In this col­lec­tion, we will talk about the most unusu­al items among afford­able smart­watch­es.

Alcatel One Touch Watch


Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty: iOS, Android
auton­o­my: 2–3 days
Water resis­tance: IP67 (up to 30 min­utes immer­sion to a depth of 1m)

With your appear­ance Alca­tel One Touch Watch rem­i­nis­cent of Moto 360, and they can be per­ceived as a much cheap­er alter­na­tive, which is com­pat­i­ble not only with Android OS, but also with iOS too. The sec­ond plus is a good bat­tery life com­pared to solu­tions based on Android Wear or Apple Watch — from two to three days, depend­ing on the inten­si­ty of use of the gad­get.

Alu­minum, Goril­la Glass with round­ed edges and oleo­pho­bic coat­ing, 1.22-inch IPS dis­play (240x204 pix­els), Blue­tooth 4.0 LE, NFC, opti­cal heart rate mon­i­tor, accelerom­e­ter, gyro­scope, altime­ter and elec­tron­ic com­pass — all this is hid­den in a com­pact body with 41.8 x 10.5 mm in size, and the watch weighs only 60 g. As you can see, the device is tech­ni­cal­ly very strong and offers every­thing the same as more expen­sive mod­els from oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers for a rather mod­est price.

In par­tic­u­lar, Alca­tel One­Touch Watch is capa­ble of dis­play­ing noti­fi­ca­tions about calls, SMS, mail and from any appli­ca­tions from a smart­phone. In addi­tion, it is an activ­i­ty track­er with the func­tion of count­ing steps and calo­ries burned, mon­i­tor­ing the qual­i­ty of sleep and with the abil­i­ty to deter­mine the heart rate. There is a qui­et alarm (uses vibra­tion), a wide range of watch faces and wall­pa­per sup­port. Sep­a­rate­ly, it is worth not­ing the pres­ence of a stan­dard USB plug built into the strap for recharg­ing the device, which is con­ve­nient. You don’t need to car­ry an extra cable with you, and you’re not afraid to lose the com­plete one, as is the case with mod­els that use a pro­pri­etary con­nec­tor (almost all of them).

Price: 9990 rub.
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Casio STB-1000

Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty: iOS
auton­o­my: 2 years
Water resis­tance: 10 atm (you can swim and even dive to a shal­low depth, but do not get car­ried away)


In terms of auton­o­my, Japan­ese Casio elec­tron­ic watch­es have always been ahead of the rest, and the com­pa­ny has main­tained this pos­i­tive trend in its smart watch­es. Two years on one CR2032 bat­tery is no joke.

The STB-1000 mod­el is aimed at peo­ple who lead an active lifestyle, who pre­fer cycling or jog­ging in the park to a sofa and TV. The watch is com­pat­i­ble with a range of iOS fit­ness apps includ­ing Wahoo Fit­ness, Run­meter, Walk­me­ter, Cycleme­ter. Dur­ing train­ing, the screen dis­plays relat­ed infor­ma­tion about the speed of move­ment, dis­tance, etc., and you can inde­pen­dent­ly con­fig­ure the clock inter­face for the sport mode.

Want to con­trol music play­back from your smart­phone while you run? No prob­lem — in the Casio STB-1000, you can use five hard­ware but­tons for this, so you are sub­ject to every­thing, includ­ing the vol­ume in the head­phones. In addi­tion, with this clock you will not miss calls, SMS and will receive noti­fi­ca­tions from oth­er appli­ca­tions.

Tra­di­tion­al­ly, Casio watch­es are shock­proof (not as cool as the G‑Shock series, but much bet­ter than most mod­ern smart­watch­es) and sealed. They can swim in the pool and even dive. The STB-1000 fea­ture is that it is almost a clas­sic Casio elec­tron­ic watch, but with a full set of smart func­tions and good sports func­tion­al­i­ty, while being inex­pen­sive.

