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The best smartwatches of 2019: Which one is perfect for you?

The best smartwatches of 2019: Which one is perfect for you?

The smartwatch market is huge, with plenty of devices to choose from that offer good performance and design at any price point. The big question is: what is the right smartwatch for your needs? After considering them all, we've put together our list of the best smartwatches available today.

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The best overall smartwatch (iOS): Apple Watch Series 5

If we're talking about smartwatches, the conversation naturally has to start in one place: with the Apple Watch Series 5. The Cupertino firm continues to lead smartwatch sales, and for good reason. 

Apple has an OLED display measuring 1.78 inches, with a resolution of 448x368 pixels and now thinner bezels. The new S5 processor is more powerful, has two cores and provides better battery management. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters, comes with an ECG heart monitor, a huge 32GB of storage capacity, and is available in a version with e-SIM....The only problem? Its high price tag.

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The Apple Watch Series 5 has it all / © AndroidPIT

The best overall smartwatch (Android): Samsung Galaxy Watch

If you have an Android smartphone, it is possible that an Apple Watch is not the best option, since synchronization can be an issue. In that case, the most complete smartwatch package is the Galaxy Watch, an improved version of the Samsung Gear S3.

Available in two sizes, 46 mm with a 1.3-inch display or 42 mm with a 1.2-inch display, the Super AMOLED screen offers very good results, with a brightness that adapts to all situations. In addition, the 46 mm version is also available with e-SIM. The Galaxy Watch is more than resistant thanks to Gorilla Glass DX + and IP68 protection against water and dust.

As for the software, Samsung is still committed to Tizen OS, and its processor is an Exynos 9110 dual-core accompanied by an internal storage of 4 GB.

And if you like the Galaxy Watch but prefer something more compact and sporty, I recommend the Galaxy Active, the latest Samsung smartwatch.

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It has Bluetooth 4.2. / © AndroidPIT

The smartwatch with the best battery life: Huawei Watch GT 2

Maybe you are looking for a smartwatch with good battery life, so you do not have to worry too much about running out of power during your day. The 445 mAh Huawei Watch GT 2 can reach up to two weeks without having to be charged, and that is something that few smartwatches can say. And if you only use the clock features, without synchronizing it with your smartphone, it can work for a whole month.

It is also a good choice for athletes, since it is very light (41 grams), very comfortable and easy to handle. You can use it to swim, as it is water-resistant up to 5 ATM. Although, in general, the specs may seem inferior to the competition, the long battery life justifies the purchase.

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An exceptional battery life / © AndroidPIT

The most stylish smartwatch

Emporio Armani Connected, design and quality on your wrist

Although sometimes we associate smartwatches with sports, there are also models in which design is the most important factor. Emporio Armani has a long history with its traditional wristwatches, and its first smartwatch remains true to its principles, giving great importance to design and quality. At first glance, it seems that we are looking at a conventional watch, since it is not at all bulky, but incorporates all the functions of a smartwatch.

In addition to allowing you to show off the latest fashion, you can also monitor your activities with Google Fit or see your heart rate.

Even though the 512 MB of RAM is more than enough, the performance of your Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip is not the best, causing some delays in opening applications. On the other hand, its thin design affects in another key section: the battery, which you will have to recharge daily. In short, the Emporo Armani Connected looks perfectly on your wrist in all kinds of situations, but with a performance that is not among the best.

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Smartwatches are capable of being stylish. / © AndroidPIT

Michael Kors Access, refined elegance

Like the Armani device, this Michael Kors Access looks more like a traditional watch, in this case adapted to a more feminine style. Manufactured in stainless steel, it is faithful to the line followed by the famous designer in its analog watches, but integrating all kinds of functions.

With a 1.19-inch AMOLED screen of 390x390 pixels, it stands out for its lightness. And if you need a slightly sportier option, you can always change the strap. In addition, it includes GPS, tracking your physical activity with Google Fit and water resistance to a depth of 30 meters.

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More and more manufacturers are bringing out the fashionable side of wearables. / © AndroidPIT

The best smartwatch for sports: Fitbit Versa

If sports are your thing, and you are looking for a smartwatch that accompanies you for it all, that is resistant and registers all your activities, the Fitbit Versa will not disappoint you. More and more users are betting on Fitbit, one of the companies that has evolved the most in recent years.

Due to a similar design, some consider it an economical version of the Apple Watch Series 4, though even lighter and thinner. Its 1.34-inch screen uses LCD technology, and its battery life is one of its strengths. Precisely for that reason we recommend it for sports lovers, since they won't have to charge their smartwatch for about 4 days, there's no need to be afraid of running out of battery in the middle of exercise. Its weakness? It does not have its own GPS, so you should keep your smartphone nearby.

