Most of the best smartwatches of 2015 you can already buy in stores or online use Google’s Android Wear. There is also the choice of two Apple Watches, one large and one small, in a variety of finishes, but all running the same operating system, watchOS. Then there is also an outlier, but as Microsoft only makes this, that role falls to Kickstarter-funded Pebble, with its growing range of versatile smartwatches.
Wearable devices are no longer rarity and you can easily find the best smartwatches of 2015 in a number of online stores with a very minor difference in the price tags. Here is our recommendation on the most trustworthy online stores where you can buy a smartwatch: Amazon’s Smartwatches Page, BestBuy’s Dedicated Page and Microsoft’s Store selection.
In order to put up together a comprehensive list of the best smartwatches in 2015, we have weighed up everything from design and features, to interface and price. So, you will be able to decide easily which smartwatch will be most suitable for you in terms of best balance of function, performance, style and value for money.
1. Apple Watch
Compatible with iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus with iOS 8.2 or later; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0; Digital Crown; Taptic Engine; Force Touch; Retina display
The late arrival of the Apple Watch to the smartwatch market has grown in stature since the launch.
That's down to the arrival of watchOS 2, which means it is now more than just a glorified second screen for your iPhone, the proliferation of apps, and the addition of the highly convenient Apple Pay. The range of options, with two sizes (38mm and 42mm), three main finishes (plastic Sport, steel Watch and gold Edition) and a huge range of bands, is hard to argue with, too.
Unlike Android Wear watches, you aren't going to find any deals on Apple Watch, though.
Fitness tracking is better with watchOS 2, although you still need to carry your iPhone if you want GPS tracking. You can now send emails as well as texts and Siri's abilities have expanded. It can get on to Wi-Fi on its own, rather than piggy-backing on your phone's connection.
The main thing Apple has got right here is to bring so many app developers on board, expanding the horizons of what a smartwatch can do. That fact means Watch's desirability will continue to grow over time, as developers take advantage of the new goodies in watchOS 2.