Best Android smartwatch 2022

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Anyone hunting for an excellent Android smartwatch has more choices than ever. For the past year, the only Android smartwatch worth recommending was the Galaxy Watch 4. Now, in addition to the Galaxy Watch 5 and GW5 Pro, the Google Pixel Watch has impressed us thus far, Wear OS 3 has finally come to Fossil watches (and maybe Mobvoi next), and new Fitbit watches have arrived with a Wear OS-lite experience.

Unsurprisingly, our pick for best Android watch came down to Samsung and Google, and it was a tough decision given we gave both the same 4.5/5 review score. But our reviewer who tested both watches eventually chose the Galaxy Watch 5 as our top pick, followed by the Pixel Watch at #2. Google's watch is the more stylish pick, but the Galaxy Watch 5's price, durability, size and band options, and other perks make it the better option for most.

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While the Pixel Watch might be the most appealing smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 5 continues to hold the top spot as the best smartwatch for the majority of those who own and use Android phones.

But these are the only great options available to you. After all, there are two types of Android watches: lifestyle watches running Wear OS that directly sync with Android phones, and fitness watches from Garmin, Fitbit, and other brands that connect to Android, but don't have the same level of integration. We're highlighting both types across a range of prices, so you'll have plenty of options. 

If you want the very best Android smartwatch, go with the Galaxy Watch 5. But you may want the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro or the last-gen Galaxy Watch 4 Classic instead. Otherwise, if the Pixel Watch doesn't speak to you, you'll want to check out options from Mobvoi, Fossil, Fitbit, or Garmin.

These are our picks for the best Android smartwatches

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 leaning on Pixel 6 Pro

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Best Android smartwatch overall

Specifications

Processor: Samsung Exynos W920
RAM: 1.5GB
Storage: 16GB
Display size: 40mm / 44mm
Band size: 20mm
Weight: 28.7 grams (40mm) / 33.5 grams (44mm)
Battery life: 40 hours
OS: Wear OS Powered by Samsung
Colors: Graphite, Silver, Pink Gold, Sapphire
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: Yes, Optional
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: ✔️ (Qi)

Reasons to buy

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Blazing 10W charging
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Sapphire glass scratch protection
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Better health sensor fit for more accurate results
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Excellent Wear OS 3.5 software
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Optional LTE, two size options
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Google Assistant and Wallet available

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life upgrade isn't as effective as promised
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New temperature sensor isn't active at launch
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Some key features are Samsung-exclusive

Last year's Galaxy Watch 4 made huge, flashy upgrades while adapting to Wear OS 3, making it the Android watch to beat — until now. 2022's Galaxy Watch 5 is more of an iterative upgrade, tweaking last year's template, but relying on a similar design and the same processor and memory. But despite the Galaxy Watch 5's similarities to last year's model, it makes several changes to address the last model's shortcomings, helping it to retain its Android watch crown.

As our Galaxy Watch 5 review outlines, the newer watch made the 3-in-1 health sensor package sit more directly on your skin, "providing more reliable readings." It doubles the charging speed to 10W, which lets you get nearly a full battery recharge in "under an hour." Our reviewer loves the revamped sleep coaching tools on the Galaxy Watch 5, which is more comfortable to wear overnight than the thicker Pro. We just hope the new body temperature sensor is activated soon, so it can match the Fitbit Sense for sleep data. 

The Galaxy Watch 5 may have the same Exynos processor and 1.5GB of RAM as last year, but it's just as speedy as ever, leaping through menus where other watches on Snapdragon Wear sometimes tend to encounter more lag. It also received a slight battery capacity boost, though it only lasted a day if you use the always-on display and always-listening assistant. Without those, it might last Samsung's promised 40-hour max, but you'll need the Pro if you want a watch that consistently works longer per charge. But for a more affordable and compact device, the Galaxy Watch 5 is the Android watch to beat.

Bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 still offers the best combination of Samsung's hardware ingenuity and Tizen expertise, mixed with Google's software. While a couple of health-tracking features are exclusive to Samsung phones, it otherwise will work perfectly well with your Android phone of choice. It'll only last you a little over a day, but twice-as-fast recharging solves this issue from the last model.

Google Pixel Watch review

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Runner-up

Specifications

Processor: Exynos 9110, Cortex M33 co-processor
RAM: 2GB SDRAM
Storage: 32GB
Display size: 1.2 inches
Weight: 36g (no band)
Battery life: 24 hours
OS: Wear OS 3.5
Colors: Matte Black, Polished Silver, Champagne Gold
Water resistance: 5ATM
LTE: ✔️, optional
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: 🚫
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: ✔️ (proprietary charger)

Reasons to buy

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Attractive, lightweight design
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Fantastic software with Google app connections
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Surprisingly smooth performance
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Fitbit Premium integration
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Bright, vivid display with great watch faces

Reasons to avoid

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Somewhat expensive
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Only one case size and proprietary bands
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Blood oxygen tracking not active at launch

After waiting years and years for it to arrive, the Pixel Watch is simultaneously a triumphant moment for Google and Wear OS and a mixture of questionable decisions. If you can get past some of the Pixel Watch's quirks, it might be a better fit for you than the Galaxy Watch 5. 

First, the laundry list of perks. It's more stylish than any Android smartwatch we've tested and looks more like a status symbol than the Galaxy Watch 5. As our Pixel Watch reviewer explains, the watch's notoriously thick bezel isn't actually that bad, as Wear OS 3.5 can easily squeeze a ton of information into the display. And both the haptic feedback and the little bumps on the rotating crown are "both subtle and very satisfying" to use.

We were also pleasantly surprised at how "snappy" the Pixel Watch performance was given its use of the older Exynos 9110 chip found in the original Galaxy Watch. Clearly, the massive 2GB of RAM counterbalanced any limitations quite nicely. The watch does consistently last 24 hours with AOD active, which isn't great but does at least beat the Apple Watch.

Perhaps the biggest perk of the Pixel Watch over the Galaxy Watch 5 is its Fitbit Premium integration, if you take advantage of the 6-month free trial. Whereas Samsung Health doesn't really do anything with workout data, Fitbit Premium can deliver a Daily Readiness Score based on your fitness and sleep data, as well as other tracked data like stress. The only downside is that Pixel Watch inexplicably doesn't offer automatic workout tracking, a mainstay of most smartwatches. And SpO2 tracking, another common feature, wasn't enabled at launch.

The biggest issue with the Pixel Watch is that it only ships in one 41mm size for $350 ($70 more than the Galaxy Watch 5), with no size upgrade for people who prefer a larger screen. It also relies on proprietary bands, and while we like the Pixel Watch bands we've tested, the finicky band mechanism precludes you from using the bands you already love, making you spend extra on Google's. Even the wireless charger is proprietary; you can't even use the speedy Qi chargers you have lying around.

Bottom line: The Google Pixel Watch is the ideal Android watch to bring in the same Material You style as Android 13, along with seamless controls for tools like Google Home and Google Assistant — which other Wear OS watches may not get anytime soon. It's certain to get speedy support from Google through the next three years, and won't tie specific features to a phone brand like Samsung does.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro BIA sensor in-progress

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Best premium Android smartwatch

Specifications

Processor: Samsung Exynos W920
RAM: 1.5GB
Storage: 16GB
Display size: 45mm
Band size: 22mm
Weight: 46.5g (Band not included)
Battery life: 80 hours
OS: Wear OS Powered by Samsung
Colors: Black Titanium, Gray Titanium
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: Yes, Optional
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: ✔️ (Qi)

Reasons to buy

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Three-day battery life & fast charging
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More durable titanium case with sunken bezel
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Wear OS 3.5 with Google Assistant
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HR, SpO2, ECG, BIA, temperature sensors
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Optional LTE

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy, thick design
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Much pricier than GW5
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Only a couple of exclusive features

All of the Galaxy Watch 5's perks, from the smooth Wear OS UI to the improved sensor readings and faster charging, apply to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. In most respects, it's a jumbo-sized version of the Watch 5, with only a couple of tools that you can't access on the smaller watch, and no physically rotating bezel like you got on the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. If you're buying the Pro, you're primarily doing so for the more rugged materials and the long-lasting battery life.

