Best Smartwatches-The Ultimate List

Best Smartwatches In Dec, 2019: The Ultimate List Of Wearables You Can Buy Today!

Looking for the best smartwatches of 2019? Look no further. We’ve created a huge, detailed list of the best smartwatches to help you in your search. This guide is a compilation of our previous round-up review articles of the best smartwatches by function, feature and profession.

Over the last two years, there has been an explosion in the number of smartwatches brought to the market. The good news with regards to that recent explosion is that there are now lots of choices. The bad news is that sifting through the good, the exceptional and the downright rubbish smartwatches is not always an easy task. That task is made even harder when you consider that many smartwatches do the same things, and for those that are marketed as unique, it is often only a single feature that separates them from the rest of the pack.

To help you in your search, we’ve compiled the ultimate best smartwatch list for you, with 40 smartwatches from eight categories to choose from. We’ve picked our favorites from the Men’s, Women’s, Android Wear, Hybrid, Standalone, Luxury, Running and Battery life smartwatch categories, to make sure there’s a variety of choices and that we have smartwatches of different talents on our list. Quite simply, it’s the best smartwatch list on the web!

So, without further ado, let’s begin. Enjoy!

Best Smartwatches for Men

If you have been looking on temptingly at the smartwatch market these last few years, it’s fair to say that you have done well not to pull the trigger and buy one so far. The likes of Motorola, Samsung and Apple have all launched excellent smartwatches, and even Swiss watchmakers Breitling and TAG Heuer have gotten in on the action with smartwatches that are, for all intents and purposes, aimed solely at men.

In fact, most smartwatches are aimed at men, which is understandable given the stereotype that men are more interested in tech than women. But the main reason the smartwatch market has grown as it has is that smartphones have lost momentum. We have now reached what is known in the tech world as ‘peak smartphone’, a place in the smartphone’s lifecycle where devices are as good as they can get. Sure, OEMs can release phones with bigger screens and faster processors, but we’ve seen it all before.

There’s nothing new, and that’s boring. Smartwatches meanwhile are new and they offer an exciting new way for us to interact with our digital lives.

Samsung Gear S2


Forget everything you have heard about Samsung smartwatches to date – the Gear S2 is one of the best smartwatches in the world and it makes a real statement on the wrist. This is a unisex watch, but we think it suits men better than it suits women overall.

There are two versions of this watch, the Standard and the Classic, however, they both have the same internals and features. The Classic is more of a dress watch with a glossy steel body and the Standard is more an outdoors watch with a matte body that’s slightly thicker.

The Samsung Gear S2 is compatible with Android devices running 4.4 or higher and at CES 2016 it was announced it’ll support iOS devices in the future. The Gear S2’s user experience is dominated by a unique rotating bezel that gives you quick access to applications. You still get a display – a 1.2-inch round Super AMOLED unit with 326 PPI – but you can rotate the bezel to do things like check fitness stats or open a calendar. It’s a really cool way to use a smartwatch. The Gear S2 is also IP67 certified so it’s water-resistant and dustproof, and it runs Tizen (Samsung’s own operating system) as opposed to Android Wear.



HUAWEI may not be the best-known brand for smartwatches, but they are in fact the largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world and their smartwatch, the HUAWEI Watch, is one of the best smartwatches in the world. It looks great with its full round screen and the face choices are impressive. We particularly like the black-plated case and the rose gold one.

The Watch is compatible with iOS and Android smartwatches. It runs a proprietary OS that is HUAWEI-developed. The screen is 1.4-inches and it’s an AMOLED unit with a 454 x 454 resolution display. The always-on display is protected by sapphire crystal. The case measures 42mm and the device connects to your phone by Bluetooth LE or Wi-Fi. With moderate use and with the face on all of the time, you will get a whopping 2 weeks from its battery.

Above all else, the HUAWEI Watch GT 2 is exceptionally well made. HUAWEI Watch GT 2 has gone to great lengths to make a classy and luxurious watch that doesn’t cost the earth.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd gen


With five-star or four-star reviews across the board, the Motorola Moto 360 2nd gen is one of the best men’s smartwatches around. It’s available as a 46mm (the bigger version is chunkier, best suited to men) or 42mm and there’s also a Sport version with built-in GPS and a molded silicone shell. For the sake of clarity, we are going to cover the regular Moto 360 below. Click here to find out more about the Moto 360 Sport.

The Moto 360 2nd gen is compatible with iOS and Android devices. The face is dominated by a 1.37-inch IPS LCD display on the smaller watch and a 1.56-inch display on the larger option. They boast a pixels-per-inch count of 263 and 233 respectively and colors really pop on them and text is pin-sharp. The watch packs a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor so the operating system, Android Wear, runs really smoothly and the case is made from the finest stainless steel which oozes quality. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and like the Samsung Gear S2 listed above, the 360 2nd gen boasts IP67 certification.

Stylish and really well made, the 360 is a smartwatch you can count on to turn heads and get people talking.

Mondaine Helvetica 1


Mondaine is best-known for its iconic Swiss railway watches but their Helvetica line, which is inspired by the Helvetica font, is arguably as special. Mondaine has released a few different versions of the Helvetica but it’s the Helvetica 1 you want for smartwatch features.

The Mondaine Helvetica 1 is a 44mm analog smartwatch powered by MotionX. It has arguably the nicest design of all the smartwatches on our list with a sleek stainless steel case that’s also available in gold and black courtesy of ion plating. The Helvetica 1 boasts a 2-year battery life and has two dials; one to tell the time and one to give you a visual indication as to your daily fitness progress (it will tell you how close you are to meeting your step count).

Nixon Mission


The Nixon Mission has flown under most people’s radar this year, but make no mistake this has the potential to be one heck of a smartwatch. Nixon is calling the Mission the “world’s first ultra-rugged, action sports smartwatch”, taking a clear swipe at the excellent Casio WSD-F20. It is powered by the super-fast Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip and has water resistance to 100-metres.

