Apple's Watch Series 3 has a cellular connection that works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages. Music syncs more easily than its predecessors and it now has a barometer with the GPS. This is one of the best smartwatches you can buy.
It sells for AU$459.
Fitbit's Versa is the cheaper answer to the Apple Watch. This compact, lightweight smartwatch and fitness tracker is water-resistant to 50 meters and works with iOS and Android. Just putting this out there, its multiday battery life beats the Apple Watch's.
Garmin's Vivosmart 3 is slim and comfortable to wear, with a built-in heart-rate monitor and full waterproofing. It's loaded with extra features, including stress-level measurements, VO2 Max readings and a rep counter. Plus, it can show notifications from your phone.
The Fitbit Ionic's outstanding four-day battery life is better than most other smartwatches. It has features galore, including waterproofing, GPS and on-wrist mobile payments, plus it's compatible with iOS and Android.
Garmin's Vivomove HR gives you a full set of fitness features on a regular-looking analog watch. That includes heart rate, step count, sleep tracking and smart functions like notifications. With 50-meter water resistance and a weeklong-plus battery life, this is a great buy.
It sells for AU$299.
Samsung Gear S3
Samsung's Gear S3 has a clever and attractive spinning bezel interface. With GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay, it's a clever buy too.