3 Tips to Not Looking Dumb When Choosing a Smart Watch

With so many smart watches on the market, which one is right for you?

Person looking at watch at sunset
Smart watches are helpful for keeping us organized, fit and in touch with friends and family, and they're especially helpful while traveling.Shutterstock

Smart watches have come a long way in the past decade, from when the first basic fitness trackers hit the market. But nowadays the various features can be dizzying for the uninitiated, depending on exactly what features you’re looking for in a device.

Work Out Smarter With A Fitness-Geared Smart Watch

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch in Rose Gold
Fitbit Versa Smart WatchFitbit

For the seasoned fitness buff or those just getting started, a smart watch with fitness-specific features can help reach your goals easier than ever before. Track your activity and heart rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while utilizing on-screen workouts that help coach you. Added features include resistance to water and the ability to save up to 300 songs to keep you motivated through the toughest workouts.

Battery Life That Lasts For Days

Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy SmartwatchSamsung

For the adventurous traveler, might we suggest a smart watch with an outstanding battery life that can go nonstop for days on a single battery charge. No outlet, no problem--because a wireless charger allows for users to power up on the go and Bluetooth capabilities keep everything right at your wrist.

Take Phone Calls, Text Messages, and More

Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4Apple

Respond to phone calls and texts without your phone using an interactive smart watch boasting a large, gorgeous display that connects with an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or above. In addition to GPS and fitness-tracking features, you can listen to Apple music and podcasts.