Love it or hate it, the iWatch has become a popular accessory that is both fashionable (well, I’m sure that some people think that it’s fashionable…) and useful. But, with the cheapest model coming in at $269 from the Apple website, it’s a bit on the pricey side. We should note that it can be found for a bit less on Amazon, especially if you’re willing to go the refurbished route.
So, what’s a frugal techno-trendsetter to do? Search for an inexpensive iWatch alternatives, of course! If you’re looking for an affordable smart watch, you may want to consider one of these.
The Fossil Q, with models costing as little as $155, provides both activity tracking and smartwatch notifications via vibration under the hood, while sporting a timeless analog face. The Fossil Q offers the looks and style of a great looking watch, with some of the most sought after smartwatch functions. A great inexpensive iWatch alternative.
If you’re primary need for a smartwatch lies in its fitness tracking capabilities, the Fitbit Blaze may be the option for you. Starting at $199, you get all of the fitness tracking capabilities that Fitbit is known for in a stylish and rugged package.
The Pebble is a basic, no frills smartwatch that will allow you to keep tabs on your calendar and notifications without having to constantly pull out your phone. It’s simple, single color display is certainly minimalistic when compared to the full color displays that some of the more expensive options, but considering they start at under $50, they’re certaintly an inexpensive iWatch alternative worth considering.
The Vivoactive by Garmin is another activity-tracker-turned-smartwatch that may be a great option for those who spend more time out on the trails than they do in the boardroom. What it lacks in sleekness, it makes up for in its fitness tracking capabilities. With options under $200, it’s certainly a more affordable than an iWatch.
The Pugeot smartwatch is definitely one of the classier looking options on our list – though we’ll use the term “smartwatch” loosely here. It’s certainly one the most inexpensive iWatch alternatives, coming in at under $50, and although it looks great (certainly one of the classiest on our list) it has limited functionality as a smartwatch. Still, if you’re looking for a great looking watch that alert you to incoming calls and messages and provide you with some basic fitness tracking capabilities, you may want to check with one out.
Are there any other inexpensive iWatch alternatives that we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!