Top 5 Best Smartwatches [Most Wanted Edition]

Smartwatches allow you to stay connected with others (receive texts, emails, social media notifications, make and answer calls), track your fitness progress, and of course tell you date and time.

So if you like to enjoy the benefits mentioned above, and looking for the best smartwatch, the list below will simplify your search.

1. Fitbit Blaze (under $173)
Fitbit Blaze is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and gauge your progress.

And interchangeable band and frames and customizable clock faces on the hi-res color touchscreen let you personalize your style for every occasion.

• Easy to use.
• Vibrant display.
• Good battery life
• Multiple strap options
• Reliable exercise tracking

• No inbuilt GPS.
• Not water resistant.
• Average notification offerings.
• No third party notification support.

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• Smart Fitness Watch
• See simplified heart rate zones for quickly checking exercise intensity during workouts with PurePulse(TM) continuous, wrist-based heart rate monitoring (no uncomfortable chest strap required)
• Use multi-sport tracking to track runs, cardio, cross-training, biking and more. Effortlessly and automatically record other workouts to your dashboard with SmartTrack
• Enable connected GPS to map your routes and see run stats like pace and duration on display (when your phone is nearby)
• Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes
• Stay connected with call, text & calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like Gmail, Facebook and more (when phone is nearby).
• Start a FitStar workout on your wrist and get step-by-step instructions and graphics to ensure you complete each move correctly
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches; 1.44 ounces

2. Pebble (under $100)
Pebble Smartwatch connects to your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth so you get the information you need exactly when you need it.

It displays email, SMS, Caller ID and other notifications from your favorite apps right on your wrist.

• Easy to use.
• Intuitive interface.
• Customizable watch faces.
• Simple phone integration.
• Durable & elegant design (waterproof).

• Some bugs.
• No touchscreen.
• Greater iOS app compatibility than Android.
• Charging cable is proprietary (don't lose it!)

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• View notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps on your wrist.
• Includes Pebble timeline, a chronological display of calendar and notifications
• Download watch faces and apps to suit your style and interests.
• Control music playing on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more.
• Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge
• Compatible with both Apple (iOS 6 and higher) and Android devices (OS 4.0 and higher)
• The charging cable's contacts are spring loaded pins. Depress each of them and make sure that they are popping back smoothly up to the same height relative to each other.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 3.8 x 3 x 2.6 inches; 1.28 ounces

3. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (under $264)
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier allows you to receive texts, emails, make and answer calls without reaching for your phone while the built-in S Health app, track your steps, monitor your heart rate, and more.

• Easy to use.
• Very accurate GPS.
• Swift performance.
• Good voice control.
• OLED display is bright and crisp.
• Cool interface with rotating bezel.

• A tad large.
• A bit heavy.
• Not many good Tizen apps.
• Not enough third-party app support.
• For some people. automatic exercise tracking can be weird.

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• A distinctive steel bezel that you can rotate to access apps and notifications, Strap with buckle – 2.76 inches, large strap with holes – 5.12 inches, Small strap with holes – 4.33 inches
• Text, call and get notifications directly from your watch through your Bluetooth connected smartwatch
• Make payments with Samsung Pay almost anywhere you swipe or tap a credit card.
• Battery Type and Size: 380mAh Li-ion
• With military-grade performance, the Gear S3 resists water, dust, extreme temperatures and the occasional drop
• Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones (compatible with select Bluetooth capable smartphones using Android OS 4.4 and later with at least 1.5GB RAM as well as iPhone 5 and later with iOS 9.0 and above. Gear S3 supported smartphones may vary by carrier and device.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches; 2.24 ounces

4. Garmin Vívoactive HR (under $246)
Garmin Vívoactive HR allows you to play all the sports you love with even more heart.

It offers an 8 day battery life in watch mode, as well as being water resistant.

• Easy to use.
• Accurate GPS.
• Easy to read display.
• Flawless integration of desktop, web, and phone applications.

• Design's rather chunky.
• App has a learning curve.
• Notifications will also be emailed whether you want it to or not.

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• GPS Smartwatch
• Regular fits wrist circumferences 5.39" to 7.68" (137 to 195 mm), GPS smartwatch with a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen.
• Display size-28.6 mm x 20.7 mm.
• Display resolution: 205 x 148 pixels
• 24/7 HEART RATE MONITORING - Elevate wrist heart technology gives you heart rate all day and night without an additional strap,Heart rate is not available while swimming
• LONG BATTERY LIFE - Up to 8 days in watch/activity tracking mode. Battery life : GPS mode: Up to 13 hours. Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
• SMART NOTIFICATIONS - Set any notification from your mobile device to display when paired with a compatible smartphone.
• Water rating: 5 ATM
• Compatible with Android 4.4 OS or Later, Bluetooth 4.0 or Later and AppleiOS 10.0 or Later, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.2 x 0.5 inches; 1.6 ounces

5. Mobvoi TicWatch S2 (under $180)
Mobvoi TicWatch S2 is powered by TicMotion, Mobvoi’s suite of AI algorithms to proactively detect your motion, track your swim activities, and provide your fitness records, all click-free.

• Easy to use.
• Swim and surf proof.
• Nice, punchy AMOLED screen.

• No NFC.
• Not Fully Compatible for iOS.

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• Wear OS by Google Fitness smartwatch for Outdoor Adventures
• DURABLE: US military standard 810G certified makes it resistant to extreme temperatures, shock, water, and dust.
• OUTDOOR READY: Built-in multi-navigation system (GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo), 6 smart sports modes, up to 2 days of battery, and glass fiber and non-slip button designs prepare you for the great outdoors while your watch remains connected, easy to operate, and comfortable.
• WATERPROOF: 5 ATM rating allows you to safely take your smartwatch 50 meters underwater.
• WEAR OS BY GOOGLE: Google Play allows you to choose from a wide range of your favorite apps and to access them from your wrist, compatible with iPhone and Android, Google Assistant built-in.
• CUSTOMIZABLE: Easily personalize your watch by changing the watch face and switching out the straps.
• Also available in assorted colors
• Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.7 x 3.5 inches; 8.6 ounces

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