Smartwatches or online watches are intelligent devices worn on one's wrist. The evolution of these gadgets may not be as fast as smartphones, but their popularity is gaining speed due to the various features they offer in a compact design. If you are in the market looking for the best smartwatch for your needs but not sure how to pick one, you are in the right place. Let's take a closer look at the most crucial factors that you should be aware of before purchasing your smartwatch:
TFT LCD vs AMOLED Display
Most smartwatches come with a colorful AMOLED or LCD screen display to let you enjoy your apps, photos, and other content in more vibrant colors and tend to be brighter. The trade-off with such devices is less battery life, though smartwatch manufacturers are working hard to increase the devices' efficiency. Some smartwatches can last for several weeks, if not a whole month, but you'll want to opt for a fitness band or the latest online watch with a smaller display if battery life is your priority.
Premium smartwatches come equipped with crisp OLED displays instead of TFT-LCDs to offer slimmer designs and better display quality. In 2013, Samsung was the first brand that created the first-ever OLED smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear.
The smartwatch market is maturing fast, and some online watches now offer hundreds or even thousands of apps. Google's Android-based Wear OS also extends thousands of apps specifically optimized for its platform. Some online watch even lets you install the apps on them directly instead of going through your mobile phone first.
Google's Wear OS is compatible with a massive range of apps for different purposes and needs, such as fitness, mapping, social interactions, intelligent notifications, voice calls, music, camera control, and more.
Popular smartwatches will offer a choice of straps or at least the possibility to swap them out for a third-party option. This replaceable strap option is helpful when your smartwatch strap gets damaged or you intend to personalize the look of your online watch.
Be aware that comfort matters a lot, as does the ease with which you can wrap the watch to your wrist. It would be best if you stayed away from cumbersome clasps that need too much force to open and close. Fortunately, most new smartwatches rely on standard buckles.
As the demand for fitness features grows among buyers, smartwatch manufacturers return to the design board to offer superior activity-monitoring functions. Some smartwatches may rely on your mobile phone for activity tracking, but most of the latest popular smartwatches house a built-in pedometer for step tracking or step counting.
Suppose budget is not an issue and you need a device for fitness goals. In that case, you may want to consider fitness trackers from the house of Garmin or Fitbit because of their superior quality sensors and a massive range of health-related features, especially for females, such as the capability to log periods and record symptoms.
Opt for a smartwatch with a built-in heart rate monitor, GPS, Spo2 sensor, stress, and sleep monitor even if your budget is limited.
Mobile payments and Calling feature
If you wish to receive calls from your wrist, then you can opt for a good quality smartwatch with an in-built microphone to let you receive calls over Bluetooth. On the other hand, if you wish to make calls directly from your wrist, you need to wait to let this technology get cheaper. At present, this feature only comes in premium flagship devices.
Many premium smartwatches also come packed with NFC chips inside so that you can use them to pay for products, even without a phone nearby. For instance, Wear OS smartwatches that support Google Pay and Samsung online watches that offer their mobile-payment system, Samsung Pay, are also gaining popularity.
The efficient way of purchasing your Favourite Smartwatch
You can now buy the latest smartwatches using your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network card, as it comes with a pre-approved credit limit of up to INR.4 lakh. You can also use your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network card for shopping at 1.2 Lakh+ offline and online vendors spread across 2900+ cities all over India for any electronic and non-electronic items. Just pick your convenient EMI plan and move one step closer to achieving your fitness goals with your latest smartwatch.