Apple has finally entered into a new territory this week. The Cupertino-based tech giant recently launched the Apple Watch that comes in two sizes, and includes a colour touch display, Apple Pay and a heart rate monitor.
The Apple Watch is a lifestyle device, with prices starting at $349 (approximately Rs. 21,987). The top-notch model, Apple Watch Edition, has been pitted against some of the most luxurious mechanical watches from the likes of Rolex and Omega, among other. The gold edition Apple Watch will be made available in limited numbers.
But how does it compare to the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane LTE? Below you'll find how the Apple Watch stacks up against the Huawei Watch and the LG Watch Urbane LTE. Each watch runs on a different operating system, from iOS to Android Wear to WebOS; apart from Apple Watch - the other two have round displays.
|Apple Watch||Huawei Watch||LG Watch Urbane LTE|
|Screen Size||Unclear, bands are 38mm and 42mm||1.4-inch AMOLED; Sapphire Covered Display||1.3-inch P-OLED|
|Dimensions||Unknown||42mm x 42mm x 11.3mm||Unknown|
|Resolution||272 x 340||400 x 400||320 x 320|
|Mobile Operating System||iOS||Android Wear||WebOS|
|Processor||Custom S1 Sip||Snapdragon 400, 1.2GHz||Snapdragon 400, 1.2GHz|
|Battery Life||18 hours||Not Confirmed||Not Confirmed|
|Color Prefrences||Polished or space black stainless steel, space gray or silver anodized aluminum or 18-karat rose or yellow gold||Pedometer, Groscope,Heart rate, Bluetooth 4.0||Pedometer, Groscope,Heart rate, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Compatibility||Limited To iPhone||Limited To Android Devices||Limited To Android Devices|
|Mobile Payment Solution||Apple Pay||Unknown||Unknown|
|Apps||Facebook, Instagram, Uber, BMW, WeChat||Plenty of apps||Limited apps|
|Price||Starting at $349 (Rs.22,000)||Expected to be over $1000 (Rs.63,000)||Expected to be over $350 (Rs.22,000)|
Apple Watch Vs Huawei Watch Vs LG Watch Urbane LTE: Early Verdict
All three intelligent watches have at least one major feature. Apple is describing the Apple Watch as the most personal thing it ever created. At its heart, Apple Watch is a companion device, like any other modern day smartwatch. Those after luxury watch will find it difficult to find it a tough task between the Apple Watch Vs. the rest. The decision will entirely depend upon your preference. We'll reserve our judgement until we've given all three devices the full look treatment.