Best Smart Watches to Buy for Christmas Gift

Author:Jake | TIME:December 15,2017

Smart watches, or smartwatches are portable device that can be worn on the wrist, just like traditional watches. What makes smart watches different and smart is that they have touchscreens, support apps, and often record heart rate and other vital signs, which is much like smartphones.


There are many smart watches in the market, among which are the Apple Watch and Samsung smart watch. A smart watch can offer you a lot of amazing features and makes you feel like wearing a mini computer on your wrist. If you are looking to buy a smart watch for yourself or as a Christmas gift, here are our selections of best options. Take a look at these cost-effective smartwatches below.


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Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

1.jpgThis Samsung smart watch has been improved from its previous version and equipped with many new features. At a price of $165, this smart watch is worth buying.


· Health function on the successor to the Samsung Gear has been updated. A new activity log to record your daily activity patterns while monitoring your heart rate. 

· Let facilitate maximum use Samsung Gear S2 is equipped with a complete wireless technology: 3G/4G network, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

· This Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch also supports wireless charging.

· Excess awesome as the NFC technology in this smart clock to make payments in the future becomes easier. so you just need to paste Gear S2 to the NFC reader to pay off your payments. In addition, there is also a smart key function for user access and control a lot of personal items, ranging from cars to home appliances, through his watch.

· Quick navigation with the swipe to the left and right

· Navigation of the two buttons on the right


· Not equipped with speaker

· No support for applications such as on other Android devices, because it uses the OS tizen





Fitbit Blaze Fitness Smart Watch

2.jpgFitbit Blaze has a 3-axis accelerometer, gyro sensor and an altimeter to track elevation, which makes it one of the best smart watches.



· Activity tracking: This smart watch automatically tracks steps, calories, floors climbed, active time. Once you choose a specific activity from the list and hit start or just exercise, the SmartTrack feature will recognize your activities.

· Sleep tracking: This tracking activity can be done automatically and accurately.

· Heart rate monitor: The built-in optical heart rate sensor can deliver resting HR and active time. Data is accurate for moderate activity and steady running.

· Battery life: The battery life can last up to 5 days, which is the smae as the Fitbit Charge 2. And it takes only about one hour to full charge from 0%.


· Non-waterproof: Fitbit Blaze is not safe for showering or swimming. Still it’s water resistant up to 1 ATM, which enables it to withstand hand washing or hold up for a run in the rain though.

· Laggy data: Another minus of Fitbit Blaze is handling high intensive activities. When we up the intensity, it struggles to deliver accurate readings instantly.

· No built-in GPS: You’ll need to piggyback on your phone if you want to track runs.





Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch


· Fitbit Pay: Similar to Apple Pay, Android Pay, and even Garmin Pay, the Fitbit Pay allows you to make a payment whenever contactless payment are accepted. It currently supports Visa, Mastercard, and AmEx from major issue banks like HSBC, Capital One, Royal bank of Canada, Bank of America, and a few others.

· Music Storage: This Fitbit Ionic smart watch has a 2.5 GB of internal storage that can hold about 300 songs. Connect with a wireless headphone and you can enjoy the music.

· App Gallery: Fitbit App Gallery is created for as an app platform for 3rd party companies (Starbucks, Flipboard, AccuWeather) to develop apps specifically for Fitbit Ionic.

· Fitbit Coach: Fitbit introduce Fitbit Coach as a new coaching feature on the Ionic smart watch. And it now offers 3 different workout built-ins.

· Water Resistant: Ionic features a water resistance ability that is up to 50m deep under water surface.

· Days Plus Battery Life: Fitbit Ionic battery life is probably one of the best features; as for a typical smartwatch and workout usage, it can get four to five days battery life.


· Non Interactive Notifications: Though Fitbit Ionic shows you notifications like text messages, iMessages, phone calls, Skype, WhatSapp, and some app-specific notifications, it’s not possible for you to interact with these notifications.

· Proprietary Charger: The Fitbit Ionic smart watch is still using its own proprietary charger.




Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch


· Regular fits wrist circumferences 5.39" to 7.68" (137 to 195 mm), GPS smartwatch with a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen

· 24/7 HEART RATE MONITORING - Elevate wrist heart technology gives you heart rate all day and night without an additional strap,Heart rate is not available while swimming

· SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Set any notification from your mobile device to display when paired with a compatible smartphone.Water rating: 5 ATM

15 Built-in sport apps - if you are the one who like sports and being active. This is definitely a feature that you cannot neglect. Run, treadmill, indoor track, bike, bike indoor, walk, walk indoor, floor climb, cardio, yoga, elliptical, stair stepper, row, row indoor are all included on your wrist. Quite amazing if you ask me!


The Garmin Pay Cons: The new payment system could increase the risk of getting your information leak out. Thief and hackers now have double the chance of stealing your information if you provide your credit card or bank information to more than one system.

No music storage built-in: As a fitness watch with a premium price range, This Garmin smartwatch still doesn’t have a music library.



Pebble Time Smartwatch


· Notifications at a glance: calendar events, text and emails, incoming calls, and more.

· Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and weekly insights.

· Water resistant to 30 meters

· Built-In microphone for voice notes and quick replies


· It’s a black and white display that has a less than 10 frames per second refresh rate. Making gaming, high detail watch faces, or pretty much anything that requires a lot of resources, to look good.

· The Pebble may offer a variety of watch faces, but it lacks in the third-party applications department.

It does not support touch screen, which makes it difficult to navigate through the interface and you have to do that with buttons.



Now you should have learned the pros and cons of the smart watches. I hope this will help you in buying any of them as a Christmas gift.

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