Smartwatches are slowly replacing traditional watches. Soon all watches will become smart. As people are becoming health conscious, smartwatches are offering features such as heart rate monitor, sleep monitor and the latest Apple Watch even featured ECG. From Apple to Xiaomi, a whole lot of smartwatches flooded the markets in 2018. So, which ones really made headlines? Here are the 5 best smartwatches of 2018.
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Apple Watch 4
Apple Watch Series 4 was the most talked smartwatch of 2018. The feature that made the watch stand out was the ECG. All you need to do is press your index finger on the crown and in 30 seconds the watch will deliver on of three results: Sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation (AFib) or inconclusive. With a starting price of $399, the watch also features digital crown, Bluetooth 5, gyroscope, fall detect, heart rate monitor, steps count and calories burned.
Huami Amazfit Verge
A fine-looking smartwatch for the fashion-conscious fitness enthusiast, the Amazfit Verge is the perfect combination of style and technology. A new addition to Amazfit’s award-winning lineup of smart wearables, the Verge comes with GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth, Check emails, text messages, the ability make and receive phone calls right from the watch, heart rate monitor, a whopping 5-day batter life and 11 sport modes: running, walking, climbing, tennis, skiing, soccer, cycling, elliptical training, and more. Price: $179.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
Easily download up to 500 songs on your watch, and connect with headphones enabled with Bluetooth® technology (sold separately) for phone-free listening. This stylish watch also comes with built-in GPS, Contactless Payment option and Built-in Sports Apps. Thousands of free watch faces let you personalize your watch. It also has more than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor apps including yoga, running, swimming and more. The VO2 max feature allows you to accurately monitor your fitness level. Other features include: notifications, LiveTrack and automatic uploads. Battery can run for up to 7 days depending on usage.
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Samsung Gear S3
The Gear S3 has the aesthetics of a truly premium watch with advanced features built right into the watch design. The watch may look big on your wrist but right out of the box, you can tell that this is a fine smartwatch. Instead of running on Android it runs on Samsung’s own OS called Tizen. You can make or receive calls right from the watch, text messages. It also features GPS, Bluetooth, Activity tracker and more. Price: $349.
The Fossil Sport is Fossil’s latest smartwatch with the new Snapdragon Wear 3100, which offers better battery life and improved performance. This sleek, sporty smartwatch works on iOS or Android. It also runs Google’s new version of Wear OS. For an affordable price of $255, the Fossil Sport offers heart-rate monitor, GPS, and more.