Premium Smart Watches for Active People

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Having time under control is essential not only for a manager but can help an individual to have a more peaceful life. Intelligent functions and activity tracking is another excellent combination for your life.

All these together are hidden in smart watches that help you organize your time while monitoring your physical activities so you can live healthier. We selected innovation from the most famous manufacturers. They will definitely make people jealous!

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

This watch is designed for somebody who wants to monitor their lifestyle and live healthier. However, purchasing the watch isn’t enough. You will have to process the data and follow the recommendations. Overall Galaxy Watch Active is a light and thin watch. Despite its simple use, we weren’t happy about the bezel that the manufacturer included. The watch is water resistant to 5 atm.  Battery capacity is 230 mAh. It is a good idea to charge them every day.  Galaxy Watch Active mainly measures your physical condition. For better results connect them to the Samsung Health mobile app. If you do not exercise at all, at least they will count your steps and occasionally measure your pulse. When you start exercising, it is a different story. In the case of running, cycling and walking, the watch recognizes these activities automatically. It also worked well with treadmill and rowing simulator. Galaxy Watch Active watches are compatible with Android and iOS platforms, but work best with Samsung Galaxy phones. Overall, they offer real-time training, indoor and outdoor activity tracking, and third-party applications: Under Armor, Spotify, and Food.

Samsung Galaxy
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Price: 249 euros

Huawei Watch GT

Huawei Watch GT is basically a fitness tracker with watch design. Such an idea can bring both advantages and disadvantages, so it depends on you what you choose. The watch can mirror notifications from a connected smartphone and notify you of an incoming call. Also, they offer a few system applications such as light, alarm clock, stopwatch, compass, barometer, and weather. They will also help you find your phone, and much more. The advantage of the LiteOS operating system is in its excellent durability. It works for about two weeks with constant heart rate monitoring. If you turn this function off, you can get up to one month without charging. The watch also includes a built-in GPS sensor and supports GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO.  Huawei Watch GT has a significantly longer battery life compared to the competition and also offers a beautiful design with a relatively thin chassis, which is 10.6 mm thick. These are the two main attributes of why you should consider a new Huawei watch.  Both the touch screen and 2 side buttons can control the watch. The top button displays system application and you can return to the home screen with the dial; the bottom button works as a quick dial to record the exercise.  The watches offer continuous heart rate monitoring, advanced sleep quality monitoring as well as your activity. They also feature a built-in GPS sensor. The long battery life and its functions are an excellent choice for every user, whether you are active or not. You can also swim with the Huawei Watch GT; they are water resistant up to 50 meters. Huawei also boasts monitoring while riding a bike.

Huawei
Huawei Watch GT
Price: 222 euros for the sports version

Garmin Fēnix 5X Plus

The fēnix 5X Plus is the successor to the well-equipped fēnix 5X. The watches are 51 × 51 × 17 mm in size, with the fact that the 5X Plus fènix is quite robust and you can quickly feel it because they are 98 grams. Sapphire glass was used to protect the display, and this would prevent unwanted scratches caused by harsh outdoor activities. The silicone strap is comfortable and firm. The fēnix 5X Plus control is very convenient and accurate. To control this device you can use five programmable buttons, so you can assign a quick function to each. By pressing one button, you can search for GPS or start Wi-Fi synchronization. The Garmin fēnix 5X Plus is well readable even in a clear and bright day.  The latest generation of Garmin Fēnix watches also features the new PULSE OX optical sensor, which provides accurate measurement of oxygen saturation in hemoglobin. During the training, you can also check the position of partners – real or virtual ones, training plans, as well as much other useful data directly on the watch display. One of the best indicators of aerobic stamina – the maximum oxygen utilization VO2 max – is one of the details you can check too. The Garmin fēnix 5X Plus nothing can surprise you wherever you go. With the fēnix 5X Plus, Garmin moved away from the competition and confirmed its leading position in the market.

Garmin
Garmin fēnix 5X Plus
Price: 849.90 euros, the model with brown leather strap 899.90 euros

Apple Watch Series 4

The fourth generation of smart Apple Watch has made more significant changes. The watches are larger and offer edge-to-edge display. Also, a crown has recently been revised to provide haptic feedback to users. At the same time, the built-in speaker is up to 50% louder, and Apple has left nothing to chance and moved the microphone as far away as possible from the speaker upon the user’s request. The most striking and most revolutionary feature is the ECG sensor. Together with frequent pulse measurement, they can promptly alert you in case of the heart problem.  The fourth generation Apple Watch is powered by a brand new dual-core 64-bit S4 processor, manufactured directly by Apple. With the new processor, the watch is twice as fast. The gyroscope and accelerometer have also been improved, allowing the watch to record a fall and call the user for help if they do not stand up in minutes. The design of the watch remains similar to the third generation. There is also a ceramic cover and sapphire glass. However, Apple has improved the rear part to make the watch better receive a mobile signal. Battery life remains the same as in the third generation – about one to one and a half days.

Apple Watch
Apple Watch Series 4
Price: 429 euros version with GPS, 529 euros version LTE

Text: Tomáš Buranský, photo: brands archive