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Top cost-effective smartwatches in 2018

Smartwatches are the next big thing after the introduction of smartphones in our lives, and at a time, when the watches in themselves were slowly becoming an ‘extinct’ entity. With people becoming health conscious, and also looking for further ways and means to stay connected to the world, the watch manufacturers decided to become smarter too. Not stopping with just a couple of brands to pick from, a competitive business arena set in, with several brands introducing their products into the market.


The problem, therefore, a buyer face today, is to decide upon one single smartwatch that will best suit his budget and also do all those miracles that the product promises. The ranges of products in the market and the impressive features (and some additional ones) are quite overwhelming for a newbie just entering the smartwatch arena. While even a seasonal smart watch buyer would be confused with the array of new entrants in the market, at least they will have an experience of comparing a new smartwatch with what they possess already. Hence, let us list out some possible winners for the smartwatches, which are not only impressive enough but also cost-effective.

Fitbit Versa

One of the oldest players in the market, the Fitbit smartwatches have been launched as a way to keep track of our weight goals and as a companion on the long run in the morning. The watch comes with a 2.5 GB storage space, and a battery life of 3 days. While it may not be able to track you on the GPS, it can very well track your run and also comes with a Fitbit pay for cashless payments. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the Fitbit Versa can be your choice, within the smaller budget range.

Huawei WATCH 2

Huawei has hit a jackpot with this watch. Apart from the fact that it is definitely cost-effective, this watch also comes loaded with features that we love and cannot do with at present. Watch 2 has a GPS fitted to it, an NFS for doing those cashless transactions, receive and make calls, and many more. It looks like any normal watch though and does not have much of a bling if you are looking for one.

LG Watch Urbane

This is a very smart highly stylish watch from LG, with several special features such as environmental biosensors to detect blood pressure, heart rate and so on. You can also listen to music while exercising your muscles. It is at a comparable price range. One drawback is its size. So, if you are looking for a watch to fit in a slim wrist, then this is not for you.

Ticwatch 2

Ticwatch 2 comes with a GPS sensor, music, tracking fitness and several more applications. A little larger in size, the watch is compatible with both Android and iOS.

Samsung Gear Sport

A smart, trendy, sporty watch, with a rotating Bezel, this watch has a 24/7 tracking of the workout, sleep and heart rate. It also comes equipped with GPS system, a music player, call and message notifications, and maps. Another added advantage is the water-resistant quality and a customizable watch face.

There are other options in this range, such as the Misfit vapor, smartwatches from the Mi brand or the Lenovo Hw 01, that comes at a very low price range and can do what the others can, although with a little fewer features. Apple Watches and the Samsung smartwatches are in a class of their own, with futuristic designs and some remarkable features to attract the users.

Again here, we have left out on several other products that are available in the market, in the same range as the above-mentioned products. Picking out a suitable smartwatch can be easier if we can decide upon the:

  • Budget range
  • Features
  • Brand choice, if any
  • Battery life
  • Usage

Smart watches are getting smarter by the minute. Hence, it is essential that we make the choice according to our requirements, and not just go by the bling or the price tag. While it is not always possible to get everything in the budget range, going for a good and a well-established brand can help in after-sales service requirements. At the end of the day, it is how effectively we can use the product that matters the most, and hence, we need to look for a smartwatch that comes with an assurance of good service and repair, whenever and wherever required.

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