After several years in which the market for smartwatches has been growing little by little, we are at a point where the offer and variety of devices begins to be really interesting. Brands like Samsung or Garmin have become a benchmark, but there are also other manufacturers like Mobvoi that are making their way through effort and very competitive products.
Are you thinking of buying a smartwatch and don't even know where to start looking? Personally, I am one of those who think that if the only thing we want is a clock that measures our pulsations, steps and others, it is best to opt for a sports bracelet type Mi Band 4. They are between 5 and 10 times cheaper!
The 10 best Android-compatible smartwatches that we can buy today
Now, for those who are looking for a smart watch that in addition to recording our physical activity allows us to listen to music, answer Telegram messages or emails, make video calls, take notes or record audio (to know more, do not miss this other post with the 10 best apps for Android smartwatches), these are some of the most powerful alternatives that we can find in full 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The best smartwatch of the moment, with the permission of the expensive Apple Watch Series 5. The Galaxy Watch Active offers the most comprehensive wearable experience we can find. It is not necessary that we have a Samsung mobile to use it, and it has all kinds of functions: from make payments through Samsung Pay without having to carry the phone with you, respond to WhatsApp messages, listen to music with a Bluetooth headset or make calls (for this we need to carry the phone in your pocket and a headset with a microphone).
We can also use the watch for swimming (it supports 5 ATM of pressure under water), it has a simple but elegant design and a 40mm Amoled Gorilla full color AOD Glass screen that looks really good. The operating system is Tizen 4.0, has an Exynos 9110 processor and is compatible with both Android and iOS. In addition, it has a couple of applications on Google Play (Samsung Health and Galaxy Wearable) with which we can keep track of health and manage the applications and updates that we are installing on the watch.
Among its weak points is the battery life (around a day of autonomy), which is not as powerful as in other similar watches, which can be an obstacle for the most active athletes. In any case, one of the most complete smartwatches on the market.
Approximate price *: € 184.99 (see in Amazon)
Mobvoi's TicWatch E2 is probably the best smartwatch in value for money that we can find right now. Its price is around 160 euros, and with it we take a Wear OS device with a lot of applications to install, water resistance (5 ATM), integrated GPS, 1.39 ”AMOLED screen and all the fitness applications that we could expect in such an accessory.
However, it also has some shortcomings, such as a design that is not particularly striking (here the tastes of each would enter), and the absence of NFC to make payments with the watch. If these aspects do not concern us excessively, it is undoubtedly the best smartwatch that we could take home. In addition, it has a battery that offers a range of up to 2 days.
Approximate price *: € 159.99 (see in Amazon)
Skagen FALSTER 2
This Skagen Falster 2 is probably the most elegant smartwatch What can we find. It has a very stately unisex design, with interchangeable straps of all kinds of finishes (metallic, leather, etc.).
In terms of functionalities, it has everything we could expect from a premium device of this caliber: Wear OS operating system, water resistance (3 ATM), heart rate tracking, various customizable faces, GPS, music control and NFC for payments. with Google Pay, among others.
Approximate price *: € 259.49 (see in Amazon)
Huawei Watch GT
This device is quite different from the rest of the watches that we can see in this list. Huawei's Watch GT is halfway between a smartwatch and an activity bracelet. On the one hand, it has a great high-resolution screen that makes it look like a clock. But on the other hand, it does not allow the installation of third-party applications.
In this way, we are faced with a gadget mainly aimed at keeping track of the exercises and the sport we do. It has a heart rate meter and GPS, and best of all: its battery offers simply incredible autonomy of up to 30 days.
Approximate price *: € 143.82 (see in Amazon)
Garmin Vivoactive 3
If we are looking for a smartwatch that helps us to do sports but that we can also use on a day-to-day basis, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 may be a good choice. It has a “more street” aesthetic, with a metallic edge, a weight of 43 grams, an AMOLED screen and Gorilla Glass 3 glass.
The software has a heart rate meter and more than 15 fitness apps (yoga, cardio, strength training, running) to track sports, including swimming. It also includes the Garmin Pay payment platform, compatible with Visa and Mastercard, which we can use to pay at certain establishments.
Approximate price *: € 201.99 (see in Amazon)
A cheap, but quality smartwatch. This Willful smartwatch has a design very similar to that of the Apple Watch, with that typical square screen so characteristic. Although yes, its price is around 50 euros.
It has IP68 protection (rain, shower and swimming up to 3 meters underwater), pedometer, calorie meter, sleep monitor and other basic functions, as well as notifications through vibration or sound (calls, SMS, applications). A good option as a gift or to try this type of device for the first time without leaving us a small pasture along the way.
Approximate price *: € 55.99 (see in Amazon)
The best smartwatch to come out of the Fossil factories today. The brand has been on the market for a few years now, this Fossil Sport being the greatest exponent of the manufacturer's fourth generation of smart watches. We are facing a watch that uses Google's Wear OS system, which means that we have a wide range of apps and dial designs (in that sense it is much better than Samsung watches).
This premium smartwatch offers GPS, a lightweight and attractive design, along with to a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip which significantly improves performance over older watches. The battery is not bad either, offering a range of about 2 days.
Approximate price *: € 174.30 (see in Amazon)
Emporio Armani ART5009
Without a doubt, we may miss a bit of a budget, but there is no denying that this Armani smartwatch has its one. Employs an ion-plated brass touch screen, with bronze dial and engraved black leather strap, which gives it a pretty premium look.
In terms of functionalities, it lacks almost nothing: Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, Wear OS system to install all kinds of apps, activity tracking, music and compatibility with Android and iOS phones. The battery lasts for an average of one to two days.
Approximate price *: € 306.69 (see in Amazon)
This peculiar smartwatch has 2 screens, one on top of the other. At the top there is an LCD screen where we can see the time, heart rate and other data when the battery is low. Below, however, we find a full-color OLED panel where the real crumb of the matter is, since this is where we will be able to take advantage of all the advantages of Wear OS and its applications. In addition, it mounts a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, has NFC for payments, GPS and Bluetooth for headphones.
In practice, this means that we have a smartwatch complete with battery for a couple of days, and from there, when the battery is low, the device becomes a low-power watch that can last up to 30 days. Original and versatile.
Approximate price *: € 244.99 (see in Amazon)
The Xiaomi device is one of the most recommended options if we are looking for an inexpensive watch below 100 euros that offers some security. This Amazfit Bip has the typical functions of activity and notifications, but nothing that has to do with Wear OS (which brings us closer to an activity bracelet than to a powerful smartwatch with its music, its apps and others).
Even so, it is an excellent tool to monitor activity, it includes a heart rate monitor, resistance to water and dust (IP68), 4 sport modes and more functions through the Mi Fit application. Perfect for amateur athletes or people who want to control their health a little with a simple but easy-to-look watch.
Approximate price *: € 72.99 (see in Amazon)
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