A great timepiece doesn’t just display the time of day; it can elevate your outfit and make you feel good. Smartwatches can do even more, from tracking your workouts and measuring your heart rate to serving up notifications and access to voice assistants. While you’re wearing a connected watch, you can leave your phone in your pocket and use your wrist for simple tasks.
The Apple Watch is our favorite for iPhone owners, but Samsung’s Galaxy Watch5 is a great wearable for anyone on Android. We also like several other options—in various styles and with different levels of smarts. Below is a roundup of the best smartwatches we’ve tested. Looking for a fitness tracker instead? We’ve got plenty more workout-friendly options in our Best Fitness Trackers, Best Fitbits, and Best Garmin Watches guides.
Updated July 2023: We’ve added the Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 5, Garmin Vivomove Trend, and Casio G-Shock DW-H5600.
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