Apple Watch Vs Android Wear – Who’ll be the winner?

Just few days back, Apple unveiled its very first smartwatch, Apple watch. This iPhone-compatible watch was rumored as “iWatch” and has been anticipated by users and its rivals. It will go on sale by next year (2015) whereas Google had already showed off the Android wear like Motorola Moto 360, Samsung gear live and LG Gwatch. The search giant has considerable applause for these devices.

Android Wear Vs apple watch

You might be thinking the differences and similarities between these two wearables. Is it so? If you’re regular to Techtricksworld, then you might have noticed that it has presented the key information about both smartwatches through separate post. Now, it’s time to compare these two wearable tech gadgets a bit closer which would help you to understand their features in a better way.

Apple Watch Vs Android Wear

Before getting into the comparison details, I wanna let you know about the things that can be done on both Apple Watch and Android wear. You can check weather & flight details, set reminders, manage music files and send text & emails through these smartwatches. Moreover, it is likely to give voice commands, include third-party ads and get fitness benefits with these wearable digital devices. Here comes the much awaited comparison part of the post.

Let’s evaluate which gadget is best on what aspect!

Top 13 reasons to consider buying Apple Watch

FeatureApple WatchAndroid Wear
  1. Design
Will be available in 3 different designs with smaller form factor variantAvailable in different shapes but seems quite big
  1. Build
Stylish watch made up of premium material like gold and aluminumLess modish made up ofStainless steel or plastic
  1. Display
Retina HDNo serious display quality
  1. Watch Faces
Range of watch faces with specialized functionsNew watch faces, but not that much sophisticated
  1. Customization of faces
Switching & customizing features which would result in nonstop personalization.Limited customizing options
  1. Digital Crown
To select, scroll, Zoom in & outThis feature is absent
  1. Taptic Engine
Notification in vibration form that helps in driving directionsThis functionality is not present
  1. Answering call
Possible to answer the calls without using the iPhoneNo such option
  1. Payment option
Integrated to work with ApplePay to use at retailersNot having any payment feature
  1. Glances
A type of control center to get the essential information quickly by swiping.Have notification feature in the form of “card” (not much impressive as Glances)
  1. Battery
No news about battery till nowLasts for 1 day (needs charging almost at every night)
  1. Force Touch
Control feature similar to right-click of the mouse for easy customizationThis aspect is not incorporated
  1. Protection
It has sapphire encased display to prevent the device from bumps and scratchesContains less protection features

7 Valid reasons to get Android Wear

FeatureAndroid WearApple Watch
  1. Appearance
Featured modernist designOld-school design (not trendy)
  1. Interface
Simple and clear (great fit for small display)Seems Cluttered  (All apps on the home screen)
  1. Apps
Tons of supporting appsThere will be 3rd party apps but not sure about their standalone
  1. OS
More controllableSo dense
  1. Voice control
Excellent (Google Now)Not up to the mark
  1. Price
$180 – $230 (Approximately)$350 (can go high)
  1. Availability
AvailableWon’t be available until next year

Final Words

A Smartwatch is a wearable multipurpose device designed to integrate with your smartphone through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to perform various activities (as I mentioned above). In simple words, it is a good companion to your phone which would help you to save time as you don’t need to put your hand into the pocket to take your mobile for every activity.

The war between smart watches has begun and I‘d say that competition is always good. Apple Watch works on iPhone whereas Android wear can be operated by any Android phone. So, you can buy the suitable wearable gadget based on the smartphone you have.  Both smartwatches will have plenty of features and thus the choice between Apple Watch and Android wear would not be so difficult at all.

I’ve compared these two platforms in 20 different aspects and hope that this evaluation details would give a basic idea about the two platforms, Apple Watch and Android Wear. We have to wait and see which wearable will be having the better approach by the people.

Now, it’s time to get your opinion on this comparison post. Which of these wearable gadgets would be the winner? Apple Watch or Android Wear? Use comment section to share your views about these tech gadgets. 

Comments (3)

  • Good to read a detailed war between Apple Watch and Android Wear in TTW.

    I’ve read the previous posts related to wearables and this one is quite interesting.Its exciting to know the technological involvements in these tiny gadgets, hope they both will perform well.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.
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