Smartwatches are still a very new thing to a lot of people, and for good reason. You don’t absolutely need one to get through the day, and some of the best smartwatches are much too expensive for many folks out there. With that said, they are good for a lot of things. They can provide you with an easy way to get information, allow you to dismiss or reply to new messages without having to pull out your phone, and much more.

Now, we’ve already rounded up some of the best Android Wear watches and fitness trackers you can buy, but what about the other wearables that are worth considering? With so many smartwatches on the market, we understand choosing the right one can be a bit daunting. We’re here to help!

Here are the best smartwatches you can buy right now.

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.

LG Watch Sport

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Alongside the launch of Android Wear 2.0, Google and LG took the wraps off two new smartwatches to showcase the big update. The higher-end of the two is the LG Watch Sport, and it’s currently the best smartwatch you can buy right now.

The Watch Sport has basically every feature you’d want in a smartwatch – a big AMOLED display, built-in GPS, an optical heart rate monitor, LTE connectivity, an IP68 water resistance rating, as well as support for Android Pay. The main button on the right side of the device also acts as a way to scroll through menus in Android Wear, which allows for a much faster and more robust navigation experience.

It’s a bit pricey at $349, but we think it’s worth the money. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out our LG Watch Sport review attached below.

Specs

  • 1.38-inch POLED with 480 x 480 resolution, 348 ppi
  • Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage
  • 420 mAh battery
  • 45.4 x 51.21 x 14.2 mm, 89.4 g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance

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LG Watch Style

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As previously mentioned, the LG Watch Style was also unveiled alongside Android Wear 2.0. It’s not as feature packed as the Watch Sport, but it’s still a great option if you’re looking for a cheaper, less bulky smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0.

Unlike the Sport model, the Watch Style does not feature NFC for mobile payments, nor does it come with a built-in GPS, LTE connectivity or a heart rate sensor. While those omissions might seem like a big deal for some people, it’s worth noting that not everyone wants a big, bulky watch with a ton of features. The LG Watch Style is just that – a stylish, well-performing showcase for Android Wear 2.0 that doesn’t try to do too much. It’s a great smartwatch, and one you should definitely consider if the current crop of Android Wear devices are just too big for your wrists.

Specs

  • 1.2-inch POLED with 360 x 360 resolution, 299 ppi
  • Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage
  • 240 mAh battery
  • 42.3 x 45.7 x 10.79 mm, 46 g
  • IP67 dust and water resistance

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Samsung Gear S3

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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch from 2015 was a very impressive offering, and now the company is back with yet another pair of Tizen-powered smartwatches, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier! Featuring the same great rotating bezel, an all-new design and many more enhancements, these new wearables are definitely a step in the right direction.

Whether you’re looking for a more classy or sporty look, the Gear S3 line probably has something for you. The Classic model is geared towards folks who want to wear their watch to work or out on the town. It should be noted that the Classic version does not come with LTE connectivity, though, so you’ll need to be paired with a smartphone if you want to receive notifications on your wrist. If you’re looking for something a bit more rugged that features LTE connectivity, the Frontier version is the watch for you. Both models also come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, as well as big 380 mAh batteries and 1.3-inch Super AMOLED displays.

Specs

Samsung Gear S3 Classic

  • 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution, 278 ppi
  • 1.0 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 7270
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage
  • 380 mAh battery
  • Tizen
  • 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm, 59 g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance rating

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (LTE)

  • 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 resolution, 278 ppi
  • 1.0 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 7270
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage
  • 380 mAh battery
  • Tizen
  • 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm, 63 g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance rating

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Huawei Watch 2

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Overall, the Huawei Watch 2 is another good showcase of the capabilities of Android Wear 2.0, though there are some things you should know before buying one.

Android Wear 2.0 comes with a focus on fitness features, but unfortunately Huawei managed to simultaneously move too far in this direction and also fall short of it. It doesn’t come with a rotating side button for navigation, which is a shame as we really love the button on the LG Watch Sport. It does, however, come with great battery life and a stellar feature set otherwise.

The other thing you should know is that it’s not nearly as classy as the original Huawei Watch. Sure, there’s a Huawei Watch 2 Classic model that doesn’t look as outdoorsy, but it’s hard to compare to the elegant Watch.

