Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy Watch Active vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which is... 12:15 Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 4 are versatile smartwatches with plenty of fitness features to help you get in shape. You can also get notifications, send texts and listen to music right from your wrist. But the Galaxy Watch Active is $200 while the Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $400. So do you need to spend upward of $400 (or $500 for the LTE version of the Apple Watch)?That depends on what you're looking for in a watch, because the differences go beyond just the price. The Apple Watch Series 3 costs $250 and is still a great watch -- you can see how it compares to the Series 4 here -- but for this comparison we're concentrating on the latest model.We tested both these watches side-by-side to determine which one met our needs the most.Do you like your smartwatch face square or round?If you're familiar with the original Galaxy Watch, the look of the Active … [Read more...] about Apple Watch vs. Galaxy Watch Active: How to choose the best smartwatch
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The Apple Watch Series 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch are both excellent smartwatches that can do everything from fitness tracking to mirroring notifications on your phone. But which one should you buy?We tested the Apple Watch Series 4 and Galaxy Watch side-by-side to see which one best fit our needs. For this test, we wore the smaller versions of each: 40mm and 42mm respectively. Now playing: Watch this: Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch: Smartwatch... 8:55 Design and durabilityThe obvious difference between these two watches is their shape: the Apple Watch has a square watch face, while the Galaxy Watch is round.We like the eye-catching round screen of the Galaxy Watch because it more closely resembles an analog watch. There's also a rotating bezel around the screen to change settings or navigate through notifications. It has a really pleasing tactile sensation that "clicks" each time you turn it, unlike the digital crown on the Apple Watch that only has a limited … [Read more...] about Apple Watch vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch: How to choose
When it comes to putting tech on your wrist, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. The modern smartwatch landscape can be a bit difficult to engage since it’s a nexus of style and functionality, so we thought we’d take a look at the pros and cons of three consumer favorites and see how they stack up against each other. By now, the TicWatch E, Apple Watch, and Fitbit Versa have been in play long enough for users to get a good handle on their feel and practicality. Choosing the smartwatch that’s best for you takes a little bit more digging than picking out an analog watch, so let’s dive into the deets. For this Battle Royale of savvy wearables, we’ve taken a more day-to-day approach rather than cracking open the hood of each device to check the nuts and bolts. It’s all about how these devices slide into your budget and routine here, but we’ve provided links to more technical content if you want the nerdy nitty gritty before you make … [Read more...] about TicWatch E vs. Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: Which watch is smartest for you?
The Fitbit Versa ($199.95 at Amazon.com) is a worthy Apple Watch ($429.00 at Walmart) alternative. The Versa is like if you took the Fitbit Ionic ($299.95 at Dell Home), gave it a slimmer body and prettier design -- and dropped its price. It also costs $50 less than the cheapest Apple Watch model, the Series 1, or $130 less than the Series 3. (In the UK, the Versa is £50 less than the Apple Watch Series 1 ($256.76 at Amazon.com) and in Australia, AU$60 less.) So, how do you choose between the Fitbit Versa and the Apple Watch 3? CNET's Vanessa Hand Orellana and Lexy Savvides wore them both for about a week side by side to figure out which best fit our needs. Now Playing: Watch this: Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: Head-to-head 8:12 Design and durability Both share a similar design, interchangeable straps, a selection of metal finishes and a variety of watch faces to customize the look. Each watch is water resistant to 50 meters so you can wear them in the shower or use … [Read more...] about How to choose between the Fitbit Versa and Apple Watch
Well, what's this hidden in the watchOS 4.3.1 beta? As spotted by 9to5Mac, it's a reference to a "3rd party face config bundle", which sounds very much like Apple is about to open up the device to developers who fancy having a go at making their own watch faces.Unlike Wear OS (née Android Wear), watchOS has never supported third-party watch faces, ever since the first Apple Watch came out in 2015. One of the benefits of owning a smartwatch is you can change the face whenever you like, but up until now your only choices on the Apple Watch have been those made by Apple.Admittedly, some of those watch faces are very nice indeed. But letting other developers in on the act would no doubt see an explosion in the number of watch faces available – just about every taste and style would eventually be catered for. Probably.Nothing official yetThis is obviously just a telling bit of code and nothing more for the time being. Apple hasn't said anything about the change, or when it might … [Read more...] about Apple could be ready to allow third-party watch faces on the Apple Watch