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Best Smartwatch 2023: Wearables For Android & iPhone

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Find the right smartwatch for your budget with our buying guide

By Dominic Preston

Deputy Editor, Tech Advisor JUN 9, 2023 2:52 pm BST

Smartwatches are a great way to receive notifications from your phone and track your health, right from your wrist. We’ve used and reviewed all of the latest smartwatches for Android and iPhone, and here we’ve ranked ten of the best.

The latest Apple Watch may seem like the obvious choice – and in fact there are now three Apple Watch options to pick from – but there are also loads of great rivals to choose from whether you use Android or an iPhone, with excellent hardware from Samsung, Huawei, Amazfit, and others.

In this ranking we’re focussed on fully featured smartwatches, with some level of app and notification support, but check out our guide to the best fitness trackers if you want something simpler – and probably cheaper.

Best smartwatch 2023

1. Apple Watch SE – Best for iPhone


  • Good value
  • Solid feature set
  • Great integration with iPhone


  • No always-on display
  • So-so battery life

The Apple Watch SE is the best Apple Watch option for most people with an iPhone. It is very reasonably priced – not something we can often genuinely say about Apple hardware products.

It has many of the features of the more expensive Apple Watch Series 8, including the new car crash detection, while maintaining a modern design with the same chipset and solid battery life – for an Apple Watch, that is.

If you equally value smart features like third-party app integration, music storage, contactless payments, and full fitness tracking, the Apple Watch is still the best smartwatch if you have an iPhone. The SE does everything surprisingly well considering it’s the cheapest one.

Read our full

Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) review

2. Google Pixel Watch – Best for Android (& Fitbit Fans)


  • Attractive design 
  • Easy to use 
  • Smooth performance


  • Inconsistent battery life 
  • Old chipset
  • Lacks proper automatic workout detection 
  • No Qi wireless charging

One of the biggest draws of the first official Pixel Watch is its beautiful design. Not only does it look and feel great, with its own personality, but it’s also compact, light, and comfortable too.

More than that though, it’s packed with loads of great tech and works brilliantly thanks to the combination of the intuitive Wear OS 3 software, a digital crown, and a dazzling screen.

Fitness tracking is handled by Fitbit, which also makes this the best smartwatch right now for anyone who wants to keep their data in the Fitbit family, as it’s comfortably better than Fitbit’s own Sense 2 and Versa 4, which weren’t good enough to feature in this chart.

Sadly, Google hasn’t nailed it in every department, with unpredictable battery life, restrictions when it comes to charging and, most odd of all, lacking proper automatic workout detection despite featuring Fitbit-powered tracking. Still, this sets the bar for the new default smartwatch experience on Android, and gives rivals something to aim for.

Read our full

Google Pixel Watch review

3. Apple Watch Series 8 – Full-featured Apple Watch


  • Premium design & build
  • Feature-packed
  • Fantastic iPhone integration


  • Few updates from older models
  • Requires daily charging

While the Series 8 is only an incremental upgrade over 2021’s Series 7, it’s still a great buy for iPhone owners, and packs a couple key features that the cheaper SE (above) doesn’t.

The big difference compared to the SE is the support for an always-on display, letting you check the time and other alerts at a glance – with a hit to battery life. Some of the health tracking features are also more advanced, with ECG and blood oxygen measurement plus a temperature sensor for cycle tracking, which is new to the Series 8.

Battery life remains the biggest weak spot – unlike most rivals this still needs a daily charge, and you’ll need to plan that well if you want to make the most of the sleep-tracking features. If you don’t need the top health features then you may want to consider the cheaper SE, while those with more demanding needs should look at the souped-up Apple Watch Ultra, which you’ll find below.

Read our full

Apple Watch Series 8 review

4. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 – Best for Samsung phone owners


  • Best Wear OS experience yet
  • Customisable design
  • Great performance


  • 40mm model has bad battery
  • Full functionality for Samsung Galaxy users only

After the Pixel Watch, the Galaxy Watch 5 has a good claim to being the ‘default’ smartwatch for many Android phone owners, though that does come with a big caveat: if your handset isn’t made by Samsung then not every feature will work, including health tracking extras like the ECG.

Even if you don’t use a Samsung phone you shouldn’t write this off though. The Watch 5 comes in two casing sizes, along with a range of colours for personalisation. The whole design is contemporary, complete with a digital bezel that uses haptic feedback, too.

The Watch 5 is a premium feature-packed smartwatch with the Google Play Store and support for a wealth of third-party apps. It’s also surprisingly affordable, so there’s no need to break the bank.

One final word of caution: we found the battery life on the smaller 40mm model erratic and unreliably, but the larger cell in the 44mm variant should make that a safer bet.

