Best Women Smartwatches In 2020

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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.

Read also: Best Fitbit for Kids

The good news, however, is that while there isn’t an awful lot of choices out there in physical stores, there are many more great choices online, and the options you have available to you are might cause analysis paralysis. 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.

Best Women Smartwatches – Ultimate List

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 Touchscreen Stainless Steel Smartwatch, Rose Gold tone-MKT5086
Amazfit BIP smartwatch by Huami with all-day heart rate & activity tracking, sleep monitoring, GPS, 30-day battery life, Bluetooth (White Cloud), One Size
Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, NFC, and Smartphone Notifications
Kate Spade New York Women's Gen 4 Scallop 2 HR Heart Rate Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold, Blush (Model: KST2009)
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
$349.99
$350.01
$114.99
Price not available
$228.52
$159.95
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 Touchscreen Stainless Steel Smartwatch, Rose Gold tone-MKT5086
Amazfit BIP smartwatch by Huami with all-day heart rate & activity tracking, sleep monitoring, GPS, 30-day battery life, Bluetooth (White Cloud), One Size
Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, NFC, and Smartphone Notifications
Kate Spade New York Women's Gen 4 Scallop 2 HR Heart Rate Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold, Blush (Model: KST2009)
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band
$349.99
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44mm) - Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 Touchscreen Stainless Steel Smartwatch, Rose Gold tone-MKT5086
$350.01
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 Touchscreen Stainless Steel Smartwatch, Rose Gold tone-MKT5086
Amazfit BIP smartwatch by Huami with all-day heart rate & activity tracking, sleep monitoring, GPS, 30-day battery life, Bluetooth (White Cloud), One Size
$114.99
Amazfit BIP smartwatch by Huami with all-day heart rate & activity tracking, sleep monitoring, GPS, 30-day battery life, Bluetooth (White Cloud), One Size
Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, NFC, and Smartphone Notifications
Price not available
Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, GPS, NFC, and Smartphone Notifications
Kate Spade New York Women's Gen 4 Scallop 2 HR Heart Rate Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold, Blush (Model: KST2009)
$228.52
Kate Spade New York Women's Gen 4 Scallop 2 HR Heart Rate Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Rose Gold, Blush (Model: KST2009)
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
$159.95
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch, One Size (S and L Bands Included)

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Series 5 Rose

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Apple Watch Series 5 Rose
The best in the market and pink. What else?

One of the best smartwatches you can get for women would be the Apple Watch. Now in its 5th iteration, the Apple Watch has been refined over the years to become the defining benchmark for smartwatches.

With its huge customizability options, the Apple Watch is by far the most appealing to women thanks to its myriad of the case and band options, not even including the huge variety of aftermarket bands. Also, the Apple Watch comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes, so there’s an option to you no matter your wrist size.

On the hardware front, the Apple Watch is built with top tier components, such as a beautiful OLED screen with a resolution of 448 x 368 pixels (~326 ppi density). The screen also gets bright enough for outdoor use, maxing out at an incredible 1000 nits.

Reasons to buy:
– Fantastic build quality
– Packed full of features
– Great compatibility with iPhones
– Water-resistant
– Comes with Watch OS, one of the best software for smartwatches

Reasons not to buy:
– Lack of compatibility with Android Phones
– Certain models are pricey
– Lack of camera or other nifty features

Verdict:
Priced at around $400, depending on the size, we think the Apple Watch is a worthy purchase at this price as it checks every box for a standalone smartwatch for both men and women.

Michael Kors Access Sofie

Michael Kors Access Sofie

Michael Kors Access Sofie
Great design and well-made. 4 of every 5 women loved it
The Michael Kors Access is an excellent women’s smartwatch as it is not only incredibly well-made, but it has obviously been designed specifically for women with its feminine design. 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 320 x 290 resolution. Powered by Google’s Wear OS, you can expect the Sofie to pair easily with any Android smartphone, and you’ll have the freedom to install 3rd party apps.

While Michael Kors quotes a 24-hour battery life for this smartwatch, we found the actual battery life to fall short of that, which makes battery life not a strong point for the Sofie.

