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Success T imepiece s
If you’re an IT geek who turns your nose up at
Rolexes smugly declaring: “My phone is my clock”
— here’s what you need to know to choose the right
smartwatch for you.
T E X T BY B I LL L I N D S E Y
COMPARE & CONTRAST
Not all smartwatches are supported by all smartphone platforms.
Make sure your choices are compatible or else be prepared to ask
strangers for the time a lot more than you’d like.
Some smartphones are controlled via buttons while others are
touchscreen-driven. Try before you buy. And make sure you can
read the display without squinting too much.
Always check battery life. Some smartwatches can go for days
while others last for a few hours. Don’t be the person who’s late
to a meeting because you forgot to charge your watch.
Some smartwatches have more display options than others. If you
change your mind a lot, choose one with a plethora of “faces.”
You’ll get used to it in no time.
Outdoorsy types need a waterproof, no-nonsense timepiece with
a strap that won’t send it flying. More sedentary folks might opt
for a watch that complements their favorite bag of chips.
Make sure your smartwatch supports all apps you live and die by.
The best time-teller for you will make life easier no matter what
time it is.