As much as the year 2015 saw the launch of some of the greatest Android smartphones, we also witnessed a bit of what Android can offer in terms of Android wear. With great smartwatch releases such as the Moto 360 (2nd Gen), the Samsung Gear S2 and the Huawei Watch, what are the Android smartwatches of 2015.
For the Best Overall Features: Moto 360 (2015)
Even though the initial Moto 360 Android Wear smartphone let us down despite all the hype that came before its launch, its second generation Moto 360 successor did not disappoint. The Moto X 360 (2015) came with the much needed improvements its predecessor lacked including benefits from a powerful Android Wear version.
If you are wondering if you still want to purchase an Android Wear, the Moto 360 (2015) is the best option for a comprehensive Android smartwatch.This practical Android Wear smartwatch package combines great performance, plus a ton of customization options with only a few caveats.
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Budget-Friendly: Asus ZenWatch 2
For an Android Wear smartwatch experience at a budget price, then Asus ZenWatch 2 is your best bet. As far as features go, the ZenWatch 2 comes with only a few alterations compared to the original ZenWatch. This gadget comes with more customization options, a quick charging function as well as a Wi-Fi chip that makes it possible to enjoy all that Android Wear has to offer.
For only half the price, Asus ZenWatch 2 will give you a similar experience to that of the Moto 360 (2015). If you are curious about Android Wear smartwatch gadgets but are not sure if its worth the investment, then the ZenWatch 2 is a good place to start.
Based on Design: Huawei Watch
Huawei decided to go a different direction compared to their competitors, by choosing to focus on design then performance. This however, does not mean that the Huawei Watch performance is lacking, although it does come without a light sensor, a few interface issues and its battery life isn’t the best.
Huawei Watch may fall behind on a few things but compensates with its great design.
Based on Sports: Samsung Gear S2
The Samsung Gear S2 is an all-round Android Wear smartwatch. This great looking smartwatch, is combined with an exceptional build design quality as well as an intuitive operating system. The OS also happens to be its downside, this is because instead of a pure Android software, the smartwatch device runs on Samsung’s very own Tizen based software system. This means lack of a true Android Wear experience, due to the fact that the Gear S2 isn’t really an Android Wear device and Tizen apps come with a number of limitations compared to the Android Wear variety.
Gear S2 is great option for a sports smartwatch, thanks to its smaller body, access to Samsung’s S-Health app, this combination makes fitness a fun and easy experience.
Based on battery life: Pebble Time Steel
With an extremely lightweight software and apps, Pebble Time Steel doesn’t feature the very best of specifications. This device is a bit a pricey compared to what it has to offer. However, some of its noteworthy features include water and dust resistance, along with up to 10 days of battery power.
Its battery power gives it advantage over other Android smartwatches which offer better performance.
Which one of these Android Wear smartwatches stood out for you? Let us know in the comments.
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