Best Smartwatch of 2020 – Indian Gadget Awards 2020 Nominees: Apple Watch Series 6, OPPO Watch, and More

Wearables have seen a steep growth in 2020. During the ongoing pandemic, people are getting more aware of their health and fitness and smartwatches turned out to be the right tool to keep a track of it.

2020 saw smartwatches focus on more health-related features. While activity monitoring including swimming, walking, and more are now a staple, some could even measure blood oxygen levels, stress levels, sleep patterns, among others. We have seen some great launches in the smartwatch segment this year. The Apple Watch Series 6 remained the cutting-edge in features and design, but Apple also announced a more affordable Apple Watch SE. The Galaxy Watch 3 from Samsung also perfected what was already a pretty capable device with ECG monitoring and more, while Oppo and Realme made solid debuts. With a whole lot happening in this segment, these are the nominees for the Best Smartwatch of 2020 for the Indian Gadget Awards 2020.

Nominees for Best Smartwatch of 2020 for the Indian Gadget Awards 2020:

  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • OPPO Watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • Fitbit Versa 3
  • TicWatch Pro 3 GPS

Apple Watch Series 6

The Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch is probably one of the best smartwatches you can get in the market right now. Apple has added a plethora of features to the new smartwatch, which makes it one of the most advanced smartwatches from the company. It comes with a new health sensor that uses infrared light and photodiodes to detect the colour of blood under the skin. This helps in calculating blood oxygen saturation in one’s body.

Interestingly, it also features mental health tracking features that detect panic attacks and high levels of stress. It offers breathing exercise to control the stress level. Plus, you also get an electrical heart sensor that record heartbeat and rhythm. It can even detect atrial fibrillation and electrocardiogram, which can life-saving in dire situations. This coupled with a premium design language and ease of use makes it one of the best smartwatches present in the market right now.

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE is new the affordable option from the company. The smartwatch offers some good features to keep equally reliable as its more expensive sibling. To start with, it features the same display as present in the Apple Watch Series 6 along with Apple S5 wearable chip, which makes it twice as fast as the Apple Watch Series 3. It also comes with an optical heart rate sensor along with fall detection, emergency SOS, international emergency calling, and other safety features that make it stand out of the market. The watch runs on watchOS 7 and comes with up to 18 hours of battery life.

OPPO Watch

The first smartwatch from OPPO made headlines when it hit the Indian shores. The smartwatch offers an interesting design language comes with some good features that give a stiff competition to other smartwatches present in the market. The smartwatch comes with a dual-curved AMOLED display that offers premium design. The watch comes with 24/7 hour heart-rate monitoring along with sleep tracking and guided breathing exercises. It also offers multiple workout modes. The OPPO Watch also provides 5-Min Workout class series and real-time guidance in daily routine exercise modes to make it easier for you to get up and get moving.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is one of the best options you can get right now. The device offers almost all the features present in the Apple Watch Series 6. It comes with a Trip Detection feature that allows users to send a custom SOS alert to the emergency contacts. The watch is available in cellular and non-cellular options and packs IP68 rating making it water and dust resistant. The smartwatch also features a SpO2 sensor helps in tracking blood oxygen levels. It also comes with heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, automatic workout detection, running coach, fall detection, and women health tracking. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 offers some good features considering its price point.

Fitbit Versa 3

The Fitbit Versa 3 is loaded with some interesting features. The smartwatch comes with a 24/7 heart rate monitoring along with the SpO2 monitor for measuring blood oxygen levels. It also tracks sleep stages and gives a sleep score accordingly. The smartwatch also tracks skin temperature variation. It also comes with guided breathing sessions that help to relieve some stress. It also tracks menstrual cycles. The smartwatch also tracks all-day activity like steps, distance, floors climbed, active minutes and calories burned. You also get 20+ exercise modes and provide real-time stats during the workouts. It also comes with fast charging and the company claims that with a 12-minute charge one can get one full day of battery life.

TicWatch Pro 3 GPS

Moving on, the next smartwatch in this list is TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. The smartwatch might seem to be an underdog when compared to other smartwatches, but it sure packs a punch. The smartwatch comes with almost all the features you require in a smartwatch. To start with, it comes with a proprietary app known as TicExercise that includes 10 workout modes. Then there are TicOxygen, TicZen, TicBreath, and TicHearing that helps to track different health parameters.

The TicWatch Pro 3 GPS comes with built-in GPS with five GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) constellations to enable precise workout tracking. It also comes with Smart Mode and Essential Mode that helps users to switch between performance and efficiency. The smartwatch is compatible with both Android and iOS and offers built-in sleep tracker to keep a record of sleep patterns.

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