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.
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
|Feature||Apple Watch||Android Wear|
|Will be available in 3 different designs with smaller form factor variant||Available in different shapes but seems quite big|
|Stylish watch made up of premium material like gold and aluminum||Less modish made up ofStainless steel or plastic|
|Retina HD||No serious display quality|
|Range of watch faces with specialized functions||New watch faces, but not that much sophisticated|
|Switching & customizing features which would result in nonstop personalization.||Limited customizing options|
|To select, scroll, Zoom in & out||This feature is absent|
|Notification in vibration form that helps in driving directions||This functionality is not present|
|Possible to answer the calls without using the iPhone||No such option|
|Integrated to work with ApplePay to use at retailers||Not having any payment feature|
|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)|
|No news about battery till now||Lasts for 1 day (needs charging almost at every night)|
|Control feature similar to right-click of the mouse for easy customization||This aspect is not incorporated|
|It has sapphire encased display to prevent the device from bumps and scratches||Contains less protection features|
7 Valid reasons to get Android Wear
|Feature||Android Wear||Apple Watch|
|Featured modernist design||Old-school design (not trendy)|
|Simple and clear (great fit for small display)||Seems Cluttered (All apps on the home screen)|
|Tons of supporting apps||There will be 3rd party apps but not sure about their standalone|
|More controllable||So dense|
|Excellent (Google Now)||Not up to the mark|
|$180 – $230 (Approximately)||$350 (can go high)|
|Available||Won’t be available until next year|
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.