In our Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review testing across multiple units, it consistently lasted three days even with continuous heart rate, blood oxygen, and sleep tracking, as well as a couple of hours of GPS-backed workout and regular app use. Even with all that and the always-on display and music streaming, it hit 31 hours. And once your watch runs out of juice, 10W charging lets you refill it to capacity in about 90 minutes.

The other perk is that, along with the sapphire crystal display, the case itself is made of titanium materials that are more likely to withstand heavy falls without anything getting damaged or scratched. The design itself has the display recessed underneath the outer bezel, whereas the standard Galaxy Watch 5 display is flush, and therefore more exposed to possible damage.

Are these perks enough to justify the extra expense and weight? It's hard to say; the Galaxy Watch 4 44mm has the same 1.4-inch display and the same software tools, but only slightly more than half the battery capacity. The Pro has Track Back and GPX mapping fitness tools, but most Android smartwatch buyers won't care about these. We generally consider the Galaxy Watch 5 the "better" watch proportional to its cost; but if you're willing to spend the difference, the Pro will rarely die on you, and could last longer thanks to its fancier materials.

Bottom line: The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro isn't really meant for pro athletes, but rather for pro Android users who plan to use it for frequent health sensor tracking, music storage and streaming, LTE phone calls, and other mobile tools squeezed into its relatively massive display — all without having to recharge it daily like you would with most other picks on this list.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 close-up

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Last-gen models, still better than the rest

Specifications

Processor: Samsung Exynos W920
RAM: 1.5GB
Storage: 16GB
Display size: 40mm / 44mm
Band size: 20mm
Weight: 25.9 grams (40mm) / 30.3 grams (44mm)
Battery life: 40 hours
OS: Wear OS Powered by Samsung
Colors: Silver, Black, Green, Pink Gold
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: Yes, Optional
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: ✔️ (Qi)

Reasons to buy

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Attractive, thoughtful design
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Optional LTE connectivity
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Digital or physical rotating bezel options
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Comprehensive health/fitness tracking
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Excellent performance and app support

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life is just OK
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Health tracking not as accurate as Garmin

Although it's been supplanted by the Galaxy Watch 5, the Galaxy Watch 4 hasn't suddenly become archaic. It has the same Exynos chipset and memory, so it should hypothetically receive similar software support from Samsung for years to come. In fact, it's already received the same One UI Watch 4.5 software running on the newer models. And the similarities don't end there: It has the same display sizes, IP68 and MIL-STD-810H protection, signature capacitive touch bezel, and aluminum material.

The 2021 Galaxy Watch 4 is technically $30 less than the newer Galaxy Watch 5 at list price, but since the newer model launched, we've seen it regularly on sale at a steep discount. So given their similarities, what's the catch? It lacks the new temperature sensor and 37mAh battery upgrade, but the watch itself is significantly lighter and thinner than the newer model. It lacks the new Sapphire Glass, but does at least have Corning Gorilla Glass with DX+ protection. 

So even though we now recommend the newer model, our Galaxy Watch 4 review emphasizes the fact that this excellent watch runs rings around most current Android watches in software quality. If you're looking for something cheaper than the Galaxy Watch 5, you could look at some of the other picks below, but this watch could be a better fit.

Also, now that the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro has abandoned the physical bezel popularized with past Galaxy Watches, the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic could be your last chance to enjoy that feature for a long time. As our reviewer said, "there's something just so satisfying about whizzing through notifications, tiles, and menus without tapping the display at all," something the digital bezel on the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro cannot emulate.

Bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gives you 80% of the same perks as the Galaxy Watch 5 for a lower price, while the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic adds the physical rotating bezel that makes navigating Wear OS 3 a breeze. Both have a stunning design accompanied by endless smartwatch features and health/fitness tracking perks. You get optional LTE connectivity, GPS, heart-rate monitoring, ECG, and much more.

TicWatch E3

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Best affordable Wear OS watch

Specifications

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100
RAM: 1.GB
Storage: 8GB
Display size: 44mm / 1.3-inch HD Display, 360x360
Band size: 20mm
Weight: 25.9g (40mm) / 30.3g (44mm)
Battery life: Up to 3 days
OS: Wear OS
Colors: Panther Black
Water-resistant: ✔️ IP68+Pool Swimming suitable
LTE: 🚫
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: 🚫

Reasons to buy

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Simple, straightforward design
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Built-in GPS
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Heart-rate monitoring
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Google Assistant
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Google Pay

Reasons to avoid

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Design may be too simple for some
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Proprietary charger can be finicky

There are quite a few reasons to consider the TicWatch E3 when weighing your options. First, some people want to enjoy the perks of owning a smartwatch without having a loud fashion statement on their wrist. Second, the TicWatch E3 has a straightforward design that consists of a light polycarbonate case and a curved high-density (HD) display. It may not be as crisp as AMOLED displays, but it's sharp and visible even in direct sunlight.

With a simple design and attainable price tag, you might not expect much from the TicWatch E3. However, Mobvoi decided to include the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor under the hood. Combining that with 1GB of RAM allows you to expect slick performance for an overall seamless experience.

This Wear OS watch is complete with GPS, activity/sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, Google Assistant, Google Pay, heart-rate monitoring, and more. It also provides users with a microphone and a speaker. Considering all the features you'll be using, the battery will last for up to three days in SmartWatch Mode. 

There's also Essential Mode, which helps preserve battery life by disabling key features. Fortunately, the watch can still track your sleep in Essential Mode. You can adjust the settings, so your device automatically switches to Essential Mode at a certain battery percentage, or you can manually activate it.

If you're not concerned about having a fancy watch on your wrist and looking for something reasonably priced, the TicWatch E3 is an excellent option for Wear OS users. As our TicWatch E3 review explained, buying this watch now offers "delayed gratification" because it hasn't come into its own as a Wear OS 3 watch yet, but we've received assurances that it will very soon.

Bottom line: With all the changes happening to Wear OS watches, users might be hesitant to consider buying one right now. However, a select few are already confirmed for the new platform, including the Mobvoi TicWatch E3. It doesn't cost a fortune, and it has several key features, like GPS, heart-rate monitoring, activity tracking, and Google Pay.

Starting a workout on the Garmin Forerunner 255

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Best for runners

Specifications

Storage: 4GB
Display size: 46mm / 1.3-inch, 260x260 MIP
Band size: 22mm
Weight: 49 grams
Battery life: 14 days / 30 hours GPS
OS: Garmin
Colors: Black, Whitestone
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: 🚫
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️ (Garmin Pay)
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: 🚫

Reasons to buy

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Advanced workout tracking and guidance
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Incredible battery life
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Sunlight-friendly transflective display
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Music streaming option
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Extremely comfortable strap

Reasons to avoid

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Limited smartwatch features
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Basic, thick design may not be for everyone

If you want Android smarts with plenty of fitness tools on the side, the Galaxy Watch 5 with Samsung Health will fit the bill. If you care more about smart fitness features, but still want to see your Android notifications, the Garmin Forerunner 255 is the best running watch available by a mile. 

