Thursday, October 28

The best smartwatches for all users in 2021 (if you move on from the new Apple Watch)


The smartwatch or smart watches they have become one of the most common technological accessories. The high offer and the comfort that they propose for some day-to-day tasks make any lover of technology or average user see these devices with good eyes.

Many companies already have their own smart watch. Apple Watch, Samsung Watch or Samsung Active, Huawei Watch GT… and some others such as Mobvoi or Amazfit that are not so well known within the general public.

We already gave you five tips when choosing a smartwatch. But if you need concrete names and you don’t want to opt for the new Apple model, which has gone up in price again, we recommend some of the best smartwatches with options for different pockets.

1. Amazfit GTS 2: value for money

For around 160 euros (see all offers), We start this list with the Amazfit GTS 2. Although it is an unknown brand, in recent years Amazfit has opened a gap within this market. And the GTS 2 It is a very interesting option, especially considering its price.

The first thing that stands out is its design: very similar to that of the Apple Watch. It is a sphere that, in truth, is a squared aluminum alloy. To the right of this there is a small projection that helps to perform some operations with the smartwatch.

The screen, with a resolution of 348×442, is an AMOLED panel that, for its price, fully complies. It is perfectly visible in sunlight and its automatic brightness allows a bit of battery life. In addition, it has very striking colors.

The autonomy of the GTS 2 is also a great point in its favor: almost a week. A priori, the smartwatch lasts up to seven days of average use and a little less with the GPS on.

Regarding connectivity, the Amazfit smartwatch has GPS, accelerometer and Wi-Fi, but not with the possibility of paying with NFC. Despite this, you can answer calls from the watch, something surprising for its price.

Therefore, the Amazfit GTS 2 is the best option if you are looking for a competent smartwatch without spending a lot. In addition, it is compatible with both Android and iOS.

2. Fitbit Sense: for athletes

Normally, it is the activity bracelets that gadgets Recommended to measure different parameters when doing sports. But Fitbit Sense it is postulated as the great sports smartwatch, thanks to all the parameters it collects, for 300 euros (see all offers).

The general characteristics of the watch are what you would expect from this type of watch. GPS, compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant, speaker and microphone… Regarding the visual: the Sense has a 1.58-inch AMOLED screen and a strap with pressure closure.

But the big bet of the Fitbit Sense is everything that refers to physical parameters. This smartwatch has sensors to measure skin temperature, heart rate … and, as big surprises, an electrocardiogram and an EDA sensor to measure stress.

The EDA sensor – short for electrodermal – uses your sports activity, sensitivity and sleep pattern to measure your stress after a 2-minute analysis. The EKG, meanwhile, is FDA approved and works well, but is informative.

Regarding the sports it has: it ranges from outdoor sports, such as cycling, walking, paddle tennis … to indoor sports, such as weights. Upon completion of these activities, you will generate a detailed report on the exercise.

3. TicWatch Pro 3 GPS: Pure Android

The TicWatch Pro 3 GPS It was one of the big surprises of 2020 and it has become a favorite of Android users. For 300 euros (with various offers), the Mobvoi smartwatch is one of the best options on the market, far from the 400 (and more) euros of Samsung’s high-end ranges.

Despite WearOS being labeled a somewhat clunky operating system, the TicWatch Pro 3 more than makes up for it. Thanks to a Snapdragon 4100 processor, specifically for smart watches, the WearOS of this model works perfectly and has no problem compared to others such as Tizen (Samsung’s smartwatch operating system).

In addition, another of the most interesting points is that it has two screens. An OLED screen that works perfectly in bright situations, and another low-power FSTN screen. The second is on top of the first and its functions are limited to the time, date and battery, in addition to being monochrome. This allows the battery to be drained.

The design is completely different from the two previous options. Closer to a classic wristwatch, the dial is round, 1.4 inches. The strap is made of silicone, although it imitates leather.

Regarding the rest of the characteristics, it has nothing to envy to the smart watches of that price range. GPS, blood oxygen sensor, etc. In addition, it has two options to measure sports activity: ExerciseTic and Google fit.

Four. Huawei Watch gt2 Pro: a watch with luxury finishes

For a price of 300 euros, although with regular drops up to 220 euros, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro it is a great option. Both in terms of finish and possibilities, Huawei’s smartwatch has crept into the best watches of 2020.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro stands out, first of all, for the design and materials. In addition to being light (52 grams), the smartwatch comes with a flexible leather strap along with a rubber strap to change it when doing sports.

In front of many aluminum spheres, the GT 2 Pro is made with titanium and a sapphire lens, all supported by a ceramic base. All this, as a whole, not only gives a very elegant and minimalist result, but it feels very different to the touch from other models of the same price and, above all, much more careful.

In all other respects, the GT 2 Pro also stands out. The autonomy, technical, is 14 days of use, 30 hours of use with the GPS and 24 hours of music playback; It has wireless charging and the 1.39-inch, 454-pixel AMOLED screen, which complies in any situation with any light.

Huawei’s smartwatch also has sensors to measure both blood oxygen and the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. All this to focus on his other strength: sports activity. The GT 2 Pro has 100 sports to review, including both indoor and outdoor activities.

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