Pros and Cons of Smartwatches

In the past couple of years, smartwatches have gained a lot of popularity and it seems that everybody has or is getting one. And why wouldn’t they? Smartwatches are an ideal accessory to keep track of your physical health, they help you see all important notifications from your smartphone, and they look pretty nice on anybody’s wrist. 

If you are considering getting one for yourself, this article will point out all the pros and cons of owning a smartwatch, so in the end, you can make the best decision for yourself.


We’ll start things off with the list of pros when it comes to getting a smartwatch.

Promotes Healthier Lifestyle

One of the first things that make a smartwatch the perfect accessory is that it’s the ideal device for keeping track of your health.

Most smartwatches have a pedometer, meaning that they are constantly counting how many steps you take per day. However, there are also other options that can be useful if you want to start living a healthier lifestyle.

Some smartwatches have the option of monitoring your workout sessions so they will count how many calories you have burned. Moreover, some models can even monitor blood pressure and heart rate. 

Instant Access To All Notifications

Once you get a smartwatch you will never again miss another notification in your life. Of course, this option can also be turned off if the user doesn’t want to be bothered. But in case that you are someone who wants to be notified instantly when someone is calling you or when you receive a new message, then a smartwatch can be just the thing for you. 


Another perk of getting a smartwatch is that no matter what you are wearing they will always look fashionable. Some people are getting smartwatches just because of this feature. A smartwatch is a perfect addition to any outfit, and it can make you look chic even when you aren’t trying. 


And here are some cons that you should know of before buying a smartwatch. 

Short Battery Life

When it comes to smartwatches this is probably one of their main disadvantages.

Most models have a battery that will last you one, possibly two days. Users who take advantage of most features will have to charge their smartphones on a daily basis. 


You must be very careful when choosing a smartwatch since some of them can be quite pricey.

The cheapest models can cost around $100, whereas the more expensive ones can go over $500. Also, more expensive ones come with more features that are left out in the cheaper ones.

If your budget isn’t limited, their price won’t be an issue for you. But, if you thought that they would be less expensive, then you might consider getting a Smart Band instead.

Size of The Screen

If you are used to bigger screens that are the main feature of all new smartphones, then you will be disappointed with the size of the smartwatch’s screen. Some people find it incredibly hard to click on the right app and press the right button. So this is one thing that you might find very annoying, especially if you don’t have tiny fingers.