There is a lot of technology out there. And if you pick the right item, this technology—believe it or not—can be very helpful to you, your lifestyle, and your health. Take smartwatches for example. This wearable tech has the ability to track your workouts, steps walked, calories burned, your heart rate, your oxygen levels, and some of them have the ability to help you completely change your lifestyle for the better if you pay enough attention. Now, that is something that is worth the money.
But because there are so many options out there, we wanted to break the most popular smartwatch down for you so that you can confidently buy the right one for your lifestyle. From affordable smartwatches to smartwatches that are more of an investment, this list has something for everyone!
11 of the Most Popular Smartwatches and Which One You Should Buy:
$29.99 at the time of publication
If you’re looking for a smartwatch that is compatible with both Android and iOS phones and also tracks your fitness goals, heart rate, and more but is also affordable, check out this watch by Willful. With more than 5,400 reviews, it boasts a four-star rating. But the best part is that it’s just $30.
According to customers, you can also read text messages on the watch and be alerted to incoming calls. However, you cannot use the watch to reply to texts or answer phone calls.
While thousands of customers have said that it is a very good watch for the price and some have gone as far as to say they are “in love with this product, some customers have noted that there aren’t as many health options and features as there are on more expensive models. And others have said that while the watch does alert them of phone notifications, they do show up on the watch a bit late.
$39.99 at the time of publication
Another affordable smartwatch option is this one by Aikela. For just $40, this watch is waterproof, has a blood oxygen meter, blood pressure monitor, and tracks your fitness and sleep goals. It also is compatible with Android and iOS phones.
According to customers, like the watch above, while you can read text messages and receive incoming call alerts, you cannot use this watch to respond. Nonetheless, some customers have urged people to purchase this watch rather than spend hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch or the likes.
With more than 2,400 reviews, this watch has a four-and-a-half star overall rating. People have called it accurate, amazing quality, and the “best watch ever.” So what’s not to like? Some customers have said this watch is good, but not jaw-dropping, while others say the app that stores all of your health information is “barebones” and could have more.
$206.47 at the time of publication
Now, this smartwatch by Fossil is on the pricer side. However, unlike the other two cheaper options it does come with a speaker so that you can both reply to text messages and accept phone calls via the watch. It also tracks your heart rate, you can use it to make and contactless payments, among other things like steps, sleep, and GPS. It is also visually appealing so that you can wear it with any type of outfit for really any occasion. Fossil also has a more feminine option here.
According to customers, this watch is stylish, functional, and impressive. Many also believe that because of all it can do, the price point is decent as well.
However, some customers say the battery life leaves something to be desired and that the band it comes with is difficult to resize. Currently, this watch has a four-and-a-half star rating.
$129.99 at the time of publication
This watch by Garmin, which falls in between the affordable and pricer options, is meant for working out. It also has a top of the line GPS tracker and can also be used to make contactless payments where applicable. Not to mention, the battery life can last up to seven days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode. And one of the coolest features of this watch is that it can track how your body handles stress!
According to customers, it’s an excellent training watch that can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One customer who has had it for years calls it their favorite watch ever.
And with a four-and-a-half star rating after more than 6,300 reviews, that customer isn’t alone. So what’s not to like about it? Well, according to some customers, they had experienced some software issues with their watch which caused abnormal data.
$249.99 at the time of publication
Another highly rated smartwatch created by Garmin is the Venu. Like the other Garmin it tracks GPS, other fitness goals, but this one features the ability to play music. This one also boasts a six-day battery life, depending on its settings. As Amazon reports, you no longer need to be paired to your phone to play music, but rather the watch has storage of its own to hold your favorite songs.
Like customers of the above Garmin watch wrote, they two say the Venu is a “great fitness-focused” smartwatch. However, customers do believe the price is steep. Others have called it the perfect combination of a smartwatch and a fitness watch.
So what’s not to like about it? Well some customers say for it being a fitness watch, it scratches easily and that overall screen quality is not up to par like its competitors.
$99.99 at the time of publication
The Amazon Halo is a new product by the company. It is meant to track a person’s sleep habits body composition, activity, and tone of voice. But perhaps the best part about it is that it is screen-free. Its sole purpose is to track your overall health and nothing else. According to some customers, “all and all it works great and keeps me motivated.” Now that’s something we all need going into the new year, motivation.
