Apple Watch vs the competition: is it worth the wait?
Long rumored and eagerly awaited, the Apple Watch is now a reality. It’s certainly not the first smartwatch on the block, but could it be the best? The features look impressive, but we’ll still need to get one on our wrist and write a full review. In the meantime, there’s always the specs to look at. How does the Apple Watch fare against some of the other wearables on the market? Just take a look below to see where it stands against notable smartwatches like the Pebble Steel, Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear Live.
|Apple Watch||Pebble Steel||Moto 360||Samsung Gear Live|
|Display||Retina display with sapphire screen||1.26 inch Memory LCD e-paper, 144×168 pixels||1.5 inch LCD, 320×290 pixels||1.63-inch sAMOLED, 320×320 pixels|
|Processor/RAM||Apple S1||STM32F205RE Cortex M3; 128KB RAM||TI OMAP 3; 512MB||1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400; 512MB RAM|
|Water resistance||NA||5 ATM||Yes, IP67-certified||Yes, IP67-certified|
|Dimensions||38mm and 42mm options available||46 x 34 x 10.5mm, 56g||46 x 46 x 11.5mm, 60g||37.9 x 56.4 x 8.9mm, 59g|
|Storage||NA||NA||4GB internal storage||4GB internal storage|
|Operating System||iOS||Pebble OS||Android Wear||Android Wear|
|Standout features||Siri, accelerometer, heart rate monitor, Apple Pay||Accelerometer||Google Now, pedometer, heart rate monitor||Google Now, pedometer, heart rate monitor|