A year after release, there's a lot to like about the Galaxy Watch Active 2 especially now that ECG is finally available.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is the best overall smartwatch you can buy, but battery limitations and add-on fees keep it from being a must-have upgrade. Apple with likely release an upgrade later this year.
The Versa 2 is a great hybrid of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch, but lacks built-in GPS which may be a deal-breaker for runners. It's still one of the best wearables you can buy for under $200.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is the fastest, most connected and best overall smartwatch around, but its battery life and watch face options often fall short of the competition.
The Garmin Forerunner 235 offers the best value for serious and casual runners looking for an all-in-one running watch and fitness tracker.
The Galaxy Watch Active is a great smartwatch and fitness tracker at a reasonable price, but don’t count on actual blood-pressure monitoring any time soon.
Fitbit's improved general-fitness tracker does just about everything well, and covers most everyday needs, including phone notifications. But the Fitbit Versa offers just a bit more.
If you're not a runner or a swimmer, the entry-level Apple Watch has most of what you'll need at a more affordable price.
The Fitbit Versa is the best fusion of smartwatch and general fitness tracker under $200, if you can live with its limitations.
Apple's subtly improved watch adds a key overdue feature and improved software with this update, but it remains largely the same great smartwatch as last year.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a great looking smartwatch that beats the Apple Watch on battery life and its wide variety of custom watch faces.
Fitbit’s fitness smartwatch has gotten better with an infusion of watch faces and apps, but some of its extra-smart features still aren't as polished as the competition.
The Amazfit Bip is affordable, has fantastic battery life, and is the best low-key casual smartwatch around. It's a fine replacement for your old-school Pebble, minus the apps.
Garmin's heart-tracking blend of fashion watch and fitness watch is a great choice for everyday watch wearers who want a fully embedded fitness experience.
The Mighty Vibe's audience is limited to Spotify Premium users, but it's an appealing little music player for those looking for an iPod Shuffle-like device to wear on the go and leave their phone at home.
The Oura ring senses temperature, and it could be the beginning of a new wave of wearable health awareness in a time of pandemic.
The Apple Watch returns in a made-for-sports upgrade that adds swim functions and GPS, but anyone who's not a runner or swimmer should consider the Apple Watch Series 1 instead.
Spectacles 3 point toward a future of fun, first-person augmented reality experiences. But they don't do enough now to justify the $380 asking price, unless you're a keen Snapchat user with deep pockets. Really deep pockets.