At $349, the Huawei Watch 2 is an interesting device. In a world where the LG Watch Sport exists, it’s a bit harder to recommend this new Huawei device. However, if you love the look and aren’t turned away from the lack of rotating side button, this may be a good option for you.

Specs

  • 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390 x 390 resolution, 326 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of on-board storage
  • 420 mAh battery
  • 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm, 57 g
  • IP68 dust and water resistance

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Apple Watch Series 2

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I know, I know. This is an Apple product. And we only like Android products here, right?

Wrong-o.

The Apple Watch Series 2 is a really nice smartwatch that does exactly what it should. It’ll give you quick access to notifications, allow you to pay with your wrist, give you turn-by-turn directions, and it’s a decent fitness tracker. And in terms of design, it doesn’t feel like Apple cut too many corners with the overall look and feel of the device. Even the Sport model (the cheapest one of the bunch) feels like a well-built piece of hardware.

There are a few downsides to the Watch, though. Battery life isn’t stellar, and oftentimes the interface can get really confusing. It’s a solid second attempt at a smartwatch, sure, but Apple still has a lot of work to do.

The Apple Watch Series 2 is on the pricier side of the smartwatch landscape at around $369, but you might be lucky enough to find a refurbished model for less than that on Amazon or eBay.

Specs

42mm variant (aluminum):

  • 1.5-inch OLED Retina display with 390 x 312 resolution, 390 ppi
  • Apple S2 processor
  • watchOS
  • 42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm, 34.2 g (case only)
  • 50 m water resistance, ISO22810 rating

38mm variant (aluminum):

  • 1.3-inch OLED Retina display with 340 x 272 resolution, 340 ppi
  • Apple S2 processor
  • watchOS
  • 38.6 x 33.3 x 11.4 mm, 28.2 g (case only)
  • 50 m water resistance, ISO22810 rating

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So there you have it, our list of the best smartwatches on the market! Do you have any suggestions for us? What do you think is the best smartwatch out there? Be sure to sound off in the comments!

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  • Crappleislane

    I got Silver Gear S2 4g network

  • Grant Ding

    I really like that AA is willing to include other smartwatches, not just android compatible, but the Apple watch was a mess. The heart rate monitor didn’t work for most people with dark skin or tattoos on their wrists, and Apple didn’t even recall the giant batch of watches that had broken haptic motors, even though their so-called ‘taptic engine’ was one of the features they touted, claiming that it was way less annoying that having constant vibrations on your wrist.

    • tiger

      Dude, get a clue with what you wrote!! WTF are you even talking about?!

      • Grant Ding

        I’m saying that the Apple watch wasn’t even one of the best smartwatches of 2016, even though AA said it was… Learn to read.

        • Scr-U-gle

          Learn to try before shooting off your mouth.

          Best selling watch = Apple Watch
          Highest customer satisfaction = Apple Watch
          Best warranty = Apple Watch
          Best returns policy = Apple
          Longest support service = Apple

          I have dark skin and my watch reads my heart rate perfectly, and we all know the Apple Watch has the most accurate HR sensor of any consumer device.

          • Jon-Cameron Bates

            Your 5 statements for your argument are clearly all made up in your head. Just because sales are high doesn’t make it the best. It’s the sheep buying them because they believe all the bs. The warranty and returns policy is irrelevant to what makes a watch the best. Though a good returns policy is essential when you’ve bought something as cr@p as an apple watch.

      • Grant Ding

        Don’t shit all over me because you’re too lazy or illiterate to read.

    • God

      apparently, ur wrong, cuz apple watch JD Powers customer satisfaction award. zing!

      • Grant Ding

        Apparently, you don’t exist. And also, JD Powers customer satisfaction is incredibly biased because it literally asks consumers to rate their satisfaction (Anyone with an apple watch doesn’t realize how much is wrong with it (the batch of broken taptics engines, the hrm that doesn’t work on dark skin, the massive bulky design, the bulging optic sensor… Samsung’s been through several generations so anyone with the watch is critical of it, especially for 3rd party app support). And the average is 847 where apple scored a 852, so they’re not exceptional. And samsung kills is with fitness bands, 859 compared to an average of 829 so… JD Power’s is bs because you can’t trust consumers, especially an fanbases, to objectively rate their product?

