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Apple Vs. Android Smartwatches

Direct comparison between Apple Watch and Android Smartwatch.
David Abraham

1. Shapes & Sizes

Apple Watch:
  • Square Shape with rounded corners
  • Three Cases types: aluminum, stainless steel, 18-karak gold
  • 38mm height, 42mm height
Android Wear Watch:
  • Different shapes
  • One size Watch face only (for each manufacturer model)
  • Plastic disguised as metal, Stainless steel (with gold and silver color)

2. Display

Apple Watch:
  • OLED screen: 272×340 (for 38mm model) ; 312×290 (for 42 mm mode)
  • Force touch technology – with touch pressure sensing
Android Watch:
  • Samsung, Sony, Asus: 320 x 320 AMOLEDs and LCD
  • Moto 360: 280×280
  • Huawei Watch: 400×400

3. Control

Apple Watch:
  • Digital Crown, with home function upon pressing
  • Side button: frequent contacts
  • Pressure-sensitive Force Touch touchscreen
  • Siri
Android Smartwatch:
  • Primarily swiping control
  • Google Now to bring in context relevancy

4. Watch Strap

Apple Watch:
  • Rubber, Leather, Metal, and Milanese Loop
  • Proprietary linkage to watch body
Android Smartwatch:
  • Rubber
  • Leather
  • Metal

5. Battery Life

Apple Watch:
  • 18 hours (Approx)
Android Smartwatch:
  • 24 hrs – 40 hrs

Which One to Buy?

Apple Watch or Android smartwatch? It depends on the features required.
If you are looking for smartwatches that are used for messaging and calling then read standalone smartwatches buying guide before making a purchase.