• Aditya Sharma

Smart Watches – Its Features and Operating System

Smart Watches are one of the favourite accessories of tech-savvy people now days. The use of smart watches has increased by leaps and bounds. There are wide range of smart watches options available in the market such as Samsung, Apple, Fossil, Puma, HP and many more. With the help of a smart watch you can unlock the huge possibilities that are around you such as staying connected with your near and dear ones, organizing life, enhancing health and fitness and many more. Although each smart watch has its unique characteristics.

The generic smart watch too provides you with a plethora of features such as –

. Fitness Tracking

In the today era of fast pacing life everyone needs to squeeze a little bit of physical activity into our sedentary lives. A smart watch makes your job easier by tracking your heart rate as it has barometer and also has a pedometer to track the number of steps taken.

. Notifications

A smart watch can provide you with the notifications of important dates and events. It can also provide you with the notifications that you get on your smartphone.

. Entertainment

If a smart watch is synced with your smartphone, it can also control and manage the apps for your taste of entertainment from your phone.

. GPS Facility

The smart watch has a GPS facility which help you to track your location plus notify you with your location details.

. Display

Most of the smart watches that are available in the market are equipped with either OLED or AMOLED (active matrix organic light emitting diode) display that gives you vivid display and show the pictures, apps and overall the entire screen in better, brighter colours.

. Glass Protectant

If you are someone who is going to wear the smart watch on daily basis and the one that expect it to sustain a rough use, then you have to opt for those screen smart watches that have a fortified glasses like Gorilla Glass. For a fitness enthusiasts who like to swim, hike, go on bike rides etc. you need to have a smart watch that is water resistant.

Major Point You Have To Consider While Buying a Smart Watch

As you all know that majority of smart watches depend on the smartphone you operate. As the majority of the smart watches need to be paired with your smartphone to enable the notifications etc. Smart Watches come with operating system that work both on iOS as well as on Android which are now days known by the name of wearable software. While there are some of smart watches that come with their own independent operating system that supports specific devices only. Hence before buying any smart watch you need to check its operating system in order to ensure its compatibility with your smartphone. Here are some of the best operating systems of smart watches available in the market –

. Wearable OS (Android)

It is a quick, orderly, customizable and easy to use OS. This OS is very similar to Android Operating System of your phone.

. i0S

This operating system is provided by Apple and this operating system has only those apps that gets Apple’s stringent selection process.

. Tizen

This is an operating system which is used by smart watches that are manufactured by Samsung. Apart from smart watches this operating system can also work on smartphones, tablets etc. Tizen has developed its own apps that are made available on all the devices in order to ensure thorough synchronization among various devices.

. Windows 10 OS

This operating system was developed by Microsoft and is used by smart watches that are manufactured by the same brand (like Microsoft band 2). The best feature of this smart watch is that it is compatible with windows, iOS and android powered smartphones.

Some of Best Smart Watches in India

Here are some of the best smart watches that you can buy in India –

. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

This smart watch comes with a dazzling design, vivid display and a bunch of new fitness features. These fitness features help you to track your progress across a wide range of activities. The most innovative feature of this smart watch is that it has precision rotating bezel for app navigation. Some of the major feature of this smart watch are –

OS: Tizen OS

Compatibility OS: Android, iOS

Display: 360*360 OLED

Processor: Exynos 9110

Battery Duration: 2 Days

Charging Method: Wireless

IP Rating: IP68

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

. Apple Watch Series 6

The Apple Watch Series 6 is a multipurpose smart watch that can measure your blood oxygen levels, your heart rate and fitness levels on the “Always-On Retina Display”. This Always-On Retina Display offer you a perfect view, even in the sunlight because of its enhanced brightness level. This smart watch helps you to understand your health on a deeper level as you can evaluate your blood oxygen level with a new sensor and the Blood Oxygen app as it has ECG app that takes your echocardiogram anywhere anytime. Some of the major feature of this smart watch are –

OS: Watch OS 7

Compatibility OS: iOS

Display: 1.78” OLED

Processor: Apple S5

Battery Duration: 1 to 2 Days

Charging Method: Wireless

IP Rating: Water Resistant to 50 m

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

. Huami Amazfit GTS Smart Watch

This smart watch has AMOLED display that can display the content with fantastic clarity. The most innovative feature of this smart watch is that it has Always-On Display mode that ensures easy readability of time and other content. It has 2.5 D curved glass that lower the thickness of this smart watch to 9.4 mm, thereby making this smart watch more slender and delicate. This smart watch comes with 12 sports modes that can support various exercising activities such as- outdoor jogging, walking, cycling, indoor cycling, treadmill exercising, elliptical trainers, swimming in the pool and sea, skiing and also strenuous activities like mountain climbing and hiking. Some of the major feature of this smart watch are –

OS: Amazfit OS

Compatibility OS: Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0

Display: 1.65” AMOLED, 348*442

Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Battery Duration: Up to 2 Weeks

IP Rating: 5 ATM

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE

. Noise Colorfit Pro 2

The smart watch has a square touchscreen dial and has a button on its right side which is used to navigate through the menu. This watch has a heart rate sensor on its back and the electrodes for connecting the charger. The smart watch is capable of tracking various physical activities such as running, biking, brisk walking, jogging, climbing, spinning and many more. This smart watch comes with a complete health tracking package that help you to monitor your heart and pulse rates during all these sporting activities. This smart watch comes with swappable watch straps. Some of the major feature of this smart watch are –

Compatibility OS: Android, iOS

Display: 1.3” LCD

Battery Duration: 10 Days

Charging Method: Wireless

IP Rating: IP 68

Connectivity: Bluetooth

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