So, what is the best smartwatch for iPhone users? Many people assume that the Apple Watch is the best match for an iPhone, but that isn’t always the case. We look at some of the best to smartwatches to team with your Apple hardware.
What is a smartwatch?
In simple terms, a smartwatch is a watch that has many extra features and incorporates technology with telling the time. Common features of smartwatches include receiving notifications, being able to answer calls, read and send text messages and listen to music.
Apple Watch Series 6
If you already have an iPhone then you’ll know how easy Apple products are to use. The Apple Watch and iPhone are great companions because they have been designed to work together.
The Apple Watch Series 6 comes with an abundance of features:
- Sending and receiving text messages and emails
- Making calls Streaming music
- Excellent health tracking
- Fall detection
- Blood oxygen measuring (VO2 max)
- Always-on altimeter
- Always-on screen
And a whole lot more in a sleek and fast device.
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch Series SE does everything the Series 3 does, and then some!
Also you can enjoy features like enjoy an accurate accelerometer and altimeter, noise monitoring, fall detection and advanced emergency SOS features.
More, the always-on retina display means you can see your watch display at any time, without having to tap or move your wrist.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Samsung is a potent rival of Apple, as this Galaxy Watch Active 2 proves.
The features on offer on this device are similar to that of the Apple Watch but the look is very different. The round watch face gives a more traditional watch appearance but it is robust and comes with all the necessary software to effectively track your exercise and keep you active.
The rotating dial makes scrolling through apps easy and comfortable, but a major downside of this watch is that it only comes with 4GB of storage. This will be enough to hold songs for your playlists but it doesn’t give you a lot of scope for adding apps and utilising the software to its full capability.
Fossil is a well-known brand and the company has been designing watches for over 30 years. This model is great for people who want a watch to help them out with their fitness regime.
The lightweight design is perfect for wearing to the gym, for a swim or playing sports, and the sporty strap is an excellent choice for the sports-minded target audience.
TicWatch Pro 2020
This tough and durable smartwatch is another excellent fitness companion.
The Wear OS by Google provides a lot of features to the watch including Spotify, Messenger, Google Play, Google Pay, and many more. It has a very sleek design and dual-screen technology which means there is one screen on top of another with tech ensuring you only see one at a time.
It also features an ‘essential’ mode to keep your battery usage down. This may be a newer brand to the market but it’s certainly one to look out for.
Also it offers 1GB memory, 24 hour heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking and an IP68 waterproof rating (which essentially means dust-proof).
Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit dominated the health and fitness market until Apple and Samsung came along, forcing the company to up its game.
The brand rose to the challenge and this Versa 3 is an excellent alternative to an Apple Watch. Better still, it’s much more affordable than its counterparts and comes with a range of features including heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring and of course the fitness tracking that the brand is famous for.
It also comes complete with Spotify, Alexa and Google Assistant. It pairs perfectly with the iPhone and is water-resistant to 50m so you can exercise wherever you like.
When it comes to finding the right smartwatch for your iPhone it is logical to pair it with the Apple Watch, particularly as no other smartwatch comes with as many features. But with Apple’s high price tags, it’s good to know that there are cheaper alternatives that will work effectively with your iPhone.
You just need to decide what your requirements are to know which is the perfect Smartwatch for iPhone. Plus, what your budget is! But many on this list would be a great addition to your wrist.
Last Updated on June 3, 2021
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