Top 10 smartwatches in November – expensive doesn’t mean best performance
We live in an era where everything gets highly technologized, we have access to tons of information and means to get it fast and we make every gadget as “smart” as possible. One of the most popular gadget at the moment, the must have is the smartwatch. Taking in account how many companies are manufacturing smartwatches to better complete our smartphones and also bring innovation, it gets harder to choose the most efficient smartwatch. By balancing design and functionality here are the top 10 best smartwatches manufactured by November.
10. Sony SmartWatch 3
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is not the best looking wearable but it has a classic stainless steel design which makes it appealing for people who are looking for an elegant smartwatch. Although it lacks in display quality as it only has a 1.6″ LCD affair it is one of the most durable smartwatches on the market with an IP68 rating meaning it can last for about one hour at more than 1 meter depth submerged in water. Sony SmartWatch 3 is one of the first Android Wear devices that has a built-in GPS system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, all packed with 4GB of storage. With a decent battery of 420mAh and a $100 price range Sony SmartWatch 3 has one of the most complete set of functionality.
9.LG G Watch
LG G Watch is again one of the smart watches that don’t impress with design but bring some special features. The LG G Watch is an Android Wear powered device that integrates the software’s impressive voice recognition and it has the potential of supporting updated features. The wearable lacks in its 1.3″ P-OLED display that is practically unseeable in bright sunlight and lacks in battery life. LG G Watch is dust and water resistant and offers decent functionality and can constantly be upgraded which make its $100 price range seem fit.
While the first two smartwatches lacked in design, Huawei Watch actually looks like a good looking watch. This wearable has a fully circular AMOLED screen with vibrant colors that can’t be missed but it does lag a little while opening apps. Although functionality is limited the Huawei Watch is compatible with both Android and iOS. Huawei Watch is one of the expensive wearables having a $400 price range mostly for its design that is highly customizable.
7.Movado Bold Motion
Movado Bold Motion is actually the result of HP and Swiss Watchmaker Movado partnership that resulted in one of the most beautifully designed smartwatch. Although it can connect with latest iOS and Android devices over Bluetooth it doesn’t have a regular screen. Its display only looks like a clock that notifies you only through vibration and LEDs. Although the lack of screen limits its functionality, Movado Bold Motion looks like a elegant watch you’d love to wear but unfortunately its price range is $700.
6.Motorola Moto 360 (2015)
Motorola Moto 360 (2015) is one of the first Android Wear smartwatch built in different designs for men and women. Moto 360 is highly customizable with Moto Maker and it is compatible with both iOS and Android. As Motorola Moto 360 has similar specifications and performance of most of smartwatches on the market it mostly comes down to its design and functionality. But also the price range has a saying in choosing the best smartwatch and Moto 360 can be bought around $100.
5.LG G Watch Urbane
LG G Watch Urbane is the more fashionable and expensive version of LG G Watch R as it comes with a $349 price while its former version has a $100 price range. Although the design is the first thing that stands up in the LG G 2nd version it has some superior specifications LG G Watch Urbane is powered by the latest 5.1.1 Android Wear and comes with an improved battery life. All in all LG G Watch Urbane can be compared with the top smartwatches when considering its polished design but can still upgrade its performance.
4.Asus ZenWatch 2
Asus ZenWatch 2 has the same display and processor as its predecessor but it got upgraded with a more customizable design and an outstanding battery life. Although it isn’t nearly as good looking as other smartwatches listed in this top it is compatible both with Android and iOS devices and has an affordable $150 price range. Although there is still room for improvement the Asus ZenWatch 2 is better than its previous version and still keeps its affordable price range.
3.Pebble Time Steel
What the Pebble Time Steel version has more than its basic Pebble Time smartwatch is the extra long battery life that can last up to a week. Also the design is very much different and more appealing. The Steel version of Pebble is compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones but it doesn’t have heart-rate monitor sensor or GPS tracking because they will come as extras soon. Although Pebble Time Steel is a little bit more expensive than its predecessor having a $250 price range it does look better and has that amazing one week battery life.
Most of the people consider Apple Watch being the number 1 smartwatch on the market but to be fair it is highly expensive and lacks the functionality of other wearables mentioned in this top and also can be used with iPhone 5 and later editions. Apple Watch is indeed one of the best built smartwatches with a unbeatable slick design and a fashionable appeal. One of its most important feature is its ability of sending and receiving calls through a compatible iPhone. Apple Watch somehow balances functionality with battery life but considering its compatibility only with iOS devices its $400 price range seems a bit exaggerated.
