A smartwatch is the ultimate phone accessory. It can tell the time, of course, but it can also show important notifications straight to your wrist, track your fitness stats, track your location with GPS, enable you to search the internet with your voice and what not! They look absolutely stunning too.
Which smartwatch you pick is going to be based entirely on what phone you own, for what purpose you need it and what is your budget. You’ll get here some of our top picks for both iPhone and the Android users.
Samsung Galaxy Watch:
If you own an Android phone, Samsung Galaxy Watch is the best smartwatch you can buy. It does not matter whether it is made by Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, or any other brand. You can use it almost with any Android phone with the Samsung Gear app. It does not run Wear Os. It uses Samsung’s own Tizen software.
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The Galaxy Watch has all most all the features that you would expect on a modern smartwatch, such as heart rate monitoring, GPS, touchscreen, multi-day battery life, voice control, automatic workout recognition and mobile payments. It has a very useful always-on mode that makes it easy to see the time at a glance at any moment. Moreover it is also waterproof.
Tizen relies on a rotating bezel which is the best part of the Galaxy Watch. It is a very natural and simple way to glide through the software interface. It helps you go through the menus quickly and simply, rather than poking and swiping on a tiny touchscreen for every interaction.
The Galaxy Watch starts at $330.
Apple Watch Series 4:
The smartwatch Apple Watch Series 4 has genuinely earned a 5-out-of 5-stars rating. So for iPhone owners, it is the best option available. The Apple Watch has a large, bright screen of 40mm and 44mm. The WatchOS 5 software makes great use of this large space providing more detailed notifications.
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the Apple Watch Series 4 has GPS, a heart rate sensor. An electrocardiogram feature will come as an update in the near future, and will help to monitor irregular heartbeat. It also includes automatic workout recognition which provides you prebuilt workout plans now include yoga and hiking. The case is swim-proof which is great for swimmers. All this combines to make the Apple Watch a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and highly accessible fitness tracker, with plenty of motivational alerts to keep you going.
You can also use it as a speakerphone. It is great for controlling music playing on your phone. The speaker here has been improved so much that is has made on-the-wrist conversations easier to hear in noisy environments. It also has Apple Pay for buying things without a wallet.
The battery life varies depending on how much you use the Watch to track activities and how many notifications you receive. In general it lasts at least an entire day between charges and often it could go for two days if used rarely.
Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399.
The Fossil Sport is Fossil’s first smartwatch. It has a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset inside which is the latest update from Qualcomm that offers a smoother experience. It also runs Google’s new version of Wear OS which is a massive improvement over the previous version.
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The Fossil Sport is a top-end watch with a lower price tag of $258.99. It offers built-in GPS, heart-rate monitoring and many more. It comes in two different sizes: 41mm and 43mm keeping in mind smaller and larger wrists. There are also six different color options to choose from. If we talk about its battery life, you can expect to get close to 24 hours out of the smartwatch before having to charge it again. It also has a feature that automatically switches the watch to battery saver mode once battery life drops to 10 percent.
Fitbit versa is compatible with both Android and iOS. It has a feature called Fitbit Pay within it for contactless payments. It has a 2.5GB of storage for music. It has a wide variety of health and fitness stuff but it doesn’t have GPS for tracking your runs.
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The main attraction of this device is its battery life which and battery life which may last around three to four days. It is flat and lightweight but the design doesn’t feel as premium as some of the other watches mentioned previously. Overall it is great and one of the more affordable choices on this list as you can get it at $199.95.
Fossil Q Commuter:
Due to having a touchscreen, most of the smartwatches look like a piece of technology. If you ever want a watch, a hybrid watch which will look like a traditional classic watch but will include the features like a smartwatch, then Fossil Q Commuter smartwatch is what you are looking for.
Fossil Q Commuter hybrid smartwatch; Image Source: digitaltrends.com
Despite of looking like a traditional watch, it still counts your steps, measures the distance traveled, and estimates calorie burn for the day. It can also track your sleep quality if you wear it in bed. You can also make it vibrate whenever a notification comes on your phone.
It will cost you $175.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music:
It is a smartwatch which contains all the right fitness features. If you need a companion while running, Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is the watch for you. It looks like a watch, not a fitness band, containing all the necessary sensors and hardware to keep up with an active lifestyle.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch; Image Source: engadget.com
Despite of being a smartwatch, it does not have any touchscreen on it. You can is control it with the five buttons on the case. On the back it has a heart rate sensor and inside is GPS for tracking runs. It is a blessing for runners as it is able to measure stride length, cadence, balance, and even ground contact time. It also has a compass, thermometer, on board music storage for offline. You can also use it in the pool as it works as a water resistant.
Even with the GPS active, the battery will still last for five days. You can get it at $450.
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