        • God

          so many excuses so little time! LOL

          • Grant Ding

            Like what, the fact the JD Power’s isn’t reputable, and that even if it was the “Best smartwatch” is barely better than average?

          • Scr-U-gle

            I’ll give you some time to have a little read of what you have written and see how long it takes you to realise you should delete it.

        • Scr-U-gle

          great made up shit Dong, next you’ll be telling me how the Moro 360 barely got 12 months of software support.

          And why all drone wear only gets that ‘upto 18 months’?

          Funny how Samboom don’t update their gear wear either even though they are not tied to Googles orphan policy on this one!

          • Rodolfo

            Samsung does frequently update tizen on gear smartwatches. I’ve got both gear S and gear S2, and they are both supported, and have updates from time to time. Anyway, Apple watch is an inferior product, just it’s hard for an isheep to admit.

  • Avery Zeigler

    The pebble is the best. I’ve had it for over a year and I’m really impressed. The battery is AMAZING! Sometimes I forget it even has to be charged because it lasts so long, but it doesn’t let you forget! A reminder will go off when it’s below 10% and it will tell you how much longer it will last. I had one problem with it, and when I contacted them, they gave me a brand new watch before I even shipped my old one back!

    • Garett

      the original pebble was my first foray into the smartwatch industry. I absolutely loved it! it felt more reliable than either my Zenwatch Android wear or my gear s2 does. maybe it was the battery life, or that it had a pretty excellent app store. Even a year ago the quantity and quality of apps trounces Samsung’s tizen watch os. I am considering going back to a time steel for my next watch or the pebble time 3 possibly.

  • Martijn Ridder

    Is the LG urbane 2nd edition not getting any love ? Amazing watch, with amazing specs….display of 480×480, 4g lte, cool design, three hardware buttons, speaker and microphone….

  • Russell Spaulding

    What about the Zenwatch 2. Works great. Nice speakerphone. Less expensive. It retired my LG watch R.

    • Garett

      The Zenwatch 2 large model is my favorite smartwatch ever released. I love the design and im sad to see the Zenwatch 3 is succumbing to peer pressure in the industry and is going to be another indistinguishable round Android wear watch.

  • Steve Walters

    The LG Urbane 2 is better than all of these in my opinion. I have one, looks great and works incredibly well.

    • Datalore1

      The only thing i hate about it on the Verizon version is that you can’t use any other messaging application if you want it to properly receive calls and/ or messages to the watch. You also have to set Verizon Messages as the default on you phone. If you uninstall it out choose a different message app the watch immediately stops receiving/making calls and texts. This is very un-Android of Verizon and i don’t know it slipped by Google who had said Android wear is to not be loaded with that type of hindering bloat

  • Nancy

    Smartwatches are now available at a discounted price only below

  • Tommy Crosby

    I love my Pebble Time and for a second time, I backed the Pebble Time 2.

  • Abigél Ráhel

    I don’t understand .China brands why not use android wear?….Some China stuff build quality awsome but the OS…..

    • Ethan Campbell

      (I don’t like apple, and I’m trying to be as unbiased as possible)
      They want their operating system to be big. Currently, smartwatches are niche, with just Android wear, apple watch, Microsoft band, Tizen, and pebble. Niche products in niche places, and if it’s a nice product, profit, then expand to other areas using your reputation. That’s how letv/leeco got so big. It started with movie streaming, a bit like how Netflix functions, then went to other areas. Google started with search, then innovated so much, and bought so many companies, they call itself alphabet now. Xiaomi started with a launcher called miui, and expanded to lots of areas, from phones to drones. Apple. Apple made expensive computers, but the build quality was better than many windows computers, so people bought them, and liked them. They used their amazing reputation to sell the iPhone, and as you can see from the sales, it worked. It is now the top selling phone, although all android phones combined out number iOS devices. All of the companies I just listed started in niche areas, and expanded.

      • Garett

        they used innovation to sell the iPhone. The only other phone that featured a full touch screen at the time was the lg Prada. and that operating system suuuuucked.