Reasons to buy:
– Feminine design
– Beautiful replacement bands and watch faces
– Runs Wear OS

Reasons not to buy:
– Poor battery life
– Lack of connectivity options
– Not suitable for workouts

Verdict:
Overall, we think that that the Sofie is more of a traditional watch from Michael Kors with several smartwatch functionalities added on as a bonus. It looks gorgeous and would appeal to women, but don’t expect it to perform well as well as the competition when it comes to smartwatch functionality. 

Amazfit Bip

Amazfit Bip
Affordable and well functional smartwatch

If you’re looking for a smartwatch with the form factor of the Apple Watch but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for it, the Amazfit Bip offers a similar design for just $79.99.

At this price, it doesn’t get much better than the Amazfit Bip. This smartwatch has a touchscreen, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor, which covers the essentials of health tracking.

It’s also got GLONASS, IP68 water resistance, and a compass, a 3-axis accelerometer, and a barometer. What more could you possibly want for a price tag that is a quarter of the Apple Watch?

The Amazfit Bip doesn’t skimp on the display, either. The display is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 for durability. You can set it up to receive push notifications from your smartphone, and it’s compatible with Android and iPhone devices.

Other than its incredible price, the Amazfit Bip also offers an outstanding 30-day battery life. So, if you want a watch with incredible battery life, look no further than the Bip.

In a nutshell, if you want a budget pick for a women’s smartwatch, there’s simply no other option that can beat the value of the Amazfit Bip for just $79.99.

Reasons to buy:
– Insane value for money: only costs $79.99
– Water-resistant
– Comes with GPS tracking
– Real 30-day battery life
– Ultra-lightweight and comfortable for smaller wrists

Reasons not to buy:
– No NFC chip
– No LTE connection
– Not capable of sending texts or making calls

Verdict:
If you have a limited budget, the Amazfit Bip is a no brainer thanks to its rock bottom price. While it has some notable omissions to hit this price point, we think none of them are particularly deal-breakers if you can set your expectations right. 

Fossil Gen 5 Julianna

Fossil Gen 5 Julianna
Fossil Gen 5
Nice design and excellent screen resolution

Fossil has always been the go-to choice for its solid reputation of performance, style, and value for money, and the Gen 5 doesn’t disappoint in this regard, especially for its reasonable price of $299.

The Fossil Gen 5 is available in 2 variants, the Carlyle and Julianna, with the Julianna sporting a much more feminine appearance as pictured. The Julianna is very stylish in its design while still being subtle, meaning that it goes well with pretty much any outfit you throw on.

One standout feature of the Fossil Gen 5 would be its screen; it has a very high resolution at 416×416 pixels, giving it a pixel density of 328ppi, which is higher than the average smartwatch. The Fossil 5 also packs NFC, GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor, and a speaker under the hood, making it very capable as a standalone smartwatch.

Overall, we think the Fossil Gen 5 Julianna is the most feature-packed smartwatch coming from a branded manufacturer. If you can live with its bigger-than-average footprint, the Gen 5 Julianna would be a solid purchase. 

Reasons to buy:
– Stylish design
– Water-resistant
– Comes with built-in GPS tracking
– NFC Chip
– Plenty of options for third-party apps thanks to Wear OS

Reasons not to buy:
– Subpar battery life
– Large size
– Slightly expensive

Verdict:
If you’re looking for a feature-packed branded smartwatch, the Fossil Gen 5 Julianna is one of the very few smartwatches that fit the bill. With that said, we do think the size will be a turn-off for a lot of women, as 44mm would be too big for smaller wrists. 

Kate Spade New York Scallop 2

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Kate Spade New York Scallop 2
Manufactured by Fossil. It shares a lot of components with the Fossil Gen 5 but an excellent price

The Kate Spade Scallop offers quite a few improvements in its second iteration, now featuring the iconic scallop design more prominently on the watch case. This is a bold design choice that is unique to the Scallop, and with it being more prominent than ever, it’s definitely a love-it-or-hate-it thing that will appeal to a certain segment of customers only.

