Holiday 2015: Hot Smartwatches

(KRON) — The smartwatch market has exploded. Every major tech company has one to offer. They have gotten smaller, more fashionable, more efficient and more affordable. If you have a fitness buff in your life these make a great gift.

Or if the person on your list is a techie you can’t go wrong with one of these new hot Smartwatches on the market.

And keep in mind the Apple Watch is not the only one you can use with the iPhone. Here’s a look at the hot smartwatches for this holiday season.


Apple Watch

1. Apple Watch $350 (For iPhone)
Perfect gift for anyone with an iPhone or iPad. Receive and respond to notifications in an instant. Track your daily activity. Control your music using only your voice. Pay for groceries just like that. With Apple Watch, important information and essential features are always just a raise of the wrist away.
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2. Asus Zen Watch 2 (For Android) $130
This features Google’s new Android Wear operating system for smartwatches. Features a crown button which echoes traditional watch styling and provides an intuitive way to interact with ASUS ZenWatch 2. Express your personality with your pick of 50 professionally designed watch faces, or create your own. View timely information at a glance and get things done with a simple touch or voice command.
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3 Moto 360
Moto 360

3. Moto 360 Watch (For Android & iPhone) $300
I love this one. It’s round and color. Very cool looking. Looks like a traditional watch. It’s water resistant and features a optical heart rate monitor (PPG). It has 1.5 days of battery life. The screen automatically adjusts to the surrounding brightness.
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4 Pebble Time Steel
Pebble Time Steel

4. Pebble Time Steel (For Android & iPhone) $250
This is the flagship Pebble device. It has almost 7 times the battery life of other smartwatches on the market. Color e-paper smartwatch. Manage notifications, calendar events, incoming calls, fitness, music playback and more. Pebble Time Steel fits every occasion with hundreds of watchfaces, a colorful e-paper display, and up to 10 days of battery life.
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Pebble Time
Pebble Time

5. Pebble Time (For Android & iPhone) $200
Always on, color e-paper display with LED backlight. Available in three colors: Red, White, and Black. Battery life up to 7 days. Water resistant to 30 meters. Built-in microphone for voice notes and quick replies. Vibrating motor for discreet alerts and alarms (wake yourself, not your loved ones) 9.5mm thin chassis with curved, ergonomic profile
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6. Samsung Gear S2 ( For Android) $300
The other round smartwatch is a powerhouse by Samsung. A smartwatch designed for the speed of your life. Elegant curves and premium finishes. Circular face and bezel let you navigate effortlessly. Get calendar notifications, texts and news from your phone right on your wrist.
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