Price: 7190 rub.
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Casio Edifice EQB-500

Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty: iOS, Android
auton­o­my: infi­nite (built-in solar pan­el + bat­tery)
Water resis­tance: 10 atm (you can swim and even dive to a shal­low depth, but do not get car­ried away)


This is Casio’s first point­er smart watch and, in prin­ci­ple, the only “smart” watch in the world with a built-in solar bat­tery. That is, in the­o­ry, their auton­o­my is infi­nite, in prac­tice, every­thing depends on the bat­tery life and oper­at­ing con­di­tions. In the dark, they can lie with­out the ener­gy of the sun, but con­tin­ue to func­tion up to 33 months. In gen­er­al, we for­get not only about any recharg­ing, but also about replac­ing the bat­tery.

Edi­fice EQB-500 attracts with its frankly mas­cu­line, bru­tal appear­ance and an abun­dance of arrows. Still, in front of you is a chrono­graph that can accu­rate­ly mea­sure the pas­sage of time down to tenths of a sec­ond. The prob­lem with all chrono­graphs is the dif­fi­cul­ty of man­ag­ing them, but not in the case of the mod­el in ques­tion. Thanks to these “smart” func­tions, you can eas­i­ly con­fig­ure any para­me­ter of the acces­so­ry through a pro­pri­etary appli­ca­tion. And when the time is auto­mat­i­cal­ly syn­chro­nized on the watch and in the smart­phone, dur­ing which the hands begin to live their own lives, it’s just a must see, very impres­sive:

Edi­fice EQB-500 also report new emails, but that’s where their smart fea­tures end — with­out an LCD dis­play on the watch, you can’t real­ly go wild with noti­fi­ca­tions. The chip of the device in ques­tion is in anoth­er. This is a great, beau­ti­ful men’s acces­so­ry that will suit both a busi­ness suit and a casu­al style. This is pri­mar­i­ly a func­tion­al watch. This is a cool chrono­graph, and the most com­fort­able in the world in terms of con­trol, which is achieved through the built-in Blue­tooth mod­ule and a smart­phone appli­ca­tion. And you will nev­er have to wor­ry about charg­ing the Edi­fice EQB-500 or chang­ing the bat­ter­ies in them.

Price: from 22490 rub.
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LG Urbane

auton­o­my: 2 days
Water resis­tance: 3 atm (splash resis­tant, but not rec­om­mend­ed for swim­ming)


In the first two mod­els of its smart­watch­es, LG did not put much empha­sis on design, focus­ing on func­tion­al­i­ty, but in LG Urbane she was able to qual­i­ta­tive­ly com­bine both of these com­po­nents. A chic round OLED dis­play (1.3 inch­es, 320x320 pix­els), hid­den in a pol­ished steel case with rather thin frames and a high-qual­i­ty leather strap, pow­er­ful stuff­ing (Snap­drag­on 400, 512 MB RAM, 410 mAh bat­tery, opti­cal heart rate mon­i­tor, 9- axi­al accelerom­e­ter, Wi-Fi mod­ule) and the lat­est ver­sion of Android Wear with wire­less remote sup­port. That is, your phone may be some­where in the bow­els of the office five floors from your cur­rent loca­tion, but you will still receive noti­fi­ca­tions. The fact is that the watch itself is able to con­nect to a Wi-Fi net­work and syn­chro­nize with a smart­phone via the cloud, even if it is in a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent wire­less net­work. By the way, Apple Watch can do almost the same, with the only dif­fer­ence being that the watch and iPhone must be on the same Wi-Fi net­work.

As for the func­tion­al­i­ty, it is quite stan­dard for the Android Wear plat­form, which, with the release of the Apple Watch, began to devel­op very active­ly, and this pleas­es. The only pity is that it still does not have offi­cial sup­port for iOS. It is also worth high­light­ing a good auton­o­my. You can safe­ly count on 1.5 days even with the max­i­mum load on the watch, includ­ing the con­stant­ly active dis­play. If you mess with ener­gy sav­ing, then a cou­ple of days LG Urbane will work eas­i­ly. A big plus for LG smart­watch­es is that they are among the first to receive Android Wear updates.

If you pre­fer Android smart­phones and want to get the coolest func­tion­al Android Wear smart­watch­es, check out the LG Urbane.

