With more screen real estate, improved durability, and faster charging, the Apple Watch Series 7 retains its crown as the best smartwatch on the market.
Distribution Best Entry-level Smartwatch
IMILAB KW66 OX 2021
Imilab from xiaomi ecosystem fitness tracker offers insights about your breathing, sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen, 13 sports.
Easy to Read Outdoors
Garmin Vivoactive 4
Garmin’s excellent Vivoactive 4 fitness tracker offers insights about your breathing, sleep, and stress, motivating training plans, and smartwatch features like contactless payments, downloadable apps, and onboard music storage.
Longest Battery Life
Fitbit Versa 3
In addition to ample health and fitness features, the Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch improves on its predecessor with a larger screen, integrated GPS for pace and distance tracking, a blood oxygen sensor, and fast charging.
Best for Android Users
Samsung Galaxy Watch4
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is the best Android-compatible smartwatch for the price, offering the same specs and features as the Classic model for $100 less.
Apple’s Midrange Smartwatch
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE drops the always-on display and a couple of advanced health sensors from the Series 6, but otherwise delivers the same winning app, fitness, and safety features for $120 less.
Best for Small Wrists
Ideal for small wrists, the Garmin Lily smartwatch has a fashionable, jewelry-inspired design and many useful health-tracking features for a reasonable price.
Best Fitness-Focused Smartwatch
Garmin Venu 2
The attractive Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch offers a large collection of advanced health and fitness features, plus useful lifestyle tools including mobile payments, onboard music storage, and Bluetooth headphone support.
Best High-End Watch for Android Users
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic
The high-end Galaxy Watch4 Classic features a stainless steel design and a rotating bezel backed by a better software experience and more third-party apps than previous Samsung smartwatches, though you can get a similar experience for $100 less with the standard Watch4 model.
Withstands Extreme Temperatures
The Amazfit T-Rex is a rugged fitness and sleep tracker with a color touch screen and long battery life.
Best COVID-19 Features
Fitbit’s premium, pricey Sense smartwatch puts a focus on your well-being with the ability to measure and monitor your stress, heart rhythm, skin temperature variation, and blood oxygen.