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Best Smartwatches for Your Business

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A smartwatch can push alerts straight to your wrist, where you can't miss them. / Credit: Motorola

Many business owners wonder whether a smartwatch is a smart tech tool to add to their arsenal. While smartwatches have some features that may not apply to your business, having one could make your workflow more efficient. It can help you by streamlining your notifications so you can quickly view and respond to texts or calls without missing a beat in meetings or presentations. With some watches offering a quick reply feature and voice recording, a smartwatch can add another tech dimension to your workday.

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The Apple Watch Series 3 is equipped with the App Store and can sync seamlessly with your iPhone. The watch, which comes in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes, has LTE capabilities, so you get notifications and can answer texts, emails, or calls on the go. This feature allows the smartwatch to work even when you don't have your phone by automatically accepting calls forwarded from your iPhone.

The LTE feature costs extra and will add to your data plan as well. In addition to these features, the Apple Watch Series 3 is water-resistant up to 50 meters, has a built-in altimeter and comes in 8GB or 16GB, depending on if you opt for the LTE package or not. With LTE capability, the Apple Watch Series 3 is available for $399. Customers can get a Series 3 without an LTE connection for $329.

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ZTE Quartz runs Android Wear 2.0, comes with 4GB of memory and has GPS capabilities. While it does not feature an LTE option, the ZTE Quartz has a 1.4-inch display and is equipped with 3G connectivity. The Quartz has a built-in Google Assistant, making voice controls a highlight of this product. It's also water-resistant up to 3.3 feet for 30 minutes. While these aren't business features, buyers should note that a lot of the fitness features found in other smartwatches, such as a heart monitor, aren't included in the ZTE Quartz. The ZTE Quartz is available for $192, making it a great, affordable option for Android users.

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The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has built-in LTE capability, good voice control and a durable design. For $349, the S3 rivals the Apple Watch in terms of price and features. It has a screen resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and weighs up to 2.2 ounces without the band. The face is made with Gorilla Glass, making it a durable option that can survive drops of about 5 feet. It's also water-resistant up to 5 feet for 30 minutes. While the Samsung S3 has a reliable, durable design and built-in LTE capability, it lacks the same number of apps compared to Apple products.

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The Apple Watch Series 1 has a lot of the great features of the Series 3, minus LTE capability, for a much lower price. The Series 1 can be paired with your phone so it can receive all messages and emails. It also syncs with the App Store, which has many apps that are great for business and can help increase your productivity. The smartwatch comes in two sizes: 38 mm and 42 mm. It is splash-resistant, runs watchOS 3, and Apple says it has an 18-hour battery life. The Apple Watch Series 1 is available from $249.

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The Keoker kw18 is a great smartwatch option for a low price. At just $75.99, the kw18 has a 1.3-inch face, syncs with iOS and Android, and can be used independently as a phone if a SIM card is installed. This versatile product also includes Bluetooth and a music player. The kw18's sleek design puts it on a par with other smartwatches, such as Samsung's S3. For business owners, this less-expensive model can be a good option because of its functionality and affordable price.

Matt D'Angelo

Matt D'Angelo is a B2B Tech Staff Writer based in New York City. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Journalism, Matt gained experience as a copy editor and writer for newspapers and various online publications. Matt joined the Purch team in 2017 and covers technology for Business.com and Business News Daily. Follow him on Twitter or email him.