Smartwatches, as we know it has been more in use in recent times, especially with Apple coming up with the new apple watch series 6 which many tech enthusiasts suggest, might be the best apple watch yet but before we get more into it let's talk about how far smartwatches have come concerning features and durability, from just showing notifications
Smartwatches, as we know it has been more in use in recent times, especially with Apple coming up with the new apple watch series 6 which many tech enthusiasts suggest, might be the best apple watch yet but before we get more into it let's talk about how far smartwatches have come concerning features and durability, from just showing notifications to now saving your life with elevated heart rate alerts and auto-connect you to emergency services if you fall, now that's an innovation.
Smartwatches are all in one: a watch to start with, a fitness tracker, a digital wallet and in some cases a phone on your wrist.
But the best smartwatches can do more and probably in the best possible way. We are talking, ability to download several apps and that includes games too, so all the gamers out there we got you, next off is long battery life, some smartwatches can last almost up to a week on a charge and one of the most interesting elements to a smartwatch is the style, you can now customise your smartwatch and also get more than one straps to change up the look maybe fancy a bit of bright yellow to drive away the Monday blues well go than cause now you can.
Check the list below for the best smartwatches out there for 2021 also you can check for more options on our curated Amazon product page JustShop.
The list will start off with a reasonably good smartwatch as we work our way to the best.
7) Amazfit Bip
size: One size, with a 1.28-inch display | Battery life: up to 45 days | Swim proof: No | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Here we have our first smartwatch on our list which is technically the last but it's still a good one, you don't need to pay big money for the Amazfit Bip and still you get a product with fitness tracking features, works with Android and iOS, comes with a GPS and a heart rate monitor.
Battery life, you can expect 45 days of normal usage, it's will go on for about 2 weeks till you reach 50% and that's impressive when it comes to battery life.
Coming to the element of style on this watch we have 5 different watches faces to choose from, it's important to note that you can only view notifications and not respond so that's a bit of a downside but if you're on the look for a cheap and well functioning smartwatches for those gym sessions, the Amafit Bip smartwatch those the job.
6) Apple watch 3
size: 38mm, 42mm | Battery life: 18-24 hours | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Compatibility: iOS
apple watch 3
The apple watch 3 is a nice product on this list that still holds up a good value for its service also it's cheaper when compared to the series 6 and SE so that's a win for all the iOS users out there.
You get GPS, heart rate monitor and offline support for apple music playlists which are a good number of features.
The issue with the apple watch 3 would be that it does not have the fall detection feature and no always-on display. The battery life could be a bit of an issue at times but a close to 24-hour battery life on the average usage is not too bad.
5) Fitbit Versa 3
size: One size | Battery life: 6+ days battery | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Fitbit Versa 3
With the Fitbit Versa 3, we are walking into a more sporty design and functionality. If you're about the runs, hikes or the bike rides the Versa 3 provides you more endurance and a wide array of options for you to track your progress also could be a perfect fit for your daily gym sessions with the enhanced heart rate technology.
The Versa 3 also comes with Amazon Alexa built-in to check the weather, set reminders or control smart appliances basically giving you more options to be efficient through your smartwatch.
The battery situation is sorted as you have fast charging with the Versa 3 that lasts for 6+ days on a full charge and for 1 whole day for a 15-minute charge which is an absolute win.
4) Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
size: 40mm, 44mm | Battery life: 24-60 hours battery | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: Yes | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
The Active 2 is a visually appealing smartwatch which comes in a circular design with many useful features.
The Samsung Galaxy Active 2 is compatible with both android and iOS but tends to work better with the android(Samsung phones). It features GPS, a heart rate monitor and LTE (for a premium), it also boasts other features like Samsung pay, onboard music via Spotify and heart health features.
The battery life is something that stands out when it comes to likes of the apple watch products and when compared the Samsung active 2 is almost par with the Apple products.
3) Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
size: 41mm, 45mm | Battery life: Up to 2 days | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
One of the more stylish products from Samsung and also very functional too. The optional LTE version allows you to leave your phone at home which means you can go out for a job or a run and not have to carry your phone while still being able to reply to notifications and have your phone on our wrist.
This smartwatch is available in two sizes- 41mm and 45mm with a rotating bezel which makes navigating the watch's interface easy.
A slight drawback seen in the Galaxy 3 is the short battery life which is compensated with more music storage, ECG tracker and trip detection.
The Samsung watch 3 also has an advanced health monitoring system which comes with enhanced running analysis, sleep tracking, 120+ home workout programs, etc. For the price that this smartphone stands for it makes worth by providing many useful features.
2) Fitbit Sense
size: 40mm | Battery life: 6 days | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android
The Fitbit Sense is by far the best smartwatch for your health, this brand no more stands for just counting steps, Fitbit has transformed into much more with this model, the Fitbit Sense.
Made out of stainless steel, the Fitbit Sense is smaller in size not much different from the Versa 2 but has more rounded edges, apart from that the watch is very comfortable to wear both in the day and at night.
Sense's AMOLED display is bright and colourful and also makes it easy to read outdoors. Fitbit is a brand well known for its health-related features and the Sense is no less, it comes with an EDA and skin temperature sensor which are unique to Fitbit and help in understanding your body more either when you're working out or on a hike or maybe just sleeping, the Fitbit will track your body parameter's and your REM sleep cycle to provide you with the best results.
1) Apple Watch Series 6
size: 40mm, 44mm | Battery life: 18 hours | Swim proof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart rate monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Compatibility: iOS
Apple Watch Series 6
The best smartwatch overall, Apple watch 6 might just be the best in the Apple watch series so far. They have built on all the features we liked in series 5. We see features related to health and fitness tracking but what is also great about series 6 is the display and appearance of the watch which is awesome.
The series 6 has many features like sleep tracking, blood oxygen(SpO2) monitoring, a brighter screen and a faster chip. Jumping from the older series the series 6 is a significant upgrade with the blood oxygen app, new watch faces and third party complications.
One significant problem is the battery with last for 18 hours, this might not make that much of a difference to most people but it comes clutch with fast charging, you can charge it to full in 90 minutes and that means you don't have to charge it overnight.
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