Read our full

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review

5. Apple Watch Ultra – Best for outdoor sports


  • Impressive durability
  • Bright display is easy to use outdoors
  • Great outdoor-focused features
  • Provides the core watchOS experience


  • Chunky
  • New straps need some more work
  • Pricey

The Apple Watch Ultra might just look like a bigger, more rugged Apple Watch, but there’s more to it than that. It’s not only more durable but boasts a number of improvements that benefit outdoor sports enthusiasts, from extreme temperature protection to improved water resistance capabilities.

The new Action button is a welcome addition that I hope makes its way to the standard Apple Watch, providing a handy way to access key functionality without the touchscreen, and the dual-GPS is a real game-changer for those that like to wander off the beaten track.

Sure, it’s bigger, bulkier and weightier than the standard Apple Watch, but if you’re looking for something that’ll take a knock or two and last days on a single charge, the Apple Watch Ultra is a solid premium option. However, if you’re only looking for an Apple Watch for day-to-day use, the cheaper, slimmer Apple Watch SE and Series 8 are better bets.

Read our full

Apple Watch Ultra review

6. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro – Best for durability


  • Incredibly durable build
  • Multi-day battery life
  • Impressively in-depth tracking
  • Features for hiking and cycling


  • Non-Samsung phones lose features
  • Big, bulky design

This is the most advanced wearable in Samsung’s collection, offering the same combination of in-depth health and fitness tracking metrics including body composition as the regular Galaxy Watch 5 along with outdoor exercise-focused features like track back and turn-by-turn navigation, a larger display, and much improved multi-day battery.

There’s also the impressive durability to consider, with a display 90% stronger than the Galaxy Watch 4 series, the ability to survive a dunk in the sea and a titanium case that can take a knock or two. It’s certainly more robust than the stylish Galaxy Watch 5, though this does also mean that it’s larger and bulkier, with a single 45mm casing option that looked big even on my fairly large wrists.

The catch is that certain fitness features are locked to those with a Samsung phone, so other Android owners will find the experience slightly limited – and it won’t work at all with an iPhone. It’s also a lot more expensive than the standard Galaxy Watch 5, and a big increase on even the premium last-gen Watch 4 Classic, which makes it hard to recommend for everyone. But, if you’re an avid cyclist or hiker that’ll get the most out of the extra functionality on offer, the Galaxy Watch 5 could be the perfect premium wearable.

Read our full

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review

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7. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra – Strong battery life


  • Feature-packed
  • Durable design
  • Unique display technology


  • First-party app needs work
  • Some synching issues

Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra is one of the most rugged timepieces we’ve seen from the company; integrating the Pro line’s signature dual-display technology into a hardy form factor, running Wear OS 2 and offering respectable battery longevity.

It can’t quite match the battery life of dedicated premium outdoor watches like
Polar’s Grit X Pro, or those with more modest hardware, like Amazfit’s recent offerings, but there’s little else that’s this hardy and this capable in the smartwatch space right now.

As well as the promise of an update to Wear OS 3, the Pro 3 Ultra sports a full-colour AMOLED display and a monochromatic FSTN display that, in Essential Mode, can help extend longevity from 3 to 45 days per charge.

Read our full

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra review

8. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic – Best bezel


  • Best Wear OS experience yet
  • Tactile design
  • Great performance


  • Full functionality for Samsung Galaxy users only
  • Classic styling costs extra

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is an older model, but it still checks out.

The Watch 4 Classic has since been replaced by the Watch 5 Pro, but that newer model lacks the classics distinctive rotating bezel. We love this as a way to navigate Wear OS 3, so we’re heartened to see that you can still pick up the Classic model.

The good news is that otherwise this is pretty similar to the more recent models. You still get the latest Wear OS software, plus health tracking including body composition, ECG, and AFib (irregular heart rhythm) detection – though as with the other Galaxy Watch models, only Samsung phone owners get every feature.

The Watch 4 Classic is best experienced if you’re a Samsung Galaxy user, and you pay a premium for that Classic styling but it’s still a great fit for the wider Android user base after a premium wearable experience.

Read our full

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic review

9. Garmin Venu 2 Plus – Best for runners


  • In-depth fitness tracking and analysis
  • Can take calls and access virtual assistant
  • Stylish, understated design
  • Up to a week of battery life


  • Workout UI isn’t user-friendly
  • Need multiple companion apps on your phone
  • No LTE model
  • Lack of non-fitness apps

The Garmin Venu 2 Plus is a great all-rounder if you’re on the market for a smartwatch that focuses on health and fitness. It’s ideal for runners and cyclists, with custom multi-week workout plans available, accurate HR readings and impressive GPS performance – even in built-up city streets.

