How does Apple Watch stack up against the competition?
28 April 2015

How does Apple Watch stack up against the competition?

See how Apple Watch compares to the competition: Samsung Gear S, Moto 360, and Pebble Time.

It looks like 2015 will be the year of the smartwatch. Despite slow consumer adoption, nearly all major tech players have released new smartwatches over the last three months.

edition large 2x

Apple Watch

Screen Size  38mm or 42mm
Operating System iOS
Battery Life 18 hours of “normal use”
Sensors Accelerometer

Heart Rate

Communication  802.11 b/g

Bluetooth 4

Price $449 USD to $22,000 USD
 

Moto 360 transparent 400pxMoto 360

Screen Size  46mm
Operating System Android Wear
Battery Life All Day of “mixed use”
Sensors Accelerometer

Heart Rate
Pedometer

Communication 

Bluetooth

Price Starting at $279 USD
 

samsung gear sSamsung Gear S

Screen Size  50.8mm (2 inches)
Operating System Tizen
Battery Life About a day of average use
Sensors

Accelerometer
Compass
Heart rate monitor
Ambient light sensor
UV sensor
Barometer

Communication 

Bluetooth 4.0

Price Starting at $399.99 USD
 

pebble timePebble Time

Screen Size  32 mm (1.26 inches)
Operating System

Pebble “Timeline” OS
(Compatible with iOS, Android)

Battery Life Up to 7 days on one charge
Sensors

Accelerometer
3D Compass
Ambient light sensor

Communication 

Bluetooth 4.0

Price Starting at $199 USD

 

All smartwatches rely on style – each one offers a different approach to making a smartwatch pleasing to wear.

To compete with Apple’s customizable watch design Motorola launched a customization option for its Moto 360 smartwatch.

Moto 360 has already been celebrated for its sleek traditional circular watch face, but now users can choose different colored watch cases, wristbands (leather and metal) and watch faces.

Pebble unveiled Pebble Time Steel – an upgraded version of the device aimed at those looking for a more polished finish. The Steel version has the same technical specs as the Pebble Time, but comes in silver, black and gold finishes and costs $100 more.

The Apple Watch has the most options for customization – with over 22 possible combinations – but each comes with a different price tag, from $449 to as much as $13,000 for the gold Edition model.

And the Samsung Gear S smartwatch is in a league of its own when it comes to connectivity: Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi. Pop in a SIM card and it works independently from a smartphone.

It has built in 3G technology, which means it doesn’t have to be wirelessly connected to a nearby smartphone to receive emails or notifications. The Samsung Gear S has a large two inch display and sporty design.

Categories

Wearables