Our Garmin Forerunner 255 reviewer had a bevy of compliments for the device, praising its "significant precision boost" in both GPS and HRM tracking over competing models, its revamped battery life over the 245 that ensures it "really will last a full two weeks per charge," and the useful new widgets like Morning Report and Race Widget. While he noted that it's decently heavy and thick enough to catch on doorways, in hindsight, it's much more comfortable than the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro he tested immediately afterward.

The watch comes in two sizes, with the Forerunner 255S slightly shrinking the battery life from 14 to 12 days, and the display from 1.3 to 1.1 inches, but otherwise offering all of the same perks at 10 grams less weight. And both the 255 and 255S have Music versions that cost $50 extra, in exchange for storage for 500 songs from Spotify, Amazon Music, or Deezer playlists. This lets you leave your phone at home and hit your personal bests with high-BPM tunes on your wireless earbuds.

While the Forerunner 255 works with both iOS and Android, it has a few Android-only features like text responses, rejecting phone calls, and live event tracking. It lacks an actual mic/speaker set to answer calls, though, so you'll need the Garmin Venu 2 Plus for even more Android smarts.

Bottom line: If running is the name of your game, the Garmin Forerunner 255 Music is easily the best choice. It has a transflective display that is easy to read in direct sunlight. It has a comfortable band, stellar battery life, and unmatched workout tracking.

TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra

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Best for premium performance

Specifications

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100
RAM: 1GB
Storage: 8GB
Display size: 48mm / 454x454 AMOLED + FSTN
Band size: 22mm
Weight: 41g
Battery life: 3 days
OS: Wear OS
Colors: Shadow Black
Water-resistant: ✔️ (IP68)
LTE: 🚫
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: 🚫

Reasons to buy

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Built-in GPS
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Great performance
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Improved dual-layer display
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Excellent durability
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Better battery life
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Google Pay

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Too bulky for some wrists

We never know what we're going to get when a company releases a so-called improved model, but the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS does a superb job of maintaining everything good from the previous model, the TicWatch Pro 3, while also offering helpful improvements.

First, you'll appreciate the refined design that features a new customizable backlight for the top layer of the display. Mobvoi also launched new software features for the TicHealth suite, which is helpful for those who take advantage of these tracking features. It's also more durable than the previous model, thanks to the MIL-STD-810G rating.

One of the most attractive features is the dual-layer display: one layer has a customizable backlight with 18 vibrant color options that makes things easy to read, while the other enables a longer-lasting battery option. As our TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS review explains, you can easily get 3 days of use between charges with "24-hour heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen tracking, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, sleep tracking, notifications, and even a workout or two." In other words, its battery life matches that of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, only at a much lower price tag.

Nowadays, a common concern when buying a Wear OS watch is whether or not it will be eligible to upgrade to the new platform. Fortunately, this isn't an issue with the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, which will receive Wear OS 3 sometime in 2022 — meaning very soon at this point. Other than this delay, some users may also shy away from the giant case size that enables its long battery life.

Bottom line: If you're familiar with Mobvoi, you won't be surprised to learn that the new TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS is larger than ever. There's more to it than that, though. This smartwatch offers an improved dual display, ultra-smooth performance, and solid battery life. So if you loved the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, this is even better.

Fitbit Versa 3 Leaderboard

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Best smartwatch for casual athletes

Specifications

Storage: 4GB
Display size: 40mm / 1.58-inch, 336x336 AMOLED
Band size: Custom, OSFA
Weight: 40g
Battery life: 6+ days
OS: FitbitOS
Colors: Black, Soft Gold
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: 🚫
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: ✔️
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: 🚫

Reasons to buy

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Built-in GPS
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Sleek, attractive design
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Excellent battery life
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Solid smartwatch features
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Built-in Alexa and Google Assistant

Reasons to avoid

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Limited app selection
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Old bands won't work with Versa 3

Note: we haven't been able to test the new Fitbit Versa 4 as of yet, so this spot remains claimed by the Versa 3. However, the Versa 4 made a few key upgrades over the 3, most likely making it the better purchase. We hope to review the newer watch soon.