        Apple made great hardware to run fully optimized software that Steve Jobs had been building since he owned NeXT.

        and btw, Android sales are gaining such a large portion of the market because of Android One. China has the largest growth in smartphone sales and many of those phones are Android. They cannot afford iPhones, hence the reason so many of the UI’s on their devices we see being released in the US mimic iOS. I will not buy another Huawei device running it’s Emotion UI because it’s iOS imitating trash

        • Ethan Campbell

          That’s true.

          • Garett Wolff

            And it also seems like the. Chinese got the hint since more and more US released phones are more stock Android.

            I sometimes regret selling my Honor 8 over my Axon 7 because the largest reason I did was EMUI 4.1. NOW that the Honor 8 has EMUI 5 it looks boooootyful! I absolutely love the black/shocking blue color scheme.

  • onstrike112

    I like my Pebble Time. It’s a great watch, and although I don’t get the advertised 7 days out of it, I don’t hate the battery life on it. I was considering a Sony Smartwatch 3 before I bought a refurbished Pebble Time (in red) on Groupon, and I’m glad I changed my mind in time to net it at a price of $69.99.

  • J_Grouchy

    Find me one that will not be obsolete after a decade and I’ll consider it.

    • Scr-U-gle

      The android ones become obsolete after 18 months.

      • DDD

        They’re not obsolete. They work perfectly.

        • Scr-U-gle

          You always try this nonsense!

          They lose support, because with ongoing Update-Gate, Google limit the software support cycle ‘upto 18 months’ for Andtoid wear as anyone who has even a passing interest in technology would know.

          It has been disgust at length on this site and I have been round and round tell you these limitations before with you just continuing to repeat lies at my facts.

          • DDD

            I always try it? I’m almost certain we haven’t had more than maybe one conversation. But you’re always on here using terrible logic trying to find any excuse to bash Android. My 20-month old smartwatch is going work perfectly fine. Oh wait? Is that one of those lies you’re speaking of? Will it completely crash if it passes 18 months old? :o

          • Scr-U-gle

            Will you ever see an update, didn’t think so.

          • DDD

            But will it be obsolete? No. Will it still perform it’s functions just as efficiently? Yes.

          • Scr-U-gle

            😂
            Efficiency, running virtually and being slow with alleged more resources, I can barely see to type with the tears of laughter running down my face.

            I suggest you look up the definition of obsolete.

          • DDD

            Wow, you actually think that’s going to run slowly because it’s not being updated? Really? What kinda stupid logic is that?

          • Scr-U-gle

            I never said that, but the fact remains, an unsupported device is obsolete.

            Androne is renown for getting slower as you use it because it is poorly coded.

            Androne has never been efficient, fact.

            Since when is dropping hardware support better than supporting hardware for five years?

            You truly are a deluded sucker.

          • DDD

            You have been and still are implying it. It’s not a fact that it’s obsolete, because the device still works as it should. It won’t get slower either. Newer devices being faster doesn’t make the older devices actually slow down you know.

            Clearly, you’re the deluded one if you keep yapping about things being obsolete without actually giving any sort of proper reasoning or evidence in spite of the ones against you.

          • Scr-U-gle

            I guess looking up the word obsolete is hard for you in your walled garden search, if it works at all. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79a608a2f27bd5d0a893eda51e19984d14014c23a8aed036767c93cb2b9cf4f8.jpg

      • Garett

        Aren’t you confusing Android wear with any OEM Android phone? Other than the Nexus, no phone gets more than a few updates and possibly ONE jump to a new os version.

        • Scr-U-gle

          The update cycle is ‘up to’ 18 months on andronewear, andronewear as a whole is again, ‘up to’ two years.

          Nexus get maybe two updates as they generally get them within a few months of the OS release.

          The rest are lucky to get one because they can take a year to rehash the software to their own flavour. Sony just updated a phone to last years version is a good example.

          • yankeesusa

            What’s funny is that even on the previous version of android my android watch does so much more than my iPhone 6s. siri alone can’t even touch Google now or Google assistant. when I use a phone I want it to be useful, not just to be able to say “I’m on the latest update” lol. my goodness, Apple marketing really works lol

      • yankeesusa

        Seriously, take a chill pill. We know you like Apple watch but why keep talking bad about a watch or watches you don’t use? I have a zen watch 2 and that’s still getting supported. Does that mean anything to you… probably not, you’re just busy trying to convince yourself that the amount of money you handed over to Apple was worth it.

