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

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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

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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.

Fossil Gen 5 specs:

  • Display: 1.3-inch AMOLED
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: At least 24 hours
  • IP rating: 5ATM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light, gyroscope, heart rate, microphone, NFC, GPS

Check out our full review to learn more about the Fossil Gen 5.

Skagen Falster 3: Same as the Gen 5, but different

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The Skagen Falster 3 fixes all the performance and battery issues that plagued the first two Falster smartwatches. It has essentially the same specs as the Fossil Gen 5 (above), as well as its fantastic custom battery modes that really help it eke out as much battery as possible. There’s also a built-in speaker, so you can hear Google Assistant talk to you and answer phone calls directly on the watch through Bluetooth.

If I had one complaint, it’d be that this watch is too expensive. So is the Gen 5, but the Falster 3 rarely sees discounts.

Skagen Falster 3 specs:

  • Display: 1.3-inch OLED
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: At least 24 hours
  • IP rating: 3ATM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light, gyroscope, heart rate, microphone, NFC, GPS

Check out our full review to learn more about the Skagen Falster 3.

Suunto 7: The best Wear OS watch for fitness tracking

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Suunto is new to the smartwatch space, and its first offering, the Suunto 7, is a solid first try.

For starters, it’s the best smartwatch you can buy from Suunto, and it’s absolutely the best Wear OS watch for fitness. You get access to Suunto’s wonderful Heatmaps feature, a super cool Heatmaps watch face, and the watch syncs with Suunto’s smartphone app.

However, fitness and health stats are split up between the Suunto app and Google Fit, which is frankly a big misstep. The heart rate sensor is also not up to par with some other GPS fitness watches. This might not be the watch for diehard Suunto users.

Even with its caveats, the Suunto 7 is a solid Wear OS smartwatch, and definitely one of the best Wear OS watches you can buy today.

Suunto 7 specs:

  • Display: 1.39-inch OLED
    • 454 x 454 resolution
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: Two-day battery life
  • IP rating: 5ATM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light, gyroscope, microphone, heart rate, NFC, GPS

Check out our full review to learn more about the Suunto 7.

Moto 360 (2019): One of the best for battery life

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A company called eBuyNow resurrected the iconic Moto 360 line with a new Wear OS device in 2019. The Moto 360 (2019) is a fantastic Wear OS smartwatch overall. The display, performance, and battery life are all top-notch and exactly what you’d want out of a modern Wear OS watch.

Any negatives? Yeah. It’s pricey at $350 without offering more than Fossil’s options. The charging puck is also pretty bad. If you like the design, though, you should consider picking one up. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.

Moto 360 (2019) specs:

  • Display: 1.2-inch AMOLED
    • 390 x 390 resolution
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Storage: 8GB
  • RAM: 1GB

  • Battery: 355mAh
  • IP rating: 3ATM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light, gyroscope, heart rate, microphone, NFC, GPS

Check out our full review to learn more about the Moto 360 (2019).


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:

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