If you are using the best smartwatches in modern times then they are more than an extension of a smartphone because they work on standalone wearable technology.
As world leading tech companies like the Apple, Google, and Samsung have worked to meet the needs of niche markets such as fitness tracking, they’ve entered into an arms race.
Each generation of the smartwatch has had to outperform not only its own earlier iterations but also meet up to the latest versions of its rivals.
The disadvantage of this technology is that, when there are so many things in our consumerist economy, then the number of options for lead to choice overloads. Our goal in this article is to help you by simplifying your choices.
When, as you will read the entire article, then you can rank each watch by comparing that how well it meets your needs. Then the final selection can be made by cost, brand, additional features, and many more.
Best Smartwatches of 2021
APPLE WATCH 6:-
The Apple Watch Series 6 is the best Apple Watch up till now because it builds on everything we appreciated about the Series 5, starting from the always-on display to the collection of health features, with an even brighter screen and added blood oxygen (SpO2) reader.
In addition to this, the Apple Watch comes in colour for the first time which is the exclusive blue and Product Red finishes are absolutely eye-catching. While we wanted to see the Apple Watch improving its 18-hour battery life, the Series 6 does benefit from faster charging.
This shows, that you can completely juice it up in just 90 minutes, which comes in handy for wearing, instead of charging, it overnight. Yes, the Apple Watch 6 has a sleep tracker, too because of the watchOS 7.
In the previous year, the software updates have also included new watch faces, mobility metrics and an automatic hand-washing timer, as well as Apple Fitness Plus support along with watchOS 8.
SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH 3:-
As we all know that, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is one of the most stylish smartwatches around and also one of the most functional watch available today.
It is available in two sizes like the 41 and 45 mm as well as in LTE variants, so that you can leave your smartphone at home.
The rotating bezel of the watch makes navigating the watch’s interface easy and simple, while it also gives the access to thousands of watch faces which allows you to customize the display according to your liking.<
However, the Galaxy Watch 3 has a shorter, 2-day battery life as compared to the original Samsung Galaxy Watch, it introduces more music storage, FDA-approved ECG tracking and trip detection but it provides you features like the Samsung Pay for contactless payments and some good fitness features also.
The Fitbit Sense is the company’s top-shelf smartwatch which has come up with more advanced health and wellness features like the Versa line. However, it has an FDA approved ECG sensor and blood oxygen reading, but the Sense even has the ability to measure electro dermal activity and skin temperature.
This is one of the best Fitbits because it can work with both iOS and Android, and also comes with on-board GPS, a native app store, Alexa, etc.
No longer Fitbit is just a brand with products for tracking our steps but today the Fitbit devices like the Fitbit Sense show what it means to take a holistic look at our health.
SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH ACTIVE 2:-
As we all know that, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 can give Apple’s smartwatch a run for its money.
This happens because the Samsung’s watch works with both Android and iOS smartphones, and features a GPS, a heart rate monitor and LTE (after buying the premium version). It can automatically track your activity and sleep.
This watch has a circular design which is visually appealing, whether you get the 40mm or 44mm model. This watch is completely based on Samsung’s Tizen operating system, so this Galaxy Watch boasts other useful features like the Samsung Pay, on-board music via Spotify and heart health features.
It also includes a forthcoming ECG feature which has recently earned FDA approval. The best part about the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is that it is one of the best smartwatches for Android users because of its excellent battery life.
FITBIT VERSA 3:-
If you are looking for the best smartwatch but in a midrange price for sleep tracking then the Fitbit Versa 3, is the right option for the next-generation of the Fitbit Versa 2. The Versa 3’s standout upgrade is right now on-board GPS.
So, even when you leave your phone at home, the Versa can track your location during outdoor exercise. In addition to this, the Versa 3 has gained a great motivational workout feature, called the Active Zone Minutes.
