In the early days of Android Wear, there were only a few decent smartwatch options — mainly from Motorola and LG. Since then, the platform has been rebranded to Wear OS, and many other companies have joined the Wear OS party. We’re now seeing Wear OS watches come from fashion brands and watchmakers instead of smartphone OEMs. There are plenty of options out there, so we’ve rounded up our list of the best Wear OS watches you can buy.
The best Wear OS watches:
Editor’s note: We will update this best fitness trackers list as more devices come to market.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3: The best Wear OS watch
Mobvoi’s new TicWatch Pro 3 is the first smartwatch with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset. This, coupled with 1GB of RAM, makes for overall good performance and stellar battery life.
While some of the materials seem a little cheap, the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is still our pick for the best Wear OS watch you can buy.
- Display: 1.4-inch AMOLED + FSTN LCD display
- 454 x 454 resolution
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100
- Storage: 8GB
- RAM: 1GB
- Battery: 395mAh
- IP rating: IP68
- Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, ambient light, gyroscope, heart rate, microphone, NFC, GPS
Check out our full review to learn more about the TicWatch Pro 3.
Fossil Gen 5: An oldie but a goodie
Wear OS is in need of a revamp, but the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch makes the best of a strange software situation with excellent hardware and performance. It has 1GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3100 SoC, which means performance is great.
Also read: The best Wear OS watch faces
Even the software is a positive. Google hasn’t prioritized Wear OS as it should, but it’s nice to have quick access to Google Assistant, Calendar, and other Google apps. The new Tiles feature also impresses and makes navigation a bit easier.
The Fossil Gen 5 isn’t cheap, but that’s the price to pay if you want one of the best Wear OS smartwatches.
Why you should trust the editor
Not only does Jimmy Westenberg love wearables, he loves helping people find the right devices to suit their needs. He’s been our resident fitness reviewer at Android Authority since 2016, and in that time has reviewed dozens of fitness products and other wearables.
Through his rigorous testing of fitness products and deep knowledge of health devices and services, you can rest assured knowing Jimmy will give you honest recommendations. Looking for more brand-specific recommendations? Check out the following guides: