Guide to smart­watches

Smart­watches are get­ting smarter. Whether you want a diver’s watch which also tells you how many In­sta­gram likes you’re get­ting, or a time­piece which is as on top of your diary as any pri­vate sec­re­tary, Esquire’s guide high­lights the best on the mar­ket.

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1 TAG HEUER CON­NECTED MOD­U­LAR 45 Lugs, strap, buckle, case, even an ana­logue “mod­ule”, can be swapped to cre­ate 56 com­bos. It’s got GPS track­ing and 50m water re­sis­tance, so is per­fect for sports­men; the BMC cy­cling team wore it through­out the Giro d’Italia. 2 KRONABY CON­NECTED With this new brand’s smart­watch, you can de­cline calls via your wrist, and screen se­lected callers. Con­trol your cam­era’s phone from the watch, and find it when it’s lost. This watch even gives you a gen­tle nudge when you’ve been in­ac­tive for too long. 3 FR É D É R I QUE C ONSTANT HORO­LOG­I­CAL SMART­WATCH Swiss-made, with a world­timer func­tion (press the crown three times), this hy­brid smart­watch will also track your ac­tiv­ity, mon­i­tor your sleep, alert you to calls or mes­sages on your phone, all via the app. 4 MONT­BLANC SUM­MIT The brand’s de­but smart­watch of­fers ac­tiv­ity track­ing, heart rate mon­i­tor, wire­less mu­sic con­trol, and can man­age your day. Sched­ule meet­ings, check traf­fic, upload board­ing passes, send and re­ceive mes­sages and emails, and trans­late over 100 lan­guages. 5 CASI O PR O TR E K The watch for those plan­ning to get lost, or not, be­cause it fea­tures low-power GPS colour map­ping that can be used off­line. It has dif­fer­ent func­tions for dif­fer­ent pur­suits: if kayak­ing, trace your route on the water; if ski­ing, track your top speed.

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Words by Jeremy Lang­mead

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