    • coldspring22 .

      Nevermind a decade, Apple Watch is obsolete only after one year, including that loony gold plated Apple watch Edition!! Apple watch will even be more obsolete after Apple drops the turd!

      • BBMcQ

        The new Apple Watch OS is a bigger upgrade than the hardware upgrade in the Series 1/2. If anything, Apple Watches will be receiving way more upgrade cycles and support than any Android watches. Come on, we all know the gold watch was just for millionaires or celebs. I doubt Apple lost money on it…

      • Garett Wolff

        My first gen Apple watch runs circles around my outdated Zenwatch 2 paired to my pixel XL.

        So yes Scrugle was saying truths when he said Android wear and hardware running Android OS becomes obsolete in under two years. As the OS for Android update, many watches that don’t receive Android wear 2.0 do in fact slow down due to further regressed optimization between Android version on the phone and older Android wear versions running on the watch.

        My first generation Apple watch will run efficiently for another 2-4 years.

        • coldspring22 .

          Who cares? How many people actually wear a watch, nevermind a smart watch, never mind an Apple watch? Entire category product is extremely niche, and Apple watch even more niche. It’s very very hard to find any iphone user wearing an Apple watch. There are hundreds of iphone users I see everywhere, yet very very few have Apple watch. I can count in one hand all the Apple watch users I’ve seen in last month. Apple can rise and fall, but Apple watch won’t make a dent either way!

          • Garett Wolff

            Llllllllmao!!! You are hilarious man! Got me in stitches!!

            You do realize that the apple watch is THE ONLY SINGLE successful smart watch series to be yet released.

            Do you know how many people a day I work with who own cell phones? Well it’s 100% of them because my job literally is dealing in everything cellular, that includes wearables.

            Guess how many people in the past month I have seen wearing an Android Wear watch? 0! Guess how many apple customers I deal with use an apple watch? 1/4 and that number is quickly counting. We sell ~15 apple watches per day. We sell an average of 1 Android smartwatch a day….And the Android smartwatch is actually not androidwear at all. The gear S2/3 is the only thing Android consumers are interested in.

            I’ve literally seen THREE customers who own an androidwear watch without me being the sales consultant….The popularity between the apple watch and the entire force of androidwear is staggering.

            There’s very good cause for these numbers….Even the new LG style with wear 2.0 is garbage! I recently purchased it and it feels like it’s made out of the leftover material from the first gen pebble. Selling that for over $200, nay $115 is just not worth it. Androidwear 2.0 has some great things going for it, the new snapdragon chip is also snappy but the battery life and overall low quality and hardware excluded was massive misstep for LG and for Google android.

            I will be returning my “un”-style to either A) get the ZenWatch 3 and just keep it in the box until wear 2.0 comes to it or B) Save some money and take advantage of my accommodation for a $150 Moto G5plus (4GB/64GB). The latter is more than likely the better purchase. I’ve all but given up on Android wear if it were only not for the beauty on the ZenWatch 3 design.

          • coldspring22 .

            Another moronic ifanboy!! LAMAO!! How did those predictions about 90% of people wearing Apple watch by 2020 turning out??? Keep you head firmly embedded in Apple’s behind.. It’s Android all the way and you aren’t seeing any of it!!

          • tiger

            6 plus million Apple Watch sold over last 3 months ain’t bad. How does that compare to all of Swiss COMBINED? THINK about that for a moment dumbass.

          • Didacts

            the top 10 watches of the world has Apple watch in that list. And that’s just regular watches including smartwatches. So yes Apple watch is doing very well.

  • Crappleislane

    I got gear S3 and planning to upgrade to gear S3 because it comes with Samsung pay

    • Hunter Miller

      s2*

  • the Pebble watches are awesome!

    • jendrush

      Yes, Pebble is awesome. But it would be even better with Google Now voice support.

      • they may get there, probably. It’s available, just not baked in.
        There’s an OK Pebble Pebble App, and there’s a Translate app, 3rd party, but works…

    • Crumply Dump

      I own a pebble time. Now I want to upgrade to time 2. i bought it when they announced it. :(

      • i need a few extra arms for the Pebbles I have, lol :-)

    • JR

      Know when will time 2 official on sale?

