Best smartwatches 2022 Reviews. The Series 7 is beautiful, feature-rich, and trustworthy.
To use the Apple Watch, you need an iPhone. That means Android users can’t use the Apple Watch. There are many choices. Digital Trends has examined more than 100 smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables, so we have the insight you need.
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Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 7: The Apple Watch Series 7 is one of the few smartwatches we’ve rated five stars. This is the perfect iPhone smartwatch.
What’s so great? Not design. The Series 7’s case is slightly larger than prior versions, but it’s not a huge shift. Thinner bezels highlight the larger screen. New IP6X dust resistance and Ion-X glass improve durability. These tiny adjustments improve the Apple Watch’s aesthetic and comfort.
WatchOS 8 improves Apple Watch Series 7. New watch faces use larger letters and symbols and contain more information in notifications. The watch is easier to navigate.
Fitness and health are key. The Apple Watch Series 7 can measure your heart rate (and abnormalities), take ECG readings, and send emergency notifications if you’ve fallen. Even hand-washing starts a timer. It reminds you to workout if you’re not moving or cycling, tracks your swimming activity, and has dozens of workout regimens. Apple Watch is a good alternative if you’re into fitness or monitoring your health. In average use, the Apple Watch Series 7 lasts a day and a half.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is great. The Series 7 41mm model costs $399 and the 45mm model $429. Add $100 for GPS + Cellular variants and a nicer strap.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is Android’s best smartwatch. It updates to Watch OS 3 yet keeps scrolling menus and configurable Tiles. Samsung Pay and Google Maps are included. The Watch 4 Classic’s spinning bezel makes it easy to navigate apps and screens.
The Watch 4 Classic comes in 42mm and 46mm casing sizes with a circular AMOLED screen. With an IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810 G case, you can work out, swim, or shower with it on.
It also has basic notifications, media control, and sleep tracking. Heart rate, ECG, BMI, BMR, stress levels, and more can be measured. The Exynos W920 processor has 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, so programmes open quickly and Spotify and YouTube Music may be played offline. We tested a one-day battery life.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has the greatest features, OS, design, and controls for Android users. iPhone users can use it using the Samsung Wear app, but they’ll miss several capabilities.
Ticwatch Pro 3 GPS
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is the best smartwatch with Google Wear OS. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset is more powerful and power-efficient than Snapdragon Wear 3100. By upgrading, your smartwatch will live longer.
The TicWatch Pro 3 is a dual-screen system where a second LCD screen is positioned over the conventional 1.4-inch AMOLED touchscreen, providing time, date, and other data in ambient mode. It saves battery life, so the TicWatch Pro 3 can last three days.
The watch measures blood oxygen levels, features exercise and health regimens, and is IP68 water-resistant.
The TicWatch Pro 3 gets Wear OS 3 in late 2022. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is $299 and beats the competition. Mobvoi has announced a 4G LTE version of the Ticwatch Pro 3 in the U.K. and portions of Europe.
Fossil Gen 5E
Fossil Gen 5e: Fossil’s Gen 5e smartwatch comes in 42mm and 44mm women-specific sizes. There’s a gold or stainless steel finish, silicone or metal band, and a jewel-encrusted bezel.
The watch sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 CPU, a 1.2-inch touchscreen, and contactless payments. It tracks exercise with Google Fit or Fossil’s power-saving Wellness app, but it doesn’t have GPS. Average use lasts a day.
The Fossil Gen 5e is $180. Fossil’s option is good for women who don’t want a huge smartwatch. If the Gen 5e isn’t for you, consider Kate Spade’s Wear OS smartwatches, such the Scallop 2 and KSNY Sport. Depending on your lifestyle, these are good Gen 5e choices.
Amazfit GTR 2
Amazfit GTR 2: Amazfit’s hardware and software have evolved over the past year, so we can suggest the Amazfit GTR 2, which has substantial improvements over a cheap smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS software. The GTR 2’s battery lasts a week even with heavy use, or longer if you limit power-hungry applications.
It looks fantastic on the wrist. The curved glass and metal body give it style and sophistication. It’s sleek and compact, so it should suit most individuals. It’s comfortable enough to wear 24/7, so it can measure fitness and notifications during the day and sleep overnight.
The smartwatch links to the Android and iOS Zepp app, which is trustworthy, easy to use, and delivers activity and fitness statistics. Finicky, non-interactive notifications are no worse than on a Wear OS wearable. It’s water-resistant, has a heart rate sensor, SpO2 monitoring, and GPS. It’s perfect if you want an activity-tracking smartwatch.
If $180 is too expensive, the $140 Amazfit GTR 2e is a nice alternative.