In addition, its price makes it one of the most compelling smartwatches: less than $200.

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Don't you think it looks like an Apple Watch? / © AndroidPIT

The best hybrid smartwatch: Withings Steel HR Sport

Hybrids are those watches that, although aesthetically resembling a traditional watch, can be connected to smartphones and incorporate the features of the latest smartwatches. We especially recommend the Withings Steel HR Sport, available in white or black. It is a discreet smartwatch that fulfills its function without attracting attention.

Heir to the Nokia Steel HR, it retains its sporty appearance. Made of stainless steel, it offers a main analog dial that shows the time, and a secondary watch face that shows the percentage of the daily goal reached, for example, the famous 10,000 steps. It is quite thin (13 mm), and at the same time, quite light, weighing just 56 grams. It incorporates two of the most demanded features in these wearables: GPS tracking and heart rate detection. According to the manufacturer, it has an excellent battery life of up to 25 days of normal use.

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Ideal for those who want a classic look / © AndroidPIT

The best affordable smartwatch: Mobvoi TicWatch E2

If you want to buy a full smartwatch, but don't want to spend too much, the Mobvoi Ticwatch E2 is the best option. It's cheap, functional, and everything it does, it does well. 

It is a 1.39-inch smartwatch, with an AMOLED screen and a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. Not bad for only $160. Plus, its 415 mAh battery doesn't disappoint.

Obviously, for this price, you have to give up some things: it has no automatic brightness adjustment, it does not have NFC, and its design is not the most beautiful in the world.

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A solid option for those looking to save a bit of money / © AndroidPIT

What is your favorite smartwatch? Let us know!

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  • fit bit iconic, but rates are really too good . Right now can't afford it bro .


  • i ant this


  • Hi very useful information which helped me a lot thank you


  • Waiting for Mobvoi to release a new TicWatch Pro updated with the new SD 3100 chipset.


  • To be honest smartwatches are cool but I never really got the idea of the smartwatch,I have lost interest in them because in my country the are bloody expensive because I could buy a Xiaomi MI5 with the amount of a smartwatch I recently thought of buying,I am sure in some countries they are way...way cheaper.


    • If the price continues to come down, I might get one, but for now, I don't see the need to spend 200 or more on "a watch". My phone, when in the car, tells me who' calling, when I'm out of the car, I have a borg implant (BT headset) that tells me who's calling. I've worn a watch since a kid in the early 70's, my huge Casio Illuminator was around 40 bucks, battery lasts for years.


  • if was Micro-SD available in these watches i think it's will be super and amazing watches !!


  • i know that asus have a best laptops and best smartphones .. so it's will be having a best watches


  • VMCD Jan 5, 2017 Link to comment

    Are any of these NOT made in China?


  • I got a Martian Notifier watch and love it. While it has minimal functionality, what it does is what I need it to do. And at 30 bucks, it is an excellent bargain!


  • I had the Moto 360 first generation, but it wasn't a great experience. First of all, the gray bracelet got quickly stained from perspiration and became hard, then started to crack, after just 3 months of use. I replaced it with a steel mesh which solved the bracelet problem, after I had to figure out how to fit a regular bracelet which has no gap on the edge. Well, I simply chopped down those tiny plastic lines and it went into position. 3 months later, the plastic cover from the back of the watch started to crack and finaly flew away. In the end I glued it with silicone and I gave it to somebody for free. I mention that Huawei watch was us used in the same conditions as poor Moto 360 and survived unscathed in my job place; I'm a mechanical engineer working onboard container ships. Long story short, I fully recommend Huawei watch over Motorola's to those who want a good, sturdy watch, letting aside other considerents like style or operating system.


  • I have the Huawei W1, the gold edition and I'm very happy with it. I wear it everywere, only at night It will be out of my hand, charging. The gold plating looks good after 8 months and still no scratches on the display. Battery life could be extended till 2 days, depending on the face which you set on. It's an eye catcher! The only downside is that charging has some difficulties, the pogo pins have some positions where they don't touch the charging dots on the back of the watch. It's kind of annoying to fiddle with the charging plate until it will start charging.


  • They are still way too ugly. Design looks like it's meant for children. No style, no elegance.


  • Huawei is my pick when it comes to smartwatches


    • Once the price comes down a bit more, I might get one. I've been impressed with Huawei. I've had 3 of their phones, never had a problem with any of them.