The case is a mixture of tough polycarbonate and stainless steel and the round AMOLED display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Nixon Mission comes on a rugged orange silicone strap or it can be had with a black or grey strap. Personally, we like the orange one.

Nixon has also developed its own app for the Mission powered by Surfline and Snocountry, two services that will provide users with live conditions at a glance on the wrist.

Nixon has really talked their first smartwatch up with their claims of ruggedness, and at first glance, the Mission certainly looks to be a tough cookie. It’s interesting that Nixon has decided to market their watch to surfers and snowboarders and skiers first and foremost, but the Mission is stylish enough for desk divers too.

Read The Original List Here: Best Men’s Smartwatches 

Best Smartwatches for Women

When it comes to smartwatches for women, we’ll admit there’s not a huge variety to choose from right now. To make a case in point, walk into a shoe store and you’ll find dozens of boots, dozens of heels, dozens of flats and plenty of accessories to try on. Walk into any high street electronics store, and you’ll probably find an Apple Watch on display, select FitBit and Pebble products but little else. That’s where we are at right now as the high street reacts to a new and developing market.

The good news, however, is that while there isn’t an awful lot of choice out there in the stores there is much more online and the options you do have available to you are really rather special indeed. In this article, we’re going to introduce you to five smartwatches that are perfect for women – only devices that we feel are good smartwatches overall have made this list, so rest assured we aren’t selling you short here.

LG Watch Style


The LG Watch Style has a delightful design. The slim, minimalist aluminum case houses a vibrant 1.2-inch P-OLED 360 x 360 display, which has a pixel density of 299ppi (that’s higher than you’ll find in the Apple Watch Series 2 or HUAWEI Watch 2).

This smartwatch also has a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which is much faster than the 400 series, and it has an IP67 water and dust rating.

The result of all this? The LG Watch Style is a lovely thing to wear and use. Android Wear 2.0 (which is the latest version of Android Wear) runs faultlessly and the 1.2-inch P-OLED display is a stunner. This is also one of the slimmest smartwatches on the market, with a 10.79mm thickness and similarly slender 18mm bands, which are available in both leather or silicone.

The LG Watch Style also charges wirelessly (a magnetic charger is supplied in the box), and you will easily get 24-hours of use out of it. Add all these elements together, and what you have is one of the stand-out women’s smartwatches of 2019.

Michael Kors Access


The Michael Kors Access is an excellent women’s smartwatch. Not only is it incredibly well-made, but it has some of the best custom watch faces out there. It is also available in a huge range of finishes, and with several different types of leather and metal bands.

Looking at the specs, the Michael Kors Access has a Snapdragon 2100 CPU, 4GB of storage and a 1.4-inch display with as 320 x 290 resolution. That means that the Kors Access has a low-res display compared to the competition, and it also has a relatively disappointing battery life based on reviews. Having said that, the Access looks great, and if you are concerned about battery life, simply choose the Hybrid smartwatch which has 6-month battery life.

Michael Kors also has an activity tracker out if you are interested in that. It looks like a leather band (because it is one), but it has a pearl-effect charm that houses all the usual fitness-tracking sensors. So, Michael Kors has a product for every taste in new wearables.

Samsung Gear S2 Rose Gold


A new addition to the Samsung Gear S2 range for January 2016, the rose gold Gear S2 is a really nice piece of kit. This particular model has an 18-carat rose gold plated stainless steel case and it sits on a white leather band, however, there are other leather bands available.

The regular Gear S2 is actually a really good smartwatch and the rose gold version is identical as far as technology is concerned. You get a really nice 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution and the 250mAh battery is good for a day’s use. It runs on a dual-core processor so the Android Wear experience is really slick. What we mean by that, is that apps open and close quickly and swiping through menus presents no lag whatsoever.

Samsung has also designed a few unique watch faces for the rose gold edition to match the color of the case. If you have a significant other, you’ll be intrigued to learn that there’s also a platinum model available aimed squarely at men. A great gift idea, no?

Read More Here: Best Women’s Smartwatches On The Market Right Now

Best Android Wear OS Smartwatches

When Android Wear smartwatches first came out, they acted as an extension of your smartphone. They would notify you of incoming calls and texts, they would send you app notifications, and they would let you control your smartphone’s camera.

Today, Android Wear smartwatches are much more capable. The recent Android Wear 2.0 update brought with it standalone apps, its own Play Store, Android Pay and improved messaging features. Now, you can wear smartwatches untethered from a smartphone and they don’t lose out on any functionality. In other words, they are multi-talented.

It is Android Wear’s multi-talented feature-set that has driven its popularity. But of course, the wide range of gorgeous watches that run it helps too.

LG Watch Sport


The LG Watch Sport is one of the best Android Wear smartwatches on the market today. It has a 1.38in circular P-OLED display with a 480×480 (348 ppi) resolution, which puts it right at the top of the pile where display technology is concerned.

The metal chassis is simple yet elegant, and there are three usefully-chunky physical buttons on the right edge. The middle one lets you scroll through menus, while the outer two let you select things. The strap is rubber and it’s extremely comfortable to wear. Powering the watch is a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 768MB RAM. Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, GPS and NFC are all built-in, and this smartwatch also has a heart-rate sensor.

Huawei Watch 2


The Huawei Watch 2 is a polarising smartwatch. On the one hand, it’s an upgrade over the 1st gen HUAWEI Watch thanks to a scratch-proof ceramic bezel and a sportier design, but on the other hand, it has a lower-res display and no sapphire crystal.

With the original HUAWEI Watch now discontinued, however, you’re going to have to make do with the 2nd gen. But that’s no bad thing – the HUAWEI Watch 2 is much snappier than the original and the 1.2in circular AMOLED display with a 390×390 (326 ppi) resolution looks great. Setting this smartwatch apart is its enormous 420mAh battery, which is 120mAh larger than the 1st gen’s. This offers up to 25 days of battery life in “watch mode”.

Fossil Q Venture


The Fossil Q Venture was announced at Baselworld 2017. Designed to appeal to fashion-conscious buyers, the Q Venture has a sleek case that’s just 11.5mm thick. It’s available in a range of different colors, and with a range of interchangeable 18mm straps.

