The demand for smartwatches is growing year on year. Big name brands worldwide are introducing their latest devices to the market, and competition is becoming intense as every manufacturer is working flat out to have the latest tech on their products.
If you’re buying a smartwatch in 2020 you’re going to need to know which smartwatches are the ones you should be watching, so here is a rundown of the brands and models which are set to dominate this competitive market next year.
Is The Apple Watch The Best Smartwatch?
When many people think about smartwatches, the first one that springs to mind is the Apple Watch. Arguably, this brand is synonymous with the word “smartwatch”, and currently the Apple Watch Series remains the top-selling brand worldwide. At the present time there are four versions of the Apple watch which have already been released, and it’s likely that the next-generation Series 5 watch will be released at some point in 2020.
The Series 5 is set to include the app store for the first time as well as a range of cutting-edge features and different watch faces. There are rumours that the screen will have a new shape and that there will be impressive new fitness features such as face metrics. Even better, the new Apple Watch is said to feature a larger battery as well as an inverse system for sleep tracking – both of these could help cement Apple’s place at the top of the market leaderboard for another year.
How Does The Samsung Galaxy Watch Compare With The Apple Watch?
The previous Samsung Galaxy watch was released in 2018, but rumour has it that 2020 will see the arrival of a new and upgraded version. At the moment there have been very few leaks about what can be expected from the new model, however it’s likely that there will be some significant improvements over the original.
Since the 2018 version was quite bulky, it’s probable that the new version will have a slimmer design. It’s also possible that the OS will be improved along with the assistant, which will hopefully be brought up to a level comparable with Apple’s Siri. It’s also likely that the battery supplied with the new Galaxy watch will be bigger and more powerful, but all this will come a hefty price tag.
Will The Garmin Fenix 6 Be Worth The Cost?
Famous for its accurate GPS systems, Garmin produces some of the very best fitness tracking equipment available. Garmin smartwatches are perfect for anyone who lives an active lifestyle thanks to very effective sports and activity tracking. Garmin’s Fenix smartwatch series has proved to be very popular due to its great features including its preloaded maps and its music storage capacity.
Garmin is likely to introduce its latest model, the Fenix 6, to the market in 2020. Most probably, the new model will have an even more stylish and slim design, and it will almost certainly boast even more impressive features. There are rumours that its GPS will be even better, and that there will be new sensors, ECG functionality, NFC, Easy Payment and the capacity to download music to the device offline.
Can Fitbit’s Latest Smartwatch Compete?
Fitbit is a company which is known only for its fitness trackers and smartwatches. This sets it apart from other brands like Samsung and Apple, which produce a wide range of other tech devices. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that Fitbit’s devices can’t compete in the marketplace.
The Versa was, arguably, the best device from the entire Fitbit range, offering a host of downloadable fitness apps which work well with the many sensors integrated into the watch. 2020 is likely to see a new version of the Fitbit Versa, the Versa 2, which will be an even better and more upgraded version of this device.
Is Google Going To Release A Smartwatch?
Rumours have abounded for years about the release of the Google Pixel Watch, and 2020 looks like it could finally be the year when this device hits the market! As yet, nothing has been confirmed by the manufacturer about its specifications, but it goes without saying that the hardware will be of the highest quality. It may also come with integrated LTE and Wi-Fi, and rumours suggest that it could come with as much as 1 GB of RAM.
Will Microsoft Be Releasing Its Own Smartwatch?
Everyone knows the Microsoft brand, but it’s a name that’s most commonly associated with PCs and laptops. Previously, when the manufacturer tried to move into the mobile device sector it didn’t have much success. Nevertheless, the gossip is that Microsoft is looking to release a smartwatch of its own, powered by the Windows OS. We’re waiting with bated breath to find out whether this will happen, and if so, what can be expected of this exciting and innovative new device.
The current rumours have suggested it could feature a body made from oxynitride aluminium and a square-shaped design. The battery is rumoured to be long-lasting and it may have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Currently, the prototype of this watch is being tested, so it’s very likely that 2020 will see the arrival of Microsoft’s first smartwatch.
These are just some of the smartwatches to keep your eye on in 2020. Whether you’re planning to buy one for yourself or for someone special, one of these innovative new devices is sure to fit the bill.