Premium Smart watches – find the best of the bunch

Premium Smart watches – find the best of the bunch

Number of new brands making entry into smart watch industry with new tech and features on offer, we
pick here some of the best and premium smart watches from various brands. Check them out!

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30

Casio’s third crack at the Wear OS market packs in the same key features as its predecessor but with
battery life up from a day to three days, thanks to the all-new Extend Mode.

Extend Mode uses the watch’s secondary monochrome display, with a color map shown when you tap
one of the physical buttons. Using GPS and viewing maps for eight consecutive hours a day, you can
expect a three day battery life – making it an ideal hike companion.

It’s also got a revamped 1.20-inch dual-layer display; a 390 x 390 pixel colour OLED display for
displaying maps and data in finer detail.

Diesel On Full Guard 2.5

Diesel’s fresh version of its Full Guard smart watch packs in heart rate monitoring, contact less payment
and GPS tracking. It’s basically the same design of last year’s model, though the tech on the inside has
been ramped up, with waterproofing up to 3 ATM, which makes it safe to swim with – ideal with the new,
improved Google Fit on board.

There will be four styles the smart watch will be available: an all-over gunmetal stainless steel case on a
three-link bracelet, a matte black steel case on a black silicone strap, a gunmetal steel case on a brown
leather strap and and a matte steel case on a black leather strap.

Skagen Falster 2

The original Skagen Falster had plenty of styles but was a bit devoid of substance. However, the sequel
packs in a hefty hardware punch, bursting with fitness features, behind that slick-looking exterior.

Rocking Wear OS, it boasts a heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC and waterproofing; along with swim tracking
metrics. The NFC radio means that Android Pay – missing from the original – is now on board and, of
course, GPS offers wearers accurate run tracking from a range of apps, including the revamped Google
Fit platform.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Not technically launched at IFA – there was a separate event earlier this month – the latest Samsung
smartwatch again ignores Google’s WearOS, and runs on the Korean company’s own Tizen software. To
be specific, version 4.0 of Tizen, which adds a bunch of new features to the wearable.

First up is improved sleep tracking (take that, Apple Watch), which is done automatically, providing data
of you sleep time on the watch and within the Samsung Health app. The Galaxy Watch also uses a HR
monitor to measure heart rate variability measurements to give you a stress score and there’s a guided
breathing mode.


Norwegian company Xplora is back for another crack at the kids smart watch market, with the Xplora 3S
watch phone, which has a big focus on keeping children safe and letting their parents keep a closer eye
on them when they’re out and about – using GPS, Wi-Fi and GSM triangulation.

However – it’s not all about mum and dad keeping tabs, there’s plenty for the 3S wearers to get excited
about too – including a built-in camera, message and phone call support.

The parental companion smart phone app allows up to two administrators giving adults control of
preferences and the ability to view their child’s location at any time.

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