Apple has set up its brand reputation as the brand of the elites and one of the most trusted brands in the market. And every year Apple has put efforts in every of it product release to ensure that the product tops every benchmark set up by the spectators.
The second generation of the Apple watch too did not deviate from the standards. Released alongside the Apple iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple’s new smart watch was an Apple fan boy’s dream come true. A 38.6 x 33. 3 mm OLED Retina display screen packed beautifully inside a metal frame. This Prince Charming as Apple said was the most advanced Apple watch ever made. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and everything nicer brewed inside it to make this jaw dropping a piece of equipment.
But what makes it worth hopping over? The simple answer to that being “the price factor.” Costing a whopping 35,000, the watch can dig a huge hole in your pocket, especially if you want it for your iPhone 7 plus.
If you’re looking to expand your armoury and are not after a fancy band with an Apple brand. Then look no further.
10 Best Apple Watch Alternatives
1. SONY Smartwatch 3
Survival for the Apple Watch has gotten a bit harsh with the Android section of watches entering the iOS arena. An IP68 certified smart looking device that fits in every attire you choose to be in.
Running on Android OS and a quad core 1.2 Ghz A7 processor, the device is faster than it’s predecessor by a huge time. The standard style mods let you change to vibrant straps and make it look new every day. What makes it a worth to choose over an Apple is its price, 16000 INR and a battery life that’s double of what Apple offers.
2. Microsoft Band 2
Microsoft sure thing has made up its mind to trash Apple in every sphere possible. The Microsoft Band 2 priced almost the same as the Apple Watch shamed the Apple empire.
The Microsoft Band 2 doesn’t look like an ordinary watch that you wear day in and out. Rather Microsoft took the game to the next level by designing a futuristic band packed with Cortana(Microsoft personal assistant), AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and a stunning hardware. The Microsoft Band 2 leaves no aspect of your daily chores untouched and is equipped with all the sensors that make it worth every penny you put on this watch.
3. Asus Zen Watch 3
This Chinese company has set up has earned its respect by battling its way up the charts in the sphere of computing and mobiles. The ASUS Zen watch too steals its viewer’s heart by its simple yet realistic looks.
Placed in a price bracket of 19000 INR, a 287 PPI 1.39” screen the watch is an example of purity and perfection. The watch is bundled by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and has the revolutionary HyperChage technology which can take the watch from 0-60 in just 15 mins. Built-in microphone, a vibrant screen, Bluetooth V4. 1 everything without compromising the style is what makes this device, a privilege to own.
4. LG watch urbane 2
An OLED screen, 4 GB memory, stainless steel body and a 2 Day battery life. It might make you think that I am talking about some mid ranged premium cell phone.But there’s where you went wrong.
Life’s Good when you have the all mighty LG watch urbane 2. The device is designed to look like an ordinary watch but is packed with power inside it. The device boasts to be some of the only Android wear that can enable phone calling without you using the phone. It can also be used as a music player, supports wrist gestures, remote shutter and calling.
All in all the device is a mini mobile phone attached to your wrist. Although the official site says only for Android devices, the LG watch can be used by 3rd party software, and it performs decently well on it too.
5. Tag Heuer Connected
Tag Heuer Connected is a Swiss product priced at INR 100614 and is made for people in love with luxury watches. This is the most particular Android Wear smartwatch one could find in today’s market.
The Tag Heuer Connected is the most lightweight smartwatch with a stylish design and an LCD. It has a 1.6 GHz processor, is water resistant, has 1 GB RAM and a 410 mAh battery, which is better than all the smartwatches you would find on the list.
Its other commendable features include iPhone compatibility, emoji messaging, 4 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and Wi-Fi. Thus, if you want both qualities and looks then, the Tag Heuer Connected is definitely what you should prefer.
6. Pebble Time Steel
If you want a smartwatch with features similar to Apple smartwatches but, at a much lower price then, Pebble Time Steel is all you had been looking for.
As the name suggests, the smartwatch has a steel body and is surrounded by gorilla glass which makes it all the more durable. They have an LCD screen and an extended battery life which is expected to last for up to 10 days. The feature which makes Pebble Time Steel the best is that it works with both iOS and Android smartphones which your Apple smartwatch can never do.
7. Moto 360 Second Gen
Tired of the same old smartwatches which look too mainstream? If yes is your answer then, Moto 360 2nd Gen is what comes to the rescue.
Its improved design gives you an exclusive look. It has a metallic body and an LCD screen protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass. Due to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 512 MB RAM, you will never have to worry about its performance.
It is water resistant and comprises a battery of 400 mAh capacity. The unique feature about Moto 360 2nd Gen is that it is available in two different sizes; the standard size and a size smaller than that. Hence, if class and fitness are all you want, you need not think twice before getting a Moto 360 2nd Gen.
8. FitBit Blaze
While companies were trying to set up their feet in every field, FitBit apart from the mob chose its path. The Fitbit Blaze is available in the market starting from a price of RS 22000. It is designed more by keeping the operating section in mind rather than the ones keeping at home. The rubbery texture and all vessel provide the with a firm grip on your hand even in the sweatiest situation of your workout.
Added to it the Fitbit’s dedicated app is highly optimised to monitor your daily activity and prepare a professionalised chart of the calories burned, heart rate, meters ran, etc. Fitbit also supports notifications for the stock iOS apps which many of the devices can’t. All in all the Fitbit blaze is a must have for the fitness freaks around the world.
9. Misfit Vapor
Are you in search of an attractive smartwatch while keeping its essential features intact? Then, your search ends here, and the Misfit Vapor is just perfect to fulfil these requirements of yours.
The Misfit Vapor with a round dial unlike other smartwatches which are usually square or rectangular comes with a large AMOLED display. Regarding the software, it is quite surprising that unlike other smartwatch producers, Misfit Vapor would have its software. This, in turn, adds up to its features which include heart rate sensing, GPS, and Bluetooth. It also has sports an internal memory of 4GB which can be used to store music. Leaving all this aside, its most remarkable feature is its 400 mAh battery and a price which is definitely under your budget.
This, in turn, adds up to its features which include heart rate sensing, GPS, and Bluetooth. It also has sports an internal memory of 4GB which can be used to store music. Leaving all this aside, its most remarkable feature is its 400 mAh battery and a price which is definitely under your budget.
10. Tic Watch 2
Tic Watch 2, the name sounds quite unfamiliar, doesn’t it? But, all good things do not need to be famous. Tip watch is the production of a Chinese company which had started its production not much time ago.
With its classic look and a user-friendly approach, Tic Watch 2 is one of the best smartwatches you can find on the market. It has an OLED display, an impress 300 mAh battery, and most importantly, it is splash-proof.
It operates on both iOS as well as Android smartphones though its functioning is smoother in iOS devices. The greatest advantage of the Tic Watch 2 is its cost factor which is lesser than all the other smartwatches you could ever find.