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10 top wearables Series: Best smartwatch 2020-2021

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From Apple to Fitbits to Garmin we’ve created a list of the best wearables you can buy. The best smartwatches can do some amazing things, like GPS tracking, voice search, monitoring heart rate monitoring and general health protections. We’ll cover them here.

Apple Watch SE

The best of the best smartwatch

4.1/5

Pros

Cons

If you’re an iPhone user, the Apple Watch SE is the very best smartwatch you can get. It can do just about everything the Apple Watch 6 can for a much better price. 

This amazing watch comes with high-end specs, a great Apple design and fantastic functions.

However, some cons include a battery life that isn’t the best, and an ‘always-on’ screen would be great.

Specifications

  • watchOS 7

    Operating System

  • iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.78" OLED

    Display

  • Apple S5

    Processor

  • Various

    Band Size

  • 32GB

    Onboard Storage

  • 18 hours

    Battery

  • Wireless

    Charging

  • Water-resistant to 50m

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

    Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

The best Android smartwatch

4.4/5

Pros

Cons

While the Apple Watch SE tops the list for iPhone users, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 stands above the rest as the best smartwatch if you own an Android phone. That said, it’s also a great choice for iPhone users.

It features a turning bezel for easy navigation. The bezel is a lot simpler than using a display found on many other smartwatches.

Samsung’s watch is a complete package for physical fitness and sports. Its excellent design features a lot of great functionality too.

Specifications

  • Tizen OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.2" or 1.4" 360 x 360 Super AMOLED

    Display

  • Dual-core 1.15 GHz

    Processor

  • 22mm or 20mm

    Band Size

  • 8GB

    Onboard Storage

  • 3 days on 45mm/ less on 41mm

    Battery

  • Wireless

    Charging

  • IP68

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE option

    Connectivity

Apple Watch 6

The leading tier Apple Watch for those ready to invest

4.5/5

Pros

Cons

While the Apple Watch SE tops the list for iPhone users, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 stands above the rest as the best smartwatch if you own an Android phone. That said, it’s also a great choice for iPhone users.

It features a turning bezel for easy navigation. The bezel is a lot simpler than using a display found on many other smartwatches.

Samsung’s watch is a complete package for physical fitness and sports. Its excellent design features a lot of great functionality too.

Specifications

  • watchOS 7

    Operating System

  • iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.78" OLED

    Display

  • Apple S6

    Processor

  • Varies

    Band Size

  • 32GB

    Onboard Storage

  • 18 hours

    Battery

  • Wireless

    Charging

  • Water-resistant to 50m

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

    Connectivity

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit's best smartwatch is an excellent option for physical fitness

4.3/5

Pros

Cons

Another amazing option is the Fitbit Versa 3. This is a very popular wearable and has one of the best feature sets for fitness.

It has integrated GPS and a very comfortable design. The simple display is has a clear easily readable image.

Specifications

  • Fitbit OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.58" AMOLED

    Display

  • N/A

    Onboard Storage

  • Up to 6 days

    Battery

  • Magnetic connecting pin

    Charging

  • Water-resistant

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC

    Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

For a bit higher price, you'll get the benefits of a digital turning bezel

4.2/5

Pros

Cons

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is Samsung’s feature-rich sportier version of the Galaxy. It’s slimmer, lighter, and more comfortable, but other than that there’s not much difference. Its display is small but bright at 1.2-inch. Its small size makes it one of the more comfortable options on this list.

It includes high-end fitness features including 39 workout modes, a heart rate, blood pressure and ECG sensing. Plus, sleep & stress tracking.

Specifications

  • Tizen OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.2" 360 x 360 Super AMOLED

    Display

  • Dual-core 1.15 GHz

    Processor

  • 20mm

    Band Size

  • 4GB

    Onboard Storage

  • Around 2 days

    Battery

  • Wireless

    Charging

  • Water-resistant to 50m

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

    Connectivity

Fitbit Versa Lite

A lighter Fitbit with great features

4/5

Pros

Cons

The Fitbit Versa Lite is another less expensive version of the Fitbit Versa. The Versa Lite has a great series of physical fitness features and about 2-day battery life.

The less expensive Versa Lite lacks some functions found in the Versa, Versa 2 and 3. There’s no Fitbit Pay, on-board GPS and the screen’s not as nice.

Specifications

  • Fitbit OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 300 x 300 LCD

    Display

  • N/A

    Onboard Storage

  • Around 4 days

    Battery

  • Magnetic linking pin

    Charging

  • Water-resistant to 50m

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

    Connectivity

Fossil Sport

Fossil's most current smartwatch effort

4.3/5

Pros

Cons

Fossil continues to earn its place in the wearable tech world. Fossil Sport is a high-end smartwatch with a great price. Its lightweight design includes a GPS and 2 days of battery life.

Specifications

  • Wear OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.2-inch 390 x 390 AMOLED

    Display

  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz

    Processor

  • 22mm straps

    Band Size

  • 4GB

    Onboard Storage

  • Around 2 days

    Battery

  • Proprietary

    Charging

  • IP68

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS

    Connectivity

Honor Magic Watch 2

It may be best for hardcore fitness enthusiasts

4.1/5

Pros

Cons

The Honor Magic Watch 2 is a great choice for fitness enthusiasts. It tracks a variety of fitness data providing feedback and advice for some activities. It also has long battery life from 1 to 2 weeks.

Specifications

  • LiteOS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.2-inch/ 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED

    Display

  • 4GB

    Onboard Storage

  • 7 days-14 days

    Battery

  • Magnetic linking pin

    Charging

  • Water-resistant

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

    Connectivity

TicWatch Pro 3

The watch with two screens

3.9/5

Pros

Cons

The TicWatch Pro 3 is another great watch. it works great with both Android and iPhones. It has an intuitive interface and strong battery life of up to 3 days of regular use. Finally, the price is less than other high-end smartwatches with similar options.

Specifications

  • Wear OS

    Operating System

  • Android, iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.4" 454 x 454 OLED paired with LCD screen

    Display

  • Snapdragon Wear 4100

    Processor

  • 8GB

    Onboard Storage

  • Up to 72h

    Battery

  • Magnetic connecting pin

    Charging

  • IP68

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC

    Connectivity

Apple Watch 3

The most affordable Apple Watch today

4/5

Pros

Cons

The Apple Watch 3 is the least expensive wristwear from Apple. It’s, for this reason, it makes our list. It’s a stylish device with many of the best features.

Specifications

  • watchOS 7

    Operating System

  • iOS

    Compatibility

  • 1.65" OLED

    Display

  • Apple S3

    Processor

  • Varies

    Band Size

  • 16GB

    Onboard Storage

  • Around 1-2 days

    Battery

  • Wireless

    Charging

  • Water-resistant to 50m

    IP Rating

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

    Connectivity

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