A feminine smartwatch, the Q Venture has a touchscreen display (no specifications have been released yet) and should run a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. In terms of connectivity, we expect it to have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as NFC. What sets it apart from the other Android Wear smartwatches on our list is the design. It’s sleek and elegant, with a classy vibe. We expect it’ll sell very well in department stores.

Moto 360 Sport


The Moto 360 Sport is one of the most popular Android Wear smartwatches because it looks great and it’s snappy. It is also an excellent fitness-tracker, with accurate tracking and automatic activity detection so you can wear it during the gym.

The 360 Sport has a unique display. Dubbed an ‘AnyLight display’, it’s a hybrid IPS LCD screen with a transflective mode. This saves battery life and still delivers a vibrant, crisp Android Wear experience. With IP67 dust and water-resistant, the Moto 360 Sport is an excellent choice of active people and it even has an optical heart rate sensor. It’s powered by a Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

Read The Original Article Here: Best Android Wear OS Smartwatches

Best Hybrid Smartwatches

If you’re into smartwatches, but you like the timelessness of analog dials, then a hybrid smartwatch is what you want.

Hybrid smartwatches don’t have a touchscreen. Instead, they boast a stonking battery life and track your activity and sleeping patterns – with your daily progress displayed on a smartphone application. They do what they do well, just wear it and forget it.

However, with so many to choose from, sifting the good from the bad isn’t easy. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

Tory Burch Collins Hybrid Smartwatch


Fashion designer Tory Burch has entered the hybrid smartwatch market this year with the Collins smartwatch. The Tory Burch Collins has an upmarket, eclectic design for women. Although in truth, it appears to be more unisex than feminine in its style.

The Tory Burch Collins automatically changes time zones, and it allows you to accurately track a second-time zone. A vibration motor alerts you when you get a smartphone notification, and it will track your activity and sleep patterns with a configurable smartphone app. It uses a coin cell battery, so it doesn’t need charging, and it’ll go on sale in time for the holidays with four different styles to choose from.

Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

Alpina Seastrong Horological Smartwatch

If you love diving watches, then the Alpina Seastrong Horological is the hybrid smartwatch for you. Alpina is a Swiss watchmaker and the Seastrong Horological is an absolute stunner, with a 300-meter dive rating and a chunky 44mm case.

Compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, the Seastrong Horological connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and tracks your steps and activity. It can also receive notifications from your smartphone and it will vibrate to alert you. As you’d expect from a Swiss-Made hybrid smartwatch, the Seastrong Horological has a sapphire crystal and first-class build quality. The crown, located at the three o’clock position, also doubles as a button so you can cycle through different features. Overall, this is a fantastic smartwatch.

Michael Kors Access Hybrid


The Michael Kors Access Hybrid offers the style of an analog watch and the fitness tracking features of a smartwatch. It has a 6-month battery life, a 3 ATM water resistance rating and it’s compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.

The Kors Access Hybrid tracks your activity automatically and syncs all that data with a dedicated application. The application is well designed, with calorie burn calculations and sleep activity patterns available. There are three buttons on the device’s case, which let you control your smartphone’s camera and music. You can also quickly switch between two different time zones by pushing down the center crown button.

Skagen Hagen Connected


The Skagen Hagen Connected has one of the most sophisticated designs of any hybrid smartwatch, with an intricate activity dial and a slender bezel. It’s available in a variety of different colors, and with a titanium or steel case.

It’s also keenly priced from $205.00, and you get plenty of functionality for your money with smartphone notifications, accurate fitness tracking and a sleep monitor. The case size is bang on too at 42mm, and you’re looking at a battery life of more than 6 months. It’ll store your activity for two weeks without smartphone syncing, and there are three buttons on the side of the case which let you cycle through different features.

Read The Original Guide Here: Best Hybrid Smartwatches In 2019

Best Standalone Smartwatches

If you’ve shopped for a smartwatch recently, you’ll have probably noticed that smartwatches tend to be listed for specific markets. For instance, outdoor smartwatches make different lists than fashion smartwatches. However, what these devices have in common is that they usually require a connection to your smartphone to be useful – or at least, for you to use their best features.

The solution to the issue of smartphone-tethering is to buy a standalone smartwatch, which lets you use all its best features without a connection to your smartphone.

Below, we have listed 5 standalone smartwatches that you should know about. We’ve covered everything from the most capable of the cheapest and most novel. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll have a few ideas for when it comes time to make a purchase.

Samsung Gear S2 3G and 4G


The Samsung Gear S2 3G and 4G were launched in 2016, but they are still great smartwatches for its price. Priced from around $299.99 from launch, they can be picked up for around $150.00 today and they come loaded with desirable features.

With 3G or 4G connectivity made possible with an E-sim, the Samsung Gear S2 3G and 4G smartwatches do not require a constant connection to your smartphone to be useful. The screen is a 1.2” circular unit with a 360 X 360 resolution, and both these devices run Samsung’s own operating system, Tizen, an alternative to Android Wear.

If you will be using your smartwatch for basic tasks like keeping up with your daily activity and sleep patterns, then the Samsung Gear S2 3G and 4G are worth a punt. They look great too, with a stainless-steel case and various strap options to choose from.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition


The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is one of the most underrated smartwatches on the market. It has an outstanding 1.38-inch full circle P-OLED 480 X 480 display and LTE connectivity with a cellular radio, so you can use most of its features without a phone.

The standout feature of the Urbane 2nd Edition is the Display. The P-OLED 480 X 480 display is gorgeous with perfect outdoor visibility. This smartwatch also runs Android Wear 2.0, so you have access to the latest Android Wear features like in-built messaging and the ability to make calls from the device itself without a smartphone being connected.

The design is decent too. The case is brushed stainless steel and as standard, it has a silicone band that is user-replaceable. The battery life lasts for around 1.5 days. You can pick up the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition for around $499.99, or on contract from Verizon.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE is a 4G smartwatch with plenty going for it. It runs the Tizen operating system instead of Android Wear, so it has a unique user experience, and the 360 X 360 Super AMOLED display is bright and vibrant even under direct sunlight.