It’s not just for runners though, also capable of tracking everything from rowing to golfing and skiing, and the new animated yoga and pilates exercises are a nice touch.

With a microphone and speaker it offers on-demand virtual assistant requests and the ability to take calls mid-run without reaching for your phone. The only downside is that, without LTE, you’ll need a Bluetooth-connected smartphone nearby.

However, if you’re not much of a fitness fanatic and you’re after something that’ll run your favourite apps, provide smart home shortcuts, and more, you’d be better off looking elsewhere, as the vast majority of apps are fitness-focused

Read our full

Garmin Venu 2 Plus review

10. Amazfit GTS 4 Mini – Best on a budget


  • Lovely design
  • Great range of health features
  • Strong battery life
  • GPS


  • Few third-party apps
  • No NFC
  • Not the most accurate tracker

There’s no denying that the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini is a great looking compact smartwatch, with a sleek, slim, and comfortable design that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Apple Watch.

It also benefits from brilliant two-week battery life, among the longest of any smartwatches, despite the fact that it’s also among the cheapest and smallest.

The downsides are that third-party app support is limited, so really this sits halfway between a full smartwatch and a simple tracker. That tracking can also be slightly less reliable than the competition, so to some extent you get what you pay for.

Still, it’s sufficient for basic tracking, as is the larger Amazfit GTS 4 and the similar (but circular) Amazfit GTR 4.

Read our full

Amazfit GTS 4 Mini review

Buying guide to smartwatches


Why do you need a smartwatch?

There’s an interesting theory that smartwatches are to the smartphone what wristwatches were to the pocket watch. Picture the way the average gentleman used to have to rummage through his pocket for his watch prior to the 20th century. Now skip forward 100+ years and the average smartphone user still has to dive into their pocket to check their phone.

The kicker now is that your smartphone holds far more information than a pocket watch ever did, all of which is still locked into your pocket.

Smartwatches aren’t for making phone calls – although some can – instead, they (among other things) provide a quick and easy way to check your phone’s notifications, so you can decide whether it’s worth delving into your pocket or searching around your bag to fetch your smartphone and properly action anything.


What makes a good smartwatch?

When testing for the best smartwatch, the important factors to consider are ‘how many of your smartphone’s functions can it perform?’, and ‘how well does it handle each task?’, the final attribute is obviously style – it’s still bling after all.

You’ll also want to make sure it’s compatible with your smartphone – some are only for iPhone or Android while others support most phones.

If you’re an Android user then a Wear OS smartwatch is the obvious choice, while iPhone users should probably start by looking at an Apple Watch – but there are alternatives.

Fitbit watches still run their own operating system (despite being owned by Google) and so will work well with iPhones too – and even some Wear OS watches are compatible with iOS too. Meanwhile other manufacturers like Amazfit and Huawei also run their own software, and often work well with both types of phone.

Fitness fans will want to look for a device with a heart rate monitor and built-in GPS, even though they often can’t compare to a chest-worn monitor in terms of accuracy. Many also come with NFC which can be used for contactless payments, via services like Google Pay.

We consider the important factors of a smartwatch to be level of notification detail, battery life, style, water resistance, device compatibility and additional features, such as microphones and WiFi support. Find out how we test wearables for more information.


What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker?

The difference between smartwatches and fitness trackers is a bit of a grey area – after all, most fitness trackers also double as watches, and many include smart features.

To draw the line we factor in how a manufacturer positions its product, but for the most part the main question is how smart the device is. If all it can do is record exercise then it’s a fitness tracker, but if it also allows you to install apps, take phone calls, and check notifications, then we’re more likely to consider it a smartwatch.

This is really why this ranking doesn’t currently feature any Fitbit smartwatches. We reviewed both the Sense 2 and Versa 4, but found that both have had their smart features stripped back so much that they’re difficult to recommend as smartwatches in their own right.

The lines are always blurry though, so make sure to check out our fitness tracker round-up to see more options.


What about hybrid watches?

There are two types of smartwatches around at the moment: those with a colourful touchscreen – similarly to what you’d find on your phone – and those which combine a regular analogue watch with smart features.

These are known as ‘hybrid’ smartwatches; some have the smart bits almost completely hidden, while some give you information via a small integrated display (the Withings ScanWatch is a good example of a hybrid watch).

While a fully-fledged smartwatch can do a lot more, that juice-guzzling screen results in shorter battery life. Hybrid watches benefit from longer battery life with some even having separate cells for the watch and smart features. Since they’re not true smartwatches, you’ll find hybrid watches from Withings and others in our separate fitness tracker chart.

