Best Smartwatches 2018 | Top 3 to Buy in December

Are you looking for a smartwatch in Nigeria but do not know which one to purchase? We have selected the three best smartwatches for you right now.

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Samsung Gear S3

Are you looking for a smartwatch but do not know which one to purchase? We have selected the three best smartwatches for you right now.

The market for smartwatches is increasing, which means we as consumers increasingly have more choice. It is difficult to choose from so many options and that is why we list the top smartwatches on Naijaknowhow for you to make the choice easier.

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1. Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3

To begin with, the Samsung Gear S3 has a nice design. It has two different variants, namely the Frontier variant and the Classic variant. The frontier looks more sporty while the classic variant looks slightly more elegant. Both watches have the same functions.

With the Gear s3 you can do almost anything you can do on your phone at the moment. You can download apps like Spotify, it is possible to listen to music via the watch and you can also call via the smartwatch. The Gear s3 also includes a GPS function that its predecessor does not have.

The watch itself is quite easy to operate. Via the ring on the watch you can easily turn through the main apps. Via the bottom right button, you switch to the app menu and switch easily with the top button back to the main menu. Samsung even claims that the watch can last up to four days depending on usage. But with normal use, you can better start from two days, which is not bad for a smartwatch. The watch runs on Android but iPhone users can also connect to the smartwatch through the app that can be downloaded in the app store.

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As for the prices, Gear S3 Frontier retails at $199.99, Gear S3 Classic retails at $199.99 and the Gear S3 Frontier TUMI Special Edition retails at $299.99.

Here are the Samsung Gear S3 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display1.3 inches Full Color Always On Display
OSTizen
ProcessorExynos7270(Java-W), Dual Core 1.0 GHz
Storage4GB ROM + 768MB RAM
SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light, A-GPS/Glonass
Battery380 mAh Li-Ion battery Stand-by Up to 72 h (3G)
Pricestarts $199.99 (approx. N73,000)

2. Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple has also launched a series of smartwatches on the market. Would you like an Apple watch? Then we suggest Apple watch 4. Apple has focused on health with its smartwatch. It has a heart rate monitor that also warns you when your heart rate is too high or too low.

Not only that, this new smartwatch is also equipped with the ability of Electrocardiography (ECG) to record the electrical activity of the heart using sensors. This feature will notify users if they have heart rate abnormalities. Fall detection is one of the big new additions here and it works thanks to the new, more accurate accelerometer sensors inside the body.

The Apple watch 4 is also waterproof, just like the Samsung Gear s3. The Apple watch can be up to 50 meters deep underwater. The design of the watch is square and looks little like a regular watch.

In addition, the screen is also a touchscreen and is scratch resistant. The battery life is slightly less, with normal use, the battery lasts about 18 hours and you should have to charge it every night. For users who do not have a phone running on the operating system iOS, it is not advisable to purchase this watch, because you can only use the smartwatch if you own an iPhone.

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The Apple Watch Series 4 starts at US $399 or around N145,000 naira for the GPS variant only and starts at US $499 or around N182,000 naira for variants with LTE cellular capabilities.

Here are the Apple Watch Series 4 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
DisplayOLED display (40 and 44mm)
OSWatchOS 5
ProcessorWatch 64-bit SoC
Storage16GB ROM
SensorHRM, ECG
Battery18-hour battery life
Pricestarts $399 (approx. N145,000)

3. Xiaomi Amazfit Verge

Xiaomi Amazfit Verge

The Amazfit Verge has a circular 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the watch’s body is 46g heavy and 12.6mm thick. It’s powered by Huami’s own operating system (no Wear OS, here) that should run just fine with a dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM.

When it comes to features, the Amazfit Verge has just about everything you could ask for — including NFC for mobile payments via AliPay, Built-in GPS, Heart-rate sensor, IP68 waterproofing, Xiao voice assistant and Integration with Mija smart home ecosystem. Even with all that tech crammed inside the Amazfit Verge, when it comes to its battery life, it is still promising and can last around 5-days of battery life on a single charge.

Here are the Amazfit Verge key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display1.34-inch display 300 x 300 px
OSProprietary OS
Processor1.2GHz dual-core processor
Storage4GB ROM + 512MB RAM
Sensor28nm GPS sensor, heart rate monitor
Battery280mAh, Normal Usage for five days; pure watch mode 11.6 days.
Price$115 (approx. N42,000)

For people who exercise a lot and health is important, we recommend the Apple watch 4, provided you are in possession of an iPhone. If you just want a smartwatch that has a lot of functions and looks good, then the Samsung Gear s3 is the right choice. Or do you want a smartwatch that looks most like a standard watch, is not too expensive and you do not mind having fewer functions than the Amazfit Verge is the right choice.

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Do you already have experience with one of these smartwatches? Share your experience in the comment below.

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