Recently in December 2018, Apple Watch has saved Ed Dentel’s life’s the Apple watch alert him about his abnormal heart rhythm and that it’s a medical emergency and he was able to seek medical emergency treatment which saved Ed’s life who is a father, a husband.
The Best Wearable For 2019
The Amazfit Bip is a complete fitness smartwatch that’s a remarkable bargain. It has an always-on display, weeks-long battery life, plus extras like heart rate, GPS and water resistance. Works with Android and iOS. Gets notifications.
Plastic design and limited watch faces aren’t as flashy as premium smartwatches. The Mi-Fit app isn’t as refined as Fitbit for fitness or health tracking. No installable apps. Onboard features like stopwatch/timer can’t run in the background. The Amazfit Bip is affordable, has a fantastic battery life, and is the best low-key casual smartwatch around. It’s a fine replacement for your old-school Pebble, minus the apps.
4. Apple Watch Series 3
Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular connection works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages. Music now syncs more easily. Improvements in fitness tracking and added watch faces. Adds barometer to GPS and swim proofing. Same overall size as last year’s watch.
Battery life takes a major hit when making calls or during GPS workouts. 42mm cellular model is expensive, and that’s before monthly wireless service and Apple Music fees. Still requires an iPhone to set up and pair with. A new Watch is expected later this year. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best overall smartwatch you can buy, but battery limitations and add-on fees keep it from being a must-have upgrade. Apple with likely release an upgrade later this year.
3. Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch has an arguably superior design to Apple’s Watch Series 4. Battery life is good, it’s fully waterproof and you can get hundreds of watch faces for it. Samsung has improved its software and enhanced its fitness tracking. Spotify premium users can load Spotify playlists on the watch. And it works with iPhones and Android phones.
The Bixby voice-assistant could be better. Samsung has quashed some bugs but not all. To achieve Samsung’s battery life numbers, you have to institute battery-saving measures. The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a great looking smartwatch that beats the Apple Watch on battery life and its wide variety of custom watch faces.
2. Fitbit Versa
The Fitbit Versa is a compact, lightweight smartwatch and fitness tracker with an improved interface for easier fitness stat readouts. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters and works with iOS and Android. Many of the apps and watch faces are useful and fun. Multiday battery life beats the Apple Watch.
Its battery life falls short of other Fitbit fitness trackers. The apps and watch faces aren’t always easy to load. Music transfer to the watch is complicated and limited. There’s no onboard GPS and the charger is bulky. Tap-to-pay model costs a bit more in the US. The Fitbit Versa is the best fusion of smartwatch and general fitness tracker under $200 if you can live with its limitations.
1. Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 offers a larger, crisp display that shows more with less bezel, super fast speed and a louder speaker. It adds high and low heart-rate detection, fall detection with SOS trigger and an FDA-cleared ECG app for more detailed heart readings.
Starting prices are higher than last year. Battery life still won’t last past two days. Watch face options are still very limited in choice and function. It only works with iPhones. The Apple Watch Series 4 is the fastest, most connected and best overall smartwatch around, but its battery life and watch face options often fall short of the competition.