Whether you’re after a smartwatch or a fitness tracker there are lots of wearables around, and we’re expecting to see great deals on some of them on Black Friday.
It’s the biggest shopping day of the year, with many stores putting on major sales to capitalize on the holiday season shopping rush.
Last year we saw lots of deep discounts on various wearables and there’s no reason to think that this year will be any different.
But not all deals are equal, and nor are all wearables. There are plenty of great ones out there, such as those in our best smartwatch list, but there are also lots of not so great ones.
To help you make sure you’re only buying the best, and only at the best prices, we’ve created this Black Friday wearables guide. And don’t worry, we’ll alert you to all the best deals on the day, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
The features to look out for
There are a lot of different specs and features to consider when you’re in the market for a wearable, and some near vital things you really need to look out for.
Equally, there are other aspects that are less essential and may even prove completely irrelevant to you. Here’s a rundown of some of the key things you’ll probably want any wearable to have, and those that could be unnecessarily adding to the cost.
Snapdragon Wear 2100
The LG Watch Sport has a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset
If you’re shopping for an Android Wear device then ideally you’ll want one with a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. This is a chipset built by Qualcomm specifically for wearables. It’s small and efficient, which means devices can be sleeker and their battery can last longer.
At least, in theory. In practice the Snapdragon Wear 2100 doesn’t always seem to …read more