Author: Dominic Preston, Deputy Editor

Tech Advisor’s Deputy Editor, Dom covers everything that runs on electricity, from phones and laptops to wearables, audio, gaming, smart home, and streaming – plus he’s a regular fixture on the Tech Advisor YouTube channel.

Best Buy kicks off this weekend’s three-day sale with deals on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Google Pixel Watch, and more

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Get Chromebooks as low as $150, Galaxy Buds as low as $90

Official dates haven’t been announced yet, but history tells us we are still about a month out from Amazon Prime Day. The online retailer’s shopping holiday has become one of the biggest events of the summer, offering thousands of deals on a wide range of products. It’s Best Buy, though, that is kicking off the savings-fest this weekend with a three-day sale that includes notable discounts on everything from the Samsung Galaxy S23 to the Pixel Watch, and even some of our favorite Chromebooks. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite deals below.

HP Chromebook 14a

If you’re a student on a budget, or you just need an inexpensive laptop for your daily emails and web browsing, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal right now than this HP Chromebook 14a. It’s not going to give you benchmark-breaking performance, but it has all the features you’d want, including an HD webcam for video calls, a nice big touchpad with multi-touch support, and a plethora of ports — including an HDMI port for easily connecting to a TV or display. It also has impressive battery life of up to 14 hours, and it can fast-charge from 0% to 50% in just 45 minutes.

Source: HP

HP Chromebook 14a

$150 $300 Save $150

There’s a lot to like about the HP Chromebook 14a, especially at this discounted price. It has a True Vision HD camera for video calls, an HDMI port for connecting to a TV or monitor, fast charging, and an impressive 14 hours of battery life. What more could you want for just $150?

$150 at Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Wireless Earbuds

In the overwhelming sea of wireless earbud options, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live stand out for a few reasons. They offer bright sound with extra bass, excellent voice call quality thanks to three microphones and a bone conduction sensor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. You also get ANC, fun colorways like blue and bronze, and a surprisingly secure and comfortable fit, thanks to the Live’s unique kidney bean shape. We like these Galaxy Buds at their normal price of $150, so we obviously love them at $60 off.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are a great pair of mid-range wireless earbuds, and today’s deal nearly pushes them into budget territory. They offer bright sound, great voice quality for phone calls, and their unique bean shape makes them super comfortable.

$150 at Best Buy

OnePlus Nord N30 5G

There is a lot to like about the recently-released OnePlus Nord N30 at its $300 price point. It has a bright 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and it packs enough performance to play your favorite games. There’s also a 108MP rear camera with 3x lossless zoom, and OnePlus continues to offer some of the fastest charging available — 30 minutes will get you close to 80%. The N30 looks even more enticing with these Best Buy offers. For starters, you’ll get a free $30 Best Buy e-Gift Card with purchase, and then if you are willing to activate today, Best Buy will knock $100 more off the price tag.

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OnePlus Nord N30 5G

Free $30 Best Buy GC

$100 off with Activate Today

$200 $300 Save $100

The just-launched OnePlus N30 has a lot to offer for those in the market for a budget Android phone. It has a big, bright 120Hz display, plenty of performance, and ultra-fast wired charging. The package looks even more impressive with Best Buy’s Activate Today price and free gift card promotion.

$200 at Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is the premium pick in our roundup of the best Android phones in 2023, and it’s not hard to guess why. From the excellent build quality and materials to the beautiful 6.8-inch AMOLED display and the amazing camera array, no expense was spared in the making of this year’s Ultra. It also offers incredible performance, impressive battery life given its capabilities, and it even comes with an S-pen for all of your note-taking or adult coloring book needs. The only real complaint on the handset is its high price tag, which Best Buy helps nullify a bit with a hefty discount — $225 off, whether you activate today or not.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

$1000 $1200 Save $200

If you want the absolute best Android phone on the market right now, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is it. It has a large, stunning AMOLED display, all the performance you could ever need, and an S Pen stylus for taking notes or doodling. Its only downside is the high price tag, so any chance of a discount is worth jumping at.

$1000 at Best Buy

Google Pixel Watch

The Google Pixel Watch is Google’s long-awaited, first entry into the smartwatch space. It features a premium, high-end design, with a stainless steel casing (most wearables use aluminum), as well as the company’s pure vision for Wear OS. There’s also deep Fitbit integration for tracking activities and workouts, as well as top-end features like the ability to take your ECG and track your sleep. Since the Pixel Watch typically runs a little more pricey than other smartwatches, we love finding it on discount. Best Buy right now is taking $50 off the Wi-Fi model, and $70 off the LTE.

