At dodo, we see Android smartwatches as the next big thing for businesses. With a host of features and sensors, businesses using wearable devices can collect valuable data from employees and their work environment. Improved manufacturing processes, better business management or real-time status monitoring are just some of the benefits you can get with smartwatches.
What to consider before buying?
Certain features make the use of smartwatches particularly convenient and productive. At the same time, one or two flaws can spoil the whole experience. So here are the features you should pay attention to when choosing your smartwatch:
Operating System (OS) and Application Support – Third-party vendors and developers create many productivity apps that enhance the capabilities of smartwatches, but not all devices support all apps. Apple with watchOS, followed by Google with WearOS, has the largest selection of apps in its stores. Samsung’s Tizen offers plenty of useful features right out of the box, and even without extensive app support, it’s one of the best operating systems for smartwatches. Other operating systems are limited and their performance varies;
Battery Life – The absolute minimum is a full working day, so you can use your watch during the day and charge it while you sleep. Charging can take a long time, so the longer the battery lasts, the better.
LTE Connectivity – At work, it is often necessary to stay connected and some smartwatches can even connect to cellular networks. With mobile network reception, you can receive notifications, messages and calls only with the device on your wrist, without the need for a phone. But keep in mind that when smartwatches are used only for business purposes, online communication can be a distraction for workers;
Design and overall build quality – Watches for formal meetings are stylish and the material for fieldwork is more solid. Therefore, choose accordingly and adjust the working mode and your needs. Remember to take water resistance into account, to avoid any problems due to rain or splashing water.
Size and display – The sizes and screens of smartwatches dramatically affect the overall user experience. In general, the size of the smartwatch ranges from 38mm, which is suitable for small hands, to 46mm, which is mainly suitable for men. The screens of Big smartwatches in the business line are of high quality and offer sufficient resolution;
Connectivity and Storage – Bluetooth is essential for connecting to your phone, wireless headphones, or Bluetooth signals. The NFC feature will give you contactless payments, and Wi-Fi is a bonus for connecting to the internet. Dedicated storage can also make room for offline music playback;
Price – Another important point to consider. The affordable smartwatches in our review start at around $ 150. The most expensive can go up to a few hundred dollars. Ultimately, we recommend that you consider all of the aspects mentioned above and choose based on what is most relevant to your use case;
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