Best Smartwatches with Sapphire Crystal Screens

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Today, it seems that the world’s best and most expensive smartwatches have screens covered by a single, highly durable material: sapphire crystal. Not only does it sound as though it’s high-quality, but the sapphire crystal is also extremely hard (sapphire is the second strongest jewel on the Mohs mineral hardness scale), making the watches with screens that are made from this material practically scratch-proof under normal use.

In other words, with a sapphire watch screen, you can rest assured that your smartwatch investment will stay protected for years to come. So this material is considered one of the most rugged smartwatches material in the world. 

What’s the Benefit of Sapphire Smartwatch?

Unfortunately, since sapphire is so expensive, most watches use mineral crystal instead – which isn’t as scratch-resistant or as durable as sapphire. On top of that, sapphire screens offer a visual experience, unlike anything you could get with a traditional smartwatch (if such a thing exists). If you were to hold two smartwatches side by side, one with sapphire crystal and one without, you’d find that the visual impact of sapphire watches is much greater. Not only would the display be brighter, but it would reduce reflections too, for a better image.

So, if you had the cash to splash on a truly “top-end” smartwatch product, where would you go? Following, we’ll look at just some of the most highly-rated sapphire-screen devices on the market today – including those still in development.

Do not expect the sapphire smartwatches to be the cheapest, meaning: you won’t find the same prices that you could find if you buy a cheap smartwatch like the Chinese made smartwatches

Sapphire Smartwatch – Top Best Crystal Screens 

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch - Ceramic Bezel - Carbon Black Strap (US Warranty)
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 Men's Smartwatch SBF818000.11FT8031
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Stone Sport Band
Garmin Fenix 6, Premium Multisport GPS Watch, Heat and Altitude Adjusted V02 Max, Pulse Ox Sensors and Training Load Focus, Silver with Black Band
$249.99
$1,550.00
$749.00
$589.95
Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch - Ceramic Bezel - Carbon Black Strap (US Warranty)
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 Men's Smartwatch SBF818000.11FT8031
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Stone Sport Band
Garmin Fenix 6, Premium Multisport GPS Watch, Heat and Altitude Adjusted V02 Max, Pulse Ox Sensors and Training Load Focus, Silver with Black Band
Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch - Ceramic Bezel - Carbon Black Strap (US Warranty)
$249.99
Huawei Watch 2 Sport Smartwatch - Ceramic Bezel - Carbon Black Strap (US Warranty)
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 Men's Smartwatch SBF818000.11FT8031
$1,550.00
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 Men's Smartwatch SBF818000.11FT8031
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Stone Sport Band
$749.00
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Stone Sport Band
Garmin Fenix 6, Premium Multisport GPS Watch, Heat and Altitude Adjusted V02 Max, Pulse Ox Sensors and Training Load Focus, Silver with Black Band
$589.95
Garmin Fenix 6, Premium Multisport GPS Watch, Heat and Altitude Adjusted V02 Max, Pulse Ox Sensors and Training Load Focus, Silver with Black Band

The Huawei Watch Sport 2

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Huawei Watch Sport 2
The sapphire crystal screen and stainless steel chassis come together to create a device that looks like a top-end timepiece

The Huawei watch 2 is regarded by many in the tech industry to be the most attractive and innovative Android smartwatch around. The sapphire crystal screen and stainless steel chassis come together to create a device that looks like a top-end timepiece. Of course, the Huawei Watch offers far more than just good looks – it also houses plenty of great tech too. For instance, the Huawei’s watch has a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, with a 400×400 resolution.

Combine great visual effects with the presence of 512MB of Ram and a Snapdragon 400 CPU, and you’re sure to find a smartwatch that delivers incredible results all day long. The only real downside of this watch is that you may need to charge it regularly to maintain heavy use – but most smartwatch users are already used to this.

TAG Heuer Connected 41 & 45

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TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch
It's swiss-made, and built to the highest possible specs, with everything from the sapphire crystal watch face, to the innovative engineering throughout

Slick and sophisticated, the TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch is brimming with fantastic features and great looks. It’s swiss-made, and built to the highest possible specs, with everything from the sapphire crystal watch face, to the innovative engineering throughout.

The TAG Heuer connected watch is so stunningly well-designed that it looks like a traditional watch under common use, but is loaded with plenty of amazing extras, such as directional wind and weather monitoring, Google Fit, and more. What’s more, you can choose between a range of charming custom themes for the display option that best matches your personality and style. If that wasn’t enough, the watch itself is built using grade 2 titanium – which helps to resist fingerprint smudges.

Apple Watch 5

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Apple Watch Series 5
the all-new Apple Watch 5 comes with sapphire crystal screens regardless of the specifications you choose

While the older Apple watches might not come equipped with Sapphire crystal unless you opted for an upgrade, the all-new Apple Watch 5 comes with sapphire crystal screens regardless of the specifications you choose, so hurray Apple fans!

Perfect for achieving a brighter, clearer display, with lower reflectance, the sapphire-crystal screen on the Apple Watch 5 with force touch is the must-have choice for those in search of absolute quality.

Read the full review of the Apple Watch Series 5 here

Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Edition

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Garmin Fenix 6
Perhaps one of the more affordable sapphire options on the market

Finally, the Garmin Fenix 6 is a high-end smartwatch with more features than you can possibly imagine. The Fenix 6 series has an option that comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal display with higher-than-usual visibility in sunlight. Perhaps one of the more affordable sapphire options on the market, the “Sapphire” model of the Garmin Fenix 6 features a high-strength domed sapphire lens. It is very chosen for Gym users and & fitness fans. 

Unfortunately, the high prices of the Garmin Fenix 6 makes it less affordable. However, if you’re looking for a solid smartwatch that is future-proofed with a lot of cool features. For instance, there is an option to add a solar panel for the watch so that it can harvest solar and light energy to extend it’s already respectable battery life. It’s one of the more standalone feature-rich smartwatches on this list that isn’t on Google’s Wear OS or Apple’s WatchOS.

One response to “Best Smartwatches with Sapphire Crystal Screens

  1. The apple watch 5 does not come with a standard sapphire front facing glass, you have to opt of the stainless steel model for this and the price of this option is 40% more than the standard and what is even more frustrating is that this model is not available in Ireland.
    The back of the watch is however for some bizarre reason has sapphire crystal.

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