5 Cool Alternatives to the Apple Watch

March 9, 2015

2:01 pm

Apple is unveiling today their new smartwatch, Apple Watch.

This is the first product to be developed entirely under CEO Tim Cook, and he is expected to lead the presentation. It’s too early to say if the watch will be as successful as previously launched products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, but what we do know is that the Apple Watch is expected to become Apple’s most expensive product ever. While it starts at $350, few are expected to walk out of the stores paying less than $500 or $600.

Tech.Co compiled a list of other alternative smartwatches that recently launched or will launch soon. Check them out:

1. Pebble Time 

Pebble Time is a smartwatch and software platform that raised over $17 million in funds on Kickstarter. It has 7 days of battery life, is water-resistant, and highly customizable. Pebble introduced its third and fourth models last month. Predicted Cost: $199

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2. Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel

Sony’s third generation Android-friendly smartwatch, the Sony Smartwatch 3 Steel, launched last month. It features fitness tracking and voice/gesture control. It also includes a Lifeblog app that lets you capture picturse on the move. Cost: $250

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3. PULS

The PULS is a smartwatch, a phone, a music player and a fashion accessory. Created by Black-Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, the PULS will do a little bit of everything. Their company is yet to set a launch date. Cost: $399

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4. Microsoft Band

The Band is a fitness tracker that also tells time, tracks your schedule, and alerts you to messages. With this band, you don’t have to bring your phone on a run to log your miles. Cost: $200

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5. HTC Smartwatch “Petra”

“Petra,” HTC‘s next smartwatch will track your fitness activity,  feature music and camera controls, an alarm, a timer, and a stopwatch. An internal GPS lets you clock the distance you’ve run and map your route using an iOS- and Android-friendly app. Predicted Cost: $200

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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