It is also introduced with the Charge 4, Active Zone Minutes which is used to monitor the time you have spend in the fat burn, cardio or peak heart-rate zones while exercising. Your goal should be to earn the AHA’s and WHO’s recommended 150 Active Zone Minutes each week.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 3:-
The price of this watch is starting from $199 which shows that the Apple Watch Series 3 is more affordable smartwatch option than other series like the Series 6 and SE for iPhone users.
The size options in this watch are smaller and the bezels are thicker than other models, and you would not get ECG or SpO2 readings, but still this watch is a good choice for the price.
When you compare the models like Apple Watch 6 vs, Apple Watch 3 or Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch 3, then you will notice that you have not sacrificed too much for the older version’s lower price.
In this model you will get a heart rate monitor, GPS, 8GB of storage with offline support for Apple Music playlists. This watch is a water-proof watch so if you like to track your swims, and many of the best software features which are found in the Apple Watch Series 6 are also found in the Series 3.
FOSSIL GEN 5 WATCH:-
The Wear OS is simply not polished enough to measure up against the best smartwatches which come from the Apple and Samsung. But if you only want a Wear OS device, then the Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch is the one to get because it has a stylish and sophisticated look.
This watch also eliminates the most glaring performance lag we used to experience in previous Wear OS watches, because now the watch has upgraded to 1GB of RAM and also the customizable battery modes also make this smartwatch worth a look.
If you are using this watch then you are not going to get the fitness and heart health features like you used to get on the Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The Spotify app of Gen 5 cannot store music offline.
The best overall experience you can get is from the watch, the Oppo Watch because it is one of the best and the cheapest Wear OS smartwatches money can buy in India today. The hardware and software combination of this watch is commendable.
It looks very similar like the Apple Watch, but there is a lot to like here because this model has an impressive display and fitness modes. Running on the WearOS platform gives an advantage to the watch to be smarter than the other wearables in the segment.
The watch also give the permission to support the third-party apps, so that the users can access to Google services and the Play store. The best feature of the app is that it has the ability to respond to notifications from the watch itself.
The software is slightly tweaked as Oppo has added its own flavour which blends perfectly with the Wear OS. If you want a watch which has an average battery life then you should buy this, but if you don’t mind recharging your watch each night or you are unlikely to be regularly frustrated.
This watch can be recharged within an hour and all the credit goes to the VOOC Flash charge. About the fitness features, the watch has enough power as Google Fit brings 90 plus tracking modes. The Oppo Watch comes in two sizes and they are 46mm and 41mm.
APPLE WATCH SE:-
The best and cheapest companion for your Apple iPhone is the Apple’s newest member in the wearable space, called the Watch SE. This watch brings almost all of the features from the Watch 6 and is also priced half of what the flagship model costs.
The design of this Apple Watch is as familiar as you get in all other models like the same curved edges, rounded aluminium chassis and the Digital Crown on the side. The watch also sports a bright OLED display, but the still it has missed an always-on display.
The integration inside the Apple’s ecosystem is immense with Apple apps and services which means that now you can head out of the house without your phone and go running with a wealth of music given that you have an Apple Music subscription and a pair of Airpods for yourself.
If you want you can also activate Siri by simply raising your watch to your lips and for the most part, it works pretty well.
Although, the battery life of this watch is just too short to get the best out of it but the best thing about this watch is that it is has a great control on the fitness capabilities and this would likely be the key reason for you to buy this device.
The important features of the watch are like it has a GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, sleep tracking, and multiple sports tracking.
XIAOMI MI WATCH REVOLVE ACTIVE:-
The Mi Watch Revolve Active is a little upgraded version of the Mi Watch Revolve which was released earlier in the past. This new device has an SpO2 sensor along with the Alexa integration. Apart from this, the users will still get all the same benefits as the previous device.
This watch includes all industry-leading algorithms from FirstBeat Motion, which allows the monitor to deliver accurate heart rate tracking and consequently along with correct VO2 Max numbers.
The watch also has a great battery life and has all the essential fitness tracking features and modes which will help you to get you started on your fitness journey.
At last I want to say that if you like any of the above mentioned watches then do tell us about your experience or else if you know any other watches then you can also inform us by mentioning the watches in the comment box mentioned below.