Android watches have always made a huge fashion statement. They’re more than your usual smart watch and for those who love to stay connected on the go, an android is a must have. It’s not just a watch, it’s an accessory that’ll make a strong first impression.
But is it just about looks? Not really. If we consider the functionality and practicality of these watches, then these were rather unimpressive. The lack of powerful processors and advanced features with compatibility took the market of android watches towards a decline.
Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS in March 2018 and ever since it has proven to be a game changer for android watches. The best part about Wear OS is that these android watches are compatible with both iOS and android devices.
One of the best android watch brands is Fossil. This one’s Fossil Q Commuter priced at Rs. 12, 995/-
Android Watches Features
After Google announced an improved and upgraded version of Wear OS, it has been getting rave reviews. Some basic features like – a faster processor, easy access to notifications, and Google Assistant has been worked upon.
Although Google announced that it won’t be releasing its own smart watch, but Wear OS is something that’s being loved by people all over the world.
Google Assistant – Google Assistant is like your personal assistant but with the brain of Google. And no when you have an android watch with Wear OS technology you have easy access to Google Assistant in one swipe. Right swipe on your watch screen will bring you to Google Assistant feed to show recent interactions, and help you give proactive advice.
For those who’re always on the go and want updates in just a few clicks, then having an android watch is a big convenience. Right from flight reminders to events, you can trust Google to be your reliable partner at work and leisure.
Condensed notifications – One of the most pleasant upgrades in the new android watches has been that the notification bar is now easily available as a single scrollable panel rather that each one being relegated on its on screen. Easily swipe up from bottom to see all your notifications, and you can also tap on individual messages and quick respond to them from the same screen.
Best Android Watches in India
Some of the bestselling android watches (mid range) in India are –
- Fossil Q Marshal Smartwatch
Main features – activity monitor, android wear, Bluetooth, Google maps enabled, touch screen smart watch, G-sensor, gyroscope, Wi-Fi enabled
Price – Rs. 19, 995/-
That’s the super stylish and trendy Fossil Q Marshal smartwatch
- Michael Kors Bradshaw
Main features – Beautiful rose gold color, activity monitor, Bluetooth, android wear, touch screen, world time, smart watch, water resistant up to 10m.
Price – Rs. 25,995/-
The stunner – Michael Kors Bradsaw Smartwatch
- Emporio Armani Ea Connected
Main features – silver color, activity monitor, android wear, multiple timezone, smart watch, water resistant up to 30m
Price – Rs. 20, 995/-
The evergreen silver metal strap makes it so posh!
- Armani Exchange Connected
Main features – black color, activity monitor, android wear, multiple timezone, smart watch, water resistant up to 50m.
Price – Rs. 13, 495/-
Armani Exchange Connected – a true black beauty!
- Emporio Armani Connected Hybrid Smartwatch
Main features – Black color, activity monitor, android wear, multiple timezone, smart watch, water resistant up to 30m.
Price – Rs. 26, 995/-
Classic and elegant, that’s Emporio Armani Connected Hybrid Smartwatch for you.
- Fossil Q Founder – Rs. 18, 995/-
Comparison with Apple watchOS platform
Whenever we talk about an android watch or smartphone, the ultimate comparison is with Apple. With the old versions, the Wear OS watches were less powerful, lacked fast processors, and a wide range of apps, especially fitness tracking features.
But after the upgrade, the watches have become compatible with both iOS and android devices. But the one limitation that’s still there – the number of apps and fitness features in Apple watchOS platform are way ahead and users get an unmatched experience with Apple smartwatches.
If you’re looking for a good quality smartwatch, then do consider spending money on an android watch. There are plenty of options available in a wide variety, so you’ll not have difficulty in finalizing your style. These android watches look smart and are super useful and functional, making them complete value for money. You can also consider giving them as a gift this festive season.