Fitbit makes some of the best wearables in the industry, and while the Fitbit Versa 3 is a fitness smartwatch first and foremost, it's also undeniably an Android watch in a way other trackers aren't. It has a stunning squircle AMOLED display, easy-to-access smartphone notifications, music storage, NFC tap-to-pay, a limited 3rd-party app library, and (most importantly) a mic and speaker for talking to Google Assistant, responding to text messages, or answering calls on your wrist.

Of course, as our Fitbit Versa 3 review explains, it's "comfortable, stylish, and does just about everything that I want a smartwatch to do," while also giving you the fitness tools that typically sit in far uglier and less usable devices. You have 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, all-day activity/sleep tracking, and automatic workout detection. You'll also receive reminders to move throughout your day, and it offers on-screen workouts that you can follow. 

Add in a 6-day battery, lightweight and attractive design, and a ton of health sensors like ECG, EDA, skin temperature, and SpO2, and the Versa 3 is one of the best Fitbit smartwatches you can buy. It may not be overflowing with higher-end features you'd find on a Garmin watch, but it's easily the best mid-range option for casual trackers who don't want to spend a fortune on a wearable.

Bottom line: As one of the most popular names in the wearable world, Fitbit is always a good option. The Versa 3 is centered around health and fitness tracking, ideal for workout enthusiasts. You have built-in GPS, activity/sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, and Fitbit Pay.

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus

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Best fitness/lifestyle hybrid watch

Specifications

Display size: 43mm / 1.3-inch, 416x416 AMOLED
Band size: 22mm
Weight: 51g
Battery life: 9 days
OS: Garmin
Colors: Slate, Silver, Light Gold
Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)
LTE: 🚫
GPS: ✔️
NFC: ✔️
Heart rate monitor: ✔️
Automatic workout tracking: 🚫
Sleep tracking: ✔️
Wireless charging: 🚫

Reasons to buy

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Stunning AMOLED touchscreen
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Phone calling and voice assistants
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Advanced activity/health tracking
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Up to nine days of battery life
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Garmin Pay & music storage

Reasons to avoid

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Extremely expensive
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Only one size option

Most companies either lump fitness tools into lifestyle watches or go all-in on fitness tech to the detriment of the design. With the Garmin Venu 2 Plus, it strikes a delicate balance, giving you all the tools you'd expect from the best Garmin watches in a more aesthetically pleasing and premium package, though with a price tag to match.

Both it and the older Garmin Venu 2 give you a gorgeous AMOLED touchscreen with a stainless steel bezel, along with music storage, tap-to-pay, enduring battery life, and all of Garmin's usual software tricks. But it's the combination of touchscreen and buttons that's unique, as most Garmin watches rely solely on button navigation, making them less user-friendly.

The Venu 2 Plus improves on its predecessor by adding a mic and speaker to answer calls or speak with Google Assistant, Siri, and Bixby. It also adds a fifth button for an extra shortcut, which lets you access tools like Garmin Pay or your assistant more quickly. The new tech cuts the battery life estimate to 9 days, but that's still miles ahead of what most Android watch batteries can offer.

The premium perks are wonderful, but the Venu 2 Plus goes deeper. You'll still have tons of features to track your health and fitness, including onboard GPS, heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, and more. 

There's no denying that this is a great smartwatch, but it's very expensive compared to the other Android watches available. You'll have to decide if the additional perks are worth the money. But as our Venu 2 Plus review explains, it's a great option for serious athletes who will use the HIIT timers and on-screen workouts for cross-training, and then want something stylish and comfortable to wear outside of workouts.

Bottom line: Those who want a premium lifestyle smartwatch that can track health and fitness may prefer the Garmin Venu 2 Plus. It's not exactly cheap, but there's a reason for that. In addition to having many essential features such as GPS, heart-rate monitoring, activity/sleep tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, it also offers extra per