Price: from 17500 rub.
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Garmin Fenix ​​3


Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty: iOS, Android
auton­o­my:from 20 hours with acti­vat­ed GPS up to 6 weeks
Water resis­tance: 10 atm (you can swim and even dive to a shal­low depth, but do not get car­ried away)

This seems to be the best smart­watch of the entire col­lec­tion for peo­ple who are seri­ous­ly into sports, whether it’s run­ning, cycling, triathlon, cross-fit and any oth­er phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. Still, Garmin has been spe­cial­iz­ing in this kind of devices for many years and this is the com­pa­ny’s flag­ship. Unlike its pre­de­ces­sors and some oth­er mod­els, Garmin Fenix ​​3 it is also the most ver­sa­tile gad­get that can effec­tive­ly inter­act with a smart­phone, not only in the field of sports. For exam­ple, the watch sup­ports noti­fi­ca­tions from iPhone and Android devices, can act as a tra­di­tion­al activ­i­ty track­er and mon­i­tor the qual­i­ty of sleep. There is a qui­et alarm clock and a reminder func­tion, they say, it would be time to move the lit­tle body and dis­perse the blood, oth­er­wise it stayed too long. Well, if you start train­ing with Fenix ​​3 on your arm, then be sure that you will even­tu­al­ly learn every­thing about it, and the watch will help in the process, sig­nal­ing with sound, vibra­tion and dis­play­ing data on a 1.2‑inch col­or dis­play (218x218 pix­els). ).

Some equip­ment options include a chest heart rate mon­i­tor that con­nects to the watch via ANT+ pro­to­col, although you can use any oth­er if you wish, as with most Garmin devices. It pro­vides the most effi­cient heart rate track­ing for accu­rate cur­rent load, calo­rie burn cal­cu­la­tion, and allows you to con­trol your work­out for max­i­mum effi­cien­cy. Mon­i­tor­ing heart rate zones and tips dur­ing train­ing are only part of the device’s capa­bil­i­ties. But it also has built-in GPS and GLONASS receivers, an inde­pen­dent Wi-Fi mod­ule, and a barom­e­ter. All data is care­ful­ly stored in the watch’s mem­o­ry, after which it is syn­chro­nized with the smart­phone and with the cloud. The abil­i­ty to ana­lyze a work­out in detail is worth a lot, because it allows you to make the nec­es­sary adjust­ments to improve results. In gen­er­al, you can talk about the sports com­po­nent for a long time — it is very rich, but Garmin Fenix ​​3 also looks cool.

A choice of rub­ber strap or steel bracelet, min­er­al glass or sap­phire, steel bezel with black PWD coat­ing or in its nat­ur­al col­or.

If you’re seri­ous about sports and need a tru­ly func­tion­al yet ver­sa­tile watch, it’s hard to find some­thing bet­ter than the Garmin Fenix ​​3.

Price: from 37300 rub.
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Withings Active


Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty: iOS, Android
auton­o­my: 6–8 months
Water resis­tance: 5 atm (eas­i­ly sur­vive swim­ming in the pool, but div­ing in them is not rec­om­mend­ed)

At first glance, you can’t tell that With­ings Activite is not just a styl­ish Swiss watch with a steel case and sap­phire crys­tal, but also an activ­i­ty track­er. Its indi­ca­tor is neat­ly dis­guised as an addi­tion­al dial with a thin hand.

There is noth­ing super­flu­ous and dis­tract­ing in this device, not even a fac­to­ry crown, which, in prin­ci­ple, is not need­ed here. All con­trol is car­ried out through a pro­pri­etary appli­ca­tion for iOS and Android. It also dis­plays detailed sta­tis­tics about your phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and sleep qual­i­ty. The good news is that you don’t have to both­er with charg­ing the device. Bat­ter­ies CR2025 enough for 6–8 months.

An excel­lent replace­ment for a clas­sic watch, for those who pre­fer min­i­mal­ism and do not want to car­ry an extra gad­get on their wrist, but want to mon­i­tor their phys­i­cal activ­i­ty.

Price: 32500 rub.
Buy With­ings Activite

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