As smart watches become more popular, the need for sophisticated wearable technology has grown. Smart watches are not just for fitness or fun any longer—more often than ever, businesspersons are using wearable technology to keep track of business meetings, emails, messages, phone calls, and other communication regarding their work.
At a single glance, you can check the time and receive notifications to remind you of your next meeting and get in contact with someone without having to be glued to your mobile phone constantly. With this hands-free technology, you can now make better use of your time while remaining connected and using technology to become more efficient rather than it being an obstruction.
This is a list of the top 5 best smart watches that can be worn with business attire and fit your unique and classy style.
1. The Huawei Watch
Next up is a special smartwatch that mainstream users may not have even heard of. Huawei has impressed tech magazines and manufacturers everywhere with their introduction of the illustrious Huawei Watch. Huawei has made impressive smartphones in the past, such as the Google Nexus 6P, but with their introduction of their very first smart watch, they have exceeded expectations and created a gem.
The Huawei Watch is powered by the latest Android Wear, and includes not only a highly functional smart watch operating system, but an attractive watch face as well. You can choose from a variety of other custom watch faces, including those with sophisticated designs for dress or business wear.
Depending on the band (such as leather or metal mesh) and the bezel style you choose, the Huawei Watch can cost you anywhere from $350 to $450; however, if you search around for a deal, you can get it cheaper. Considering a typical smart watch runs from $300 to $400 dollars, the Huawei costs a very reasonable sum, considering the high-grade materials it uses compared to similarly priced tech watches.
The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is stunning and incredible to find on a smart watch of this caliber, and the 1.4 inch HD AMOLED display is enviable. With a fine leather or stainless steel strap and the cold-forged 316L stainless steel casing, the Huawei Watch is not just a smart watch, but also a traditional and classic fashion statement.
There are a half a dozen different colors and faces to choose from and a couple of different band types and color choices so you can find the perfect sophisticated look for you.
This attractive and sophisticated tech wear by Huawei has made an impressive debut with the introduction of their very first smart watch. It is fully functional with both Android smartphones and iOS 8 iPhones.
The versatility and high-quality of this smartwatch leaves no room for doubt that it belongs on the list of the Top 5 Smartwatches for the Sophisticated—its exterior beauty and the solid statement it makes, has put The Huawei Watch at the top of many “Best Of” lists.
2. The Vector Luna
The Vector Luna watch is a smart watch that simply oozes sophistication while offering a traditional look and excellent features as a smart, ecological, and classic timepiece.
Featuring an incredible 30-day battery life, Vector Luna looks incredible on any man or woman’s wrist at work, a business meeting, and with any outfit for the sophisticated businessperson among us.
You do not have to stay within the realms of Android or iOS devices to have an excellent smart watch. Expand your horizons and you will find incredible available by manufacturers that have given smart watches a classier look for around the same price as the more mainstream smart watches on the market. With a plethora of customizable straps, materials, colors and face options, the Vector Luna is anything but standard.
This outstanding smart watch has a traditional timepiece design that is both responsive and offers a classic look as opposed to more mainstream smart watches that look sports like and cheap. As a watch that is anything but loud, when activated, this watch offers the user smart features that are modern, digital, and convenient. The Vector Luna also boasts unobtrusive notifications above flash for the wearer, a large variety of applications that work spectacularly, and it must be mentioned again—has an incredible 30-day battery life! No other smart watch can boast such a look and functionality with an incredible battery lifespan such as this.
Vector Luna is a style for those who want a sophisticated, traditional look while reaping the rewards of a smart watch. The best part is it compatible with both Android and iOS, so whether this is a gift for someone else or a well-deserved treat for yourself, it will not matter what type of phone you own—you will look excellent.
The Vector Luna also comes in different configurations, strap designs, and differs from other smart watches in that it is not, in fact, a touchscreen. Not containing a touch screen has its benefits—with a longer-lasting 30-day battery life, charging will not be an issue, and without a touchscreen, you can have a classy and sophisticated smart watch that functions like a smart watch should.
This is only possible by eliminating the battery-draining touch screen. If you are not the type of person that is constantly touching your smart watch but wants to receive messages, keep the time in style, streaming, activity tracking, and other functions you can download from the in-app store, then this may be the best smart watch for you.
Depending on your chosen case material and strap choices, this smart watch runs from $299 (the same price as the Samsung Gear S2). Considering that this timepiece is not just a smart watch but a beautiful, long-lasting, and high-end traditional looking smart watch, this pricing is a steal. This is definitely an everyday watch for the sophisticated and stylish.
3. Samsung Gear S2
The Samsung Gear S2 model is one of the most popular mainstream smart watches out on the market. It doubles perfectly as a casual and business dress smart watch, where its versatility on the outside is as excellent as the technology on the inside.
The Gear S2 is so popular because not only is Samsung well-known and respected for its smart phones and other technology, but their wearable technology has had the top of the line design, functionality, as well as great versatility. Perfect for wearing not only casually, but to work, when active, and for business, this smart watch is as versatile in its design as much as its technology.
The main display is designed in a traditional circle but with elegant curves that make the overall display look sleek and high-quality, this is a design that will fit right in on a business meeting. This model has a screen size of 1.2 inches and a resolution of 360 x 360 x 302ppi. With the Tizen based platform, the Gear S2’s operating system is compatible with most Android devices.
Beyond the genius of the rotating bezel, we should not forget the screen and other design features that makes this smart watch so attractive. The Gear S2 has a 1.2 inch, sharp, Super AMOLED screen. It is smaller than some smartwatch screens and set into the watch face just a bit, giving the overall impression of the Gear S2 Classic an incredibly sophisticated look. In addition, there also buttons on the side below the rotating bezel, which allows you to launch an app, music player, maps, or other functions at a whim.
