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Can't wait till 2015 for the Apple Watch? Here are some alternatives

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Apple finally unveiled its first wearable device Apple Watch at on September 9. The device comes in three editions the basic Apple Watch, the luxurious Watch Edition, and Watch Sport. It also has two face sizes 38mm and 42mm. There are three collections, two sizes, and six straps, for a total of 34 variants, unusual for a company not known for variety and choice. Also Read - watchOS 8 announced: You Apple Watch gets lots of new health features and more

Also Read - Apple Watch can soon measure blood pressure, blood glucose and alcohol level: Report

However the Apple Watch does not release till early next year. And if you want a smartwatch right away, there are loads of other options available in the market. Big names like LG, Sony and Samsung have smartwatches which are not only cheaper (Apple Watch starts at $349), but also come laden with features. Also Read - iOS 14.5 update: How to unlock your Apple iPhone with the face mask on

Here’s our list of the top Apple alternatives:

Samsung Gear Live

The Gear Live is Samsung s Android Wear smartwatch. Priced at Rs 15,900 the software is a bit more advanced and easy to handle than Samsung s own Tizen efforts, with Google Now updates (calendar reminders, sports scores and fitness achievements) available on screen. The Gear Live features a 1.63-inch 300 300 pixel Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz processor, 4GB internal storage and a 300mAh battery. It also features a heart rate monitor, as well as water resistance capabilities.

LG G Watch

Sure, the round LG G Watch R looks stunning. But if you prefer the same skills in a rectangular design, then this one is for you. It costs Rs 14,999 and uses Android Wear to deliver the latest Google Now information to your wrist. The LG G Watch has a 1.65-inch 280 280 pixel IPS display, a 1.2GHz processor and 4GB of internal memory. LG says the battery is good enough to last the entire day on a single charge, which is a bit disappointing. The straps on the watch can be replaced.

Pebble Steel

The Kickstarter-funded Pebble Steel is still one of the best smartwatches out there. It connects to an Android or iOS smartphone via Bluetooth, and also offers heaps of apps. Pebble Steel has 144×168 pixels display, but the talking point however is the battery life, which lasts up to one week. The watch has 5ATM water proofing and has a magnetic connector and is priced at Rs 18,000.

Meet Pebble Steel from Pebble Technology on Vimeo.

Pebble Watch

The first smartwatch launched by Pebble can be bought for Rs 13,900. The smartwatch works similar to the Pebble Steel sans the steel material of course. It too has 144×168 pixels display and a battery that can last up to a week.

Meet Pebble: Now at Best Buy from Pebble Technology on Vimeo.

Sony Smartwatch 2

The SmartWatch 2 features a 1.6-inch transflective LCD (220 176 pixels) display, connectivity options like Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC and is compatible with devices running on Android 4.0 and later. The device is charged using a micro-USB port and according to Sony, the battery is good enough for up to four days of usage. In addition to working as a notification device for missed calls, messages and event reminders, Sony says that they have a huge number of apps on the Play Store. These include the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Google+, RSS, Music player and a remote camera shutter among others. The Smartwatch 2 is priced at Rs 14,999.

Samsung Gear 2

Priced at Rs 21,550, the Gear 2 features a 1.63-inch (320 320 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Also included is 4GB of internal storage and a 300mAh battery. The Gear2 also gets a 2-megapixel camera for taking creative-angled photos. It also features a standalone music player as well as an IrLED to control the TV.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

The Gear 2 Neo is cheaper than the Gear 2 costing only Rs 15,450. It has similar features as the Gear 2, boasting a 1.63-inch (320 320 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Also included is 4GB of internal storage and a 300mAh battery. On the photography front, the Gear 2 gets a 2-megapixel camera, while the Gear 2 Neo doesn t.

If you got the patience to wait for a month or two, you will have a few more options to choose from that include:

Samsung Gear S

The Gear S is the latest in a growing line-up of Samsung smartwatches. It runs on Tizen, and features a 2-inch Super AMOLED (360 480 pixels) display. Also featured is 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 300mAh battery that the company claims is good enough to survive two days, and IP67 certification that makes the smartwatch resistant to water and dust. Gear S s biggest draw is the fact it has a SIM card slot, which means you can use it without having to connect it to a smartphone. The device also has an onscreen QWERTY keypad to reply to texts and messages without using your phone. The pricing is not available and will be launched in global markets from October onwardsb

LG G Watch R

The successor to the squarish LG G Watch, the LG G Watch R sports a completely round display. It’s a water-proof gadget and is made of stainless steel. The smartwatch runs on Android Wear and has a single-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon SoC inside, half a gigabyte of RAM, 4GB of internal storage space, and a 410mAh battery. It also comes with an interchangeable strap (the default being a genuine calf leather one) and LG revealed that it will be releasing new ones in the upcoming months. Its circular OLED screen, measures 1.3 inches across. LG has not revealed the price but has hinted that LG G Watch R will reach select markets by the fourth quarter of 2014.

Asus Zenwatch

This stylish smartwatch from Taiwan s Asus was unveiled at IFA in Berlin last week. It uses Google s Android Wear software, and has a heart rate monitor up front which you can press for 15 seconds to get your pulse. The smartwatch includes fitness tracking skills, a 1.63-inch screen with a 320×320 pixels resolution and one day battery life. It even works as a remote viewfinder and shutter for your smartphone, letting you frame and take shots on a paired device. The smartwatch is priced at $199 (Rs 12,000 approximately) making it the cheapest smartwatch in the market so far.

Sony Smartwatch 3

The forthcoming smartwatch will be the first in Sony s portfolio to run on Android Wear. The SmartWatch 3 has a 1.6-inch 320 320 pixel LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 420mAh battery. It comes with IP68 waterproof and dustproof certification. The device also has a built-in microphone, accelerometer, compass, Gyro and GPS sensor. Sony also reckons the battery will last for two days, far better than some of its key Android rivals. The SmartWatch 3 should sell for 229.99 (approximately Rs 18,200), with an additional watchband priced at 24.99 (approximately Rs 2,000) per band.

Motorola Moto 360

The Moto 360 is undoubtedly one of the best looking smartwatches out there with its circular design. Additionally, it’s got the Android Wear for breezy access to all of Google s front-line services. The Moto 360 flaunts a 1.5-inch LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a pixel resolution of (320 290 pixels). The smartwatch is powered by a TI OMAP 3 processor paired with 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage and a 320mAh, which is said to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and it comes loaded with sensors like pedometer, and heart-rate monitor among others. The device costs $249 (Rs 15,100 approximately) and is set to hit Indian markets in October.

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  • Published Date: September 11, 2014 11:59 PM IST



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