Have you reached the point in life when you need to buy a smartwatch? It could be difficult for you to decide if you need a smartwatch in the first place. The following five questions will help you to make an informed decision.
- Do I need a smartwatch now?
The answer to that question depends on which functions of a smartwatch appeal to you the most. Do you need to keep track of your sleeping patterns, optimise your workouts, or get alerts about incoming messages and calls? Or, do you need an easy way to track your location? If you are okay with all of that, then you should go ahead and buy a smartwatch. Remember, a smartwatch is always connected to the Cloud, which is something with which you should be comfortable.
- What’s the purpose of the smartwatch?
Over the last few years, smartwatches have morphed from simple fitness trackers to complicated computing machines. For example, there are several devices, which are mini-wrist computers with the ability to discharge smartphone-like functions. Still, others can help you to quickly meet your health and fitness needs by giving you timely information. Once you decide what you need a smartwatch for, go ahead and buy one.
- Am I locked into a particular technology ecosystem?
The smartwatch brand you buy depends on the type of devices you use. It could be the iPhone, Android, and so on. If you use Android devices, then you should stick to similar smartwatch models such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch models. On the other hand, iPhone devotees are better off with the Apple Watch. The reason for sticking to a particular ecosystem is that you wouldn’t get interconnectivity any other way. If all you want is a fitness tracker, then you can ignore the need for compatibility.
- Do I want to use my smartwatch without a phone?
When interconnected with your phone, a smartwatch comes in handy when you want to receive texts or make calls conveniently. Perhaps you are not interested in all of that. You need a smartwatch that allows you to do all of that without being connected to your phone. Some smartwatches even will enable you to listen to saved music on online platforms such as Spotify. That means you don’t need to connect them to your phone. So, seriously think about whether you need your smartwatch connected to your phone.
- Can I change my smartwatch bands to change up my Style?
Yes you can! Matter of fact, it isn't unheard of to have bands for every occasion! Whether it is a silicone band in the morning for your daily workouts, then into a leather band or stainless steel band for working hours and then end the day with a nylon band for maximum comfort for the rest of the day. Just be sure to check that the smartwatch you're looking to get has user interchangeable bands.
After asking all of these questions, do you still want to buy a smartwatch? Well, why not? Go ahead and buy one!