      • Pebble 2 is on sale now, Time 2 will probably go on sale once the Kickstarter pledges are shipping

    • BBMcQ

      i’ve got a Pebble Classic, 70 bucks it cost me. Tells me when my phone rings or gets ANY notification. It’s more useful than many full feature smartwatches. 7 day battery, waterproof… nobody needs a touchscreen watch!

  • retrosurfer

    Including the apple watch? Boring. I’m not an apple hater.. It’s just boring. What about the Nixon Mission? That looks awesome!

    • <—- StopWithTheBS

      It’s fugly too.

    • BBMcQ

      Most useful smartwatch out there. I have a Pebble Classic only because I dabbled for 70euro to see if the smartwatch “thing” was worth buying into. I actually love how basic it is!

      • Hunter Miller

        The Apple watch is not the most useful watch

        • Garett Wolff

          *IS the most useful (and usable) smart watch. My 1st gen Apple watch is much quicker than my Zenwatch 2 which suffers from so much lag it’s almost unusable.

          • Hunter Miller

            That’s the ZenWatch have you tried any other Android wear watch?

          • Garett Wolff

            Yes. The 2ng gen Moto and the Moto sport. I work around them all day.

            The Moto 2nd gen was marginally quicker at certain things. But not enough to change my original post. The Apple watch is light and day better. The gear S2 is also much quicker, too bad the software crashes to where you can’t even use a downloaded watchface…If you can even find any useful apps before the “Samsung store” crashes.

  • Vincentius Phang

    so which of this can go underwater as deep as the iWatch 2? Seriously I want that feature.

  • Garett

    I have the Asus Zenwatch 2 & the Gear S2 Classic Verizon 3G model. Other than the cool features of being able to use the gear S2 as my private number when I want to turn my regular phone off on my days off, it really has a terrible app store and software support. The Samsung marketplace should have some decent apps by now but other than the standard few that come pre-installed and maybe 5-6 downloadable apps the rest of available software from tizen is complete trash. it’s almost as if there is no quality control AT ALL testing out the apps (that are in English). The functionality reminds me of using my Zenwatch on my iPhone 5s. it felt like a huge piece of the operating system was missing…

    I love my Zenwatch 2. The only down side’s is the poor battery life and no heart rate monitor. however I don’t really trust any smartwatch to have a reliable hr monitor yet. I only wish the Zenwatch 3 would keep its square design…

  • Snazykartik

    Guyz i m having s7 edge could you please suggest me a best smart watch for me. Is it good to go with gear s2 or zen2… plzzzzz suggest me

    • adgrant35

      want coolest features? Gear S2
      want best battery? Pebble
      want medium cost? Zen

      • Hunter Miller

        Coolest Features goes to the gear s3

  • James Darnell

    Fossil Q Founder? I have it.

  • spamgirl

    “You don’t absolutely need one to get through the day…”

    I absolutely could not get through my day without my Pebble Time Steel. I use it to know if I’m getting a call or text, and I never miss them anymore. I use it to convert things, like in the kitchen or when I’m doing business in the US (I’m Canadian). I can switch the watchface to have both my local time zone and my home time zone always available when I travel. I use it to send myself reminders. I use it to screen my calls. I use it to know if my phone battery is dying without having to dig it out of my bag or pocket. I use it to learn quick facts about things without having to type into my phone. I use it to know the weather. I use it to know when the next bus is coming. Heck, I even use it to pay for my coffee at Starbucks. I fear the day when it dies so much that I backed the Pebble Time 2. Honestly, I’m not sure how anyone gets by without a smart watch.

  • NN

    No matter how nice the apple watch is, it doesn’t work with Android phones. So it really doesn’t belong there, or is it for android fans who own an iPhone? 😂

    And BTW, you are missing a very important point regarding the Huawei watch. The sapphire glass. My Huawei watch screen hasn’t got a single scratch after 1 year….

    • Peter Balga

      Agree on Huawei, that watch should be on the list instead of the Apple one.