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Google Pixel Watch

For a stylish Android smartwatch with a premium build, look no further than the Google Pixel Watch. It has deep Fitbit integration for tracking your workouts, and Google’s own version of Wear OS. The retail price is a little high, so we always recommend grabbing it while it’s on discount.

$350 at Best Buy

Google Nest Doorbell Wired

There are a lot of smart doorbell cameras to choose from these days, but if you already use one or more Google products, you should really consider the Google Nest. It has fast and reliable notifications for motion and event alerts, it’s smart enough to tell the difference between people, pets and packages, and it has a stylish design.

This is the newer wired version of the Nest, which is 30% smaller than its predecessor, sports an improved camera, and can connect to your existing doorbell wiring. Yes, installing a wired doorbell can be a bit more complicated than a wireless one, but the benefits of having an always-on, always-recording doorbell, with no batteries to swap or recharge make it worth it. Best Buy is taking a modest $30 off, but we don’t see sales on this model very often.

Google Nest Doorbell (Wired)

$150 $180 Save $30

The Google Nest Doorbell (Wired) is a great smart doorbell for those already in the Google ecosystem, or anyone who doesn’t want to mess with batteries. It has a stylish design, fast, intelligent alerts, and we really like it at $30 off.

$150 at Best Buy

Lenovo Flex 3i Gen 8 Chromebook

The Lenovo Flex 3i Gen 8 is another Chromebook we like for students and other budget-conscious shoppers, as it offers plenty of bang for its buck. There’s enough power here to do school work, keep in touch with friends and family, and even kick back and binge your favorite show — the rotating touchscreen display, HDMI port, and built-in card reader make this a great machine for consuming content. The Flex 3i Gen 8 has only been out for a few weeks, so we love that Best Buy is already offering a $70 discount on it.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i (Gen 8, 12.2″)

The Lenovo Ideapad Flex 3i Chromebook (Gen 8) continues the line’s tradition of agile, ultra-portable, 2-in-1 Chromebooks. It has a 12.2″ multi-touch screen that can rotate 360-degrees, and offers plenty of features for its discounted price tag.

$349 at Best Buy

As you can imagine, deals are going to start ramping up over the next few weeks with Father’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Prime Day all incoming, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of this weekend’s discounts. There are some great prices here, and they may not be around for long. Best Buy’s sale ends Sunday.

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Everyone is probably familiar with the Apple Watch.

If you’re a proud iPhone owner, choosing the best smartwatch is easy.

There is currently no smartwatch that complements your iPhone better than the Apple Watch. 🙌

But what about the Android mobile phone ?

The good news is that has a large variety of smartwatches waiting for you here. 🥳

Bad news: not much choice not at all makes it easier to decide .

We have carefully studied the best smartwatches for Android in in our big review.

Find the right smart watch for Android phones here! 👇

Today we will talk about it:

  • The best smart watch for Android
  • What makes Android smart watches different?
  • What operating systems does the watch have?
  • What to look for when buying?

Best Smartwatch for Android – Our Winners:

What’s different about Android smartwatches?

Receive notifications, receive and messages , make phone calls and listen to music – all this is not a problem with modern Android smartwatches.

Plus you get:

  • Numerous fitness features
  • Wide support for your sport
  • Valuable information about your health

But the well-known Apple Watch can do it too.

How is this wearable different from the Apple Watch Series ? 🤔

Info: By the way, we tested the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 here.

The perfect complement to your Android phone

As the name suggests, the Android smart watch is the perfect complement to your Android phone ! 🥳

wearable operating system is compatible with all android phones from different manufacturers.

Huawei Watch GT 3

The only requirement is that your mobile phone must have installed on a relatively recent version of the Android operating system.

Version depends on corresponding smart watch android.

Tip: when purchasing, please make sure that your mobile phone has the required operating system version installed.

What is the difference between Android Smartwatch and Apple Watch?

You might be wondering what is the difference between Android Smartwatch and Apple Watch.

Don’t wearable devices have the same or at least similar functions? 🤔

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In general, gadgets differ slightly in functionality from .

Only special sports watch, for example, from Garmin or Polar, is focused primarily on to multi-sport support and less on integration of intelligent functions.

Information: By the way, here you will find an overview of the best fitness watches.

The difference lies in the operating system !

Apple Watch can only use with iPhone. 🍎

But android smart watch is usually compatible with both phones based on iOS and smartphones based on Android.

Warning: there are exceptions. Some Android smart watches cannot be paired with iPhone.

Is buying an Android smart watch for iPhone justified?

In general, there is nothing wrong with to use android smart watch with iPhone.