Manufactured by Fossil, the Scallop 2 shares a lot of components with the Fossil Gen 5, which is actually a good thing in our book, since we found the Gen 5’s hardware to be outstanding in this segment of branded smartwatches.

Elsewhere, the Scallop 2 has similar hardware under the hood as the Fossil Gen 5, which means you’re getting built-in GPS tracking, a heart-rate monitor, an NFC chip and a speaker. This makes the Scallop 2 very capable in its own right.

We think the Scallop 2 is a fantastic example of a brand partnership done right; it offers the optimal balance of practicality, design, and fashion all in a gorgeous package that we think most women will not be disappointed with. 

Reasons to buy:
– Gorgeous design
– Water-resistant
– Comes with built-in GPS tracking
– NFC Chip
– Unique watch faces with Kate Spade specific elements

Reasons not to buy:
– Subpar battery life
– Large size
– Slightly expensive

Verdict:
For fans of Kate Spade, the Scallop 2 would be a no brainer compared to the Fossil Gen 5, since it comes in at just $295, which is actually $5 cheaper than the Fossil.

Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Versa
One of the best if not the best alternative to Apple Watch

While not specifically designed to appeal to women, the Fitbit Versa 2 certainly makes a compelling option thanks to its minimal footprint and a huge variety of variants, some of which are particularly feminine.

If you’re familiar with Fitbit’s smartwatches, you’ll know that their devices are mainly focused on fitness tracking. The Versa 2 is no exception and would be a perfect choice if you are a fitness aficionado. 

Priced at $148, it’s certainly one of the cheaper smartwatches on this list, but still offers almost everything you could want in a smartwatch. For one, its design is simple yet has an elegant touch to it, featuring a rectangular shape very similar to the likes of the Apple Watch.

The screen also stands out with a whopping 1000 nits of peak brightness, making it the brightest smartwatch bar none. This means that you’ll have absolutely no issues in viewing the screen even under direct sunlight, and the 300×300 screen resolution ensures that all elements on the display are crisp and sharp.

All in all, we think the Versa 2 offers a unique package in the smartwatch space that clearly makes it the perfect choice for female fitness enthusiasts, especially at the price of just $148.

Reasons to buy:
– Minimal, simple design
– Water-resistant
– Fully equipped for fitness tracking
– Long 6-day battery life
– Incredibly bright screen
– Affordable price

Reasons not to buy:
– Proprietary OS locks the NFC to Fitbit Pay
– Poor implementation of Alexa as a voice assistant
– Lacks standalone smartwatch features

Verdict:
If you don’t need much from your smartwatch and primarily want something that tracks health data, we can’t think of a better option for a women’s smartwatch than the Versa 2.

Skagen Falster 2

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Skalger Falster 2
Small screen for those who does not want a big watch

The Falster 2 by Skagen offers an understated Danish design in a very stylish smartwatch, making it the perfect option for those who are looking for a more elegant option in women’s smartwatches. 

Compared to the original Falster, the Falster 2 features a slightly smaller screen at 40mm compared to the original’s 42mm, making it much more suitable for smaller wrists. The screen has a resolution of 320×320 AMOLED screen, which has vibrant colors even in broad daylight.

The Falster 2 also runs Wear OS, which runs smoothly despite the Falster 2 slightly outdated processor. With support for NFC, heart-rate tracking, and a built-in GPS, the Falster 2 is also very well equipped.

As for its battery, the Falster 2 has a 300 mAH battery, which is mediocre at best. While the Falster 2 should get you through a day of use, expect to top it off daily.

Reasons to buy:
– Unique Danish design
– Water-resistant
– Fully equipped for fitness tracking
– Fantastic screen
– Much cheaper than the competition
– Equipped with NFC for Google Pay functionality

Reasons not to buy:
– Subpar battery life
– No speaker
– Slightly outdated processor

Verdict:
Priced at as low as $184, the Falster 2 is the best deal you can get for a sophisticated smartwatch that still covers the core features of a smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Rose
The best of Samsung with the perfect touch for a lady

For the second iteration of the Active, Samsung has only included a new digital rotating dial, an option for a bigger size, and a pricey LTE version.

