Smart Watch Comparisons

Araqich Tips SmartWatches 2015

Smartwatches have been becoming even more popular in the past year. Smartwatches are easy to customize from different watch-faces to colorful watch bands. Smartwatches allow the wearer to receive notifications from their devices (such as texts, emails, weather updates). Smartwatches connect to the main device (usually a smart phone) via Bluetooth. Android wear watches are compatible with Android devices (ex: Samsung Note 4) and ios devices (ex: Apple iPhone). Some features are not available on the iPhone when using the smart watch compared to Android. The Apple Watch is the most known smartwatch, but after you read up on other watches will think twice about that (and it’s not cross-platform compatible).

Smart Watches are great for:

 

Quick Comparison of Moto 360 V2 (Updated Version)

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Apple Watch:

Moto 360 V1- Current Price $99  

Moto 360 V2 $299.99 http://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-360

Android Wear Moto 360 close up

Purchase Link: https://store.google.com/product/moto_360

Color/Band Options

  • Dark Stainless Steel Case with black Horween® leather band
  • Silver Stainless Steel Case with Stone Horween® leather band

Bands can be swapped out easily and many 22mm straps can be found for purchase online 

Operating System

  •  Android Wear

Compatibility 

  • Android Phones Running 4.3 or higher
  • iPhone – iOS 8.3 or higher

Android Wear App Required– (Apple App Store Link) (Google Play Store)

Display

  • Display
  • 1.56” 320 x 290, 205 ppi
  • Backlit LCD IPS
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Watch Case Dimensions

  • 46 mm diameter x 11.5 mm high

Weight

  • 60 g (without strap)

Battery

  • 320 mAh
  • All day (mixed use)
  • Wireless charging with charging dock included

Processor

  • TI OMAP™ 3

Memory

4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM

Connectivity 

  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi (Yes! A Watch that has wifi, this is the future)

Sensors

  • Pedometer (9-axis sensor)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Optical heart rate monitor (PPG)

Water Resistance

  • IP67

Other Features 

  • Single physical button
  • Vibration motor
  • Dual microphones

Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo II – $199.99

Purchase Link: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearable-tech/SM-R3810ZKAXAR

Color

  • Charcoal Black
 OS
  • Tizen

Compatible Devices

(Not Compatible With all Android devices)

  • Galaxy S 5
  • Galaxy S 4
  • Galaxy S III
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note II

Battery

  • Li-ion 300mAh

Memory

  • 512MB RAM + 4GB Internal

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 4.0

Processor

  • Dual-core

Display

  • Main Display Resolution: 320 x 320 Pixel
  • Main Display Size: 1.63″

Audio

  • Audio Format : MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
  • Audio Codec : MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+

Features

  • IR Remote Control
  • S Voice™ Functions

Pebble Smartwatch – Prices Vary

Several Options

  • Pebble Classic- $69.99
  • Pebble Steel- $149.99
  • Pebble Time- $149.99
  • Pebble Time Steel- $249.99
  • Pebble Time Round 20mm- $199.99
  • Pebble Time Round 14mm- $199.99

Compatibility 

  • iphone 4s and above, running iOS 8 and above.
  • Android devices running 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above.

 

Credit:

“SmartWatches 2015 | Araqich.” Araqich. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2015. <https://www.araqich.com/blog/smartwatches-2015/>.

“Ambitious Moto 360 Watch Confirmed to Feature Secret Charging Method.”TechRadar. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2016. <http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/ambitious-moto-360-smartwatch-confirmed-to-feature-secret-charging-method-1235363>.

“Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo Announced.” Phandroid. N.p., 22 Feb. 2014. Web. 06 Jan. 2016. <http://phandroid.com/2014/02/23/samsung-galaxy-gear-2-neo-info/>.

Video Link — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGANDAVF-w

 

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