It’s 2017. The New Years hangovers have cleared, the resolutions have been reconsidered, and we’re back to our normal selves.
But that doesn’t mean the 2016 you can’t be cooler than the 2015 you, and we want to help you with that.
One easy way to step it up in the new year? A new watch, and one that does a hell of a lot more than tell you the time. So we’ve compiled a quick list for you with the highlights of what you need to know. Here are the best smartwatches available right now in 2016.
1. Apple Watch
We might as well get the Apple Watch out of the way early on so we can keep moving. It’s the most compatible with iOS, but isn’t the only smartwatch that works with your iPhone. Here are the details that truly matter.
Sorry Android users, this one is iOS only.
Up to 18 hours.
Fairly decent ability to customize, with multiple sizes and plenty of different straps.
The Apple Watch holds onto its lead with its app capabilities. You have the ability to use most apps that work on your phone, and that’s a huge plus.
This is where Apple falls short. The Apple watch is available starting at $349 and topping out at over $15k (though the average is hovering around the $600 mark).