Smart Watches

Smartwatches are becoming more than just a way to get smartphone notifications on your wrist. The devices have to be everything in one: a fitness tracker, a wallet and even a phone.

Our top pick for most users is the non-cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 (starting at $329), which has a faster processor, barometric altimeter for measuring elevation, built-in GPS, water-resistance for swim-tracking, Siri and a suite of health and fitness features, thanks to watchOS 4.

Only choose the pricier $399 LTE version if you want to be able to use your watch without your phone — and you’re willing to pay $10 per month through your carrier for the convenience.

Apple’s health and fitness features really shine compared to other smartwatches, and the Series 3 is the best smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts.

Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch rivals the Apple Watch when it comes to exercise-tracking (and handily beats Apple on battery life and sleep analysis), but lacks the style, variety in size and price, and the full-fledged App Store that make the Apple Watch our top pick.

Samsung’s Gear Sport, a Tizen OS watch, is our favorite smartwatch for Android users. In addition to a very sleek design, the Gear Sport offers built-in GPS, heart rate sensor, water-resistance, a speaker, Samsung Pay support, plus a nifty rotating bezel for navigating the interface.

If you’re looking to get a smartwatch on the cheap, the Keoker smartwatch is our top pick among budget smartwatches under $100. Those are just a few of the dozens of smartwatches we’ve tested.

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