The Best SMARTwatches of 2019

The Best SMARTwatches of 2019

Smartwatches are now a part of life. They connect you with the world, track your activities, act as a wallet, maintain your data, etc.

In 2010 when companies started releasing smartwatches and since then there has been no turning back. Today smartwatches serve as mini smartphones with features like never before.

We have taken the liberty to sift through the countless smartwatches on the market to recommend you (our readers) the very best you can get.

 

#1 APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 (Best Overall)

 Even though apple watch series 3 itself was quite satisfactory, Apple opted for a change and redesigned its smartwatch to a seemingly flawless product.

Its large screen makes is more convenient and its sleek design is something you can never set your eyes off. Speakers are better than ever and the fall detection feature is quite impressive.

If you own an Iphone and are willing to spend the money, the apple watch series 4 is the best choice for you.

 

PROS AND CONS

 

PROS CONS
  • Large screen
 

  • Price
  • Design
  • Battery life
  • Lightweight
  • Extra charge for cellular service
  • Speakers
  • Additional features

 

#2 SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH (Best Battery Life)

 

It is undoubtedly Samsung’s best smartwatch. Its “real watch-like” design stands out. It has a metallic body and a circular face. It runs on an Operating called Tizen OS (Samsung owned).

The most impressive part is the battery that can last up to Four DAYS even after heavy use. It can definitely be considered one of the best smartwatches for android.

Samsung has expanded to new health features such as stress management and breathing features along with 21 indoor exercises and 39 tracked workouts.

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS CONS
  • Excellent battery life
  • Design
  • Rotating bezel
  • Bixby lacks
  • User interface
  • Tizen OS

 

#3 MOBVOI TICWATCH PRO

 

The coolest thing about the Ticwatch Pro, is that it has a unique dual-screen feature, below is the OLED screen that works as a smartwatch and on top of it, there is led screen that works like a normal watch with a few features added.

Unlike its predecessors instead of plastic it is made of stainless steel and strap is made up of leather and silicon.

The watch runs on WearIS 1.3 and its hardware is built around Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip (aka pretty good).

 

 

PROS AND CONS

 

PROS CONS
  • Dual Screen
  • Heavy
  • Price
  • Limited Apps
  • Build Quality
  • Lack of LTE

 

 

#4 FITBIT VERSA (Best for Fitness)

Fitbit comes with a design that is similar to Apple smartwatch but it is much more affordable. It is sleek, it is lightweight and it is cheap.

The Battery can last for around 3-4 days while most of the smartwatches don’t last more than a day or two. It comes with Fitbit pay which helps you workouts and connects you to the Fitbit Universe.

The Fitbit Versa is a great budget-friendly smartwatch.

 

PROS AND CONS

 

PROS CONS
  • Lightweight
  • Lack of GPS
  • Affordable
  • Limited Apps
  • Battery Life

 

 

#5 GARMIN VIVOACTIVE 3  

 

Garmin is known for making smartwatches with a range of fitness trackers for athletes of all types.

They have smartwatches for runners, swimmers, golfers etc to match their requirements according to their activities.

Through Garmin Vivoactive 3, Garmin has entered into the market of more versatile watches that can work as a Mini-smartphone with features like notifications, apps etc.

 

PROS AND CONS

 

PROS CONS
  • Changeable Straps
  • Lack of Music Library
  • 15 Built-in Sports Apps
  • Comprehensive Swim-Tracking Features

 

 

#6 MISFIT VAPOR 2 (Best for Budget)

 

 With the addition of various features that were missing in Misfit Vapor and highly affordable pricing, Misfit Vapor 2 can come under the list of top 10 smartwatches.

It has a sleek design and looks more minimalistic than most smartwatches. GPS and NFC have been added (which were missing in the first version).

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS CONS
  • Affordability
  • Battery Life
  • Accurate Auto-brightness
  • Slightly Slower performance
  • NCF for Google Play

 

#7 KATE SPADE SCALLOP 2 (Best for Women)

 

Kate Spade Scallop 2 is a smartwatch designed specifically for women. It has a stainless steel case.

And of course, it has a heart rate sensor, NFC, GPS etc and is water-resistant. It works smoothly even though it uses the older Qualcomm processor.

 

PROS AND CONS

 

PROS CONS
  • Design
  • Slightly Larger than expected
  • Google Pay
  • Not as many fitness features
  • Display

 

#8 MOBVOI TICWATCH 

 

 Mobvoi Ticwatch s is a more budget-friendly sports watch and is very lightweight.

It comes with 4gb onboard storage. It is packed with multiple fitness-related features which makes it best in this price range.

Its large screen size is convenient to read alerts and notifications. It comes in a variety of colors but straps are not changeable.

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS CONS
  • Display
  • Lacks NFC
  • Battery
  • “Basic” look
  • Performance
  • Straps cannot be changed

#9 HUAWEI WATCH GT

 

 Huawei has ditched Google wear OS for Huawei Watch GT and has opted for the proprietary operating system. It has a commendable battery life and comes in two variables.

One being classic (As seen in the image) and the other being sporty. Huawei watch GT is comfortable and its display is impressive and has easy interaction with the touch screen.

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS CONS
  • Design
  • No pay service
  • Battery
  • Lack of Apps
  • Affordability

 

#10 FOSSIL SPORT

 

 Fossil Sports smartwatch includes a Qualcomm snapdragon 3100 chip and it was one of first ones to use it.

It is sleek, lightweight, comfortable and budget-friendly. It is also available in six different colors.

The top is made of aluminum and the bottom is made of nylon which is the reason of its lightweight.

AMOLED display gives a sharper and crisper screen. It has GPS sensors, heart rate monitor, altimeter etc sports.

 

PROS AND CONS

PROS CONS
  • Lightweight
  • Battery Life
  • Snapdragon 3100 Chip
  • Lack of features
  • Affordability

 

Conclusion

Each of these smartwatches has their own pros and cons, some excelling in design, some excelling in performance some excelling in the user interface. It really all comes down to what you want.

If what you want is a phone-like experience Apple, Samsung etc are your best choices. Apple Watch series 4 is the best for IOS. If what you want is a more feminine design, then the kate spade scallop is a great choice.

There are so many types of fitness trackers or smartwatches available in the market, and this creates confusion among buyers, which one to pick and why? We found an amazing article, of Best Fitness Trackers for Biking, you can check it out if you are also searching for Fitness Trackers.

 

*This is a Guest Post submitted by Rohit K and edited by Johnathan

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