If you are looking to upgrade your watch game, check out our list of the top 5 smart watches in the world. These watches will let you track your fitness and movement while also letting you receive notifications on your wrist so you don’t have to take out your phone in the middle of an important meeting. While these are not cheap, you can be sure that once you buy one of these, it will be the last watch you’ll ever need to buy, as they can all be used with other bands or cases to give it a more personalized look and feel to match your style.
1) Apple Watch
The new Apple Watch is everything you’d expect from an Apple product: sleek, easy to use, and packed with features. At first glance, it may look pricey—even for an Apple product—but then again you’re getting a ton of technology for your money. It keeps tabs on your heart rate and reminds you when to stand up if you’ve been sitting too long; it has special-purpose workout modes so you can track all kinds of exercises; and it lets you receive text messages on your wrist. The only major drawback is that it won’t work unless connected to an iPhone. For some people, that could be a deal-breaker.
2) Fitbit Versa
If you want to take your workout on a smartphone app and leave your phone at home, then Fitbit Versa may be for you. Versa will count all of your steps, calories burned, stairs climbed and heart rate throughout the day. The Versa also offers female health tracking as well, including period tracking and cycle prediction. This smartwatch comes with a small screen but packs tons of features that make it a great alternative to those who don’t like wearing an Apple Watch or other big smartwatches with larger screens.
3) LG Watch Style & Sport
These devices are a bit thick and chunky, but they’re not bulky enough to be off-putting, especially given their attractive prices. LG’s Watch Style is priced at $249 and features a 1.2-inch screen with a 360 x 360 resolution. It also boasts IP68 water resistance for protection against accidental spills or getting caught in rain (we wouldn’t recommend testing that claim). Meanwhile, The Sport version is priced at $349, sports a larger 1.38-inch display with 480 x 480 resolution and runs on Android Wear 2.0.
4) Pebble 2 & Time 2
Back in 2015, Pebble set out to make a smartwatch that could stand up to any traditional watch on the market. To do so, it turned to Kickstarter for fundraising and raised a record-breaking $20 million. The Pebble 2 is capable of many smartwatch features such as calling, texting, calendar alerts and fitness tracking. It has an LED display with a color e-paper background and a resolution of 144 x 168 pixels.
5) Huawei Watch 2 Classic
With a full round of features, sleek design and strong battery life, Huawei’s latest smartwatch is hard to pass up. It comes equipped with built-in GPS, NFC for payments and features an optical heart rate monitor to keep you on top of your activity levels. While it lacks some advanced software features found on competing devices (like Samsung’s Gear S3), it can still provide access to apps like Uber and Run keeper without ever needing to take out your phone. The watch also comes with an optional leather strap if you want a more formal look.