Top Apple Watch alternatives for iPhone

Everyone knows that the Apple Watch is the official smartwatch of choice for the iPhone, but it’s not the only option available. There are actually quite a few alternative smartwatches on the market, including a wide range of designs, features and price points. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best options available.
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Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android Devices - GoldPebble is the strongest alternative option to the Apple Watch on iOS. There are a wide range of designs available, including the original Pebble and Pebble Steel; the modern Pebble Time,

Each watch is supported by a rich developer community creating watch faces and enabling app support. The biggest advantage of the Pebble is that its e-ink display gives it stellar battery life, often one week or more, making it more similar to a traditional watch than the daily recharge of LCD-based watches.

Android Wear

Huawei Watch for Android and iOS Smartphones - SilverAndroid Wear is made by Apple’s chief rival Google, but it’s been compatible with iOS since mid 2015. Notifications and fitness tracking are available, although watch faces and apps are less numerous than on Android. Probably the best reason to choose Android Wear is that they offer a wide range of designs and price points, including round-face watches and very cheap options.

The Huawei Watch is one of the coolest watches, with a beautiful round design made of premium materials. Another good option is the Moto 360, which is available in an inexpensive first-gen version or more refined second-gen versions. Note that older Android Wear watches (released before mid-2015) will need to upgraded to be iOS compatible; read our upgrade guide here.

Other options

Alcatel OneTouch SmartWatch for iOS and Android Devices - BlackThere are of course other options on the market too. The Alcatel OneTouch and the Huawei TalkBand run their own simpler operating systems, which have the advantage of being uniquely engineered to the devices on which they run. This also means that there’s less cross-compatibility with other apps and services. Either way, if you like the look of these kind of devices, they’re still worth looking at.


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