But in this case, not all functions are available to you! ⚠️

For example, messages from iPhone can only be answered with using Apple Watch.

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This feature is not available when using the Android smart watch.

Info: By the way, here we tested the best Apple Watches and the best Apple Watch alternatives.

  • The best smartwatches for Android


    Galaxy Watch 5

    Price from &nbsp
    17.000 ₽

    The latest smart watch from Samsung! With new smart features and great design.


    Galaxy Watch 5

    The latest smart watch from Samsung! With new smart features and great design.

  • Best-seller


    Galaxy Watch 4

    Price from &nbsp
    12.000 ₽

    High quality smart watch for Android smartphones.


    Galaxy Watch 4

    High quality smart watch for Android smartphones.

What operating system does the android smartwatch have?

When it comes to smartphones, humanity is divided into two big camps: Apple or Android.

With smart watches, the situation is somewhat different.

Here you will find Apple Watch, as well as many different smart watches on Android with different operating systems .👇

Smart watches with Android operating system (Wear OS)

Numerous smartphones run the Android operating system from Google.

Analog for smart watches is Google Wear OS.

Good to know: until 2018 the operating system was called Android Wear . 💡

All popular Google apps are present

Google Maps, Google Pay, Google Assistant… – Wear OS Android smartwatches also come with popular Google apps ! 🥳

In addition, other applications can of course be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Today, many popular apps, such as the Spotify app, are already optimized for smart watches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

In addition, wearable devices regularly receive software updates (for approximately 3 years).

Information: if you want to make contactless payments using their android smart watch, they must have built-in chip NFC . Here we have tested the best NFC smartwatches.

Which Android smartwatch comes with Wear OS?

Which manufacturers actually offer Android smartwatches with Wear OS by Google ? 🤔

Here we have selected such smart watches for you:

  • Samsung (starting with Galaxy Watch 4)
  • Mobvoi (TicWatch)
  • Fossil
  • Michael Kors

Attention: starting from from Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung wearables are only compatible with Android phones. They cannot be used with iPhone. ⚠️

Previously wearable devices ran Tizen’s proprietary operating system.

And starting with Galaxy Watch 4, the Google operating system is used.

Here you will find our detailed review of the best Samsung smartwatches.

Sports watch with its own operating system

Manufacturers Garmin and Polar specialize in producing high quality sports watches.

This fitness watch is particularly convincing thanks to its detailed workout recording. 🏃🏼♀️

With the help of a dedicated fitness watch, you can quickly and effectively improve your athletic performance.

The Fitbit also offers high quality fitness trackers. But analysis of here is less detailed, than Garmin or Polar.

Info: The best fitness watches are, of course, waterproof. 🙌

But whether it’s Fitbit, Garmin or Polar – the models of these manufacturers have one thing in common:

They all come with own operating system !

popular Google Apps is not available here. But there are usually good alternatives to from third party manufacturers.

Info: High quality sports watch is compatible with both and Android and iPhone !

Other smart watches for Android phones with own operating system

In addition to Garmin and Co, there are many other manufacturers that are equip their wearable devices with their own operating system.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Huawei
  • Xiaomi

  • Amazfit
  • Samsung (up to and including Samsung Galaxy Watch 3)

This smartwatch can be used with both Android and iOS.

Beware of very cheap models

Different inexpensive smart watch based on Android .

They are often very similar to top models from Samsung and Co.

But we recommend caution. ⚠️

These Android smartwatches often get software updates only for a short time, or models completely disappear from the market.

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    TicWatch Pro 3

    Price from &nbsp
    17.000 ₽

    New and high quality smart watch with Google Wear OS operating system.


    TicWatch Pro 3

    New and high quality smart watch with Google Wear OS operating system.

  • The best sports smartwatches


    Fenix ​​7

    Price from &nbsp
    67. 000 ₽

    This state-of-the-art fitness watch offers comprehensive support during your workouts, as well as a host of analysis tools.


    Fenix ​​7

    This state-of-the-art fitness watch offers comprehensive support during your workouts, as well as a wealth of analysis tools.

What the best smartwatches based on Android are capable of

Of course, the most important thing when buying smartwatches is the compatibility of with an android phone. 🤖

But if you are not going to buy an Apple Watch, the issue of compatibility has already been resolved.

But this, of course, is not all that you should pay attention to when buying !

Further, we would like to consider other criteria together with you. 🙌

Info: Find detailed buying tips in our roundup of the best smartwatches.

Attention: some functions can only be accessed in combination with smartphone from the same manufacturer.

This is the case, for example, with Samsung models.

Here, the ECG and blood pressure functions can only be used in combination with a Samsung smartphone.