Designed for active users, the Gear S3 Frontier is IP68 rated for dust and waterproofing, and it has a neat rotating bezel that lets you cycle through applications. With this, you can switch between apps without touching the screen and it’s an intuitive way to interact with a smartwatch. And in truth, it’s something we wish more smartwatches had.

The Gear S3 Frontier has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. What’s really cool is that it automatically switches between these connections to maintain a connection with your smartphone. Interested? You can pick up the S3 Gear Frontier LTE through AT&T, or through Amazon.

Read The Original Buyer Guide Here: Best Standalone Smartwatches 2019

Best Luxury Smartwatches

When one is in the market for a luxury timepiece, one might pay their local Omega or Rolex boutique a visit. Or if we are talking really high-end stuff, then one might make an inquiry with the likes of Patek Phillipe, Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille.

Depending on how ‘luxurious’ you want to go, when you step into the world of luxury watches spending £100k is nothing. Smartwatches meanwhile are comparatively cheap and while they might not have automatic movements laced with precious metals or complications, they do offer greater functionality and, in cases, comparable build quality.

I am not talking about the likes of the Apple Watch or HUAWEI Watch here – I am talking about smartwatches from respected Swiss watchmakers, of which there are quite a few to choose from. So in this article, we will discuss luxury smartwatches and what the best ones are right now, as well as the watches that are concepts and those that are coming soon, to help you choose a smartwatch that’ll complement your watch collection.

Bvlgari Diagono Magnesium


As a watch brand, Bvlgari (pronounced Bulgari) divides opinion. Serious watch fans associate the name more with jewelry than watches, while others appreciate the unique design language of their pieces. Whichever side you are on, the company’s first smartwatch, the Diagono Magnesium, is worth looking into (although it is important to point out that this is simply a concept for now.

Purists will like this smartwatch because it has a self-winding mechanical movement (ETA), a sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel and a PVD-coated stainless steel back. The case itself is made from magnesium, but that isn’t the most impressive material used here; the Diagono uses a polymer called PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone) which forms the side brackets of the watch. Which is to say, this watch is made from cutting-edge materials.

The ‘smart’ part of these watches comes from an NFC chip which can be used to make payments, open doors and carry electronic documents. The Diagono links up with a tablet or smartphone with an app called Bulgari Vault. For now, the Diagono is a concept, however, it is expected to be released at some point in the next year.

Alpina Horological Smartwatch


Unveiled last year, the Alpina Horological is an analog smartwatch with a Bluetooth chip that hooks up to your smartphone. Utilizing the Manufacture Modules Technologies platform, which is a Swiss Joint Venture SARL and Fullpower’s MotionX, it has all the fitness tracking capabilities of a fitness band but the style and quality of a Swiss watch.

Compatible with both Android phones and iPhone, the Alpina Horological has a battery life of two years and offers activity tracking, sleep monitoring and sleep cycle alarms. The watch itself is made from stainless steel and has a regular MMT-285 quartz movement. The dial is available in black or ‘silvered sunray’ and it is protected by a sapphire crystal. Both of those versions can be had on a stainless steel bracelet or a genuine leather strap, and there’s a 39mm version for ladies and a 44mm version for men (although, they are actually unisex).

The Alpina has two analog dials; one that tells the time, and one that gives you a visual indication as to your physical activity. It’s a nice looking watch – but it’ll cost you. So, you’ll have to really dig it to get one.

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch


The Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch is, for all intents and purposes, simply a reskinned version of the Alpina Horological. It has the exact same technology, the exact same two-year battery life courtesy of the same MMT-285 quartz movement, and a very similar convex sapphire crystal protecting the two analog dials.

Where the Frederique Constant differs from the Alpina is in dial design and size. The dial on the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch has roman numerals and a dressier feel overall. The case is 42mm so the men’s version is smaller than the Alpina men’s version. The Constant is available in two case finishes; stainless steel and rose gold-plated stainless steel, and with a few different straps, including a metal bracelet and two genuine leather bands.

Other than that, there’s little to say about the Frederique Constant Horological, other than it costs about the same as the Alpina too.

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Hybrid Smartwatch


Mondaine is best-known for its iconic Swiss railway watches but their Helvetica line, which is inspired by the Helvetica font, is as special and minimalistic. Mondaine has released a few different versions of the Helvetica but it’s the Helvetica 1 you want for smartwatch features.

The Mondaine Helvetica 1 is a 44mm analog smartwatch powered by MotionX. It has arguably the nicest design of all the smartwatches on our list with a sleek stainless steel case that’s also available in gold and black courtesy of ion plating. The Helvetica 1 boasts a 2-year battery life and has two dials; one to tell the time and one to give you a visual indication as to your daily fitness progress (it will tell you how close you are to meeting your step count).

Protecting those two dials is a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and you can get the Helvetica on leather or rubber. It takes any 20mm strap, though, and we reckon it’d look great on a high-quality shark mesh strap or a Nato or Zulu strap. The Helvetica is a bargain too compared to the Alpina and Frederique Constant with it coming in at £540-£650 online.

Read The Original Buyer Guide: The Best Luxury Smartwatches In The Market Right Now

Best Running GPS Smartwatches

Looking for a running smartwatch that’ll accurately track your runs, and help you get more from them? Look no further.

Whether you are looking for a smartwatch that’ll track basic data such as your step count and calories burned, or a more advanced smartwatch that’ll gather stride length and vertical ratio metrics, there’s a device out there for you.

Running GPS smartwatches come in all shapes and sizes, and some are more capable than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best.

New Balance RunIQ


The New Balance RunIQ is one of the most comfortable running smartwatches to wear, thanks to its perforated silicone band. It’s also got a great display – a 1.39-inch round OLED display with a 400 x 400 resolution which is pin-sharp.

