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  Smartwatch Smartwatch Smartwatch
Release / Update 2017 2016 2019
Suggested Price $279 $250 $199
 

Activity & Fitness

Calories
Cycling (Bicycling)
Distance
Heart
VO2max (Oxygen)
Sleep
Steps
Swim

Battery

Duration 18 hours 13 hours to 8 days 2 days
Charging Wireless charging Rechargeable Qi wireless charging

Compatibility

Android
iOS
Windows Phone
Mac
Windows

Connectivity

Bluetooth
Cellular
GPS
NFC
Wi-Fi

Display

Color
Resolution 38mm: 340x272
42mm: 390x312
148x205 360x360
Size 1.5"
1.65"
1.38" 1.1"
Touch
Type AMOLED Super AMOLED

Functions

Audio Speaker
Clock
Phone
Vibration
Voice
Camera

Hardware

Accelerometer
Barometer or Altimeter
Ultraviolet Sensor
Water Resistance 5ATM (50 metres) 5ATM (50 metres) 5ATM (50 metres)

Notifications

Phone
Emails
Texts

Software

Operating System watchOS 4.0, upgradable to 5.2.1 Tizen 4.0
Apps
Music

More Info & Buy

Storage
16GB, 768 MB RAM
4GB, 768 MB RAM
Extra
Colors: Space Black, Silver
Build: Stainless Steel/Ceramic back
3D Touch display
Bluetooth 4.2
Colors: Silver, Black, Rose Gold, Sea Green
Samsung Pay
Bluetooth 4.2
Pros
Apple Watch Series 3 Pros
+ Adds barometer to GPS and swimproofing
Garmin Vivoactive HR Pros
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Pros
+ High-end design
+ Competitive price
+ Reliable battery life
+ Always-on display
+ Good fitness-tracking features
Cons
Apple Watch Series 3 Cons
- Battery life takes a major hit when making calls or during GPS workouts
Garmin Vivoactive HR Cons
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Cons
- Lacks rotating bezel
- No cellular connectivity
- Bixby is a poor voice assistant
- Clumsy to use with non-Samsung phones
- Fewer third-party apps than other smartwatches
 
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