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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.