After several years of less-than-impressive smartwatch offerings, we’re finally starting to see some quality, high-end models available that are certainly worth your attention. From getting important alerts during the middle of a meeting, to being able to keep up with messages or control your music during a workout, these devices offer some great quality of life improvements for busy gentlemen like ourselves. Forget the cheap plastic toys that have been dominating the market for years…
check out 3 beautiful time-pieces that offer the best of both worlds when it comes to style and functionality
- MONTBLANC – Summit 2 $995
- The Summit 2 offers a nice variety of frame colors and straps to fit many different styles of dress, but our favorite is by far the Black Steel model which looks classy and understated with the matching black leather strap. The Stainless Steel version with the blue nylon strap isn’t bad looking either though. As with all of these devices, the Summit 2 sports a Google operating system with all of the critical apps to keep you connected for everything from messaging to navigating to tracking your fitness goals.
- TAG Heuer – Connected – $1200-1800
- While the TAG Heuer smartwatch is the priciest on the list, it also packs the most punch and depending on your personal tastes, arguably looks the best. At home or on the road, it was engineered to help you reach your goals and look great while doing so. It’s also worth noting that this is the only piece of the three to feature an Intel Atom chip instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon, which powers many other mobile devices. As we’ve come to expect with traditional watches, the Swiss seem to be leading the pack when it comes to top-notch Smartwatches as well.
- Movado – Connect $895
- While this is the cheapest option on our list, when it comes to features it keeps up with both the Connected and Summit 2 in functionality, while style as always is a bit more subjective. The sleek and shiny metal bands and soft neon glowing faces of the flagship model may appeal to you and certainly look better than any of the common smartwatches on the consumer market. The stainless steel link bracelet and Gorilla Glass face is built to be sturdy, but will likely show scratches after regular wear. All in all, you really can’t go wrong with any of these devices and once you try a smartwatch, it will most likely integrate into your routine as swiftly as it did for us.