That display works well outdoors and indoors, and really shows off all the features of Android Wear 2.0. Powered by an Intel Atom Z34XX processor with 512MB RAM, the RunIQ is a snappy smartwatch and packs an optical heart-rate sensor and GPS module into its case.

In terms of design, the New Balance RunIQ is somewhat mundane. It has an all-black color scheme with a metal case and a silicone strap. A strange design choice was made with the strap – the perforation points are heart-shaped. If you can look past that, the New Balance RunIQ is a solid running GPS smartwatch. The battery life is rated for 24-hours.

Polar M600


The Polar M600 is as much a fitness tracker as it is a smartwatch. It has the same shape as a fitness band with a square display and boasts better tracking metrics than most of the other devices on this list. It really is a great running smartwatch.

With a heart rate sensor, activity tracking sensors, GPS and GLONASS (a global satellite system and positioning system), the Polar M600 watches are hugely capable. It also boasts dedicated swimming metrics, so it’s the perfect smartwatch for those of you who mix up your cardio.

The M600 runs Android Wear 2.0, but it has its own coaching and fitness software called Polar Smart Coaching. It is this that sets it apart from regular smartwatches. The software is intuitive and data-rich, letting you make the most of your workouts. The Polar M600 is also waterproof and boasts a 2-day battery life when paired with an Android smartphone.

LG Watch Sport


The LG Watch Sport is one of the best-known fitness smartwatches on the market, and it’s a popular choice with runners. It has GPS, LTE and a heart-rate sensor, so it ticks many of the boxes that runners look for in a smartwatch.

It also has the benefit of a stylish design and a great display. The display is a 1.38-inch round OLED unit with a stonking a 480 x 480 resolution. There’s 4GB of onboard storage, and in addition to LTE, there’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Thanks to on-board GPS, you can go for a run without your smartphone and the LG Watch Sport will track your runs. It will then calculate your calories burned, based on how fast you ran and for what distance. It’s an accurate and dependable smartwatch, although battery life is a sticking point. It should last for 24-hours, but 20-hours is more realistic with GPS on.

Apple Watch Series 5


The Apple Watch Series 5 is every runners dream. It boasts built-in GPS and has careful Nike+ Run Club integration as a standalone apple app.

Nike+ Run Club gives you a clear view of all your activity data, including detailed maps showing your runs. In addition to this app, the Apple Watch Series 5 is Apple’s top of the line wearable product, which has taken the market by storm.

If you are an iPhone user, you’ll probably find the functionality of the Apple Watch Series 5 way better than an Android Wear smartwatch. It offers seamless compatibility, with notifications app data sent straight from your iPhone to the watch if you would like them. Overall, the Apple Watch is a solid smartwatch best-suited to iPhone users.

Moto 360 Sport


The Moto 360 Sport has a unique feature called an AnyLight display, which is effectively an LCD with a transflective mode for outstanding visibility outdoors. It works great in practice and sets it apart from the other smartwatches on our list.

The AnyLight display switches from LCD to transflective mode automatically, or you can switch it yourself. It works seamlessly and it’s a brilliant feature. It helps the Moto 360 Sport standout, and of course, it helps to preserve battery life too.

For runners, the 360 Sport is a solid option. It uses an accelerometer and other sensors to track your treadmill runs, and GPS to track your outdoor runs. Run data is sent to the Moto Body app, which is of Motorola’s own design. The app is intuitive and easy to use and shows you exactly how many steps and calories you burn.

Read The Original Guide Here: The Best Running GPS Smartwatches In 2019

Smartwatches With Great Battery Life

Fitbit Versa 2

Battery life: Up to 8 days


Fitbit Versa 2 has one of the best battery lives in the smartwatch space. Running on Fitbit’s proprietary OS, it’s compatible with iPhone and Android users. users reported that it can last for almost a week without turning off the battery draining heart rate monitor feature. If you only use heart rate monitor sparingly, you can easily stretch the battery to well over 8 days, which is impressive! The Versa 2 also boasts a very accurate sleep tracking feature, compared to what’s available in the industry.

How Fitbit does this in the Versa 2 is by not having a built-in GPS tracker, which is the feature that drains an immense amount of battery. Don’t despair because if you like the Fitbit Versa 2, don’t let that stop you! You have the option to connect the Versa 2 to your smartphone and leverage on your phone’s GPS feature instead. It’s also swim-proof so it works well if you like swimming or going to the gym.
Reasons to buy:
– Great value
– Very user-friendly and sturdy design.
– Fashionable
– Fitbit pay
– One of the best for sleep tracking

Reasons not to buy:
– No built-in GPS tracker
– Alexa responds in text formats only
– The screen is not very bright under the sun

Value: Great Build: Sturdy Design: Minimalist & Fashionable Functionality: Amazing

However, if you’re into running and dislike bringing your phone around when you run, the Fitbit Versa 2 is not a great option because of the lack of standalone GPS tracking.

Garmin Vivoactive 4

Battery Life: An impressive 7-8 days, wow!


As the name implies, the Garmin Vivoactive series has always been targeted at the active bunch. At the time of writing this list, the Vivoactive 4 is one of the best-featured fitness smartwatches out there and to top it all off, boasts a fantastic battery life.

The Vivoactive 4 watch comes with health-oriented tracking features like VO2MAX, hydration tracking, stress level tracking, menstrual cycle tracking, breathing pattern tracking, heart monitoring and sleep monitoring. Other than that, it also comes with music storage, GPS tracking, a built-in fitness coach app, and smartphone notifications.

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 sounds like the complete package, no surprise there because it has all the features that a smartwatch user needs and the touchscreen and build looks absolutely beautiful. However, it is also one of the more expensive smartwatches in the market.

Reasons to buy:
– Top of the line fitness features
– Swim proof
– Battery saving OLED display
– Beautiful touchscreen and sturdy design
– Garmin pay
– Great for fitness junkies

Reasons not to buy:
– Very expensive
– Proprietary OS, Limited Apps
– Minimal color options

Value: Okay Build: Very sturdy Design: Modern & Stylish Functionality: One of the best

If you’re a fitness junkie, want a smartwatch that looks good, comes with great battery life and doesn’t mind spending some extra cash, the features the Vivoactive 4 comes with makes it a no brainer. If fitness tracking features are not a top priority, look further down the list!

