ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best smartwatch

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best smartwatch
ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best smartwatchPHOTO: PEBBLE; SAMSUNG; MOTOROLA; ASUS; APPLE


PHOTO: PEBBLE

PEBBLE TIME STEEL

The original Pebble was the poster boy of smartwatches. Into its third iteration, the Pebble Time Steel retains the always-on e-paper display, as well as compatibility with both Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Water-resistant down to a depth of 30m, it is one of the few smartwatches you can wear for a swim.



PHOTO: SAMSUNG

SAMSUNG GEAR S2 CLASSIC

The Gear S2 Classic lets you scroll through the watch options offered by Samsung's Tizen OS, by turning its innovative ceramic bezel.You can also rotate the bezel to scroll through e-mail or messages. This operating mode means the display is never blocked by your fingers.



PHOTO: MOTOROLA

MOTOROLA MOTO 360 (2ND GEN)

The second-generation Moto 360 is a great, value-for-money Android Wear smartwatch. It has a beautiful round design, a very thin bezel and stylish lugs to attach the watch straps. Plus, its voice commands, built-in heart rate sensor and pedometer work flawlessly. It syncs with Android and iOS smartphones.



PHOTO: ASUS

ASUS ZENWATCH 2

The Asus ZenWatch 2 is a breath of fresh air with its $229 price tag, compared to the typical $400 to $500. Yet, this Android Wear piece is not stingy when it comes to features. It has a stainless steel case with smooth rounded corners and a responsive touchscreen display.



PHOTO: APPLE

APPLE WATCH

The Apple Watch is a great way to extend your iPhone's functionalities. It allows you to read notifications, make calls and send emoticons to your friends. It measures your heart rate too. Its beautiful design and intuitive interface also make it a joy to use.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST SMARTWATCH'. Print Edition | Subscribe