Buying guide for new smart watches in 2018
By Linky Johnson 2018-10-27 1317 1
But no matter how smart watches are updated, the public does not seem to be able to accept it easily. The so-called smart products themselves are more like smartphone accessories. In particular, there are now some smartphones with built-in pedometers and heart rate sensors, and unless professionals need more accurate personal health data, the basic phone's APP can meet the needs of ordinary users.
Although the development of smartphones has been hindered, it does not mean chicken ribs. When you need a smart device that is closer to your life, you will find that there is no product that is closer to your watch. Its more direct vibration feedback, more accurate body data and more convenient usage scenarios are all beyond the reach of mobile phones. So do you know how to choose a smartwatch? It looks simple, but in fact it is not easy, because there are a lot of similar products in the market, and they are also subdivided into a number of different types. Some of them look similar, but the functions are completely different, so before making a choice, you might as well learn something about them.
The main differences between smartwatches
The current smartwatch market is divided into two main categories.
1.Used for entertainment --- represented by Apple Watch and Huawei Watch
This kind of smart watch has a high daily usage rate and is built with an exclusive watch system, which replaces some functions of mobile phone, such as message pushing, Bluetooth music, mobile payment, customized dial, answering and making phone calls, etc., and also integrates some sports monitoring functions, such as sports detection, heart rate monitoring, GPS navigation, etc. Through the integration of functions, various daily application scenarios can be fully covered.
2. Used for sports --- represented by Garmin and SUUNTO
Such smartwatches, which are made for sports, are mostly for the outdoors and fitness fanatics, and they are built with specialized hardware and sports data that can cover all sports scenes.
The fatal flaws of smart watches in the market
Since the official development of smartwatch started in 2013, it is not too long, so there are still many defects in product positioning and function. At present, the most teased are the following categories: high price, large size, poor battery life, compatibility problem, poor interactive experience, etc. Among them, battery life is the most ridiculed. Therefore, before starting, you can consider whether you can accept the poor experience of daily charging. With that in mind, you'll be able to find the smartwatch that works best for you, without having to leave it to dust for a few days. Keep in mind that smart watch technology is still developing, so it is likely to change a new smart watch in several years like a smartphone. It is unlike a traditional watch, which can take a lifetime.
Three operating systems of mainstream smartwatches in the market
Here are the three main operating systems of smartwatches.Let's look at them together.
1. Watch OS
The exclusive system of Apple Watch designed by Apple inc. It can only be connected to Apple phone. Apple fans may prefer it.
2. Android Wear
Google's system for smart wearable devices, like android on mobile phones, is highly open, and thanks to its openness, its application volume is the most comprehensive in the watch system. The first version of Android Wear was released with only Android phone compatibility. The release of Android Wear 2.0, however, will be fully enabled for apple phones.
3. Manufacturer's homemade system
Under the leadership of Samsung's independent bearing system TIZEN, many aggressive manufacturers have also begun to develop their own independent carrying system, which can match the hardware to the highest degree. But the apps are relatively minimal, so it's important to know if there are any features you need before buying a smartwatch.
A powerful system is the key to the performance of hardware, which depends on whether you can download the app you want. Apple Watch 2 (iWatch2), Huawei Watch 2, Ticwatch 2, MOTOROLA Moto360 2 and Samsung Gear S3 are all smart watches that can download the app independently.
Some tips for choosing a smartwatch
The six tips for new users to choose a suitable smartwatch.
The smartwatch has many features that need to be connected to the phone. If you're an Apple user, the Apple Watch 2 should be your first choice. If you're an android user, most other smartwatches can be considered.
These smartwatch products can be divided into three levels of price.
● Below 1000 yuan: there are not many smart watch products selling within 1000 yuan at present. The recommended ones are TicWatch2 (999 yuan),Huami AMAZFIT smart sports watch (799 yuan), WeLoop hey3s (588 yuan), Honor s1 (699 yuan).
● Below 3,000 yuan: APPLE WATCH 2 38mm (2,988 yuan), Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 (2,799 yuan)
● Above 3,000 yuan: Garmin Forerunner935 (3980), APPLE WATCH 2 42mm (3,188 yuan)
Mainly promoting APPLE WATCH 2 and Huawei WATCH 2(including step memory, heart rate & sleep monitoring, GPS, waterproof, talk, application expansion, etc.).
Mainly promoting Hey3s (30 days), Garmin Forerunner935 (22 hours GPS, 14 days pure watch mode), Huami AMAZFIT smart sport watch (5 days or so), Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 (2 days).
Mainly promoting Garmin Forerunner 235, Ferace 3, TicWatch s
Mainly promoting Moto360 2, Huawei WATCH 2, Apple WATCH 2
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