is almost double that at 350mAh. A 350mAh battery will give you 168 hours on Bluetooth connection standby and 3 hours in talk time, so the Avrri watch is only marginally less than that for a way smaller price.
Now, this is often what it all comes down to – how well does it look on your wrist. A smartwatch might have all the coolest features but if it looks like something you would rather keep hidden then it just won’t do. There are some good looking designs out there, depending on what style you want. We love the circle faced watches as they look regal but not in your face. In fact, you can barely tell they are smartwatches.
Syncing with your phone
Make sure that the smartwatch you want is compatible with your phone as some smartwatches are either for iPhones or Android phones which is annoying if you want to get a new phone in 6 months’ time. There are however lots of smartwatches that sync with both types of the smartphone so these are a better idea.
Pretty much all smartwatches will sync with your phone but this is done over Bluetooth which means your smartphone has to be within a very close distance. You can’t for example play music from your smartphone via Bluetooth while you are at the gym and your phone is in a locker. Some watches sync with your smartphone but are also standalone phones so you can actually insert your SIM card inside.
Fitness bands a really useful but let’s face it, most of them don’t look as good as a smartwatch. Luckily there are a few cool looking models that are smart and keep you fit. The Avrri Lite for example, has a heart rate monitor, pedometer, temperature reading, ECG Analysis, sleep monitor – it even has tons of fitness modes. More importantly, it oozes style with it's slick design.
So you might have found the smartwatch you want but some are hugely expensive and often you are paying for the name rather than a decent spec which leaves you wondering if it really is the best deal. Before looking for smartwatches have a think about how much you actually want to spend as there are many good options available outside the well-known brands. You can still get loads of great functions (actually way better) and pay less. After weighing up all the pros and cons we recommend this smartwatch as it has a good battery life, a lot of features, it looks amazing, it’s available in two styles and it tops many of the fitness trackers out there, best of all its easily affordable.