Artificial humans and toilet paper robots aren’t the only cool things to launch at CES 2020 — a lot of great new smartwatches made their debut, too. We saw smartwatches with ECG monitors, built-in trail maps, and a surprising amount of features for low price tags. Oh, I also found a certain smartwatch that I’m completely obsessed with. Read on to see the best new wearables at CES 2020.
Withings ScanWatch: Honest-to-goodness sleep apnea detection
The Withings ScanWatch is much more than a style upgrade, though. It has a built-in ECG that lets you take on-demand electrocardiograms, as well as an SpO2 sensor that measures your oxygen saturation levels overnight. Withings expects the ScanWatch to receive FDA and CE clearance soon, which is a big deal. When that happens, the ScanWatch will be the only medically certified hybrid smartwatch that can show early warning signs of sleep apnea and arrhythmia (AFib).
Suunto 7: Wear OS for serious athletes
We haven’t seen a true Wear OS watch for athletes since 2016’s Polar M600. Now, Suunto is throwing its hat into the ring with the Suunto 7. It’s big, packed with great fitness features, and isn’t overly expensive.
The Suunto 7 has a built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, and support for offline maps (that’s a big deal for hikers, bikers, and trail runners). This is a Suunto device, after all, so it also supports Suunto Heatmaps, frequently traveled paths by Suunto users, across 15 activities.
Battery life isn’t bad, either. Suunto says the 7 will last 12 hours in GPS mode or 48 hours with normal use. That’s pretty good for a Wear OS smartwatch.
You can work out with the Suunto 7 this January for $499.
Skagen Falster 3: Finally, a Skagen that will perform well
The Skagen Falster lineup has some of the prettiest Wear OS smartwatches, but they’re never the most powerful or longest lasting. That changes with the Skagen Falster 3. Skagen included the latest and greatest internals in its new watch: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and 1GB of RAM (that’s a lot for Wear OS). This should allow for a smooth, long-lasting performance. Skagen also threw in 8GB of music and app storage for good measure.
The company is also partnering with KYGO, the popular Norwegian DJ, for the release of the watch. All models come with an exclusive KYGO watch face, and there’s even an X by KYGO edition of the watch.
You’ll be able to buy the Skagen Falster 3 this January for $295.
Diesel Fadelite: The hottest watch at CES
The Diesel Fadelite isn’t the most powerful smartwatch (even by Wear OS standards), but it has one of the coolest colorways I’ve seen in some time. I am obsessed with this design. All four models — clear, blue, black, and red — are translucent, and they’re all light and comfortable to wear.
Diesel made it a point to slim down the Fadelite compared to the bulkier Axial, which was really only marketed to men. After trying it on, I could see how it’d look good on most people’s wrists.
New Fossil smartwatches: Gen 5, Hybrid HR, Sport
Fossil brought its usual deluge of smartwatches to CES 2020. Alongside the new Skagen Falster 3 and Diesel Fadelite, the company launched a new Fossil Gen 5 Garrett model, new Gen 5 Julianna colors, Fossil Sport Jelly styles, Hybrid HR Dive styles, and two new Hybrid HR Charter colors. Yeah, Fossil has had a busy CES.
Huami Amazfit T-Rex: Affordable, big, and rugged
Huami is in the business of making low-cost wearables, and its latest device is big, rugged, and cheap. The Amazfit T-Rex is a durable smartwatch with a MIL-STD-810G rating, 5ATM water resistance, a built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, and a battery that Huami says will last 20 days on a single charge.
Huami seemed to have cut corners on the design, but that’s due to the low price point. The Amazfit T-Rex is launching for just $139.90 — a decent price for what you’re getting here.
Huami Amazfit Bip S: A basic smartwatch that costs less than you’d expect
Huami makes good low-cost wearables, and it cemented its place in the market with the Amazfit Bip from 2018. Now, the company is back with an even lower-cost smartwatch that actually comes with some nice upgrades. The Huami Amazfit Bip S has a 5ATM water resistance rating, a battery that can last a very impressive 40 days, and a transflective display that’s great to read in direct sunlight.
You’re getting a surprising amount with the Bip S for just $70. That’s why this was a no-brainer to include on our list of best new wearables.
Coolpad Dyno 2: A solid kids smartwatch, now even better
Coolpad didn’t just unveil a super cheap 5G phone at CES, the company also announced a refresh to its popular smartwatch for kids, the Coolpad Dyno.
The Coolpad Dyno 2 comes with 4G LTE connectivity, location tracking, safe zones, and voice and text messaging. This time around, it also has an upgraded chipset with allows for smoother performance and better battery life.
The Dyno 2 arrives in April 2020 for $190.
This has been a pretty busy CES for wearables. There were certainly others at the show, but the list above represents what we think are the best new wearables at CES 2020. Thoughts? Which one are you most impressed with? Let us know, and be sure to check out more CES coverage below.