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  • Asiful Islam

    what happened why the Asus zenwatch is yet to review from the authority

  • Bruno

    I am surprised you don’t mention the fact that Pebble has been acquired by Fitbit and is ceasing all hardware business. Pebble watches are great devices but know that if you buy one now there won’t be any support any evolution of software. I think this should be mentioned in the article to let people know

    • This. I would mention that while it is a great watch for what it does. Users shouldn’t purchase it since there is no support whatsoever.

  • Avi Rosen

    ZenWatch 3???

    • Yami

      No heart rate or nfc at its price point is a huge fail.

      • Avi Rosen

        what’s a better watch at its price range?

      • Minh Chinh

        I too would like to see if there’s a better watch at that price range…

  • John Quincy Adams

    I, too, am surprised by the lack of love shown for ZenWatch 3 in this list. Given the fact it is just now coming out for the masses could be the reason why it is missing. ZW3 checks almost all the boxes for many of us. Stylish good looks, solid design, incredible feel on the wrist, new button features, integration with Fit, and other great things.

  • Sprytle

    I got the Gear s3 frontier last weekend, no LTE. Not gonna pay ATT another damn dime and I can still make and receive bluetooth calls and texts via watch. Reality for me is I’m never going to be that far from my phone for that long to need an LTE version. Anyhow, I like tizen much more than android wear on moto 360 I returned last year.

  • Sprytle

    I like the health tracking so far. I could use better battery life on gear gs3, Bluetooth always on, 40 minute run today with GPS on only for run while streaming downloaded podcast to Bluetooth headphones, no WiFi or nfc all day. Screen always on. Otherwise moderate use with notifications and a couple short calls and texts. So maybe I’m asking too much to be a 19% battery from 9am to 11pm.

  • Yami

    You forgot to mention the pebble wont get updates since they closed shop.

  • Confucius Say ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m looking forward to AA’s opinion on the Ticwatch 2. Coming from a few android wear watches, I absolutely love mine. The OS is great.

  • Garett Wolff

    Apple Watch is THE BEST. My original pebble was great and my Zenwatch 2 is great. The Samsung gear S2 was terrible with a non existent software development community. Gear also is not very compatible with non Samsung androids. My S2 is collecting dust (even though it is the 3G model), while I usually wear my Apple watch all the time, followed by my Zenwatch for work to demo.

  • Scr-U-gle

    So far behind with NFC payments, what are you luddites doing back in the 90’s?

  • ian hanson

    I am a huge fan of Gear S3 for productivity.

    I want to leave my phone behind all the time. I can answer calls, navigate and pay.

    For typing I use Modality Watch Keyboard; it’s better than the default IMO.

    The health tracker is also decent, except when I get off the highway and it thinks I’m riding a bike!

    But it’s been tracking my walks, and at first I felt like a little kid with all the rewards (That was a great walk!) but I quickly got used to it and like it.

    I also like that I can have the watch face on all day. It drains the battery faster so that I need to charge every day, but that’s worth it because I don’t like to have a blank screen.

  • Mark Lynch

    Fitness trackers with some smartwatch traits are the hot item right now. People actually see a use for them and they don’t break the bank plus the battery lasts days.

  • Minh Chinh

    No love for the Zenwatch 3? Android Authority gave it a score of 8. And for those complaining about not having nfc and a heart rate monitor, I myself have managed fine without the heart rate monitor but wish it had nfc for android wear 2.0. But given the price and I quote, “The ASUS ZenWatch 3 is now available from various retailers for $229. That’s a great bargain for what ASUS has brought to the table.”

  • JHarley17

    minus the lack of googleish things the s3 wins hands down in my opinion, expesically if you have a Samsung phone. Solid watch that’s looks great. I would also put the gear S2 on the list. still a solid watch.

  • JHarley17

    sheepist watch as well. that’s why the other things are so high. Apple says but, you say how much.

  • Bravo Alpha

    why on Earth would you say the LG is better than the S3 Frontier??? AA must’ve been paid to write that crap.

  • yankeesusa

    For someone who really dislikes Google you sure do go out of your way to post on an android site. Seems like you have to justify to yourself that buying Apple was a good idea.

  • yankeesusa

    Huh, you might want to do some research, everywhere that nfc payments are accepted, both Apple and android pay work. But that doesn’t really matter, I can pay with Samsung pay wherever Apple pay doesn’t work. Please pause, think and then speak.