Samsung has announced that in the later part of 2016, the Gear S2 will begin working with devices running on Apple’s iOS software, such as iPhones and iPads, in addition to its Android-based compatibility.
As a serious, high-quality smart watch, the Gear S2 includes the following specs:
- A unisex design
- Display Size: 1.2 inch, Super AMOLED
- Case Dimension: 42mm x 49.8mm
- Case Depth: 11.4mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Resolution: 360 x 360 x 302ppi
- Android-based, with Tizen based wearable platform
- Will become compatible with Apple’s iOS Software beginning in late 2016
- Case Crystal: Gorilla3
- Rotating Bezel
- 4 GB Internal Memory
- 512 MB RAM
- 1 lb. in weight
- Battery Type: 250mAh Lithium-Ion
- Wireless Charging
- 11 b/g/n 2.4 GHZ
- Bluetooth v4.1
- Processor Speed/Type: Dual Core, 1.0 GHz
- NFC enabled
- Features: S-Voice, Power Saving Mode, Privacy Lock, Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, S Health, Nike + Running, Gear Manager, Application usage, Schedule, News, Maps and Navigation, Weather, Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, Preset Text, Emoticons, Keypad, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer.
The Samsung Gear S2 is so versatile, it can be worn with business attire and look incredible. Samsung sells different casings and bands with the Gear S2, including Silver, Rose Gold, Gold, Aluminum, and bands such as leather and metal links. Rather than a sporty look, you can put together a smartwatch that is sophisticated and classy.
With colors and personalization options, there are a tone of options for men and women to find the perfect look for them—the user can make the beautiful face into an analog watch, allowing the wearer to show off an impressive and gorgeous design that Samsung absolutely nails. This is perfect for those who want a sophisticated look for business or just for a lovely evening out. This includes an 18k Rose Gold Plated option as well as a Platinum Plated option with a modern metallic blue face.
The sleek look of this smart watch does not end at the material construction. You can download a nearly endless variety of dial designs from the smart watch application—this includes modern looks, minimalism, and sleek sophisticated looks that offer a traditional dial face that will make your look business-chic and savvy.
4. Motorola “Moto” 360
Starting at $299.99, the Moto 360 by Motorola may be too pricey to start off with for some smart watch seekers, but with the right customization options, a look at the incredible features and specs, and a look at the beautiful designs offered, many smart watch owners have bought this model and have never looked back, citing it as one of the best smart watches on the market today.
The Moto 360 is popular for their incredibly traditional, sophisticated, and beautiful face designs that belay the fact that it is also a smart watch. Available in sizes perfect for men and women, there are additional options for an oversized round clock face at 46mm. Not many smart watches offer this customization option.
The bezel options come in a variety of tones using Chamfer or Micro Knurl, and the case can be purchased in black, silver, and gold. Leather band options include Cognac leather, Black leather, and metal link bands include silver, gold, and black. These color tones make any and all customization and personalization options exceptional for a traditional and business look.
With 14 different pre-installed faces to choose from, you can decide to change up your look, including the following faces: minimalism, artistic, digital, refined, classic, rotation style, world clock, Roman numeral, dials, pascal, and retrograde designs. Man or woman, the wearer can change their look for casual wear, for a party, a family event, a wedding, a job interview, for work, at a conference, at an important dress event, and for an overall look of sophistication and versatility one cannot find on just any smart watch “shelf.”
The Moto 360 has a large and loyal following of wearers who are insanely pleased with this model that they swear by its functionality and beauty, and have stated that it is without a doubt, worth the purchase.
You can go for a sleek and bold look, a warm minimalistic feel, a digital statement, and anywhere in between with the Motorola Moto 360. From applications and streaming capabilities including health and fitness, Google Play apps, wireless music, the interchangeability of bands as well as the faces and dials, and the plethora of specification options, this model is a home run.
The battery life lasts up to a day and a half depending on use and can be charged wirelessly for optimal convenience. It also saves battery power by using an optional ambient light sensor, so the screen adjusts to the surrounding brightness.
Overall, this is the perfect smart watch to end this top 5 list of best smart watches for business attire. Check out your options and decide for yourself which smart watch is perfect for your style.
5. Fossil Q Founder
Experts and novice smart watch users alike are often surprised to hear that the well-known wrist watch brand, Fossil, has also been manufacturing fully functional smart watches. Known for their analog watches, Fossil has entered the modern age with the Fossil Q Founder smart watch. Do not take Fossil’s history of traditional watches with trepidation—the technology and operating system packed into this astoundingly attractive smart watch came out the blue and onto the modern scene.
This touchscreen-enabled smart watch comes in regular stainless steel, an attractive two-tone stainless steel, as well as black and brown leather bands. The face of the Q Founder is the traditional full circle design that features scratch-resistant technology, stainless steel case, and a variety of straps to choose from.
This fully functional smart watch has had excellent reviews from the industry as well as wearers, who love its functionality as well as the sleek, sophisticated look it offers. Powered by Android Wear, the display is always on so you can keep track of your activity, notifications, texts, calls, emails, weather, the time, and anything else streaming from your apps. Best of all, you decide what is important and what is not—all from a beautiful display by this top-notch company.
Perfect for business and dress wear, you can customize your Fossil Q Founder from a digital face display to a variety of traditional “analog” face displays that make this versatile smart watch an excellent choice for the office or to impress at your next event.
Ranging from $275 to $315, your Q Founder is worth the price and gives mainstream smart watches a run for their money in the looks department.