It’s only been a few years since the smartwatch came into our lives, but they’re everywhere now. Although several brands have launched smartwatches, the Apple Watch from Apple is certainly the best you can get. There are plenty of smartwatches available today and most of them are focused heavily on fitness.

There are plenty of reasons why more and more people are purchasing smartwatches. In this post, we are going to give you 12 reasons to buy a smartwatch. By the end of this, you may have strong urges to buy a smartwatch. Let’s get started!

Notifications at a glance

One of the main reasons to buy a smartwatch is that it is a smart. Usually, smartwatches comes with a display that can show important notifications and other information at a glance. Apart from telling you the time, you can have your smartwatch show the weather, your steps taken, notes, the name of the track that’s playing, heart rate, and much more. All of this is available at a glance, which can be very useful.

Answering calls

Some smartwatches also allow users to answer phone calls. The high-end offerings come with a speaker and even in-built LTE with an e-SIM, which can be used to answer or make calls right from your wrist. This can be useful if you’re unable to reach your phone and want to answer an important call. The speaker on the smartwatch will be good enough for a silent room, but don’t expect it to work great outdoors.

Music on the go

You can also store music on your smartwatch and listen to it when on the go. Connect your Bluetooth headset to the watch and play music wirelessly. Most smartwatches offer some internal storage, which can hold anywhere between 15-20 songs with ease. This will come handy when you’re on your walk or job and don’t want to carry your phone with you.

Fitness

Smartwatches also offer a ton of fitness features such as heart rate monitoring, step counter, calorie counter, and tracking for several kinds of exercises. You can use your smartwatch as motivation to work out more and keep yourself fit. It will show you all kinds of information and everything will be stored on a specific app on your phone.

Easy navigation

Navigating using a smartwatch is a very easy thing to do. You can use Google or Apple Maps on your smartwatch and go around places. The watch will provide turn by turn directions and some will also vibrate to announce things. This is a very useful feature and since most high-end smartwatches come with built-in GPS, you can use it without taking out your phone.

Customization

A smartwatch offers plenty of customizations for the user. You can have your own watch face and have it show the things that you like. It allows for greater personalization than a regular watch will ever be able to. You can swap straps as well and use a different one for each day, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Battery life

Smartwatches can last anywhere between 1 day to 7 days on a single charge. Of course, the longer they last, the less feature packed they are. However, if you use your smartwatch to tell time and check out notifications, reply to notifications, read news headlines, answer calls, and navigate, then you’re also improving the battery life of your smartphone.

Reduce smartphone usage

As mentioned above, a smartwatch can increase the battery life of your smartphone since you’ll be using the phone less. You can reduce your smartphone usage and not waste a lot of time in front of the screen. This is a good thing, and smartwatches help bring about this change.

Social etiquette

Having a smartwatch when you’re out with your friends can be very useful. You can just check the notifications in a glance and not be rude to your friends by checking your phone. Using a phone in a social gathering, such as dinners, is considered to be rude in many societies and cultures. With the smartwatch, you can just quickly glance at your notifications and continue talking to your friends or family.

Smart Home control

Smartwatches can also be used to control your smart home. If you are a smartwatch user, you may consider getting some smart home products such as smart lights, smart switches, smart locks and other smart products that can make your life easier. You can control them from your smartwatch. For example, you can turn on the lights and the AC before entering your house. You can also unlock the garage door or your front door with your watch. The possibilities are endless.

Fast payments

You can use your smartwatch to make quick payments at supported places. Most smartwatches come with NFC, and LTE, and allow your to make payments via certain services. For example, the Apple Watch allows you to use Apple Pay on your watch to pay for things. Of course, you will need to have your phone on you at all times, but it is just easier to pay for things with your watch.

Other mundane activities

A smartwatch can also do other mundane activities that can otherwise take a lot more time on a smartphone. You can set alarms, set reminders, take notes, reply to messages, and do a lot of other things on a smartwatch. It truly makes your life more easier. Therefore, a smartwatch can be considered as an essential gadget for most people.

And there you are! 12 reasons to buy a smartwatch. Have you been convinced to buy a smartwatch now? Let us know!