Thursday 19 April 2018

Is it time to switch over to a smart watch?

A simple but smart choice

LG Watch Style
LG Watch Style

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The appropriately LG Watch Style, with Android Wear 2.0, is a slick-looking device that looks good on all wrists. Built in collaboration with Google, it's arguably more basic than other smart watches on the market, with no in-built GPS for example and no speaker for answering calls - but the rotating crown makes it a pleasure to use and the operating system is quick.

€319.99; littlewoodsireland.ie

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Gear up with a classic look

For those who like an impressive-looking, bigger style watch, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier certainly delivers on this front. Features include built-in GPS, a heart monitor, activity tracker and water resistance and a rotating bezel guarantees ease of use. It also has a long-lasting battery and IP68 rating for protection against water, dust and dirt.

€419; harveynorman.ie

Bank on the Swiss style

Although it looks like a traditional Swiss design timepiece, the Huawei watch is so much more than that. Compatible with iOS and Android, it comes with health monitoring and call, text message and social media notifications. The face is customisable, with over 40 different watch faces and you can use voice commands to add reminders to Google Notes.

€259; pcworld.ie

Huawei watch
Huawei watch

Apple’s pick of the bunch

Multiple options, from size strap, size, colour and case material, is one of the Apple Watch Series 2's big draws. It's also ideal for anyone active with fitness tacking, a heart rate monitor and water resistance to 50 metres. The display is twice as bright as the Series 1 version and it has built in GPS. Thanks to its dual-core processor, the apps load super quickly.

From €349; apple.com/ie

Apple Watch Series 2
Apple Watch Series 2

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