1.Samsung Gear S2
Samsung Gear S2 is one of the most intuitive and compatible smartwatches from the list and also is powered by Samsung’s own operating system Tizen. One of the most impressive feature embedded into the wearables design is the rotating Bezel used for navigation. Although it is compatible of a large variety of Android smartphones, Samsung Gear S2 has no compatibility with iPhones. With a great battery life and interactive GPS system Samsung Gear S2 has reasonable price range of $200-300 depending on the features you require.
To keep Apex Legends running for an additional “10 to 15 years,” Respawn opens a third studio
Apex Legends developer Respawn has created a third studio in order to keep the popular battle royale genre running for another “10 to 15 years”. Madison, Wisconsin is where the new studio is situated.
This third studio (the first two being headquartered in Los Angeles and Vancouver) will largely focus on Apex Legends in order to ensure a continuous and, most importantly, sustainable production pipeline. It may, however, contribute to other Respawn products in the future. Ryan Burnett, who previously served as director of engine production at Epic Games and had a distinguished 14-year career at Raven Software, the Call of Duty Studio, will serve as the studio’s head.
Senior VP of operations at Respawn, Daniel Suarez, claims in-depth in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that “Because we intend to stick with this for the long haul, team health is unquestionably a top priority for us. We’re eager to see Apex become a franchise that endures for ten, fifteen, or more years because we think it will. We can’t just accomplish everything at once, exhaust ourselves, and be unprepared to do it over the long run.”
Consistency (as well as adequate production runway) are essential to make Apex Legends’ 90-day turnaround for new seasons of content realistic. Suarez observes that the introduction of new characters to the game takes a lot longer than you might anticipate “It takes us between a year and a year and a half to become proficient in a Legend. We are therefore making preparations well in advance.”
Only a few weeks ago, parent company EA fired more than 200 Apex Legends quality assurance testers in an impromptu Zoom call, raising concerns among some fans about the game’s future.
Do you support Respawn’s decision to open a third studio? Do you believe Apex Legends will still be around in 15 years?
On the PS5, Kingdom Eighties brings micromanagement and vintage nostalgia
Kingdom Eighties, a micro-strategy game coming out for the PS5 in 2023, is a loving tribute to that legendary time period.Eighties will be a stand-alone novel like earlier books in the Kingdom series, such as Two Crowns or New Lands.
You take on the role of the leader, a camp counselor tasked with protecting the village against enigmatic creatures known as greed. Bike around the neighborhood with youngsters like The Champ, The Tinkerer, and The Wiz, who will support you in combat and each contribute something unique to the table while doing your best Stranger Things impressions.
Your thoughts about Kingdom Eighties Have you played any of the other Kingdom games?
Currently available on PS5, PS4, and 18 more PS + Extra, premium games
Just now, another great update for PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium came out.There are 17 titles in all that are available for these higher membership tiers in March, which is a wonderful collection that should have something for everyone. In Europe, these games are now available for download on the PS5 and PS4, and they will soon be released in North America.
Here is a list of everything included as a reminder:
PS Plus Extra: March 2023
- Tchia (PS5, PS4) | Review
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) | Review
- Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5, PS4) | Review
- Rainbow Six Extraction (PS5, PS4) | Review
- Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5) | Review
- Life is Strange True Colors (PS5, PS4) | Review
- Life is Strange 2 (PS4) | Review
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS4) | Review
- Street Fighter V Champion Edition (PS4) | Review
- Untitled Goose Game (PS4) | Review
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4) | Review
- RAGE 2 (PS4) | Review
- NEO: The World Ends With You (PS4) | Review
- Haven (PS5, PS4) | Review
PS Plus Premium: March 2023
- Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS1) | Review
- Ape Academy 2 (PSP)
- Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)
Tchia, an independent open-world adventure, debuts on PlayStation Plus Extra on the first day of this month. In addition to everything else mentioned above, members will also have access to this endearing new game. The three classic games mentioned above are also available to PS Plus Premium subscribers. Both Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Ape Academy 2 provide a set of trophies, which is always a welcome extra.
According to our most recent poll, the majority of you are happy with the new games and oldies that were added to the catalog this month, and we don’t blame you. It’s a fantastic choice. With these more recent membership tiers, Sony seems to be finding its footing after a somewhat poor start.
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