The Active 2 features the same metal watch case as the original Active, which is a win in our book. It’s a minimal look that will appeal to almost everyone and comes with a rubber band very similar to the Apple Watch for the cheaper variant. 

For its screen, the Active 2 is equipped with a 1.2” AMOLED display coming in at 360×260 resolution with a size of just 40mm, which is great for smaller wrists. Like all Samsung smartwatches, the Active 2 runs Tizen OS, which means you’ll probably only going to get the most out of it if you have a Samsung phone.

One area where the Active 2 excels in would be fitness tracking, as implied by its name. It comes with 39 workout-tracking modes which should cover almost any kind of workouts you might do regularly.

Compared to the original Galaxy Watch Active, the Active 2 features a slightly larger battery at 247 mAH, comfortably giving it a 2-day battery life with active usage.

Reasons to buy:
– Simple yet attractive design
– Water-resistant
– Fully equipped for fitness tracking
– Great screen with digital dial
– Much cheaper than the competition
– Equipped with NFC for Samsung Pay

Reasons not to buy:
– Pricey
– Upgrades aren’t that significant over the original Active
– Only Samsung phones can make the most out of the Active

Verdict:
The Galaxy Watch Active isn’t a particularly bad deal at $229, considering that it’s slightly cheaper than the other options on this list.

TicWatch C2

Ticwatch C2
Budget and still very useful smartwatch with the necessary features for a fraction of the price

The TicWatch C2 is one of the more budget-friendly options for women’s smartwatches, coming in at just $149.99. TicWatch has always been known to offer fully-fledged smartwatches for a fraction of the price, and the C2 offers that same value proposition in a smartwatch that is targeted for women. 

The C2 features a premium design that most definitely punches above its $149 price tag. The bezel of the C2 has an anodised finish that gives it a sophisticated look and very easy to pair with almost anything.

With built-in GPS and a heart-rate monitor, the C2 is also very competent in tracking your health and your workouts. Another noteworthy feature of the C2 would be the NFC chip, and thanks for Wear OS, which means that you can use the C2 for Google Pay.

The only downfall of the C2 would be its performance. Since it runs a slightly older processor, it might not age very well down the line. While you’ll still be able to navigate through Wear OS smoothly, we can’t help but think that the longevity of the C2 might be limited to its processor.

Reasons to buy:
– Outstanding price point
– Water-resistant
– Sleek design
– Vibrant, bright display
– Equipped with NFC for Google Pay

Reasons not to buy:
– Outdated processor

Verdict:
The C2 presents an unbeatable value when you consider how much if offers for just $149. It’s the cheapest smartwatch in this list if you exclude the Amazfit Bit, which is nowhere near as appealing as the C2 in terms of design.

Conclusion

As the smartwatch segment matures, there are now more options than ever for smartwatches for women, which presents a wide variety of options to choose from.

If you’re a fitness enthusiast and want the best smartwatch for fitness tracking, the Amazfit Bip and the Fitbit Versa 2 would be your picks. The Amazfit Bip is an amazing value at just $79.99, but if you plan to wear your smartwatch all the time, the Fitbit Versa 2 has a much more sophisticated look at makes it more viable to go well with different outfits.

As for branded smartwatches, the Fossil Gen 5, Michael Kors Sofie, and the Kate Spade Scallop 2 offers decent features, and you can’t really go wrong with either if you’re after a branded smartwatch.

The Apple Watch 5 is in a class of its own at $400, but we think you can get the most value out of it if you own an iPhone. With that said, if you have a Samsung phone, the original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a great bargain at just $160 compared to the Active 2 at $229.

As for the best overall value for a women’s smartwatch, the Ticwatch C2 can’t be beaten at just $149. The Falster 2 comes in a close second to the C2, offering a unique Danish design for just a little more money.

One response to “Best Women Smartwatches In 2020

  1. Great content guys. Love what you’ve been doing. Got a smartwatch from your website, not long ago. A Garmin Fenix. It’s not here on the top best women smartwatches for women but I would recommend it.

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