At this year’s IFA, many manufacturers showcased a new handheld devices, operating not only on Android Wear, but also specially made operating system. Until the meeting of Moto 360, although not entirely successful, I began to partially interested in the subject and decided to choose the best wearables at IFA this year.
The best in this regard came Motorola, Samsung and TomTom, each manufacturer individually presented interesting device, although most sports meet me models of Motorola and Samsung. Handheld devices with Android Wear modeled after the classic watches are fine, but it is expected that each will have a GPS, not only versions for physically active people.
Huawei Watch was presented at the beginning of the year, though not given its price, which was indeed the case at this year’s IFA in Berlin, and its price is too high (starts at $ 350). Most smart watches, however, the Google platform, developed for devices worn, which is no surprise for me.So, lets see the best wearables at IFA this year.
Samsung Gear S2
In the end, the market leader in the mobile device set to manual with a round envelope. Equipment Samsung is very elegant, not to mention the updated operating system. Although All this because of the circular OLED screen with a diagonal of 1.2 – inch rotating frame. Thanks to this operation is a combination of distinctive design without loss of functionality. Unfortunately, Samsung has not provided information about the price and availability of the device during the fair, so that we still have to wait a while.
In contrast to gear S2, TomTom Spark looks more like Apple Watch or Pebble Time. However, the manufacturer focuses exclusively on people to actively spend their free time. The latest model has 3GB of onboard memory, which can serve as storage for your favorite songs. It is also a model with a digital heart rate monitor, which is slightly more expensive than the model without. At the moment I do not know how the price for a particular model, but should not exceed $ 280 during its launch in October this year.
360 Moto 2 Gene
The rumors appear before the fair were confirmed, Motorola unveiled the second generation of the acclaimed unit worn, although this time is available in two sizes (42 and 46 mm). You can see at a glance that the Americans did not change dramatically the design and the watch looks the same as its predecessor. Changes have taken place in its interior, this time we are dealing with Snapdragon 400.And 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of memory for data owner. The smaller variant is equipped with a display with a diagonal of 1.37 – inch (360 × 325 pixels) and larger, 1.56 – inch (360 × 330 pixels). Prices start from $ 300.
Moto 360 Sports
Regular model Moto 360 is not the only one that appeared. Sport model is what you’ve been waiting, Motorola decided to issue watch for athletes, no matter whether we are amateurs, if we do this professionally. Comparing this model with regular shows that we are dealing with a silicone band that is not terrible sweat, and additionally you get a GPS that will allow accurate monitoring of the route traveled during daily workouts. The fair was only a mock-up of the watch, and Motorola did not provide information on its availability, or when it appears on store shelves. It seems they have not yet get rid of the iPad for the Sony SmartWatch 3, and simply wait for the release of Motorola devices.
Sure Huawei Watch was presented earlier this year during the fair Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but since then there appeared information about their equipment operating under Android Wear. Finally, at the IFA in Berlin, the Huawei announced more details about their first handheld device, enjoying specially prepared by the Google operating system. Provides information about the availability and its price, which starts at $ 350 and ends at 800. The initial price of the future owner will buy a watch with a leather band, and the highest we have to deal with gold and stainless steel construction.