Customers who are looking for a good smartwatch to buy should look no further than the five coolest wearables that were just unwrapped at IFA 2015.
Smartwatch fanatics who are already excited to get their hands on any of these five amazing wearable devices should take an up-close look first at what these gadgets tout to offer:
Samsung Gear S2
Samsung seems confident that this new offering will surely make a dent in the highly competitive market.
Sporting a 1.2-inch circular face, the timepiece boasts of Super AMOLED display which has a 360 x 360 resolution. The device claims to have a pixel density of 302 pixels per inch, as Tech Times earlier reported.
What impresses technophiles is its rotating bezel – a feature which is essential in smartwatch navigation.
Power-wise, the timepiece runs on a dual-core, 1 GHz clock. The device houses 4 GB of locker space and comes in 512 GB of RAM.
What’s more, this wearable device touts these amazing features: an ambient light sensor, a barometer, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, as well as heart sensors – which will surely capture the hearts of not only fashionistas, but fitness freaks as well.
Users can use this for two or three days on a single charge.
Both Gear S2 as well as Gear S2 Classic will run even on a non-Samsung Android mobile device – as long as the device should feature a RAM of 1.56 GB and should sport an OS version of 4.4 KitKat or newer.
“We are looking at possibilities to open it up to iOS,” said a Samsung spokesperson on an interview. “Because we opened it up to Android, we are looking at this.”
The company though has yet to specify its price tag.
Moto 360 (2nd generation)
Reportedly priced at $299.99, this smartwatch from Motorola promises to satisfy the cravings of both men and women technophiles.
As stunning as the first-generation smartwatch, this device now features two variants: one for men and the other, for women. The men’s version comes in a 46mm case; while the women’s version has a 42mm case.
This wearable promises to provide wireless charging capability and features one- to two-day battery life.
What’s great with this smartwatch is it promises to work with Android as well as with iPhone.
It’s also ideal for those who always want to be in the know of their heart rate since it houses an optical heart rate monitor.
It also touts to be water-resistant and have Wi-Fi connectivity.
LG Watch Urbane Luxe
Boasting a new 23-karat gold heavy plate, the LG Watch Urbane Luxe is already impressing some of the most exacting customers by tagging itself as the “world’s first luxury Android smartwatch.”
Priced at $1,195, this smartwatch houses these amazing features which make it stunning and luxurious: Authentic Design; Handmade Alligator Strap with Deployant Clasp; 1.3″ Full Circle P-OLED Display; as well as Piano Gloss Presentation Case.
What’s more, these features have already captured the hearts of many: Fitness Integration (it has a built-in heart rate sensor); Draw Emojis (the user can draw and send emojis to IMs, emails or texts); “OK Google” (the user can play a song, search the web, send a text, check the weather by just using his or her voice); and a lot more.
It is also equipped with a powerful 410mAh battery.
At IFA, Huawei unveiled its very first smartwatch to rival those of the other brands – the Huawei Watch.
The company on its website touts the watch to combine classic style as well as smart technology.
This Android Wear watch looks amazing, sporting sapphire crystal glass, stainless steel, as well as leather straps.
“The Huawei Watch is designed to be part of your look, and part of your life. It pairs with any Android phone and it’s also one of the first watches powered by Android Wear to work with iPhone,” reads the product description on its website.
The device promises to offer two- to three-day battery life. Moreover, the wearable is equipped with a high-definition 1.4″ AMOLED Display and comes in fine leather as well as stainless steel straps.
The smartwatch is reportedly sold at $350.
Asus ZenWatch 2
Another wearable device that caught the attention of technophiles at IFA is the ZenWatch 2, Asus’ second smartwatch.
This Android Wear smartwatch features an oblong screen and comes in nine easily changeable straps as well as fashionable colors.
What is great with the ZenWatch 2 is it claims to provide up to four days of battery life.
With this timepiece, one can exchange short messages, drawings, as well as emojis with family and friends through its ZenWatch Message feature.
It also showcases a Wellness manager, which houses a built-in pedometer. It also boasts of activity tracker and progress reports to help the user keep track of his or her fitness goals.
The device is priced at $170 and $190, making it one of the most affordable yet stylish Android Wear smartwatches available.