TicWatch Pro

Battery Life: 2-30 Days


The TicWatch Pro by Mobvoi is a great all-rounder when it comes to style, functionality and reliability. What’s unique about this watch is that it comes with two separate screens, one LCD and one AMOLED for battery saving purposes. The reason why the battery life ranges from 2 to 30 days is that this watch has two modes: Smart and Essential.

Having Smart mode on would yield you a battery life of 2-5 days depending on usage. This is considering having the 400×400 high-resolution AMOLED multitouch touchscreen and Google’s Wear OS turned on at all times.

The Essential mode is self-explanatory and can last for 30 days – which is one of the most extended battery in a smartwatch. During Essential mode, Wear OS and the AMOLED touchscreen are turned off and you’re left with the bare basics of a smartwatch. The LCD screen reminds me of the Casio G-Shock series, high sunlight visibility and minimalistic. The best part about the Essential mode? You still get steps tracking and heart rate monitor. How they still have these battery-sapping features on and even get a 30-day battery life beats me.

Reasons to buy:
– Very accurate heart rate tracker
– Swim-proof
– Toggle between two modes, Smart and Essential
– IP68 dust and waterproof
– Tough and durable

Reasons not to buy:
– Quite Expensive
– Needs to give access permission Mobvoi to unlock full Wear OS features

Value: Okay Build: Very Durable Design: Modern & Stylish Functionality: One of the best

We are big fans of the TicWatch brand and Mobvoi, their smartwatches are usually unique in their own right, great for general use and an excellent choice for Android users. However, the TicWatch Pro is quite expensive and may not be the best choice for very active people who expects to use Smart mode all the time. A Fitbit Versa 2 or Garmin Vivoactive 4 would be more suitable for you if that sounds like you.

MATRIX PowerWatch 2 Series

Battery life: Infinite – as long as you’re alive and kicking!

The MATRIX PowerWatches 2 series is the only smartwatch in the world to be powered by body heat. Compared to its predecessor it is enabled with a combination of patented thermoelectric tech (body heat to electricity) and solar energy. Simply keep it on your wrist and it will display the time and date for you, and track your activity, without the need for battery charging, ever. The downsides to that infinite battery life are that even with full color, the MATRIX PowerWatch has a display that might not look great under a sunny day as compared with watches from Samsung and Apple.

For those of you who are happy with a smartwatch that only lets you set alarms and tell the time and date, then a lack of certain features is a small price to pay for never having to charge your smartwatch. It’s not surprising that the PowerWatch’s functions are minimal but you could use it to track your daily activity, and it displays your daily progress with a neat digital ring that runs around the edge of the display.

Be warned though, the concept is very cool so it might appeal to some early adopters. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that the technology that powers the watch is still relatively new. This means that the PowerWatch 2 might just die on you at any minute because the thermoelectric tech still isn’t a very reliable power source.

Reasons to buy:
– Premium, high class and beautiful rugged design
– Extremely sturdy silicone strap
– Aircraft-grade aluminum casing
– Sapphire Glass
– Innovative technology
– Swim-proof
– No need to charge, ever

Reasons not to buy:
– Technology is still relatively new
– Expensive
– Tracking features can be unreliable at times

Value: Not Great Build: Very Durable Design: Rugged & Stylish Functionality: Very Little

The design, build quality and idea of the PowerWatches are top-notch. It’s great for early adopters who would like to support the company and love the concept behind this technology. However, if you’re looking for a reliable smartwatch that does the job, it’s still best to look elsewhere for now.

TicWatch E2

Battery Life: 2-4 days


Even though it is the entry-level smartwatch under the TicWatch series, the TicWatch E2’s battery life is nothing to be scoffed at. Compared to its predecessor, the E2 boasts a 30% extra battery capacity at 415mAh that should comfortably last you 2 days (up to four days if you turn off the always-on display functionality). Feature-rich and powered by the fashionable Wear OS, it has built-in GPS tracking, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, click-free sport modes powered by Mobvoi’s AI technology (TicMotion) and swim-proof up to 50 meters in depth – which is epic.

This lightweight and comfortable smartwatch is very reasonably priced, which makes it a perfect entry-level smartwatch. For a smartwatch at this price, there’s really nothing to complain about. If we had to nitpick, it would be the (slightly) sluggish processor and lack of SMS texting capabilities. Also, the Bluetooth connectivity can be a little wonky at times and has to be quite close to your smartphone to stay connected.

  Reasons to buy:
– Great value for money
– Swimproof up to 50m
– Lightweight
– Automated fitness tracker activation
– 24-hour heart rate monitoring
– Built-in GPS
– Pretty good battery life

Reasons not to buy:
– Bluetooth connectivity can be horrible at times
– Needs to allow permissions to Mobvoi to access full Wear OS features
– The processor is a bit dated
– No NFC

Value: Great Build: Not Very Durable Design: Lightweight & Minimalist Functionality: Great

All in all, if you’ve never owned a smartwatch before and would like the experience of having one, the Mobvoi Ticwatch E2 is fantastic value for money. However, if you’re a fan of Mobvoi and you’re looking for something more reliable and heavy-duty, the TicWatch Pro is a much better option.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Battery Life: 4-7 days (depending on model and usage)


Finally, a big gun in the smartwatch space. The latest Samsung Galaxy Watch is a great smartwatch by all standards that comes in two sizes, 46mm and 44mm. It hosts some significant improvements from its predecessors, the Gear S3 and Gear Sport series. We highly recommend the 46mm one because it comes packed with huge battery capacity. Even based on our rigorous testing under heavy usage, the 46mm model lasts an impressive 4 days in a single charge while the 44mm model only lasts for 2 and a half days. This is amazing considering the number of features the Galaxy Watch has (ahem… Apple Watch, we’re looking at your 1-day battery life). This is, of course, made possible by Samsung’s very own super 360 x 360 AMOLED displays. The colors on the screen are very vibrant making the display very pleasing to the eyes.

