Which smartwatch will you buy this year?

The case for a smartwatch is getting more and more solid: after Apple made its big entry in the wearable space earlier this year with the Apple Watch in its three editions, now, at IFA 2015, we're seeing the second wave of other smartwatches make a splash.

The extremely sleek looking circular Moto 360 has gotten better with the addition of the much needed smaller version as well as a female collection. And then there is the Tizen-powered Gear S2, a smartwatch that comes with a neat e-SIM card option that allows you to use it independently, without the need for it to be tethered to a phone.

Those are just some of the revolutionary new smartwatches that made their official debut recently, with all the other options laid out in the poll right below. So which one will you buy? And are you now sold on the smartwatch concept? Let us know your favorites, your wishes and your thoughts on the smartwatch situation of things right below.

Which smartwatch will you buy this year?

Apple Watch
Samsung Gear S2 / S2 Classic
2nd gen Moto 360 / Moto 360 Sport
Huawei Watch
Asus Zenwatch 2
Sony Smartwatch 3
Pebble Time / other Pebble
Not sold on smartwatches - will buy / stick to a classic watch
Not sold on smartwatches and watches in general



2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

There is a reason real world sales numbers don't reflect these poles.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes there is and the reason might be less flattering than you imagine.

11. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

A lot of people who vote and comment on this site are completely out of touch with reality.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wow! People buying the ugly as sin Moto 360 2 over the Huawei Watch?! What am I missing here? The Huawei is superior in every single way.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't know, I really like the design of the 360 EXCEPT for the flat tire. I'd still choose the Huawei personally, but I can understand why people would choose the 360 if they don't mind the flat tire.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I dunno, the Moto 360 offends in all areas. The lugs are too small for its body size and shape. Classic watch rule of thumb is that the body needs to gradually taper to the lugs. The straps are too dis proportioned with the diameter. Bigger watches have wider straps. It just looks wrong in all areas and the original Moto 360 look much better.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Fair, and the Huawei Watch does look like a more traditional watch. I was judging it more as a piece of tech than a watch. For instance, if Moto and Huawei were to take each design and turn them into a smartphone, I think I'd prefer the Moto one.

23. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

People probably like gray black of LCD screens with power consuption even on black background. Also maybe for them flat tire look sexy. I don't know. I will get Huawei Watch. +1

6. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Smartwatches do looks cool and useful in certain situation, but for me those pro watches like Casio Pro-Trek/Phys series is way more practical and useful than any smartwatches in the market

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

non of these companies as shown me a must have feature and why i would rather use the watch interface instead of just pulling out my phone that is able to do so much more without being limited

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Because some people don't have to do research for a 20 page thesis whenever they pull out their phone. Sometimes I just need to see if I can ignore the notification or not and glancing at your wrist is much more convienent than digging through my pocket for my phone only to look and put it right back into my pocket. Especially when I am carrying groceries and a bottle of water or something or a cup of coffee. Sometimes when my phone is on my table, all I need to know is if it's a blue or white light and I don't even have to touch the phone if I don't want to. Same premise here.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not sold on any, but if I had to choose I'd pick the Gear S2. However, I think Android Wear has the most promise, but I REALLY don't like its UI.

16. talon95

Posts: 1009; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I want a Gear S2 classic with metal band and Android Wear.

17. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

The Apple Watch still looks da best in class, but competition is always welcomed. I wonder what's coming next for smartwatches, since AW I have seen an increased build quality and taste, sweet gadgets for lucky customers! :)

32. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

It never liked "the best in class". Stop it.

33. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012


38. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

To you its best in class. To many others the Apple watch is overpriced for what you are actually getting.

22. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I miss LG there

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They still make and sell the Urbane. They even have a $1200 limited gold Urbane Luxe version.

26. looneyhouston

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Huawei watch's looks like a $80 fossil watch to me. Moto just looks sleeker. On the moto 360-2 there is no NFC for purchases and the experience is no different from the 1st gen products. That's why I jumped on a Champaign colored Moto 360 2014 for $150

28. TBomb

Posts: 1714; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Keeping my FitBit until further notice.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No watch this year, but maybe a 6S Plus. MAYBE!!!

40. Donbenie

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

The only way I'll ever get to wear a Smartwatch is if am gifted one..can't seem to get what the buzz is about,just one more product being rammed down consumers throat whether necessary or not..

41. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

No smartwatch to be considered, until they have one whose battery last 5 days, cost less than $150 and run apps and make phone calls for that price.

52. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Youre just so damn right.

43. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I could argue the idea that smart watches are actually all that smart... I ain't sold. Would rather put money into a beat-all-end-all mobile device. Smartwatches are extremely rare in my area. Will be hitting a couple of large cities soon. Very curious how common they are. I hear they are selling well, but I actually do not think they are. No one is releasing sales figures, to my knowledge.

44. Deadeye37

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I bought a Moto 360 a couple weeks ago. Its a great watch! Why the Moto 360 and not any of the other smart watch offerings out there now or wait for the new ones? 1 reason: $150 for the stainless steel band option. Can't get that price for a smartwatch that looks this good (with stainless steel band).

48. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Gear S2 or none

50. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

oh moto 360 to me is just too thick than gear s2 the gear s2 is a beauti.

53. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Anything that looks like a real wrist watch. Round display (not flat tire design), OLED (so it looks good at any viewing angle and has deep blacks like a real watch).

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless