Choosing an Android Wear watch is a lot like picking out a regular wristwatch. Unlike your phone, which stays in your pocket for most of the day, your smartwatch needs to fit your personal style, and looks are often more important than specs.
Google doesn’t let Android Wear watchmakers tweak the operating system beyond adding extra apps and custom faces, so you’re essentially getting the same OS experience across every watch. All Android Wear watches tell time, track fitness, and receive notifications using the same navigation and interface, and they’re all compatible with whatever phone you have.
But there are differences. Some smartwatches are geared more toward athletes. Others put a premium on phone independence. And, of course, some are strictly focused on looking stylish.