As one review on Amazon reads, “Not having a screen is strange at first but I have learned to really like it.” However, some say it is “demotivating” as its point system is difficult to navigate.
The Halo also requires a monthly subscription to get the most out of the data it provides for its customers.
$288 (for one year) at the time of publication
Similar to Amazon’s Halo, the WHOOP is designed for the true athletes of the world who take their workouts and health very seriously. While the Halo is more for the person who appreciates health and a good workout but it isn’t their livelihood. Also similar to the Halo, the WHOOP requires a monthly subscription in order to get the most information out of it.
However, depending on how you feel about screen time, the like of a screen could be appealing to some. It’s only about health and fitness, rather than notifications and alerts. According to its customers, “WHOOP doesn’t really care about calories burned, weight, diet— like ‘calories burned’ isn’t even on the main interface of the app, you have to look for it hidden in a data set. It focuses all on what the state of your cardiovascular system is and how long your heart is taking in-between beats.”
So “if you’re not a significant athlete or very very very into your exercise,” this might not be the option for you.
$249 at the time of publication
Another more stylish watch option, like the Fossil smartwatch, is this one by Michael Kors. It too can track heart rate, GPS, and respond to smartphone notifications. However, it is on the pricey side at $250.
According to customers, it’s a beautiful watch, one that can be worn with truly any outfit. They have also said that the speaker is quite loud (in a good way) and that the display is beautiful.
However, some of those who have own this watch said that it stopped working for them only after months of wear. Others have said the battery life is not that great as well.
$228.95 at the time of publication
Now on to FitBits. Many customers have compared Fitbit to Garmin smartwatches often in the reviews. But it is obvious that when it comes down to wearing a smartwatch for fitness reasons, either of these two brands is the way to go. The Fitbit Versa 3 is beloved by its customer and boast a four-and-a-half star rating. It also has Alexa built into it so that it can be used through voice commands.
According to customers, the Versa tracks your heart rate, can be synced to your phone, monitors sleep and other physical activity, and has a GPS. And according to their testimonials, it’s a very sleek watch that is very accurate.
However, despite thousands who love this watch, some customers say it misses the mark when it comes to music storage, meaning you have to pay extra money a month to play music through the watch.
$199.99 at the time of publication
Just like Apple, Samsung also has its own smartwatch as well. Much like its competitors, this smartwatch tracks your steps, has GPS capabilities, and more. But most importantly, it’s not the most expensive.
According to its customers, as long as you have an Android phone, this is the smartwatch worth buying. In fact, customers have said it’s the best wearable technology purchase they’ve ever made.
So what’s bad about it? Similar to the Apple Watch, there weren’t too many negative reviews. Some customers have said that they would suggest purchasing a Garmin or a Fitbit if you intend on using a watch to track your fitness.
$289 at the time of publication
The most expensive smartwatch is the one we share with you last. Be able to check the time, your steps, and your notifications all at the flick of the wrist. The Apple Watch allows you to know what is going on in the world around you all without ever having to take your phone out of your pocket.
Obviously, the person who you want to buy this for has to have an Apple iPhone to get the most use out of it. But if that’s the case, then this may just be the watch for you as many of the customers disgruntled with Garmin or Fitbit have moved on to this watch.
Many people really only had good things to say about the Apple Watch. However, some customers say the colors they offer are not very accurate, while few have said they had technical issues with the watch.
Which smartwatch caught your eye? From affordable to investment items, there is a watch on this list that is ready to cater to your needs. And the best part is you can feel good about buying it knowing that you’ve done your research!
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Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
- 1 11 of the Most Popular Smartwatches and Which One You Should Buy:
- 2 Willful Smartwatch
- 3 AIKELA Smartwatch
- 4 Fossil Generation 5E 44mm Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch
- 5 Garmin Vivoactive 3
- 6 Garmin Venu
- 7 Amazon Halo
- 8 WHOOP
- 9 Michael Kors Access Generation 5 Bradshaw Smartwatch
- 10 Fitbit Versa 3
- 11 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
- 12 New Apple Watch SE
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