The fast approaching release date of the Apple smartwatch has brought talk of smartwatches to the forefront. Whether you are a seasoned smartwatch wearer or just finding your interest peaked, everyone wants to know how the Apple watch is going to stack up?
Tom's Guide: Tech for Real Life shows how some of the best smartwatches compare. According to them, the Pebble takes top spot because "the original Pebble remains our favorite option, thanks to its low $99 price, large selection of apps and watch faces, and compatibility with both iOS and Android phones." The Pebble also has the best battery life lasting around 7 days for one charge.
Apple's smartwatch is available for pre-order on April 10 and available for purchase on April 24. It is anticipated to start at $349 and goes up to $10,000 for the solid gold watch. You are able to customize the watch face, which keeps time within 50 milliseconds, runs its own apps, connects with iPhones and is able to stand on its own as a fashion piece. Apple designed the watch to help you keep in touch with fun, spontaneous ways by sending a text, sketch or even your heartbeat. The fitness tracker learns your fitness level and is able to track and encourage more movement. CNET's Scott Stein said "On my wrist, like before, the watch felt good: not too heavy, sleek, and a comfy band fit. You interact via tapping, swiping, and using the two side buttons: one's a sleek small button, the other's the Digital Crown, which is a button plus a scrolling wheel." The Apple Watch is not out yet, but the expected battery life is only 18 hours, which seems to be a major drawback.
If you are looking for a watch that looks a little less tech but that is still able to deliver you will want to check out the Moto 360.
Fitness trackers are also getting into the smartwatch scene. With a variety of prices and features these trackers start to fall in a category of their own, despite appearance and features becoming more like smartwatches. You can see the best fitness trackers rated by Tom's Guide.
Whether you are making that first smartwatch purchase or upgrading, let us know what you love or hate about your smartwatch.