Smart Watches

View:

Smart watches

A smart watch is a device that offers connectivity and extra functionality on top of the features offered by a standard watch. In recent times, they are in great demand, and it is not a coincidence. It has become easier to perform a variety of functions simultaneously thanks to them. Interestingly, the title ‘smart watch’ does not just describe one device but an extensive range of devices with a huge variation in design and functionality.

At BikeExchange, we stock a wide range of smart watches from various brands. They have all the features and specifications that are essential for a perfect smart watch. They are great for general usage and are well suited for outdoor activities like cycling, swimming, etc.

Why are smart watches so popular?

The most important reason why smart watches have become popular is that they help improve and maintain your health. They help in combating issues resulting from a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, they offer a convenient and intuitive way to keep track of your food intake. Thanks to intelligent algorithms and better sensors, they can also make accurate step count and calorie burn estimations.

They are also equipped with sensors that can monitor your blood oxygen levels. Some smart watches also come with a heart rate sensor to monitor your heart rate. These are used mainly by athletes while performing outdoor activities like cycling, swimming, etc. They also serve as an early warning system for irregular heartbeats, which may potentially lead to more severe health problems.

Apart from this, checking messages or taking calls is also easier with smart watches. Though this might seem trivial, it can be tiring and time-consuming to pull your phone out of your pocket every time there is a notification. Modern-day smart watches integrate notifications and messaging apps and sync them with your phone. Hence, you can quickly check incoming messages with the flick of a wrist and decide whether it is worth the effort and time to pull out your phone. You may also use basic text message replies or leave voice notes for some apps.

Smart watches can keep you connected longer than your phone. Unlike smartphones which have to be charged daily, they can last for days on a single charge.

Can smart watches be used for cycling?

Some smart watches can also be used for cycling, swimming, or trekking, etc. A midrange cycling smart watch can match the performance of a cycling computer to some extent. It can provide the same level of functionality and post-ride data analysis. GPS smart watches offer maps for navigation, and you can monitor your speed and distance. But where they really excel is the amount of data they collect. For example, with heart rate sensor and oximeter, it can give you a detailed breakdown of sleep quality, track hydration by estimating sweat loss, and also track breathing. These metrics can be used to understand when your body needs to recover and when you are ready to train again.

How to choose the right smart watch?

If you are looking for the perfect smart watch, make sure that they have these essential features:

GPS

GPS smart watches do more than just navigate. They also offer general fitness tracking. Once you know the gaps in your performance, a GPS cycling smart watch will give you feedback to aid in training. Being able to measure your pace and perceived effort will provide you with the data you need to fine-tune your training mile for mile.

Sensors

Apart from GPS, look for some basic sensors. Some of the necessary sensors are barometric pressure sensor, altimeter, compass, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, and gyroscope. Sensors also have a significant impact on battery life. So if you are looking for a smart watch with additional sensors, make sure that the watch has a better battery.

ATM rating

The next specification to consider while buying a smart watch is the ATM rating. ATM stands for atmosphere, and if a watch has an ATM rating, it means that it is waterproof. It is essential because you do not want your smart watch to be damaged from rain or sweat. For cycling or other outdoor activities, make sure that your smart watch has a minimum of 5 ATM rating.

Design

The final aspect to consider is the design. Smart watches range from highly lightweight and slender designs to more rugged and clunky. Wristbands also come in different materials like stainless steel, leather, silicone, etc. You will have to consider the ergonomics of the strap as every part plays a vital role in the overall comfort. You must also factor in what weather you like to ride in. If you ride in the cold, you should choose an extendable strap to fit the watch over the top of your clothes. You must also check the display size and button placement so that you can operate the watch efficiently while riding.

Once you have chosen the right smart watch, you can add it to your cart and checkout. If you have any queries regarding the product, you can post them in our enquiry section and get them resolved. Once you have placed the order, you will get a confirmation e-mail. You will be kept up to date throughout the entire ordering process, from payment received to shipping, collection, and feedback. In normal circumstances, you will receive the product within 3 to 10 business days.

If the product does not fit you or is damaged during transit, you can place a return request. We offer a return period of 14 days from the date of delivery, within which you can place the return request. If the product is replaceable, we will offer a new product or a refund for the same value.

At BikeExchange, you also get a two-year warranty period for all products. Most brands provide a lifetime warranty on a frame and a one or two-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts. You can reach out to the dealer to get more information on this. Apart from smart watches, we also stock other biking products.

We are the world’s leading bike marketplace with more than 1500 brands and 600,000 products. If you are interested in buying bikes, we have a wide range of bikes like kids’ bikes, family bikes, commuter bikes, e-bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, etc. We also have bike accessories, road bike wheels, bike computers, cycling clothing, and more.