You already have a desktop, laptop, and smartphone, but haven’t had enough of electronic screens. You still want a wearable screen or a smartwatch. When you buy one, you’ll be one of the 42 million (total shipped by mid-2020) smartwatch owners across the world. Models like Huawei GT2E make it to the list of smartwatches that are market leaders.
However, since you’ve decided to become a smartwatch owner, how do you decide which one is right for you?
Here are some questions to ask yourself before buying a smartwatch:
Why Do You Need A Smartwatch?
You can’t want a smartwatch just because the Joneses have got themselves one. You need a more compelling reason than that to make a considerable investment. Of course, there’s no denying the fact that a smartwatch can track your sleep (check if you have sleep apnea), be useful at the gym, instantly let you know when you receive calls or messages on your phone, detect your location – the list goes on.
Don’t you have all these features on your smartphone? You do, but a phone is not wearable whereas a smartwatch is. Hence, logically, it makes sense to buy a spanking new smartwatch for yourself because it will be worth every penny.
How can I best use my smartwatch?
Smartwatches are no longer considered mere fitness trackers used for measuring your blood pressure or heartbeat. It is more like a wearable smartphone because it can do almost everything a smartphone does. You can make and receive calls, and get all your health-related information at your fingertips.
Track your activity not only while working out in the gym but while rock climbing, skateboarding, street-dancing, etc., with built-in custom workout modes on a device like Huawei GT2E. If you use your smartphone most of the time and are a fitness enthusiast going to the gym regularly, you could do very well with a smartwatch.
Can I use my Smartwatch without my phone?
You can use your smartwatch independent of your phone. All you need to do is save some Spotify playlists and listen to your favourites using your Smartwatch. If your smartwatch has the cellular network feature, you can make or receive calls while on the go without depending on your phone.
Should I charge my Smartwatch all day long?
It depends on whether you want to track your sleep all night through. Doctors advise some people to track their sleep (as it is an expensive thing to do in a hospital) to detect severe sleep disorders, like sleep apnea.
Under such circumstances, you must have your smartwatch strapped to your wrist throughout the night, draining the battery. You will then have to charge your smartwatch during the day if you want to continue using it (day and night). Some smartwatches have the fast-charging feature and will only take an hour or two to charge fully.
Summing it Up
Technology keeps evolving, and we like to keep up by updating and upgrading. Who knows what comes next, smart rings maybe? However, smartwatches have their uses, especially for health and fitness enthusiasts, because they can do a lot more than we imagined.