Therefore before buying good think what kind of functions you need. 👇

Support during workouts

Of course, the best android smartwatch also supports you during sports activities.


  • Preset workouts
  • Create your own training plans
  • Tracking and analysis of your fitness data

Tip: Fitness watches from Garmin and Polar offer particularly good support.

Garmin Fitness Watch

Info: If you want to take your smartwatch swimming, it must be waterproof.

Monitor your health data

Even when you are not exercising, the best android smart watch records your activity:

  • Pedometer
  • Floor counter
  • Calorie counter
  • Distance traveled
  • Pulse measurement
  • Heart rate measurement

Thanks to the built-in GPS tracker, wearables can track your activity particularly accurately.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Depending on the model, the watch may have other functions:

  • Stress measurement
  • Energy reserves for the coming day
  • ECG
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Sleep monitor
  • Body composition measurement (BIA analysis)

Info: Click here to see the test winners for smartwatches with ECG and blood pressure measurement.

Smart watch for android: many smart functions

Smart watch for android not only support you while doing sports .

In addition, they offer many smart features:

  • Receive notifications
  • Reply to messages
  • Telephone function
  • Music control
  • Contactless payment
  • Voice assistant (Alexa, Google Assistant, etc.)
  • Navigation

In this way, the smart watch can optimally complement your Android smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Info: With a smart watch with built-in LTE , you can surf the Internet , receive messages and make phone calls regardless of your mobile phone.

If you want to leave your mobile phone at home and make phone calls or listen to music on your Smartwatch, we recommend using Bluetooth wireless headphones .

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    Airpods Pro

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    High-quality Bluetooth headphones from Apple.

    Airpods Pro

    High quality Bluetooth headphones from Apple.

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Buds Pro

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    High quality Bluetooth headphones from Samsung.


    Galaxy Buds Pro

    High quality Bluetooth headphones from Samsung.

Android smart watch battery, display and design

When buying an android smart watch, not only its characteristics are important.

Also important are battery , display and design model. 👇

Android smart watch with long battery life

As for battery life, then many smart watches show rather low results.

In particular, the Wear OS consumes quite a lot of power due to its many smart features. 🔋

Usually such smart watches have to be recharged in a day.

Huawei Watch GT 3

In contrast, a high-quality sports watch from Garmin or Polar scores with longer battery life.

Models can run for several days or even weeks, before they have to be connected to the mains again. 🥳

Android smart watch display: AMOLED or OLED

Most Android smart watches are equipped with a high quality AMOLED or OLED display.

This screen provides especially high contrast and good readability . 🙌

Info: With different watch faces (digital watch faces) you can customize the look of your Smartwatch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Most modern smartwatches are equipped with touch screen with Always On function. This means that you can always read the display of your wearable device.

Most modern smartwatches are also waterproof . Therefore, they can not be removed, even when you shower. 🙌

Smart watch design based on android

Ultimately, an Android smart watch is, of course, also a fashion accessory .

Therefore, it is important that the android watch also looks good.

Luckily, you can find in many different designs of for both men and women.

Tip: small smart watch Android looks especially good on narrow women’s wrists. Large models with physical bezel are more suitable for men.

Garmin Fenix ​​6

There are many different replacement straps available for most android smartwatches.

For sports, for example, the silicone strap is best suited. For an elegant dinner, a leather or stainless steel strap is better. 💃

Information: By the way, here we have tested the best smart watches for men. Many of these wearables come with a physical bezel.

  • Best Fitbit smartwatches



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    High quality smartwatch with many fitness features and ECG capability.



    High quality smartwatch with many fitness features and ECG capability.

  • The best sports smartwatches


    Fenix ​​7

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    This state-of-the-art fitness watch offers comprehensive support during your workouts, as well as a wealth of analysis tools.


    Fenix ​​7

    This state-of-the-art fitness watch offers comprehensive support during your workouts, as well as a wealth of analysis tools.

Best android smart watch – our conclusion and review

A smartwatch that fits your android phone like a glove…

Do such smartwatches really exist? 🧐

This is exactly what we wanted to find out in our review of the best Android smartwatches.

So what?

We are delighted with smart gadgets! 🥳

Smart watch fits Android phones very well:

  • Wide support during sports
  • Multiple health monitoring functions
  • Intelligent functions
  • Many different models and designs

In the end, there is only one thing left to say:

If you have a Android phone, we can definitely recommend this smart watch to you. 🚀

  • The best smartwatches for Android


    Galaxy Watch 5

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    The latest smart watch from Samsung! With new smart features and great design.


    Galaxy Watch 5

    The latest smart watch from Samsung! With new smart features and great design.

