SMART MOVE

Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch

Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch Effectively a standard timepiece with an activity tracker built in. Motion X and Sleeptracker wearable sensors (the same ones used by Jawbone and Nike) keep a record of your metrics, which you can chart using a smartphone app. $950 mondaine.com

apple watch

apple watch Let’s be clear: Tim Cook’s timepiece is going to obliterate the wearables market. Everything about it makes its rivals looked rushed, from the provenance of strap fabrics to the high-tech screen specifications and functionality. Apple has created three watches for three personalities: a basic entry-level model, the Apple Watch Sport, and the Apple Watch Edition, which is available in 18-karat yellow or rose gold. From $350 apple.com

Moto 360

Moto 360 The minimalistic design draws inspiration from contemporary dress watches by brands such as Uniform Wares. The leather strap is made by Chicago tanner Horween, who also make NFL footballs, and the battery charge is superior to many of its competitors. Excellent value. $150 moto360.motorola.com

LG Watch Urbane

LG Watch Urbane It remains to be seen whether consumers will take to barking commands from their wrist Star-Trek style, but if you want a watch that can track your body metrics and keep you updated on social media while looking good, the LG Urbane is hard to beat. $299 lg.com

These up-to-the-minute internet-connected wristwatches can do much more than tell you the time of day. Conrad magazine discovers just how smart they are.

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