Now that we have all the technicalities out of the way, let’s talk about design. The rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch remains a highlight of navigating around the OS on the watch, and the user interface is one of the friendliest that we’ve seen on a smartwatch.

However, it’s important to note that the Galaxy Watch runs on Tizen OS, which works seamlessly with Samsung phones, but is severely lacking in terms of compatibility with iOS. The reason behind Galaxy Watch’s fantastic battery life is also the default heart rate setting, which only samples the wearer’s heart rate throughout the day rather than monitoring 24/7 – but there’s an option to turn it on. Another downside we’ve noticed is the lack of 3rd party apps on the app store because Samsung decided to stick with Tizen OS instead of giving in to Wear OS.

Reasons to buy:
– Integrates seamlessly with most Android phones
– Swimproof up to 50m
– Very nice sturdy build
– Classy design
– Built-in GPS
– Amazing battery life for a full-featured smartwatch
– NFC (SamsungPay)

Reasons not to buy:
– iOS compatibility is horrible
– Lack of 3rd party apps
– Bixby

Value: Good Build: Durable Design: Modern & Stylish Functionality: Fantastic (for Android users)

If you’re an Android or Samsung user looking for great battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Watch has to be one of the top smartwatches available on the market. However, if you’re an iPhone user, do yourself a favor and stay away from Tizen OS watches for now. If you’re a big user of voice assistants, you should consider other watches because Bixby is terrible.

Huawei Watch GT 2

Battery Life: 1-4 Weeks depending on model and usage


Huawei, the telecommunications giant in China has outdone itself yet again. Known for producing top of the line hardware at entry-level prices, the Huawei GT 2 is an upgraded version of the previous GT model. The Huawei Watch GT 2 comes in 3 different designs: Classic, Sport, Elegant. Those designs each come in 44mm and 46mm sizes, and just like the Samsung Galaxy Watch – we highly recommend the 46mm format. For just a little bit extra, you get double the battery life and Bluetooth calling features. The Huawei Watch GT 2 now features an always-on display and all the features of the older model.

It definitely does not offer as many features as the other smartwatches on the market considering that they are using a proprietary OS, but you get superb battery life in return. That being said, you still get a whole lot of features you’d expect from a smartwatch, music capabilities, a proprietary sleep tracking technology called TruSleep that was certified by Harvard Medical School, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, GPS support and notification support. It also works perfectly well with iOS and Android devices. It is also very well built.

  Reasons to buy:
– Integrates seamlessly with both Android and iOS
– Swimproof up to 50m
– Classy design
– Amazing battery life
– Feature-packed
– Very accurate sleep tracking technology

Reasons not to buy:
– Lack of 3rd party apps
– No NFC
– Proprietary charger

Value: Fantastic Build: Durable Design: Stylish & Fashionable Functionality: Amazing

Like all other Huawei products, the Watch GT 2 is very reasonably priced for what it brings to the table. The only downsides we can think of is the lack of 3rd party apps support and the need for a proprietary charger. If you’re looking for an everyday smartwatch that is reliable, feature-rich and great value – look no further, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is the one you’re after.

Amazfit Verge Lite

Battery Life: 20 days


Even though this isn’t one of the more stylish options in the smartwatch space, we think the Amazfit Verge Lite deserves a spot on this list. The reason? Simple. It is a cheap smartwatch, does what it promises to do well and have a whopping 20-day battery life. As you can see, the product has a straightforward design and is almost inconspicuous. While it does not look as flashy as the other smartwatches on this list, this simplicity is what gives the Amazfit Verge Lite a respectable battery life.

Compared to the non-lite version, you may think that its simplicity means that the watch is stripped of some essential smartwatch features. Think again. This watch comes with surprisingly accurate GPS + GLONASS tracking, fitness tracking, precise heart rate tracking, IP68 waterproofing, music and smartphone notifications support. The only stuff you’re missing out on versus the non-lite version is the ability to answer calls (you’ll still get notifications) and Alexa-support.

  Reasons to buy:
– Integrates seamlessly with both Android and iOS
– IP68 waterproof
– Very Cheap
– Amazing battery life
– Feature-packed
– Accurate sleep tracking technology

Reasons not to buy:
– Feels and looks cheap
– No NFC
– Inconspicuous design

Value: Fantastic Build: Flimsy & Cheap Design: Unremarkable Functionality: Great

If you just want a smartwatch that has a great battery life, works well and you don’t mind sacrificing looks for it, the Amazfit Verge Lite is the perfect smartwatch for those of you who prioritize value and functionality. If you’re looking for something more sturdy and looks better, the Amazfit Verge Lite is probably not the best choice for you.

Best Hybrid Smartwatches With Long Battery Life

Withings Steel HR

Battery life: Up to 25 days


Previously a part of the Nokia family (for two years) as the Nokia Health division, Withings repurchased themselves and since then, they have done impressive things with the brand. For its features, the Withings Steel HR hybrid smartwatches are one of the best priced in the market. The smartwatch comes with smartphone notification support, heart rate monitoring, water-resistance up to 50 meters (which is plenty – just don’t dive with it), multi-sport tracking, and automatic sleep tracking and integration with an intuitive ready-made proprietary health ecosystem (Withings Healthmate). Even with all these features, the Withings Steel HR also has a 25-day battery life without 24-hour heart rate monitor and activity on, and a respectable 20 days even if you have those features on.

The hybrid smartwatch is without its disadvantages. Firstly, it runs on its own OS, which means you get limited access to 3rd party apps. Notifications are also limited to calls, SMS and emails only. This means if you communicate primarily with Signal / Messenger / iMessage, you won’t get notifications. Lastly, it has no built-in GPS support so distance measurement relies on your smartphone’s GPS.

