Only a few hours are left for Apple event 2018 that are supposed to launch 3 iPhones, Apple Watch and iOS 12. Well you know all that but here we will tell you about Apple Watch and its competitor smartwatch. We are writing this article because this is the right time to purchase the Apple Watch that was launched earlier. When the new Apple Watch will launch its predecessor’s price will drop for sure. Here we are providing the list of all available Apple Watch and their quick glimpse so you can quickly grab the best deal for you. So friends are you ready?
All Avaialble Apple Watch Series
Apple Watch Series 3
Price – $329
Apple Watch Series 3 was launched in September 2017. It is available in two sizes 38 mm and 42 mm. apart from that, there is an option of GPS and cellular model or GPS only version. That simply put additional $70. Both versions are powered with S3 dual core process that features Apple’s W2 wireless chip.
Apple Watch Series 3 supports notable Apple Pay via NFC. This feature is pretty famous for contactless transactions. It is integrated with GPS too that allows to experience location tracking with accurate speed while working out. The other notable feature is LTE cellular radio that allows the user to receive calls, notifications, and messages that too without taking away your iPhone along with you. Great for situations when you need to go for running or gym.
Apple Watch 3 features an optical heart rate sensor, interchangeable straps, and swim proofing. Though any correctly sized Apple Watch strap is compatible with the case but officially you are allowed to purchase only selected strap combination.
The body color of Apple Watch 3 comes in color options like space grey, rose gold aluminum, space black stainless steel and polished silver. When it comes to first party straps then aluminum bodies Series 3 can be bought either with Sport Loop straps or Apple’s Sports Band, whilst the stainless steel version has an option of metal Milanese Loop strap or Apple Sports Band,
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3
Price – $329
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 is no different that standard Apple Watch 3. It also comes in two sizes 38 mm and 42 mm and in terms of hardware and functionality it offers the same features along with GPS only and GPS + cellular option. The best thing is you can buy it at the same price. Yes, Nike addition comes with the same price tag. It would be an ideal choice for you if you are a true sports enthusiasts.
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 body is available in Space grey aluminum or silver. It can be paired with exclusive Nike Sport Band straps that you can purchase separately. On the rear panel of casing it features a subtle Nike branding and what makes is different from above watch is exclusive watch faces that are preloaded and can’t be accessed on other Apple Watch series.
Apple Watch Hermès Series 3
Price – $1149
Before this, if you have never heard about this super expensive Apple Watch then here is your chance to get to know about Hermes series Apple Watch. In 2015 Apple partnered with Hermès that is a super luxury fashion brand. It is available in both case sizes but unlike above watches, it is only available in GPS and cellular option.
Apart from that this super expensive watch only comes in Silver stainless steel finish that you can pair with four different exclusive leather bands. Now here you need to choose the leather bands wisely as each one will affect your pocket. This watch is for those only who love to wear brands and this one is a great choice for you if you love the Hermès brand.
Apple Watch Edition Series 3
Price – $1298
If Apple Watch Hermès Series 3 is not fitted with your taste then you can you can go with Apple’s other contemporary styling’s. If you compare it with other Apple Watch then there is no hardware and functionality difference. The only change you will get is a cosmetic difference.
For instance, it comes with a ceramic casing instead of metal one and it comes either in a dark grey finish or polished white. Each one is paired with a two-tone Apple Sports Band that you can’t purchase separately.
Apple Watch Series 1
Price – $249
If you have less budget and somehow decided that you don’t want exclusive features of Apple Watch Series 3 then you would love to go with Apple Watch Series 1. As it has almost the same design and dimensions you can buy available straps that are for Series 3. Apple Watch Series 1 is powered with an S1P processor that is obviously less powerful if you compare it with latest watch’s processor. Anyways Apple Watch Series 1 still packed with activity tracking, optical heart rate sensor, and Apple Pay via NFC like features.
So what things you will not get? Well, you will not get the Swim tracking features in it because the first version of Apple Watch is not a water resistance smartwatch. Apart from that, it lacks Siri, voice feedback, GPS, route tracking, and barometric altimeter onboard. In terms of color availability then it has only two color options that are silver aluminum with white sports band and space grey aluminum with black sports band.
Which Apple Watch Should You Buy?
Apple Watch Series 4 is about to launch. Only a few hours are left but as you know that Apple Watch will obviously come with a bigger price tag many wise people are waiting for the price drop in previously launched Apple Watches. If you are one of them then you might be confused in which previously launched smartwatch should you buy, right? But wait while a reading above article did you noticed that we have skipped Apple Watch 2? Well for your information Apple Watch 2 is discontinued by the company.
Now coming to the point which smartwatch should you buy between Series 1 and Series 3. Well, here we clearly recommend you to buy Apple Watch Series 3 because it is the latest one and it is equipped with the latest features. You will surely feel to buy Apple Watch Series 1 but know that it has comparatively very less features. Apart from that, you have noticed some luxurious options that we don’t recommend you to buy as if you that much of money then surely you would buy the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4, right?
Apple Watch Competitors
If you are the one who doesn’t stick with Apple brand and always want a great deal then you are aware of the fact that many other brands have their smartwatches that are much powerful and feature packed in comparison to Apple Watch and the best thing is most of are much cheaper than Apple Watch. Have a look at them and take a wise decision.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro
Price – $250
You might have not heard about this brand but currently, it is one of the best Wear OS smartwatches. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro gives a head to head competition to bigger brands when it comes to features and performance. In short, it is a great smartwatch that you can buy at affordable price.
It comes with composite straps that means you can carry a leather look without worrying about the sweat. It is a waterproof smartwatch so take it while shower or swimming without any tension. It is packed with features like GPS, voice feedback, Google Pay contactless transactions via NFC and more.
Samsung Gear S3
Price – $349
When talking about the Apple Watch competitor the first name that comes to mind is Samsung smartwatches. Samsung Gear S3 is all time best alternative of Apple Watches. The Gear S3 is a stylish smartwatch that you love to wear. It comes with a circular interface that features a rotating bezel. Out of the box it supports swim tracking and GPS like features. It has own contactless payments system via NFC that is Samsung Pay.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
Price – $450
If you are a fitness-focused person then Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is just made for you. It is one of the first wearables from a company that is loaded with Garmin Pay. Apart from that, it can hold up 500 songs for you. On above it features GPS and GLONASS like features. It comes with 7 days of battery life, a wealth of activities and water resistance capability.
Price – $300
We tagged Fitbit Ionic as most capable smartwatch around. It has a touchscreen interface, virtual Fitbit Coach, Fitbit Pay support, sleep tracking, persistent GPS tracking, 4-day battery life, and continuous heart rate tracking like features. If you are looking for an Apple Watch Nike+ edition then Fitbit Ionic has Adidas addition.
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