  • economical purchase


    Watch GT 3

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    Modern and chic smart watch for Android and iPhone. Huawei

    Watch GT 3

    Modern and chic smart watch for Android and iPhone.

  • Best Fitbit smartwatches



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    High quality smartwatch with many fitness features and ECG capability.



    High quality smart watch with many fitness features and ECG capability.

Table of Content

Best Android Smartwatch – Our Winners:

What makes an Android smartwatch different?

What operating system does the android smartwatch have?

What the best Android smartwatches can do

Battery, display and design of Android smartwatches

Best android smartwatches – our conclusion and review 4

  • Which smartwatches are compatible with Samsung?

    In general, all smartwatches, except for Apple Watch Series models, can be used with a Samsung mobile phone. Of course, Galaxy watches are the best fit. In combination with a Samsung smartphone, they also offer an ECG and blood pressure measurement function.

  • Can I use my Apple Watch with an Android phone?

    Apple Watch cannot be used with Android phones. Apple smart watch is only compatible with iPhone.

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    10 Android Smartwatch Apps Everyone Can Use



    January 6

    They will help you monitor your health, plan your day and use your smartphone remotely.

    1. Wear OS by Google

    This is the official Google smartwatch app for all users. If it is not preinstalled on your gadget, then you should definitely download it. It contains the most common functions that you may need during the day. There is a voice assistant and Google Calendar with meeting and appointment notifications. In addition, a section with a fitness tracker and health recommendations is available.

    Through the application, you can receive incoming calls and messages, view shopping lists compiled on your smartphone, add events to your calendar, and much more. For Wear OS by Google, a large number of interface design themes are available – you can choose to your taste.


    Price: Free

    2. Google Maps

    Google Maps will help you navigate in unfamiliar cities or areas. On a smart watch, you can quickly view a given route and nearby streets without taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

    A smart watch with a GPS module will work with Maps offline, without being tied to a phone. You can use voice commands to get directions.


    Price: Free

    3. Todoist

    Todoist is popular on smartphones, but it can also be used on smartwatches. The application will allow you to streamline your day with the help of planning. Here you can set one-time or regular tasks, sort tasks by importance, add projects and deadlines, save meeting reminders with other users, and much more.

    The program shows information about your performance and gives you tips to improve your productivity. Todoist can be synced with Gmail, Google Calendar, and other apps.


    Price: Free

    4. IFTTT

    IFTTT works on the principle of “if this happens, then you should execute the specified scenario.” For example, you can automatically start music when an alarm goes off. Or connect Telegram with Gmail and send messages to several services at once. There are a huge number of variations for combining scenario blocks.

    Using the application, it will also be possible to connect the gadget with smart home systems. All algorithms can be configured using your watch.


    Price: Free

    5. Google Fit

    This application helps you plan your workouts and nutrition schedule, and then monitor your physical activity. Also, through Google Fit, you can monitor the quality of sleep and wake up the user at the right time.

    Google Fit comes in handy with a pedometer, calories burned, and heart rate monitoring. The application can work in conjunction with other similar programs and synchronize data with them.


    Price: Free

    6. Adidas Running

    Adidas Running is suitable for running and cardio workouts. The application is not limited to basic modes, it can be used to track performance during dozens of different types of activities – from simple walking to cycling. The program records the routes traveled, the time spent, the speed of movement and the calories burned. Detailed graphs help you view training statistics.


    Price: Free

    7. Sleep as Android

    Sleep as Android monitors the quality of your sleep, gives tips to improve it, and helps you wake up at the right time. To turn off the alarm, you will have to solve a mathematical problem or enter a captcha. In addition, the application can play relaxing music for falling asleep.

    The program has a snore control function and a recording of conversations in a dream. The application can interact with Philips smart lamps. For example, the program will turn on the light when it’s time for you to get up, or turn it off when you fall asleep.


    Price: Free

    8. Wear Audio Recorder

    A simple and easy to use voice recorder on your smart watch. Recordings can be marked with geolocation and tags can be added to them. The application can work in noise reduction mode and start recording automatically immediately after launch. Saved files can be easily uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox.


    Price: Free

    9. Camera Remote

    Camera Remote allows you to remotely control your smartphone’s camera via Bluetooth. The application is useful for those who want to get unusual photos from difficult angles. Also, with the help of this program, you can use a smart watch for remote video surveillance via a mobile phone.

    Another useful feature of the Camera Remote is to remotely turn on the flash in flashlight mode. It is useful if you need, for example, to find a lost phone.


    Price: Free

    10. Glide

    Communication application that allows you to record and send short videos, as well as text and voice messages.