Best Smartwatches for iPhone that Don’t Just Tell the Time

Author Alex Zhang 30.4.2020. | 17:36

Do you want to know which smartwatch will best suit your iPhone? Read on to find out the best smartwatches for iPhone that offers seamless functionality.

 

Now watches don’t just tell time, they have gotten smarter! They can flash notifications when you get a text on your phone, track your heart rate and receive a call. These new generation watches are called smartwatches. 

Smartwatches are an excellent companion to your phone. So, in case you are searching for smartwatches for your iPhone you have landed on the right page.

Here is a list of best smartwatches for iPhone that packs smartphone notifications, good battery life, fitness tracking and good software into an attractive design.

 

1. Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 4 is an upgrade to the Apple Watch series 3. This time around the tech giant has upgraded its design and improved its display visibility. This smartwatch proves to be a great fitness tracker with its automatic exercise tracking. 

It also has a new ECG sensor to track a user's heart rate. 

The ECG is linked to your Health app on the iPhone, which can be transferred as a PDF file to give information on rhythm to a physician.  There is also a set of heart rate notifications, including one that checks atrial fibrillation (AF). This means that you will get a pop-up if the watch finds anything faulty with your heart. 

Additionally, the smartwatch accompanies an alert system if your heart rate goes too low or high. If your heart rate spikes or falls for a long enough period (around 10 minutes) the watch will flash a pop up to let you know all is not well. You can write about what was happening at the time you had a panic attack.

 

Pros

  • Great fitness tracker

  • Better screen visibility

  • Lightweight

 Cons

  • Battery life isn’t great

 

Specifications:

  • Dimensions                44 x 38 x 10.7 mm 

  • Weight                      47.8 g 

  • Display Type                LTPO OLED capacitive touchscreen   

  • Display Size                 1.78 inches

  • Internal memory        32GB

  • OS                                 WatchOS 6.0

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

If you are an enthusiastic Twitterati, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the best smartwatch for you. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 brings Twitter support for tweeting, liking and retweeting directly on your wrist. You can watch YouTube videos too, if you don’t mind a small screen. 

The Active 2 handles notifications as well. The notifications are grouped by the app into screens to swipe or scroll through. You can tap on the notification for more information from a particular app. 

The most attractive feature of this smartwatch is its digital rotating bezel.  It allows you to conveniently scroll through lists and navigate screens instead of swiping around the screen which leaves fingerprints.

The Samsung smartwatch has useful fitness features as well. It lets you choose from seven programs for improving endurance or boosting speed. For instance, there is a 40-minute workout program which includes a 5-minute warm-up and cool-down. The watch can also notify you if you are running too fast. 

 

Pros 

  • Two-day battery with light usage

  • Easy-to-read display

  • Automatic workout-tracking

 

Cons

  • Limited apps

 

Specifications:

Dimensions           44 x 44 x 10.9mm

Weight                42g (Stainless Steel, without strap)

                                30g (Aluminum, without strap)

  Display Type        Super AMOLED (360 x 360) 

Display Size           1.4 inches

Internal memory      4GB

OS                           Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0

3.  Amazfit Bip

Huami Amazfit Bip Smart Watch Bluetooth GPS Sport Heart Rate Monitor IP68 Waterproof Call Reminder MiFit APP Alarm Vibration black

   Huami’s Amazfit Bip attracts users with its long lasting battery life. The battery can last a couple of weeks even after constant use. The Amazfit  Bip is known to be a favorite of fitness enthusiasts as it can last on a tough run or miles of cycling. It is also a budget-friendly smartwatch with an attractive design. 

The Bip operates on its proprietary OS in conjunction with the Mi Fit companion app. Mi Fit syncs with the watch taking control of tracking and record keeping and even links to the Apple Health app.  

Amazfit Bip is a great smartwatch for fitness tracking, if you require only basic metrics. It can also track other fitness functions such as sleep cycles, heart rate, weight, BMI, and exercise performed. 

 

Pros

  •         Inexpensive

  •         30-day battery life

  •        Stylish

 

Cons

  • UI not user friendly

  • Cannot respond to notifications

 

Specifications:

Dimensions          34.1 x 39.4 millimeters 

Weight               32g

Display Type          Transflective LCD

Display Size           1.28 inch

Internal memory      <128MB

OS                           Proprietary OS

 

 

4. TicWatch Pro

The TicWatch Pro is one of a kind among smartwatches because it uses dual-screen technology. This means that it combines the functionality of a traditional watch with the benefits of a smartwatch.

This smartwatch boasts some high end specs. It is running the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, which is the most recent version of Qualcomm’s wearables chipset. The watch is fitted with an LCD screen on top of an AMOLED screen. This gives the users choice between brightness and battery life. 

 

The watch can run on AMOLED display for two days while the watch runs on LED display for three days. Incase you want your watch’s battery to last longer,  switch it on to the essential mode. Essential mode activates LED display for improved battery life. 

The TicWatch Pro has a user friendly interface. It will ask you to download the Wear OS app and the Mobvoi app for fitness tracking record exercise data such as your step count and other activity in the fitness section.  

Pros

Premium design

Long battery life 

 

Cons

Lacks accurate tracking

 

Specifications:

Dimensions          45 x 45 x 12.6mm

Weight               222 g

Display Type          AMOLED 

Display Size           1.39 inches

Internal memory      1GB

OS                            Google Wear OS

 

5. Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music 

The VivoActive 3 Music is a smartwatch that specialises in the storage space for music. It also covers data such as distance, pace and heart rate. It can track more detailed metrics such as cadence. Fitted with a bunch of other features it is waterproof and can track indoor swimming.

This smartwatch is fitted with several sensors which makes it truly capable. The sensors include GPS and GLONASS, barometric altimeter, accelerometer and thermometer apart from the wrist heart rate monitor and gyroscope. 

                                                                                           

The watch is highly customizable. From the screen you can shift through a series of different screens called “widgets” – by swiping up and down. Widgets can be added, moved and removed.

The standard widgets are music controls, calendar, phone notifications, rest index, weather, floors climbed, chart of heart rate in the previous 4 hours, last sport activity, weekly active minutes, daily summary, steps for the day among others. 

 

Pros

  • Accurate tracking 

  • Customisation options

  • Great battery life

 

 Cons

  •  Design could be improved 

 

Specifications:

Dimensions          43.1 x 43.1 x 13.6mm

Weight                     39 g

Display Type          Transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Display Size           1.2 inches 

Internal memory      3.6GB 

 

Smartwatches is a great travel buddy. If you find it a hassle to take your smartphone out of the bag every time you get a call or a text, investing in a smartwatch will be a convenient option. You can also have access to different apps and even respond to notifications. Plus some smartwatches allow you to store music offline. They also serve as excellent fitness and health trackers. 

However, if you are looking for some other smartwatches at a great discounted price, you can check it out on Chinavasion.

Author Alex Zhang 30.4.2020. | 17:36
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  1. Brean May 2, 18:17

    That was an excellent post on the smartwatch now i selected the one TicWatch Pro i like its feature.
    Thanks for providing information!

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