A good smartwatch should keep you connected, provide seamless notifications, and add a little something to your wardrobe. When taking a look at the solid options currently available on the market you will want to keep a few key functions in mind.

First and foremost, you’ll need to consider what brand of phone you have. Some smartwatches are made with proprietary software, like the Apple Watch, so they will only work with phones that match the software. The next thing you will want to consider is if you would prefer an emphasis on tech functionality, fashion, or are aiming for a mix of both.

You’ll want a high-quality touch screen that is responsive without too much effort. Having to jab at a touch screen will slow down your use and put a damper on the overall enjoyment of the watch. With the screen in mind you want to consider how the smart watch is navigated. The most popular options available will offer a variety of options including a main button, ancillary buttons, bezels, and dials.

A true smart watch will have cellular capabilities as well which means they should provide notifications for texts, calls, and applications. This also means you will want a reliable and well updated operating system. Your operating system will also determine the keyboard layout options for typing on your smart watch. Approach smart watch options with undisclosed or one-off propriety operation systems with caution. An additional factor to consider is if the watch will require a certain cellular service provider.

For a quick wrap up, here is a list of features to thoroughly vet when checking out your options:

  • Battery Life
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Applications

Some additional features you will want to explore further:

  • Replaceable bands
  • NFC Connectivity
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • GPS
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Water Resistance

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