  • ljhaye Dec 20, 2016 Link to comment

    When you're updating your android smart watch list with a Tizen watch then you know that the android wear platform is dead.


    • Why? All of Samsung's smartwatches are running on Tizen nowadays, and the chance that Samsung makes a good smartwatch is pretty high anyways, isn't it?


      • ljhaye Dec 21, 2016 Link to comment

        I agree that they make the best smartwatch at the moment but it isn't an android watch. If you were to poll Google they would say the same thing. If you are a consumer immersed in the Android platform then an android wear watch would be ideal for you. If you're looking for a Great smartwatch then you go with Tizen and Samsung Pay.

        This speaks to my theory of android's inability to popularize alternative hardware platforms ( smartwatches, tablets, VR, Smart home). When subsidies are not involved Android cannot compete on price. Phones are a necessity but are tablets? Smartwatches? VR?


  • I have a Pebble round, less than 2 years the screen becomes unreadable of and on. Pebble said they can't fix it and my warranty has passed. They offered a link to buy a new Pebble at 25% discount. Great watch for a year or so, but no more Pebble sorry


  • I like Sony SmartWatch 3.


  • Did you REALLY just say adding customization is a copy of Apple? Really? Seeing as Apple was so late to the game I'd have to say the inverse is true, Apple borrowed from Android.

    Aside from that, aren't there any NON budget Androidwear Smartwatches that are square? I love my LG G watch, but no wifi chip and its not going to get the next big update. But round faces are beyond stupid. An androidwatch should be function first, form second. Reading texts and emails on a circle is asinine.


  • is there a watch with bluetooth 4.0+, microSD slot, and music player? i cant seem to find anything for running.


  • Hi, Kris, any update article?


  • I had a classic Pebble which suffered from screen tearing. So i updated to a Pebble Time Steel. And i can't say I'm happy with it. It's big and heavy. And for some reason it doesn't always gets the notifications. Wheres on my other arm there is a Microsoft band. Not so much smartwatch but a lot of sports band. It gets notifications, measures my sleep and my every move. I must say that I actually prefer that. But coming from a classic Pebble I only used notifications on a smartwatch and not apps.


  • I have just put a payment down for a Tag Heuer Connected watch. I have been promised by Harrods that it will arrive before Christmas, but everywhere in the UK has already sold out of their first orders (due to arrive on 9th December).

    I bought a Huawei watch to see if I liked it. I do, but I'm used to much more expensive and higher quality watches, so I think the Tag is the way to go.


  • I owned (and sold) the original Moto and Zen. Battery life was so bad I just stopped using them both. Add in the bulky cases, I just figured smartwatchs were not for me, until I bought the Pebble time. Honestly outstanding. Lasts days, does everything I want (notifications, alarms, ability to send responses to sms via voice, trip info, syncs with Google cal and has a slew of apps) and light enough where I forget about it. Its not perfect, but I've not used anything better yet. Samsung's s-voice eliminates them for me.


  • How come the Moto 360 is the best? I doesn´t even have a proper circular screen. That black band at the bottom is anoying. The LG Urbane is much better.


  • I've owned the original gear and currently the gear live. The latter in terms of functionality and customisation via watchmaker is way better.
    The cradles are truly painful. The live Cradle being the worse design possible. In both cases however price was the deciding factor. $180 AUD for the live.
    Connection drop out is my number 1 gripe. I rely heavily on the notifications. It's annoying Android wear doesn't support sound like the 1st gear. Then again muting the gear after hours was a pain.

    I intend to switch to a round watch next so I'm keen to see what the Moto360 2nd gen brings. As I've just updated to a LG G4, the LG R might end up on my wrist.


  • I have the Gear and its not a bad watch once you root it and can run any android app on it - the downfall of all thee watches is the battery life though - I cant be bothered to take the watch off and insert it in its charging cradle every night!
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  • I got a Gear Live and like it because it was dirt cheap. the cradle sucks and I had to replace it once already. luckily they began to be offered on eBay about 3 days after it broke. the 360 is just ugly as sin, and I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the original G Watch. the newer version (round) is cool, but pricey. I like Sony, but the armband on the SW3 is crap...I still can't grasp why they would make that pop out module, and not offer a pocketwatch chain...
    I'm ok with the Gear Live for now, but only because it was the lesser of 8 evils. next year might be time for an upgrade to a 2015 model.


  • I have an LG G Watch, which was given to me by a family member who works at Google. While its kind of cool its also a bit gimmicky. I wouldnt pay money for one of these things. They need to improve the battery lives of these things and also make the watches standalone devices

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