  Reasons to buy:
– Integrates seamlessly with both Android and iOS
– Fairly priced
– Water-resistant (up to 50m)
– Great battery life for its features
– Robust design with a sapphire glass watch face
– Minimalist, attractive design
– Accurate sleep tracking and heart rate tracking

Reasons not to buy:
– No standalone GPS
– Charging dock looks funny

Value: Fantastic Build: Durable Design: Attractive & Modern Functionality: Great

All in all, we think the Withings Steel HR hybrid smartwatch is a great multipurpose smartwatch. If you don’t want to shell out too much but you still want a feature-packed smartwatch, you should consider between this hybrid watch and the Huawei Watch GT 2. On the other hand, If you do a lot of outdoor running and you don’t like lugging your smartphone around with you, it’s best to look for something that has a standalone GPS feature.

Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity

Battery life: Infinite – Solar powered


If you’ve ever owned a Citizen watch, you’ll know they make amazing analog timepieces. The Eco-Drive Proximity is Citizen’s first foray into the smartwatch space. While not strictly a fully-digital smartwatch, it is a hybrid smartwatch that is solar-powered. This means there will be no plugs, no cables and it will never need a battery replacement – which is very cool. All you need is some exposure to light (even indoors) every day to keep it powered up.

Like all Citizen watches, it looks incredible. It’s made out of stainless steel and the solar panel is hidden underneath the watch face. In terms of smart features, it is somewhat limited. The Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity only comes with phone notifications, search, vibration alerts and time zone syncing, without any fitness tracking features. However, if your phone ever gets lost, it boasts a find your phone feature should you need it. Unfortunately, a solar-powered smartwatch will sacrifice some functionality and will not work very well without constant light exposure.

As independent reviewers, we have an obligation to talk about the downsides to this watch. Users have complained that Bluetooth connectivity is weak in areas without substantial exposure to light. Also, since this is Citizen’s first smartwatch, the mobile app has poor user experience and the first time pairing and setup process might prove to be very difficult for the average smartwatch user. It’s not intuitive and can lead to some frustration. However, we expect this to improve drastically over the coming months.

– Premium and beautiful timepiece
– Sturdy and swim-proof (don’t use it for diving though)
– Automated time zone syncing
– Solar-powered
– Mineral crystal surface

– Bluetooth connectivity is bad
– Mobile App UX is not intuitive
– No fitness tracking features
– Difficult setup process

Value: Okay Build: Fairly Durable Design: Classy & Stylish Functionality: Very Little

There you have it, the Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity. As a Citizen fan myself, I am absolutely in love with the concept of this hybrid smartwatch. It’s beautiful, doesn’t come with features you don’t need and the solar tech is a great idea! If your preference in getting a smartwatch is not having to worry about battery, this is the timepiece for you. However, if your priority is on functionality and fitness, keep reading!

Mondaine Helvetica 1 

Battery life: Up to 2 years.


If you’re looking for a Swiss-made smartwatch and great battery life, the new Mondaine Helvetica No.1 is one of the best in class. Available in 40mm case sizes, this is a classically designed smartwatch that just emits quality. This hybrid smartwatch has a fantastic battery life powered by replaceable button-cell batteries. Don’t be fooled by its looks, the stainless steel case and the anti-reflective sapphire crystal display means it can take a beating and still look perfect. It’s available in multiple styles, including a gold or PVD black-coated case.

The new Mondaine Helvetica 1 smartwatch is also compatible with iOS and Android. And even though it is designed to go under your favorite shirt, it has a 30 meter/100 feet water-resistance rating, so it can still work perfectly after swimming or showering with it without worrying about damaging this elegantly designed timepiece.

On the first impression, it looks like it’s not even a smartwatch, but don’t be fooled, the intelligence of this watch is carefully hidden under the hood. It comes with sleep tracking and activity tracking, a vibrating alarm and a very simple-to-use mobile app. What you’re missing out on in this watch is that it does not support smartphone notifications, is quite bulky to go to sleep with and is quite expensive.

– Premium and elegant design
– Very durable
– Swimproof
– Swiss-made
– Long battery life
– Sapphire crystal surface
– Easy setup process

Cons:– Have to manually turn on sleep mode
– Bulky to go to sleep with
– No heart rate monitoring
– No notifications support

Value: Not Great Build: Can take a beating Design: Classy & Elegant Functionality: Little

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch

Battery life: Up to 2 and a half years.


We’re down to the last one! Like the Mondaine Helvetica 1, Frederique Constant is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer who has done a spectacular job with their foray into the hybrid smartwatch space. Being a premium watch manufacturer, the work that they’ve put into the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch is impressive. At first glance, it just looks like an exceptionally designed watch, but behind the surface, similarly to the Mondaine Helvetica 1 is packed with features you’d expect from a smartwatch. You get activity monitoring, sleep monitoring, ATM 5 swim proofing and auto timezone detection. They also have a really easy to use app that works on both iOS and Android.

The Horological Smartwatch body is made of stainless steel and the display is made out of sapphire glass, which means this luxurious-looking timepiece can take some real punishment without suffering major scratches or significant damage. Just what you would expect from a watch from these guys. Do note that the Horological Smartwatch does not even support notifications, calls, heart rate monitoring and GPS.

– Luxurious design
– Timezone detection
– Very durable
– Swimproof
– Swiss-made
– Long battery life
– Sapphire crystal surface
– Easy to use app

– Bulky to go to sleep with
– No heart rate monitoring
– No notifications support
– No GPS
– VERY expensive

Value: Not Great Build: Can take a beating Design: Classy & Elegant Functionality: Little

Even though it is an elegant watch with a ridiculous price, this watch is definitely far from perfect, it’s very unaffordable and does not come with a lot of features. It’s great if you’re a Swiss watch enthusiast looking to transition to smartwatches, but if you’re looking for value and features, stay away from this one – even though I assume the price would already turn people off.

Read The Original Guide Here: Best Smartwatches With Great Battery Life

Wrapping It Up!

Phew! Was that a list. I hope that this list helped you make your purchase decision and get the smartwatch that you really deserve. My favorite right now is the Huawei Watch GT 2, great value with amazing features. One more thing before you leave, my team and I will be updating this list from time to time so make sure you check back soon if you still haven’t decided!

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