Smart devices aren’t just for pockets anymore, they’re now a great fashion accessory as well. So this holiday season, help your friends and family stay connected and look great while doing so. Designed for everyone, from the hard-core runner to the style-conscious executive, there’s a smartwatch to check off on everyone's holiday wish list.
Samsung Gear S2
For those who prefer a no-nonsense approach to smartwatches, the Samsung Gear S2 is a great choice. Gaining access to calls, texts, apps and more from a connected smartphone is as easy as twisting the watch bezel. Just give the bezel a turn to scroll from a text to an app or to dig down deeper into, for example, a map on Google maps. Content is shown in bold, vibrant 360 x 360 resolution on the generously sized, 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display. A 4GB internal memory bank provides ample space to store music and other content.
Feel like changing your look? No problem. The Gear S2 gives users the freedom to switch bands or change from one watch face to another to reflect the day’s outfit or mood.
The Gear S2 comes in connected and non-connected versions. Gear S2 with 3G connectivity has a built-in connection for making calls and engaging in other typical smartphone activities -- without a smartphone nearby. The two Bluetooth offerings – the Gear S2 Bluetooth® and Gear S2 Classic Bluetooth® - sync wirelessly to a compatible device for access to calls, texts and apps while your phone is still in their pocket.
When it’s time to hit the gym, Gear S2 is up to the challenge. A built-in activity tracker with heart rate monitor tracks their physical activity and helps them determine whether they’re working out to the optimum intensity. At the end of the day, they can check the tracker’s 24-hour overview to review the day’s accomplishments.
Moto 360 2nd Gen.
With numerous ways to customize Moto 360 2nd Gen., it is sure to be just the right gift for many on your list.
Made with attention to detail, Moto 360 has a classic round design, elegant styling and a watch face that’s covered by extremely tough, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass. And, it’s also available in several styles and sizes and is made for both men and women. There’s also a choice of case and band color, and watch band types – either durable Stainless Steel or supple Horween® leather.
But of course, Moto 360 is more than just a sophisticated fashion accessory. It’s a great away help those you love stay connected, while not feeling the need to always monitor their smartphone’s activity. With Moto 360, they’ll get updates, not interruptions.
Moto 360 has Bluetooth® 4.0 built-in and is Wi-Fi-equipped, so it wirelessly syncs with their compatible smartphone, then sends the information they need most -- such as calendar appointments, weather or traffic updates-- right to their wrist.
Built for all-day use, Moto 360 has ample battery life*, wireless charging and a water-resistant (IP67) design. It's versatile, too, operating on Android Wear™ and compatible with smartphones that use Android 4.3 or higher. It can also respond to their voice, doubles as an activity tracker and has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness.
With Integrated Android Wear apps built-in, they can browse and play music on Spotify or even scan their flight’s boarding pass right from the watch. And, if staying fit is a priority, they’ll appreciate Moto 360’s built-in fitness tracker and heart rate monitor, which can help them stay on track.
Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch
For the athletic type, choose the Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch. This sleek, fitness super watch will help them reach their peak performance on the track, in the gym, and all day. With integrated GPS and automatic, continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking, Surge provides real-time workout stats like pace, distance, calories burned, heart rate intensity and target zones to make the most of their training.
Designed for all day wear, this fitness smartwatch also has advanced features like call and text notifications and music control so they can stay connected on the move.
The Fitbit app allows them to view their progress and analyze their trends with easy-to-read charts and graphs. It also lets them record their workouts, share their stats and encourage (or taunt) and compete with friends. Monitor their status on the leader board, and even use it to log their calorie intake and meals. Log food fast with a barcode scanner, calorie estimator, meal shortcuts and expanded food database.
*Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and, signal strength.