Designed to help us no longer miss a call, a message, an appointment or to easily control the main functions of our smartphones, connected watches sometimes make themselves indispensable … provided you choose the right model!

If the sales of connected watches have not reached the expectations of the manufacturers, the enthusiasm of the consumers always manifests. Today they are equipped with equipment that is powerful enough not to suffer real slowdowns during their use. But in the present state of things, if for you a watch should not be recharged more than once a week, forget the Android Wear, Tizen or iOS Watch models whose endurance is usually at best three to four days.

Here is a top 10 that will allow you to adopt the best model to suit your budget.

 

  1. LG Watch Urbane 2 (3G)

The LG Watch Urbane 2 is a very complete watch. The Urbane 2 is completely autonomous thanks to a SIM card slot (3G) and a GPS chip. Like several competitors, it is penalized by an Android Wear still too pushy and a very imposing design.

  1. Alcatel OneTouch Watch

Exit in 2015, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch remains an interesting solution for the small budgets.  It supports the main notifications (SMS, mail, appointments, etc.) coming from Android smartphones, but also iOS. It offers a range of 3 days, a rather neat finish, a round dial, a cardio sensor and a mobile application rather well made.

  1. Sony Smartwatch 3

In its metal version, with a very masculine design, this SmartWatch 3 has character … but does not fulfill its mission perfectly. Running Android Wear, it delivers all the functionality you would expect from a connected watch. However, it struggles to convince because of the perfectible quality of its screen.

  1. Huawei Watch

Undoubtedly, Huawei watch is one of the most beautiful models of the market. The Huawei Watch is pleasant to wear, to consult … and to use. We particularly like its AMOLED screen well contrasted and the fluidity of its Android Wear interface. It integrates the batch of traditional sensors (Bluetooth, gyroscope, Wi-Fi), as well as a barometer. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to ignore the GPS.

  1. Apple Watch

Even though it is not the first – the Pebble deceased had preceded it, Apple Watch is the most connected watch that has developed the most market. Its system is very well designed, its crown very practical, but it is also one of the few to behave like a small hands-free kit … even if the audio quality leaves a little to be desired.

Like all Apple products, it benefits mostly from an ability to federate developers, which ensures all owners of the watch Apple the opportunity to enjoy at all times beautiful developments and new applications for their product.

  1. Motorola Moto 360 Sport

Despite its rather massive design, the Moto 360 Sport has everything it takes to seduce sports enthusiasts who are sensitive to new technologies.

The screen is of good quality and Motorola adds a Moto Body application that records the sporting performances (speed of jogging, track layout, calories burned, etc.), without it being necessary to connect it to the smartphone.

  1. Withings Activity Steel

Withings Steel is the only watch of this top 10 and therefore also the only one whose power will not be a problem. But on the side connected functions … it ensures only the minimum service.

Focusing on the design of traditional watches, it performs only a few functions: step counting, sleep monitoring and alarm clock function with a simple vibration.

  1.  Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 2 corrects some of the weaknesses of the first version. It is less dependent on the smartphone thanks to the integration of a GPS chip and is now waterproof.

The new S2 chip makes it more powerful and more fluid in everyday use. Despite a gain in endurance, its autonomy is still far from rivaling those of the Gear S3 and Gear S2.

  1. Samsung Gear S2

Behind the Gear S3, the Gear S2 remains a reference. First, because it is part of the round dial models, more appreciated by users than rectangular watches.

Then, because Samsung was able to draw inspiration from the mode of operation of the Watch of Apple, to create a nice, fast, intuitive and very rich Tizen interface. Its ergonomics is also optimal. The watch can be operated either by passing the finger on the screen or by turning the watch dial.

  1. Samsung Gear S3

In line with the Gear S2, the Gear S3 now incorporates a barometer and a GPS chip. Despite its imposing design, it benefits from very beautiful finishes and a screen AMOLED that borders perfection.

Tizen takes advantage of its rounded shape and the rotating crown is still as effective to guide you through the menus. Despite an application environment less rich than Apple’s, it owes its supremacy to its beautiful autonomy of three to four days.