Best Android Watch Buyer’s Guide (Feb. 2017)

Android watches and Android Wear has been on market for a quite a while now, the first versions didn’t have much features but the upgrade list is pretty impressive for a short time.

What is Android Wear?

Android Wear is a operating system developed by Google. It gives the capabilities to pair with smartphones.
Giving user many features such as music control, Google Maps, sleep tracking, finding your phone or even weather and traffic.
Most of the newest Android Wear watches support GPS tracking and Wifi or Bluetooth support.

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Generation)

There are two types on Moto 360 on the market currently. Moto 360 is definitely one of the best watches available on Android Wear. It supports Wifi, Bluetooth, Heart rate sensor and more. It comes in two different size 42mm and 46mm, there are many options available like Gold, Silver, Black and it has a special design for Womens. Moto 360 family comes with a sporti version of the watch also, having a silicone fixed strap and exercise-friendly material. Moto 360 Sport also has GPS tracking support for tracking user activities.

42mm specs:

Moto 360 2nd gen
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  • Screen: 1.37 inch screen with 360×325 pixels
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Ram: 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 300mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 36h

46mm specs:

  • Screen: 1.56 inch screen with 360×330 pixels
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Ram: 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 48h
Pros Cons
Heart rate monitor No GPS
Ambient light sensor
Great display



WareableScreenProcessorRamStorageBatteryPrice
Motorola Moto 360 46mm (2nd gen)1.56" (360x330)1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7512MB4GB400mAhCheck price
Huawei Watch1.4" (400x400)1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7512MB4GB300mAhCheck price
Sony SmartWatch 31.6" (320x320)1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7512MB4GB420mAhCheck price
Polar M6001.3" (240x240)1.2Ghz Dual-core Cortex A7512MB4GB500mAhCheck price
Fossil Q Marshal Gen 21.5" (360x360)Snapdragon Wear 2100 SOC512MB4GB360mAhCheck price
Fossil Q Founder Gen 21.5" (360x325)Intel Atom1GB4GB400mAhCheck price

Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch
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Huawei Watch announced in 2015 March, having a high-definition 1.4″ amoled display, 1.2Ghz quad-core processor and 4GB storage. There are many different straps for this model, like stainless steel or fine leather. This model also has latest Android Wear operating system supporting Android smartphones and iOS latest versions. This watch also support heart rate monitoring, wifi, baromeeter, vibration motor and latest Bluetooth 4.1 BLE. Huawei Watch has the classic old school watch look with the stainless steel straps.

Huawei Watch specifications

  • Screen: 1.4 inch screen with 400×400 resolution.
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Ram: 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 300mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 48h
Pros Cons
Heart rate monitor No GPS
Brilliant AMOLED screen No ambient light sensor

Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3
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Sony SmartWatch 3 announced in 2014 February also comes with GPS tracking support for your everyday activies, IP68 waterproof, compass, Gyro, ambient light sensors. Supporting voice controls, gesture and touch inputs. Also integrated with Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0
It only weight 45g, making a really light on you hand for everyday ease of use.

Sony Smartwatch 3 specifications

  • Screen: 1.6 inch screen with 320×320 pixels
  • Processor: 1.2Ghz Quad-core Cortex A7
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Ram: 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 420mAh
  • Stand By: Up to 96h
  • Talk time: Up to 48h
Pros Cons
GPS Tracking Not so stylish
Ambient light sensor No wireless charging
420mAh battery

 

Polar M600

Polar M600 Sports
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Polar M600 sports watch is designed for active lifestyle, supporting extra smart coaching for your everyday fitness levels in different areas. Having a capability to monitor your heart rate it also supports and extrnal Polar H7 heart rate monitoring. Supporting many different sport-specific profiles for different activies. Integraded GPS tracking to see your distance, speed and route. Polar M600 is waterproof and suitable also for swimming IPX8. 4GB on-borad music storage. Owning a Dual-core processor may seem slower because others have quad-core processors inside, but ui performs well under pressure. Polar has confirmed for support to latest Android Wear 2.0 when it comes out.

Polar M600 specifications

  • Screen: 1.3 inch screen with 240×240 pixels
  • Processor: MT2601 dual-core processor
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Ram: 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 500mAh
Pros Cons
GPS Tracking Not so good display
Great battery
Water resistance


Fossil Q Marshal

Fossil Q Marshal
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Coming with a traditional watch design and with great performance owning a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100. Battery life on this watch is around 24 hours, suggested to leave it on charging for a night. Qualcomm Snapdragon processor gives it the smoothest and stutter free animations on the device. Display isn’t so good as Moto 360 2nd gen has but the traditional look will compensate this. Fossil Q Marshal is too waiting for Android Wear 2.0 upgrade for smoothest and best experience.

Pros Cons
Great performance Display should be better
Classic look