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    Best of the Best Android Smartwatches: 1st Quarter 2017

    Best Android Smartwatches

    Now that there are hundreds of smartwatches on the market, it’s time to make some sense out of them and bubble up the best of the best. In these two videos Mr. Ticks compares two groups of five watches each, separated based on some subtle differences in the Android 5.1 watch Operating System implementation.

    The first group have a feature where when you turn your wrist they display the time with a simple digital display, not the watch face you choose as your default. To see your default face, you either need to press the side button on the watch, or touch the screen when it is displaying the digital time. With the second group of watches, turning your wrist will show your watch face of choice immediately. There is no digital time display built into the OS.

    There are other differences in how the watch groups handle installing custom designed watch faces and a few other things. You’ll notice both groups have some watches with leather bands and others silicone bands. There are some with cameras an some without, and each is usually available in black or silver.

    These quick best of the best comparisons can help you decide where you want to put your attention for more exploration. In-depth reviews on each of these watches are also available.


    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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