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Choosing the Perfect Smart Watch: Not as Simple as You Think

With so many options available when it comes to smart watches these days, it isn’t so easy to pick and choose which might best suit your own personal needs. Not only do they have a wide variety of features, but they also come in an assortment of colors, materials, and styles.

Since this isn’t a purchase you should make on a whim, you should do your homework first and ask yourself a few of the following questions.

Will my new smart watch be compatible with my phone?

When buying smart watches, many people probably don’t give much thought to whether it might be compatible with their phone, but this is an important thing to consider. Some watches, such as the Apple Watch in particular, needs to be paired with an iPhone. Other watches don’t require that you have a particular phone.

Even if a smart watch might work with a wider variety of phones, some might have more features available for Android users, for example, than Apple users, and vice versa.

How much should new smart watches cost and am I getting a good deal?

Keep in mind that the more expensive a smart watch is, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s any better than cheaper options. What really matters most are the features, and what you really need and will use on a daily basis. You can expect smart watches to set you back anywhere between $70 up to $1500 and more.

In other words, you’ll want to ask yourself if all of the little extra features and bells and whistles are something you’ll actually use, and whether spending the extra money is worth it to you.

What features do I really need from smart watches?

This is mostly a personal decision. Think about why you really want a smart watch and what features you might get the most use out of. Are you into fitness? Do you want a better way to communicate, and to be more easily reached, even if your phone isn’t handy?

Some smart watch types even include heart rate monitors, and have the ability to analyze your running routines, steps, and calories burned, and can even monitor your sleep rhythms.

Not only that, but some smart watches even include the ability to help you manage your finances and make payments while you’re out and about.

And last, you’ll want to keep durability in mind. If you’re the outdoors type, you might prefer a watch that is a little more rugged, that can handle more wear and tear than other smart watch varieties.

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