1、What do you plan to do with smartwatch?
Obviously, we don’t buy a smartwatch simply to check the time with it, because if that’s the only need, a traditional mechanical watch would be a much better choice. Therefore, we need to clarify what kind of functions we want it to achieve.
As far as the smartwatch products in the market are concerned, smartwatches are usually divided into two major categories: health data monitoring and all-around smart experience. The health data monitoring category usually has monitoring functions such as heart rate, pedometer and calorie consumption, etc. When choosing this category, we must clearly understand what we need and what it can bring to us.
For example, the Apple Watch plays the role of the second screen of the iPhone well and alleviates the battery life problem of the iPhone. Of course, the battery life of these products will be shorter than other smart watches.
2、What kind of smartwatch do you like?
After determining our needs, we need to choose the one we like most among a large number of smartwatch products with different design styles, such as whether the dial is round or square, whether the dial material is metal or plastic, and of course, we also need to consider the matching of the strap.
This process is actually no different from buying clothes on the street. After determining the type you want to buy, of course, you should pick the product you like the most as much as possible.
3、Which platform smartwatch are you used to using?
We all know that a smartwatch will have a better experience if you configure your smartphone to use it together. So the question is, which platform is your current phone? Are you planning to change your cell phone for a new smartwatch and change the operating platform?
At present, Apple Watch, Google Android and Pebble are the mainstream smartwatch platforms, which have different features in terms of system experience and compatibility, and also have some shortcomings.
Apple Watch is excellent in body design and functional experience, but the battery life is obviously not satisfactory, and the watch OS system does not have enough independent applications to reflect its advantages; Android Wear has multiple brands and types of smartwatches to choose from, which also has the problem of battery life, but will give users more choices.
Pebble, once the king of crowdfunding, has a relatively longer battery life because of its e-ink screen and is compatible with both iOS and Android phones, but it’s not as good as Apple and Google in terms of platform development.