Coolest smartwatches in South Africa
Smartwatches are growing in popularity worldwide, according to Gartner. The company forecasted that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, generating revenue of £30.5 billion. Of this, £9.3 billion was expected to be from smartwatches.
Two categories Gartner said will perform well are smartwatches for kids, as well as traditional watch brands. Gartner said it expects kids’ smartwatches to represent 30% of total smartwatch unit shipments in 2021. Cool smartwatches for South African adults and children are listed below.
Apple Watch Series 3
Samsung Gear S3
The Samsung Gear S3 comes in Classic and Frontier variants.
The Ionic features a battery life of four days or more, automatic activity and sleep tracking, and cross-platform compatibility. It also has an SpO2 sensor, which makes it possible to gain deeper health insights by tracking conditions like sleep apnea.
Huawei Watch 2
The Watch 2 runs on Android Wear 2.0, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, and the 4G version supports its own cellular connection. The Huawei Watch 2 is available from R5,000.
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