The IMBOLDN Edit: Smartwatches - IMBOLDN
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Few innovations have had as great an impact on the world as the smart watch. Its advent has brought to life the visions that many had of the 21st century — namely of people talking covertly into their wrists and checking their watches for more than just the time. Indeed, the smart watch has redefined technology in countless ways, providing people with greater convenience than even the smartphone ever did.

But with so many options available, it may be tricky to narrow down your choice to a single model. Should you aim to purchase the obvious, the tried-and-true, the ones everyone knows and loves? Or should you venture off course and add something new and unexpected to your repertoire? Lest you think there are only a handful to consider, keep these exciting varieties in mind if you’ve got smartwatches on the brain.

Tag Heuer Connected

Tag Heuer, a label globally celebrated for its distinctive timepieces, can be trusted to redefine luxury time and again. That’s the case with Connected, their answer to the commonplace smart watch. Using Wear OS by Google™, it’s dramatic, eye-catching, and, yes, a bit pricey. But for the cost, you reap the rewards. It’s striking at a glance, commanding in its presence, with a sleek sapphire crystal screen cover. It also offers phenomenal battery life and benefits like a fitness app to track your workouts, access to Google Assistant, and a heart rate sensor. If you’re a golfer, you’ll love using the Golf app, which you need to pair with the Golf app on your smart phone. You can’t make calls with this watch, but it does provide a reasonable option if you’re committed first and foremost to functional fashion.

Hublot Big Bang E Titanium

Welcome to the smart world, Big Bang e Titanium. A new addition to the Hublot family of Big Bang watches, this masterpiece is a modern representation of classic Swiss watchmaking at its finest. It follows in the footsteps of the first smart model, which debuted in 2018. The Big Bang e marries the art of tradition with the intelligence of innovation. The result is a sharply defined, lightweight, and sturdy smart watch that more than lives up to its steep price tag. Designed for use with Wear OS by Google™, it features a number of useful apps to get you through the day. Use Google Assistant on the go, and tie it to your phone — be it an Apple or an Android — for compatibility on the go. If you seek a smart and savvy timepiece that’s destined to last, this is the answer.

Suunto 7 Graphite Copper

Make a bold and sporty statement with the Suunto 7 Graphite Copper, a dynamic smart watch that’s powered by Wear OS by Google™. It offers the best of all worlds: the high-style elevation you expect of an upscale brand coupled with the irreverence of a timeless accessory. It’s the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece, and is equipped with more than 70 sports modes, free access to outdoor maps, a heart monitor, and a number of Google platforms, including Assistant, Fit, Play, and Pay. For those who seek a more rugged alternative that stands up to everything — thanks in part to its 50 m water resistance — this is a fine addition to more active lifestyles.

Samsung Gear S3 Classic Smart Watch

Did someone say convenience? That’s the name of the game where the Samsung Gear S3 Classic Smart Watch is concerned. It’s a highly stylized watch that captures the spirit of innovation coupled with modern style. It’s also designed to resist any type of damage, be it exposure to moisture or dust, extreme heat or cold, and even accidental drops. Because it’s compatible with both iOS and Android systems, nearly anyone with a smart phone can take advantage of its functionality. Use it to place calls and texts, and to access valuable apps like a heart rate monitor and Samsung Pay to conveniently use your credit card on the go. With its clean interface, it offers a hint of classic appeal — with the contemporary bells and whistles you expect of a smart watch.

Motorola Moto 360 3rd Gen 2020

Count on admiring glances aplenty when you slip on the Motorola Moto 360 3rd Gen 2020. Few watches exhibit this type of grace, style, and sportiness all at once. It’s designed with great attention to detail, from the precision and intricacy of the brand to the sleek, stainless steel body and sturdy titanium screws. The coating is scratch-resistant for its protection; quality materials truly set this watch apart from its counterparts. With Wear OS by Google™ doing the honors, you can take advantage of many of the world’s top apps, ranging from Google Music and Shazam to Spotify and Google Pay. Use it to count your steps and your heart rate, or to figure out where you’re going. It’s ideal for workout enthusiasts, too, thanks to its compatibility with apps from the likes of Nike and adidas.

Mobvoi TicWatch E2

Easy. Clean. Straightforward. The Mobvoi TicWatch E2 keeps things simple, which is just how some people prefer their smart watches. This stylish upgrade is no slouch, however — it’s just what you need if you’re in the market for a quality timepiece that helps you remain connected all day long, keeps track of your fitness needs, and offers a few additional extras for good measure. That’s what you can expect of a watch powered by Wear OS by Google™. But there’s more to it than sheer convenience. It’s exceptionally lightweight, with a flexible silicone strap that feels great against the skin. It also offers two days of battery life, and a number of sports modes to suit your lifestyle. Going underwater? It’s ready, offering up to 50 m of resistance.

Montblanc Summit Smart Watch

A modern timepiece steeped in heritage can never be wrong. That’s the beauty of the Montblanc Summit Smart Watch, an exceptional addition to the fray that marries the iconic brand’s legendary Swiss watchmaking techniques with innovations in technology. Made with titanium, it’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices and features a number of useful apps, including a heart rate monitor, a gyroscope, a compass, and a fitness tracker. With functional features like a microphone and Google Voice Assistant, you can trust it to be your constant companion through it all.