Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 2

Stuff Middle East - - Top Tens - from US$369 / ap­ple.com

Last year’s Ap­ple Watch was al­ready the best smartwatch to date; now it’s found its fo­cus. The Se­ries 2 de­vices come with an ar­ray of up­grades – more power, a brighter screen – along with a greater em­pha­sis on fit­ness func­tions with­out a phone in tow. Both GPS and waterproofing make this a far more com­pelling gad­get for ex­er­cise ob­ses­sives. No al­ter­na­tive is as fast or as well made, or has the same qual­ity and quan­tity of be­spoke apps.

Stuff says ★★★★★ Ap­ple’s small tweaks and re­newed sports fo­cus add up to make the Se­ries 2 a wa­ter­shed wear­able Peb­ble Time Steel ★★★★✩ US$160 / peb­ble.com

With a bat­tery life of up to a week, the Time Steel is the best Peb­ble you can buy.

Fit­bit Blaze ★★★★✩ US$200 / fit­bit.com

As much a fit­ness tracker as it is a smartwatch, the Blaze de­liv­ers ac­cu­rate track­ing and stats.

Garmin Vivo­move ★★★★✩ US$150 / garmin.com

Free up a space on your wrist – this is ev­ery­thing you need from a fit­ness watch.

Sam­sung Gear S2 ★★★✩✩ US$300 / sam­sung.com

The ro­tat­ing bezel is a ge­nius bit of de­sign. Needs more apps, though.

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